Ten things you need to know: Jeal leaves Dentsu Aegis

Andy Jeal, the joint managing partner of Dentsu Aegis Network in Manchester, is leaving; Publicis loses Walmart; plus more media and advertising highlights from this week.

Ten things you need to know: Jeal leaves Dentsu Aegis

1. Jeal leaves Dentsu Aegis
Andy Jeal, the joint managing partner of Dentsu Aegis Network in Manchester and co-founder of the agency’s predecessor, MediaVest Manchester, is leaving the business.

2. Publicis Groupe loses Walmart
Publicis Groupe has suffered the loss of another major US media account, Walmart, just two months after relinquishing the North American Procter & Gamble business.

3. Chanel in Vice Media tie-up
Chanel has partnered with Vice Media to create original content for i-D, the publisher’s fashion and lifestyle title, to promote its fragrances.

4. MEC retains £50m SABMiller
MEC has retained the £50 million pan-European media planning and buying account for SABMiller after a pitch. The Grolsch and Peroni owner is being bought by Budweiser’s parent, Anheuser-Busch InBev.

5. Havas Media lands Vita Coco
Vita Coco, the coconut products brand owned by All Market, has appointed Havas Media International to handle its media business across EMEA.

6. Regulator bans Denplan ad
A TV ad from Denplan has been banned following complaints that it misled consumers over the dental health insurer’s coverage.

7. Topman hires Somethin’ Else
Topman, the high-street retailer owned by Arcadia, has appointed Somethin’ Else as its content marketing agency. A campaign has kicked off ahead of London Fashion Week.

8. Momentum recruits ECD
Momentum Worldwide has appointed Mike Kettles, the director of creative and strategy at A Little Bird, as its executive creative director.

9. The O2 to host Empire event
Empire, the film magazine published by Bauer Media, will launch a three-day sponsored event at The O2 later this year.

10. Gyro appoints ‘green’ chief
Gyro has appointed the former climate change minister Lord Barker as its first sustainability chief.


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