Dentsu Aegis captures AB InBev
Anheuser-Busch InBev, whose brands include Stella Artois, has consolidated its European media into Dentsu Aegis Network, led by Vizeum in the UK.
Sorrell blasts Weisenburger exit
Sir Martin Sorrell, the WPP chief executive, has hit out at the recent departure of Omnicom’s chief financial officer, Randall Weisenburger, labelling the move "remarkable".
Agencies line up for DFID brief
The Department for International Development is looking for an agency to handle a campaign to promote its humanitarian efforts in the Middle East.
O&M wins September’s Aerial
Ogilvy & Mather won September’s Aerial Award with a spot for Expedia called "scuba". It was created by Jon Morgan and Mike Watson.
ITV rapped for condom spot
ITV has been warned about scheduling condom ads after it showed a Durex spot during You’ve Been Framed. The ad was by Havas Worldwide London.
Possible scoops Activia digital
Danone has appointed Possible as its global digital agency for its Activia brand. Possible beat France’s X-Prime Groupe, which was recently bought by JWT, and Wunderman.
Lego axes Shell partnership
Lego has bowed to pressure from Greenpeace and ended its marketing partnership with Shell, saying it will not renew its contract with the oil giant.
Mather takes Exposure role
Exposure has appointed Keir Mather, a former director at Bartle Bogle Hegarty, to oversee its UK business.
Diageo lodges ASA appeal
Diageo is appealing against an Advertising Standards Authority ban on a TV ad ruled as being "strongly likely" to appeal to children. The spot for Parrot Bay Freeze & Squeeze cocktails showed an animated parrot.
Channel 5 rolls out VOD on EE
Channel 5 will launch its video-on-demand offering, Demand 5, on EE’s new TV service when it rolls out in the coming weeks.