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Hammersley leaves EDC

Paul Hammersley, the chief executive of the Dare and Elvis owner, EDC UK, is leaving the agency group.

M&S named best Christmas ad

Marks & Spencer has won Campaign’s poll for this year’s best Christmas ad, with more than 30 per cent of online votes.

DLKW Lowe lands Post Office

The Post Office has appointed DLKW Lowe to handle its advertising business. The agency beat Ogilvy and WCRS.

Regulator warns Mondelez

The Advertising Standards Authority has warned Mondelez International to ensure that its online commercial content is labelled clearly, after banning Oreo videos featuring YouTube stars such as Dan Howell and Phil Lester.

Rapp promotes creatives

Rapp has promoted Sid Gordon and Adam Rolfe, the associate creative directors, to creative directors.

Sony turns back on Fifa

Sony will reportedly cut ties with Fifa at the end of this year amid corruption allegations around the football body’s decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar.

Tesco to hide tabloid covers

Tesco has agreed not to show the front covers of tabloid newspapers in an attempt to prevent children from seeing "sexualised pictures of young women". The move follows lobbying from No More Page 3 and Child Eyes.

Calls for e-cigarette ad ban

The British Medical Association has asked the Advertising Standards Authority to ban an ad for VIP featuring a woman using an e-cigarette because it appeals to non-smokers.

ITV eyes Premier League rights

ITV is planning to bid for the rights to Premier League football highlights, currently shown by the BBC on Match Of The Day.

Proximity recruits Baker

Proximity London has hired Nick Baker, VCCP me’s head of communications planning, as a planning director.


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