Omar Oakes

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Omar Oakes is the news editor for Campaign. Contact him at omar.oakes@haymarket.com or 020 8267 4330. 

Tesco hires Mindshare's Nick Ashley as first head of media
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Tesco hires Mindshare's Nick Ashley as first head of media

Tesco has hired Mindshare's veteran chief client officer Nick Ashley to be the supermarket's first head of media.

Moneysupermarket.com tops ASA's most complained about ads for second year running
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Moneysupermarket.com tops ASA's most complained about ads for second year running

Moneysupermarket.com's advertising was the most complained about for the second year running, according to the Advertising Standards Authority.

FCB hires Mcgarrybowen's Cooke as global comms chief
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FCB hires Mcgarrybowen's Cooke as global comms chief

FCB has appointed Mcgarrybowen's global chief marketing officer Brandon Cooke as its new global chief communications officer.

Bulmers kicks off creative overhaul by hiring O&M
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Bulmers kicks off creative overhaul by hiring O&M

Bulmers is refreshing its advertising strategy after appointing Ogilvy & Mather to its UK ad account. The WPP agency won the business after a competitive pitch process.

Embattled RKCR/Y&R rebrands as Y&R London
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Embattled RKCR/Y&R rebrands as Y&R London

Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R has rebranded to Y&R London, 18 years after WPP acquired RKCR.

Pick of the week: Ikea "Win at sleeping" by Mother
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Pick of the week: Ikea "Win at sleeping" by Mother

Omar Oakes was doubly impressed by Ikea's latest campaign, which encourages people to "win" at sleeping.

Lucky Generals promotes James Fox to new MD role
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Lucky Generals promotes James Fox to new MD role

Lucky Generals has promoted business director James Fox, who becomes the agency's first managing director since launching in 2013.

EE fined £2.7m by Ofcom for overcharging customers
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EE fined £2.7m by Ofcom for overcharging customers

EE has been fined £2.7m by Ofcom for overcharging almost 40,000 of its customers.

Sorrell: Davos 'bubble' failed to predict Trump victory
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Sorrell: Davos 'bubble' failed to predict Trump victory

WPP chief predicts Trump will be good for US economy.

Theresa May to set out 'hard Brexit' path in speech
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Theresa May to set out 'hard Brexit' path in speech

The prime minister is expected to rule out any "half-in, half-out" deal between the UK and the European Union in a speech later today.

Sorrell: Davos 'bubble' failed to predict Trump victory
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Sorrell: Davos 'bubble' failed to predict Trump victory

The world's business elite failed to predict Donald Trump's US election victory because they are in a Davos "bubble", Sir Martin Sorell said this morning.

Condé Nast promotes Blau and Read to succeed Nicholas Coleridge
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Condé Nast promotes Blau and Read to succeed Nicholas Coleridge

Condé Nast has promoted digital chief Wolfgang Blau to suceeed Nicholas Coleridge as international president, while UK deputy managing director Albert Read has been elevated to managing director.

Pound drops ahead of Theresa May's expected 'hard Brexit' speech
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Pound drops ahead of Theresa May's expected 'hard Brexit' speech

The pound dropped to its lowest level for three months this morning ahead of a speech by prime minister Theresa May that is expected to signal a "hard Brexit".

Ray-Ban owner agrees 'global powerhouse' merger
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Ray-Ban owner agrees 'global powerhouse' merger

Luxottica, the Italian glasses maker which owns Ray-Ban and Oakley, is to merge with rival French lens maker Essillor.

Channel 4 revives The Crystal Maze with Richard Ayoade
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Channel 4 revives The Crystal Maze with Richard Ayoade

Channel 4 is bringing back popular 90s game show The Crystal Maze for a full new series hosted by comedian Richard Ayoade.

Rolls-Royce seeks agencies for integrated creative brief
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Rolls-Royce seeks agencies for integrated creative brief

Rolls-Royce has begun talks with ad agencies over an integrated creative brief for brand and digital advertising.

Sloggi picks MullenLowe for global integrated account
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Sloggi picks MullenLowe for global integrated account

Sloggi, the underwear and lingerie company owned by Triumph Group, has appointed MullenLowe Group as its integrated global agency of record ahead of a campaign to relaunch the brand.

Condé Nast's long-serving MD Coleridge to step down
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Condé Nast's long-serving MD Coleridge to step down

Nicholas Coleridge is stepping down as managing director of Condé Nast Britain and president of Condé Nast International after 28 years with the company.

Reza Ghaem-Maghami returns to Proximity
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Reza Ghaem-Maghami returns to Proximity

Proximity has brought back former worldwide digital chief Reza Ghaem-Maghami as its first global chief strategy officer.

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays call CRM review
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Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays call CRM review

Virgin Atlantic and sister brand Virgin Holidays are launching their first joint CRM review.

How easyJet transformed customer data into emotional anniversary stories
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1 How easyJet transformed customer data into emotional anniversary stories

To showcase innovation and good practice, Campaign is publishing the best case studies from the 2016 Marketing New Thinking Awards, held in association with Sky Media. EasyJet and Havas Helia triumphed in the Data Creativity category for their data-driven work on the airline's 20th anniversary.

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