Sir Ian McKellen has called on brands to reflect honesty and help change the perception of the LGBT community.
Paul Hammersley, the former chief executive at DDB and Cheil, is setting up an agency collective of independent shops to "level the playing field" and compete against the holding companies.
Anna Bateson, Guardian News & Media's vice president for platforms and partnerships, has become its chief customer officer.
Dentsu Aegis Network has made an investment in Gleam Futures, the influencer talent agency that represents Jim Chapman, Tanya Burr and Pixiwoo.
Cilla Snowball, group chief executive and chairman at Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, has received a damehood in the Queen's birthday honours list.
Amazon is to acquire Whole Foods Market, the upmarket supermarket chain, in a deal worth $13.7bn.
Marketers in media and entertainment are the most confident about growth in their category.
Reeha Alder-Shah, managing partner at Dare London, has joined AnalogFolk in the same role.
Tesco has reported a 1% rise in group like-for-like sales, a growth for the sixth consecutive quarter.
Rob Newlan, Facebook Creative Shop's EMEA regional director, has joined Vice Media's creative agency as chief executive for EMEA.
How consumers feel about Brexit is still a useful measure for marketers, but last week's general election shows that Britain is continuing to change.
Murdoch MacLennan, the chief executive of the Telegraph Media Group, is becoming deputy chairman.
Gurjit Degun is not impressed with Hive's latest ad.
Sky Bet has appointed Who Wot Why to its retained creative account as it seeks to create a better through-the-line experience.
Facebook has committed to a new set of values in mobile advertising, focusing on transparency, measurement tools and developing new ways to tell stories.
VCCP secured the most new-business wins for the sixth consecutive year in 2016, AAR's annual survey has revealed.
Almost half of UK news audiences find it hard to distinguish fake news and one in four trust print and TV news over online sources, a study commissioned by the7stars has revealed.
Apple is working on a Siri speaker to rival Amazon and Google's voice-activated devices.
Johnston Press, the publisher of the i newspaper, is merging its print and digital functions as it aims to balance the two areas in each market.
Mondelez International has picked Ogilvy & Mather London for its Halls ad account across Europe.