Simon Gwynn

Reporter for Campaign Brands.

Simon Gwynn is the brand reporter for Campaign UK.

Simon joined Haymarket in March 2016, and covers the retail, FMCG, financial services and auto sectors.

Relevant experience: I previously wrote about food and drink retail for The Grocer. Before becoming a journalist I ran events and did the comms for a local business organisation.

Favourite ad: Old Spice - The Man Your Man Could Smell Like. It's the ad your ad could smell like. I'm on a horse.

Favourite track: Common People by Pulp

One thing not a lot of people know about me: I directed a play at the Edinburgh Fringe once... it wasn't very good and was rightly mauled by the critics.

If I wasn’t slaving away at Haymarket I’d be...? Cooking. Eating. Cooking. Eating.


'Fearless girl' wins Titanium Grand Prix for McCann New York
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'Fearless girl' wins Titanium Grand Prix for McCann New York

McCann New York won its fourth Grand Prix, in the Titanium Lions, at this year's Cannes for its "Fearless girl" statue on Wall Street.

4Creative and Blink win Film Lions Grand Prix for 'We're the superhumans'
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4Creative and Blink win Film Lions Grand Prix for 'We're the superhumans'

Channel 4's in-house agency 4Creative capped off a highly successful week at Cannes by taking the top prize in the Film Lions for its Paralympics campaign.

Tragicomic KFC campaign wins Radio Grand Prix for Ogilvy Johannesburg
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Tragicomic KFC campaign wins Radio Grand Prix for Ogilvy Johannesburg

Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg have won the top prize in the radio category at this year's Cannes Lions for a trio of ads lamenting KFC's decision to take its Double Down burger off the market.

Unilever claims biggest laundry product innovation in a decade as proof of competitive intent
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Unilever claims biggest laundry product innovation in a decade as proof of competitive intent

Unilever is launching a new detergent format, Persil Powergems, that it says marks the first major breakthrough in laundry technology in ten years.

Saatchi & Saatchi and Channel 4 carry UK hopes in Titanium Lions shortlist
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Saatchi & Saatchi and Channel 4 carry UK hopes in Titanium Lions shortlist

Saatchi & Saatchi London has been shortlisted for the Titanium category at Cannes Lions for its augmented reality app for Deutsche Telekom and virtual band Gorillaz.

Pride outdoor campaign will fill London with colourful stories of love and affirmation
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Pride outdoor campaign will fill London with colourful stories of love and affirmation

For the out of home component of this year's Pride in London campaign, "Love happens here", WCRS has created more than 30 posters featuring real people's stories of finding love and acceptance in the capital.

General Mills hires senior Coke marketer Pollard as global CMO
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General Mills hires senior Coke marketer Pollard as global CMO

Food company General Mills has appointed Coca-Cola vice-president, strategic marketing Ivan Pollard as its new global chief marketing officer.

Channel 4 to show first ever Pride TV ads to mark 50-year milestone in LGBT rights
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Channel 4 to show first ever Pride TV ads to mark 50-year milestone in LGBT rights

WCRS has created the first TV campaign for Pride in London, marking the 50th anniversary of the legislation that began to decriminalise gay sex.

Lucky Generals and AMV BBDO lead UK agencies in Radio Lions shortlist
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Lucky Generals and AMV BBDO lead UK agencies in Radio Lions shortlist

Lucky Generals and Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO have picked up four nominations each in the radio category in this year's Cannes Lions.

Channel 4, JWT and Black Sheep Studios win golds in Entertainment Lions
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Channel 4, JWT and Black Sheep Studios win golds in Entertainment Lions

Channel 4 has scooped a gold Lion in the Entertainment category for its Paralympics campaign, "We're the superhumans".

R/GA scoops Media Lion Grand Prix for Jet.com campaign that trolled Super Bowl advertisers
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R/GA scoops Media Lion Grand Prix for Jet.com campaign that trolled Super Bowl advertisers

R/GA New York has taken the top prize in the Media category at this year's Cannes Lions for its "Innovating saving" campaign for e-commerce brand Jet.com.

O2 teams up with Snapchat to celebrate tenth anniversary of namesake London venue
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O2 teams up with Snapchat to celebrate tenth anniversary of namesake London venue

The O2 is marking ten years since the venue opened with a series of activations, including a Snapchat partnership the mobile network claimed was a UK first.

'Indestructable' Graham and MailChimp mispronunciations win Cyber Grand Prix
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'Indestructable' Graham and MailChimp mispronunciations win Cyber Grand Prix

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne has won the top prize at Cannes in the Cyber Lions for "Meet Graham", its campaign that saw a life-size sculpture of a man able to survive a car crash.

Burger King adds to Cannes haul with Direct Grand Prix for Google Home ad
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Burger King adds to Cannes haul with Direct Grand Prix for Google Home ad

WPP-owned David Miami has won its second Grand Prix for its work for Burger King at this year's Cannes Lions.

Unilever recruits industry giants to fight gender stereotypes in advertising
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Unilever recruits industry giants to fight gender stereotypes in advertising

Unilever has partnered with UN Women and companies including WPP, Procter & Gamble, Facebook and Google to launch the Unstereotype Alliance.

Why did McDonald's call time on its Olympics sponsorship?
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Why did McDonald's call time on its Olympics sponsorship?

Three industry experts explain what the decision means for the fast food giant's business and for global sports sponsorship deals.

John Lewis Christmas ad picks up Music Lions shortlist spot for Vaults tune
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John Lewis Christmas ad picks up Music Lions shortlist spot for Vaults tune

The John Lewis campaign "Buster the boxer" has scored one of four nominations for Universal Music in the Entertainment Lions for Music category at Cannes.

JWT heads UK entries for Entertainment Lions
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JWT heads UK entries for Entertainment Lions

J Walter Thompson London has picked up five nods in the Entertainment category at Cannes for "Ash to art", its campaign for Glasgow School of Art.

Mars 'accelerates digital focus' by hiring digital leadership duo
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Mars 'accelerates digital focus' by hiring digital leadership duo

Mars, Inc has appointed Marriott International's senior vice president, digital George Corbin to the new role of chief digital demand officer.

CHI & Partners heads UK hopefuls for Outdoor Lions on back of beer investment
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CHI & Partners heads UK hopefuls for Outdoor Lions on back of beer investment

CHI & Partners has picked up seven of the UK's 37 entries in the Outdoor category of this year's Cannes Lions for its work for Freedom Brewery.

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Digital marketing executives oversee the online marketing strategy for their organisation. They plan and execute digital (including email) marketing campaigns and design, maintain and supply content for the organisation's website(s).

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