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ASA South Africa drops investigation into

ASA South Africa drops investigation into "racist" charity ad

South Africa's Advertising Standards Authority has dropped an investigation into a controversial charity ad that showed a white woman feeding scraps to a black child, after the organisation withdrew the spot and apologised.

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Betfred hands account to Brothers and Sisters

Betfred hands account to Brothers and Sisters

Betfred has appointed Brothers and Sisters to its creative account after a competitive pitch.

 
 
Gymbox hires Albion for expansion push

Gymbox hires Albion for expansion push

Gymbox, the London chain of gyms, has appointed Albion to handle its advertising without a pitch.

 
 
Dragons' Den designer picks Now

Dragons' Den designer picks Now

Kelly Hoppen, the interior designer who has appeared on Dragons' Den, has enlisted Now to promote her new homeware collection.

 
 
Chiltern Railways seeks creative shop

Chiltern Railways seeks creative shop

Chiltern Railways is reviewing its creative advertising account putting the incumbent, Connect Group, on alert.

 
 
Metcalfe's set to release quirky debut TV ad

Metcalfe's set to release quirky debut TV ad

Metcalfe's, which was founded by one of the men behind Pret A Manger, is releasing its first TV ad.

 
 
McCann Worldgroup Europe promotes Pablo Walker to president

McCann Worldgroup Europe promotes Pablo Walker to president

McCann Worldgroup has promoted Pablo Walker, the president of McCann Worldgroup Latin America and Caribbean, to president of McCann Worldgroup Europe.

 
 
Karmarama founder Buonaguidi leaves to set up new ventures

Karmarama founder Buonaguidi leaves to set up new ventures

Dave Buonaguidi is leaving Karmarama, the agency he helped establish 14 years ago, to launch two ventures.

 
 
New-business appointments slide despite growth in direct

New-business appointments slide despite growth in direct

The number of advertising new-business appointments dropped by nearly 17 per cent in the first half of the 2014, but those across direct marketing/CRM increased by 44 per cent. Data from AAR showed that total new-business appointments were down by ...

 
 
TMW hires OgilvyOne's Udale to head planning department

TMW hires OgilvyOne's Udale to head planning department

TMW, the digital and direct agency, has hired OgilvyOne's planning partner, Bob Udale, as its head of planning.

 
 
Sandoz and Hanås join CityLive Challenge

Sandoz and Hanås join CityLive Challenge

Andy Sandoz, a creative partner at Havas Work Club, and Malin Hanås, a creative di­rector at Razorfish, have signed up as team leaders for the Campaign CityLive Challenge.

 
 
Havas Worldwide nets EDF creative business

Havas Worldwide nets EDF creative business

Havas Worldwide has been handed lead agency status by EDF, the French energy supplier, after a seven-month pitch process.

 
 
Dentsu Aegis Network shops back Vizeum's Camelot win

Dentsu Aegis Network shops back Vizeum's Camelot win

Vizeum will draw on other agencies and divisions in Dentsu Aegis Network to service the Camelot media account.

 
 
EBay calls European social media review

EBay calls European social media review

EBay, the online auction and retail brand, is reviewing its social media strategy across Europe with a view to con­solidating the business into a single agency.

 
 
Tony Quinn exits Publicis London

Tony Quinn exits Publicis London

Tony Quinn, the chief strategy officer at Publicis London, has left the agency after less than two years in the role.

 
 
Jet2.com kicks off pitch for advertising account

Jet2.com kicks off pitch for advertising account

Jet2.com, the low-cost airline based in Leeds, is searching for an agency to handle its advertising account. Jet2 has invited four agencies to pitch for the business as part of a process that began in recent weeks. The agency Home, which is also ba...

 
 
SapientNitro's Malcolm Poynton steps down

SapientNitro's Malcolm Poynton steps down

Malcolm Poynton, the European chief creative officer at SapientNitro, is leaving the agency after four years for an unspecified senior creative role at Cheil Worldwide.

 
 
Troy Ruhanen becomes global chief executive of TBWA

Troy Ruhanen becomes global chief executive of TBWA

Omnicom has appointed Troy Ruhanen, an executive vice-president at the ad group, as the president and chief executive of TBWA Worldwide, replacing Tom Carroll.

 
 
Bonhams appoints Contagious London ahead of contemporary art push

Bonhams appoints Contagious London ahead of contemporary art push

Bonhams, the auction house, has appointed Contagious London to help it become a bigger name in contemporary art sales.

 
 
DLKW Lowe picks up Calor Gas ad account

DLKW Lowe picks up Calor Gas ad account

DLKW Lowe has picked up the £3.5 million advertising account for the bottled gas business Calor Gas following a competitive pitch.

 
 
Singapore anti-gambling ad slammed on Twitter after picking a winner

Singapore anti-gambling ad slammed on Twitter after picking a winner

A campaign by the Singapore National Council On Problem Gambling hit a snag last night after Germany's routing of Brazil.

 
 

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