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Sainsbury's Christmas ad escapes investigation despite 727 complaints

Sainsbury's Christmas ad escapes investigation despite 727 complaints

The Advertising Standards Authority has decided not to investigate the Sainsbury's Christmas ad despite 727 complaints that its depiction of the First World War was distasteful.

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Media agency pioneer Ray Morgan dies, aged 82

Media agency pioneer Ray Morgan dies, aged 82

Ray Morgan, who has died aged 82, may have been credited with killing off the full-service agency. But he was a most unlikely assassin.

 
 
Grey poaches BBH's Paton as first film head

Grey poaches BBH's Paton as first film head

Grey London has appointed the Bartle Bogle Hegarty producer Glenn Paton to be its first head of film.

 
 
Growth in female leaders, IPA finds

Growth in female leaders, IPA finds

The advertising industry has seen a steady increase in the number of women in senior positions and people of ethnic minorities, according to the latest IPA Agency Census.

 
 
Cheil deal values Iris Worldwide at £80m

Cheil deal values Iris Worldwide at £80m

Cheil Worldwide has acquired a stake in Iris Worldwide in a deal that could value the agency at £80 million.

 
 
General Mills consolidates ad roster

General Mills consolidates ad roster

General Mills, the food company, is to consolidate the UK agency roster on its estimated £11 million account.

 
 
Dorchester Collection kicks off global review

Dorchester Collection kicks off global review

Dorchester Collection, which manages ten luxury hotels around the world, is looking for a creative agency.

 
 
Agencies line up for Barbie creative brief

Agencies line up for Barbie creative brief

Mattel, the toy-maker, is looking for a creative agency to handle its Barbie brand.

 
 
John Hegarty launches incubator

John Hegarty launches incubator

Sir John Hegarty and the investment specialist Tom Teichman are launching an incubator business called The Garage and have bought a townhouse in Soho to hothouse start-ups at seed stage.

 
 
British Gas in talks with agencies about Hive content brief

British Gas in talks with agencies about Hive content brief

Hive, the British Gas service that allows users to control their heating through online tools, has released a content brief to agencies.

 
 
The & Partnership hires Conor McNicholas for content arm

The & Partnership hires Conor McNicholas for content arm

The & Partnership is launching a content agency and has hired Conor McNicholas, the executive content director at Redwood BBDO and a former editor of NME and Top Gear, to run the new company.

 
 
Katie Lee lands MD role at Gravity Road

Katie Lee lands MD role at Gravity Road

Gravity Road, the agency founded by Mark Boyd and Mark Eaves, has hired Katie Lee, the managing director of Leo Burnett London, as its first managing director.

 
 
Cake names Adrian Pettett as chief executive

Cake names Adrian Pettett as chief executive

Cake, the digital, PR and content agency owned by Havas, has promoted Adrian Pettett, the co-founder and chief operating officer, to chief executive.

 
 
The inspiration behind Sir John Hegarty's new business, The Garage

The inspiration behind Sir John Hegarty's new business, The Garage

Sir John Hegarty and investment specialist Tom Teichman launch incubator business, The Garage. We look at what other great businesses began in a garage...

 
 
Barnardo's Diana Tickell to take charge of Nabs

Barnardo's Diana Tickell to take charge of Nabs

Diana Tickell, the executive director of marketing at Barnardo's, has been named the chief executive of the industry charity Nabs.

 
 
Rapp promotes duo to creative directors

Rapp promotes duo to creative directors

Rapp has promoted Sid Gordon and Adam Rolfe to creative directors to expand its creative leadership team.

 
 
Saatchi & Saatchi, W&K, SapientNitro and Iris win at Oystercatchers Club Awards

Saatchi & Saatchi, W&K, SapientNitro and Iris win at Oystercatchers Club Awards

Saatchi & Saatchi, SapientNitro, Wieden & Kennedy and Iris emerged victorious at the annual awards for the marketing consultancy Oystercatchers last night.

 
 
Marks & Spencer wins online battle of the Christmas ads

Marks & Spencer wins online battle of the Christmas ads

Marks & Spencer has won Campaign's hotly contested battle of the Christmas ads, with over 30 per cent of the online votes.

 
 
Paul Hammersley leaves EDC

Paul Hammersley leaves EDC

Paul Hammersley, the chief executive of EDC UK, is leaving the agency group, following its operational separation from its sister agencies in North America.

 
 
Dave Trott: If you can't stop it, steer it

Dave Trott: If you can't stop it, steer it

Each year a group of neo-Nazis march through a small German town.

 
 
7Up kicks off global campaign with urban knitting ad

7Up kicks off global campaign with urban knitting ad

7Up Free, the sugar free lemon and lime fizzy drink owned by PepsiCo, is launching a global campaign featuring people with quirky interests, like urban knitting.

 
 

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