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Havas Media wins Ubisoft's £16m media business

Havas Media wins Ubisoft's £16m media business

Havas Media has won the £16 million media planning and buying business for interactive entertainment firm Ubisoft, previously handled by Maxus.

 
 
Aston Martin appoints WPP to global marketing account

Aston Martin appoints WPP to global marketing account

Aston Martin Lagonda has appointed WPP to handle its global integrated marketing account.

 
 
ZenithOptimedia wins Coty global media business

ZenithOptimedia wins Coty global media business

Coty, the American beauty products maker, has appointed ZenithOptimedia as its global media agency following a four-way competitive pitch.

 
 
Deep Focus London picks up Amazon Fashion European brief

Deep Focus London picks up Amazon Fashion European brief

Amazon has appointed Deep Focus London to handle social content for the online retailer's European fashion business following a competitive pitch.

 
 
Walgreens Boots Alliance examines supplier line up post merger

Walgreens Boots Alliance examines supplier line up post merger

Walgreens Boots Alliance is investigating its global agency relationships in a process that could lead to a review of its agency line-up.

 
 
Mr President lands Body Shop's global business

Mr President lands Body Shop's global business

The Body Shop International has named Mr President as its retained global creative agency.

 
 
Blue 449 scoops brief from flooring retailer

Blue 449 scoops brief from flooring retailer

Tapi, a new flooring retailer, has hired Blue 449 to handle its media planning and buying account after a competitive pitch.

 
 
George & Dragon and Lift capture European Tour

George & Dragon and Lift capture European Tour

Golf's European Tour has appointed George & Dragon and Lift as its advertising agencies after a competitive pitch.

 
 
M&C Saatchi wins Royal Mail

M&C Saatchi wins Royal Mail

Royal Mail has appointed M&C Saatchi to create its first consumer campaign in nearly two years to help strengthen engagement and position it as a modern, innovative brand.

 
 
Agencies line up for TK Maxx Euro account

Agencies line up for TK Maxx Euro account

TK Maxx, the high-street retailer, is reviewing its pan-European creative account.

 
 

People moves

Jim Gilchrist joins Outsider

Jim Gilchrist joins Outsider

Jim Gilchrist, a director at MJZ, has joined Outsider to work on global business.

 
 
Mindshare UK hires Alan Weetch

Mindshare UK hires Alan Weetch

Mindshare UK has hired Alan Weetch, the general manager at Ikon Communications Sydney, to lead the Three mobile network account.

 
 
Mindshare's Suzy Jordan joins Exterion Media

Mindshare's Suzy Jordan joins Exterion Media

Exterion Media has appointed Suzy Jordan, the head of client leadership at Mindshare, as its commercial strategy director to lead EM Futures, its new commercial division.

 
 
Rupert Murdoch preparing to step down

Rupert Murdoch preparing to step down

Rupert Murdoch is reportedly preparing to step down from his role as the chief executive of 21st Century Fox to make way for his son James.

 
 
AnalogFolk expands to Hong Kong

AnalogFolk expands to Hong Kong

AnalogFolk, the independent digital marketing shop, has opened an office in Hong Kong, appointing Chris Ryan and Harry Llufrio to lead its first offering in Asia.

 
 
VCCP promotes Brimacombe to group CMO

VCCP promotes Brimacombe to group CMO

VCCP has promoted its group marketing director, Stephanie Brimacombe, to group chief marketing officer.

 
 
BuzzFeed hires Gravity Road's Digby Lewis

BuzzFeed hires Gravity Road's Digby Lewis

BuzzFeed continues to ramp up its commercial operation with the appointment of Gravity Road's Digby Lewis as director, brand strategy, Europe.

 
 
IPG Mediabrands appoints Jim Hytner to global chief operating officer

IPG Mediabrands appoints Jim Hytner to global chief operating officer

Jim Hytner, the chief executive for the Mediabrands G14 region, has been promoted to the role of global chief operating officer.

 
 
CHI creatives join Isobel

CHI creatives join Isobel

Isobel has taken on Ben Stump and Simon Findlater, creatives from CHI & Partners.

 
 
Northern & Shell promotes Chris Kelly to replace Jane Putley

Northern & Shell promotes Chris Kelly to replace Jane Putley

Northern & Shell, which publishes OK! Magazine and the Daily Express, has promoted Chris Kelly to head of print, replacing Jane Putley who is leaving in June to join News UK as head of news.

 
 
School reports 2015

New business rankings

Creative business rankings

Creative business rankings

19 June 2015: Now is a new entry after winning Laundrapp

 
 
Media business rankings

Media business rankings

19 June 2015: PHD joins the league with SC Johnson.

 
 

Promoted content

'Whatever it takes to get brave work through is what [D&AD] needs to be about': Steve Henry

'Whatever it takes to get brave work through is what [D&AD] needs to be about': Steve Henry

Now a staple release in the creative calendar, each year D&AD publish a behind-the-scenes film from the Black Pencil Judging session. If you've got your hopes set on one day winning a Black Pencil, this is the chance to see how the process works.

 
 
D&AD Inaugural Next Director Award

D&AD Inaugural Next Director Award

This year D&AD launched its first ever Next Director Award, which was created to unearth the best new directorial talent and promote it back to industry.

 
 
The fear is real: advertising by numbers

The fear is real: advertising by numbers

Technology has changed the world, but the creative industry has stayed the same. True, the stuff we make has changed, but broadly speaking the way we make it hasn't.

 
 

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