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Maxus awarded £5m npower UK media as Group M takes European duties

Maxus awarded £5m npower UK media as Group M takes European duties

Npower, one of the largest energy suppliers in the UK, has appointed Group M to its pan-European media planning and buying account, with Group M's agency Maxus taking the £5 million UK offline business.

 
 
John Ayling & Associates takes media account for Honey Monster comeback

John Ayling & Associates takes media account for Honey Monster comeback

John Ayling & Associates has won the £1 million account for Sugar Puffs and Harvest Cheweee owner Halo Foods, following a pitch against MediaCom.

 
 
Samsung calls global advertising and media review

Samsung calls global advertising and media review

Samsung has put its global advertising and media accounts up for review.

 
 
Diageo David Beckham whisky account goes to Adam&Eve/DDB

Diageo David Beckham whisky account goes to Adam&Eve/DDB

Adam&Eve/DDB has won the global advertising account for the launch of Haig Club, a Scotch whisky that Diageo has created in partnership with David Beckham and Simon Fuller.

 
 
P2P lender RateSetter selects Elvis for integrated account

P2P lender RateSetter selects Elvis for integrated account

RateSetter, the peer-to-peer lender, has appointed Elvis as its first creative agency ahead of a multimillion-pound summer campaign.

 
 
British Airways moves paid search account to Forward3D

British Airways moves paid search account to Forward3D

Forward3D, the digital agency, has been appointed to handle British Airways' global paid search activity, following a pitch process run by the airline's internal marketing team.

 
 
Pitch update: eBay's media contest, DFS and 2 Sisters Food Group

Pitch update: eBay's media contest, DFS and 2 Sisters Food Group

With most of the bigger media pitches now wrapped up (much to the satisfaction of Sir Martin Sorrell), you d have thought that agencies would be taking a breather for Easter. Sadly, none of it. MediaCom is among the agencies waiting eagerly for the o...

 
 
Tata seeks shop for branding brief

Tata seeks shop for branding brief

Tata Group, the Indian conglomerate that owns Jaguar Land Rover, Tetley and Tata Steel, is looking for an agency to handle its first global corporate advertising campaign.

 
 
Young's Seafood calls creative pitch

Young's Seafood calls creative pitch

Young's Seafood is reviewing its estimated £10 million creative account as the Findus Group-owned fish brand looks to increase its in­vestment in above-the-line advertising.

 
 
Agencies line up for beer promotion task

Agencies line up for beer promotion task

Global Brewers Initiative, the consortium of alcohol manufacturers seeking to boost beer sales, is looking for an agency to handle its UK advertising account.

 
 

People moves

Grey London social unit hires Pete Durant as head of social planning

Grey London social unit hires Pete Durant as head of social planning

The Social Partners, Grey London's in-house social unit, has appointed Manning Gottlieb OMD's Pete Durant as head of social planning.

 
 
DLKW Lowe hires two as creative directors

DLKW Lowe hires two as creative directors

DLKW Lowe has hired Amber Casey and Lovisa Silburn as creative directors.

 
 
Partners Andrews Aldridge restructures creative with hires and promotions

Partners Andrews Aldridge restructures creative with hires and promotions

Partners Andrews Aldridge has restructured its creative team with three new hires and two promotions, including the introduction of deputy creative directors.

 
 
Tait replaces Papworth as W&K's ECD

Tait replaces Papworth as W&K's ECD

Kim Papworth is stepping down as a joint executive creative director at Wieden & Kennedy London and will be replaced by Google Creative Lab's Iain Tait.

 
 
Dawson unveils start-up agency

Dawson unveils start-up agency

Neil Dawson, the former executive creative director of BETC London who left the agency suddenly in January, has launched a shop called Dawson Pickering.

 
 
Lowe and Partners appoints Naomi Troni global chief growth officer

Lowe and Partners appoints Naomi Troni global chief growth officer

Lowe and Partners has appointed Naomi Troni, the chief executive of Havas Worldwide Southeast Asia, as its global chief growth officer, responsible for marketing and business development.

 
 
Possible hires UK managing director and executive creative director

Possible hires UK managing director and executive creative director

Possible is flying in two of its senior executives from the US to strengthen its management line-up in London.

 
 
Wieden & Kennedy promotes Helen Foulder to deputy MD

Wieden & Kennedy promotes Helen Foulder to deputy MD

Wieden & Kennedy London has promoted Helen Foulder, its head of account handling, to the role of deputy managing director, after staff figures rose 34 per cent in 2013.

 
 
Brothers and Sisters hires Charlton as CEO

Brothers and Sisters hires Charlton as CEO

Brothers and Sisters has appointed Matthew Charlton, the founder and former chief executive of BETC London, as its own chief executive.

 
 
Dave Dye joins Mother in newly created head of art position

Dave Dye joins Mother in newly created head of art position

Mother has hired Dave Dye, the founder of agencies including Hello People, in the newly created position of head of art.

 
 

New business rankings

Media business rankings

Media business rankings

18 April 2014: MEC enters the league at number one after winning BGL Group.

 
 
Creative business rankings

Creative business rankings

11 April 2014: No changes in this week's table, with WCRS remaining at the top.

 
 

Promoted content

The World's Leading Indpendent Agencies 2014: 180

The World's Leading Indpendent Agencies 2014: 180

As consumer expectations grow rapidly in China, advertising needs to change to keep pace and ensure it remains relevant and interesting.

 
 
The World's Leading Indpendent Agencies 2014: The Corner

The World's Leading Indpendent Agencies 2014: The Corner

The importance of a working culture that fosters free thinking and innovation, and why breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

 
 
The World's Leading Indpendent Agencies 2014: King James Group

The World's Leading Indpendent Agencies 2014: King James Group

Stop falling into the ego trap and tell clients the truth, not what they want to hear - then you will be able to say that your agency is different

 
 

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