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Volvo kicks off review of European digital

Volvo kicks off review of European digital

Volvo, the car manufacturer, is looking for a digital agency to handle work in Europe.

 
 
Diageo seeks shop for The Singleton

Diageo seeks shop for The Singleton

Diageo is on the hunt for an ad agency to handle The Singleton Scotch whisky brand.

 
 
Unilever recruits R/GA for skincare brands

Unilever recruits R/GA for skincare brands

Unilever has picked R/GA London as its global strategic agency for the skincare brands Simple, St Ives, Citra and Dawn.

 
 
Sofa.com seeks shop for ad/CRM business

Sofa.com seeks shop for ad/CRM business

Sofa.com is on the hunt for an agency to handle its advertising and customer relationship marketing business as it looks to boost its presence in the UK.

 
 
Halfords hands media to Carat Manchester

Halfords hands media to Carat Manchester

Halfords, the cycling and motoring parts retailer, has appointed Carat Manchester to its £14 million media planning and buying account.

 
 
Purina calls Euro digital pitch

Purina calls Euro digital pitch

The pet-care arm of Nestlé is in talks with agencies about creating digital content.

 
 
Sainsbury's confirms PHD for £60m media account

Sainsbury's confirms PHD for £60m media account

Sainsbury's has confirmed the reappointment of PHD to its £60 million UK media planning and buying business.

 
 
Agencies line up for £5m Just Eat media

Agencies line up for £5m Just Eat media

Just Eat, the online takeaway service, is reviewing its £5 million media account, which is currently handled by Havas Media.

 
 
Leo Burnett captures European Samsung brief

Leo Burnett captures European Samsung brief

Samsung has appointed Leo Burnett to handle creative advertising for its home-appliances division across Europe.

 
 
PHD retains Sainsbury's £60m media business

PHD retains Sainsbury's £60m media business

Omnicom's PHD has retained Sainsbury's £60 million media planning and buying business after a competitive pitch against Group M agencies Maxus and MediaCom, and Publicis Groupe's ZenithOptimedia.

 
 

People moves

Chris Thomas to run BBDO Americas as CEO

Chris Thomas to run BBDO Americas as CEO

Omnicom's BBDO has appointed Chris Thomas, its Asia head for the last after nine years, as its chief executive of the Americas.

 
 
Hearst hires Nick Brien for CEO role at iCrossing

Hearst hires Nick Brien for CEO role at iCrossing

Hearst Corporation has hired Nick Brien, the ex-McCann Worldgroup chief, for the role of chief executive officer at iCrossing, replacing president Brian Powley, who parts ways with the company after eight years.

 
 
Mick Mahoney to leave RKCR/Y&R

Mick Mahoney to leave RKCR/Y&R

Mick Mahoney, the executive creative director at Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, is to leave the agency.

 
 
Archant hires former ITV sales director as first chief commercial officer

Archant hires former ITV sales director as first chief commercial officer

Archant has appointed Craig Nayman, the former director of sales for ITV Channels and owner of Red Cannon, as its first chief commercial officer.

 
 
BJL appoints Tony Evans as planning director

BJL appoints Tony Evans as planning director

BJL has appointed Tony Evans, previously the head of planning for Cheil Worldwide, to its board in the new position of planning director.

 
 
W&K co-opts Tokyo MD to run Amsterdam office

W&K co-opts Tokyo MD to run Amsterdam office

Wieden & Kennedy Amsterdam has appointed Blake Harrop, the managing director at its sister office in Tokyo, as its managing director, replacing Clay Mills.

 
 
Exterion Media creates new commercial division EM Solutions

Exterion Media creates new commercial division EM Solutions

Exterion Media, the out-of-home company, has restructured its UK business to put "customer needs at the heart" and create a new commercial division called EM Solutions.

 
 
The Corner strengthens digital and content offering

The Corner strengthens digital and content offering

The Corner has made two senior appointments to grow its digital and content offering.

 
 
Iris poaches Wieden & Kennedy's Ben Milligan

Iris poaches Wieden & Kennedy's Ben Milligan

Ben Milligan, a planning director at Wieden & Kennedy, has joined Iris as its group planning director.

 
 
M&C Saatchi promotes Camilla Kemp to COO

M&C Saatchi promotes Camilla Kemp to COO

M&C Saatchi has promoted Camilla Kemp, a managing partner at the ad agency, to chief operating officer.

 
 

New business rankings

Media business rankings

Media business rankings

6 March 2015: No change in the media league this week.

 
 
Creative business rankings

Creative business rankings

6 March 2015: The Red Brick Road climbs up the table after winning Yorkshire Building Society and Up & Go.

 
 

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Five brand trends for Mobile World Congress 2015

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A bridge worth crossing

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