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Deezer in talks with ad agencies ahead of marketing push

Deezer in talks with ad agencies ahead of marketing push

Deezer, the music-streaming service, is looking for its first UK advertising agency.

 
 
The Red Brick Road captures GoDaddy UK brief

The Red Brick Road captures GoDaddy UK brief

GoDaddy has appointed The Red Brick Road as its lead creative agency in the UK without a pitch.

 
 
Lactofree seeks shop for ad/digital account

Lactofree seeks shop for ad/digital account

Lactofree, the Arla Foods dairy brand, is on the hunt for an agency to handle its ad­vertising and digital activity.

 
 
PZ Cussons hunts for global agency

PZ Cussons hunts for global agency

PZ Cussons is looking to appoint a global agency of record for its personal-care brands.

 
 
Saatchi & Saatchi wins $40m HomeAway account as it goes after Airbnb

Saatchi & Saatchi wins $40m HomeAway account as it goes after Airbnb

HomeAway, the holiday home rental site, has appointed Saatchi & Saatchi London to handle its $40 million (£26.4 million) advertising account.

 
 
Enter, Manning Gottlieb OMD and Carat to create HIV awareness campaign

Enter, Manning Gottlieb OMD and Carat to create HIV awareness campaign

The London boroughs have appointed Enter, Manning Gottlieb OMD and Carat to handle the first campaign to prevent rising HIV infection rates in London.

 
 
Agencies line up for Admiral ad business

Agencies line up for Admiral ad business

Admiral Group, the insurance company, is in talks with creative agencies about its flagship brand.

 
 
KesselsKramer lands Aer Lingus creative task

KesselsKramer lands Aer Lingus creative task

Aer Lingus, the Irish airline, has appointed KesselsKramer Amsterdam to handle its creative business for North America and Europe.

 
 
Pitch update: Lloyds Bank, Rail Delivery Group, Paddy Power and Sainsbury's

Pitch update: Lloyds Bank, Rail Delivery Group, Paddy Power and Sainsbury's

It s showdown time in the Lloyds Bank media review as the marketing director, Katherine Kehoe, holds a single briefing for all involved at the Covent Garden Hotel today (Thursday). Expect sharp suits and smiles all round from the shortlisted agenci...

 
 
British Airways calls review of global digital ad business

British Airways calls review of global digital ad business

British Airways is reviewing its global digital advertising account, putting OgilvyOne on alert.

 
 

People moves

Mark Read to become global chief executive at Wunderman

Mark Read to become global chief executive at Wunderman

Mark Read, the chief executive at WPP Digital, has been named the global chief executive at Wunderman, replacing Daniel Morel.

 
 
Time Inc UK restructures ad team

Time Inc UK restructures ad team

Time Inc UK, the publisher that owns InStyle, Country Life and Marie Claire, has restructured its advertising team to focus more on the customer and to better service agencies.

 
 
Elspeth Lynn leaves M&C Saatchi

Elspeth Lynn leaves M&C Saatchi

Elspeth Lynn, the group executive creative director at M&C Saatchi, is leaving the agency amid a restructure of its creative department.

 
 
Charles Watson leaves Karma Communications

Charles Watson leaves Karma Communications

Charles Watson, the group chairman at Karma Communications, has stepped down.

 
 
Jam hires James Shepherd as head of mobile

Jam hires James Shepherd as head of mobile

Jam has appointed OgilvyOne's James Shepherd as its head of mobile to help develop its mobile strategy globally.

 
 
The Lad Bible publisher hires Mimi Turner as marketing director

The Lad Bible publisher hires Mimi Turner as marketing director

Mimi Turner, the former communications director for Northern & Shell, has joined the company behind online publications The Lad Bible and The Sport Bible as its first marketing director.

 
 
Virgin Media COO Dana Strong to leave after 18 months

Virgin Media COO Dana Strong to leave after 18 months

Cable TV company Liberty Global has appointed Dana Strong, the chief operating officer of its Virgin Media business, as senior vice-president and chief transformation officer.

 
 
Rapp promotes Louise Jackson to executive head of client services role

Rapp promotes Louise Jackson to executive head of client services role

Louise Jackson, a managing partner at Rapp, has been promoted to the new role of executive head of client services.

 
 
Chris Blackhurst steps down as editorial leader at Standard and Independent

Chris Blackhurst steps down as editorial leader at Standard and Independent

Chris Blackhurst, the former editor of The Independent turned multi-media head of business at the Evening Standard and Independent, is leaving the publisher amid an ongoing redundancy programme.

 
 
Cheil gives global CCO remit to Malcolm Poynton

Cheil gives global CCO remit to Malcolm Poynton

Cheil Worldwide has set up a global creative council and confirmed the appointment of Malcolm Poynton, the former European chief creative officer at Sapient­Nitro, as its first global chief creative officer.

 
 

New business rankings

Creative business rankings

Creative business rankings

30 January 2015: Iris remains the only entrant in the creative new-business league.

 
 
Media business rankings

Media business rankings

30 January 2015: No changes in the media league this week.

 
 

Promoted content

A bridge worth crossing

A bridge worth crossing

There is no grey area in music clearance - get approval early and aim to build long-lasting relationships

 
 
It was a very good year

It was a very good year

From tying up with luxury brands to using old classics in ads to some special gigs, 2014 was a year to remember

 
 
You can't turn your ears off, so listen up

You can't turn your ears off, so listen up

We all know that music has the power to move us emotionally - but data now suggests it can be just as effective at influencing consumers' brand preferences

 
 

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