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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.

 
 
Reckitt kicks off Euro digital pitch

Reckitt kicks off Euro digital pitch

Reckitt Benckiser, the consumer goods giant, is holding a digital pitch covering 19 of its brands across Europe.

 
 
Atomic lands Cancer Research legacy brief

Atomic lands Cancer Research legacy brief

Atomic London has been hired by Cancer Research UK to lead the charity's legacy marketing and direct giving campaigns.

 
 
P&O Cruises hands Founded creative account after four-way pitch

P&O Cruises hands Founded creative account after four-way pitch

P&O Cruises has appointed Founded to its creative account following a four-way competitive pitch process.

 
 
DFS pitches direct and data accounts

DFS pitches direct and data accounts

Furniture retailer DFS is to pitch its direct marketing, data analytics and planning and content strategy accounts through the AAR, with a shortlist currently being drawn up.

 
 
Group M wins Vodafone's £600m media account

Group M wins Vodafone's £600m media account

Vodafone has awarded its estimated £600 million global media planning and buying account to Group M's MEC, with the UK account being run through a 'Team Red Media' unit.

 
 
'We will always love M&S' says Walker Media in goodbye statement

'We will always love M&S' says Walker Media in goodbye statement

Walker Media has responded to losing the £60 million Marks & Spencer media planning and buying account, which was moved to Mindshare this morning after 14 years with Walker.

 
 

People moves

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.

 
 
Katie Lee promoted to MD at Leo Burnett

Katie Lee promoted to MD at Leo Burnett

Leo Burnett London has promoted Katie Lee, the group marketing director, to managing director.

 
 

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.

 
 

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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: MBA

The World's Leading Indpendent Agencies 2014: MBA

Welcome to the new era of marketing convergence as digital and direct interconnect to produce truly effective brand communications.

 
 

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