Account news: wins and reviews
The Marketing Agencies Association, whose members include Iris and The Marketing Store, has called for a "crisis summit" to discuss "counterproductive demands" by advertisers.
Activision Blizzard, the computer games company that publishes 'Call of Duty', is looking to appoint its first social media agency across Europe.
Ascot, the horse racing course, has appointed Antidote as its creative agency after competitive pitch.
Morrisons has hired Tribal Worldwide, London as its digital agency of record, ahead of the launch of its first e-commerce service next year.
Goodstuff Communications has been awarded the media planning and buying account for the malt loaf brand Soreen.
Droga5 Europe has won a global project for Radox, marking the agency's second piece of new business since it launched earlier this year.
Hasbro, the American toy company that owns Play-doh, Furby and My Little Pony, has consolidated its global media account into Omnicom's OMD after a three-way pitch.
Inferno has won its second Government roster account, picking up the National College for Teaching Leadership (NCTL) recruitment brief.
Hastings Direct , the insurance brand that uses the voice of The Inbetweeners James Buckley as a talking seagull sat on a guano-stained statue, has shortlisted Partners Andrews Aldridge and Rapp to pitch for its ad account. It is believed that the i...
Ofgem, the electricity and gas regulator, is holding a pitch through the Government Procurement Service for an advertising agency.
Mr President has hired Thea Hamrén, an associate creative director at DigitasLBi, as a creative.
Havas EHS has hired Peter Sells, the former head of mobile at Bartle Bogle Hegarty, in the new role of head of mobile, as part of a trio of senior appointments.
Wieden & Kennedy London has hired the creative team that worked on Paddy Power at Crispin Porter & Bogusky.
Hugo Feiler, a former managing director of Grey London, and Barnaby Girling, the former creative director of Holster Studios, have launched Alpha Century, a creative agency backed by the7stars.
Albion has hired the former R/GA London creative director Andy Cutbill as the executive creative director. He replaces Nick Darken, who has been promoted to group creative partner.
Bauer Media has hired the former Naked Communications global chief executive Richard Dunmall in the new role of managing director of advertising.
Karmarama has made two hires to support its international accounts.
JWT London has hired Rob Welch and Naz Nazli from WCRS as a senior creative team.
Grey Possible, the digital division of Grey London, has hired Hypernaked's Bhavin Pabari and Matt Kemp from Poke, as senior digital strategist and digital strategist respectively.
OgilvyOne UK has hired Rob Blackie, the former EMEA managing director of Blue State Digital, as its director of social. It has also appointed Julie Mahoney, the head of content strategy at DigitasLBi, in the new role of director of content.
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