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Instagram partners with Omnicom to launch ad service in the UK

Instagram partners with Omnicom to launch ad service in the UK

Instagram, the photo-sharing app acquired by Facebook in 2012, has launched its much anticipated advertising service in the UK today through an initial partnership with Omnicom Media Group.

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British Humanist Society apes Thought for the Day on the Underground

British Humanist Society apes Thought for the Day on the Underground

The British Humanist Association (BHA) has launched a poster campaign in 100 London Underground stations, asking commuters to think about the topic, "What's it all for?"

 
 
Smirnoff bids to rid nightclubs of pretension

Smirnoff bids to rid nightclubs of pretension

Smirnoff, the Diageo-owned vodka brand, has unveiled a £15 million campaign across Europe.

 
 
WPP strikes strategic deal with AppNexus

WPP strikes strategic deal with AppNexus

WPP has signed a strategic deal with the ad tech company AppNexus.

 
 
UK agencies dominate Grand Clio Awards 2014

UK agencies dominate Grand Clio Awards 2014

UK agencies are set to dominate the Grand Clio Awards this year, after winning five of the nine categories up for grabs.

 
 
First Direct launches campaign in Downton Abbey slot

First Direct launches campaign in Downton Abbey slot

First Direct unveiled a brand ad during last night's opening episode of 'Downton Abbey'.

 
 
Ukraine unrest hits ZenithOptimedia adspend forecasts

Ukraine unrest hits ZenithOptimedia adspend forecasts

ZenithOptimedia, the Publicis Groupe media network, has downgraded its global ad forecast as a result of disruption to trade and investment caused by tension over Ukraine.

 
 
Sherwood to retire from BBH

Sherwood to retire from BBH

Simon Sherwood, the group chairman of Bartle Bogle Hegarty, is to retire at the end of the year.

 
 
Campaign Viral Chart: Samsung's pastiche of Apple joins the line-up

Campaign Viral Chart: Samsung's pastiche of Apple joins the line-up

A comical ad by Samsung sending up Apple's recent iPhone 6 and Watch launch has made it on to this week's Viral Chart.

 
 
Starcom MediaVest appoints Sue Frogley as global commercial director

Starcom MediaVest appoints Sue Frogley as global commercial director

Starcom MediaVest Group has appointed Sue Frogley to the newly created role of global commercial director.

 
 
Will.i.am discusses Lexus ad in new behind-the-scenes footage

Will.i.am discusses Lexus ad in new behind-the-scenes footage

Lexus has released some new footage from behind-the-scenes of its recently launched "facet city" ad for the Lexus NX.

 
 
GreyPossible poaches Molloy from Razorfish

GreyPossible poaches Molloy from Razorfish

GreyPossible, Grey London's in-house digital agency has poached Kerry Molloy, client partner at Razorfish.

 
 
Lessons from the Scottish referendum

Lessons from the Scottish referendum

So Scotland has voted to stay with the Union but with increased powers for their own parliament.

 
 
iProspect bolsters team with two appointments

iProspect bolsters team with two appointments

Digital marketing performance agency iProspect has hired Wayne Blodwell and Gareth Owen to the newly-created roles of head of programmatic and strategy partner, respectively.

 
 
Johnny Fearless wins Aerial award for IWM London

Johnny Fearless wins Aerial award for IWM London

Johnny Fearless takes home an Aerial award for its radio spot for Imperial War Museum London, entitled, "Alfie".

 
 
Moray MacLennan: Scotland - it's emotional

Moray MacLennan: Scotland - it's emotional

I can't write about whether "Yes" or "No" would have been good or bad for the advertising industry.

 
 
Rankin shoots painted breasts for charity

Rankin shoots painted breasts for charity

Breast cancer charity CoppaFeel! has called on celebrity photographer, Rankin, for its latest campaign featuring bare-chested women.

 
 
O&M promotes Lainas to chief innovation officer

O&M promotes Lainas to chief innovation officer

Ogilvy & Mather has promoted Mark Lainas to the newly created role of chief innovation officer. He will lead digital integration and innovation across the agency as well as continuing to oversee clients.

 
 
Havas Media wins broadband brief

Havas Media wins broadband brief

Havas Media has picked up the media planning and buying account for the broadband, phone and TV comparison site Broadbandchoices.

 
 
Jeffries to return to RKCR after five years

Jeffries to return to RKCR after five years

Helen Jeffries (née Kimber), the former managing partner at Hometown, is returning to Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R after an absence of five years.

 
 
Wieden & Kennedy captures Trebor's UK creative account

Wieden & Kennedy captures Trebor's UK creative account

Wieden & Kennedy London has landed the UK creative account for the mints brand Trebor.

 
 

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