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Instagram to roll out carousel ad platform

Instagram to roll out carousel ad platform

Instagram, the photo sharing social media site, is rolling out its carousel ad platform globally to help brands be more creative and "push the boundaries" with their ads.

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From window to shop: YouTube woos brands with ecommerce plans

From window to shop: YouTube woos brands with ecommerce plans

YouTube, with its ever-expanding array of content, massive appeal and universally-accessible platform, is almost certainly a step closer to being the television of the future than whatever most of us are watching on our TV sets.

 
 
TfL pledges to 'up its game' on digital ad revenue

TfL pledges to 'up its game' on digital ad revenue

Transport for London is increasing the ad space available on its website as part of plans to grow revenue from its commercial estate.

 
 
Procter & Gamble YouTube video banned

Procter & Gamble YouTube video banned

The ad watchdog has banned a Procter & Gamble YouTube video that featured a model vlogger, for not being easily identifiable as marketing communication.

 
 
Pimm's launches weather activated OOH campaign

Pimm's launches weather activated OOH campaign

Diageo, the drinks giant, has launched a digital out-of-home campaign for Pimm's, which will activate when the weather reaches a temperature of 21 degrees.

 
 
Amazon on the hunt for social media agency

Amazon on the hunt for social media agency

Amazon, the online retailer, is searching for an agency to handle social media activity for its clothing arm.

 
 
Managing director Paul Hayes to leave News UK after 15 years

Managing director Paul Hayes to leave News UK after 15 years

Paul Hayes, the managing director, commercial of News UK, is leaving the publisher of The Times and The Sun after 15 years.

 
 
Vizeum on alert as 21st Century Fox review includes £150m European media

Vizeum on alert as 21st Century Fox review includes £150m European media

Twenty-First Century Fox, the film and home entertainment company, is including its £150 million European media planning and buying duties in a complete overhaul of its global media strategy.

 
 
Campaign Viral Chart: True Detective trailer in number one spot

Campaign Viral Chart: True Detective trailer in number one spot

HBO's trailer for the second season of True Detective has made it to the top spot.

 
 
Survivors UK to launch online male rape awareness campaign

Survivors UK to launch online male rape awareness campaign

Survivors UK, the charity supporting male survivors of rape and sexual abuse, is launching an online campaign to encourage men to speak out about abuse as a part of the healing process.

 
 
Trinity Mirror considers appeal of £1.2m phone-hacking charges

Trinity Mirror considers appeal of £1.2m phone-hacking charges

Trinity Mirror is considering an appeal after a High Court judge ordered the publisher to pay "very substantial" damages to celebrities Sadie Frost, Paul Gascoigne and others for phone-hacking.

 
 
Five black Pencils awarded at D&AD 2015

Five black Pencils awarded at D&AD 2015

Just five of the coveted black Pencils were awarded for creative excellence at last night's D&AD awards ceremony.

 
 
Networking is never easier than in the queue for the toilet

Networking is never easier than in the queue for the toilet

This year's theme for the annual Wacl training event Gather was "together". Alice Driscoll, the deputy managing director at Jam, lists ten things she picked up.

 
 
Blinkx losses sound alarm bells for those in online advertising

Blinkx losses sound alarm bells for those in online advertising

News that Blinkx, the video advertising company, posted a pre-tax loss of $25 million this week for the year to the end of March 2015, should raise alarm bells for those in the online advertising business.

 
 
MEC appoints first head of programmatic strategy

MEC appoints first head of programmatic strategy

MEC has appointed Martin Beauchamp, a solutions engineer at AppNexus, as its first head of programmatic strategy.

 
 
Magnum and Asos competition ad banned

Magnum and Asos competition ad banned

The ASA has banned an ad from Unilever and Asos, which promoted a competition that offered 25 winners a £5,000 Henry Holland dress, for being misleading.

 
 
Dave Bedwood to leave M&C Saatchi

Dave Bedwood to leave M&C Saatchi

Dave Bedwood, a creative director at M&C Saatchi, is to leave the agency in June.

 
 
Coco de Mer launches X-rated ad with Rankin and TBWA

Coco de Mer launches X-rated ad with Rankin and TBWA

Coco de Mer, the lingerie and sex-toy retailer, has collaborated with TBWA\London and Rankin, the fashion photographer, to produce an X-rated campaign.

 
 
Things Campaign learned from speed dating with startups

Things Campaign learned from speed dating with startups

Collider, the company that invests in and supports startups, held a speed dating session with Ogilvy & Mather Group UK in London yesterday.

 
 
Betfair to call £15m European media review

Betfair to call £15m European media review

Betfair, the gambling site, is preparing a review of its £15 million media planning and buying business, currently handled by Arena.

 
 
Isobar picks up Chambord social and digital brief

Isobar picks up Chambord social and digital brief

Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur, the Brown-Forman Beverages drink, has appointed Isobar as its UK social and digital agency following a competitive pitch.

 
 

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