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John Hegarty launches incubator

John Hegarty launches incubator

Sir John Hegarty and the investment specialist Tom Teichman are launching an incubator business called The Garage and have bought a townhouse in Soho to hothouse start-ups at seed stage.

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Domino's drivers deliver in dodgems in fairground-themed TV ad for doughnuts

Domino's drivers deliver in dodgems in fairground-themed TV ad for doughnuts

Domino's Pizza has rolled out a fairground-themed TV ad to promote the launch its hot doughnuts, the latest addition to its menu.

 
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Williams promoted at ITV as Hazlitt departs

ITV has promoted Kelly Williams, the group commercial sales director, to managing director of commercial, as Fru Hazlitt steps down.

 
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Sainsbury's Christmas ad escapes investigation despite 727 complaints

The Advertising Standards Authority has decided not to investigate the Sainsbury's Christmas ad despite 727 complaints that its depiction of the First World War was distasteful.

 
Media agency pioneer Ray Morgan dies, aged 82

Media agency pioneer Ray Morgan dies, aged 82

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The advertising industry has seen a steady increase in the number of women in senior positions and people of ethnic minorities, according to the latest IPA Agency Census.

 
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Cheil Worldwide has acquired a stake in Iris Worldwide in a deal that could value the agency at £80 million.

 
General Mills consolidates ad roster

General Mills consolidates ad roster

General Mills, the food company, is to consolidate the UK agency roster on its estimated £11 million account.

 
Dorchester Collection kicks off global review

Dorchester Collection kicks off global review

Dorchester Collection, which manages ten luxury hotels around the world, is looking for a creative agency.

 
Agencies line up for Barbie creative brief

Agencies line up for Barbie creative brief

Mattel, the toy-maker, is looking for a creative agency to handle its Barbie brand.

 
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British Gas in talks with agencies about Hive content brief

Hive, the British Gas service that allows users to control their heating through online tools, has released a content brief to agencies.

 
The & Partnership hires Conor McNicholas for content arm

The & Partnership hires Conor McNicholas for content arm

The & Partnership is launching a content agency and has hired Conor McNicholas, the executive content director at Redwood BBDO and a former editor of NME and Top Gear, to run the new company.

 
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Katie Lee lands MD role at Gravity Road

Gravity Road, the agency founded by Mark Boyd and Mark Eaves, has hired Katie Lee, the managing director of Leo Burnett London, as its first managing director.

 
Cake names Adrian Pettett as chief executive

Cake names Adrian Pettett as chief executive

Cake, the digital, PR and content agency owned by Havas, has promoted Adrian Pettett, the co-founder and chief operating officer, to chief executive.

 
The inspiration behind Sir John Hegarty's new business, The Garage

The inspiration behind Sir John Hegarty's new business, The Garage

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Barnardo's Diana Tickell to take charge of Nabs

Barnardo's Diana Tickell to take charge of Nabs

Diana Tickell, the executive director of marketing at Barnardo's, has been named the chief executive of the industry charity Nabs.

 
Rapp promotes duo to creative directors

Rapp promotes duo to creative directors

Rapp has promoted Sid Gordon and Adam Rolfe to creative directors to expand its creative leadership team.

 
Pizza Express awards Rufus Leonard digital business

Pizza Express awards Rufus Leonard digital business

Pizza Express, the 430-strong restaurant chain, has appointed Rufus Leonard to create a digital strategy, following a competitive pitch.

 
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Saatchi & Saatchi, SapientNitro, Wieden & Kennedy and Iris emerged victorious at the annual awards for the marketing consultancy Oystercatchers last night.

 
Marks & Spencer wins online battle of the Christmas ads

Marks & Spencer wins online battle of the Christmas ads

Marks & Spencer has won Campaign's hotly contested battle of the Christmas ads, with over 30 per cent of the online votes.

 
BBC plots £18m media consolidation

BBC plots £18m media consolidation

The BBC has expanded plans to review its £5 million media account to include the planning and buying business for BBC Orchestras, BBC Worldwide, World Service and Global News.

 
Hearst launches Good Housekeeping Institute online

Hearst launches Good Housekeeping Institute online

Hearst magazines has launched the first stand-alone digital product for the Good Housekeeping brand, Good Housekeeping Institute online, which will feature product reviews.

 
Paul Hammersley leaves EDC

Paul Hammersley leaves EDC

Paul Hammersley, the chief executive of EDC UK, is leaving the agency group, following its operational separation from its sister agencies in North America.

 
DLKW Lowe wins Post Office business

DLKW Lowe wins Post Office business

The Post Office has appointed DLKW Lowe to handle its advertising business.

 
'Customers will pay for digital content' as subscribers reach 225,000, says The Sun editor

'Customers will pay for digital content' as subscribers reach 225,000, says The Sun editor

The Sun, News UK's tabloid, has reported its number of digital subscribers has more than doubled to almost 250,000, less than 15 months after erecting a paywall around its content.

 
Dave Trott: If you can't stop it, steer it

Dave Trott: If you can't stop it, steer it

Each year a group of neo-Nazis march through a small German town.

 
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Samsung becomes first Our Story sponsor on Snapchat

Snapchat, the mobile app that lets users share photos and videos, allowed advertising on its Our Story feature for the first time over the weekend.

 
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ITV appoints Paul Sumners for new trading role

ITV Commercial has hired Paul Sumners, a partner at Mans Media, as the trading controller for business development, a new post at the broadcaster.

 
7Up kicks off global campaign with urban knitting ad

7Up kicks off global campaign with urban knitting ad

7Up Free, the sugar free lemon and lime fizzy drink owned by PepsiCo, is launching a global campaign featuring people with quirky interests, like urban knitting.

 
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Havas board approves Bolloré takeover

The Havas board has approved the Bolloré Group's attempt to buy a controlling stake in the company.

 
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Hearst promotes Ella Dolphin to group commercial director

Hearst Magazines UK has appointed Ella Dolphin to the newly created role of group commercial director.

 
Cheil Worldwide buys Iris stake

Cheil Worldwide buys Iris stake

Cheil Worldwide is buying a stake in Iris as part of a deal giving the South Korean agency group the option to later acquire 100 per cent of the business.

 
VisitBritain crowdsources digital marketing campaign

VisitBritain crowdsources digital marketing campaign

VisitBritain, the tourism agency, has crowdsourced nine films for the second part of its international "sounds of Great Britain" digital marketing campaign.

 
Zurich launches snowmen cinema campaign across Europe

Zurich launches snowmen cinema campaign across Europe

Zurich is today launching a Europe-wide cinema and online campaign showing the insurer's employees going to great lengths to protect some snowmen.

 
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