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Internet ad complaints overtake TV for the first time

Internet ad complaints overtake TV for the first time

Internet ads received more complaints than TV ads for the first time in 2014, according to the annual report from the Advertising Standards Authority and the Committee of Advertising Practice.

Northern & Shell promotes Chris Kelly to replace Jane Putley

Northern & Shell promotes Chris Kelly to replace Jane Putley

Northern & Shell, which publishes OK! Magazine and the Daily Express, has promoted Chris Kelly to head of print, replacing Jane Putley who is leaving in June to join News UK as head of news.

 
Johnson & Johnson reviews global media

Johnson & Johnson reviews global media

Johnson & Johnson has called a global review of its media planning and buying business, putting GroupM's Primus on alert in the UK.

 
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.

 
Q&A: Mullen Lowe Group's chief Alex Leikikh on why this time will be different

Q&A: Mullen Lowe Group's chief Alex Leikikh on why this time will be different

Douglas Quenqua, Campaign US's editor-in-chief, catches up with Alex Leikikh, the new chief executive of the Mullen Lowe Group, on why Lowe has finally found its American sweetheart.

 
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.

 
Literary insights - 9: Three Tang Dynasty Poets

Literary insights - 9: Three Tang Dynasty Poets

Day nine, book nine. Wang Wei's poetry reminds marketers that the basic human psyche has not changed all that much since eighth-century China.

 
Watch: TBWA\London wins The Great Agency Bake Off

Watch: TBWA\London wins The Great Agency Bake Off

Agency bakers gathered in East London last week for The Great Agency Bake Off, which was won by TBWA\London for their chicken and chips cake.

 
Tango returns to advertising after two years with off-brand TV ad

Tango returns to advertising after two years with off-brand TV ad

Tango has returned to advertising after a two-year hiatus on Saturday with a deliberately sappy and off-brand TV spot.

 
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.

 
Why D&AD's first Black Pencil for Radio in 32 years is significant

Why D&AD's first Black Pencil for Radio in 32 years is significant

Last week's Black Pencil was important because it is a rare example of what can be done with radio, a medium not often taken seriously creatively.

 
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.

 
PZ Cussons hires Iris to global creative

PZ Cussons hires Iris to global creative

PZ Cussons has appointed Iris to the international account for its global personal care brands Imperial Leather, Original Source and Carex.

 
Literary insights - 8: A Modest Proposal

Literary insights - 8: A Modest Proposal

Day eight. Book eight. Jonathan Swift's ferocious satire, which argues babies should be sold as meat to end the Irish famine, can make adland think about how it responds to its own inconvenient truths.

 
Amnesty's crowdfunded newspaper ad calls on government to keep Human Rights Act

Amnesty's crowdfunded newspaper ad calls on government to keep Human Rights Act

A double-page ad appears in today's Times, calling on the Government to keep the Human Rights Act, and paid for by 1,000 people in a crowd-funded campaign by Amnesty International.

 
D&AD in pictures

D&AD in pictures

Five black Pencils were awarded at D&AD's glamorous ceremony in London. Scroll through the gallery of pictures from the night.

 
Car rental firm Sixt appoints Grey for UK drive

Car rental firm Sixt appoints Grey for UK drive

Sixt, the German car rental company, has appointed Grey London to drive brand awareness with its first major UK advertising campaign.

 
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.

 
Ex-alcoholic, gay 'disrupter' launches London mayor bid with online film

Ex-alcoholic, gay 'disrupter' launches London mayor bid with online film

Ivan Massow, a British businessman, has launched his bid to become London mayor with an animated online film in which he introduces himself as an ex-alcoholic, dyslexic and a gay "disrupter".

 
Literary insights - 7: Wailing Ghosts

Literary insights - 7: Wailing Ghosts

Day seven. Book seven. The Chinese magic realism of Wailing Ghosts will inspire marketers to be braver about using more fantastical ideas.

 
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.

 
Diageo and BBH end 15-year relationship

Diageo and BBH end 15-year relationship

Diageo and Bartle Bogle Hegarty have ended their 15-year relationship, as the Baileys and Gordon's accounts move in-house.

 
Grey London's Catherine Davis joins Cheil as chief growth officer

Grey London's Catherine Davis joins Cheil as chief growth officer

Cheil UK has poached Grey's chief marketing officer, Catherine Davis, to become its chief growth officer for the UK and Europe.

 
UK Trade & Investment appoint Engine

UK Trade & Investment appoint Engine

UK Trade & Investment, the government body, has appointed Engine to handle its creative advertising.

 
PDSA on hunt for agency to handle CRM account

PDSA on hunt for agency to handle CRM account

PDSA, the UK veterinary charity, is searching for a retained agency to oversee its CRM strategy.

 
Bedwood exits M&C Saatchi to establish health business

Bedwood exits M&C Saatchi to establish health business

Dave Bedwood, a creative director at M&C Saatchi, is leaving the agency.

 
Goodstuff captures Hiscox media account

Goodstuff captures Hiscox media account

Hiscox, the insurance company, has appointed Goodstuff Communications to work on its £8 million media planning and buying account.

 
Ryan promoted to global innovation chief at Social@Ogilvy

Ryan promoted to global innovation chief at Social@Ogilvy

Ogilvy & Mather has promoted Leo Ryan to the newly created position of global head of innovation and partnerships for its social division, Social@Ogilvy.

 
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.

 
Ian Priest parts ways with Chime

Ian Priest parts ways with Chime

Ian Priest is leaving Chime Communications, where he is an executive board member, to pursue other opportunities within the industry.

 
Pitch update: Twitter, Motorola and Cancer Research

Pitch update: Twitter, Motorola and Cancer Research

Twitter held pitches for its first European advertising and media agencies this week, with the help of three executives from the US. 101, Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO and Bartle Bogle Hegarty are competing for the creative account, while Dentsu Aegis Ne...

 
Carat picks up media account for Peperami

Carat picks up media account for Peperami

Carat has won the media planning and buying business for Peperami, the meat-snack brand owned by Jack Link's, after a competitive pitch.

 
 

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Gunn Report 2014

Gunn Report 2014

If it was a successful year for UK creativity in 2014, it was an epic one for Jean-Claude Van Damme and his entourage, Donald Gunn writes.

 
 
How to be... a chief strategy officer

How to be... a chief strategy officer

Planning is about people, not writing a famous blog or endless Tweeting, Lucy Jameson says.

 
 
Should agencies become full service?

Should agencies become full service?

 
 
Does the buck stop with the marketer?

Does the buck stop with the marketer?

 
 
A Davos virgin reflects...

A Davos virgin reflects...

Lindsay Pattison shares lessons from attending the World Economic Forum's annual gathering for the first time.

 
 
BBH rebooted

BBH rebooted

After a year of change, the agency has emerged with a new management team and a new way of working. But does it still have the magic touch? By James Swift.

 
 


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