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Andrew McGuinness to join Freuds as CEO

Andrew McGuinness to join Freuds as CEO

Andrew McGuinness, the founder of BMB and chairman of the PR agency Seven Dials, has been appointed the chief executive of Freud Communications.

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Twitter has beaten analysts' expectations and boosted Q2 revenues by 124% year on year to $312m (£184m), although the social network made a loss of $145m (£86m), up from $42m (£28m) in 2013.

 
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M&S unveils back to school TV ad

Marks & Spencer has unveiled its latest "back to school" TV ads on its social media channels.

 
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Adam & Eve/DDB has consolidated its grip on the Sony Mobile account by picking up its content marketing brief.

 
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Jon King becomes managing director of ZenithOptimedia's Performics UK

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ZenithOptimedia has appointed digital agency Possible's Jon King as managing director of its performance marketing arm, Performics UK.

 
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Manning Gottlieb OMD lands HMRC account

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HM Revenue & Customs has appointed Manning Gottlieb OMD to handle its media planning and communications channel strategy.

 
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Why 2014 won't be the year of mobile advertising

It's been the year of mobile every year since 2008, but recent reports suggest we've finally made it.

 
Rapp awarded full-service business for Cigna

Rapp awarded full-service business for Cigna

Rapp has been awarded the creative, media and data accounts for Cigna Insurance Services in the UK, following a three-way pitch.

 
Forest slams ASA decision on DoH smoking ad claims

Forest slams ASA decision on DoH smoking ad claims

Smoking rights campaign group Forest has clashed with the Advertising Standards Authority and the Department of Health over claims in a television ad that smoking can cause "mutations" in the body.

 
Unilever seeks to integrate global digital roster

Unilever seeks to integrate global digital roster

Unilever is understood to be revamping its global digital roster, as part of a strategy to build its integrated agency network.

 
ITV pre-tax profits soar 40% to £250m

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ITV's pre-tax profit was £250 million in the first six months of 2014, a whopping increase of 40 per cent.

 
DigitasLBi boosts strategy team with McCann London hire

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DigitasLBi has boosted its strategy team with the appointment of Harry Pugsley, a planning partner at McCann London, as creative strategy director.

 
Irresponsible Jägermeister TV spot banned

Irresponsible Jägermeister TV spot banned

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that The Red Brick Road's "journey to surf" spot for Jägermeister was irresponsible, following complaints by the Youth Alcohol Advertising Council.

 
Maxus confirmed as world's fastest growing media agency

Maxus confirmed as world's fastest growing media agency

Maxus is the world's fastest growing media agency network over the last five years, while sibling MediaCom continues to be the biggest followed by Carat, according to agency evaluators Recma.

 
Clarification: Omnicom not late to the government review

Clarification: Omnicom not late to the government review

Campaign is pleased to clarify that Omnicom Media Group is on the government media buying shortlist and did not apply late to any part of the pitch process, handled by the Crown Commercial Service.

 
Dave Trott: Throwing money away

Dave Trott: Throwing money away

European farmers throw away three hundred million tons of fruit and vegetables a year.

 
Police place warning ads to tackle online pirates

Police place warning ads to tackle online pirates

The City of London Police is replacing ads on websites that flout copyright laws with banners warning people that they could be breaking the law.

 
AKQA officially launches Indian office

AKQA officially launches Indian office

AKQA has announced that it has officially opened its agency in Gurgaon, India, led by Anurag Bhatnagar, a former digital head at Havas Media.

 
Greenpeace dresses up cats to help save tigers from extinction

Greenpeace dresses up cats to help save tigers from extinction

Greenpeace has launched a campaign featuring a dozen playful cats to mark today as International Tiger Day.

 
Mike Buckley leaves Microsoft for Telegraph Media Group

Mike Buckley leaves Microsoft for Telegraph Media Group

Mike Buckley, the head of agency sales at Microsoft, is joining Telegraph Media Group as its digital commercial director.

 
Palestinian and Israeli bereaved families unite for 'anti-conflict' film

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Palestinian and Israeli bereaved families unite to send the message "we don't want you here", in this anti-conflict film.

 
Dawson Pickering hires VCCP O2 lead Dudley Desborough as managing director

Dawson Pickering hires VCCP O2 lead Dudley Desborough as managing director

Creative start-up Dawson Pickering has appointed Dudley Desborough as managing director.

 
Now wins The Garden Centre Group

Now wins The Garden Centre Group

The UK's largest group of garden centres, The Garden Centre Group, has appointed Now to handle its national rebrand.

 
Kameleon lands Sofaworks content brief

Kameleon lands Sofaworks content brief

The content marketing agency Kameleon has been appointed by the sofa retailer Sofaworks as its lead strategic agency.

 
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PM to appoint Tech City chairman Joanna Shields as digital guru

Prime minister David Cameron is expected to appoint Joanna Shields, Tech City's chairman and ambassador, as his digital tsar.

 
180 Amsterdam tasks Megan Wooding to head client services

180 Amsterdam tasks Megan Wooding to head client services

Megan Wooding has been appointed head of client services at 180 Amsterdam.

 
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Malaysia Airlines considers rebrand

Malaysia Airlines may change its name as it contemplates a rebrand to salvage its reputation after two tragic incidents in less than six months.

 
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Specsavers' creative director Graham Daldry describes how his in-house team turned Luis Suarez biting an opponent into a viral ad for his brand in less than 16 hours.

 

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Stuart Duncan, the former chairman of Crawfords, whose advertising career spanned more than half a century, has died aged 85.

 
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Campaign Viral Chart: Always ad reaches no 1 for second time

Campaign Viral Chart: Always ad reaches no 1 for second time

Always' "like a girl" ad by Leo Burnett tops the Campaign Viral Chart for the second time in three weeks.

 
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WCRS has appointed Dino Burbidge to the newly-created role of director of technology and innovation.

 
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McDonald's UK is tonight launching the first ad in its 'Here's to What Matters' campaign, focusing on its charity work.

 
BSkyB secures £4.9bn for Sky Europe deal

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BSkyB has secured a £4.9 billion deal to takeover Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland, to create Sky Europe.

 
 

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