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Publicis Chemistry's CEO Mike Welsh exits

Publicis Chemistry's CEO Mike Welsh exits

Publicis Chemistry's chief executive Mike Welsh is to step down from his role with immediate effect.

 
IPG reports $1.8m quarterly loss

IPG reports $1.8m quarterly loss

Interpublic Group, which owns McCann and R/GA, posted a $1.8 million (£1.19 million) net loss (excluding non-controlling interests) to shareholders in the first three months of 2015.

 
Tilda approaches agencies over advertising

Tilda approaches agencies over advertising

Tilda has approached creative agencies about its advertising as the rice brand looks at investing more in marketing.

 
BETC founder Babinet unshaken by rum and Coke moves

BETC founder Babinet unshaken by rum and Coke moves

Remi Babinet, the founder and chairman of BETC, is confident in his agency's London arm despite bad news from key clients Bacardi and Diet Coke over the past week.

 
Possible takes on Simon Law as chief strategy officer

Possible takes on Simon Law as chief strategy officer

Possible, the WPP-owned digital agency, has appointed Simon Law, the chief strategy officer and founding partner at Fabric Worldwide, as its chief strategy officer.

 
Campaign Viral Chart: Pandora hits top spot

Campaign Viral Chart: Pandora hits top spot

An ad by Pandora, the jewellery retailer, which features an experiment with young blindfolded children who pick their mother out a line-up of women, has reached the top of the chart.

 
Judges rail against 'sexed up' work at D&AD open sessions

Judges rail against 'sexed up' work at D&AD open sessions

Judges at D&AD's open sessions in the Truman Brewery criticised the rise of video case studies in awards submissions, arguing they "sexed up" average work.

 
AMV BBDO awarded most number of D&AD pencils

AMV BBDO awarded most number of D&AD pencils

Abbot Mead Vickers BBDO has received the most number of D&AD Pencils as judging for the awards wrapped up this week.

 
Matt Adams of iProspect becomes CMA director

Matt Adams of iProspect becomes CMA director

Matt Adams, a managing director at iProspect UK, has become a director at the Content Marketing Association.

 
Watch: piano cats, human cats and 10 years of YouTube

Watch: piano cats, human cats and 10 years of YouTube

Today marks 10 short years since the first ever clip was uploaded to YouTube. To mark the occasion, Campaign has caught up with some of the key players in the industry to discover their favourite YouTube memories, and have a stab at predicting what's...

 
BBC social media manager calls for brands to add value

BBC social media manager calls for brands to add value

Brands should add value on social media to engage younger audiences, according to Rajiv Nathwani, the social media manager for BBC One and BBC Two.

 
Manning Gottlieb OMD, MediaCom and PHD head shortlist for 2015 Thinkbox TV Planning Awards

Manning Gottlieb OMD, MediaCom and PHD head shortlist for 2015 Thinkbox TV Planning Awards

Three agencies are neck to neck in the Thinkbox TV Planning Awards shortlist, with three entries each.

 
WPP launches Xaxis Audio with Global

WPP launches Xaxis Audio with Global

WPP has launched Xaxis Audio, the UK's first programmatic product for digital audio ads with leading radio broadcaster Global.

 
D&AD: Leo Burnett Sydney ahead after Day Two of judging

D&AD: Leo Burnett Sydney ahead after Day Two of judging

Leo Burnett Sydney is the agency with the most Pencils so far after Day Two at D&AD Judging Week, which has so far awarded 234 Pencils in total.

 
Which party should win adland's vote?

Which party should win adland's vote?

With the General Election just two weeks away, the battle to win your vote is at fever pitch but the most likely outcome is still very much unclear.

 
Odeon selects 101 for brand revitalisation

Odeon selects 101 for brand revitalisation

Odeon, the cinema chain, has appointed 101 to work on its marketing strategy and creative advertising as it seeks to revitalise the brand.

 
Curran leaves BBC for head of planning role at Gravity Road

Curran leaves BBC for head of planning role at Gravity Road

Gravity Road has hired Ruairi Curran, the head of marketing at BBC World Service, as its head of planning.

 
RKCR/Y&R scoops cancer charity launch brief

RKCR/Y&R scoops cancer charity launch brief

Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer have appointed Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R to create a launch campaign for the new combined charity.

 
Publicis Worldwide acquires shopper marketing agency

Publicis Worldwide acquires shopper marketing agency

Publicis Worldwide has bought the shopper marketing agency Vivid Brand in a deal understood to be worth up to £7 million.

 
Maxus recruits Blackden to lead global strategy

Maxus recruits Blackden to lead global strategy

Maxus has appointed Damian Blackden, the former digital president at Omnicom Media Group, as its global chief strategy officer.

 
Ten things you need to know

Ten things you need to know

BETC loses Diet Coke account Diet Coke has moved its ad account out of BETC London. See Campaignlive.co.uk for more on BETC s future. Adam Eve/DDB wins Aviva Aviva has appointed Adam Eve/DDB to its global advertising account after a final s...

 
Virgin Holidays seeks shop for CRM account

Virgin Holidays seeks shop for CRM account

Virgin Holidays has called a review of its customer experience arrangements.

 
Royal London calls £10m media review

Royal London calls £10m media review

Royal London, the mutual insurer, has called a review of its £10 million media business, which is currently held by VCCP Media.

 
Dave Dye splits with Mother after one year as head of art

Dave Dye splits with Mother after one year as head of art

Dave Dye, who has been the head of art at Mother for the past year, is leaving the agency at the end of the month.

 
BA picks SapientNitro as lead digital agency

BA picks SapientNitro as lead digital agency

British Airways has appointed SapientNitro as its global digital agency of record after a competitive pitch.

 
Tony Davidson named Big Awards chair

Tony Davidson named Big Awards chair

Tony Davidson, the joint executive creative director at Wieden & Kennedy London, is to chair the jury for the Campaign Big Awards.

 
Lee takes joint CCO role at FCB Inferno

Lee takes joint CCO role at FCB Inferno

FCB Inferno has promoted Owen Lee, its co-executive creative director, to joint chief creative officer.

 
Pitch update: Legal & General, Weetabix and ao.com

Pitch update: Legal & General, Weetabix and ao.com

Pitches for Legal General are taking place in the first week of May. All of its advertising and media accounts are being reviewed in a process run by Oystercatchers. L G works with agencies including Bray Leino. Weetabix s media review has at...

 
Brad Fairhead moves to 18 Feet & Rising

Brad Fairhead moves to 18 Feet & Rising

18 Feet & Rising has hired Brad Fairhead, the former managing director at Hypernaked, as a partner.

 
Delaneys launch Watchable

Delaneys launch Watchable

RFU is founding client of the new film production company.

 
Kitcatt Nohr captures Bupa Global CRM brief

Kitcatt Nohr captures Bupa Global CRM brief

Bupa Global has named Kitcatt Nohr as its global customer engagement agency.

 
WPP UK like-for-like revenue up 8.1 per cent

WPP UK like-for-like revenue up 8.1 per cent

WPP has reported total revenue of £2.78 billion in the first three months of 2015, up 8.3 per cent year on year as UK like-for-like revenues climbed 8.1 per cent.

 
Ocean buys MediaCo Outdoor

Ocean buys MediaCo Outdoor

Ocean has bought MediaCo Outdoor, the Manchester-based media owner, in a deal estimated to be worth £12 million.

 
Israeli digital agency to become part of iProspect after buyout

Israeli digital agency to become part of iProspect after buyout

Dentsu Aegis Network has bought the Tel Aviv-based digital performance marketing agency AbaGada Internet Ltd.

 
Creston buys How Splendid

Creston buys How Splendid

Creston, the marketing communications group that owns TMW, has bought How Splendid Ltd, a London-based digital design and development consultancy.

 
Lack of Publicis UK CEO to blame for revenue decline, says Maurice Lévy

Lack of Publicis UK CEO to blame for revenue decline, says Maurice Lévy

Publicis Groupe has blamed the lack of a UK group chief executive at Publicis Worldwide for causing "bumps in the road" and revenue decline at its UK business during the first three months of this year.

 
 

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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

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

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

 
 
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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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