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SABMiller calls global contest

SABMiller calls global contest

Brewer opens talks with creative agencies over brief to launch premium beer brand.

Hiscox kicks off pitch for £8m media brief

Hiscox kicks off pitch for £8m media brief

Hiscox, the business and home insurer, has called a pitch for its £8 million media planning and buying business, currently held by Vizeum.

 
Agencies line up for Weetabix media task

Agencies line up for Weetabix media task

Weetabix has called a pitch for its media planning and buying business, putting the incumbent, Blue 449, on alert.

 
BBH creatives Oliver, Patel and Doman exit in reshuffle

BBH creatives Oliver, Patel and Doman exit in reshuffle

Three of Bartle Bogle Hegarty's senior creatives are leaving the agency amid a reshuffle.

 
Thetrainline.com launches review

Thetrainline.com launches review

Thetrainline.com, the online retailer of train tickets, is reviewing its creative account after seven years with DLKW Lowe.

 
Group M joins buying system for publishers

Group M joins buying system for publishers

WPP's Group M has joined the Publisher Advertising Transaction System.

 
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Spark44 nets global Land Rover Land Rover is moving its entire global creative and digital business to Spark44 and out of WPP shops including Y R, OgilvyOne, Wunderman and Cogent Elliott. Wilmont to depart Cheil UK Logan Wilmont, the executive ...

 
Benecol appoints Fallon as pan-Euro ad agency

Benecol appoints Fallon as pan-Euro ad agency

Benecol, the cholesterol-lowering food range, has appointed Fallon as its pan-European ad agency.

 
M2M scoops Alzheimer's Society media account after pitch

M2M scoops Alzheimer's Society media account after pitch

Alzheimer's Society, the research charity for people living with dementia, has appointed M2M to handle its media planning and buying for its brand and fundraising activities.

 
Harvey Nicks moves to ZenithOptimedia

Harvey Nicks moves to ZenithOptimedia

Harvey Nichols, the department store, has appointed ZenithOptimedia to handle its media account.

 
Strategist Bobby Hui passes away aged 47

Strategist Bobby Hui passes away aged 47

Bobby Hui, the former chief strategy officer at Arena, has died suddenly aged 47.

 
Land Rover and SSE in rugby deal

Land Rover and SSE in rugby deal

The car marque Land Rover and the energy supplier SSE have signed up as the official sponsors for ITV's coverage of the Rugby World Cup. The deals are estimated to be worth a combined £7 million.

 
MRM Meteorite lands TSB's CRM business

MRM Meteorite lands TSB's CRM business

TSB has appointed MRM Meteorite, the McCann Worldgroup agency, to handle its CRM work after a competitive pitch.

 
Battersea Dogs Home launches online pitch

Battersea Dogs Home launches online pitch

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is on the hunt for an agency to work on its website and improve the online experience for users.

 
Pitch update: Waitrose, Aviva and Audible

Pitch update: Waitrose, Aviva and Audible

Waitrose , which is looking for an ad agency after being dumped by Bartle Bogle Hegarty in favour of Tesco, is holding tissue meetings this week. 18 Feet Rising, Adam Eve/DDB, CHI Partners, Creature, Lucky Generals and WCRS have all been talkin...

 
Why we're loving: Charlotte Adorjan and Michael Jones, creatives, AMV BBDO

Why we're loving: Charlotte Adorjan and Michael Jones, creatives, AMV BBDO

How did you come up with the idea? Cancer Research UK wanted to highlight the importance of early diagnosis in the fight against cancer. One of the best ways to beat it is to spot it early. But, as a nation, we don t pay enough attention to our heal...

 
April Fool's Day ad round-up

April Fool's Day ad round-up

Brands have jumped at the chance to trick consumers today. From beard insurance to being able to use any personal item as a contactless payment card - which had you fooled?

 
BuzzFeed hires Agostinho as first client services director

BuzzFeed hires Agostinho as first client services director

Buzzfeed UK has hired OMD's Cat Agostinho as its first client services director.

 
HTC launches global campaign

HTC launches global campaign

HTC has launched a global campaign to promote the new One M9 smartphone.

 
JP Cadman joins Carat as head of strategic planning

JP Cadman joins Carat as head of strategic planning

John Paul Cadman, the group strategy director at MEC, has been named head of strategic planning at Carat.

 
Havas wins Arla developing markets pitch

Havas wins Arla developing markets pitch

Arla Foods has appointed Havas Worldwide London to create campaigns in developing markets after a competitive pitch.

 
Haymarket reports £11m pre-tax profits

Haymarket reports £11m pre-tax profits

Haymarket Media Group has reported pre-tax profits of £11.1 million in the year to 30 June 2014, up from a loss of £7.6 million in the preceding 18 months.

 
Sky broadband ad banned after Virgin Media complaint

Sky broadband ad banned after Virgin Media complaint

The ad watchdog has banned a Sky broadband ad that Virgin Media challenged for being misleading.

 
Dave Trott: Don't overthink it

Dave Trott: Don't overthink it

"We were trapped for thirteen hours in our own car" Brian Smith explained to reporters in Alexandra, "and the emergency services told us that we'd have died if we'd been there for another half hour."

 
Advertising and diversity: old problems, new hope

Advertising and diversity: old problems, new hope

Hugo Bennett provides an insight into a session on diversity from last week's Advertising Week Europe in London.

 
Martin Sorrell: Advocacy is part of advertising

Martin Sorrell: Advocacy is part of advertising

Advocacy is not threatening to usurp advertising because they are both part of the same process, according to WPP's chief executive, Sir Martin Sorrell.

 
Chips come in for St Luke's with Mecca and Grosvenor wins

Chips come in for St Luke's with Mecca and Grosvenor wins

The Rank Group has appointed St Luke's to handle its £4 million Mecca Bingo ad account and the £2 million account for Grosvenor Casinos following two separate pitches.

 
TED2015: 10 reasons why it's better than ad conferences

TED2015: 10 reasons why it's better than ad conferences

Kevin Chesters, the executive planning director at Mcgarrybowen, gives his top ten take outs from TED2015.

 
Havas Media Group hires global head of content

Havas Media Group hires global head of content

Havas Media Group has created the new role of global head of content and has appointed Damien Marchi from Euronews to the post.

 
Sunny Delight seeks agency for relaunch

Sunny Delight seeks agency for relaunch

Sunny Delight, the fruit juice-style drink, is looking for an agency ahead of a planned relaunch in 2017.

 
Xaxis buys mobile app business ActionX

Xaxis buys mobile app business ActionX

Xaxis, the programmatic media and technology company, has acquired ActionX, a mobile app and cross-screen ad business.

 
Samsung Home Appliances sponsors Channel 4 in seven-figure deal

Samsung Home Appliances sponsors Channel 4 in seven-figure deal

Samsung Home Appliances is to sponsor Channel 4, More 4 and UKTV's Good Food shows for one year in a seven-figure deal.

 
ZenithOptimedia downgrades global adspend amid tougher headwinds

ZenithOptimedia downgrades global adspend amid tougher headwinds

ZenithOptimedia has downgraded its global ad expenditure by 0.5 percentage points due to "severe economic problems" in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus and a "slowdown" in China.

 
AllTogetherNow wins Virgin Money

AllTogetherNow wins Virgin Money

AllTogetherNow, The & Partnership's new content agency run by the former NME editor Connor McNicholas, has won its first brief, to create digital content for Virgin Money.

 
Pirelli picks DDB for global account

Pirelli picks DDB for global account

Pirelli, the world's fifth largest tyremaker, has appointed DDB Paris as its global ad agency after a competitive pitch.

 
Vue appoints Joint to revamp brand

Vue appoints Joint to revamp brand

Vue, the cinema chain, has appointed Joint to revamp its brand strategy and customer experience.

 
Logan Wilmont to leave Cheil UK

Logan Wilmont to leave Cheil UK

Logan Wilmont, the executive creative director at Cheil UK, will leave the shop at the end of April.

 
 

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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.

 
 
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