Lifecake, the photograph sharing application owned by Canon, is bidding to tap into nostalgic affection for teddy bears as part of its new integrated campaign.
The UK media's industry's most innovative and exciting campaigns were on show last night at the Campaign Media Awards, as agencies and media owners came together to celebrate the best work of 2015.
The debate about art versus science in advertising is antiquated says the president, global clients, at VivaKi.
The John Lewis Christmas ad has knocked Sainsbury's off the top spot and is once again the most shared ad of the week online.
The Economist is dishing out free insect crepes in London today as part of an experiential campaign to promote the idea of solving world hunger with alternative protein sources.
Now TV, Sky's online streaming service, is launching an ad campaign to coincide with The Sun scrapping its paywall on Monday.
Five years after arriving in the UK, Black Friday is yet to be fully embraced by brands, judging by this year's crop of ads which promote avoiding the crowds or make fun of the shopping frenzy.
MEC has appointed John Clarvis, the agency's data innovation director, to the newly-created role of creative technologist.
Booking.com, the accommodation bookings site, is speaking to agencies about its brand activation, social media and content needs.
The critical imbalance now in the digital ad economy has created a scenario wherein the value of context and environment is in danger, says the chief executive of Maxus UK.
MEC, the WPP agency, has been named the Media Agency of the Year at the Campaign Media Awards after picking up awards in four categories.
FHM, Zoo and other lads' mags failed because "most men are using moisturiser and taking selfies" and don't want to portray a "laddish" image on social media, according to the editor of ShortList.
Nearly half of media agencies are not able to monetise ad tech as well as traditional media, according to a new survey.
Aldi has spoofed John Lewis' "man on the moon" Christmas campaign with a tactical ad marketing telescopes.
Andy Sandoz and Ben Mooge take on role of joint ECDs at Havas Creative Group.
The Co-operative Group is reviewing its ad business, potentially signalling the end of its three-year relationship with Leo Burnett London.
GlaxoSmithKline, the pharmaceutical giant, is reviewing its creative agency roster.
Twitter UK has promoted its sales director, Dara Nasr, to managing director, replacing Bruce Daisley.
Rapp has appointed TMW Unlimited's Chris Freeland as its UK chief executive.
Aldermore, the retail bank that serves small to medium-sized businesses, is looking for a digital creative agency.
Louise Martell, a global strategy director at MediaCom, is joining Vizeum UK in the newly created role of head of planning.
News UK is shifting The Sun's creative account in-house as it scales back its relationship with Grey London.
FCB Inferno has appointed Elspeth Lynn, the former executive creative director at M&C Saatchi, as its group creative director.
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, the body that oversees Britain's farming industry, is on the hunt for an agency to handle its advertising account for pork.
Savills, the high-end estate agent, is looking for an agency to develop its digital strategy and platform.
Pablo, the creative agency co-founded by the former England rugby player Ben Kay, has won a pitch to become the lead strategy and creative agency for the Harvester and Toby Carvery restaurants.
TBWA\London has made a raft of hires to bolster its creative department.
Belstaff, the luxury clothing brand best known for its jackets, has appointed Droga5 London as its first creative agency ahead of a campaign featuring the actress Liv Tyler.
Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Engine, FCB Inferno, Ogilvy & Mather and VCCP met with Transport for London earlier this week.
The Muppets have been busy - spoofing Adele's new single, Hello, in a commercial for their upcoming TV series just days before starring in an ad for Warburtons.
Sainsbury's Christmas ad starring Mog the cat is this week's pick.
Albert Bartlett's ad for frozen potatoes is this week's turkey.
Highlights from the ad and media industries this week
Radio X, the new brand name for Global Radio's XFM, could be forced to change its name because of a copyright dispute.
VisitEngland, the tourism board, has picked Lowe Open UK to develop a strategy to promote the north and south west of England overseas after a competitive pitch.
Thousands of staff at Starcom MediaVest, Saatchi & Saatchi and other Publicis Groupe agencies are set to become shareholders in their parent company for the first time as they will receive shares worth about €2,800, or £2,000, each.
John Lewis has attracted more social media followers than Sainsbury over the festive advertising period, as both Christmas ads went viral on social media.
Ad-blocking has had little impact so far on MailOnline, as its owner reported ad revenue growth from its newspaper websites has recovered from a summer slowdown.
Paddy Power has released a cheeky online ad - deemed "too fruity" for TV - to promote its new app, which features a series of people who appear to be pleasuring themselves in public.
The Royal Horticultural Society, the gardening charity, has appointed Arthur London to handle the creative account for its flower shows after a competitive pitch.
The optimal amount of digital outdoor spend is about 45 per cent of an advertiser's total out-of-home budget, an effectiveness study of the sector has concluded.
Matomy Group as appointed Rupert Howell, the former managing director of brand and commercial at ITV, as the Israeli ad tech company's non-executive chairman.
The publisher of the Daily Mail has warned "the challenging market conditions in the UK print advertising market" will have an "adverse" impact on the next financial year, after reporting a 4 per cent fall in pre-tax profits this year to £288 million.
John Perkins, the former managing director of Rapp, has launched a consultancy that intends to use neuroscience to make more impactful work.
A poster promoting a Halloween event in Norfolk has been banned for being irresponsible and causing offence.
Sir John Hegarty's incubator business, The Garage Soho, has invested in online property platform Settled, and will provide branding guidance for the firm.
Doddle, the parcel service, has launched a campaign ahead of Black Friday, playing on the behaviour of shoppers at sales.
Visitors to Burberry's flagship store on Regent Street can stitch themselves into the luxury brand's star-studded Christmas ad, thanks to a partnership with Google.
Science is squeezing the art out of advertising, according to the attendees of a Parliamentary Debating Group at the House of Commons last night.
Creston, the marketing group that owns TMW and Nelson Bostock, has reported a 74 per cent drop in pre-tax profits for the six months ending in September this year.
Visa Europe's TV ad campaign to promote the Apply Pay feature of its credit and debit cards, stars a big band drummer who is credited with teaching Phil Collins.
Transport for London has ended its 15-year relationship with M&C Saatchi.
ITV has confirmed that The Voice, the singing competition, will move to the commercial broadcaster from the BBC in 2017.
Strictly Come Dancing pulled in an average audience of 10.7 million people for its results show last night.
Cinema has the strongest combined brand impact of any medium, according to research by Millward Brown, commissioned by Digital Cinema Media.
More than half of people in the UK will own a smartphone by the end of this year for the first time, according to research from ZenithOptimedia.
Samsung is promoting the SUHD TV in its Christmas ad, which features people allowing their old TVs to be damaged so they have an excuse to buy a new one.
Quality Street is releasing a TV campaign that aims to usurp Coca-Cola and its holiday truck as the first sign of Christmas.
Immediate Media has announced its intention to buy Jewellery Maker, a 24-hour TV shopping channel.
Refinery29, the US-based fashion and lifestyle media company, is launching a UK website and has appointed a new London-based editorial team.
Digital Cinema Media has refused to run a Church of England ad featuring the Lord's Prayer because it could offend audiences.
Academy has secured the services of its first Academy Award-winning director, Kathryn Bigelow.
Heineken has picked Amsterdam-based agency We Are Pi as its lead ad agency for its Desperados brand.
Unilever has retained Mindshare for its media planning and buying business in most global markets, and has won central and eastern Europe from PHD.
Children are spending more than 15 hours a week online, and only one third of 12- to 15-year-olds can identify a paid-for ad in search engine results, according to research by Ofcom.
Sainsbury's festive video telling the story of Mog at Christmas has been the most shared ad this week.
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The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky have kept the quality bar high. The online players aren't taking over in Britain yet, says Campaign's head of media.
British Airways has picked Creston Unlimited and data analytics consultancy Aquila Insight to handle the airline's customer relationship management work.
Channel 4's video on demand service, All 4, will be available on Google's media streaming device, Chromecast, from next week.
John Lewis has kicked off the next phase of its partnership with Age UK with a campaign featuring behind-the-scenes footage from its Christmas ad, "man on the moon".
ITV has announced its first move into programmatic advertising and unveiled a string of new drama commissions, including the return of Cold Feet, at its upfronts tonight.
The ad featuring animals playing together for the Android operating system is the most-shared ad of 2015, according to Unruly.
Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has won a competition to create the most-viewed ad for Twix on YouTube.
BT Sport has put its ad sales contract, which is estimated to be worth £30 million a year, up for review and, in a surprise move, both ITV and Sky have submitted bids against the incumbent, Channel 4.
DMG Media, the publisher of the Daily Mail and MailOnline, is looking for an international agency ahead of a consumer push.
Mini, the car brand owned by BMW, has called a review of its integrated ad account in the UK.
Frylight, the cooking oil brand that is owned by Dairy Crest, is on the hunt for an agency ahead of a marketing push.
Mark Sinnock, the group chief strategy officer at M&C Saatchi, has joined Havas Creative Group as its European and UK chief strategy officer.
Dunelm, the home-furnishings retailer, is on the hunt for an agency to handle its creative work.
Google has appointed Lucy Banks, the executive creative director at Bauer Media, to lead its branded content business across EMEA, replacing Derek Scobie.
Sky Media has launched an international ad sales team, based in Munich, for brands that want to run campaigns "at scale" across all the pay-TV giant's five European markets.
The Campaign to End Loneliness, a coalition of organisations dedicated to helping the elderly stay connected to the world, has issued a brief for a creative partner.
Miele, the home-appliances brand, has picked Mr President as its UK digital agency after a competitive pitch.
Heineken has extended its relationship with Adam & Eve/DDB by appointing the agency to handle the UK advertising for Amstel.
Channel 4 has opened talks with its biggest advertising customer, WPP's Group M, about a new trading deal as its two-year agreement expires next month.
MEC, the WPP media agency, has set up a division called MEC Tonic to help clients with digital briefs by using the expertise of start-ups.
Iris, Now and The Brooklyn Brothers have been shortlisted in the integrated review for Intu, the owner of shopping centres including Lakeside and Trafford Centre.
To promote the new Rise Of The Tomb Raider game, M:United, McCann's agency for Microsoft and Xbox, asked eight people to stand on a billboard for 24 hours.
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John Lewis' latest Christmas ad is this week's pick.
Tesco's Christmas ads haven't gone over well.
Media arm of creative agency will become a top 20 media shop following the deal.
ITV is introducing a "swipe to live" viewing feature as part its new online video service, The ITV Hub, and will back next week's launch with a marketing push in TV, outdoor and digital.
James Kirkham, the head of mobile and social at Leo Burnett and a co-founder of Holler, is leaving the agency.
Gareth Malone, the celebrity choirmaster, is helping people with breathing conditions to become singers, as part of a new campaign for Philips.
Havas Media Group has hired Mark Connolly, the former chief revenue officer at ad tech company AudienceScience, as its media performance and investment director.
Mog's Christmas Calamity, the book written and illustrated by Judith Kerr for Sainsbury's seasonal campaign, has topped the best-seller list.
Channel 4 hosted media agencies and stars from its top shows to a party after its upfronts yesterday.
Sky has launched Sky Q, a combined satellite TV and internet service that will broadcast Ultra HD programming and allow users to pause live TV and watch later on different devices.
Mcgarrybowen has appointed Nicole Reid to be the business development director on the agency's management team.
Media agencies and broadcasters should take lessons from the way that YouTube is communicating with its audience, according to Josh Krichefski, the chief operations officer at MediaCom.
An Instagram video featuring Made In Chelsea's Millie Mackintosh doing yoga has been banned for not being obviously identifiable as an ad for J2O, the Britvic Soft Drinks brand.
BT's ads promoting its coverage of Champions League football have been banned by the ads standards watchdog for providing misleading claims.
Channel 4 announced today at its upfronts that it is launching a premium video programmatic advertising exchange, while its sales director, Jonathan Allan, became the latest senior TV figure to attack YouTube over viewability.
RBS has appointed The Leith Agency to handle advertising for its Royal Bank of Scotland brand after a pitch.
Becky Gee, the publisher at Red, the Hearst Magazines UK title, has taken on the new role of strategic partnerships director at the publisher.
Bauer Media is shutting FHM and Zoo magazines in a dramatic illustration of the collapsing lads' mag sector, which reached its zenith in the 1990s.
Tate Britain has released a series of posters to reconnect the public with famous art works in its gallery.
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ITV is giving staff a better than expected pay rise of 3 per cent next year, improving an offer of 2.2 per cent that Britain's biggest free-to-air broadcaster made just four months ago.
John Lewis' Christmas ad has topped a poll of mothers' favourite festive ads by retailers for the second year in a row.
Facebook is encouraging retail brands to focus their digital strategy to Sundays and Mondays, instead of Fridays and Saturdays, in the run-up to Christmas.
Starcom Mediavest Group has hired Ken Mandel, the former Hootsuite and Salesforce.com executive, as APAC president of its Global Client Network practice.
Channel 4 boss David Abraham has claimed Channel 5's revenues "are up to £100 million below" what the UK broadcaster was making when Richard Desmond owned it.
Matt Steward, a client partner at DigitasLBi, has been promoted to managing director for the UK arm of the business.
Sainsbury's Christmas ad featuring Mog the cat failed to generate as much social media attention as John Lewis' Man on the Moon in this year's battle for most popular festive campaign.
House of Fraser's Christmas campaign is a choreographed and upbeat effort that breaks on TV on Wednesday (18 November).
ITV's I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! returned with 11.1 million viewers last night, matching last year's launch episode.
Pat Fallon, the renowned adman who co-founded Fallon Worldwide, died on Friday aged 70, leaving behind a network which has produced ads seen across the world.
Visitors passing through Gatwick Airport might hear the sounds of farmers, tractors, birds, or fishermen emptying their nets.
David Lubars, Bill Westbrook, Robert Senior and others remember their "always profane, often profound" leader
Sky Media, the ad sales division at Sky, has picked Videology, the video advertising platform, to set up a programmatic system to run its digital inventory.
Possible's global chief technology officer explains how creatives and technologists can work together for the benefit of their agency and the industry.
The new ad from Warburtons will feature the Muppets starring in "The Giant Crumpet Show".
John Lewis' festive ad showing a lonely man on the moon was the most shared this week, while Sainsbury's ad shoots to second place in one day.
Instant reaction to Sainsbury's Christmas ad featuring Mog the cat has been very positive on social media - even if it failed to generate anywhere near the buzz of last week's launch by John Lewis.
Pure Media, the media planning and buying agency part of the Chime Communications Group, has appointed Katy Clarkson to the role of head of planning.
Bloomberg has promoted Viktoria Degtar to become its new EMEA head of sales based in London, after the departure of commercial director Matt Teeman.
Sainsbury's aired its Christmas ad last night (12 November), reviving children's book character Mog the cat through CGI technology.
Benefit, the global cosmetic and beauty brand, has appointed ODD as its UK creative agency after a competitive pitch.
The Audit Bureau of Circulations will be releasing print and digital figures together for the first time next month.
Rory Sutherland, the vice chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Group UK, will deliver a speech to 10,000 pupils in more than 100 schools via virtual reality headsets next week.
Warburtons, the bakery brand, has released a trio of teaser ads ahead of the launch of a campaign to promote its new product Giant Crumpets.
PhD, the sports nutrition brand, has appointed Antidote to handle its creative business after a competitive pitch.
Judith Kerr, the author of the Mog series and The Tiger Who Came To Tea, penned a new Mog story for Sainsbury's Christmas campaign.
Online publishers are paying the price for using intrusive, and "terrible" third-party software, which has given rise to a surge in ad-blocking use, said Jonah Peretti, the chief executive of BuzzFeed.
Deloitte has hired a former AKQA managing director to be a partner at Deloitte Digital, its fast-growing digital marketing services and design agency.
Smirnoff has signed a global, estimated seven-figure deal with dance music brand Mixmag Media which will recruit leading DJs to perform at club nights and produce video for the Diageo-owned vodka company.
Sue Unerman, the chief strategy officer at MediaCom, Camilla Harrison, the Anomaly chief executive, and Pat Doherty, the principal at Creative Counsel, are among the judges lined up for the 2016 Outdoor Planning Awards, which opened for entries today.
Avios, the travel rewards scheme used by British Airways and Iberia, is reviewing its digital and direct marketing account, currently held by MBA.
Men talk confidently about asking for a pay rise while women describe how nervous they are in that position in a new film that exposes the differences in the way the two genders approach their advertising careers.
Grey London has unveiled its new creative leadership team, promoting Vicki Maguire and Dom Goldman, and hiring the Dare Labs founder Perry Nightingale.
Honda is pitting three of its roster agencies against each other for the global launch campaign for its supercar.
Nick Bailey, the chief executive and executive creative director of Isobar UK, is to become the chief creative officer EMEA.
Karmarama has hired the industry veteran Adam Kean as its executive creative director.
Mini, the car brand owned by BMW, has appointed WCRS to develop a global campaign to launch the latest Mini Convertible, which goes on sale in March next year.
Stink, the production company, has opened a content division and is promising clients a one-stop-shop of services including strategy and creative.
Adam & Eve/DDB has promoted its head of account management, Paul Billingsley, to managing partner and head of client services, and its head of planning, Dom Boyd, to group strategy director.
Nikon, the camera-maker, has appointed SapientNitro, the digital agency owned by Publicis Groupe, to its £30 million integrated advertising account across Europe.
Sainsbury's is looking for an agency to handle direct marketing and eCRM.
AkzoNobel has restructured its advertising roster in the UK, ending its relationship with 18 Feet & Rising.
Vodafone's creative agency, Grey London, has fought off a rival WPP shop to pick up the telecom giant's "quad play" TV launch brief.
Iris has appointed Matthew Kershaw to head the agency's global content offering.
WCRS is no longer in the running for Morrisons' creative account.
Mulberry's Christmas ad, which parodies the nativity, has attracted a lot of attention on Twitter.
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Currys PC World's Christmas ad starring Jeff Goldblum is a hit.
The second instalment of "the gentleman's wager" has not made a good impression.
PHD has hired ex-Google executive Ben Samuel to the newly created role of marketing technology director in London.
ITV has claimed there is "no evidence" that retransmission fees would mean increased costs for British viewers, as the broadcaster hit back at cable giant Virgin Media's claims that such payments are a "TV tax".
The Good Exchange, a new national ecommerce service for the charity sector, has appointed MBA to launch its platform, after a competitive pitch.
WPP's Group M has made its second acquisition of a digital marketing agency in a week by buying a majority stake in South African mobile outfit Yonder Media.
The Children's Society has launched an online video exposing the harsh reality of child sexual exploitation.
Verbalisation, the strategic marketing agency which prides itself on its military contacts and use of psychological warfare methods, has appointed Alex van Gestel as its chief executive.
Maxus, the WPP media agency, has launched a branded content arm called Chorus.
Guy Cocker, the former editor at video games site GameSpot, has been named the global editor-in-chief at Stuff.
Campaign, the IPA and Lida have revealed the differences in the ways women and men approach their careers in a film to launch the Women of Tomorrow competition to find the next generation of female leaders.
Dentsu has posted revenue of YEN 374 billion (£2 billion) for the first half of its financial year, a 13.6 per cent rise compared with the same period last year.
As Sainsbury's prepares to launch its next Christmas ad, Campaign takes a look back at the past several years of festive spots from the supermarket.
Nearly one in five people in the UK are using ad-blockers - an increase since the summer, according to research that charts the rise in popularity of the software.
The Telegraph has become the first British national newspaper to launch commercial editorial content on Apple News through its campaign with Nikon.
An "irresponsible" direct email ad from Ladbrokes has been banned by the ads watchdog for featuring a picture of a footballer aged under 25.
Turkish Airlines trades on its sponsorship of Euroleague in a new TV ad featuring some of the basketball league's top players.
Volkswagen has begun advertising again in the UK as it seeks to shore up sales after the diesel emissions-rigging scandal.
Poundland, the budget high street retailer, is launching its first TV ad next week as it pushes the brand in the run-up to Christmas.
Carat has been named the world's leading media agency network once again, after regaining the top spot from MediaCom.
Harvey Nichols' Christmas ad this year explains how to avoid the ordeal of having to pretend you like an unwanted gift - or having to put on a grimace they have coined as "gift face".
ITV's advertising revenue grew by 8 per cent in the third quarter of the year, thanks to the Rugby World Cup.
Tesco is breaking with tradition to run a series of four Christmas-themed TV ads that show how the supermarket is helping customers during the busy festive period.
John Perkins, the managing director of Rapp's London office, has left the agency after 20 years to work on a new venture.
Matt Teeman has left as commercial director of Bloomberg Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa after 15 months.
Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO's Thiago de Morales and TBWA's Amelia Torode have been named as two of the top 50 most powerful part-timers, in research out today.
October brought some much needed good news for the publishing industry, says the head of display at ZenithOptimedia.
This year's highly anticipated Christmas ad by John Lewis, which broke on TV and online on Friday, has spawned an array of spoofs and parodies.
Carling, the Molson Coors lager brand, has signed a deal to sponsor Dave, the UKTV channel.
Bisto, the gravy brand owned by Premier Foods, is sponsoring BBC Good Food to encourage people to increase their cooking repertoire.
Savills, the premium property company, has named Isobel as its lead creative agency for its residential estate agency arm.
Atomic London has hired Howard Willmott, a former group creative director at DDB, as the agency's head of creative innovation, in a newly-created role.
Barbie's ad showing that young girls can reach any career they like has stayed in the top spot in the viral chart.
The John Lewis Christmas ad, which broke online this morning, has been mentioned on social media nearly 40,000 times within the first few hours.
Transport for London has launched a hard-hitting road safety campaign making road users aware of the consequences of a bad decision.
Sky Movies' Christmas ad features a young girl falling into different films as tries to get rid of her brussels sprouts.
Guy Wieynk, the group chief executive of Publicis UK, has been promoted to chief executive of Western Europe for Publicis Worldwide.
Mumsnet, the online network for parents, has launched a mobile app that helps women track every stage of their pregnancy.
Virtual reality could fundamentally change how we experience the world, writes Karmarama's managing partner for innovation from this week's Web Summit in Dublin.
Boots has employed pop singer Jessie J to sing on the soundtrack for this year's Christmas ad campaign, which transports the viewer into a world of style and glamour.
Debenhams, the department store chain, is showcasing gift giving in its new Christmas ad.
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After parting ways with Ant and Dec earlier in the year, Morrisons has put its staff in the spotlight in its new Christmas campaign.
Argos has used a team of 50 professional skiers and snowboarders to create an action-packed Christmas TV ad and stoke up festive anticipation.
Jabra, the Danish headphones and speakers maker, has appointed Gyro to handle its global creative and strategic business following a competitive pitch.
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Cadbury, the confectionery brand owned by Mondelez, has created a huge advent calendar for its £10 million Christmas campaign.
John Lewis's eagerly awaited festive campaign tells the story of a young girl who brings Christmas to a lonely old man living on the moon.
Nigel Clarkson, the managing director at Weve, has joined Yahoo as its UK managing director and country commercial director.
We Are Social has launched an office in Berlin, its second in Germany, with Reebok as a founding client.
Viacom has called a media review that will see all planning and buying for its UK TV channels consolidated into one agency for the first time.
Cornetto, the Unilever-owned ice-cream brand, is talking to agencies about its digital advertising.
Glenmorangie, the Scotch whisky, is looking for a global experiential agency.
Notonthehighstreet.com, the online retailer for quirky gifts, is looking for a creative agency after parting ways with WCRS.
Media buyers have welcomed The Sun's decision to drop its online paywall but warned that it will become more dependent on digital platforms.
Frank Budgen, one of advertising's most celebrated directors, has died.
Magners, the C&C Group Irish cider brand, has appointed PHD to its UK media account, ending its relationship with Havas Media.
Mother London has bolstered its creative department by adding four new teams.
888 Holdings, the online gambling company, has appointed Hometown to the global advertising account for its poker business after a competitive pitch.
Karmarama has launched a joint venture with the founders of the data start-up Ignition.AI as it looks to bolster its creative output powered by data.
Lee Thomas, the head of content and strategy at Havas Helia, has joined iProspect UK as the head of Create.
Ryan Wareham, DigitasLBi's global programme director, has joined R/GA London as its executive production director.
TK Maxx, the fashion retailer, has appointed Wieden & Kennedy London as its strategic and creative lead agency across Europe after a competitive pitch.
The Bank of England held pitches on Tuesday and Wednesday this week as it searches for an advertising agency to help promote the new plastic £5 note.
Thames Valley Police has created a buzz online with a new film comparing sexual consent to making a cup of tea.
Nespresso's ad starring George Clooney falls flat.
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Jeff Goldblum, who starred in Jurassic Park and Independence Day, puts in an entertainingly bizarre performance for Currys PC World's first Christmas campaign.
Costa, the coffee shop chain, has become the first brand to launch a branded content film with BuzzFeed.
Outsmart, the marketing body for the out-of-home advertising industry, and the IPA's outdoor specialists have launched a new data-led tool for outdoor advertisers.
TalkTalk is bringing back its X Factor sponsorship this weekend after a two-week suspension, following a police investigation into last month's cyber attack.
NBTY International, which owns the Nature's Bounty and Solgar brands, has appointed Havas Work Club to handle its strategy, digital and communications business.
Capital, the Global Radio station, will announce the line-up for its Christmas concert live on Outdoor Plus digital screens across London.
Universal's ad featuring Minions singing Jingle Bells is the most-shared Christmas ad ever, while John Lewis dominates the rest of the list.
As Twitter swaps favourites for likes, Chris Buckley, TMW Unlimited's chief digital officer, explains what the change will mean for users.
Waitrose has launched its Christmas campaign, its first yuletide ad from Adam & Eve/DDB.
WPP today confirmed it has bought a majority stake in Essence, which claims to be the biggest independent digital media-buying agency in the world.
MEC has promoted Marc Pearson, a managing partner, to the newly-created role of managing director of the Performance division.
BMW's TV ad promoting the BMW 3 Series has been banned for showing off features of the car that could encourage dangerous driving.
Group M has been awarded the global media account for Ubisoft, just four months after it was given to Havas Media.
Jack Daniel's, the Tennessee whiskey brand owned by Brown-Forman, has unveiled an out of home (OOH) campaign to promote the launch of Tennessee Fire, a cinnamon flavoured spirit.
Twitter, the social media site, has replaced its Favourite button with a heart to symbolise a Like in a move to make the platform "more rewarding".
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The Wall Street Journal has launched a mobile news app for London-based people in the finance and business sector.
The stakes for Christmas campaigns are higher than ever, but so is the imperative for change, says 18 Feet & Rising's chief executive.
Frank Budgen, one of advertising's most celebrated directors, has died.
Sainsbury's could beat John Lewis as the most popular Christmas ad this year. Campaign showcases some of the best adverts of the festive season.
The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply has handed its global media and events business to Haymarket Media Group.
One of London's hottest independent, digital media-buying agencies, Essence, is in advanced talks to sell to WPP.
Lloyds Bank's Christmas ad promoting its partnership with Apple Pay presents the sweet tale of a young girl struggling to find the perfect gift for her mother.
An all-star cast of jumping celebrities star in Burberry's Christmas campaign, in an ad that pays tribute to Billy Elliot, the film and musical.
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