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Finish dishwasher cleaner ad banned by ASA
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Finish dishwasher cleaner ad banned by ASA

A dishwasher cleaner ad for Finish featuring Carol Smillie, the presenter, has been banned by the ads regulator for being misleading.

Cheil wins Etihad's global digital and social account
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Cheil wins Etihad's global digital and social account

Cheil has won the global digital and social marketing brief for the UAE's national carrier Etihad following a competitive pitch.

What's next for Twitter to become more ad-friendly?
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What's next for Twitter to become more ad-friendly?

After a mixed set of results for the social messaging network in the second quarter of 2015, Wunderman's senior client director says its event targeting platform is a positive step forward.

Arif Durrani to leave Haymarket for Bloomberg Media
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Arif Durrani to leave Haymarket for Bloomberg Media

Arif Durrani will be leaving Haymarket to join Bloomberg Media as commercial editor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Cinema ad revenues up 21% in first half of 2015
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Cinema ad revenues up 21% in first half of 2015

Cinema ad revenues have increased by 21 per cent in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2014, according to figures released by Digital Cinema Media (DCM) today.

Ever After and Zone Design merge to create MBC
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Ever After and Zone Design merge to create MBC

Ever After and Zone Design, the creative agencies, have merged to create MBC and hired Kayleigh McCardle, an associate at Lippincott, as the group business development director.

We Are Social creative James Nester moves to Weber Shandwick
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We Are Social creative James Nester moves to Weber Shandwick

We Are Social's UK creative director James Nester is joining Weber Shandwick to be its executive creative director.

DreamWorks to launch first dedicated channel in Thailand
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DreamWorks to launch first dedicated channel in Thailand

DreamWorks Animation is to debut its DreamWorks channel in Thailand alongside local pay TV operator CTH and HBO Asia.

National Geographic launches noughties global campaign
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National Geographic launches noughties global campaign

National Geographic Channels International has launched a global TV campaign for a new series about the noughties.

Made.com appoints agencies to unify advertising
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Made.com appoints agencies to unify advertising

Made.com, the online furniture retailer, has appointed a TV agency and a print agency, as it seeks to present a single, unified image across different advertising channels.

Sky profits up 6 per cent with nearly a million customers added
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Sky profits up 6 per cent with nearly a million customers added

Sky has hailed end-of-year financial results for the 12 months to 30 June 2015 as being "outstanding", after it posted an adjusted pre-tax profit of £1.20 billion, an increase of 6 per cent on the previous year.

Carpetright retains Different as creative agency
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Carpetright retains Different as creative agency

Carpetright, the carpet retailer, has retained Different as its creative agency in the UK following a competitive pitch.

Brave new world of VR, rather like the old one
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Brave new world of VR, rather like the old one

Tham Khai Meng, the worldwide chief creative officer of Ogilvy & Mather offers his take as big tech heavily bets on virtual reality.

Why creative businesses need sarcasm more than seminars
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Why creative businesses need sarcasm more than seminars

This industry doesn't crap on about creativity enough. You may have detected a note of sarcasm in that sentence.

Power users should offer Twitter something in return
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Power users should offer Twitter something in return

Twitter's new chief executive must value relationships as well as traffic, says Martin McNulty, the chief of digital marketing agency Forward3D.

ITV's ad revenue climbs 5 per cent in first half of 2015
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ITV's ad revenue climbs 5 per cent in first half of 2015

ITV delivered strong financial results for the first half of the year as ad revenue rose by 5 per cent.

Can Coca-Cola save the world?
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Can Coca-Cola save the world?

Mass deforestation and devastating climate change are major threats to the future of our planet. But what if one brand could single-handedly tackle this global problem?

Bauer Media UK raids Argos and Viacom to strengthen digital division
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Bauer Media UK raids Argos and Viacom to strengthen digital division

Bauer Media UK has made four appointments for the newly created roles of chief technology officer and heads of social, analytics and search for Xcel Media, its digital arm.

UK adspend reaches record high in Q1
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UK adspend reaches record high in Q1

UK adspend in the first quarter of the year was the highest on record, hitting £4.7 billion, an 8.2 per cent growth compared with the same period last year, according to figures from the Advertising Association/Warc Expenditure.

The Tumblr for adults: How Medium is trying to improve branded content
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The Tumblr for adults: How Medium is trying to improve branded content

The blogging platform is already punching above its weight with tech and business influencers.

Gumtree to sponsor BT Sport's Premier League coverage
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Gumtree to sponsor BT Sport's Premier League coverage

Gumtree.com, the classifieds website, will sponsor all of BT Sport's coverage of the coming season's Premier League football matches.

Marmite urges nation to spread the love this summer
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Marmite urges nation to spread the love this summer

Marmite has launched a Woodstock-inspired campaign and a Marmite Love Café, to promote a summer version of the spread.

Wunderman UK hires four to boost strategy and creative work
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Wunderman UK hires four to boost strategy and creative work

Wunderman UK has taken on four people to strengthen its strategic and creative teams.

'You can, you up': Words of warning for marketers courting China's millennials
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'You can, you up': Words of warning for marketers courting China's millennials

'You can, you up', a curious "Chinglish" catchphrase uttered frequently by millennials in China, carries a warning for older marketers targeting the youth segment, participants at a youth-marketing conference were told.

Campaign Viral Chart: Sky Sports ad with Thierry Henry is most shared
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Campaign Viral Chart: Sky Sports ad with Thierry Henry is most shared

A Sky Sports ad starring Thierry Henry, the former France and Arsenal footballer, sharing the history of England's top football league, has taken the top place in the chart.

Apple gadgets no longer necessity, says study
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Apple gadgets no longer necessity, says study

The Apple Watch may have moved its image upscale, but Apple has lost points as an indispensable brand.

Gio Compario returns for GoCompare.com ad
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Gio Compario returns for GoCompare.com ad

Gio Compario, Gocompare.com's maligned opera-singing mascot, returned to TV advertising last night (26 July).

Pearson to sell Economist Group stake
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Pearson to sell Economist Group stake

Pearson is in talks to sell its 50 per cent stake in the Economist within days after its sale of the Financial Times to Nikkei, with a major investor already confirming its interest in increasing its stake.

Dave's Crackanory returns with funding from Audible
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Dave's Crackanory returns with funding from Audible

Audible, Amazon's audio book arm, is sponsoring the third series of Dave's Crackanory, featuring Christopher Lloyd, Sarah Millican, Tamsin Greig, Greg Davies and Simon Bird.

MoneySupermarket follows 'epic strut' with pole-dancing builder
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MoneySupermarket follows 'epic strut' with pole-dancing builder

The follow-up to Moneysupermarket.com's successful "epic strut" ad features a builder pole dancing to Liberty X's 'Just A Little'.

Cosmopolitan's Suzy Cox to be editor of Heat
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Cosmopolitan's Suzy Cox to be editor of Heat

Bauer Media has appointed Cosmopolitan's deputy editor Suzy Cox to be editor of Heat magazine.

Havas Media snatches back BBC media account
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Havas Media snatches back BBC media account

The BBC has handed its media business to Havas Media, following a competitive pitch process.

BT pushes free European football in major ad push
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BT pushes free European football in major ad push

BT is kicking off a major ad campaign featuring Gareth Bale and David Luiz to support the launch of European football on its BT Sport channel.

Music service Deezer hires Pd3 to challenge 'bland' marketing
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Music service Deezer hires Pd3 to challenge 'bland' marketing

Deezer has appointed pd3 to create its first UK ad campaign, as the music-streaming service's boss calls rivals' campaigns "bland".

Vizeum names Charlie Ebdy head of strategy as Ian Edwards moves to Facebook
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Vizeum names Charlie Ebdy head of strategy as Ian Edwards moves to Facebook

Vizeum UK, the Dentsu Aegis Network media shop, has promoted Charlie Ebdy to head of strategy.

RIP the client service director
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RIP the client service director

Andrew Bell, Geometry Global UK's managing partner, explains why he is scrapping the client service director title.

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