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Ronseal takes over ad break with three minutes of 'watching paint dry'
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Ronseal takes over ad break with three minutes of 'watching paint dry'

Ronseal is taking over an entire ad break on Channel 4 tonight in which the viewer is invited to watch paint dry.

WPP confirms search has begun for Sorrell's successor
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WPP confirms search has begun for Sorrell's successor

WPP has begun to look at external candidates to replace Sir Martin Sorrell as the chief executive of WPP, the company confirmed today.

CMO Bruce McColl retires as Mars shakes up marketing structure
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CMO Bruce McColl retires as Mars shakes up marketing structure

Andrew Clarke, chief customer officer since 2015, will take newly created role of chief marketing and customer officer

Carlsberg rewards kind passengers with football tickets in Euro 2016 campaign
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Carlsberg rewards kind passengers with football tickets in Euro 2016 campaign

Chris Kamara, the former footballer and Sky Sports pundit, dresses in disguise and rewards unsuspecting Tube travellers in London with football match tickets in a new Carlsberg campaign ahead of Euro 2016.

Creative Circle pays tribute to Cullingham as AMV BBDO tops agency awards
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Creative Circle pays tribute to Cullingham as AMV BBDO tops agency awards

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO was named creative agency of the year by Creative Circle at its annual awards last night, which saw Tony Cullingham win the President's Award.

Roth Observatory reverts name to The Observatory International
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Roth Observatory reverts name to The Observatory International

Roth Observatory, the global marketing services intermediary, is restructuring and reverting its name to The Observatory International.

Backstreet Boys parodied in Red Brick Road's last ad for Just Eat
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Backstreet Boys parodied in Red Brick Road's last ad for Just Eat

Everybody, the 90s hit by American boy band Backstreet Boys, is the third and final song to be parodied by Just Eat in an ad that launches this weekend.

Oliver Group launches Manchester office
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Oliver Group launches Manchester office

Oliver Group is launching a new office in Manchester as it aims to create a specialist hub in digital and SEO in the North.

Ad narcissism: why our industry should put down the mirror
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Ad narcissism: why our industry should put down the mirror

Kate Nettleton, a strategy director at Bartle Bogle Hegarty, on why advertising should end its obsession with the reflecting pool.

Harvey Nichols' Vogue ad features 100-year-old fashion model
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Harvey Nichols' Vogue ad features 100-year-old fashion model

Harvey Nichols' new campaign features the first 100-year-old model to appear in Vogue.

Nick Bailey to leave Isobar
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Nick Bailey to leave Isobar

Nick Bailey, the EMEA chief creative officer at Isobar, is leaving the Dentsu Aegis Network agency after three years.

PHD and MediaCom lead nominations in Thinkbox TV Planning Awards shortlist
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PHD and MediaCom lead nominations in Thinkbox TV Planning Awards shortlist

PHD and MediaCom are the most shortlisted agencies in the 2016 Thinkbox TV Planning Awards, run with Campaign, which will be judged next week.

ISBA's media transparency contracts under fire from agencies
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ISBA's media transparency contracts under fire from agencies

ISBA's attempts to introduce greater transparency around media agency contracts with advertisers are unworkable and irresponsible, it has been claimed.

ASA probes gender stereotyping in ads
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ASA probes gender stereotyping in ads

Rules on gender stereotyping in advertising could change following an investigation by the Advertising Standards Authority, which has launched today.

Ogilvy & Mather and WPP top Effie Index
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Ogilvy & Mather and WPP top Effie Index

Ogilvy & Mather has been named as the most effective ad network in the world by the Effie Index, while its owner, WPP, was named the most effective holding company for the fifth year in a row.

Iris hires ex-BuzzFeed director of brand strategy Lewis
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Iris hires ex-BuzzFeed director of brand strategy Lewis

Digby Lewis, the former director of brand strategy at BuzzFeed, has joined Iris to lead its global content division Content That Pops.

WPP revenue up 10.5% despite marketing taking 'back seat' for clients
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WPP revenue up 10.5% despite marketing taking 'back seat' for clients

WPP, the owner of Group M and Ogilvy & Mather, has reported a 10.5 per cent increase in revenue year on year to £3.08 billion for the first quarter of 2016.

Rick Hirst joins Carat as CEO
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Rick Hirst joins Carat as CEO

In a rare move, Mcgarrybowen's UK boss takes charge of sister media agency.

Home Office seeks agency for £60m anti-extremism initiative
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Home Office seeks agency for £60m anti-extremism initiative

The Home Office is holding a pitch to find an agency to support a programme to counter extremism.

Wagamama kicks off review of ad business
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Wagamama kicks off review of ad business

Wagamama, the restaurant chain, has called a review of its creative requirements.

Tribute begins hunt for creative agency
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Tribute begins hunt for creative agency

Tribute, the Cornish pale ale beer brand, is looking for a creative agency to help it take advantage of the public's thirst for craft beer.

Brexit blamed for fall in TV adspend
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Brexit blamed for fall in TV adspend

TV insiders are blaming clients' anxiety over the Brexit vote for a bigger-than-expected fall of up to 7 per cent in the TV ad market in April and have revised down forecasts for the year.

Facebook unites sales teams in expanded single operation
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Facebook unites sales teams in expanded single operation

Facebook has gone on a hiring spree after integrating the teams that used to deal separately with media and creative agencies in a single operation.

Save the Children hunts agency for DRTV brief
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Save the Children hunts agency for DRTV brief

Save the Children, which has just launched a global campaign to help children that are discriminated against, is looking for an agency to create direct-response TV ads.

Pinterest targets UK for first ad campaign
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Pinterest targets UK for first ad campaign

Pinterest has chosen the UK as the market to launch its first above-the-line ad campaign next month after hiring MediaCom as its media agency.

Droga5 London names joint ECDs
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Droga5 London names joint ECDs

Droga5 London has promoted two creative directors, on loan from the agency's New York office, to joint executive creative directors.

Beardsell joins Fold7 in new content role
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Beardsell joins Fold7 in new content role

Christine Beardsell, the managing director at ZenithOptimedia's Newcast UK, is joining Fold7 in the newly created position of managing partner for content.

Department of Health seeks ad agency for regulatory body
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Department of Health seeks ad agency for regulatory body

The Department of Health's medicines regulator is looking for an agency as part of a push to get people to stop using fake slimming pills and counterfeit condoms.

Will Townsend named Unilever chief at R/GA
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Will Townsend named Unilever chief at R/GA

Will Townsend, the managing director at Mcgarrybowen New York, has been named the global client services director for Unilever at R/GA London.

Hugh Tarpey to lead CP&B London's design unit
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Hugh Tarpey to lead CP&B London's design unit

Crispin Porter & Bogusky London has appointed Hugh Tarpey to head its new integrated design unit.

Chime's new creative agency wins first client Purplebricks
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Chime's new creative agency wins first client Purplebricks

Chime Communications has set up a creative agency, called Snap, and snared the online estate agency Purplebricks as its founding client.

The buzz: Amnesty International tackles homophobia in Turkey
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The buzz: Amnesty International tackles homophobia in Turkey

Amnesty International has highlighted the ongoing problem of homophobia in Turkey through an online film created by TBWA\Istanbul.

Pitch update: Innocent, Taylors of Harrogate, Just Eat
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Pitch update: Innocent, Taylors of Harrogate, Just Eat

Innocent has shortlisted Creature, M&C Saatchi and Mother in its advertising review.

Turkey of the week: Chartered Banker Institute "rise above the rest"
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Turkey of the week: Chartered Banker Institute "rise above the rest"

The Chartered Banker Institute's ad on the Tube is this week's turkey.

Pick of the week: Boots No7 "ready for more" by Mother
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Pick of the week: Boots No7 "ready for more" by Mother

The new ad for Boots No7 is this week's pick.

Mencap launches hunt for first ad agency
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Mencap launches hunt for first ad agency

Mencap, the learning disability charity, is reviewing for its first retained ad agency.

TfL selects VCCP for creative account
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TfL selects VCCP for creative account

Transport for London has selected VCCP to handle its creative account after an intensive nine-month pitch process.

AnyVan.com picks Innocean UK for creative
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AnyVan.com picks Innocean UK for creative

AnyVan.com, the removals service site, has appointed Innocean UK to handle its £2 million creative account without a pitch.

Hearst picks up highest nominations at PPA Awards
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Hearst picks up highest nominations at PPA Awards

Hearst Magazines UK, which publishes Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping, has received the most number of nominations for this year's PPA Awards.

Argos' Black Friday ad banned
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Argos' Black Friday ad banned

A Black Friday ad for Argos promoting discounted laptops has been banned for being "misleading" after it failed to show how it was meeting demand.

Predicting 2020: The end of the media owner
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Predicting 2020: The end of the media owner

The future media industry will be divided between content creators and content distributors, says Maxus' chief executive.

Sky wins DHL as first international client
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Sky wins DHL as first international client

Sky has won DHL as its first international client that will run an ad campaign across the pay-TV giant's five European markets simultaneously.

One in five working parents says employer 'does not support them'
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One in five working parents says employer 'does not support them'

One in five parents in the advertising and media industries has said that their employer does not support them at all, according to Nabs, the non-profit organisation.

Telling advertising's big story: how UK is selling ads to the world
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Telling advertising's big story: how UK is selling ads to the world

Karen Fraser, the director of Credos, the think-tank, explains the Advertising Association's work to show how advertising is a big contributor to the UK economy.

Team GB stars brought in for Kellogg's Olympic campaign
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Team GB stars brought in for Kellogg's Olympic campaign

Taylor Herring has fired the starting gun on an eight-month campaign for Kellogg's ahead of Rio 2016, using several British Olympic stars.

YouTube launches six-second Bumper Ads
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YouTube launches six-second Bumper Ads

Google has introduced a brand new ad format on YouTube that will last for six seconds and cannot be skipped, in order to quickly attract attention from impatient mobile users.

DCM restructures sales team led by Barker
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DCM restructures sales team led by Barker

Digital Cinema Media has promoted its head of agency sales, Davina Barker, to the role of sales director in a team restructure.

Hilton's first 360 video ad puts mobile viewers in Barbados
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Hilton's first 360 video ad puts mobile viewers in Barbados

Tourism industry remains bullish on sales potential of VR technology

BHS: the struggling retailer's best ads
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BHS: the struggling retailer's best ads

Now that the troubled retailer has filed for administration, Campaign takes a look at BHS's ads over the past few years.

Ben Priest becomes president of The Thinkbox Academy
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Ben Priest becomes president of The Thinkbox Academy

Ben Priest, the chief creative officer of Adam & Eve/DDB, has been appointed president of The Thinkbox Academy, the group of 250 senior creative champions from the advertising industry who choose the winners of the Thinkboxes awards.

The Times and Sunday Times combine for first joint brand campaign
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The Times and Sunday Times combine for first joint brand campaign

The Times and The Sunday Times have released a stirring TV ad as part of their first joint brand campaign.

UK adspend grew at highest rate since 2010 to £20 billion
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UK adspend grew at highest rate since 2010 to £20 billion

UK adspend grew at its highest rate since 2010 last year by 7.5 per cent to £20.1 billion, according to the Advertising Association/Warc Expenditure Report.

JCDecaux names Berwin and Thomas as co-CEOs in UK
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JCDecaux names Berwin and Thomas as co-CEOs in UK

JCDecaux has promoted Spencer Berwin and Philip Thomas to co-chief executives of its UK business.

Publicis Groupe shortlists ideas for start-up initiative
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Publicis Groupe shortlists ideas for start-up initiative

Publicis Groupe has shortlisted 320 ideas, a combination of start-ups and initiatives, to be part of Publicis90, which will support new businesses and projects in the digital space.

MullenLowe Group merges Mediahub and Profero Performance
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MullenLowe Group merges Mediahub and Profero Performance

MullenLowe Mediahub has launched a performance media arm following a merger with MullenLowe Profero Performance.

Carphone Warehouse goes gritty for millennial-targeted iD campaign
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Carphone Warehouse goes gritty for millennial-targeted iD campaign

Carphone Warehouse's first campaign for iD, its mobile network, introduces viewers to an urban horse-riding club in one of America's most dangerous cities.

Clash of Kings games app launches ad to cash in on Game of Thrones hype
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Clash of Kings games app launches ad to cash in on Game of Thrones hype

Mobile gaming app Clash of Kings is hoping to benefit from the hype surrounding the launch of the latest series of TV drama Game of Thrones by launching a multi-media ad campaign to drive app downloads.

Britain's Got Talent maintains audience hold with almost 10m tuning in
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Britain's Got Talent maintains audience hold with almost 10m tuning in

ITV's Britain's Got Talent has maintained its hold on audiences for the third week running, attracting 9.9 million viewers on Saturday night.

Plusnet consolidates CRM into Karmarama
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Plusnet consolidates CRM into Karmarama

Plusnet, the internet provider owned by BT, has consolidated its CRM account into Karmarama.

Sky: Online advertising isn't as effective as digital evangelists think
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Sky: Online advertising isn't as effective as digital evangelists think

We're entering a new era in online advertising because brands are using data and technology to question its effectiveness, says Andrew Mortimer, director of media at Sky.

ZenithOptimedia's Shotton: why balance is key to marketing happiness
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ZenithOptimedia's Shotton: why balance is key to marketing happiness

Marketing happiness comes from a balanced view of the world, says Richard Shotton, head of insight at ZenithOptimedia

Telegraph owners are richest media moguls in UK, says Sunday Times Rich List
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Telegraph owners are richest media moguls in UK, says Sunday Times Rich List

Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay, who own Telegraph Media Group, are the richest people in media in the UK, according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2016.

Idris Elba aims to make dreams come true in Purdey's brand relaunch
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Idris Elba aims to make dreams come true in Purdey's brand relaunch

Idris Elba is fronting a brand relaunch campaign for Purdey's, the multivitamin fruit drink brand, in which the actor interviews people about realising their dreams.

Vodafone gives away free Shakespeare in 400th anniversary campaign
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Vodafone gives away free Shakespeare in 400th anniversary campaign

Vodafone has partnered with The British Library to distribute early editions of some of Shakespeare's best-known works in streets around the UK and beyond to coincide with the 400th anniversary of his death.

Nils Leonard on 'the dark con of advertising'
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Nils Leonard on 'the dark con of advertising'

"The dark con of advertising is that doing less often feels like the way forward," Nils Leonard, Grey London's chief creative officer and chairman, told an audience at the D&AD Festival today.

IPG reports 6.7% rise in organic revenue
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IPG reports 6.7% rise in organic revenue

Interpublic Group, the owner of McCann and MullenLowe, has posted a 6.7 per cent increase in organic revenue for the first three months of the year.

TSB launches media review
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TSB launches media review

TSB, the independent bank, has begun a review of its media planning and buying requirements, putting Manning Gottlieb OMD on alert.

ITV hands media account to Goodstuff
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ITV hands media account to Goodstuff

ITV has appointed Goodstuff Communications as its media planning and buying agency after a competitive pitch as Mindshare's 11-year relationship with the broadcaster comes to an end.

BBH promotes Sarah Watson to global CSO
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BBH promotes Sarah Watson to global CSO

Bartle Bogle Hegarty has promoted its top strategist in New York, Sarah Watson, to be its global strategy chief.

Homebase deletes 'tasteless' Prince tweet
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Homebase deletes 'tasteless' Prince tweet

UK DIY store chain Homebase has been accused of bad taste for publishing a promotional tweet for the brand that contained #RIPPRINCE.

Little Black Dress picks M2M as first media agency
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Little Black Dress picks M2M as first media agency

Little Black Dress, the women's fashion and lifestyle brand, has appointed M2M Media as its first media agency after a competitive pitch.

Why Carat is ditching the word 'innovation'
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Why Carat is ditching the word 'innovation'

After Carat announced it is dropping the term "innovation" from job and team names, the agency's head of innovation explains the thinking behind the move.

Creative recruiter's death honoured with diversity scholarship fund
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Creative recruiter's death honoured with diversity scholarship fund

Major Players, the creative and marketing recruitment agency, is commemorating the death of its former managing director in an initiative to boost diversity in the ad industry.

Kwik Fit's return to TV ads lauds staff as 'heroes'
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Kwik Fit's return to TV ads lauds staff as 'heroes'

Kwik Fit, the car repairs company, is celebrating its customer service as it returns to TV ads.

JWT/Geometry joint venture scoops Blossom Hill business
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JWT/Geometry joint venture scoops Blossom Hill business

J Walter Thompson and Geometry have benefitted from Treasury Wine Estates buying Diageo's wine brands, scooping the shopper marketing business for Blossom Hill.

Suki Thompson: We need to change the conversation about mental health
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Suki Thompson: We need to change the conversation about mental health

Prioritising mental well-being should be just as vital as tackling sexism and racism, says Oystercatchers' chief executive.

Havas UK revenue dips in first quarter
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Havas UK revenue dips in first quarter

Havas has reported a 1.6 per cent decline in year-on-year revenue for the first quarter of 2016.

Top Cat takes out a mortgage in Halifax campaign
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Top Cat takes out a mortgage in Halifax campaign

Top Cat, the gangster feline protagonist from the animated 60s series, is coming back to terrestrial TV tonight in a new ad campaign by Halifax.

WATCH: Gustavo Martinez makes rape joke at 2015 JWT meeting
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WATCH: Gustavo Martinez makes rape joke at 2015 JWT meeting

The tape of the ex-CEO joking about rape in front of agency executives has been admitted as evidence in discrimination suit

Grey London tops D&AD winners list
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Grey London tops D&AD winners list

Grey London has won more Pencils than any other agency at this year's D&AD Awards, thanks to work for Volvo and Mumsnet.

Live streaming of sport is 'ticking time bomb' for broadcasters
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Live streaming of sport is 'ticking time bomb' for broadcasters

Live streaming of sport is the "ticking time bomb" facing broadcasters across the world, Advertising Week Europe heard today.

Jerry Buhlmann on Brexit, the digital economy and Sorrell's pay
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Jerry Buhlmann on Brexit, the digital economy and Sorrell's pay

Jerry Buhlmann, the chief executive of Dentsu Aegis Nework, discussed the importance of the digital economy, threat of Brexit and Sir Martin Sorrell's pay at Advertising Week Europe this morning.

TMW Unlimited picks up L'Oréal briefs
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TMW Unlimited picks up L'Oréal briefs

L'Oréal, the beauty company, has appointed TMW Unlimited to handle its integrated ad business for three brands.

Xaxis appoints Harcus as UK MD
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Xaxis appoints Harcus as UK MD

Xaxis, WPP's programmatic media and audience platform, has appointed Group M's digital operations director, Harry Harcus, as its UK managing director.

Media360: last chance for early bird tickets
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Media360: last chance for early bird tickets

Time is running out to book early bird tickets for this year's Media360 conference in Brighton next month, where speakers include political editor Robert Peston and MediaCom UK chief executive Josh Krichefski.

Sky ad revenue up 7%
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Sky ad revenue up 7%

Sky's operating profit was up 11.6 per cent for the nine months to the end of March 2016 to £1.14 billion, as ad revenue climbed 7 per cent.

Tesco kicks off agency hunt for clothing arm
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Tesco kicks off agency hunt for clothing arm

Retail giant seeks shop to handle creative activity for the F&F clothing label.

Just Eat launches creative review
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Just Eat launches creative review

Just Eat, the online takeaway food site, is on the hunt for an agency to handle its creative account.

Paddy Power Betfair rethinks £40m media
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Paddy Power Betfair rethinks £40m media

Paddy Power Betfair, Europe's biggest bookmaker, is planning to consolidate its estimated £40 million annual media spend into one agency.

Laphroaig seeks shop for digital CRM brief
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Laphroaig seeks shop for digital CRM brief

Laphroaig, the whisky brand owned by Beam Suntory, has approached creative agencies about a digital customer relationship marketing brief.

A&E/DDB names Hopson group MD
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A&E/DDB names Hopson group MD

Adam & Eve/DDB has hired Russell Hopson, the former managing director of WPP's Team Red, as its group managing director, replacing Xavier Rees.

Agencies vie for brief to launch new £1 coin
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Agencies vie for brief to launch new £1 coin

HM Treasury and The Royal Mint are looking for an advertising agency to promote the arrival of the new £1 coin, which launches next year.

Advertising Week Europe '16: a round-up of the big issues
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Advertising Week Europe '16: a round-up of the big issues

Soho is abuzz this week with delegates and sessions for Advertising Week Europe. Here are some of the hot topics so far...

Quidco calls pitch for advertising account
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Quidco calls pitch for advertising account

Quidco, the cashback website, is on the hunt for an advertising shop.

Ogilvy & Mather London hires Google's Donald
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Ogilvy & Mather London hires Google's Donald

Ogilvy & Mather London has appointed Clare Donald, the head of operations at Google Creative Lab, as its first chief production officer.

Cadbury hands global digital account to Elvis
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Cadbury hands global digital account to Elvis

Cadbury has hired Elvis as its global digital creative and social agency without a pitch.

Martin London hires 4Creative's Browne
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Martin London hires 4Creative's Browne

Olivia Browne, the group business director at 4Creative, is to join The Martin Agency as the first managing director of Martin London.

Carat to drop 'innovation' from job titles and team names
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Carat to drop 'innovation' from job titles and team names

Carat is phasing out the term "innovation" from job and team names in an attempt to make innovation "standard practice" across the Dentsu Aegis Network media agency.

Jonathan Bottomley steps down as BBH strategy chief
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Jonathan Bottomley steps down as BBH strategy chief

Jonathan Bottomley, the joint chief strategy officer at Bartle Bogle Hegarty, is leaving.

M&A deals hit $6.5bn after first-quarter flurry
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M&A deals hit $6.5bn after first-quarter flurry

Mergers and acquisitions activity gained pace in the first quarter of 2016, with 288 deals completed globally - up by almost a third compared with the same period last year.

Turkey of the week: Cadbury Dairy Milk "tastes like this feels" by Fallon
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Turkey of the week: Cadbury Dairy Milk "tastes like this feels" by Fallon

Fallon's latest ad for Cadbury is not an improvement.

Pick of the week: Moneysupermarket.com "#epicdanceoff" by Mother
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Pick of the week: Moneysupermarket.com "#epicdanceoff" by Mother

Moneysupermarket's new ad featuring a dance-off among its campaign stars is this week's pick.

Pitch update: British Gas, Betsson, Ferrero
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Pitch update: British Gas, Betsson, Ferrero

The £55 million British Gas media review begins in earnest in early May when the power supplier has initial meetings with the incumbent, Carat, and rivals including ZenithOptimedia.

The buzz: Ryan Reynolds' crowd-pleasing performance for BT
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The buzz: Ryan Reynolds' crowd-pleasing performance for BT

BT has had mixed success with its campaign featuring the supposedly hapless agency types behind its ads.

D&AD launches Foundation Council to boost talent and diversity
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D&AD launches Foundation Council to boost talent and diversity

D&AD has launched its first Foundation Council, with a mission to boost its New Blood talent programme and promote diversity.

Divorced celebrities, monsterous directors and insane clients: tips from the top creatives
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Divorced celebrities, monsterous directors and insane clients: tips from the top creatives

If you want to score a celebrity for your ad, look for someone who is recently divorced, advised Alex Grieve, one of the executive creative directors behind Currys PC World's "spare the act" campaign.

Grey London picks up six D&AD Pencils
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Grey London picks up six D&AD Pencils

Grey London and Y&R Auckland are leading the pack at the D&AD Festival this week having picked up the most number of Pencils among agencies so far.

Sky Media to move office from Victoria to Osterley campus
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Sky Media to move office from Victoria to Osterley campus

Sky's advertising sales operation, Sky Media, is to move office from its Victoria base in central London to the pay-TV giant's Osterley campus.

Microsoft's CMO on the art and science of immersive storytelling
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Microsoft's CMO on the art and science of immersive storytelling

Technology and creativity are inextricably linked. Microsoft's chief marketing officer for the UK shares advice on combining the two.

Watch: Sky increases investment in digital
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Watch: Sky increases investment in digital

Sky is investing more in online and social media, but still believes strongly in traditional media such as TV and outdoor, according to its director of media, Andrew Mortimer.

MailOnline and Metro's nine rules for advertisers to reach millennials
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MailOnline and Metro's nine rules for advertisers to reach millennials

More than three-quarters of 18 to 34 year olds like advertising and more than 80 per cent of those who use ad-blockers fear they "could be missing something", according to research by MailOnline and Metro about how brands can woo millennials.

Women are talking about sport. It's time to listen.
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Women are talking about sport. It's time to listen.

Pedro Avery, the global chief executive at Havas Sport & Entertainment, questions the sports marketing industry model in the face of a burgeoning women's sports sector.

YouTube claims it delivers 'better returns than TV' in fresh attack on broadcasters
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YouTube claims it delivers 'better returns than TV' in fresh attack on broadcasters

YouTube has claimed new research shows 77 per cent of campaigns on its video site have "a higher return on investment than TV", but broadcasters insisted it was "no surprise" because brands spend "relatively low" sums with YouTube.

Ingenious billboard from two Brazilian agencies kills zika mosquitoes
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Ingenious billboard from two Brazilian agencies kills zika mosquitoes

NBS and Posterscope Brasil bring new meaning to "effective" advertising

One in four people forecast to use ad-blockers by 2017
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One in four people forecast to use ad-blockers by 2017

More than a quarter of UK internet users will be using ad-blocking software by the end of 2017, according to a new report by eMarketer.

Ad Pulse: How Apple's Cookie Monster ad became an online hit
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Ad Pulse: How Apple's Cookie Monster ad became an online hit

Unruly has analysed the most shared ad of March, Apple's "timer" video starring the Cookie Monster, to reveal wisdom for marketers.

Possible picks up Specsavers digital service design
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Possible picks up Specsavers digital service design

Specsavers has appointed Possible, the WPP digital creative agency, to handle digital service design.

DigitasLBi's Lianne Dixon promoted to international client service director
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DigitasLBi's Lianne Dixon promoted to international client service director

Lianne Dixon, the global client partner at DigitasLBi, has been promoted to international client service director.

Bots and humans: the new interactive tools that could help creatives
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Bots and humans: the new interactive tools that could help creatives

Are we entering a new age of interactive design, or is that a load of hype? Russell Davies looks at new tools that could help creative people do their jobs.

Why media owners and agencies need to play their part in women speaking up
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Why media owners and agencies need to play their part in women speaking up

Abby Carvosso, the group managing director of advertising at Bauer Media, explains why speaking up is so important for women - and how the media community can play its part.

Four ways to reach your best brand advocates: introducing the makers
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Four ways to reach your best brand advocates: introducing the makers

Are your advocates simply raising awareness of your brand, or are they actually helping you to convert awareness in to action? That depends on whether you know the makers, says the managing director of advertising at Time Out UK.

Shazam makes mobile advertising play with Shazam for Brands
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Shazam makes mobile advertising play with Shazam for Brands

Shazam, the music app, has created tools to help brands advertise on its platform.

Omnicom picks Ghazi to lead Annalect in EMEA
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Omnicom picks Ghazi to lead Annalect in EMEA

Omnicom Media Group has appointed Jon Ghazi, the managing director of Arc, to be the EMEA chief executive of Annalect.

Heathrow expansion group told by ASA not to repeat claim about local support
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Heathrow expansion group told by ASA not to repeat claim about local support

Back Heathrow, a group campaigning for the expansion of London Heathrow Airport rather than rival option Gatwick, has been told by the UK's ad regulator not to repeat its claim that "most people living in communities near Heathrow Airport support its expansion".

Judge allows Martinez rape joke video as evidence in JWT trial
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Judge allows Martinez rape joke video as evidence in JWT trial

Faces of JWT executives must be blurred in public release, says judge

Evian returns to TV with new baby ad
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Evian returns to TV with new baby ad

Evian is back with another "live young" TV ad. This time its CGI babies have taken over a beach.

Omnicom UK organic revenue up 2.2%
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Omnicom UK organic revenue up 2.2%

Omnicom Group's UK organic revenue in the first quarter of 2016 was up 2.2 per cent on the previous year.

MT Rainey named Channel 4 deputy chairman
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MT Rainey named Channel 4 deputy chairman

MT Rainey, one of the founders of Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, has been appointed as the deputy chairman of Channel 4.

D&AD unveils award for ads with social 'impact'
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D&AD unveils award for ads with social 'impact'

Jamie Oliver and David Droga among jury chairs for new honors to be given during New York Advertising Week 2016

Channel 4: next taboo to tackle is mental health issues
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Channel 4: next taboo to tackle is mental health issues

The next taboo to tackle in disability is mental health, Dan Brooke, the chief marketing and communications officer at Channel 4, told Advertising Week Europe this morning.

Independent media agencies form new global network
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Independent media agencies form new global network

The7stars is teaming up with a global consortium of independent media agencies to launch Local Planet, a global media agency network, to take on the likes of Group M and Omnicom Media Group.

'Women don't need to defeminise, they need to be themselves,' easyJet CEO McCall says
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'Women don't need to defeminise, they need to be themselves,' easyJet CEO McCall says

Women do not need to defeminise their behaviour or language, because to be a success in business, people need to be themselves, easyJet chief executive Carolyn McCall said yesterday.

Why creative and media agencies are better apart - unless you're Asda
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Why creative and media agencies are better apart - unless you're Asda

Goodstuff's founding partner argues that media agencies should sit outside creative agency management.

Watch: Martin Sorrell on how the industry can deal with ad-blocking
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Watch: Martin Sorrell on how the industry can deal with ad-blocking

Campaign caught up with Sir Martin Sorrell, the chief executive of WPP, following his appearance at Advertising Week Europe on Monday.

Dentsu Aegis Network to launch agency with people from disadvantaged backgrounds
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Dentsu Aegis Network to launch agency with people from disadvantaged backgrounds

Dentsu Aegis Network UK is launching a new agency with people from disadvantaged backgrounds, the network's chief executive, Tracy De Groose, announced at Advertising Week Europe today.

Iris buys specialist creative agency Founded
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Iris buys specialist creative agency Founded

Iris Worldwide has acquired Founded, a specialist creative agency, in an effort to extend the agency network's reach into the west coast of America.

Channel 4 launches £1m disability ad competition
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Channel 4 launches £1m disability ad competition

Channel 4 is going to give away £1 million of airtime to the brand that comes up with the best creative idea featuring people with disabilities.

Publicis Groupe UK revenue down 0.7%
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Publicis Groupe UK revenue down 0.7%

Publicis Groupe's UK organic revenue shrank by 0.7 per cent year on year in the first three months of 2016, despite the company's global revenue growing by 8.9 per cent.

Sorrell on his pay packet: 'This is the way to do it'
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Sorrell on his pay packet: 'This is the way to do it'

Sir Martin Sorrell, the chief executive of WPP, has defended his £63 million share-linked remuneration package, saying: "I passionately believe this is the way to do it."

Johnny Hornby: US brands hold no special regard for UK ad agencies
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Johnny Hornby: US brands hold no special regard for UK ad agencies

Being British offers ad agencies no competitive advantage in the US, Johnny Hornby told Advertising Week Europe this afternoon in a discussion on how to grow business abroad.

Nomad Foods appoints ZenithOptimedia as media agency
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Nomad Foods appoints ZenithOptimedia as media agency

Nomad Foods Europe, the owner of the Birds Eye and Findus brands, has appointed ZenithOptimedia as its media planning and buying agency across Europe after a competitive pitch.

Publishers 'breaking law' by tracking users who block their ads
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Publishers 'breaking law' by tracking users who block their ads

Publishers are breaking European law by banning users with ad-blocking software, Advertising Week Europe heard this morning.

Tracy De Groose: the big idea is going to die
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Tracy De Groose: the big idea is going to die

The big idea will no longer be something that the industry refers to, according to Tracy De Groose, the chief executive at Dentsu Aegis Network UK.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise pulls ads from FT after 'ad threat' letter controversy
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise pulls ads from FT after 'ad threat' letter controversy

Tech firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has stopped advertising in the Financial Times after a letter from the firm's comms chief was criticised by one of the newspaper's columnists for containing a "threat" relating to its ad spend, Campaign's sister title PRWeek has learned.

Bauer Media expands targeted in-stream audio ads beyond Absolute Radio
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Bauer Media expands targeted in-stream audio ads beyond Absolute Radio

Bauer Media is expanding its targeted in-stream audio ads to its Kiss, Kerrang!, Planet Rock and Heat Radio stations.

Aviva sticks with ZenithOptimedia for £100m media account
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Aviva sticks with ZenithOptimedia for £100m media account

ZenithOptimedia has retained Aviva's estimated £100 million global media buying and planning account, beating MEC in a competitive pitch.

Thinkbox: We're not looking for a fight with YouTube
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Thinkbox: We're not looking for a fight with YouTube

Tess Alps, the chair of Thinkbox, responds to Campaign's head of media, Gideon Spanier, who said last week that the commercial TV trade body is engaged in an "epic battle" with YouTube.

Advertising Week Europe's CEO hopes new venue will take event to next level
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Advertising Week Europe's CEO hopes new venue will take event to next level

Advertising Week Europe kicks off this week with a new venue in London's Picturehouse Central and four days of seminars featuring agency chiefs and marketing leaders.

Online ad viewability 'at highest level in 18 months'
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Online ad viewability 'at highest level in 18 months'

Online ad viewability in the UK has increased to its highest level in 18 months, according to new figures from ad verification company Meetrics.

Creativity is the building block of education, says CP&B's Pinder
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Creativity is the building block of education, says CP&B's Pinder

Richard Pinder, the UK and international chief executive at Crispin Porter & Bogusky, on how agencies can lead the fight to champion creativity beyond the confines of the advertising industry.

Npower awards creative account to FCB Inferno
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Npower awards creative account to FCB Inferno

Npower has appointed FCB Inferno as its creative agency following a competitive pitch.

Myerson quits as Desmond's right-hand man after 21 years
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Myerson quits as Desmond's right-hand man after 21 years

Richard Desmond's right-hand man and "brother-in-arms", Stan Myerson, is quitting publishing group Northern & Shell after 21 years.

Campaign Viral Chart: Taylor Swift's treadmill mishap retains top spot
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Campaign Viral Chart: Taylor Swift's treadmill mishap retains top spot

Taylor Swift's calamity with exercise equipment for Apple remains the most shared ad of the week, with over 300 shares.

Birds Eye selects Grey London for European creative account
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Birds Eye selects Grey London for European creative account

Nomad Foods Europe, which owns the frozen-food brands Birds Eye, Findus and Iglo, has appointed Grey London to be its lead creative agency across Europe.

Ryan Reynolds to front BT's latest 'behind the scenes' ad
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Ryan Reynolds to front BT's latest 'behind the scenes' ad

Ryan Reynolds features in the latest ad in BT's "behind the scenes" campaign, which airs tomorrow.

Vodafone to reassure customers with 30-day guarantee campaign
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Vodafone to reassure customers with 30-day guarantee campaign

Vodafone's latest TV campaign will promote itself as the first UK mobile operator to offer a 30-day network guarantee, after complaints from customers rose sharply last year.

Mindfulness and agency life: A how-to guide
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Mindfulness and agency life: A how-to guide

Forever Beta strategist, Marcelo Peretti Kuhn, explains how over-stressed agency staffers can benefit from applying mindfulness at work.

Sharing widgets: how something so small can be so powerful
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Sharing widgets: how something so small can be so powerful

The buttons that appear around articles so you can share them are a veritable goldmine to marketers but remain scandalously under-employed by brands, says the UK sales director of RadiumOne.

Dominic Proctor: Why it's time to mobilise at Advertising Week Europe
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Dominic Proctor: Why it's time to mobilise at Advertising Week Europe

Brands must look beyond apps and focus on high quality and varied mobile advertising, says the global president of Group M.

Publicis Media names Morrissey UK CEO and Georgiadis as chairman
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Publicis Media names Morrissey UK CEO and Georgiadis as chairman

Publicis Media has turned to an outsider, the former AKQA general manager, Amanda Morrissey, to head its four British media agencies as UK chief executive with insider Phil Georgiadis appointed as UK chairman.

Digital adspend growing at fastest rate for seven years
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Digital adspend growing at fastest rate for seven years

Digital adspend is growing at its fastest rate for seven years, according to the latest figures compiled by the Internet Advertising Bureau.

Brands not investing enough in video, say senior marketers
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Brands not investing enough in video, say senior marketers

Nearly three-quarters of content marketers do not believe brands are investing enough in video content, according to new research by the Content Marketing Association.

De la Fosse named Ogilvy & Mather's group CCO
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De la Fosse named Ogilvy & Mather's group CCO

Ogilvy & Mather Group UK has promoted Emma de la Fosse, the joint chief creative officer at OgilvyOne EMEA, as its first group chief creative officer.

Mecca Bingo in hunt for creative agency
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Mecca Bingo in hunt for creative agency

Mecca Bingo, the gaming operator owned by Rank Group, is searching for an agency to handle its creative work.

Coty launches global review
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Coty launches global review

Beauty company approaches agencies over creative and digital cosmetics accounts.

Heineken kicks off below-the-line pitch
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Heineken kicks off below-the-line pitch

Heineken, the Dutch brewer, is reviewing its UK below-the-line business.

Ad budgets up as confidence sinks
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Ad budgets up as confidence sinks

UK marketing budgets have risen in the first quarter of 2016, but uncertainty over Brexit has seen financial confidence plummet to a three-year low, research says.

Agencies line up for Scottish Power media
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Agencies line up for Scottish Power media

Scottish Power, the utilities company, has contacted agencies about a review of its media planning and buying account.

Saatchis and Blue 449 set to work on Asda in same office
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Saatchis and Blue 449 set to work on Asda in same office

Saatchi & Saatchi and Blue 449 staff are expected to work in the same office to service Asda after the supermarket awarded its ad and media accounts to the Publicis Groupe agencies in a surprise move.

Odeon calls pitch for advertising account
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Odeon calls pitch for advertising account

Odeon, the UK's biggest cinema chain, is on the lookout for a new creative agency.

News UK renames commercial unit The Bridge
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News UK renames commercial unit The Bridge

News UK is renaming its commercial arm The Bridge as part of a restructure that will bring ad sales and customer data closer together.

CHI & Partners makes six hires as it dissolves creative pairs
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CHI & Partners makes six hires as it dissolves creative pairs

CHI & Partners has bolstered its creative department with six new hires as the agency dispenses with traditional creative pairs.

Ferrero seeks agency for below-the-line task
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Ferrero seeks agency for below-the-line task

Ferrero, the owner of Ferrero Rocher, Tic Tac and Nutella, is on the hunt for a below-the-line agency in the UK.

Susanne Jones takes MD role at Isobar UK
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Susanne Jones takes MD role at Isobar UK

Susanne Jones, the senior vice-president and managing director of the Citigroup account at Critical Mass, has joined Isobar UK as its managing director.

Agencies accuse BrewDog of exploitative behaviour
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Agencies accuse BrewDog of exploitative behaviour

BrewDog has been accused of exploiting small agencies after dismissing several shops from a pitch process without letting them present their ideas.

RKCR/Y&R continues shake-up with Djaba appointment
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RKCR/Y&R continues shake-up with Djaba appointment

Tamsin Djaba, the former strategy director at Droga5 London, has moved to Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R to become a strategy partner as part of a management restructure at the WPP shop.

AMV BBDO beats Droga5 to land Virgin Holidays brief
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AMV BBDO beats Droga5 to land Virgin Holidays brief

Virgin Holidays has named Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO as its advertising and communications agency, following its split with M&C Saatchi at the beginning of the year.

Pitch update: ITV, Alzheimer's Society, Axa, Iglo
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Pitch update: ITV, Alzheimer's Society, Axa, Iglo

ITV is expected to name its new media agency next week, having whittled the five-strong shortlist down to two: Arena Media and Goodstuff Communications.

The buzz: Match.com apologises for freckles ad
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The buzz: Match.com apologises for freckles ad

Match.com apologised and took down ads featuring a freckled redhead with the line "If you don't like your imperfections, someone else will" after being accused of bullying.

Pick of the week: Green Party "the not so secret life of 5 year old politicians" by Creature London
Turkey of the week: Chicago Town "the ultimate pizza hit" by Life
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Turkey of the week: Chicago Town "the ultimate pizza hit" by Life

Chicago Town's ad is this week's turkey.

Disney tops Cohn & Wolfe's inaugural Authentic 100 rankings
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Disney tops Cohn & Wolfe's inaugural Authentic 100 rankings

The agency measured the authenticity of brands in markets around the world. The bad news: Three in four respondents said brands and companies have a credibility problem

Invest in STEM talent earlier, ex-BBC presenter Maggie Philbin tells adland
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Invest in STEM talent earlier, ex-BBC presenter Maggie Philbin tells adland

Adland should invest in STEM talent at an earlier stage in order to secure its future, the former BBC presenter Maggie Philbin has said at an IPA event.

Pride in London appoints WCRS to promote this summer's event
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Pride in London appoints WCRS to promote this summer's event

Pride in London, the volunteer-based organisation that runs the UK's biggest LGBT+ event, has appointed WCRS as its first creative agency.

FT repositions global brand with 'first truly integrated campaign'
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FT repositions global brand with 'first truly integrated campaign'

With the new slogan 'Make the right connections', the Financial Times has launched a brand repositioning campaign.

Facebook opens brand window to Messenger
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Facebook opens brand window to Messenger

The new suite of tools will enhance interactive marketing on the chat platform, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said

CNBC shakes up ad sales with in-house agency Catalyst to woo business audience
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CNBC shakes up ad sales with in-house agency Catalyst to woo business audience

Financial news channel CNBC is bringing its international ad sales, content creation and data teams into a single unit, called CNBC Catalyst, to work as "a full-service in-house commercial agency" for clients.

An idiot's guide to Twitter
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An idiot's guide to Twitter

As the social media platform moves into its second decade, We Are Social looks back at classic Twitter errors.

National Accident Helpline picks The Corner
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National Accident Helpline picks The Corner

National Accident Helpline has appointed The Corner as its creative agency after a competitive pitch.

Pinterest to launch marketing developer partners scheme in UK
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Pinterest to launch marketing developer partners scheme in UK

Pinterest will be working with 4C, Adaptly, Amobee and Brand Networks in the UK as it expands its marketing developer partners scheme following the launch of UK Promoted Pins last week.

Y&R wins Grandy for "McWhopper" at 2016 Andy Awards
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Y&R wins Grandy for "McWhopper" at 2016 Andy Awards

VB&P wins for REI, Leo Burnett tops awards count

Raunchy betting ad banned for linking gambling to sexual success
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Raunchy betting ad banned for linking gambling to sexual success

A raunchy ad for a betting website, which featured a picture of a woman pulling her trousers down, has been banned after linking gambling to sexual success.

DigitasLBi's global client services director Ezekiel handed wider US roles
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DigitasLBi's global client services director Ezekiel handed wider US roles

Laurent Ezekiel, the global client services director at DigitasLBi, has also become the managing director for New York and Atlanta.

Anomaly picks up Freeview creative account
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Anomaly picks up Freeview creative account

Freeview, the free-to-air TV platform, has appointed Anomaly to handle its creative account.

Asda hands £95m media and creative to Publicis Groupe in double coup
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Asda hands £95m media and creative to Publicis Groupe in double coup

Asda has handed both its creative and media accounts, worth an estimated £95 million, to Publicis Groupe agencies without a pitch in a dramatic move.

UK advertising exports to grow by 54% in five years
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UK advertising exports to grow by 54% in five years

UK advertising's contribution to national exports is set to grow by 54 per cent over the next five years to £7.2 billion, according to the Advertising Association.

Twitter launches advertising awards
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Twitter launches advertising awards

The Twitter Awards will recognize advertisers that "#GoLive best"

Waitrose to stream live ad from dairy farm
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Waitrose to stream live ad from dairy farm

Waitrose will stream a live ad from one of its dairy farms this week to show customers where their food comes from.

The great advertising jargon detox is here
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The great advertising jargon detox is here

Why have we constructed our own language which is meaningless to the very people our industry is built around, asks Bloomberg Media's EMEA head of sales.

UKTV overtakes Channel 5 and Sky
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UKTV overtakes Channel 5 and Sky

UKTV overtook Sky and Channel 5 in terms of share of commercial impacts in 2015, as its revenue rose by 13 per cent year on year.

WPP will stop fighting 'rape joke' video if JWT faces are blurred (Update)
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WPP will stop fighting 'rape joke' video if JWT faces are blurred (Update)

Johnson's lawyers argue against WPP's proposal to file video with redactions

Aldi sticks with McCann after UK ad pitch
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Aldi sticks with McCann after UK ad pitch

McCann has retained Aldi's creative advertising account after a competitive pitch.

A&E/DDB uses Google for new Lloyds Bank data campaign
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A&E/DDB uses Google for new Lloyds Bank data campaign

Adam & Eve/DDB has partnered with Google for a data-inspired digital poster campaign for Lloyds Bank.

Media on Trial: the i
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Media on Trial: the i

Rick Hirst, the UK chief executive of Mcgarrybowen, gives his take on the newspaper's first issue as a Johnston Press product.

Tim Lindsay: Why the D&AD Festival matters
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Tim Lindsay: Why the D&AD Festival matters

Advertising and design festivals are ten a penny, so why does the D&AD Festival matter? Its chief executive, Tim Lindsay, explains.

Jenny Biggam: Why transparency is the key to trust
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Jenny Biggam: Why transparency is the key to trust

Media agencies have to do the legwork when it comes to rebuilding trust, but brands can also play their part, says the founding partner of the7stars.

Adland on the move: BMB
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Adland on the move: BMB

Campaign takes a peek at BMB's new digs on the Southbank.

Britain's Got Talent returns with 8.8m viewers
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Britain's Got Talent returns with 8.8m viewers

Britain's Got Talent attracted 8.8 million viewers for ITV on Saturday, almost double the audience of The Voice final on BBC.

Daily Mail eyes bid for Yahoo
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Daily Mail eyes bid for Yahoo

The publisher of the Daily Mail is considering a bid for Yahoo alongside private equity firms.

M&C Saatchi joins Conservative 'in' campaign
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M&C Saatchi joins Conservative 'in' campaign

M&C Saatchi had created its first work for ConservativesIn, the campaign from Conservatives wanting to stay in the European Union.

Hiscox launches review of ad account
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Hiscox launches review of ad account

Hiscox, the insurer, has begun a review of its UK advertising account, putting VCCP on alert.

Moneysupermarket brings Dave, Colin and Gary together for 'epic dance-off'
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Moneysupermarket brings Dave, Colin and Gary together for 'epic dance-off'

Moneysupermarket.com is bringing together its "you're so Moneysupermarket" campaign stars for an "epic dance-off".

McCann London creates Mr Kipling campaign after Premier Foods rejigs roster
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McCann London creates Mr Kipling campaign after Premier Foods rejigs roster

McCann London has usurped J Walter Thompson London to create the new brand campaign for Mr Kipling following a roster rejig by Premier Foods.

Watch: Behind Virgin Media's first virtual reality campaign
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Watch: Behind Virgin Media's first virtual reality campaign

Virgin Media, in partnership with Manning Gottlieb OMD, has launched its first virtual reality campaign.

Campaign Viral Chart: Taylor Swift falling off treadmill goes viral for Apple
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Campaign Viral Chart: Taylor Swift falling off treadmill goes viral for Apple

Apple Music's ad featuring Taylor Swift - in which the singer dramatically drops to the floor while running on a treadmill - was by far the most shared ad this week.

The government's EU leaflet row: explained
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The government's EU leaflet row: explained

Political advertising buff Benedict Pringle explains the furore over the Government's plan to spend £9.3 million on a direct marketing campaign lobbying the public to vote to remain in Europe.

Everest appoints All Response Media for UK media
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Everest appoints All Response Media for UK media

Everest, the home improvement and windows company, has appointed All Response Media to its UK media planning and buying account.

Andy Nairn: ideas are useless unless they're used
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Andy Nairn: ideas are useless unless they're used

Lucky Generals' founding partner explains why an awards scheme recognising work that has never run is misguided.

Lida wins consolidated Royal Mail DM account
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Lida wins consolidated Royal Mail DM account

Lida has won Royal Mail Group's consolidated below-the-line account after a competitive pitch.

Razorfish staff to report to SapientNitro's Vaz
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Razorfish staff to report to SapientNitro's Vaz

Razorfish is set to move into sister digital agency SapientNitro's London offices as part of an EMEA reorganisation by Publicis Groupe.

Golin launches in Germany as joint venture with MullenLowe
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Golin launches in Germany as joint venture with MullenLowe

Interpublic Group has announced the launch of Golin Germany, a PR, digital, content and advertising firm formed as a joint venture between its agencies Golin and GGH MullenLowe.

Brands admit to flouting ad industry code on influencer marketing
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Brands admit to flouting ad industry code on influencer marketing

Six in 10 marketing and PR professionals admit to flouting the UK's official code around influencer marketing, a study has found.

Barclays lauds top football fans in last major campaign as Premier League title sponsor
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Barclays lauds top football fans in last major campaign as Premier League title sponsor

Barclays is launching its last big ad campaign as the title sponsor of the Premier League, as its 15-year deal comes to an end in June.

Seat calls global advertising review
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Seat calls global advertising review

Seat, the Volkswagen-owned car manufacturer, is reviewing its global advertising account.

New business drops in first quarter of 2016
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New business drops in first quarter of 2016

New-business reviews declined by almost a fifth in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the same period last year, according to new figures from AAR.

Agencies line up for Alzheimer's Society
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Agencies line up for Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society is reviewing its creative, digital and direct requirements, currently handled by Fallon and Lida.

Study reveals low trust in media agencies
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Study reveals low trust in media agencies

Almost a third of advertisers rate trust levels with media agencies as low or very low in the wake of the rebate scandal that broke in the US last year.

AKQA hires Dare's Suki Rai as creative director
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AKQA hires Dare's Suki Rai as creative director

Suki Rai, the head of design at Dare, has joined AKQA as a creative director.

Post Office seeks agency for media planning and buying
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Post Office seeks agency for media planning and buying

The Post Office is on the hunt for an agency to handle its media planning and buying requirements.

UBM reviews global creative and media
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UBM reviews global creative and media

UBM, the business-to-business exhibitions company, is reviewing its global creative and media planning and buying requirements.

James Hilton launches branding agency
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James Hilton launches branding agency

AKQA's former chief creative officer James Hilton has started a brand consultancy "by mistake".

iProspect picks up Specsavers digital
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iProspect picks up Specsavers digital

Specsavers has appointed iProspect to work on part of its digital strategy across the UK, northern Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

AnalogFolk captures Booking.com account
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AnalogFolk captures Booking.com account

Booking.com, the travel site, has appointed AnalogFolk to handle its global digital marketing account after a competitive pitch.

Lucky Generals appoints Jim Bletsas as head of design
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Lucky Generals appoints Jim Bletsas as head of design

Lucky Generals has hired Jim Bletsas from Mcgarrybowen London as its new head of design.

BetVictor hands Euro 2016 brief to Mr President
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BetVictor hands Euro 2016 brief to Mr President

BetVictor, the online betting site, has appointed Mr President to work on the brand's Euro 2016 campaign after a competitive pitch.

McCann launches agency for clients wanting quick results
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McCann launches agency for clients wanting quick results

McCann has opened an agency for clients that want to drive demand quickly.

Pitch update: ITV, Purplebricks, Premier Inn
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Pitch update: ITV, Purplebricks, Premier Inn

Arena Media, Goodstuff Communications, the7stars, VCCP Media and Vizeum pitched for ITV's media business last week.

The buzz: Taylor Swift stars in Apple Music ad
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The buzz: Taylor Swift stars in Apple Music ad

Taylor Swift appears to have forgotten about her beef with Apple.

Turkey of the week: Visa "the heart" by Saatchi & Saatchi
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Turkey of the week: Visa "the heart" by Saatchi & Saatchi

Visa's new ad for the Olympics is this week's turkey.

Pick of the week: Persil "free the kids" by MullenLowe London
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Pick of the week: Persil "free the kids" by MullenLowe London

Persil's ad featuring convicts in a US prison is this week's pick.

Danepak returns to TV advertising with humorous ads promoting dedication to bacon
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Danepak returns to TV advertising with humorous ads promoting dedication to bacon

Danepak regards its bacon even more seriously than life-or-death situations, the brand says in its first TV ads in four years.

Kate Stanners handed global role at Saatchi & Saatchi
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Kate Stanners handed global role at Saatchi & Saatchi

Saatchi & Saatchi promotes CCO in London to global chief creative officer.

MEC launches new global content division Wavemaker
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MEC launches new global content division Wavemaker

MEC has launched a global specialist division to simplify the "complicated process" of delivering content for clients.

Campaign Big Awards 2016 open for entries
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Campaign Big Awards 2016 open for entries

It's time to gather together all your very best work from the last twelve months because the Campaign Big Awards 2016 is now open for business.

Watch a five-year-old Boris in Green Party election broadcast
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Watch a five-year-old Boris in Green Party election broadcast

The Green Party has cast political figures like Boris Johnson and Liz Kendall as five-year-olds squabbling in a playground in its election broadcast ahead of the local elections in May.

Pinterest needs to work with agencies to attract brands
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Pinterest needs to work with agencies to attract brands

Pinterest's real potential is adding a layer of curation for brands that don't have their own native content enabled yet, writes the head of strategic innovation at Carat.

Twitter streaming NFL games has potential to completely change sport
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Twitter streaming NFL games has potential to completely change sport

Not to slight traditional broadcasters, but they alone cannot satisfy the needs and appetites of a modern fan, says the head of Copa90.

John Lewis, Nestlé and Tesco first UK brands to use Pinterest ads
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John Lewis, Nestlé and Tesco first UK brands to use Pinterest ads

Pinterest has rolled out its Promoted Pins service in the UK, the first country outside of the US where advertising has been introduced into its model.

Cinema adspend growth continues in 2016 despite sober forecasts
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Cinema adspend growth continues in 2016 despite sober forecasts

Cinema adspend has jumped by over a quarter year on year for the first three months of 2016, according to Digital Cinema Media, after media buyers predicted 2015 would be a tough year to follow for the medium.

Isobar hires IBM's Cheyney Robinson for EMEA/APAC role
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Isobar hires IBM's Cheyney Robinson for EMEA/APAC role

Cheyney Robinson, the chief creative officer for Europe at IBM Interactive Experience, has joined Isobar in the new role of chief experience officer for EMEA and Asia Pacific.

ASA bans Gucci ad for featuring 'unhealthily thin' model
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ASA bans Gucci ad for featuring 'unhealthily thin' model

The ad watchdog has banned an ad by Guccio Gucci, the Italian fashion house that owns the Gucci brand, for featuring a model who looked "unhealthily thin".

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Maynards Bassetts "a tasty intermission" by Wieden & Kennedy London
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Maynards Bassetts "a tasty intermission" by Wieden & Kennedy London

Mondelez's decision to combine Maynards and Bassetts has resulted in a wacky master brand campaign, with discrete spots for each type of sweet under the new banner.