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Rufus Hound fronts St John Ambulance first aid campaign
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Rufus Hound fronts St John Ambulance first aid campaign

St John Ambulance, the first aid charity, has launched an awareness campaign featuring comedian and TV presenter Rufus Hound called "Save a Life September".

Welcome to the age of brands as broadcasters
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Welcome to the age of brands as broadcasters

With so many brands producing their own content to reach consumers in innovative ways, they will need to up their game significantly as expectations grow, says Mindshare's Adam Fulford.

Mail Brands' first major ad deal features George Lamb in video for Seat
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Mail Brands' first major ad deal features George Lamb in video for Seat

Mail Brands, the new commercial operation that brought together sales at the DMG Media's national newsbrand titles, has released its first partnership with a major brand since forming in July.

Admiral hands ad account to McCann Birmingham
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Admiral hands ad account to McCann Birmingham

Admiral, the insurance company, has appointed McCann Birmingham to handle its ad account following a competitive pitch process.

Freeview Play to launch next month
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Freeview Play to launch next month

Freeview, the free-to-air TV service, is launching Freeview Play, its video on-demand and catch-up TV service, next month.

AOL beefs up ad tech with acquisition of mobile tech firm Millennial Media
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AOL beefs up ad tech with acquisition of mobile tech firm Millennial Media

AOL has confirmed its acquisition Millennial Media, the end-to-end mobile platform, for $1.75 (£1.15) per share.

Harvey Keitel helps out a hen do in new Direct Line ad
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Harvey Keitel helps out a hen do in new Direct Line ad

Harvey Keitel returns as Winston Wolf and helps a group of women on a hen do in the new ad for Direct Line.

D&AD winner creates paper pencil substitute months after waiting for real award
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D&AD winner creates paper pencil substitute months after waiting for real award

A creative who won a new blood pencil at this year's D&AD awards has taken matters into her own hands after three months of not receiving her real prize.

Sainsbury's to sponsor ITV drama
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Sainsbury's to sponsor ITV drama

Supermarket giant Sainsbury's will sponsor ITV's Showcase Drama package in a two-year deal.

Poke promotes Angus Mackinnon to lead creative department
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Poke promotes Angus Mackinnon to lead creative department

Poke, the Publicis UK digital agency, has promoted Angus Mackinnon to take charge of its creative department.

Media mogul visits London to sell holograms to advertisers
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Media mogul visits London to sell holograms to advertisers

A billionaire media owner is coming to London to offer UK brands the chance to resurrect icons of music and film with new holographic technology.

Maxus brings in ZenithOptimedia's Symons as head of talent
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Maxus brings in ZenithOptimedia's Symons as head of talent

Maxus has appointed Rudi Symons as its first EMEA head of talent and culture.

Most people do not know how UK newspapers are funded by advertising, reveals study
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Most people do not know how UK newspapers are funded by advertising, reveals study

Consumers underestimate the contribution that advertising revenue has in funding high quality editorial, research from video advertising specialist Teads has found.

Knox leads LGBT leadership group
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Knox leads LGBT leadership group

A leadership group has been set up for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in advertising called PrideAM.

Intu seeks agency for £5m brand campaign
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Intu seeks agency for £5m brand campaign

Intu, the shopping centre owner formerly known as Capital Shopping Centres, is looking for a creative agency as it seeks to become a national brand.

Agencies line up for Bank of England task
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Agencies line up for Bank of England task

The Bank of England has contacted agencies about raising awareness of its new plastic £5 notes due to be released next year.

L'Oréal issues integrated briefs
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L'Oréal issues integrated briefs

L'Oréal is on the hunt for UK agencies with digital and experiential expertise as it sends out briefs for multiple brands.

Haworth named Wunderman ECD
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Haworth named Wunderman ECD

Ian Haworth, the global chief creative officer at Rapp, has been appointed as the executive creative director at Wunderman UK and EMEA.

SapientNitro picks up £15m Tesco Mobile
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SapientNitro picks up £15m Tesco Mobile

Tesco Mobile has appointed SapientNitro to handle its £15 million advertising, digital and social media business without a pitch.

Billingsley takes worldwide COO role at Saatchi & Saatchi
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Billingsley takes worldwide COO role at Saatchi & Saatchi

Justin Billingsley, the chief executive of dynamic markets at Saatchi & Saatchi, has been named the network's worldwide chief operating officer.

Saatchis handed Visa Olympic Games brief
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Saatchis handed Visa Olympic Games brief

Visa Europe has appointed Saatchi & Saatchi to promote its sponsorship of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

McDonald's to launch youth YouTube channel
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McDonald's to launch youth YouTube channel

McDonald's is this month unveiling a YouTube channel targeted at UK audiences in an attempt to drive more engagement with 16- to 24-year-olds.

McCann appoints CHI's Chad Warner
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McCann appoints CHI's Chad Warner

McCann London has hired Chad Warner, the digital creative director at CHI & Partners, as its first integrated creative director.

Geometry Global UK scoops charity brief
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Geometry Global UK scoops charity brief

The Mayor's Fund for London has appointed WPP's Geometry Global UK to promote a new scheme that en­ables people to make charity donations through contactless payment cards.

We Are Social lands Audi's social media
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We Are Social lands Audi's social media

Audi has appointed We Are Social as its retained strategic and creative social media agency in the UK.

Citizen kicks off digital pitch ahead of anniversary campaign
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Citizen kicks off digital pitch ahead of anniversary campaign

Citizen, the watch brand, is holding a global digital creative pitch as it plans a campaign to mark the 40th anniversary of its Eco-Drive range.

BHS selects Publicis UK for brand reinvigoration
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BHS selects Publicis UK for brand reinvigoration

BHS, the embattled department store chain that was recently sold for £1, has appointed Publicis UK as part of an attempt to reinvigorate the brand.

DigitasLBi merges creative, UX and content departments
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DigitasLBi merges creative, UX and content departments

DigitasLBi is merging its creative, user experience and content strategy teams to form a "creative supergroup".

Ten things you need to know: Google, BuzzFeed, and McCoy's
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Ten things you need to know: Google, BuzzFeed, and McCoy's

Google has a new look, McCoy's picks a creative agency, BuzzFeed secures a major advertising deal, and more.

Pitch update: Lloyds Bank, TfL, Sony
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Pitch update: Lloyds Bank, TfL, Sony

Adam & Eve/DDB and Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R must wait until December to find out who has won Lloyds Bank's creative account.

The buzz: John Lewis' "tiny dancer" wins hearts
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The buzz: John Lewis' "tiny dancer" wins hearts

When Adam & Eve/DDB works with the director Dougal Wilson, the result is rarely less than excellent.

Watch: Marks & Spencer's autumn 2015 fashion campaign
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Watch: Marks & Spencer's autumn 2015 fashion campaign

Marks & Spencer has launched its autumn 2015 fashion campaign with a TV spot that claims "only one store does it like this".

Drones used to capture close-up fireworks images for new Sony TV campaign
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Drones used to capture close-up fireworks images for new Sony TV campaign

Sony has launched a TV ad campaign which uses drones to take close-up images of a firework display to promote its new Ultra HD television.

Rebekah Brooks returns as News UK chief executive
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Rebekah Brooks returns as News UK chief executive

Rebekah Brooks is to take the reins as chief executive at News UK, which owns The Times and The Sun newspapers, from Monday.

DCM appoints David Hipkiss as commercial and trading director
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DCM appoints David Hipkiss as commercial and trading director

Digital Cinema Media (DCM) has appointed David Hipkiss, the former commercial director at Bauer Media, as its commercial and trading director.

Aldi joins the content rush and launches YouTube channel
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Aldi joins the content rush and launches YouTube channel

Discount supermarket chain Aldi has launched a new YouTube channel to broaden its social media reach.

Carat retains £9m Department for Transport media account
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Carat retains £9m Department for Transport media account

The Department for Transport has reappointed Carat as its media agency following a two-year statutory review.

Internet advertisers urged to dig deeper to reach users
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Internet advertisers urged to dig deeper to reach users

Advertisers cannot afford to think of the time Brits spend online as a "homogenous entity", it was claimed in response to a survey that said people in the UK spend just under three hours per day online.

Not behaving badly? We think others are worse than they are, research says
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Not behaving badly? We think others are worse than they are, research says

People in the UK overestimate the bad behaviours of other people, a new study has revealed.

Pot Noodle says 'you can make it' in new TV campaign
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Pot Noodle says 'you can make it' in new TV campaign

Pot Noodle has released its first TV campaign since hiring Lucky Generals as its creative agency.

MEC appoints Poole to new chief digital officer role
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MEC appoints Poole to new chief digital officer role

MEC has promoted Ben Poole to the newly created role of chief digital officer in the UK.

Vodafone ads banned after complaints by Three over signal claims
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Vodafone ads banned after complaints by Three over signal claims

Two Vodafone ads were "misleading" and must not appear again in their current form, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled.

Auto Trader focuses on family for new TV spot
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Auto Trader focuses on family for new TV spot

Auto Trader, the marketplace for new and used cars, is launching a new TV ad to showcase how it gives consumers access to three times more buyers than any other site.

Former AMV boss Farah Ramzan Golant becomes CEO at Girl Effect
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Former AMV boss Farah Ramzan Golant becomes CEO at Girl Effect

Farah Ramzan Golant, the former chief executive of Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, has been appointed as the first chief executive of Girl Effect, the independent organisation supporting girls in poverty.

Debenhams seeks to calm 'stressful' shopping woes with feel-good campaign
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Debenhams seeks to calm 'stressful' shopping woes with feel-good campaign

Debenhams, the department store chain, has launched a £1.5 million autumn/winter fashion campaign using models Carmen Kass and Helena Christensen.

Terri White named as new editor of Empire magazine
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Terri White named as new editor of Empire magazine

Terri White has been appointed editor-in-chief of Bauer Media's film and entertainment magazine Empire.

Cancer Research encourages people to leave donation in will
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Cancer Research encourages people to leave donation in will

Cancer Research UK is encouraging people to leave a gift in their will to its charity as part of its latest ad campaign.

Katie Melua covers 'Wonderful Life' for Premier Inn campaign
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Katie Melua covers 'Wonderful Life' for Premier Inn campaign

Premier Inn's new £25 million TV campaign features long-time spokesman Lenny Henry and a cover of Black's 1980s hit Wonderful Life by Katie Melua.

The importance of our imagination in media creativity
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The importance of our imagination in media creativity

We must do our damnedest not to forget our child-like view of our environment, says the innovations director at Talon Outdoor.

Hearst's new-look Cosmopolitan UK to launch Snapchat channel
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Hearst's new-look Cosmopolitan UK to launch Snapchat channel

Hearst Magazines UK is today unveiling a Cosmopolitan UK channel on Snapchat, in addition to the magazine title's global presence on the video sharing platform.

UBS asks big questions in global brand relaunch
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UBS asks big questions in global brand relaunch

Switzerland-based financial services giant UBS today launches a digital-heavy global rebranding, through Publicis Worldwide, that focuses on answers to the questions clients ask as they go through life.

Newsworks' print and digital campaign says 'nothing works like news works'
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Newsworks' print and digital campaign says 'nothing works like news works'

Newsworks, the marketing body for national newsbrands, has launched a £3 million campaign in collaboration with six national newspaper groups to bang the drum for the medium.

TalkTalk to fill X Factor idents with user-generated music videos
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TalkTalk to fill X Factor idents with user-generated music videos

TalkTalk TV's new ident campaign for the talent show, X Factor, allows fans to star in their own music videos.

Pre-tax profits fall by 90% at UTV
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Pre-tax profits fall by 90% at UTV

UTV Media has reported a fall in pre-tax profits of 90 per cent for the first half of 2015.

O2 rebrands stores ahead of Rugby World Cup
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O2 rebrands stores ahead of Rugby World Cup

O2 is rebranding its 377 high street stores with England Rugby's red rose as part of its campaign leading up to the Rugby World Cup in September.

London Strategy Unit picks up Royal British Legion strategy work
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London Strategy Unit picks up Royal British Legion strategy work

The Royal British Legion has appointed the London Strategy Unit (LSU) as its strategic partner after a competitive pitch handled by Creative Brief.

The trillion dollar question: can Facebook's virtual assistant succeed where others have failed?
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The trillion dollar question: can Facebook's virtual assistant succeed where others have failed?

Think of a world where Facebook knows where you are, where your next meeting is, and how long it'll take you to get there, imagines Mindshare's head of mobile.

LeoVegas to sponsor Celebrity Juice on ITV2
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LeoVegas to sponsor Celebrity Juice on ITV2

LeoVegas, the mobile casino brand, has signed up to be the new sponsor of Celebrity Juice, the primetime ITV2 celebrity comedy panel show.

Grey New York creates 9/11 Day campaign
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Grey New York creates 9/11 Day campaign

The non-profit organisation, 9/11 Day, has released a campaign urging Americans to do good deeds on the anniversary of the terrorist attack on the US.

Campaign Viral Chart: New Galaxy smartphone ad rises to top spot
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Campaign Viral Chart: New Galaxy smartphone ad rises to top spot

Samsung's introduction to its Galaxy smartphone rose in the chart this week.

Bank flip-flops: why the money men should keep it simple
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Bank flip-flops: why the money men should keep it simple

Philip Davies, the president of branding agency Siegel + Gale, explains why banks need to keep things simple.

What online advertisers can expect from Google Panda 4.2
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What online advertisers can expect from Google Panda 4.2

Webmasters could well notice changes in their Google rankings because of Panda, says the director of data intelligence agency, Kerboo.

Havas reports 28 per cent year-on-year profit growth for first half of 2015
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Havas reports 28 per cent year-on-year profit growth for first half of 2015

Havas' net income was €77 million (£56 million) for the first half of 2015, up nearly 28 per cent on the same period in 2014.

Buzzfeed appoints WPP in global ad deal
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Buzzfeed appoints WPP in global ad deal

Digital news site Buzzfeed has secured its first global advertising deal with GroupM, the global media planning and buying arm of WPP.

McCoy's hands creative account to WCRS
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McCoy's hands creative account to WCRS

McCoy's, the KP Snacks crisps brand, has appointed WCRS to be its retained creative agency.

'Media Eyes' billboards track consumers' ages in Birmingham
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'Media Eyes' billboards track consumers' ages in Birmingham

Giant "smart" outdoor screens, which track the ages of passers-by and select ads based on their profiles, have been unveiled in Birmingham.

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