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Campaign Viral Chart: T-Mobile Super Bowl ad featuring Drake overtakes Heinz to top spot
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Campaign Viral Chart: T-Mobile Super Bowl ad featuring Drake overtakes Heinz to top spot

The extended version of the spot takes the top position in a chart filled with Super Bowl ads.

Johnston Press boss Highfield: i can win ad revenues from Times and Telegraph
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Johnston Press boss Highfield: i can win ad revenues from Times and Telegraph

Ashley Highfield, the chief executive of Johnston Press, has hailed the acquisition of i as an opportunity to gain significant national advertising scale and win "some of the pounds from The Times and the Telegraph".

ESI Media: Digital-only Independent can thrive because 'we believe in journalism'
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ESI Media: Digital-only Independent can thrive because 'we believe in journalism'

The advertising boss of ESI Media has claimed The Independent can thrive as a strong digital-only brand because of its journalism and that other publishers will be looking to follow suit by shutting their print editions.

Media industry reacts to closure of Independent print titles
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Media industry reacts to closure of Independent print titles

Media industry figures mourn the death of The Independent but say there was an inevitability about going digital-only after the sale of i to Johnston Press.

IPG reports income of $762.2 million for 2015
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IPG reports income of $762.2 million for 2015

Interpublic Group has reported income before income taxes of $762.2 million (£527 million) for 2015, up 5.8 per cent year on year from $720.7 million (£498.3 million).

Independent newspapers to close in March
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Independent newspapers to close in March

ESI Media has confirmed the Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers will stop being printed as the titles move to digital-only publications.

Libratone launches 360-degree music video for drum and bass act Sigma
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Libratone launches 360-degree music video for drum and bass act Sigma

Libratone has released a 360-degree music video made up of fan footage to promote the brand's new speakers.

The Specialist Works sails off with cruise company Hurtigruten's media account
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The Specialist Works sails off with cruise company Hurtigruten's media account

Independent media agency The Specialist Works has won Norwegian adventure cruise company Hurtigruten's UK media planning and buying account.

Forever Beta boosts creative department with senior team
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Forever Beta boosts creative department with senior team

Forever Beta has hired a senior creative team, which has spent the past five years freelancing at some of London's top agencies, as associate creative directors.

Ad Week Europe to move to Picturehouse Central
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Ad Week Europe to move to Picturehouse Central

Advertising Week Europe will take place at Picturehouse Central in Piccadilly this year, moving from Bafta after three years because it needs 'breathing room'.

Amazon and BT lead insurgents challenging for BPG Award honours
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Amazon and BT lead insurgents challenging for BPG Award honours

Two Amazon TV shows and a BT's ultra high-definition channel have been shortlisted for the annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards in a sign that new entrants are challenging traditional broadcasters.

Introverted Perspective: do you need to be outgoing to be creative?
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Introverted Perspective: do you need to be outgoing to be creative?

Do the best creative ideas come from outgoing people, asks Saskia Jones, a digital analytics lead at Bartle Bogle Hegarty London?

Experian app teaches children how to save money
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Experian app teaches children how to save money

Experian, the data company, has launched a mobile app that teaches children money management skills while they earn the things they want.

Could Poke's 'Love Machines' improve your love life?
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Could Poke's 'Love Machines' improve your love life?

Want your emails to have the romance of Byron's poetry? There's an app for that. Well, there will be if Poke gets its way.

Instagram to demo video view count feature
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Instagram to demo video view count feature

Instagram is testing a feature that shows how many times a video has been viewed on the platform.

'I hope we will still be cousins': Levy on Brexit, UK and Publicis restructure
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'I hope we will still be cousins': Levy on Brexit, UK and Publicis restructure

Publicis Groupe's chief executive, Maurice Lévy, has said the group's performance in the UK in 2015 was "better than expected", despite the 4.4 per cent drop in revenues.

Magazine ABCs: ShortList leads men's mags for print/digital
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Magazine ABCs: ShortList leads men's mags for print/digital

ShortList has the highest combined print and digital circulation of any men's magazine in the UK and Ireland at 505,562, according to figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

MPs claim Google tax row will harm UK staff morale
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MPs claim Google tax row will harm UK staff morale

MPs have suggested that Google's tax avoidance row is harming the morale of its 4,000 UK employees and that it will undermine staff retention.

IPG Mediabrands names Krakowsky chairman
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IPG Mediabrands names Krakowsky chairman

Interpublic Group has named Philippe Krakowsky as the chairman of IPG Mediabrands.

Magazine ABCs: Women's weeklies fall 11.4%
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Magazine ABCs: Women's weeklies fall 11.4%

Women's magazines took a hammering as six-monthly circulation figures showed sales of weekly titles fell 11.4 per cent year on year and monthlies including Vogue and Glamour saw significant falls.

Magazine ABCs: Top 100 for second half of 2015
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Magazine ABCs: Top 100 for second half of 2015

The UK's most actively purchased magazines and digital editions have been revealed for the second half of 2015.

Johnston Press and ESI Media confirm talks over sale of i newspaper
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Johnston Press and ESI Media confirm talks over sale of i newspaper

Johnston Press has said it is in "late stage discussions" with Independent Print, the company owned by the Lebedevs, over the sale of i newspaper for £24 million.

Publicis Groupe's UK revenues dropped by 4.4% in 2015
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Publicis Groupe's UK revenues dropped by 4.4% in 2015

Publicis Groupe saw a 4.4 per cent decline in revenue in the UK in 2015, according to its full year results, released this morning.

Twitter's ad revenue up 48% but user growth stalls for first time
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Twitter's ad revenue up 48% but user growth stalls for first time

Twitter has reported a $521.03 million (£358.65 million) net loss for trading in 2015 and, for the first time, no growth in its user numbers.

Ocado calls creative review
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Ocado calls creative review

Pitch follows speculation that Amazon is looking to buy the online grocery retailer.

Axa seeks UK advertising agency
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Axa seeks UK advertising agency

Axa, the insurance and pensions company, is speaking to agencies about its UK advertising account.

Marks & Spencer parts company with AKQA
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Marks & Spencer parts company with AKQA

Marks & Spencer has ended its relationship with AKQA.

Open University kicks off agency search
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Open University kicks off agency search

The Open University has started a review of its advertising requirements.

UK new-business wins rise in 2015
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UK new-business wins rise in 2015

New-business appointments increased by 5 per cent last year compared with 2014, according to AAR's New Business Pulse.

MediaCom nets £35m Tempur Sealy brief
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MediaCom nets £35m Tempur Sealy brief

MediaCom has picked up the $50 million (£35 million) media account for the US bed manufacturer Tempur Sealy International across Europe and Asia-Pacific.

FCB Inferno scoops Barnardo's creative account
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FCB Inferno scoops Barnardo's creative account

FCB Inferno has won Barnardo's advertising account after a competitive pitch.

BBH hires duo to boost creativity
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BBH hires duo to boost creativity

Bartle Bogle Hegarty London has made a pair of hires to strengthen its creative output.

Goodstuff wins media business for Spotify
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Goodstuff wins media business for Spotify

Goodstuff Communications has won Spotify's media planning and buying account in the UK as the music-streaming service opts for a number of local agencies instead of using a global shop.

Kirkham joins Bigballs Media to lead Copa90
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Kirkham joins Bigballs Media to lead Copa90

Bigballs Media has appointed the Holler co-founder James Kirkham to head Copa90, the high-profile football channel on YouTube.

M&C Saatchi promotes Kemp to group managing director
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M&C Saatchi promotes Kemp to group managing director

M&C Saatchi has promoted Camilla Kemp, the chief operating officer of its London ad agency, to managing director of M&C Saatchi UK Group.

Company execs buying ads to boost shares, study finds
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Company execs buying ads to boost shares, study finds

Advertising temporarily boosts a company's stock value and managers are opportunistically increasing marketing spend to raise share prices, according to research from the London School of Economics.

Now and Blue 449 team up to win Intu business
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Now and Blue 449 team up to win Intu business

Intu, the owner of shopping malls including the Trafford Centre and Lakeside, has appointed Now and Blue 449 to help turn it into a national brand.

Pitch update: Co-operative, TfL, Mini, Fox
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Pitch update: Co-operative, TfL, Mini, Fox

Agencies fighting for the Co-operative advertising account include MullenLowe London, Ogilvy & Mather and WCRS alongside the incumbent, Leo Burnett.

The buzz: Army campaign fails to impress
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The buzz: Army campaign fails to impress

Karmarama's ad imploring people to join the Army to be a 'better you' has not gone down all that well on Twitter.

Pick of the week: H&M, Adam & Eve/DDB
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Pick of the week: H&M, Adam & Eve/DDB

H&M's new ad with David Beckham is this week's pick.

Turkey of the week: Volkswagen, DDB Berlin
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Turkey of the week: Volkswagen, DDB Berlin

Volkswagen is trying to make a comeback, but it just falls flat.

Ten things you need to know: new role for O&M's Human
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Ten things you need to know: new role for O&M's Human

Ogilvy's Gerry Human moves to a global role, Virgin Media ad banned, and more advertising and media highlights this week.

IAB says 70% use mobile device when watching TV
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IAB says 70% use mobile device when watching TV

Half of UK online adults say that the TV is the focal point of their living room, according to research by the Internet Advertising Bureau UK.

Financial Times picks Founded for global CRM
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Financial Times picks Founded for global CRM

The Financial Times has appointed Founded as its global CRM agency after a competitive pitch.

The Week Junior pulls in 10,000 paid subscribers
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The Week Junior pulls in 10,000 paid subscribers

The Week Junior, the Dennis Publishing title, has attracted more than 10,000 paid subscribers three months after its launch.

PDSA consolidates media and advertising into The Gate
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PDSA consolidates media and advertising into The Gate

PDSA, the veterinary charity, has consolidated its advertising and media accounts into The Gate London.

AnalogFolk launches data arm
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AnalogFolk launches data arm

AnalogFolk, the independent digital shop, has launched a data division.

Ogilvy & Mather moves Gerry Human to global role
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Ogilvy & Mather moves Gerry Human to global role

Ogilvy & Mather has promoted Gerry Human, the chief creative officer of Ogilvy & Mather London, to the role of global executive creative director of its Global Brand Management [GBM] division.

James Hilton on why the Super Bowl ads make him sad
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James Hilton on why the Super Bowl ads make him sad

After watching this year's Super Bowl ads, the co-founder of AKQA found himself exasperated with a single question: why?

IPO filing reveals how Cannes Lions makes $59M in annual revenue
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IPO filing reveals how Cannes Lions makes $59M in annual revenue

Constant expansion and a "self-reinforcing business model" fuel growth of adland's most prestigious (and expensive) awards show

MEC chief warns 'Mediapalooza' of client reviews is 'the new normal'
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MEC chief warns 'Mediapalooza' of client reviews is 'the new normal'

The boss of one of the world's leading media agencies has warned that last year's "Mediapalooza" when an unprecedented number of big clients put their accounts up for review at the same time "is now the new normal".

Havas Helia names Russell Marsh as new chief data officer
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Havas Helia names Russell Marsh as new chief data officer

Russell Marsh, the global data officer at IPG Mediabrands, has joined Havas Helia as its chief data officer.

Mac Macdonald named group chief executive at Start Group
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Mac Macdonald named group chief executive at Start Group

Mac Macdonald, the president and partner at Sid Lee Amsterdam, has been appointed the group chief executive at Start Group, the independent global network that has a minority stake in Hometown.

An Olympian task? How to create global campaigns for Rio 2016
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An Olympian task? How to create global campaigns for Rio 2016

Guy Hayward, the global chief executive of KBS, shares guidance for creating campaigns that cut across languages and cultures for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

Another Virgin Media ad starring Usain Bolt banned over 'misleading' broadband claim
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Another Virgin Media ad starring Usain Bolt banned over 'misleading' broadband claim

A Virgin Media TV ad featuring Usain Bolt, the Olympic champion sprinter, has been banned for making "misleading claims" about broadband speeds compared to Sky and BT.

Dylan Williams steps down from Publicis Worldwide role
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Dylan Williams steps down from Publicis Worldwide role

Dylan Williams, Publicis Worldwide's global chief strategy and innovation officer, is leaving after less than two years in the role.

Iceland ads for Fat Bastard wine banned by ASA
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Iceland ads for Fat Bastard wine banned by ASA

An Iceland direct mail ad - promoting a wine brand called Fat Bastard - has been banned by the advertising watchdog for being irresponsible.

UKTV unveils new look of rebranded W channel
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UKTV unveils new look of rebranded W channel

UKTV has unveiled the new look of its W channel, which will replace Watch in a rebrand next week that is aimed at women in their thirties.

Viacom rebrands Channel 5 portfolio
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Viacom rebrands Channel 5 portfolio

Viacom is rebranding the Channel 5 TV and digital portfolio.

Experian appoints BBH London to promote credit score service
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Experian appoints BBH London to promote credit score service

Experian, the data company, has appointed Bartle Bogle Hegarty London to help promote its credit score service to consumers.

How brands are trying to win hearts for Valentine's Day
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How brands are trying to win hearts for Valentine's Day

Amidst the deluge of red roses and chocolates, brands are going after consumers with everything from emojis to a matchmaker in the produce aisle. Campaign rounds up the Valentine's Day marketing highlights so far.

BBH plots recruitment boost with online poem
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BBH plots recruitment boost with online poem

Bartle Bogle Hegarty has focused its creative powers inwards to create an online recruitment film about the power of difference.

Omnicom reports 1.2% fall in pre-tax profits for 2015
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Omnicom reports 1.2% fall in pre-tax profits for 2015

Omnicom, the owner of the BBDO and OMD networks, has reported income before income taxes of $1.78 billion, down 1.7 per cent year on year.

Maxus takes aim at management consultancies with new division
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Maxus takes aim at management consultancies with new division

Maxus has launched a new technology consultancy, which will help businesses make the best use of technology in their marketing.

Viacom and Snapchat agree international ad sales and content deal
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Viacom and Snapchat agree international ad sales and content deal

Viacom is to sell advertising on Snapchat as part of a new extended deal with the transient photo-sharing platform.

Google has plenty of arrows in its quiver in battle with Facebook
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Google has plenty of arrows in its quiver in battle with Facebook

Google's strong core advertising business means that it is fending off Facebook - for now, says Be Heard Group's Ian Maude.

Premier League gives lion a makeover as it waves goodbye to Barclays
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Premier League gives lion a makeover as it waves goodbye to Barclays

The Premier League has launched a more colourful brand identity built around its lion icon as it plots a future without a corporate sponsor for the first time in 23 years.

Cannes Lions owner Ascential launches £800m IPO
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Cannes Lions owner Ascential launches £800m IPO

Senior managers at Cannes Lions owner Ascential are in line for multi-million pound share windfalls after it confirmed the pricing of its £800 million stock market debut.

McVitie's to target Digestives at younger market
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McVitie's to target Digestives at younger market

McVitie's, the United Biscuit brand, is focusing on pushing its Digestive biscuits range to a younger audience this year.

IPG Mediabrands buys UK mobile ad developer Mubaloo
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IPG Mediabrands buys UK mobile ad developer Mubaloo

Interpublic has bought British enterprise mobile consultancy and app developer Mubaloo for an undisclosed sum.

Rustlers appoints Droga5 London to ad account
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Rustlers appoints Droga5 London to ad account

Rustlers, the microwaveable burgers and sandwiches brand, has appointed Droga5 London as its creative agency in the UK.

BT was busiest TV advertiser in January
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BT was busiest TV advertiser in January

BT was by far the busiest advertiser on UK TV in January 2016, racking up nearly 4,000 minutes of screen time.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise releases letter sent to FT journalist to dispute 'ad threat' claim
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise releases letter sent to FT journalist to dispute 'ad threat' claim

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has strongly disputed claims by a Financial Times columnist that the software firm's comms chief Henry Gomez wrote a 'threatening' and 'aggressive' letter to her with suggestions about the newspaper's relationship with its advertisers.

UTV names George Galloway and Paul Ross among TalkRadio presenters
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UTV names George Galloway and Paul Ross among TalkRadio presenters

TalkRadio, the new station being launched by UTV Media next month, has announced George Galloway, Paul Ross and Julia Hartley-Brewer among its roster of presenters.

Doritos, Pepsi and Pokemon most mentioned brands during Super Bowl
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Doritos, Pepsi and Pokemon most mentioned brands during Super Bowl

Doritos was the most mentioned brand on social media during the Super Bowl, according to research by social media analytics service Brandwatch.

GoCompare.com unleashes Gio Compario on unsuspecting cab driver
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GoCompare.com unleashes Gio Compario on unsuspecting cab driver

GoCompare.com has again wheeled out its mascot tenor, Gio Compario, to front an ad campaign to promote the brand's new money comparison services.

Trio chocolate bar brand to return with digital campaign
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Trio chocolate bar brand to return with digital campaign

United Biscuits is bringing back Trio, the chocolate biscuit bar that was popular in the 90s for its catchy ad jingle.

'Colonel Sanders' reincarnates a third time for the Super Bowl
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'Colonel Sanders' reincarnates a third time for the Super Bowl

Comedian Jim Gaffigan takes over the role from Norm McDonald

Live: See the tweets from every Super Bowl 50 sponsor
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Live: See the tweets from every Super Bowl 50 sponsor

We all know the real action takes place online during the Big Game. So we've collected all the Twitter feeds from every #SB50 sponsor here

Bud Light's first Spanish-language Super Bowl spot to air on ESPN Deportes
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Bud Light's first Spanish-language Super Bowl spot to air on ESPN Deportes

The 30-second ad by Wieden + Kennedy features actor Michael Peña

The Clydesdales are 'Not Backing Down' in Budweiser's Super Bowl commercial
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The Clydesdales are 'Not Backing Down' in Budweiser's Super Bowl commercial

The iconic horses help the brewery proudly celebrate its strength and size

Six Nations 2016: Why it's never been easier to target rugby fans
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Six Nations 2016: Why it's never been easier to target rugby fans

The success of the 2015 Rugby World Cup and the Six Nations coming to terrestrial commercial TV means it has never been a better time to target rugby fans, argues RadiumOne's Rupert Staines.

DCM's cinema ad interrupted by The Aliens in Channel 4 takeover
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DCM's cinema ad interrupted by The Aliens in Channel 4 takeover

Cinema viewers this weekend will see an unusual takeover by Channel 4 of Digital Cinema Media's regular ident during the ad reel.

UK Super Bowl fans on social media: Paddy Power and FA are most followed brands
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UK Super Bowl fans on social media: Paddy Power and FA are most followed brands

Over half a million Twitter users in the UK now follow American football-related accounts. Starcount, the social media data analytics company, discovered what people, brands and other sports rank high among their interests.

Campaign Viral Chart: Heinz Super Bowl ad in top spot
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Campaign Viral Chart: Heinz Super Bowl ad in top spot

The Heinz ad featuring dogs dressed in hot dog costumes was the most-shared ad this week in a chart full of Super Bowl ads ahead of the big game on Sunday.

Isobar UK recruits R/GA's Matt Gee for head of digital transformation role
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Isobar UK recruits R/GA's Matt Gee for head of digital transformation role

Matt Gee, a group director for development and growth at R/GA, has joined Isobar UK in the newly created role of head of digital transformation.

Bud takes blue ribbon in Campaign's Super Bowl ad poll
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Bud takes blue ribbon in Campaign's Super Bowl ad poll

DDB admirers rally to put the agency's work on top

Arena hits jackpot with Win Cash Live's seven-figure media account
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Arena hits jackpot with Win Cash Live's seven-figure media account

Arena Media has won online bookmaker and betting service Win Cash Live's seven-figure media account.

Vogue launches biggest ever March issue with 275 pages of ads
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Vogue launches biggest ever March issue with 275 pages of ads

Vogue, the Condé Nast fashion title, has produced 275 pages of advertising in its March issue - the largest number in a March issue in the 100-year history of the magazine.

OMD UK forms new senior digital team
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OMD UK forms new senior digital team

OMD has completed a restructure of its senior digital leadership team after making a series of new hires and internal promotions.

JWT hires Lucas Peon as digital ECD
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JWT hires Lucas Peon as digital ECD

J Walter Thompson London has hired Lucas Peon, the executive creative director at Possible London, as digital executive creative director.

101 resigns Kettle Chips ad account
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101 resigns Kettle Chips ad account

101 has dumped Kettle Chips, citing the crisp brand's diminished creative ambition.

Toyota turns up the metal for Prius Super Bowl ad
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Toyota turns up the metal for Prius Super Bowl ad

The "badass" hybrid is "Heck on Wheels" in its first game spot in 11 years

Janelle Monae dances through 50 years of history for Pepsi's Super Bowl ad
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Janelle Monae dances through 50 years of history for Pepsi's Super Bowl ad

The "Joy of Cola" campaign returns to the big game

Domestic violence PSA to run during Super Bowl 50
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Domestic violence PSA to run during Super Bowl 50

No More campaign makes second game appearance

PayPal's first Super Bowl ad tells the world, 'There's a New Money in Town'
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PayPal's first Super Bowl ad tells the world, 'There's a New Money in Town'

The big game spot by AOR CP+B will be the first in the digital payment company's 'New Money" campaign

Michelob Ultra returns to the Super Bowl with new tagline
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Michelob Ultra returns to the Super Bowl with new tagline

FCB Chicago created 30-second spot directed by Antoine Fuqua

Volkswagen seeks to rebuild trust with new brand campaign
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Volkswagen seeks to rebuild trust with new brand campaign

Volkswagen is attempting to move on from the emissions scandal and rebuild consumers' trust with a Europe-wide brand campaign.

McDonald's marketing chief to chair UK Effie awards jury
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McDonald's marketing chief to chair UK Effie awards jury

Alistair Macrow, the senior vice president, chief marketing officer for McDonald's UK, has been announced as the jury chair for the 2016 Effie UK awards.

Sony Pictures global media moves to OMD
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Sony Pictures global media moves to OMD

Sony has consolidated the bulk of its global entertainment media accounts into OMD after completing its global review, Campaign understands.

'If I didn't have them sharing expertise, I'd be a fool': Arthur Sadoun on Publicis agency changes
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'If I didn't have them sharing expertise, I'd be a fool': Arthur Sadoun on Publicis agency changes

Arthur Sadoun, the chief executive of Publicis Communications, says he would be "a fool" if he did not encourage his agencies to work more closely together.

David Jones launches 'brand-tech' practice
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David Jones launches 'brand-tech' practice

You & Mr Jones, the business founded by the former Havas chief executive David Jones, is launching a "brand-tech" practice headed by two former R/GA executives.

Clear Channel drops out of Tube contest
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Clear Channel drops out of Tube contest

Clear Channel has pulled out of the race for Transport for London's £1 billion outdoor advertising contract for the Underground.

Robert Senior takes Publicis Communications UK role
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Robert Senior takes Publicis Communications UK role

Saatchis' worldwide CEO will oversee all UK Publicis Communications agencies.

Dentsu Aegis scoops global media for E.ON
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Dentsu Aegis scoops global media for E.ON

E.ON, the energy company, has appointed Dentsu Aegis Network to handle its global media account.

Goodman hands over Albion reins
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Goodman hands over Albion reins

Jason Goodman is stepping down as the group chief executive of KBS Albion, the shop he founded, to become a non-executive chairman.

Uber in talks with agencies about UK creative business
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Uber in talks with agencies about UK creative business

Uber is looking for a creative agency in the UK as it ventures into above-the-line advertising.

MEC names Dormieux sole UK chief executive
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MEC names Dormieux sole UK chief executive

MEC has given sole control of the UK agency to its co-chief executive Jason Dormieux. Stuart Bowden, the other co-chief executive, has been named the global chief strategy officer - a role that has been vacant for a year.

Cory and Bush to lead Google's agency sales
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Cory and Bush to lead Google's agency sales

Google has shaken up its UK agency sales business, promoting Peter Cory and Matt Bush to joint heads.

Iris forms global executive team
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Iris forms global executive team

The founders of Iris are forming a global executive team in an attempt to drive growth.

Shortlist announced for 2016 Women of Tomorrow Awards
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Shortlist announced for 2016 Women of Tomorrow Awards

Thirty-six women from agencies and media owners including 4Creative, Adam & Eve/DDB and MEC have been shortlisted for the IPA and Campaign Women of Tomorrow Awards.

Peugeot to sponsor the Six Nations on ITV
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Peugeot to sponsor the Six Nations on ITV

ITV has signed a two-year sponsorship deal with Peugeot for its Six Nations rugby coverage.

Mr President duo join management board
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Mr President duo join management board

Mr President has given positions on the board and shares in the agency to Jon Gledstone, its creative director, and Shahla Lalani, the business director.

Engine promotes Klein to new role of Europe and Asia CEO
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Engine promotes Klein to new role of Europe and Asia CEO

Engine has extended the remit of its European chief executive, Debbie Klein, to include responsibility for Asia-Pacific as it plots international expansion.

MullenLowe Profero lands Cornetto digital task
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MullenLowe Profero lands Cornetto digital task

Cornetto, the ice-cream brand owned by Unilever, has appointed MullenLowe Profero to its global digital business after a pitch.

Pitch update: Aldi, Freeview, EasyCar, Kingsmill, Premier League, Savills
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Pitch update: Aldi, Freeview, EasyCar, Kingsmill, Premier League, Savills

Five agencies are shortlisted for the Aldi account, while Freeview has parted ways with incumbent Leo Burnett.

The buzz: House of Fraser gets into emojis
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The buzz: House of Fraser gets into emojis

House of Fraser has jumped on the emoji bandwagon, releasing a campaign called '#emojinal' for Valentine's Day.

Pick of the week: Amazon, Lucky Generals
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Pick of the week: Amazon, Lucky Generals

The Amazon ad by Lucky Generals is this week's pick.

Turkey of the week: Nike, Wieden & Kennedy
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Turkey of the week: Nike, Wieden & Kennedy

If Nike can't pull it off, can branded entertainment ever succeed?

Ten things you need to know: new Milk Tray Man
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Ten things you need to know: new Milk Tray Man

Cadbury named a new Milk Tray Man, plus more advertising and media highlights this week

Rajar Q4 2015: Capital regains listening lead in London
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Rajar Q4 2015: Capital regains listening lead in London

Capital has beat its nearest rival Kiss FM to win back its place as the most popular London radio station in the latest Rajar radio audience listening figures for Q4 2015.

Rajar Q4 2015: Commercial radio overtakes BBC for first time in 15 years
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Rajar Q4 2015: Commercial radio overtakes BBC for first time in 15 years

The number of people tuning in to commercial radio each week has overtaken those listening to BBC stations, according to the latest Rajar audience figures.

Giles Hedger named CSO at FCB Inferno
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Giles Hedger named CSO at FCB Inferno

FCB Inferno has hired Giles Hedger as its chief strategy officer.

Rajar Q4 2015: Heart hits new national record
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Rajar Q4 2015: Heart hits new national record

Heart won over record numbers of listeners in the final quarter of 2015, reaching a weekly audience of 9.2 million.

David Bowie song lifts Audi Super Bowl spot
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David Bowie song lifts Audi Super Bowl spot

"Starman" helps a retired astronaut recall his youth

Squarespace makes third Super Bowl showing with live broadcast
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Squarespace makes third Super Bowl showing with live broadcast

Comedians Key & Peele star in several improvisational spots that will air before and during the game

A puppy, monkey, baby come together in one odd hybrid for Mountain Dew's Super Bowl return
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A puppy, monkey, baby come together in one odd hybrid for Mountain Dew's Super Bowl return

Brand makes first in-game appearance since 2000 for the Dew-juice-caffeine combo

New Look hands digital strategy brief to TH_NK
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New Look hands digital strategy brief to TH_NK

New Look, the fashion retailer, has appointed TH_NK to consult on the future digital strategy of its global business.

Willem Dafoe channels Marilyn Monroe in Snickers Super Bowl spot
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Willem Dafoe channels Marilyn Monroe in Snickers Super Bowl spot

Actor recreates iconic New York City subway grate scene from "The Seven Year Itch"

Wix.com's Super Bowl ad parodies Budweiser and Old Spice classics
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Wix.com's Super Bowl ad parodies Budweiser and Old Spice classics

Wix.com's 30-second TV spot, which will air during Sunday's Super Bowl, features Kung Fu Panda recreating some well-known ads of yesteryear.

Peter Andre to host radio show on Heat
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Peter Andre to host radio show on Heat

Peter Andre, the reality TV star and former popstar, is to host a new show on Heat radio called #reheat on Saturday afternoons.

AnalogFolk promotes MD Law to chief operating officer
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AnalogFolk promotes MD Law to chief operating officer

Matt Law, the managing director at AnalogFolk, has taken on the new role of chief operating officer, and Ete Davies, the head of delivery, has been named as his successor.

Andy Nairn: Find your Constantinople
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Andy Nairn: Find your Constantinople

Many big businesses today could learn a trick or two from old Constantine. Lucky Generals' Andy Nairn explains the way forward.

Georgina Parrott named Hearst-Rodale sales director
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Georgina Parrott named Hearst-Rodale sales director

Georgina Parrott, a sales director at Hearst Magazines UK, has been appointed as the sales director at Hearst-Rodale.

AOL UK names Gavin Johnson as commercial director
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AOL UK names Gavin Johnson as commercial director

AOL UK has named Gavin Johnson, the vice president of sales in the UK for mobile platform Millennial Media, as its commercial director.

East Midlands Trains relaunches with heart-warming campaign
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East Midlands Trains relaunches with heart-warming campaign

East Midlands Trains is relaunching with a series of emotional ads as it aims to build a stronger brand identity.

Goodstuff retains media account for P2P lender RateSetter
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Goodstuff retains media account for P2P lender RateSetter

RateSetter, the peer-to-peer lender, has retained Goodstuff Communications as its UK media agency following a competitive pitch process.

What can we expect from the EU referendum campaigns?
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What can we expect from the EU referendum campaigns?

Now that Donald Tusk has published his draft settlement for Britain, it is likely that the EU referendum will take place this year. Benedict Pringle, an account director at Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO and the author of politicaladvertising.co.uk, explains the kind of communications we can expect from the 'remain' and 'leave' campaigns.

Apartments.com's epic Super Bowl spot: Jeff Goldblum, Lil' Wayne, George Washington and the Jeffersons
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Apartments.com's epic Super Bowl spot: Jeff Goldblum, Lil' Wayne, George Washington and the Jeffersons

Real estate site goes all out for its first spot in the big game

Gio Compario's comeback ad banned over misleading claim
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Gio Compario's comeback ad banned over misleading claim

GoCompare.com's TV ad, which saw the dramatic return of opera singer brand mascot Gio Compario, has been banned over a "misleading" claim.

Cadbury reveals new Milk Tray Man is firefighter from Liverpool
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Cadbury reveals new Milk Tray Man is firefighter from Liverpool

Cadbury, the Mondelez International confectionery brand, has picked Patrick McBride, a firefighter from Liverpool, to be its Milk Tray Man.

Christopher Walken works with a sock puppet in Kia Super Bowl ad
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Christopher Walken works with a sock puppet in Kia Super Bowl ad

David & Goliath's 'Walken Closet' is the automaker's seventh in-game ad

Helen Mirren slams drunk drivers in Budweiser's Super Bowl PSA
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Helen Mirren slams drunk drivers in Budweiser's Super Bowl PSA

Actress doesn't mince words when she describes intoxicated drivers "oxygen-wasting" selfish cowards

Hyundai Super Bowl spot stars dozens of Ryan Reynolds
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Hyundai Super Bowl spot stars dozens of Ryan Reynolds

First-time sponsor goes for the funny bone in two spots from INNOCEAN.

Steven Tyler 'Rocks the Rainbow' in Skittles Super Bowl ad
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Steven Tyler 'Rocks the Rainbow' in Skittles Super Bowl ad

A portrait of the singer made out of the candy sings "Dream On"

Global to launch Heart extra on DAB radio
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Global to launch Heart extra on DAB radio

Global is launching a new radio station called Heart extra with a breakfast show from Jamie Theakston and Emma Bunton.

CP&B London launches shopper arm
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CP&B London launches shopper arm

Crispin Porter & Bogusky London is opening its own shopper and activation department after integrating Path Worldwide into the agency.

Blue Hive names Julian Watt chief creative officer for Ford account
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Blue Hive names Julian Watt chief creative officer for Ford account

Blue Hive has appointed Julian Watt as the chief creative officer for the UK and European Ford business.

Freeview puts ad account up for review
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Freeview puts ad account up for review

Freeview and Leo Burnett London are parting ways as the free-to-air TV platform begins a review of its creative account.

WonderCore Smart was most aired ad on British TV last week
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WonderCore Smart was most aired ad on British TV last week

WonderCore Smart, the exercise equipment product, was the most advertised brand on British TV in terms of airtime last week.

Google's UK revenue hits $7 billion
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Google's UK revenue hits $7 billion

Google's UK revenues surged to $7.07 billion (£4.92 billion) last year, its latest financial results show.

Bots versus brands: Ad-fraud warfare in APAC
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Bots versus brands: Ad-fraud warfare in APAC

Surging online ad spend is providing rich pickings for fraudsters, so how can Asia’s marketers and agencies navigate safe passage through the digital battleground?

UK adspend hits third quarter record of £4.6bn
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UK adspend hits third quarter record of £4.6bn

UK adspend grew 6.8 per cent year on year in the third quarter of 2015 to reach a record £4.64 billion, according to the latest Advertising Association/Warc Expenditure Report.

Avocados from Mexico survive Earth's destruction in Super Bowl spot
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Avocados from Mexico survive Earth's destruction in Super Bowl spot

Alien museum exhibits Scott Baio, avocados, and other earthly pop culture artifacts

Updated: Amazon uses first Super Bowl spot to push Alexa
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Updated: Amazon uses first Super Bowl spot to push Alexa

Alec Baldwin and Dan Marino plan the ultimate big game bash with the help of virtual assistant

Ridley Scott, Liam Neeson team up for LG's first Super Bowl ad
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Ridley Scott, Liam Neeson team up for LG's first Super Bowl ad

The legendary director (and his son) produce a sleekly futuristic vision to promote the thinnest television yet

Bauer Media creates national radio brands marketing director role
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Bauer Media creates national radio brands marketing director role

Bauer Media has promoted Clare Baker, the marketing director of Absolute Radio, Kerrang, and Planet Rock, to the new role of national radio brands marketing director.

Heinz brings adorable wiener stampede to Super Bowl 50
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Heinz brings adorable wiener stampede to Super Bowl 50

DAVID Miami helps launch "Meet the Ketchup" campaign with poignant 30-second spot

Sheep sing Queen's 'Somebody to Love' in Honda's Ridgeline Super Bowl spot
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Sheep sing Queen's 'Somebody to Love' in Honda's Ridgeline Super Bowl spot

The 60-second commercial showcases the 2017 pickup's truck-bed audio system

Continental Tyres picks The Moment to launch Euro 2016 campaign
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Continental Tyres picks The Moment to launch Euro 2016 campaign

Continental Tyres, the German tyre manufacturer, has appointed The Moment as its creative agency ahead of a campaign during the Uefa Euro 2016 football championships.

Batiste awards UK ad account to BMB
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Batiste awards UK ad account to BMB

Church & Dwight, the US FMCG giant, has appointed BMB as the UK ad agency for its Batiste dry shampoo brand.

Amazon UK's annual sales hit £6.3 billion
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Amazon UK's annual sales hit £6.3 billion

Amazon's UK sales smashed past the £6 billion mark last year despite tough times in British retailing, accounts show.

ESPN recruits Guardian's Coleman to lead UK ad sales
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ESPN recruits Guardian's Coleman to lead UK ad sales

Sam Coleman, the former head of client sales at Guardian News & Media, has joined ESPN as its advertising sales director in the UK.

Ex-FCB creative head Mark Fiddes joins Epsilon
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Ex-FCB creative head Mark Fiddes joins Epsilon

Mark Fiddes, the former executive creative director at DraftFCB London, has resurfaced at Epsilon, the global data-driven marketing company.

Forever Beta opens Manchester office
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Forever Beta opens Manchester office

Forever Beta has opened an office in Manchester and has hired Steve Brunt, a strategy director at Amaze, to run the shop.

Super Bowl 2016 ads: the best so far
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Super Bowl 2016 ads: the best so far

Stalwarts such as Budweiser will again make an appearance during the big game, but there will also be new offerings from first-time Super Bowl advertisers like Amazon and Kia.

Churchill introduces new characters alongside its 20-year-old nodding dog mascot
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Churchill introduces new characters alongside its 20-year-old nodding dog mascot

Churchill, the insurance brand, has introduced two new characters in its latest campaign which seeks to reinforce its 'depend on the dog' brand message.

EToro's first UK ad features amateur traders with giant bull's horns
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EToro's first UK ad features amateur traders with giant bull's horns

EToro, the social trading and Forex brokerage company, has launched its first major ad campaign in the UK.

Former DLKW Lowe chairman Delaney to join Bray Leino
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Former DLKW Lowe chairman Delaney to join Bray Leino

Greg Delaney, the former chairman and co-founder of DLKW and DLKW Lowe, has joined Bray Leino as a non-executive director.

Facebook's stellar numbers show it is firing on all cylinders
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Facebook's stellar numbers show it is firing on all cylinders

Facebook is strengthening its position in digital advertising and increasingly competing with Google on every level bar search, says Be Heard Group's Ian Maude.

The advertising model is 'dead man walking': Four things we learnt at ABC Interaction
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The advertising model is 'dead man walking': Four things we learnt at ABC Interaction

What does this year have in store for ad trading? This was the question being debated at the 10th annual ABC Interaction. From fraud and disruption to viewability and measurement, industry leaders share their key learnings from the day.

Campaign Viral Chart: Pokémon's Super Bowl ad is most-shared
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Campaign Viral Chart: Pokémon's Super Bowl ad is most-shared

Pokémon's Super Bowl ad topped our Viral Chart this week.

Judges named for Thinkbox TV planning awards
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Judges named for Thinkbox TV planning awards

Unilever, easyJet, Disney and Warner Bros. marketers will be among the judges for this year's TV Planning Awards.

Facebook paid 3.6% tax on profits outside of US last year
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Facebook paid 3.6% tax on profits outside of US last year

Facebook paid a tax rate of just 3.6 per cent on profits outside America last year thanks to its offshore tax avoidance, accounts show.

Sony shifts bulk of global media into MediaCom
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Sony shifts bulk of global media into MediaCom

Sony has moved the bulk of its global media into MediaCom following a competitive pitch, it is understood.

James Murdoch returns as chairman of Sky
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James Murdoch returns as chairman of Sky

James Murdoch has made a highly symbolic return as chairman of Sky, four years after quitting in the wake of strong criticism from Ofcom and some MPs over his handling of the phone-hacking scandal.

Chime appoints Paul Walsh as chairman
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Chime appoints Paul Walsh as chairman

Chime, the communications group that owns VCCP, has appointed Paul Walsh, the former chief executive of Diageo, as the company's chairman.

Zaid Al-Zaidy: The diversity prize is a great one but are you ready for it?
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Zaid Al-Zaidy: The diversity prize is a great one but are you ready for it?

The lack of diversity in our industry is a little like global warming, says the former chief executive of McCann London.

Radiocentre hires Lucky Generals to boost ad sales
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Radiocentre hires Lucky Generals to boost ad sales

Radiocentre has asked Lucky Generals to create a campaign boosting radio's standing among advertisers and agencies.

BBH promotes English and Lion to joint heads of planning
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BBH promotes English and Lion to joint heads of planning

Bartle Bogle Hegarty has promoted Lilli English and Will Lion to be its new joint heads of planning.

Jolly Green Giant goes to Deutsch NY for 'reinvention'
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Jolly Green Giant goes to Deutsch NY for 'reinvention'

IPG shop will bring back one of advertising's most iconic mascots as B&G Foods doubles marketing spending on the brand

Lord Browne tells adland it's harder than ever to win consumers' trust
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Lord Browne tells adland it's harder than ever to win consumers' trust

Most corporate communications are not believable, according to Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP.

James Murphy: ad agencies are not paid advocates
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James Murphy: ad agencies are not paid advocates

Ad agencies should not view themselves as paid advocates and should take responsibility for their actions, James Murphy, the chief executive at Adam & Eve/DDB has said.

VCCP Kin brings on McPartland as creative director
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VCCP Kin brings on McPartland as creative director

VCCP Kin, the content and social media division of VCCP, has hired Dermot McPartland as a creative director.

D&AD releases heist movie
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D&AD releases heist movie

D&AD has released a film about its stunt to remind people of the value of its awards - by stealing creatives' pencils.

Conservative MP speaks out against 'Trumpification of advertising'
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Conservative MP speaks out against 'Trumpification of advertising'

The Conservative MP Caroline Nokes has criticised "the Trumpification of advertising" at today's Advertising Association's conference Lead 2016.

Information Commissioner warns brands: customers will walk away over data breaches
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Information Commissioner warns brands: customers will walk away over data breaches

Brands face the wrath of consumers if they do not take proper measures to protect their data, the Information Commissioner has warned the advertising industry.

Jamie Oliver calls for brands to be more experimental to tackle obesity
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Jamie Oliver calls for brands to be more experimental to tackle obesity

The biggest challenge in fighting childhood obesity is with clients, Jamie Oliver told the Advertising Association's Lead 2016 conference today.

Facebook ad revenue jumps 57% on strength of mobile
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Facebook ad revenue jumps 57% on strength of mobile

Facebook has reported a 57 per cent increase in ad revenue for the fourth quarter of 2015, driven by a surge in mobile.

ITV plans more brand collaborations after knitted ad break boost
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ITV plans more brand collaborations after knitted ad break boost

ITV has claimed that its knitted ad break, featuring knitted puppets, led to increased viewer engagement and has encouraged the broadcaster to do more creative collaborations with brands.

Daily Mail publisher sees ad revenues fall 12%
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Daily Mail publisher sees ad revenues fall 12%

The publisher of the Daily Mail has seen ad revenues fall 12 per cent since Christmas and is hiking its print cover price for the first time in three years.

Bank of England picks MullenLowe to launch UK's first plastic bank notes
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Bank of England picks MullenLowe to launch UK's first plastic bank notes

The Bank of England has appointed MullenLowe London to create an integrated ad campaign to launch the UK's first plastic bank notes.

Leo Burnett names Rich Stoddart new worldwide CEO
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Leo Burnett names Rich Stoddart new worldwide CEO

Rich Stoddart, chief executive of Leo Burnett North America, will add the role of worldwide chief executive on 1 February.

Npower launches ad review
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Npower launches ad review

'Big six' energy supplier pits the incumbent McCann against four other agencies.

Agencies line up for easyCar.com brief
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Agencies line up for easyCar.com brief

EasyCar.com is looking for an agency to handle advertising for its peer-to-peer car-rental marketplace, easyCar Club.

NSPCC calls pitch for media account
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NSPCC calls pitch for media account

The NSPCC, the children's charity, is reviewing its media planning and buying requirements after rebranding last year.

Kevin Chesters joins O&M as strategy chief
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Kevin Chesters joins O&M as strategy chief

Ogilvy & Mather London has appointed Kevin Chesters as its chief strategy officer.

Media shops drive adland expansion
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Media shops drive adland expansion

Media agencies drove overall advertising industry growth of 1.9 per cent in 2015, while staff numbers at creative agencies fell last year, according to the IPA's 2015 Agency Census.

AKQA selects Wayne Deakin for ECD role
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AKQA selects Wayne Deakin for ECD role

Wayne Deakin, a former executive creative director at Engine, has joined AKQA in the same position.

Saatchi & Saatchi hires Todd to lead global HSBC creative
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Saatchi & Saatchi hires Todd to lead global HSBC creative

Saatchi & Saatchi London has appointed Hugh Todd, a creative director at Leo Burnett, to the new role of global creative director on HSBC.

Yakult in talks with agencies for creative brief
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Yakult in talks with agencies for creative brief

Yakult, the probiotic dairy drink, is touting an advertising brief to agencies ahead of its 20th birthday in the UK and Germany.

Tesco launches Twitter campaign
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Tesco launches Twitter campaign

Tesco, Xbox and Sky are the first brands in the UK to sign up to Promoted Moments on Twitter.

Tribal Worldwide picks up UX brief for Avios
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Tribal Worldwide picks up UX brief for Avios

Avios, the travel rewards scheme, has hired Tribal Worldwide to handle customer experience activity after a competitive pitch.

Grey bolsters creative department with four senior hires
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Grey bolsters creative department with four senior hires

Grey London has hired two senior gold Lion-winning creative teams.

St Luke's scoops Aunt Bessie's £10m ad account
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St Luke's scoops Aunt Bessie's £10m ad account

Aunt Bessie's, the frozen-food brand, has appointed St Luke's to its £10 million advertising account after a pitch process.

Ernest Jones owner calls creative review
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Ernest Jones owner calls creative review

Signet, the owner of the jewellery chains Ernest Jones, H Samuel and Leslie Davis, has called a review of its advertising requirements.

Grads better off as salaries increase at media agencies
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Grads better off as salaries increase at media agencies

Media agency staff enjoyed inflation-busting salary increases last year thanks to Britain's booming advertising market and strong demand for younger employees with digital and social expertise.

Pitch update: Heathrow, Sony, Co-op, All Things Hair
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Pitch update: Heathrow, Sony, Co-op, All Things Hair

Heathrow Airport has shortlisted the agencies for its integrated advertising and CRM review.

Pick of the week: Lynx, 72andSunny
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Pick of the week: Lynx, 72andSunny

The new Lynx ad is this week's pick.

Turkey of the week: ITV, Love daytime
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Turkey of the week: ITV, Love daytime

ITV's ad for its daytime schedule is this week's turkey.

The buzz: Heineken promotes moderate drinkers
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The buzz: Heineken promotes moderate drinkers

Heineken is going after moderate drinkers in a new ad by Publicis Italy.

Ten things you need to know: iPhone growth slows
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Ten things you need to know: iPhone growth slows

Apple posts flat iPhone growth, more changes at The Guardian, and other highlights from the ad and media industries this week

David Lloyd Leisure searches for creative agency
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David Lloyd Leisure searches for creative agency

David Lloyd Leisure, the company that runs health clubs and gyms across Europe, is on the hunt for a creative agency.

FCB Inferno hires Ayers from VCCP as head of TV
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FCB Inferno hires Ayers from VCCP as head of TV

FCB Inferno has hired Jason Ayers, a former senior executive producer at VCCP, as its head of TV.

Weve names Pearman as commercial director
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Weve names Pearman as commercial director

Tom Pearman, a sales director at Weve, O2's mobile arm, has become the commercial director.

Danepak creates spoof retro aerobics ad
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Danepak creates spoof retro aerobics ad

Danepak, the Danish bacon brand, is jumping on the keep fit in January bandwagon with a comedy retro aerobics ad.

Droga5 London hires BBH creative duo
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Droga5 London hires BBH creative duo

David Kolbusz, the new chief creative officer at Droga5 London, is building his creative department, hiring a team from Bartle Bogle Hegarty London.

Creston warns of reduced revenue growth as clients stall on projects
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Creston warns of reduced revenue growth as clients stall on projects

Creston, the marketing group that owns TMW, has warned of "significantly reduced" revenue growth for January in its latest financial update.

KitKat goes back to the 1950s to show different ways people enjoy eating it
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KitKat goes back to the 1950s to show different ways people enjoy eating it

KitKat, the Nestle confectionery brand, has launched a campaign showing the different ways people enjoy the chocolate.

Radio X's Bittersweet Symphony parody ad escapes ban
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Radio X's Bittersweet Symphony parody ad escapes ban

Radio X's launch ad, which featured Chris Moyles enacting a parody of the 90s music video for Bittersweet Symphony, has escaped a ban by the ads regulator despite drawing dozens of complaints.

UK creative industries worth £84.1 billion to UK economy
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UK creative industries worth £84.1 billion to UK economy

Nicola Mendelsohn, the vice president for EMEA at Facebook, has welcomed figures from the government showing that the UK creative industries are worth £84.1 billion to the UK economy.

MS Society picks Arthur London and Code Computerlove for brand and digital work
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MS Society picks Arthur London and Code Computerlove for brand and digital work

The MS Society, the not-for-profit organisation, has appointed Arthur London and Code Computerlove to handle brand positioning and digital transformation work, respectively.

BBH appoints LA chief Pelle Sjoenell to top global creative role
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BBH appoints LA chief Pelle Sjoenell to top global creative role

Pelle Sjoenell, the executive creative director of BBH Los Angeles, is to become the worldwide chief creative officer of the Bartle Bogle Hegarty Group.

L'Oreal experiment finds direct videos most popular with young people
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L'Oreal experiment finds direct videos most popular with young people

Direct and intimate how-to videos are the most popular among younger viewers, an experiment by L'Oreal has found.

Ofcom hires easyJet deputy chair Charles Gurassa as Channel 4 chairman
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Ofcom hires easyJet deputy chair Charles Gurassa as Channel 4 chairman

A City grandee who has experience of selling businesses and stock market flotations has been named by Ofcom as the new Channel 4 chairman.

How toy brands must adapt now children are watching less TV
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How toy brands must adapt now children are watching less TV

Targeting parents and using a cross-media approach may provide the answers, says the head of planning and strategy at Maxus UK.

Flora to launch £12.5 million brand repositioning campaign
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Flora to launch £12.5 million brand repositioning campaign

Flora, the Unilever UK spreads brand, is set to launch a £12.5 million brand repositioning campaign created by MullenLowe London.

Fray Bentos sponsors ITV4 with telly addict idents
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Fray Bentos sponsors ITV4 with telly addict idents

Fray Bentos, the Baxters food brand, is sponsoring ITV4 with idents showing a man addicted to watching TV.

Leo Burnett most shortlisted agency in revamped MAA Best Awards
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Leo Burnett most shortlisted agency in revamped MAA Best Awards

Leo Burnett boasts the most entries among the shortlists for this year's 2016 Best Awards, organised by the Marketing Agencies Association.

Bob Wootton to leave ISBA after 20 years
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Bob Wootton to leave ISBA after 20 years

Bob Wootton is stepping down as director of advertising and media at ISBA after 20 years in the job.

Kitcatt Nohr co-founder Jeremy Shaw dies
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Kitcatt Nohr co-founder Jeremy Shaw dies

Jeremy Shaw, a founding partner of Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw, one of the UK's most successful integrated agencies of the past decade, has died of cancer aged 65.

Advertising Week Europe hires Bauer Media's Eaves as first UK director
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Advertising Week Europe hires Bauer Media's Eaves as first UK director

Advertising Week Europe has hired Rebecca Eaves from Bauer Media to be the ad festival's first UK director.

Durex encourages couples to ditch Valentine's Day clichés
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Durex encourages couples to ditch Valentine's Day clichés

Durex, the condoms brand, is encouraging couples to ditch clichés around Valentine's Day and just have sex.

Guardian announces 20% cuts to stem losses
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Guardian announces 20% cuts to stem losses

The publisher of The Guardian has announced plans to cut costs by 20 per cent as it aims to break even in three years.

Isobel wins Kelly's of Cornwall ad account
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Isobel wins Kelly's of Cornwall ad account

Kelly's of Cornwall, the ice cream brand owned by R&R Ice Cream, has taken on Isobel to handle its ad account after a competitive pitch process.

iProspect's Chris Whitelaw named EMEA president and global commercial director
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iProspect's Chris Whitelaw named EMEA president and global commercial director

Chris Whitelaw, the chief executive at iProspect UK, has been promoted to EMEA president and global commercial director of the agency's global team.

Debrett's adds three advertising creatives to 500 'most influential' list
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Debrett's adds three advertising creatives to 500 'most influential' list

Al MacCuish, Chris Bovill and John Allison are among the advertising media and marketing names to make it into Debrett's list of the 500 most influential people in the UK.

Sky invests $10m in programmatic ad tech specialist DataXu
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Sky invests $10m in programmatic ad tech specialist DataXu

Sky has invested $10 million (£7.0 million) in DataXu, a Boston-based software company that specialises in programmatic ad tech.

Karmarama hires MEC's Toward for new content role
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Karmarama hires MEC's Toward for new content role

Karmarama has hired MEC's Jamie Toward as its first managing partner for content.

MullenLowe Group unveils the Challenger Octopus
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MullenLowe Group unveils the Challenger Octopus

MullenLowe Group has unveiled a new corporate logo as part of the rebranding of the IPG network's regional agencies - an octopus with boxing gloves.

Sunshine launches BBC Three online transition campaign
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Sunshine launches BBC Three online transition campaign

Sunshine has collaborated with the writers of People Just Do Nothing for the campaign telling audiences about BBC Three's transition from TV to online.

Britvic appoints 101 for Drench creative account
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Britvic appoints 101 for Drench creative account

Drench, the Britvic drink brand, has appointed 101 as its creative agency after a competitive pitch.

APG appoints Dom Boyd as 2016/17 chair
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APG appoints Dom Boyd as 2016/17 chair

The Account Planning Group has appointed Dom Boyd, the group director of strategy at Adam & Eve/DDB, as the organisation's new chair.

BrewDog hunts for brand activation agency
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BrewDog hunts for brand activation agency

BrewDog, the rebellious Scottish craft brewer, is on the lookout for an agency to handle below-the-line activity.

Campaign Viral Chart: NBA takes pole position
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Campaign Viral Chart: NBA takes pole position

NBA's ad telling the story of a young fan was the most-shared ad this week.

Salaries for junior media sales staff hit new highs because of skills shortage
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Salaries for junior media sales staff hit new highs because of skills shortage

Junior and middle-ranking sales staff at media owners saw their salaries hit new highs last year because of a skills shortage across the ad industry, according to new research.

Leo Burnett's global CSO Giles Hedger to leave in March
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Leo Burnett's global CSO Giles Hedger to leave in March

Giles Hedger, Leo Burnett's global chief strategy officer, is leaving the agency.

Jaguar Land Rover set to move more accounts into Spark44
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Jaguar Land Rover set to move more accounts into Spark44

Jaguar Land Rover is set to move its UK CRM and retail marketing business to Spark44, the global joint venture agency in which the car manufacturer has a 50 per stake.

Starcom Mediavest Group promotes Eva Grimmett and Rob Hocknell
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Starcom Mediavest Group promotes Eva Grimmett and Rob Hocknell

Eva Grimmett, the head of strategy at Starcom, and Rob Hocknell, the strategy director at Mediavest, have been promoted to managing partner of strategy and head of strategy, respectively.

Election campaigning: how to spend it
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Election campaigning: how to spend it

Political parties' general election spending was published on Wednesday. Benedict Pringle, an account director at Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO and the author of politicaladvertising.co.uk, crunches the numbers for Campaign.

Monsoon Accessorize picks ODD for global creative brief
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Monsoon Accessorize picks ODD for global creative brief

Monsoon Accessorize, the fashion retailer, has appointed ODD as the first global creative agency for its Monsoon and Accessorize brands, after a competitive pitch.

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Budweiser "Dream Goal 2016" by Anomaly London

Budweiser's Dream Goal competition is back for a second season and the former England defender Jamie Carragher replaces Gary Neville on the judging panel.