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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Supply Management magazine relaunches with campaign to end UK slavery
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Supply Management magazine relaunches with campaign to end UK slavery

Supply Management, the official magazine of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply trade body, has relaunched with a campaign to end slavery in the supply chain.

Twitter reveals insights from best social campaigns of 2015
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Twitter reveals insights from best social campaigns of 2015

Twitter UK's head of brand strategy reviews some of the best campaigns on the social media platform last year and shares insights to help brands in 2016.

News UK appoints Dominic Carter to chief commercial officer
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News UK appoints Dominic Carter to chief commercial officer

News UK has promoted Dominic Carter, the managing director of commercial, to the role of chief commercial officer.

JCDecaux launches global creative arm
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JCDecaux launches global creative arm

JCDecaux, the outdoor advertising company, has launched a global creative hub which will be led by Alex Matthews, the head of creative technology at Bartle Bogle Hegarty London.

Team Sky picks iProspect for digital strategy brief
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Team Sky picks iProspect for digital strategy brief

Team Sky, the professional cycling team that has comprised Tour de France winners Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome, has appointed iProspect as its first digital agency.

Kung Fu Panda fronts UK launch of global Wix.com campaign
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Kung Fu Panda fronts UK launch of global Wix.com campaign

Po, the protagonist of the Kung Fu Panda animated movies, is fronting a new global ad for Wix.com, the DIY web site publishing platform.

Read the poem this charming, unintelligible Scottish man composed for Laphroaig
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Read the poem this charming, unintelligible Scottish man composed for Laphroaig

"Let's exalt Laphroaig!" declares poet Elvis McGonagall in latest video for #opinionswelcome campaign

LinkedIn kicks off pitch for social and digital
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LinkedIn kicks off pitch for social and digital

LinkedIn is looking for an agency to work on its social and digital advertising.

Harley-Davidson calls global review
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Harley-Davidson calls global review

Harley-Davidson, the premium motorcycles-maker, is reviewing its global advertising, digital and media business.

ITV probes Dentsu TV trading
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ITV probes Dentsu TV trading

Broadcaster is investigating whether Dentsu Aegis Network has met its share deal.

Paul Silburn joins BBH in senior role
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Paul Silburn joins BBH in senior role

Paul Silburn, the former Saatchi & Saatchi joint chief creative officer, is returning to Bartle Bogle Hegarty.

Sky signs £3m deal for family Gold Spot
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Sky signs £3m deal for family Gold Spot

Sky has bought the family Gold Spot at UK cinemas in a deal estimated at £3 million annually.

Pip Hulbert and Chris Daplyn join top team at Wunderman
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Pip Hulbert and Chris Daplyn join top team at Wunderman

Wunderman has promoted the managing partners Pip Hulbert and Chris Daplyn to chief operating officer and managing director respectively, following the departure of the chief executive, Chris Perry.

Jack Daniel's seeks agency for integrated brief
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Jack Daniel's seeks agency for integrated brief

Jack Daniel's, the Brown-Forman whiskey brand, is on the hunt for an agency to handle below-the-line activity.

Mark Girling promoted to first CEO of Rocket
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Mark Girling promoted to first CEO of Rocket

Mark Girling, the managing director at Rocket, has been promoted to become its first chief executive amid a number of leadership changes.

Lucky Generals appoints Upton for new group
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Lucky Generals appoints Upton for new group

Lucky Generals has hired Nik Upton, one of the founders of Joint, as the agency launches its own communications group.

Science Museum's 'insulting' tender fee criticised
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Science Museum's 'insulting' tender fee criticised

The Science Museum has drawn criticism for offering an "insulting" fee for ideas submitted as part of a competitive tender.

Mullen Lowe London promotes Hurrell to managing director
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Mullen Lowe London promotes Hurrell to managing director

Charlie Hurrell, the head of account management at Mullen Lowe London, has been promoted to managing director.

Etihad selects Lowe Open for DM business
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Etihad selects Lowe Open for DM business

Etihad Airways has appointed Lowe Open as its first global direct marketing agency after a competitive pitch.

Pitch update: Boots, Heathrow, Aviva, Virgin Holidays
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Pitch update: Boots, Heathrow, Aviva, Virgin Holidays

Bartle Bogle Hegarty has pulled out of the Confused.com review to concentrate on another new-business opportunity.

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

Popchips' new ad campaign, the first created by Lucky Generals since the agency won the account last year, is this week's pick.

Turkey of the week: Las Vegas tourism, R&R Partners
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Turkey of the week: Las Vegas tourism, R&R Partners

Las Vegas tourism's Tube ad campaign is this week's turkey.

The buzz: Gourmet Burger Kitchen offends vegetarians
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The buzz: Gourmet Burger Kitchen offends vegetarians

Gourmet Burger Kitchen has had to pull an ad campaign from the London Underground after upsetting the vegetarian and vegan lobby.

Ten things you need to know: Karl Guard, BetVictor, Guardian
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Ten things you need to know: Karl Guard, BetVictor, Guardian

Leading media planner Karl Guard has died, and other news you need to know

Zone acquires German digital agency Conceptbakery
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Zone acquires German digital agency Conceptbakery

Zone, the digital agency, has bought Germany digital shop Conceptbakery, as part of an effort to expand its technical capabilities and its business in Europe.

YouTube launches Real-Time Ads for major live events, starting with Super Bowl 50
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YouTube launches Real-Time Ads for major live events, starting with Super Bowl 50

Advertisers can react to live events with ads on YouTube and Google's network, but space must be bought in advance

Huawei adds Havas London to global creative roster
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Huawei adds Havas London to global creative roster

Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications company, has appointed Havas London to its global creative roster.

Fiona Lloyd promoted to network development officer at Carat Global
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Fiona Lloyd promoted to network development officer at Carat Global

Fiona Lloyd, executive client officer at Carat UK, has been promoted to the newly created role of network development officer at Carat Global.

Ogilvy & Mather's Seifert to succeed Miles Young as global network leader
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Ogilvy & Mather's Seifert to succeed Miles Young as global network leader

John Seifert, the chairman of Ogilvy & Mather North America and a 37-year veteran of the agency, is taking over from Miles Young as leader of the network.

Guardian hires AOL MD Hamish Nicklin
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Guardian hires AOL MD Hamish Nicklin

The Guardian has poached Hamish Nicklin, AOL's UK managing director, for the newly-created role of chief revenue officer.

Progress on diversity can be easily rolled back, ad industry warned
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Progress on diversity can be easily rolled back, ad industry warned

Quotas and targets are still necessary because the business case for diversity is not enough to bring about real change, a panel on diversity told an audience of ad industry leaders last night.

Hometown appointed to reinvigorate Fray Bentos
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Hometown appointed to reinvigorate Fray Bentos

Hometown has been gifted the £3 million Fray Bentos advertising account by Baxters.

The age of nastiness is over for agencies, says Creativebrief MD
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The age of nastiness is over for agencies, says Creativebrief MD

In advertising, being nice no longer means finishing last, explains the Creativebrief managing director, Charlie Carpenter.

AA's biggest campaign launch ad banned by ASA
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AA's biggest campaign launch ad banned by ASA

A TV ad which launched the AA's biggest marketing campaign in a decade has been banned after the breakdown service's rival complained about claims made in the spot.

BetVictor seeks ad agency ahead of Euro 2016
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BetVictor seeks ad agency ahead of Euro 2016

BetVictor, the online betting site, is speaking with agencies about its advertising requirements.

Jamie Oliver to headline Lead 2016
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Jamie Oliver to headline Lead 2016

Jamie Oliver will be the headline speaker at Lead 2016, the Advertising Association's annual leadership summit.

Adam & Eve/DDB splits with Lastminute.com as it scales back UK operation
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Adam & Eve/DDB splits with Lastminute.com as it scales back UK operation

Adam & Eve/DDB has split with Lastminute.com as the former internet darling scales back its UK operation following its integration into the Swiss holiday company Bravofly Rumbo Group.

Exclude me in: Dave Dye on making people feel special
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Exclude me in: Dave Dye on making people feel special

'Exclusive' is increasingly seen as a dirty word in advertising, but it might be time to rethink that, says J Walter Thompson's Dave Dye.

Protein World sponsors Ex on the Beach and Geordie Shore
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Protein World sponsors Ex on the Beach and Geordie Shore

Protein World, the weight-loss supplements brand, is sponsoring MTV's Ex on the Beach and Geordie Shore.

Army goes after Generation Z with reverse psychology
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Army goes after Generation Z with reverse psychology

Karmarama's new campaign for the British Army uses reverse psychology to attract recruits from Generation Z.

Y&R promotes Mandelbaum to Europe chief creative officer
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Y&R promotes Mandelbaum to Europe chief creative officer

Y&R, the global WPP advertising network, has promoted Jaime Mandelbaum, the chief creative officer of central and eastern Europe, to chief creative officer of Europe.

Lactalis' Galbani brand sponsors Good Food Channel for 12 months
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Lactalis' Galbani brand sponsors Good Food Channel for 12 months

Galbani, the Italian cheese brand owned by Lactalis, will sponsor UKTV's Good Food Channel for 12 months.

Sky Media chief John Litster: 2016 holds good fortune for TV advertising
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Sky Media chief John Litster: 2016 holds good fortune for TV advertising

TV is winning more consistent recognition for being a high performance creative industry, says the managing director of Sky Media.

To have and to hold: the secret to a happy brand marriage
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To have and to hold: the secret to a happy brand marriage

Anne-Cécile Michaud Lichtenstein, the global chief strategy officer for Havas Media Group, assesses reasons to partner and celebrates those brands enjoying the spoils of a long and happy marriage.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen sorry for 'offensive ads' mocking vegetarians
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Gourmet Burger Kitchen sorry for 'offensive ads' mocking vegetarians

Gourmet Burger Kitchen, the restaurant chain, has apologised after sparking a deluge of complaints about its outdoor ad campaign which mocked vegetarians.

Capital Liverpool launches with TV ad campaign featuring Justin Bieber
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Capital Liverpool launches with TV ad campaign featuring Justin Bieber

Capital Liverpool, the Global radio station, is launching an ad campaign featuring Justin Bieber, Little Mix, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Jason Derulo and Ariana Grande.

HomeAway takes aim at Airbnb in new global ad
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HomeAway takes aim at Airbnb in new global ad

HomeAway is taking the fight to Airbnb in a new global campaign encouraging people to book whole houses for their holidays.

Peter Fincham to leave ITV as director of television
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Peter Fincham to leave ITV as director of television

Peter Fincham, the director of television at ITV, is leaving the broadcaster after almost eight years, while the company is not commenting on reports that chairman Archie Norman is also departing.

Top media planner Karl Guard of ZenithOptimedia dies
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Top media planner Karl Guard of ZenithOptimedia dies

Karl Guard, one of the British ad industry's most respected media planners, has died suddenly.

Christopher Eccleston fronts Alzheimer's Research stop-motion campaign
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Christopher Eccleston fronts Alzheimer's Research stop-motion campaign

Damage caused by dementia can reduce the brain's weight by the equivalent of an orange, Christopher Eccleston explains in a new digital campaign for Alzheimer's Research UK.

Watch: Behind the scenes of Ford's 'unlearn' campaign
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Watch: Behind the scenes of Ford's 'unlearn' campaign

Ford uses a 104-year-old marathon runner, a newborn baby and a micro pig to drive home its message to let go of limiting beliefs about the world.

IBT Media appoints Greg Witham as first chief operations officer
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IBT Media appoints Greg Witham as first chief operations officer

Greg Witham, the former group publishing director for Cosmopolitan at Hearst, is joining IBT Media, which owns Newsweek, as its first chief operations officer for the UK and EMEA.

In defence of industry awards: a response to Amir Kassaei
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In defence of industry awards: a response to Amir Kassaei

D&AD's leaders counter Amir Kassaei's suggestion that DDB will produce less awards submissions in order to stop what he has called "madness".

Publicis Groupe to invest millions in 90 digital start-ups
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Publicis Groupe to invest millions in 90 digital start-ups

Publicis Groupe has pledged to provide funding and mentoring for 90 digital start-up projects, as the holding company celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.

Adland on the move: Starcom Mediavest Group
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Adland on the move: Starcom Mediavest Group

Campaign tours Starcom's new office in Farringdon, at the site of the old Turnmills nightclub.

Enter Brandman: animators imagine ads in our dreams
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Enter Brandman: animators imagine ads in our dreams

A trio of animators has created a film imagining what it would look like if brands could invade people's dreams with their messages.

Apple confirms end of iAd support: but what went wrong?
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Apple confirms end of iAd support: but what went wrong?

Today's digital advertising industry doesn't want to be fixed, and doesn't particularly care about the end user experience, says the executive technical director of VML London.

Ford campaign asks people to 'unlearn' what they know about the world
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Ford campaign asks people to 'unlearn' what they know about the world

Ford is encouraging people to let go of preconceptions about the brand as well as life itself in a new campaign for the UK market.

Women of Tomorrow awards extends deadline for entries
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Women of Tomorrow awards extends deadline for entries

The entry deadline has been extended for this year's Women of Tomorrow awards.

Gumtree's heartfelt TV campaign aims to inspire
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Gumtree's heartfelt TV campaign aims to inspire

Gumtree, the classified website, has launched a campaign focusing on the opportunities buying something from its site could provide.

BMB promotes Northridge to head of planning
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BMB promotes Northridge to head of planning

BMB has promoted Tamsin Northridge, the agency's planning director, to the role of head of planning.

Campaign Viral Chart: Netflix global launch ad takes top
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Campaign Viral Chart: Netflix global launch ad takes top

A film featuring characters from Orange is the New Black to explain that Netflix is now available worldwide was the most-shared ad this week.

What does Apple's move to potentially disband its iAd sales team mean?
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What does Apple's move to potentially disband its iAd sales team mean?

Bad news for the Apple iAd sales teams but good news for publishers (at least for now), says Vizeum UK's executive director for product and innovation.

Why the Cannes Lions owner's IPO is good for the industry
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Why the Cannes Lions owner's IPO is good for the industry

It may have been a long time coming, but the Cannes Lions flotation is good news.

Thomson sponsors Channel 4's First Dates
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Thomson sponsors Channel 4's First Dates

Thomson, the travel company owned by Tui, is to sponsor First Dates, the Channel 4 matchmaking show.

R/GA London's Woman Up: setting the agenda for mindful marketing
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R/GA London's Woman Up: setting the agenda for mindful marketing

It's 2016 and it's an exciting time to be a woman. Over the past year, we've seen more and more women in strong and empowered roles - in the media, in politics, in society - challenging outdated perceptions and making a genuine impact on the world.

Blu picks The Corner as global creative agency
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Blu picks The Corner as global creative agency

Blu, the e-cigarette brand, has appointed The Corner as its global ad agency after a competitive pitch.

Mother re-hires Mark Harrison to run Boots
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Mother re-hires Mark Harrison to run Boots

Mother has re-hired Mark Harrison as the global business lead on the Walgreens Boots Alliance business.

Brands must select better partners to win in 2016
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Brands must select better partners to win in 2016

Sue Todd, the chief executive of Magnetic, reacts to the collection of "year ahead" essays published by Campaign this month.

Watch rebrands to W
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Watch rebrands to W

Watch, the UKTV entertainment channel, is rebranding to W.

IPA wins chartered status
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IPA wins chartered status

The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising has been granted chartered status by the Privy Council.

Poll: Do you want your agency to spend less on awards submissions in 2016?
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Poll: Do you want your agency to spend less on awards submissions in 2016?

Is the industry's obsession with awards out of control? Here's your chance to weigh in

Revealed: mystery of the missing D&AD pencils
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Revealed: mystery of the missing D&AD pencils

The spate of D&AD pencil thefts that plagued adland this week was a stunt by Lucky Generals, who were working to promote the forthcoming awards show, Campaign can reveal.

Pizza Hut's January offer is as big as a lightning strike, says new TV ad
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Pizza Hut's January offer is as big as a lightning strike, says new TV ad

A ventriloquist's dummy, a woman struck by lightning, and a man inexplicably empowered with magnetism feature in a humorous new ad campaign for Pizza Hut Delivery.

Volkswagen 2011 Star Wars ad most-shared Super Bowl spot
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Volkswagen 2011 Star Wars ad most-shared Super Bowl spot

Volkswagen's Star Wars ad from 2011 takes the top spot and four of Budweiser's ads featuring the iconic Clydesdale horses make it into the top ten.

UTV Media to return £55m to shareholders after sale of TV assets to ITV
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UTV Media to return £55m to shareholders after sale of TV assets to ITV

UTV Media will return £55 million to its shareholders after the sale of its television assets to ITV, the company has announced.

Cannes Lions owner Ascential confirms IPO
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Cannes Lions owner Ascential confirms IPO

Ascential, the owner of Cannes Lions known as Top Right Group until last month, has formally announced its intention to float on the stock market.

Publicis and Grey vie for global Fairy liquid
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Publicis and Grey vie for global Fairy liquid

Procter & Gamble is reviewing its global creative arrangements for Fairy liquid.

Aviva reviews £60m global media
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Aviva reviews £60m global media

Aviva has put its estimated £60 million global media account up for review for the first time in six years.

Lord Grade linked to bid to buy Channel 4
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Lord Grade linked to bid to buy Channel 4

Lord Grade, the former chief executive of Channel 4, could lead or join a bid to buy the broadcaster, sources have told Campaign, even though he insists he has no plans to do so.

Ad budget growth at three-year low
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Ad budget growth at three-year low

The growth of UK marketing budgets slowed to a three-year low at the end of 2015, but marketers predict green shoots in the coming year, according to the latest IPA Bellwether Report.

Simon Learman joins Fold7 from A&E/DDB
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Simon Learman joins Fold7 from A&E/DDB

Simon Learman, the international creative director at Adam & Eve/DDB, has joined Fold7 as its executive creative director.

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Happy 12th birthday, Facebook - what's next for the world's most powerful tween?
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1 Happy 12th birthday, Facebook - what's next for the world's most powerful tween?

The social network celebrates its latest birthday this week, and there is no sign that its dominance will dwindle any time soon, writes Daniel Price, head of social operations at Lost Boys.

The year ahead for advertising agencies
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The most successful businesses will be those that remove their self-imposed shackles and aspire to make culture, not just 30-second ads.

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H&M "Spring 2016" by Adam & Eve/DDB
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H&M "Spring 2016" by Adam & Eve/DDB

David Beckham's fashion-icon status is given a surreal spin in a new ad for H&M's Modern Essentials.