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Chime agrees to sell to WPP/Providence for £374m
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Chime agrees to sell to WPP/Providence for £374m

WPP and Providence Equity Partners have agreed terms this morning to buy Chime Communications for £374 million.

P&G slashes agency costs, but what next for the new CEO?
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P&G slashes agency costs, but what next for the new CEO?

P&G, the world's biggest advertiser, has cut the number of agencies it works with by 40 per cent globally, it has emerged as it released its Q4 earnings in the US.

Liverpool footballers star in Nivea ad
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Liverpool footballers star in Nivea ad

Liverpool FC footballers are the stars of Nivea's latest ad campaign for its new moisturising cream for men.

Traditional TV viewers predicted to drop as mobile fuels rise in online video
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Traditional TV viewers predicted to drop as mobile fuels rise in online video

Linear TV viewing figures are set to drop worldwide for the first time next year, with online video consumption set to rise by 23.3 per cent in 2015, according to a report by ZenithOptimedia.

McCann London boosts creative department with Herezie team
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McCann London boosts creative department with Herezie team

McCann London has hired two creative directors from the independent French agency Herezie.

Droga5 Europe wins Hobbs creative account
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Droga5 Europe wins Hobbs creative account

Droga5 Europe has won the creative advertising account for Hobbs, the women's fashion brand famously patronised by the Duchess of Cambridge.

Liberty Global increases ITV stake but denies takeover plans
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Liberty Global increases ITV stake but denies takeover plans

Liberty Global, the owner of Virgin Media, has increased its stake in ITV to 9.9 per cent after buying 138.7 million shares.

Center Parcs seeks agency for CRM work
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Center Parcs seeks agency for CRM work

Center Parcs is on the hunt for an agency to handle its customer relationship marketing.

Virgin Media uses animal characters to show football fans' personalities
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Virgin Media uses animal characters to show football fans' personalities

Virgin Media's latest TV ad shows the different animal personalities that watch football to promote its offering for the upcoming sports season.

The big idea: There's an algorithm for that
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The big idea: There's an algorithm for that

It's easy to find big ideas with the 20/20 vision of hindsight, but the industry lacks a formula for creating them, says Havas LuxHub's global strategy director.

Campaign Viral Chart: AT&T car crash ad takes top spot
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Campaign Viral Chart: AT&T car crash ad takes top spot

AT&T's ad showing the harsh reality of using a phone while driving has been shared more than 85,000 times this week.

Droga5 hires Grey's UK group MD for London chief exec job
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Droga5 hires Grey's UK group MD for London chief exec job

Droga5 Europe has hired Bill Scott, the UK group managing director at Grey, as its new chief executive, replacing Kevin Dundas.

Guardian Labs and Vodafone launch 'Alternative Europe' guide
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Guardian Labs and Vodafone launch 'Alternative Europe' guide

Guardian Labs has collaborated with Vodafone UK to create 'Alternative Europe', a crowdsourced guide to Europe's less obvious city destinations.

Guardian losses narrow as digital revenues climb 20%
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Guardian losses narrow as digital revenues climb 20%

Guardian Media Group's group revenues increased by 2.7 per cent year on year to £214.6 million in the 2014/15 financial year, partly thanks to a 20 per cent increase in digital revenues.

Agencies vie for Wimbledon
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Agencies vie for Wimbledon

BBH, IMG, Grey and Interpublic are contesting global brief for tennis tournament

Jacob's kicks off advertising pitch
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Jacob's kicks off advertising pitch

Jacob's, the snacks company owned by United Biscuits, is reviewing its creative account.

Netflix seeks shop for launch of UK series
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Netflix seeks shop for launch of UK series

Netflix is seeking an agency to promote an original TV series launching in the UK.

Haven reviews media planning and buying
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Haven reviews media planning and buying

Haven, the UK-based holidays company, is reviewing its media planning and buying business.

Rush promoted to MD at Publicis Chemistry
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Rush promoted to MD at Publicis Chemistry

Publicis Chemistry has promoted its head of client services, Emma Rush, to managing director.

Krow creatives Turner and Westland join Karmarama
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Krow creatives Turner and Westland join Karmarama

Karmarama has hired Krow's Rob Turner and Dave Westland as creative directors.

Grey London picks up Tate advertising account
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Grey London picks up Tate advertising account

Tate has appointed Grey London to launch the new Tate Modern building and promote British art's place in the public imagination.

A&E/DDB recruits BBH creative duo
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A&E/DDB recruits BBH creative duo

Adam & Eve/DDB has hired the Bartle Bogle Hegarty creative team Matt Fitch and Mark Lewis, who were behind The Guardian's "three little pigs", as senior creatives.

Sunshine selects Newton to be ECD
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Sunshine selects Newton to be ECD

Sunshine has hired Hollie Newton, the Grey London creative director in charge of Volvo, as its first executive creative director.

Bauer considers free weekly launch with Kiss magazine
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Bauer considers free weekly launch with Kiss magazine

Bauer Media is considering launching a magazine for the Kiss radio brand aimed at millennials.

JWT London appoints Dave Dye as head of art
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JWT London appoints Dave Dye as head of art

Dave Dye, the award-winning art director, is joining J Walter Thompson London as its head of art.

Saga kicks off creative pitch for pension advice account
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Saga kicks off creative pitch for pension advice account

Saga is looking for a creative agency to promote a new service that advises people aged over 50 on changes to pension laws.

Rapport picks up 20th Century Fox OOH task
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Rapport picks up 20th Century Fox OOH task

20th Century Fox has moved its £12 million UK outdoor media planning and buying account to Rapport without a pitch.

Betfair hires Cubo to handle ad business
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Betfair hires Cubo to handle ad business

Betfair, the online betting exchange, has appointed Cubo, the independent creative shop, as its agency of record without a pitch.

Pitch update: Lidl, WWF, Unesco, TK Maxx
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Pitch update: Lidl, WWF, Unesco, TK Maxx

Lidl's £50 million media review is drawing to a close, with an Omnicom team - led by the incumbent, M2M - and Publicis Groupe's ZenithOptimedia believed to be in a final shoot-out.

The buzz: BT Sport's new campaign
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The buzz: BT Sport's new campaign

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO brought together a bunch of top-tier footballers including Gareth Bale and David Luiz at a glitzy house party as part of a new campaign for BT Sport.

Ten things you need to know: Lidl, Gumtree, Nurofen, Sky and ITV
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Ten things you need to know: Lidl, Gumtree, Nurofen, Sky and ITV

Lidl adspend; Gumtree sponsors BT football; W&K wins Nurofen

Chime confirms WPP/Providence buy-out offer
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Chime confirms WPP/Providence buy-out offer

Chime, the communications group that owns VCCP, has confirmed that it is mulling a sale to Providence Equity Partners and WPP.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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