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Walker and De Souza split from Karmarama
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Walker and De Souza split from Karmarama

Karmarama's group executive creative directors, Sam Walker and Joe De Souza, have left the agency.

Top 50 ad agencies see 'lowest profit margins for seven years'
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Top 50 ad agencies see 'lowest profit margins for seven years'

Operating profit margins at the UK's top 50 advertising agencies are at their lowest level for seven years, according to research from accounting firm Kingston Smith W1.

Football stars Ronaldo and Neymar in PokerStars Facebook campaign
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Football stars Ronaldo and Neymar in PokerStars Facebook campaign

PokerStars, the online gambling site owned by Rational Group, has launched a Facebook campaign starring Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr.

Somethin' Else raids Zenith for client role
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Somethin' Else raids Zenith for client role

Somethin' Else, the content agency, has appointed the ZenithOptimedia client partner Hannah Lury in the new role of client services director.

Lidl shifts £70m media to Starcom
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Lidl shifts £70m media to Starcom

Lidl, the discount supermarket chain, has appointed Starcom Mediavest Group to handle its £70 million media planning and buying business.

Butlins chooses TH_NK for digital account
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Butlins chooses TH_NK for digital account

Butlins, the holiday resort company, has appointed TH_NK as its digital agency after a competitive pitch.

What WPP gets out of Providence/Chime deal
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What WPP gets out of Providence/Chime deal

Keith Hunt, a managing partner at the financial advisory company Results International, explains why he thinks WPP has agreed to maintain its share of Chime as it goes private.

Brittany Ferries appoints £3.5m creative account to Designate
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Brittany Ferries appoints £3.5m creative account to Designate

Brittany Ferries has awarded its £3.5 million creative account to Designate, a specialist integrated agency based in Brighton, following a four-way pitch.

How friction in planning creates extraordinary work
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How friction in planning creates extraordinary work

Bringing radically different people together to generate friction is an essential part of creating extraordinary work for clients, argues the regional planning director at Iris Singapore.

Andy Hart parts company with Microsoft after AOL ad sales deal
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Andy Hart parts company with Microsoft after AOL ad sales deal

Andy Hart, the vice president of advertising and online for Microsoft Europe, has left the tech giant following the decision to move its global ad sales to AOL.

Tanqueray re-works Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy'
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Tanqueray re-works Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy'

Tanqueray asked a band to re-record a 1920s jazz version of Iggy Azalea's Fancy for a campaign airing in Spain.

McCann Central hires Bray Leino's Elsom as group creative director
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McCann Central hires Bray Leino's Elsom as group creative director

Jon Elsom, the former executive creative director at Bray Leino, has joined McCann Central as its group creative director.

Havas Media Group UK appoints James Shepherd to head of mobile
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Havas Media Group UK appoints James Shepherd to head of mobile

Havas Media Group UK has taken on James Shepherd, the head of mobile at Engine's Deep Focus, as it head of mobile.

Phone-hacking hits pre-tax profits at Trinity Mirror as newspaper ad revenues slump 19%
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Phone-hacking hits pre-tax profits at Trinity Mirror as newspaper ad revenues slump 19%

Trinity Mirror's pre-tax profits for the first half of the year declined by 76 per cent to £12.1 million, partly as a result of the ongoing costs of phone hacking.

Where have all the brave brands gone?
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Where have all the brave brands gone?

In an exclusive excerpt from a new book, SapientNitro's Kim Douglas shares five tips for creating brave brands.

Agencies line up for Virgin Active's creative account
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Agencies line up for Virgin Active's creative account

Virgin Active, the gym chain backed by Sir Richard Branson, is on the hunt for a creative agency.

Princess Cruises appoints Baber Smith as first creative shop
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Princess Cruises appoints Baber Smith as first creative shop

Princess Cruises, the American cruise company owned by Carnival, has appointed Baber Smith to handle its creative business in the UK.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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