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21 August 2014

  • 10:18AM
  • News
Lake Capital extends deadline for rebel shareholders to agree a deal

Lake Capital extends deadline for rebel shareholders to agree a deal

Lake Capital has extended the deadline for Engine's rebel shareholders to agree to a deal by around a week.

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Disney seeks agency for UK CRM business

Disney seeks agency for UK CRM business

Disney has kicked off a search for an agency to handle its UK CRM work.

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Albion sells majority stake to KBS

Albion sells majority stake to KBS

Albion has sold a majority stake to the MDC Partners-owned agency Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal & Partners.

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  • 08:00AM
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Engine rebels block Lake Capital sale

Engine rebels block Lake Capital sale

Engine's rebel shareholders were threatening to derail its £100 million deal to sell to the US private-equity company Lake Capital as Campaign went to press.

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Agency unrest at payment terms

Agency unrest at payment terms

Almost two-thirds of agency executives say they are unhappy with clients' requests for extended payment terms - but only 5 per cent have refused to accept them, according to a new study.

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  • 08:00AM
  • Opinion
Albion shows Engine how to get a deal over the line

Albion shows Engine how to get a deal over the line

In the annals of corporate acquisitions of UK advertising agencies, Lake Capital's putative purchase of Engine must surely go down as one of the most muddled.

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M&C Saatchi captures Metal Gear Solid task

M&C Saatchi captures Metal Gear Solid task

Konami, the game developer behind Metal Gear Solid, has appointed M&C Saatchi to handle the £30 million global launch of the fifth edition in the franchise.

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Oxfam launches review of UK direct marketing

Oxfam launches review of UK direct marketing

Oxfam has called a review of its direct marketing arrangements as it looks to shake up its fundraising activity.

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Skills Funding Agency calls pitch for training initiatives

Skills Funding Agency calls pitch for training initiatives

The Skills Funding Agency, the government body that helps bankroll training programmes, has issued a creative tender.

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Wunderman wins global GSK pitch

Wunderman wins global GSK pitch

GlaxoSmithKline is set to appoint Wunderman as a lead agency on its global digital advertising account after a pitch that began last year.

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Arthritis Research UK seeks creative shop

Arthritis Research UK seeks creative shop

Arthritis Research UK is looking for a creative agency to handle its legacy-giving programme.

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  • 08:00AM
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Dare captures Huawei UK advertising business after pitch

Dare captures Huawei UK advertising business after pitch

Huawei, the Chinese technology giant, has hired Dare as its UK creative agency after a competitive pitch.

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  • 08:00AM
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A List submissions to close on 29 August

A List submissions to close on 29 August

The UK's most senior advertising and media executives have until next Friday (29 August) to submit their responses to The A List.

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Rapp scoops Scottish Power's UK DM business

Rapp scoops Scottish Power's UK DM business

Scottish Power, one of Britain's "big six" energy suppliers, has consolidated its UK direct marketing work into Rapp.

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Diary: You can forget Crimbo

Diary: You can forget Crimbo

If you haven't already started cartwheeling around the office in excitement, spare a thought for any agency that makes it through to compete for the BBC's advertising roster.

  • 08:00AM
  • League Tables
Media business rankings

Media business rankings

22 August: Starcom MediaVest Group lands P&O Ferries, Arena scoops Merck and Havas Media captures Penguin Random House.

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  • 08:00AM
  • League Tables
Creative business rankings

Creative business rankings

22 August 2014: Adam & Eve/DDB climbs up the league after winning Virgin Atlantic, while 101 joins the table with three accounts.

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  • 08:00AM
  • News Analysis
Talking about my generation

Talking about my generation

The over-50s are a fast-growing demographic controlling four-fifths of the UK's disposable wealth. So why do advertisers continue to ignore them, Stefano Hatfield asks.

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  • 08:00AM
  • Feature
Going from adland to neverland

Going from adland to neverland

James Swift meets five adlanders (The Famous Five, if you will) who have swapped one type of scamp for another by fulfilling their dream of writing children's books.

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  • 08:00AM
  • Opinion
Tech viewpoint on online ad fraud

Tech viewpoint on online ad fraud

Online advertising fraud has caught the headlines recently after the Interactive Advertising Bureau's estimate that as much as 36 per cent of web traffic is considered fake and Twitter revealed that 23 million of its users are bots.

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  • 08:00AM
  • News Analysis
Is local TV vanity over sanity?

Is local TV vanity over sanity?

It's early days, but teething problems at London Live don't bode well for Jeremy Hunt's brainchild. By David Benady.

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  • 08:00AM
  • News Analysis
Advertisers and agencies get ready for The X Factor

Advertisers and agencies get ready for The X Factor

With the public so interested in the judges, is the new series destined to be a success with brands, Maisie McCabe asks.

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  • 08:00AM
  • Opinion
You don't have to be a misery guts to succeed - just ask the toll-road hero

You don't have to be a misery guts to succeed - just ask the toll-road hero

It's August and holiday time, but most successful business people seem to be permanently miserable, whether on holiday or at work.

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  • News Analysis
Jones brings refreshing perspective to Hearst UK

Jones brings refreshing perspective to Hearst UK

The publisher's new chief executive is a departure from past leaders - and innovation is top of her agenda. By Arif Durrani.

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  • 08:00AM
  • Opinion
The BuzzFeed investment shows our industry needs to get to grips with native

The BuzzFeed investment shows our industry needs to get to grips with native

The people I know in the UK media business have little time for the terms "native advertising" or "organic reach".

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ABCs hint at consolidation ahead for women's titles

ABCs hint at consolidation ahead for women's titles

Although the overall sector performed poorly, the traditional, more upmarket magazines are faring well. By Jane Wolfson.

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Creativity central to Cannes win for WPP

Creativity central to Cannes win for WPP

John O'Keeffe, WPP's worldwide creative director, talks to Kate Magee about Cannes, creativity and why he must learn to use provocative soundbites.

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