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27 November 2014

  • 12:10PM
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Williams promoted at ITV as Hazlitt departs

Williams promoted at ITV as Hazlitt departs

ITV has promoted Kelly Williams, the group commercial sales director, to managing director of commercial, as Fru Hazlitt steps down.

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  • 11:58AM
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Sainsbury's Christmas ad escapes investigation despite 727 complaints

Sainsbury's Christmas ad escapes investigation despite 727 complaints

The Advertising Standards Authority has decided not to investigate the Sainsbury's Christmas ad despite 727 complaints that its depiction of the First World War was distasteful.

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  • 09:00AM
  • Partner Content
Failing to Succeed

Failing to Succeed

In a new series, the headhunter LIZH seeks out ideas, trends and people who are applying creativity in new and different ways. First up, LIZH examines the notion of failure and how embracing it can lead to great success

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Tailor your data to make the connection

Tailor your data to make the connection

Data is the common language between marketing functions but, to deliver the best results, marketers need to explore varied sources and understand how to avoid the many pitfalls

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Take the sober approach

Take the sober approach

Don't let your brand become the dribbling fool you avoid at the party - better to win friends and build influence by being authentic and consistent

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Sporting chance: how to engage with fans

Sporting chance: how to engage with fans

Events present a huge opportunity for connecting with an audience, and the sporting arena holds particular appeal for brands seeking to engage customers in relevant ways at scale

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For true engagement, hail the snail

For true engagement, hail the snail

MBA's model allows brands to market for the way people buy today, and resembles the spiral with the website at its centre - but there are several other factors that link into 'the snail'

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Better Together

Better Together

With consumers making their own media choices, deserting the high street and finding out about brands on their own terms, agencies are wondering how to join up all the dots. Welcome to the interconnected world. By Stuart Derrick

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  • Feature
Bringing it all back home

Bringing it all back home

Brands are taking more control of their interconnected campaigns and dispensing with the 'lead agency' concept. Is this a better way to make great marcoms or creating a dangerous vacuum, Meg Carter asks

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  • 08:00AM
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Agencies line up for Barbie creative brief

Agencies line up for Barbie creative brief

Mattel, the toy-maker, is looking for a creative agency to handle its Barbie brand.

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  • 08:00AM
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General Mills consolidates ad roster

General Mills consolidates ad roster

General Mills, the food company, is to consolidate the UK agency roster on its estimated £11 million account.

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Dorchester Collection kicks off global review

Dorchester Collection kicks off global review

Dorchester Collection, which manages ten luxury hotels around the world, is looking for a creative agency.

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  • 08:00AM
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John Hegarty launches incubator

John Hegarty launches incubator

Sir John Hegarty and the investment specialist Tom Teichman are launching an incubator business called The Garage and have bought a townhouse in Soho to hothouse start-ups at seed stage.

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Cheil deal values Iris Worldwide at £80m

Cheil deal values Iris Worldwide at £80m

Cheil Worldwide has acquired a stake in Iris Worldwide in a deal that could value the agency at £80 million.

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  • 08:00AM
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Barnardo's Diana Tickell to take charge of Nabs

Barnardo's Diana Tickell to take charge of Nabs

Diana Tickell, the executive director of marketing at Barnardo's, has been named the chief executive of the industry charity Nabs.

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  • 08:00AM
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The & Partnership hires Conor McNicholas for content arm

The & Partnership hires Conor McNicholas for content arm

The & Partnership is launching a content agency and has hired Conor McNicholas, the executive content director at Redwood BBDO and a former editor of NME and Top Gear, to run the new company.

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  • 08:00AM
  • Opinion
Agencies cannot continue to give their ideas away

Agencies cannot continue to give their ideas away

I'm used to agencies telling me how great they really are, really: just look at all this work, and this smart thinking, and all these tools with silly names.

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  • 08:00AM
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Katie Lee lands MD role at Gravity Road

Katie Lee lands MD role at Gravity Road

Gravity Road, the agency founded by Mark Boyd and Mark Eaves, has hired Katie Lee, the managing director of Leo Burnett London, as its first managing director.

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Growth in female leaders, IPA finds

Growth in female leaders, IPA finds

The advertising industry has seen a steady increase in the number of women in senior positions and people of ethnic minorities, according to the latest IPA Agency Census.

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Pitch Update

Pitch Update

The Rail Delivery Group, comprising passenger and freight operators and Network Rail, has kicked off its search for an advertising agency.

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Cake names Adrian Pettett as chief executive

Cake names Adrian Pettett as chief executive

Cake, the digital, PR and content agency owned by Havas, has promoted Adrian Pettett, the co-founder and chief operating officer, to chief executive.

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  • 08:00AM
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British Gas in talks with agencies about Hive content brief

British Gas in talks with agencies about Hive content brief

Hive, the British Gas service that allows users to control their heating through online tools, has released a content brief to agencies.

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  • 08:00AM
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Grey poaches BBH's Paton as first film head

Grey poaches BBH's Paton as first film head

Grey London has appointed the Bartle Bogle Hegarty producer Glenn Paton to be its first head of film.

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Media agency pioneer Ray Morgan dies, aged 82

Media agency pioneer Ray Morgan dies, aged 82

Ray Morgan, who has died aged 82, may have been credited with killing off the full-service agency. But he was a most unlikely assassin.

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Diary: Cock-and-balls story

Diary: Cock-and-balls story

Word reaches Diary that Leo Burnett's bald executive creative director, Justin Tindall, was once so keen to impress his girlfriend that he made the, erm, ballsy move to match his collar and cuffs, if you know what we mean.

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The inspiration behind Sir John Hegarty's new business, The Garage

The inspiration behind Sir John Hegarty's new business, The Garage

Sir John Hegarty and investment specialist Tom Teichman launch incubator business, The Garage. We look at what other great businesses began in a garage...

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  • 08:00AM
  • League Tables
Media business rankings

Media business rankings

28 November 2014: The7stars lands the combined James Villa Holidays and Hoseasons account, as well as the Gala Interactive business.

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Creative business rankings

Creative business rankings

28 November 2014: No changes this week in the creative league.

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  • 08:00AM
  • News Analysis
Slade shifts focus to put customers first at the FT

Slade shifts focus to put customers first at the FT

The managing director of the FT's B2C division will be sad to leave the sales world behind, David Benady writes.

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  • 08:00AM
  • Opinion
Why Lewis Hamilton is prepared for agency life

Why Lewis Hamilton is prepared for agency life

It's awkward question time: What do Lewis Hamilton, President Obama and 1.3 per cent of the UK's advertising and media agency workforce have in common?

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Sharing on the web: it's an emotional business

Sharing on the web: it's an emotional business

The latest Wave survey from UM suggests why brands are still struggling to make content viral.

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Things we like: The Times in Homeland, Peter Jackson turns to Empire, and what your newspaper says about you

Things we like: The Times in Homeland, Peter Jackson turns to Empire, and what your newspaper says about you

Some things in the media business we liked in the week up to 28 November, and one thing we didn't...

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Will Facebook at Work appeal to brands?

Will Facebook at Work appeal to brands?

The social giant is moving into LinkedIn territory with a professional network. But will it work, David Benady asks.

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Staff costs and slow growth hit agencies

Staff costs and slow growth hit agencies

Agency employment costs are the biggest threat to operating profit margins, the latest Kingston Smith W1 survey reveals.By Ian Graham.

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  • 08:00AM
  • Opinion
I'm confident we can make the future of media equal

I'm confident we can make the future of media equal

When Campaign asked last month "Is the future of media female?", it drew some interesting responses. It really is about time we made progress on this issue.

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  • 08:00AM
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ZenithOptimedia takes on '365' user approach

ZenithOptimedia takes on '365' user approach

The media agency is putting its faith in a user-experience focus after a two-year rollercoaster ride, Ed Owen reports.

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  • 08:00AM
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Taking great care over the Great War

Taking great care over the Great War

Sainsbury's Christmas ad campaign demanded a production with sensitivity and authenticity, Tim Riley writes.

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Ruhanen vows to bring disruption back to TBWA

Ruhanen vows to bring disruption back to TBWA

In a crowded market and after years of drifting, TBWA had lost its edge. Now, its new president and chief executive wants to simplify everything and reclaim the 'disruption' philosophy that the creative network is known for, Claire Beale writes.

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No more winters of discontent for Cristofoli

No more winters of discontent for Cristofoli

After overhauling Debenhams' marketing operations, Richard Cristofoli is expecting a merrier Christmas, John Tylee writes.

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  • 08:00AM
  • News Analysis
Should sibling shops be in one building?

Should sibling shops be in one building?

Does the move to bring wide-ranging and often disparate agencies together makes sense?

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