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James Swift

deputy features editor deputy features editor, Campaign

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Germanwings removes 'get ready to be surprised' ads in wake of crash

- Germanwings, the budget airline, has asked Transport for London to remove ads featuring the line "get ready to be surprised" from London tube stations, after one of its planes crashed into the Alps.

Grayson Perry's lessons in creativity

- The artist Grayson Perry railed against buzzwords like "authentic" and "eclectic" during a talk on creativity at Advertising Week Europe today (26 March).

Nationwide appoints VCCP as lead agency

- Nationwide has appointed VCCP as its lead advertising agency.

M&C Saatchi drops out of top ten in agency billings league

- M&C Saatchi has fallen out of the top ten UK advertising agencies for the first time, according to figures from Nielsen.

Gooden and Walker exit CP&B

- The London agency's creative chiefs leave after the loss of Milka and Paddy Power.

Agencies line up for Pearson brand brief

- Pearson, the education and publishing company that owns the Financial Times, has been speaking to agencies about a brand campaign.

Liz Wilson takes COO role at Karmarama

- Liz Wilson, the former chief executive of Stack, has joined Karmarama as its chief operating officer.

Yan Elliott moves to Lucky Generals

- Lucky Generals has hired Yan Elliott, a co-founder of Fabula, as a creative partner.

VCCP wins Nationwide account

- Nationwide has picked VCCP as its lead advertising agency after a competitive pitch.

Chime profits up 6 per cent in 2014

- Chime Communications, the marketing group that owns VCCP, has reported headline profit before tax of £30.1 million for 2014, a 6 per cent like-for-like increase on the previous year.

The end of advertising as a 'strip tease in the era of abundance'

- Advertising's golden age is over and the industry must begin to address the world's problems, said PWC partner Leo Johnson during an Advertising Week Europe seminar today.

Adland 2020: the manifestos

- Ahead of Advertising Week Europe, Campaign asked leaders from all corners of the industry to write manifestos detailing what must be done to ensure their sector's prosperity.

Size isn't as important as being in the 'sweet spot', says Yannick Bolloré

- Yannick Bolloré, Havas' global chairman and chief executive, was grilled about his company at Advertising Week Europe.

Rev Giles Fraser explains 'Why I hate advertising'

- The reverend Dr Giles Fraser, the former canon chancellor at St Paul's who resigned in 2011 over the eviction of the Occupy London protesters, gave advertising both barrels at an Ad Week Europe seminar this morning (23 March).

I want to set trends with our decisions, says British Arrows jury chairman

- Daniel Bergmann, the Stink founder, is the chairman of this year's British Arrows jury. He talks to Campaign about the judging and his vision for the awards.

McCann boosts creative team with AKQA hire

- McCann London has hired a new creative director, the AKQA associate creative director Max Chanan.

D&AD lifts the curtain on judging for expanded awards showcase

- Entrants and members of the public can grill the D&AD Professional Awards judges next month for the first time as part of an expanded showcase.

Allianz unveils emotional UK campaign

- Allianz links storytelling with insurance in a UK TV campaign that breaks on Monday (23 March).

BBH to scoop Strictly Come Dancing brief

- The BBC is poised to appoint Bartle Bogle Hegarty to promote Strictly Come Dancing after the agency dazzled the broadcaster during an earlier pitch with a choreographed routine of its own.

Waitrose kicks off £25m ad review

- Waitrose has kicked off a formal review of its £25 million advertising account after being dumped by Bartle Bogle Hegarty in January.

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