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Agencies line up for Barbie creative brief

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

Dorchester Collection kicks off global review

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

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.

7Up kicks off global campaign with urban knitting ad

- 7Up Free, the sugar free lemon and lime fizzy drink owned by PepsiCo, is launching a global campaign featuring people with quirky interests, like urban knitting.

Cheil Worldwide buys Iris stake

- Cheil Worldwide is buying a stake in Iris as part of a deal giving the South Korean agency group the option to later acquire 100 per cent of the business.

Zurich launches snowmen cinema campaign across Europe

- Zurich is today launching a Europe-wide cinema and online campaign showing the insurer's employees going to great lengths to protect some snowmen.

Proximity hires Nick Baker as planning director

- Proximity London, the Omnicom-owned direct marketing agency, has hired VCCP Me's Nick Baker as a planning director.

Freeview launches singing toys campaign

- Unsold jumble sale items come alive and sing 'I Want To Know What Love Is' in a new campaign for Freeview, the free-to-air digital TV service.

Mr President wins hotel brief

- GLH, the hotel company that owns the Thistle brand, among others, has appointed Mr President as the lead strategic and creative agency for two new brands.

AMV BBDO picks up £10 million Open University brief

- Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has won the Open University's £10 million advertising account after a competitive pitch.

Govt extends creative roster to April 2016

- The Crown Commercial Service has told agencies on the Government's creative roster that it will extend their contracts for another year.

PayPal launches hunt for UK shop

- PayPal, the online payment company, is looking for an agency to handle its electronic customer relationship marketing activity in the UK.

Account directors to join Creature board

- Creature London has promoted two of its account directors, Andrew Milner and Jane Stephenson, to joint heads of account management, ahead of the departure of Zoe Verrion.

Creston agencies become Unlimited in rebrand

- Creston, the marketing communications group that owns TMW, is rebranding to Creston Unlimited to reflect its joined-up offering.

Samsung launches first Christmas TV campaign in the UK

- Samsung is launching its first festive TV campaign in the UK, which portrays its products as an integral part of the Christmas season.

O2 launches 'walk' campaign with Ed Sheeran

- Ed Sheeran, the singer songwriter, follows Michael Bublé and The Gorillaz in getting his own O2 "walk" ad to promote his Wembley Stadium shows.

Farfetch appoints Droga5 for global account

- Droga5 has won the luxury online retailer Farfetch's global advertising account.

Watch: The Post Office's first Christmas TV campaign in five years

- The Post Office launches its first Christmas campaign on TV in five years tonight, with a 60-second spot featuring the actor Robert Webb and the singer Pixie Lott.

Watch: Ant and Dec star in Morrisons' festive campaign

- Ant and Dec, the television presenters, star in Morrisons' musical Christmas campaign.

Agencies line up for Chambord social task

- Chambord, the raspberry liqueur owned by Brown-Forman, is looking for a digital and social media agency.

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