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James Swift

deputy features editor deputy features editor, Campaign

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Suzuki rolls out Swift TV campaign

- Suzuki is releasing a brand campaign for its Swift range of cars including a TV spot that breaks on Monday.

BBC to end exclusive Red Bee Media production deal

- The BBC will end its exclusive production deal with Red Bee Media in December 2015, bringing some tasks in-house and opening the rest to the market.

Crusha cats return in 'hells angels' campaign

- Crusha has continued its mix of cats and off-the-wall humour in its new TV and cinema campaign, despite changing creative agencies.

IPG reports 'solid' second quarter with 14% pre-tax profit boost

- Interpublic Group's income before income taxes was $168.6 million in the second quarter of 2014, up 14.0 per cent year on year.

Art Everywhere returns for second run

- Art Everywhere, the campaign that fills outdoor advertising sites with famous artwork, returns on Monday for a six-week run.

CHI hires Alex Best from Wieden & Kennedy

- CHI & Partners has hired Alex Best, a group account director at Wieden & Kennedy London, as an account handling partner.

Aer Lingus launches European ad contest

- Aer Lingus, Ireland's biggest airline after Ryanair, is speaking with advertising agencies about its European business.

NBCUniversal's Syfy on hunt for agency

- Syfy, the digital and satellite channel owned by NBCUniversal, is seeking an agency to create a brand campaign.

W&K London raids Mother for Lion-winning creative team

- Wieden & Kennedy London has hired Danielle Noël and Thom Whitaker, the Mother duo behind the gold Lion-winning "playin' with my friends" work for Ikea, as a senior creative team.

David Miliband-fronted aid organisation in hunt for creative shop

- The International Rescue Committee, the humanitarian aid organisation whose chief executive is David Miliband, is looking to appoint a creative agency.

O2 dog turns hip hop for Big Bundles

- O2 has launched the latest spot in its "be more dog" campaign, featuring the cat living like a hip hop star.

Quiet Storm wins £10m Young's Seafood pitch

- Young's Seafood has appointed Quiet Storm to handle its estimated £10 million advertising account, ending its relationship with Mother.

Wonga chairman axes elderly puppets

- Wonga's new chairman Andy Haste has vowed to scrap the elderly puppet characters the pay-day lender uses in its advertising.

Chambord launches surreal TV campagin

- Chambord, the raspberry liqueur, is releasing its first TV campaign since appointing Wieden & Kennedy to its creative account.

ASA South Africa drops investigation into "racist" charity ad

- South Africa's Advertising Standards Authority has dropped an investigation into a controversial charity ad that showed a white woman feeding scraps to a black child, after the organisation withdrew the spot and apologised.

Gymbox hires Albion for expansion push

- Gymbox, the London chain of gyms, has appointed Albion to handle its advertising without a pitch.

Chiltern Railways seeks creative shop

- Chiltern Railways is reviewing its creative advertising account putting the incumbent, Connect Group, on alert.

Metcalfe's set to release quirky debut TV ad

- Metcalfe's, which was founded by one of the men behind Pret A Manger, is releasing its first TV ad.

Karmarama founder Buonaguidi leaves to set up new ventures

- Dave Buonaguidi is leaving Karmarama, the agency he helped establish 14 years ago, to launch two ventures.

EBay calls European social media review

- EBay, the online auction and retail brand, is reviewing its social media strategy across Europe with a view to con­solidating the business into a single agency.

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