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James Swift

deputy features editor deputy features editor, Campaign

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PM to appoint Tech City chairman Joanna Shields as digital guru

- Prime minister David Cameron is expected to appoint Joanna Shields, Tech City's chairman and ambassador, as his digital tsar.

McDonald's marks 40 years with charity ad

- McDonald's UK is tonight launching the first ad in its 'Here's to What Matters' campaign, focusing on its charity work.

McCann picked to resurrect Homepride's Fred

- Premier Foods has picked McCann London to bring the Homepride brand mascot, Fred, back to TV advertising.

Southern Comfort kicks off direct pitch

- Southern Comfort is looking for a creative agency to handle its below-the-line and experiential advertising in the UK.

Lund gets brief to unite McCann UK

- Mark Lund will be tasked with turning McCann Worldgroup's UK agencies into a seamless offering when he joins as its chief executive in October.

Historic Royal Palaces seeks creative agency

- Historic Royal Palaces, the charity that manages attractions including the Tower of London, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace, has called a review of its ad account.

Jobs at Red Bee under threat as BBC production deal ends

- Red Bee Media could be forced to cull some of the 70-plus people working on its BBC account after the corporation announced it was ending the exclusive production deal at the end of next year.

Plyhm appointed ECD at Razorfish London

- Razorfish London has promoted Anders Plyhm to the role of interim executive creative director, replacing Sean Chambers.

Commonwealth Games ad round up

- As the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games kick off Campaign looks at some of the advertising that has aired in its run-up.

Captain Morgan Facebook ad banned for suggesting alcohol conquers boredom

- Captain Morgan, the Diageo rum brand, has been forced to pull a Facebook ad after the Advertising Standards Authority ruled that it implied alcohol conquered boredom.

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.

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