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Williams promoted at ITV as Hazlitt departs
by Maisie McCabe,
27 November 2014, 12:10PM
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.
John Hegarty launches incubator
by Staff,
27 November 2014, 08:00AM
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.
Sainsbury's Christmas ad escapes investigation despite 727 complaints
by Maisie McCabe,
27 November 2014, 11:58AM
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.
Katie Lee lands MD role at Gravity Road
by Maisie McCabe,
27 November 2014, 08:00AM
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.
Agencies line up for Barbie creative brief
by James Swift,
27 November 2014, 08:00AM
Agencies line up for Barbie creative brief
Mattel, the toy-maker, is looking for a creative agency to handle its Barbie brand.
General Mills consolidates ad roster
by Gurjit Degun,
27 November 2014, 08:00AM
General Mills consolidates ad roster
General Mills, the food company, is to consolidate the UK agency roster on its estimated £11 million account.
The & Partnership hires Conor McNicholas for content arm
27 November 2014, 08:00AM
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.
Barnardo's Diana Tickell to take charge of Nabs
by Gurjit Degun,
27 November 2014, 08:00AM
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.
Cheil deal values Iris Worldwide at £80m
by Sara Kimberley,
27 November 2014, 08:00AM
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.
Growth in female leaders, IPA finds
by Gurjit Degun,
27 November 2014, 08:00AM
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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Pick of the week: Sainsbury's, Abbott Mead Vickers/BBDO
27 November 2014, 08:00AM
Pick of the week: Sainsbury's, Abbott Mead Vickers/BBDO
James Swift thinks that Sainsbury s has raised the bar for Christmas advertising with this effort: "I empathise with people who feel that the First World War is off-limits for brands, but I can t help marvelling at this ad s grandeur." It was created...
Turkey of the week: Audi, Wieden & Kennedy Amsterdam
27 November 2014, 08:00AM
Turkey of the week: Audi, Wieden & Kennedy Amsterdam
Watching a car magically fall from space and drive straight on to the ubiquitous winding road does not impress Gurjit Degun: "Is that it? Wouldn t it have made sense to spend rather less than three-quarters of the ad documenting something the car pre...

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Maille "memorable guest" by Adam & Eve/DDB
27 November 2014, 08:00AM
Maille
Maille, the Unilever-owned condiments brand, has released a humorous online ad featuring a voiceover by Joanna Lumley. Adam Eve/DDB created the spot, which features a young man having an awkward dinner-party conversation with an older female guest ...
World's Talking About: Potty-mouth princesses
27 November 2014, 08:00AM
World's Talking About: Potty-mouth princesses
Can a brand get away with pushing boundaries in an ad if it attaches itself to a good cause? It has become a hot topic in the UK, thanks to Sainsbury s Christmas spot. In the US, the T-shirt brand FCKH8 has raised the same issue. The company s ads sh...
Tarquin's Gin "FaceTime" by Havas EHS
27 November 2014, 08:00AM
Tarquin's Gin
Southwestern Distillery is using FaceTime technology to give consumers the artisan treatment when they buy its small-batch Tarquin s Gin. Havas EHS created the campaign, which uses Apple s FaceTime function to give consumers the impression that they ...
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