Tim Broadbent passes away
Tim Broadbent (pictured), the global effectiveness director at Ogilvy & Mather, has died after a battle with cancer. The only person to win two IPA Effectiveness Awards Grands Prix, Broadbent had lived in Asia since 2006.
ASA bans Smirnoff TV spot
The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a Smirnoff TV ad, by 72andSunny, for implying that alcohol contributes to the success of a social occasion.
DLKW Lowe wins Samaritans
Samaritans has appointed DLKW Lowe to create a campaign to prevent railway suicides after a three-way pitch.
Lewis joins Lucky Generals
Lucky Generals has hired Pete Lewis, the former Fallon London head of design, in the same role in response to two account wins.
Free NME to broaden content
Time Inc’s 63-year-old music brand, NME, is to become a free weekly magazine from September. Its revised content will include film, fashion, TV, politics, gaming and technology.
The Glenlivet appoints Zone
The Glenlivet, the Pernod Ricard-owned Scotch whisky brand, has hired Zone as its retained digital agency after a competitive pitch.
Davies moves to AnalogFolk
AnalogFolk has hired Ete Davies, the head of delivery at AKQA, in the same role. Davies will be responsible for building the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of the agency’s work.
Eye Airports lines up Primesight
Primesight has emerged as the preferred bidder for the regional media specialist Eye Airports, which has outdoor contracts at London Gatwick and Manchester.
Vince elected to IPA post
Larissa Vince, the director of marketing at Saatchi & Saatchi London, will replace Katie Lee as the co-chair of the IPA New Business and Marketing Group.
Seeking the best in DOOH
Ocean Outdoor and Campaign have launched a contest to find the most creative work in digital out-of-home. For details, see www.oceanoutdoor.com.