Ten things you need to know

Ten things you need to know

Betfair to review £15m media

Betfair, the gambling site, is preparing a review of its £15 million media business, which is currently handled by Arena.

Grey lands P&G shaving brief

Procter & Gamble has consolidated the global creative work for its shaving brands into WPP’s Grey.

ASA bans Unilever/ASOS ad

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned an ad from Unilever and ASOS, which promoted a competition to win a £5,000 Henry Holland dress, for being misleading.

M&S posts first profit since 2011

Marks & Spencer has reported its first increase in profit since 2011. Pre-tax profit rose 6.1 per cent  year on year to £661.2 million for the 12 months to 28 March.

Havas Helia wins Co-op Bank

The Co-operative Bank has appointed Havas Helia to develop its CRM strategy. The agency won the business after an AAR-run pitch against Tangible, Indicia and BJL.

Sunshine names Powell as MD

Sunshine, whose clients include Skype and Baileys, has hired Lost Boys’ Nadya Powell as its managing director.

Viacom forms commercial arm

Viacom International Media Networks, the home to MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and Channel 5, has formed a commercial innovation group to help advertisers create customised, content-led digital and social campaigns.

MEC hires Martin Beauchamp

MEC has appointed Martin Beauchamp, a solutions engineer at AppNexus, as its first head of programmatic strategy.

Chambord recruits Isobar

Chambord, the Brown-Forman liqueur, has appointed Isobar as its UK social and digital agency after a competitive pitch.

DCM launches cinema awards

Digital Cinema Media has launched an awards scheme in association with Campaign and Media Week to recognise the best in cinema advertising. More information is available at DCM.co.uk.


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