Omar Oakes

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Omar Oakes is the news editor for Campaign. Contact him at omar.oakes@haymarket.com or 020 8267 4330. 

Pay TV revenue falls for first time in UK, Ofcom report reveals
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Pay TV revenue falls for first time in UK, Ofcom report reveals

Revenue from pay TV has fallen for the first time in the UK, while subscriptions have fallen behind streaming services such as Netflix, Ofcom has revealed.

Ofcom calls for Facebook and Google to be independently regulated over fake news
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Ofcom calls for Facebook and Google to be independently regulated over fake news

Facebook and Google should be subject to independent regulation to tackle the spread of misleading information online, the head of Ofcom has argued.

Publicis Groupe expands country model to eight key markets
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Publicis Groupe expands country model to eight key markets

Publicis Groupe has expanded its "country model" to eight key global markets as the French ad giant's restructure continues.

Comcast returns with £26bn offer for Sky as govt approves Fox bid
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Comcast returns with £26bn offer for Sky as govt approves Fox bid

Comcast has upped its offer to buy for Sky to £26bn, a day after Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century upped the ante in the bidding war.

Group M alumni launch 'Wake The Bear' agency committed to speed and outsourcing
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Group M alumni launch 'Wake The Bear' agency committed to speed and outsourcing

Two former Group M execs have taken the unusual decision to launch marketing communications agency that claims to work with clients in a "communications agnostic" way, relying on the outsourcing of key deliverables.

Y&R boss Lawson turns to former Leo Burnett lieutenant Katie Lee
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Y&R boss Lawson turns to former Leo Burnett lieutenant Katie Lee

Y&R London has appointed Katie Lee, the managing director of Sunshine, to be the WPP agency's managing director.

BBH leads nominations for IPA Effectiveness Awards 2018
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BBH leads nominations for IPA Effectiveness Awards 2018

Bartle Bogle Hegarty London is the leading agency for this year's IPA Effectiveness Awards, after being nominated five times for campaigns including Audi and Virgin Media.

IPA welcomes digital imprint for political ads as UK regulator warns 'democracy under threat'
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IPA welcomes digital imprint for political ads as UK regulator warns 'democracy under threat'

The IPA has welcomed proposals to force online political ads to carry a digital imprint in the fight against murky digital propaganda, but has called on the government to go further.

AMV BBDO and Wieden & Kennedy among six Titanium Lions winners at Cannes
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AMV BBDO and Wieden & Kennedy among six Titanium Lions winners at Cannes

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO and Wieden & Kennedy London were two of only six agencies to win a Titanium award at Cannes Lions this evening.

AMV BBDO wins third Cannes Grand Prix with Glass award
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AMV BBDO wins third Cannes Grand Prix with Glass award

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has been awarded the Glass Lion Grand Prix at Cannes for its Bodyform ad that portrayed period blood in UK advertising for the first time.

Wieden & Kennedy and Nike win Social & Influencer Grand Prix at Cannes for 'Nothing beats a Londoner'
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Wieden & Kennedy and Nike win Social & Influencer Grand Prix at Cannes for 'Nothing beats a Londoner'

Wieden & Kennedy's "Nothing beats a Londoner" campaign for Nike has won the Grand Prix at Cannes Lions for the inaugural Social & Influencer category.

Story behind Muhammad Ali's shoes wins Ogilvy the Industry Craft Grand Prix at Cannes
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Story behind Muhammad Ali's shoes wins Ogilvy the Industry Craft Grand Prix at Cannes

A shoe polish brand that tracked down the footwear of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali has won the Grand Prix for Cannes Lions' first Industry Craft award.

Apple's Homepod campaign and Jay-Z share Music Grand Prix at Cannes
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Apple's Homepod campaign and Jay-Z share Music Grand Prix at Cannes

Apple's marketing campaign for its Homepod speaker has won the Grand Prix at Cannes for Entertainment in Music, sharing the award with a music video by Jay-Z.

McDonald's and Comedy Central share Outdoor Lions Grand Prix at Cannes
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McDonald's and Comedy Central share Outdoor Lions Grand Prix at Cannes

A desconstructed McDonald's logo and a Comedy Central satire about President Donald Trump's tweets have shared the Outdoor Grand Prix at Cannes Lions this year.

Amazon becomes first streaming service to hold Premier League broadcast rights in UK
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Amazon becomes first streaming service to hold Premier League broadcast rights in UK

Amazon has won the rights to exclusively show 20 Premier League matches from next year in a watershed moment for UK sports broadcasting.

Dacre steps down as Daily Mail editor
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Dacre steps down as Daily Mail editor

Paul Dacre, the veteran editor of the Daily Mail, is stepping down after 28 years in the role.

Wagamama turns to ex-101 team at MullenLowe in brand's biggest ATL push yet
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Wagamama turns to ex-101 team at MullenLowe in brand's biggest ATL push yet

Wagamama, the Asian-inspired restaurant chain, is launching its biggest push to date in above-the-line marketing with a refresh of its "Bowl to soul" brand proposition.

Lidl launches media-planning agency review
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Lidl launches media-planning agency review

Lidl is splitting its UK media account and has launched a review for an agency to handle the planning side of the business, putting incumbent Starcom on alert.

Ocean Outdoor expands further north with Forrest Media acquisition
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Ocean Outdoor expands further north with Forrest Media acquisition

Ocean Outdoor has acquired Forrest Media, the leading Scottish outdoor media owner, as it expands its footprint north of the border.

IPA calls out Accenture's 'unacceptable' move into programmatic media
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IPA calls out Accenture's 'unacceptable' move into programmatic media

The IPA has sharply criticised Accenture over a "self-evident conflict of interest" amid the consulting giant's plans to provide programmatic media-buying services.