Omar Oakes

News editor

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

IPA calls for suspension of micro-targeted political ads
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IPA calls for suspension of micro-targeted political ads

The IPA is calling for a moratorium on micro-targeted political advertising following the recent data scandal involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.

Turkey of the week: Go Outdoors' singing canine belongs in the doghouse
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Turkey of the week: Go Outdoors' singing canine belongs in the doghouse

Omar Oakes' eyes nearly rolled out of his head when he saw Go Outdoors' new ad campaign.

Bauer Media launches fourth national radio brand Hits Radio
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Bauer Media launches fourth national radio brand Hits Radio

Bauer Media is launching a new digital national radio station, which will be the UK's first major channel to be broadcast out of Manchester.

Lib Dem leader wants UK Parliament to make Sorrell findings public
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Lib Dem leader wants UK Parliament to make Sorrell findings public

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable is reportedly threatening to use parliamentary privilege powers to expose WPP's findings following an investigation into Sir Martin Sorrell.

Sorrell quits as WPP chief executive
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Sorrell quits as WPP chief executive

Sir Martin Sorrell has stood down as chief executive of WPP, the company has announced.

Butlin's launches ad agency search ahead of five-year marketing plan
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Butlin's launches ad agency search ahead of five-year marketing plan

Butlin's, the holiday company, has kicked off an ad agency search ahead of a five-year marketing plan to reposition the brand.

Krow sells to The Mission in £14.5m acquisition
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Krow sells to The Mission in £14.5m acquisition

Krow Communications has sold to marketing services group The Mission in a deal worth up to £14.5m.

Sorrell probe findings could land next week
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Sorrell probe findings could land next week

WPP's investigation into alleged misconduct by founder and chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell could be concluded by next week, according to reports.

Pick of the week: Home Office gets personal with campaign fighting knife crime
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Pick of the week: Home Office gets personal with campaign fighting knife crime

Omar Oakes was won over by the disarming subtlety of the Home Office's anti-knife crime campaign.

Ex-Paddy Power mischief man: my choosy new ad agency will not pitch for clients
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Ex-Paddy Power mischief man: my choosy new ad agency will not pitch for clients

The former Paddy Power marketer, who masterminded tactical PR stunts as head of mischief, claims six clients is enough for his new creative agency, which will not pitch for new business.

Fox offers to sell Sky News to Disney
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Fox offers to sell Sky News to Disney

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has proposed selling Sky News to Disney as it hopes to convince regulators to approve its protracted takeover of Sky.

Channel 5 launches 'warm TV' campaign in biggest marketing push by Viacom
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Channel 5 launches 'warm TV' campaign in biggest marketing push by Viacom

Channel 5's new brand proposition aims to evoke feelings of warmth and familiarity as it launches its "At home on 5" marketing campaign today.

Ex-M&C Saatchi strategy chief Bell resurfaces at Hall & Partners
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Ex-M&C Saatchi strategy chief Bell resurfaces at Hall & Partners

M&C Saatchi's former strategy head Gaby Bell has been appointed by Hall & Partners as its European chief executive as the advertising research company aims to transition to a brand consultancy.

Ex-Barclaycard marketing chief Whitton joins 'marketing geniuses' of Specsavers as Holmes exits
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Ex-Barclaycard marketing chief Whitton joins 'marketing geniuses' of Specsavers as Holmes exits

Barclaycard's former chief marketer Katherine Whitton is joining Specsavers to replace the outgoing veteran global brand director Richard Holmes.

Age UK seeks ad agency for Christmas campaign
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Age UK seeks ad agency for Christmas campaign

Age UK, the charity for older people, is searching for a lead creative agency to work on its 2018 Christmas brand campaign.

Future to buy FourFourTwo, Stuff and What Hi-Fi? magazines from Haymarket
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Future to buy FourFourTwo, Stuff and What Hi-Fi? magazines from Haymarket

Specialist media publisher Future is buying five consumer magazine titles from Haymarket Media Group in a deal worth up to £14m.

Dominique Delport to leave Havas for global Vice Media role
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Dominique Delport to leave Havas for global Vice Media role

Havas Group's global managing director Dominique Delport is leaving the company to join Vice Media at the end of April, the French ad company has confirmed.

Publicis Groupe reveals acquisition and cost-savings plan
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Publicis Groupe reveals acquisition and cost-savings plan

Publicis Groupe is targeting "bolt-on acquisitions" amid plans to make €450m (£395m) in cost savings as part of the ad group's three-year "Sprint to the future" strategy.

Osborne: Evening Standard will use cover wraps 'as many times as we are asked' by brands
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Osborne: Evening Standard will use cover wraps 'as many times as we are asked' by brands

George Osborne, the editor of the Evening Standard, plans to cover the paper in advertising "as many times as we are asked to wrap it".

AMV BBDO beats Adam & Eve/DDB to joint Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays ad account
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AMV BBDO beats Adam & Eve/DDB to joint Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays ad account

Virgin Atlantic has split with Adam & Eve/DDB after Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO was chosen to run a consolidated advertising account for both Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays.