Omar Oakes

Global technology editor

Omar is global technology editor at Campaign. Contact him at omar.oakes@haymarket.com or 020 8267 4330. 

Instagram influencers' private contact data 'exposed'
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Instagram influencers' private contact data 'exposed'

Contact details for high-profile influencers was reportedly stored on an Amazon server that was not password-protected.

PepsiCo: 'It's not about in-housing. It's about upskilling'
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PepsiCo: 'It's not about in-housing. It's about upskilling'

Company claims it has a 'marketing team that is suited for the digital age'.

Bob Greenberg and John Hegarty join forces at Whalar
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Bob Greenberg and John Hegarty join forces at Whalar

R/GA founder is now vice-chairman at social influencer 'dating service'.

BT mocked for 'generic' brand logo
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BT mocked for 'generic' brand logo

Even Poundland is getting involved in the ridiculing.

Publicis London CSO Dom Boyd exits
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Publicis London CSO Dom Boyd exits

Boyd is leaving after two years and will not be replaced.

ITV axes Jeremy Kyle Show after man's death
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ITV axes Jeremy Kyle Show after man's death

Decision halts Sun Bingo's sponsorship of programme.

Vodafone is first UK mobile brand to announce 5G launch
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Vodafone is first UK mobile brand to announce 5G launch

Just seven cities will be involved in initial roll-out this summer.

Ad-blocking 'boom' is over, but publishers' losses jump to £18m
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Ad-blocking 'boom' is over, but publishers' losses jump to £18m

Adblock Plus says more people are filtering ads online rather than completely blocking them.

Google's cookie crackdown: are marketers ready to give up ad trackers?
WeTransfer warns creatives against digital distractions
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WeTransfer warns creatives against digital distractions

Spend less time on tech, brand suggests...

Has performance marketing reached a 'tipping point'?
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Has performance marketing reached a 'tipping point'?

In-housing and how agencies adapt to brands' need to better use data were hot topics at Campaign's inaugural Performance Marketing 360 conference.

Turkey of the Week: Sky TV's Idris Elba campaign is tired
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Turkey of the Week: Sky TV's Idris Elba campaign is tired

What is the actor doing in this family's house?

Deliveroo: programmatic is 'most challenging' media for us
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Deliveroo: programmatic is 'most challenging' media for us

Facebook and Google's 'walled gardens' are making it harder to measure programatic spend.

Martin Sorrell: S4 Capital 'just listens' to need for speed
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Martin Sorrell: S4 Capital 'just listens' to need for speed

Ex-WPP boss' fledging venture grew by more than a third in first quarter of 2019.

Virgin Atlantic and Holidays choose We Are Social for social media
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Virgin Atlantic and Holidays choose We Are Social for social media

Agency also tasked with delivering creative social media-led campaigns for both brands.

Agency model critic Ewen Sturgeon returns to ad industry at Wunderman Thompson
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Agency model critic Ewen Sturgeon returns to ad industry at Wunderman Thompson

Sturgeon tasked with overseeing strategic growth of agency in Europe and South Africa.

Turkey of the Week: Cadbury is having its cake and repeating it
Amazon shoppers see visions in debut Droga5 London work in US
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Amazon shoppers see visions in debut Droga5 London work in US

Work highlights Prime as place for fashion and furniture...

Google ad revenue growth slows amid price 'headwinds'
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Google ad revenue growth slows amid price 'headwinds'

Internet's dominant company is not growing traffic volumes to make up for downward ad prices.

Bing Ads rebrands as Microsoft Advertising
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Bing Ads rebrands as Microsoft Advertising

Microsoft now says it wants 'go above and beyond search' with new online advertising products.