Omar Oakes

News editor

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

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.

Baileys picks VML as global digital agency
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Baileys picks VML as global digital agency

Diageo's popular cream liqueur brand Baileys has appointed VML London as its global digital agency of record following a competitive pitch.

Will creative agencies and consultancies merge to create 'cagencies'?
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Will creative agencies and consultancies merge to create 'cagencies'?

Last week, the ad industry was given a new portmeanteau to play with - "cagencies" - as Accenture Interactive predicted that big ad agencies and consultancies would end up coming together.

House of Fraser calls ad review after splitting with 18 Feet & Rising
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House of Fraser calls ad review after splitting with 18 Feet & Rising

House of Fraser has launched a review its £10m advertising account after splitting with incumbent 18 Feet & Rising.

Amex poised to review global media with 20-year incumbent Mindshare on alert
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Amex poised to review global media with 20-year incumbent Mindshare on alert

American Express is poised to review its global media agency arrangements, putting 20-year incumbent Mindshare on alert.

Chambord seeks creative shop to mastermind multi-channel campaign
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Chambord seeks creative shop to mastermind multi-channel campaign

Chambord, the French black raspberry liqueur brand, has launched a review of its creative account ahead of an upcoming through-the-line advertising campaign.

Ad industry will be dominated by 'cagencies', Accenture Interactive chief predicts
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Ad industry will be dominated by 'cagencies', Accenture Interactive chief predicts

The advertising industry will see the rise of so-called "cagencies", Accenture Interactive's European chief believes, as traditional ad agencies and consultancies converge and compete for business.

Turkey of the week: Skippy's peanut butter ad is in bad taste
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Turkey of the week: Skippy's peanut butter ad is in bad taste

Omar Oakes reckons peanut butter brand Skippy's new ad is cheap and nasty.

Rajar Q1 2018: Commercial radio doubles lead over BBC as listeners go digital
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Rajar Q1 2018: Commercial radio doubles lead over BBC as listeners go digital

Commercial radio's lead over the BBC has doubled to nearly one million average weekly listeners, the latest Rajar figures have shown.