Simon Gwynn

Deputy news editor

Simon Gwynn is deputy news editor at Campaign. Contact him at simon.gwynn@haymarket.com or 0208 267 5694.

Dreams CMO Tony Holdway out as sales hit by coronavirus lockdown
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Dreams CMO Tony Holdway out as sales hit by coronavirus lockdown

Holdway joined bedroom-furniture retailer in June 2019 from Domino's.

March is biggest-ever month for UK supermarket sales
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March is biggest-ever month for UK supermarket sales

Market is up more than a fifth over last four weeks, Kantar data shows.

Havas Media Group nabs Dentsu's Patrick Affleck as new UK CEO
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Havas Media Group nabs Dentsu's Patrick Affleck as new UK CEO

Affleck, currently CEO at Dentsu X, replaces Matt Adams.

How are you balancing work with having your kids around?
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How are you balancing work with having your kids around?

Philip Larkin's famous words about parents have never been truer

BBC recruits Alan Partridge, Miranda and more for 'stay at home' films
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BBC recruits Alan Partridge, Miranda and more for 'stay at home' films

Clips from classic sitcoms will be shown between shows...

Channel 4 and 39 advertisers show support for NHS with ad break takeover
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Channel 4 and 39 advertisers show support for NHS with ad break takeover

Brands involved include Aldi, Asda, Amazon, British Gas, Camelot, Gillette, M&S, Morrisons and Sainsbury's.

Radio and specialist mags enjoy boost as nation confined to homes
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Radio and specialist mags enjoy boost as nation confined to homes

Research from Bauer Media finds people remain positive despite wholesale changes to daily life.

Unilever could help support smaller agencies with early payment
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Unilever could help support smaller agencies with early payment

FMCG giant has unveiled range of measures to assist global effort to tackle Covid-19, including €100m in donations.

Syl Saller to retire from Diageo as Cristina Diezhandino named next CMO
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Syl Saller to retire from Diageo as Cristina Diezhandino named next CMO

Saller is stepping down after more than two decades at world's biggest drinks company.

Man City hunt for new media agency as club faces exile from European football
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Man City hunt for new media agency as club faces exile from European football

Reigning Premier League champions split with PHD Manchester in October after appeal for influencers to promote stadium atmosphere backfired.

Cadbury pulls Easter egg hunt ad from TV to support social distancing
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Cadbury pulls Easter egg hunt ad from TV to support social distancing

Spot featured elderly man hugging visiting grandchildren...

Spanish agencies unite to use power of advertising in fight against coronavirus
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Spanish agencies unite to use power of advertising in fight against coronavirus

#PararParaSeguir, meaning 'stop to continue', involves 35 agencies and five industry bodies.

Coronavirus might seem overwhelming, but we are not powerless
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Coronavirus might seem overwhelming, but we are not powerless

Yes, this year will be tough, but now is the time for adland to make the most of its expertise in problem-solving, Simon Gwynn says.

Adland anticipates at least 20% hit to market from coronavirus
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Adland anticipates at least 20% hit to market from coronavirus

A poll of Campaign readers found that half expect a decline of at least 20%.

Arthur Sadoun calls for new approaches to supporting clients in video message
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Arthur Sadoun calls for new approaches to supporting clients in video message

Publicis CEO stresses that priority is protecting health of staff.

UK ad exports grow 15% to become second-biggest sector for overseas sales
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UK ad exports grow 15% to become second-biggest sector for overseas sales

International trade in UK advertising reached £7.9bn, latest figures for 2018 show.

Plenty set to appoint AMV to creative account
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Plenty set to appoint AMV to creative account

Kitchen-roll brand is owned by Essity, which also works with AMV on Bodyform.

Warner Bros rapped for allowing killer clown to invade children's dreams
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Warner Bros rapped for allowing killer clown to invade children's dreams

Audio ad for horror film It Chapter Two was inappropriately targeted, watchdog rules.

Unilever upped marketing spend to €7.27bn in 2019
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Unilever upped marketing spend to €7.27bn in 2019

FMCG giant has now opened 38 digital hubs and content studios.

Sky regains top spot in ranking of UK's biggest advertisers
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Sky regains top spot in ranking of UK's biggest advertisers

Pay-TV brand upped spend by more than £50m, while P&G's budget fell by similar amount.