Arvind Hickman

Media editor

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‘We didn’t even contemplate losing’: unpicking the secrets to MG OMD’s success

The agency was presented with the highest mark in the School Reports last month and continues to add to its impressive tally of awards. How does Manning Gottlieb OMD do it?

From top left, clockwise: Emma Withington, Dino Myers-Lamptey, David Bratt, Ravinder Panesar and Lewis Shaw

MG OMD appoints Dino Myers-Lamptey to leadership team

Dino Myers-Lamptey has been hired to lead an advisory board that will provide 'external stimulus' to the agency's leadership team.

LadBible founders Arian Kalantari (left) and Alexander Solomou

LadBible co-founder takes 'sabbatical'

Arian Kalantari is taking a break from a business he helped grow for more than a decade.

Luke Bozeat and Satin Reid

Group M and EssenceMediacom appoint chief operating officers

EssenceMediacom’s Luke Bozeat has taken on Group M role and will be succeeded by Satin Reid.

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Premier League clubs to phase out gambling sponsors on matchday shirts

The move, which affects eight teams, follows a consultation between the clubs, the Premier League and the government.

On the left, a Labour ad that implies Rishi Sunak is soft on child sex abusers and, right, a lady presents as part of a pitch

Campaign podcast: Pitching in the current climate | Will Labour's attack ads work?

What are clients looking for from agency partners during an economic downturn and has the Pitch Positive Pledge made a difference?

The All 4 streaming platform

Channel 4's retail media targeting fuels 29% sales boost

Six brands have trialled the effectiveness of targeting on All 4 by matching viewers with Nectar loyalty card data.

Lucy Barbor

PHD's strategy chief steps down

Lucy Barbor is the second high-profile strategy lead of a media agency to step down in the past month.

The controversial Labour social media ad

Labour attack ads: Keir Starmer’s focus on negativity shows ‘gloves are off’

Communications experts are surprised, but not alarmed, by a Labour attack ad that implies Rishi Sunak is soft on child sexual harassment cases.

Assembly Europe CEO Matt Adams

Stagwell's Assembly hires former Havas Media chief

Matt Adams, who was most recently COO at Brainlabs, is Assembly's new Europe and UK leader.

Unilever's deodorant brand Sure is trialling ITV Matchmaker

Unilever, Heineken and PepsiCo join ITV’s retail media trial

More than a dozen FMCG advertisers are testing ITV’s Matchmaker solution ahead of a July launch.

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EasyJet splits EMEA media duties

MSix&Partners and Kepler to take over from long-serving agency partner OMD.

Wavemaker's executive committee: Ian Stevens, Katie Lee, Shil Patel, Kelly Parker and Elliott Millard

Wavemaker names new strategy and planning chief

Elliott Millard has been promoted into a newly created role following Verra Budimlija’s exit.

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TikTok fined £12.7m for children's data and privacy breaches

The UK’s data watchdog said TikTok failed to protect the privacy of 1.4 million children.

Beauty Pie sells cosmetics to its members

Beauty Pie hires media agency for £3m account

The brief has a focus on brand media and growth.

TV presenters Emma Winder and Jorgie Porter

Vinted agrees Channel 4's ‘biggest' multi-platform deal

The secondhand fashion marketplace is sponsoring Hollyoaks and a short-form digital series.

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Google sued for £3.4bn over lost publisher ad revenues

It is the second claim filed on behalf of UK publishers in six months.

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Josh Krichefski, president, the IPA: 'The Boss' who puts people first

With an approach informed by the near-death of his brother, the new IPA president – and recently appointed CEO of Group M – is taking a people-first approach to the industry body’s agenda under his tenure.

Channel 4 aims to improve the advertising and viewer experience of its streaming platform

Channel 4 to trial reduced ad loads and new formats on streaming platform

More than 30 brands have signed up to the experiment, including Lloyds Banking Group, Boots, John Lewis and Toyota.

Collage of Jamie MacEwan, Zaid Al-Zaidy, Dan Clays, Lorna Tilbian and Brian Wieser

Will agency groups continue to outperform tech companies?

Analysts and agency bosses explain why holding groups have had a better year than pure-play tech companies.