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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Engine (Fuel) Engine has hired Will Lowe (left) to lead Fuel, its marketing data and analytics consultancy, and promoted former CEO Charles Ping (right) to the new position of Chairman as the company targets further UK and international growth. Lowe...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

The&Partnership The&Partnership has appointed Andre Moreira, formerly a Global Creative Director at Havas, to lead the creative output of its pan-European network for Toyota. Joining as Executive Creative Director - Team Toyota at The&Partnership,...

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Technology

WPP invests in VR/AR company Within Unlimited

WPP has made a strategic investment in Within Unlimited, the US-based virtual reality/augmented reality entertainment and technology company led by renowned film maker and music video director Chris Milk and technologist Aaron Koblin. Within creates...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Soul - Wightlink Soul has been appointed by the ferry travel company Wightlink, one of the UK’s largest domestic ferry operators, to establish the firm as the preferred choice for trips between the Isle of Wight and the mainland. The agency...

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Wunderman launches innovation partnership with Founders Factory

Wunderman, the leading global digital agency and part of WPP, has entered a partnership with Founders Factory - a corporate-backed incubator and accelerator, founded by Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox. The partnership provides Wunderman’s...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong has announced the appointment of two senior executives to new roles within the digital team in Hong Kong. Manolis Perrakis joins as Head of Creative Technology and Vivi Fitriani as Head of UX/UI....

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Features

Creative Opinions: The Wunderman/Possible Merger

Mergers are funny old things. More often than not, they're lambasted as job-eating, austerity driven moves that are more about branding than innovation, and result in work that lacks personality and clients feeling like they've been thrown from...

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HSBC and J. Walter Thompson get brits on their bikes

HSBC UK recently announced the launch of an integrated campaign as part of its eight-year partnership deal with British Cycling, the largest cycling organisation in Britain. Created as part of an integrated effort with Mindshare Worldwide, J. Walter...

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Design

2017 D&AD New Blood Winners Revealed

Last week, the Old Truman Brewery in East London opened its doors for the 2017 edition of the D&AD New Blood Festival. The festival showcased some of the best creative work from more than 1,000 students at design colleges and universities all over...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Jellyfish Diageo’s head of programmatic, Gawain Owen, is set to join independent digital agency Jellyfish as Digital Strategy Director on 1 August. With over 15 years of industry experience, Owen is widely recognised as a digital industry...

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Wunderman and POSSIBLE merge to form global digital powerhourse

Wunderman, the leading global digital agency, today announced that POSSIBLE, a multi-service digital agency, has joined its group. The enlarged group will have the scale, expertise and global reach to better meet the demands of global marketers today...

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Creative Opinions: Adland insiders on the Publicis Cannes Lions pullout

The news that Publicis Groupe was pulling out of Cannes Lions next year (and all other awards shows in kind for the next 12 months) was quite comfortably one of the biggest stories of the festival this year. The fact that they are doing so supposedly...

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Economy

Lack of accountability and investment blamed for NHS cyber attack

A “lack of accountability and investment” in cyber security measures has been blamed for the recent so-called 'Wannacry' virus that hit NHS IT systems in the UK last month in a report released today by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS). The...

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Sorrell responds to WPP hack

Sir Martin Sorrell has issued a memo calling upon WPP employees to help minimise disruption to client business after the ransomware attack yesterday. In the same memo, which you can read for yourselves in full below, he also assured everyone that...

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WPP hacked in global cyber attack

WPP has reportedly been subject to a significant global cyber attack, with reports of systems crashing and ransom demands. Several WPP agencies, including GroupM, MediaCom and Y&R, are thought to be affected by the attack, which began this afternoon...

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Cannes Lions 2017: The Last Big Winners

Now that the sun has set on the Cannes Lions 2017, we're looking back over the weekend at the big winners that were announced at the climax of this year's tumultuous, exhausting but reliably satisfying festival of creativity. There's been no shortage...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

McCann London McCann London has further strengthened its management team with the appointment of Sheryl Marjoram as Managing Director. Marjoram joins from Saatchi & Saatchi where she was a Managing Partner, leading its Asda account - before this she...

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Lions Entertainment kicks off & more Cannes Lions winners are revealed

Lions Entertainment, the Festival’s two day-specialist event, kicked-off yesterday, bringing the worldwide entertainment industry together with global brands for a programme of speaker sessions, live performances, curated roundtables and...

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Publicis pull out of Cannes and WPP voice doubts

Shares in Ascential, the owner of Cannes Lions, fell more than 3% after Publicis Groupe said it would not enter the awards next year. Sir Martin Sorrell, meanwhile, CEO of WPP, adland's other big hitter, has said that “the jury is out” on...

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Cannes Lions 2017: Top Speaking Sessions at the Palais

Whilst it's the awards and the general glamour of Cannes that might dominate headlines, the real heart of Cannes Lions lies in the festival's celebrated speaking sessions. Championing the sharing of ideas and the betterment of the creative...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

PRMEDIACO - Valencia The Valencia Region Tourism Board has selected PR MEDIACO to run its PR activity in the UK market throughout 2017. The remit involves the promotion of the whole Valencia Region, Eastern Spain, which includes well-known...

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Group M merge MEC and Maxus in major shake-up

It was announced this week that Group M will merge both the global operations and teams of its MEC and Maxus agencies into a brand new agency, which has yet to be named. This currently nameless agency will be led by MEC's Global CEO, Tim Castree,...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

DCT8 - McLaren London-based media agency DCT8 has won the European Regional Office account for the high-performance and luxury sports car manufacturer McLaren Automotive Ltd. DCT8 Ltd, a full-service, global media agency, won the account as a result...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

OLIVER On-site specialist OLIVER has appointed Proximity London Creative Director, Rob Kavanagh (left), to take on the role of Executive Creative Director on a number of key client accounts. Kavanagh will report in to OLIVER Group UK’s chief...

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Richard Branson and Y&R London open Dyslexic Sperm Bank

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson has supported the launch of a new charity, Made by Dyslexia, at the world’s first “dyslexic sperm bank.” Made by Dyslexia is a global charity led by successful and famous dyslexics, and its purpose is to help...

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M&S get radical with new campaign from Grey

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is urging the nation to “spend it well” in a new brand campaign that marks a “radical departure” from its previous marketing. The work is the first from M&S since it ended its 16-year relationship with...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Gravity Road – D&AD D&AD has appointed the London-based creative agency Gravity Road as its editorial partner for the D&AD Festival and Awards. As D&AD looks to become a broader platform for championing creativity, it will work with Gravity Road...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Odysseus Arms The San Francisco-based agency Odysseus Arms has added three new members to its creative team: Art Directors Luisa Betancourt and Jarrod Gustin; and Copywriter Clémence Pluche. Betancourt joins the agency from Eleven, where she...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Havas Media - Beats by Dre Apple-owned headphones brand Beats by Dre has picked Havas Media to handle its media planning and buying across EMEA. Havas Media won the business after a competitive pitch againstOMD and the7stars. The media account...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Hoot Comedy Tom Bazeley, (second from left) former CEO of M&C Saatchi, is rejoining the world of production and IP to become chief executive of Hoot Comedy, a comedy production company he helped set up five years ago. He will rejoin Hoot Comedy this...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

VCCP - Domino's Pizza Domino's has appointed VCCP as its lead creative and strategic agency for the UK and Ireland after a competitive pitch process. VCCP will be working on its above-the-line business, but Incumbent Iris will continue to work on...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

AKQA Italy Umberto Basso has been appointed as Managing Director of AKQA in Italy. Prior to this role, Umberto was Head of Emerging Technology at AKQA, and will now report into Matthew Bain, International Managing Director. Umberto will oversee AKQA...

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