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Maxus launches first ever Diversity Week

WPP media agency Maxus UK has announced the launch of its first ever Diversity Week, to celebrate diversity within the agency. The Diversity Week will run from 19 -23 September 2016 and will feature guest speakers including Jan Gooding, chairwoman of...

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Account Wins and Acquisitions of the Week

Publicis - Diesel Diesel, the legendary fashion brand part of the OTB group, has appointed Publicis Italia, the agency led by Bruno Bertelli, Global Chief Creative Officer of Publicis WW, to handle its global creative and strategy account. The...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

bigdog Full-service, integrated marketing agency bigdog has announced that Harman Randhawa has joined its management board as Associate Director. Reporting into Managing Director, Ross Faulkner, he will be leading the client services team while also...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Navigate - Monarch Airline Monarch has appointed Navigate to manage its affiliate programmes, Monarch Flights and Monarch Holidays. Previously managed in-house, the airline struggled to dedicate enough time and resources to the programmes. Navigate...

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RKCR/Y&R ask us to Rethink Remembrance this Remembrance Sunday

The Royal British Legion is asking the public to “Rethink Remembrance” ahead of this year’s Remembrance Sunday, in a sobering campaign created by Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R. The charity is known for its work supporting the veterans of the...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

VML VML has announced the promotion of Chris Wood to Executive Director of Europe, and Amanda Farmer to Managing Director of London, as the agency expands its global operations. Wood, has led VML's London office for the past five years in his role...

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Account Wins of the Week

TBWA\Group Singapore – NTUC TBWA\Group Singapore has been appointed as the strategic branding and creative partner for both NTUC Enterprise Co-operative Limited (“NTUC Enterprise”) and NTUC FairPrice Co-Operative (“NTUC FairPrice”). Ara...

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X marks the spot for Dynamo and Fiat

Magic isn't real. But illusion is a powerful tool. The past few years have seen magicians suddenly become cool again, with entertainers such as Derren Brown (despite his protestations, he is a magician in the traditional sense) and Bradford's very...

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Hires of the Week: Part 2

Jack Morton Worldwide Jack Morton Worldwide has appointed Keith Chamarette as the new director of digital at its London office. Chamarette has over 17 years of experience in digital, with time served at agencies such as Positive Digital, Publicis...

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Technology

Topman declare open season on YouTube

Men's clothing retailer Topman recently launched a brand new YouTube initiative dedicated to connecting with fans and creative communities across the UK using specially selected artists who they believe embody the Topman brand. The project is called...

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Grey takes home the bling

After a comprehensive, integrated review that also included Young & Rubicam and JWT, Grey New York, the global advertising network's flagship agency, announced yesterday that it has been selected as the advertising agency-of-record for Pandora, the...

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Two significant promotions in the ad world

Two big appointments were announced yesterday. The first concerns Lindsay Pattison of the WPP media agency Maxus, the smallest of the media agencies within GroupM, the division of WPP that oversees media, also overseeing MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare....

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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 Hires of the Week

Pablo Pablo continues to gather momentum with the recruitment of Harriet Knight, from Ogilvy as Head of Account Management; and Marcus Eley, from Grey as Head of Production. Tim Doust, founding Partner of FCB Inferno, will also join as Non-executive...

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Top Hires of the Week

Quiet Storm Quiet Storm is bolstering its creative department, digital offering, and client servicing with three senior new appointments. Award-winning creative Laurence Quinn joins the independent agency as Creative Director, Scott Powney as...

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Account Wins of the Week

CHI & Partners - Netflix (Bright) CHI & Partners has picked up the brief to launch Netflix's first blockbuster movie, Bright. The agency won the business following a pitch against undisclosed agencies. Bright is Netflix’s biggest ever movie...

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Top Hires of the Week

WPP Lindsay Pattison has been named Chief Transformation Officer of WPP with responsibility for getting its agencies to work more closely together for its top 50 clients. Her appointment to the newly-created role comes at a pivotal time for WPP,...

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Top Hires of the Week

Publicis London To support Publicis London’s expansive growth over the last two years with the appointments of big accounts such as Morrisons, P&G Dish, Heineken global digital, and the IOC (International Olympic Committee), and reinforcing...

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Account Wins and Acquisitions of the Week

Uncommon Creative Studio - Halo Coffee/Headstart This week saw the launch of Uncommon Creative Studio, which has been built with one singular mission. In a world where people wouldn’t care if most brands disappeared tomorrow, Uncommon wants to...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

VML VML has promoted God-is Rivera to the newly created position of Director of Inclusion and Cultural Resonance. Rivera has been a key part of the evolution of VML’s Inclusion & Diversity committee. Being a black woman in the advertising industry...

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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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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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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

VCCP - Royal British Legion VCCP Media have been appointed The Royal British Legion’s media planning and buying agency following a competitive pitch process informed by Creativebrief. The incumbent was Maxus. The Royal British Legion was...

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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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International Women's Day 2017 in Advertising

This year, there has been decidedly more attention cast on International Women's Day, which is important, as, even in these enlightened times, many women across the world are still being made to feel as if they are somehow 'less than' their male...

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Top 10 Ads of the Week

Smörgåsbord - Visit Wales Welsh actor Luke Evans, who will star as Gaston in the new Disney remake of Beauty and the Beast, is starring in an atmospheric new TV ad for Visit Wales, designed to promote the country’s 2017 Year of...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi London Saatchi & Saatchi London has made two key management changes, promoting Richard Huntington, currently Chief Strategy Officer, to the role of Chairman and Sam Hawkey, currently a Managing Partner, to Managing Director. The...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

J. Walter Thompson – HSBC We begin this week with a retraction. Last week we stated that Saatchi & Saatchi had replaced J. Walter Thompson as the lead agency on HSBC’s global brand advertising account, but HSBC has since confirmed that these...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Nineteentwenty Nineteentwenty has announced the appointment of Duncan Horn, who joins the company’s London office from Glassworks as VFX Supervisor. Duncan’s arrival completes a lucrative year for Nineteentwenty. 2016 saw the post...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Team Eleven - Explore Learning The award-winning private learning centre, Explore Learning, has appointed marketing agency, Team Eleven to develop its communication strategy for 2017 and beyond. Team Eleven has been tasked with reviewing Explore...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Liquid - Haymarket Media Group Haymarket Media Group has announced that creative agency Liquid, have been appointed as the creative and strategic partner for the British Style Collective 2017, presented by The Clothes Show. Following a competitive...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Maxus - Perfetti Van Melle Perfetti Van Melle UK has announced the appointment of Maxus as its lead media agency. Maxus won the account following a competitive four-way pitch that included the incumbent agency. The account is worth £4 million...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Southpaw Following a successful run of pitch wins, Southpaw has made a trio of new senior appointments in the past month, to help drive the next phase of their business strategy and growth plans. Joining the agency as a Senior Creative, Barney...

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