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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 Account Wins of the Week

Cheetham Bell/iris/MEC/mSIX - Great British Bakeoff Channel 4 has announced that Lyle’s Golden Syrup and Dr. Oetker as the broadcast sponsors of The Great British Bake Off, set to return to screens this autumn for the eighth series. In its new...

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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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The Partners help rewrite the code of gender equality

Global children’s charity Theirworld has launched an ambitious campaign, created by The Partners in collaboration with other WPP agencies Kantar Added Value, Kantar Futures, MEC and VML, to expose the hidden values and behavioural codes of gender...

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MEC and DATAA Launch Data Science Student Competition

MEC and the data start-up DATAA have announced a competition for Data Science Master's students with the participation of the University College of London as well as a range of Belgian Universities (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Ghent University,...

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MEC asks you to 'Brave Your Bias' at Advertising Week New York

MEC has launched a global industry-wide initiative to celebrate difference and raise more visibility of inclusion as a critical business imperative. Debuting at New York’s Advertising Week, “Brave Your Bias” implores people to...

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Top Account Wins of the Week

Fidelity International, a provider of world class investment solutions and retirement expertise, has selected MEC as its media agency following a pitch process. MEC, which won the business following a review handled through Oystercatchers, will...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

MEC - Nationwide MEC is looking poised to win Nationwide's estimated £38 million media planning and buying account. Havas Media has looked after Britain’s biggest building society since 2008 and pitched against Starcom and the7stars as...

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VCCP give Macaulay Culkin the Compare the Meerkat treatment

Just when you thought it genuinely had nowhere left to go after the inspired Arnold Schwarzenegger spots from last year, VCCP knock it out of the park once again with the campaign that refuses to die. This time the agency managed to rope in former...

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Breaking the band in Cannes with MEC Wavemaker

I spent the better part of my late teens and early twenties as part of an unsuccessful progressive rock band called Dead Letter Office, and the best part of my late twenties in an equally unsuccessful outfit called Rubicava. So, when it comes to the...

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Awards Alerts: Cannes Juries, The Markies, & the new Straight 8 Shootout

Cannes Lions announces Lions Entertainment Juries Lions Entertainment, the new specialist event dedicated to unskippable creativity at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, has announced the jury members for the Entertainment Lions...

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Account Wins of the Week

MEC – Monsanto MEC has won the pan-European media planning and buying account for the consumer division of Monsanto, the company behind Roundup weed killer. The WPP-owned agency won the business without a competitive pitch and the business moves...

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MEC launch “Take Off The Tape” social campaign for Mind

Mind, the mental health charity, and media agency MEC have launched an exciting new campaign alongside a raft of celebrities and ambassadors encouraging people to open up about what is making them anxious. The social media driven campaign known as...

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Top Ten Hires of the Week

Grey Group James R. Heekin III, Chairman and CEO of the Grey Group, has announced the promotion of Michael Houston, to Global President of Grey. Houston served most recently as CEO of Grey North America. In his expanded new worldwide leadership...

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Top Ten Account Wins of the Week

WCRS - First TransPennine Express First TransPennine Express, a UK train operating company which services the major cities of Northern England as well as Scotland, has just appointed WCRS as its creative agency following a competitive four-way pitch...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Start Group Mac Macdonald, the President and Partner at Sid Lee Amsterdam, has been appointed the Group CEO at Start Group, the independent global network formerly known as Start JudgeGill. Based in London, he will focus initially on developing...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week: Week 2

Havas Chicago - Moen Moen, the number one faucet brand in North America, has named Havas Chicago as lead strategic brand and media agency of record. The decision follows a comprehensive agency selection process, as Moen plans to strengthen its brand...

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Top 5 Account Wins of the Week

TBWA\Chiat\Day - Sport Chek Sport Chek, one of Canada's largest retailer of athletic clothing and equipment, has selected TBWA\Chiat\Day as its lead creative and strategic partner following a review. The assignment was previously handled by the...

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MEC using real-time data for TfL Road Safety Campaign

MEC UK is launching a new data-driven campaign for Transport for London (TfL), in order to help reduce road collisions across the capital. Working in partnership with TfL and Kinetic, MEC has created an innovative OOH campaign, which uses real-time...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

MEC MEC has promoted Marc Pearson to the newly created role of managing director of its Performance division, Jason Dormieux, the agency’s joint CEO announced today. His promotion reflects a doubling in size of MEC Performance across both its...

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MEC partner with IM & BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge

MEC has secured a major sponsorship deal between national law firm Irwin Mitchell and the BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge. The sponsorship will align Irwin Mitchell with the globally renowned BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge, which actively...

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Ads of the Week

Leo Burnett London - Freeview Freeview unveiled its biggest ever advertising campaign from Leo Burnett London this week to launch its connected TV service Freeview Play. The new “Set Yourself Free” TV spot launched as a premiere ad break...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

The Mill Alex Fitzgerald and Evelyn O’Reilly have joined The Mill’s London production department. Fitzgerald returns to The Mill as an Executive Producer. He most recently worked as a Senior Producer at Framestore, where he produced notable...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Digitas LBi DigitasLBi, has announced Alvaro Cabrera as chief strategy officer for North America. In his new role, Alvaro will report to Tony Weisman, CEO of DigitasLBi North America. As CSO, Alvaro will work closely with CCO Ronald Ng, and global...

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The fun side of Cannes Lions 2015

OK, just one more Cannes piece, but this is a quick (and fun) one we promise. Lion sitting As young creatives visiting Cannes Lions, creatives Mate Nagy, Aniko Toth and Adam Erdesz wanted to find a way to meet the most interesting people and start...

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