Black Friday is living up to its ominous name, with police being called to supermarkets across the UK, websites crashing and at least two arrests being made for violent behaviour, as bargain-hungry shoppers vie for the best deals.
Tarquin's, the gin by Southwestern Distillery, has launched what it claims is the first campaign using Apple FaceTime, to celebrate the 100th batch of the brand.
Building on the trend for creating branded ads within the Captcha sign-up, Nestle is the first brand to use a new format that adds video into the experience.
ITV has promoted Kelly Williams, the group commercial sales director, to managing director of commercial, as Fru Hazlitt steps down.
Sir John Hegarty and the investment specialist Tom Teichman are launching an incubator business called The Garage and have bought a townhouse in Soho to hothouse start-ups at seed stage.
Mattel, the toy-maker, is looking for a creative agency to handle its Barbie brand.
Domino's Pizza has rolled out a fairground-themed TV ad to promote the launch its hot doughnuts, the latest addition to its menu.
A group of MPs has demanded that social media sites make their terms and conditions clearer, arguing that their complexity means consumers unknowingly sign away use of their personal data.
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More shoppers than ever are choosing own-brands from supermarket shelves over name brands, with own-labels accounting for 54% of UK supermarket sales, according to research from Nielsen.
Virgin founder Richard Branson has welcomed the prospect of rule changes that could make life easier for 'sharing economy' businesses such as Airbnb, Uber and Etsy in the UK.
The "standard default mode" of the industry is defensive but marketers should be "viciously aggressive" in asserting their value, and should also tap into the realms of "psychologically driven solutions" to grow brands, Rory Sutherland has argued.
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