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Rei Inamoto and Kate Stanners among judges for D&AD Awards

AKQA's Rei Inamoto, Saatchi & Saatchi's Kate Stanners and Ogilvy & Mather's Gerry Human are among the jury foreman for this year's D&AD Awards.

Publicis Groupe pre-tax profits decline 5.5% after 'patchy year'

Publicis Groupe has reported pre-tax income of €1.04 billion, down 5.5 per cent after what its chief executive and chairman, Maurice Lévy, has described as a "patchy year".

Avios in hunt for first social media shop

Avios, the travel rewards scheme used by British Airways, among others, is on the hunt for its first social media agency.

Heart transplant charity looks to find 24-year-old woman a heart for Valentine's

A heart transplant charity is looking to find 24-year-old Stacie Pridden a heart for Valentine's Day.

What brands need to know about Twitter's recent ad changes

Twitter has introduced a timeline for logged-out users, those who look at a tweet now and then without signing in, and is planning to sell ads against this. But what does this mean for advertisers?

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Campaign Viral Chart: Budweiser Super Bowl ad hits top spot again

Budweiser's "lost dog" Super Bowl ad takes the top spot in the Campaign Viral Chart for the second week running, as work from Sunday's game dominate the list.

Social Life creates social media campaign for Take Me Out

FremantleMedia UK and ITV have appointed Social Life to create a revamped social media campaign for Take Me Out, the dating show.

National Book Tokens calls ad review

National Book Tokens, the book gift cards retailer, is looking for an ad agency.

Super Bowl ads shared more on Facebook than YouTube

Super Bowl ads on YouTube received more views than on Facebook, but those on the social media site received a higher number of shares, according to research from Unruly.

Publicis chief strategist appointed to Matomy board

Rishad Tobaccowala, the chief strategist at Publicis Groupe, has been elected to the board of Matomy, the performance marketing company part-owned by the media giant.

Tracy De Groose promoted at Dentsu Aegis Network

Tracy De Groose, the chief executive of Dentsu Aegis Network UK, has been promoted to its EMEA executive board, following the appointment of Rob Horler as the network's first US chief executive.

Mark Read to become global chief executive at Wunderman

Mark Read, the chief executive at WPP Digital, has been named the global chief executive at Wunderman, replacing Daniel Morel.

Publicis Groupe extends deadline for Sapient deal again

Publicis Groupe has extended the deadline for Sapient shareholders to accept its $3.7 billion offer for a fourth time.

Cheil most shortlisted in 25th MAA Best Awards

Cheil is leading the nominations in the Marketing Agencies Association's Best Awards 2015 shortlist with 11 chances to take home a prize.

BA reviews global digital ad account

British Airways is reviewing its global digital advertising account, putting OgilvyOne on alert.

The year ahead for mobile

More than a channel operating in isolation, mobile is everywhere, influencing our entire lives. Now brands must exploit the blank canvas before them, James Kirkham writes.

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We Are Social expands to San Francisco

We Are Social has opened a second US office in San Francisco, with retailer Old Navy as its founding client.

US regulatory delays force Publicis Groupe to wait on Sapient deal

Publicis Groupe has extended the deadline for Sapient shareholders to accept its $3.7bn offer for a third time, blaming the need for additional time to deal with US regulatory requirements.

Digital leaders respond to Richard Costa D'sa's 2015 predictions

In Campaign last week Richard Costa D'sa, the managing director at Jam, made his predictions for digital agencies in 2015. Campaign put his thoughts to four leaders at other digital shops.

CES 2015: As marketers, it's time to take self-driving cars seriously

The show put on this year at CES has been encouraging so far, writes Ramzi Yakob, senior strategist at digital agency TH_NK.

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