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Carat remains world's leading media agency, according to Recma

Carat remains world's leading media agency, according to Recma

Carat has held onto the top spot in a ranking of global media agency networks, according to Recma's Qualitative Network Diagnostics report.

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Horror film trailers on MailOnline and Vevo not irresponsibly targeted at children, rules ASA

Horror film trailers on MailOnline and Vevo not irresponsibly targeted at children, rules ASA

The ad watchdog has disagreed that trailers for the film Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension were irresponsibly targeted.

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Weber picks Maxus for UK media

Weber picks Maxus for UK media

Weber, the barbecue grill manufacturer, has appointed Maxus to handle its UK media planning and buying account following a competitive pitch process.

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MEC wins pan-European media for controversial agriculture giant Monsanto

MEC wins pan-European media for controversial agriculture giant Monsanto

Monsanto, the controversial conglomerate that owns the weed killer brand Roundup, has appointed MEC to handle its pan-European media planning and buying business.

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Maxus hires Robert Marshall as head of programmatic

Maxus hires Robert Marshall as head of programmatic

Robert Marshall, the former head of enterprise client services at programmatic specialist agency Rocket Fuel, has joined Maxus as its head of programmatic.

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Cadbury teases Loch Ness mystery in Easter Egg campaign

Cadbury teases Loch Ness mystery in Easter Egg campaign

Cadbury has dropped three large eggs into the Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands, making it look like the Loch Ness Monster is slowly emerging from beneath the surface.

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MEC launches apprenticeship scheme

MEC launches apprenticeship scheme

MEC is launching an apprenticeship programme providing a formal qualification for entry-level people.

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Freya owner hands media account to Cream UK

Freya owner hands media account to Cream UK

Wacoal Europe, which owns lingerie and swimwear brands including Freya and Fantasie, has appointed Cream UK to handle its media planning and buying in the UK after a competitive pitch process.

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Google's search overhaul: what does it mean for advertisers?

Google's search overhaul: what does it mean for advertisers?

Freeing up the search engine's right hand side column brings some nice long term benefits, says the head of product strategy at iProspect UK.

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Havas Media International picks up Vita Coco Euro account

Havas Media International picks up Vita Coco Euro account

Vita Coco, the coconut products brand owned by All Market, has taken on Havas Media International to handle its media planning and buying business across EMEA.

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Chanel Fragrance signs content deal with i-D.co

Chanel Fragrance signs content deal with i-D.co

Chanel Fragrance is partnering with Vice Media to create original content on i-D.co, the fashion and lifestyle title.

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Boghossian and Anthology pick The Village for UK media

Boghossian and Anthology pick The Village for UK media

The Village Communications has picked up the media planing and buying account for Boghossian, the Geneva-based jeweller, and Anthology, a property developer in London.

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'I hope we will still be cousins': Levy on Brexit, UK and Publicis restructure

'I hope we will still be cousins': Levy on Brexit, UK and Publicis restructure

Publicis Groupe's chief executive, Maurice Lévy, has said the group's performance in the UK in 2015 was "better than expected", despite the 4.4 per cent drop in revenues.

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Maxus takes aim at management consultancies with new division

Maxus takes aim at management consultancies with new division

Maxus has launched a new technology consultancy, which will help businesses make the best use of technology in their marketing.

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Goodstuff retains media account for P2P lender RateSetter

Goodstuff retains media account for P2P lender RateSetter

RateSetter, the peer-to-peer lender, has retained Goodstuff Communications as its UK media agency following a competitive pitch process.

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Media agnostics, you're committing blasphemy

Media agnostics, you're committing blasphemy

Nick Baughan takes aim at an emerging trend that is threatening to undermine the influence of media agencies.

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Media shops drive adland expansion

Media shops drive adland expansion

Media agencies drove overall advertising industry growth of 1.9 per cent in 2015, while staff numbers at creative agencies fell last year, according to the IPA's 2015 Agency Census.

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Grads better off as salaries increase at media agencies

Grads better off as salaries increase at media agencies

Media agency staff enjoyed inflation-busting salary increases last year thanks to Britain's booming advertising market and strong demand for younger employees with digital and social expertise.

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Fray Bentos sponsors ITV4 with telly addict idents

Fray Bentos sponsors ITV4 with telly addict idents

Fray Bentos, the Baxters food brand, is sponsoring ITV4 with idents showing a man addicted to watching TV.

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Starcom Mediavest Group promotes Eva Grimmett and Rob Hocknell

Starcom Mediavest Group promotes Eva Grimmett and Rob Hocknell

Eva Grimmett, the head of strategy at Starcom, and Rob Hocknell, the strategy director at Mediavest, have been promoted to managing partner of strategy and head of strategy, respectively.

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Fiona Lloyd promoted to network development officer at Carat Global

Fiona Lloyd promoted to network development officer at Carat Global

Fiona Lloyd, executive client officer at Carat UK, has been promoted to the newly created role of network development officer at Carat Global.

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MEC hands Matt Davies managing director of content role

MEC hands Matt Davies managing director of content role

Matt Davies, the global managing partner at Carat, has taken on the new role of managing director of content at MEC.

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Chris Broadbent named chief operating officer at MediaCom North Group

Chris Broadbent named chief operating officer at MediaCom North Group

Chris Broadbent, the chief business development officer at MediaCom Leeds, has become the chief operating officer at MediaCom North Group.

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DCM commissions Caria to improve 'complex and costly' media buying

DCM commissions Caria to improve 'complex and costly' media buying

Digital Cinema Media is working with Caria, the media and creative campaign service, to improve the cinema media buying process for agencies.

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The year ahead for media agencies

The year ahead for media agencies

In a primarily digital world, media agencies need to collaborate, be relevant and truly demonstrate their value, Tracy De Groose suggests.

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