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The ad industry must start talking to end crisis of trust

The ad industry must start talking to end crisis of trust

Advertising is an industry built on long-term relationships and it is in need of counselling.

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'Conflicted' media auditors come under fire from Sorrell

'Conflicted' media auditors come under fire from Sorrell

Marketers are being urged to re-evaluate the role of media auditors amid concerns over a potential conflict of interest, with WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell advising them to use one of the "Big...

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Another way to strike a blow for independence

Another way to strike a blow for independence

The future looks promising for those wanting to own and manage their own media agency.

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Stop just talking about millennials, says OMD's Connaughton

Stop just talking about millennials, says OMD's Connaughton

Celebrate your successes, demand regular feedback and stop talking just about millennials, writes Carl Connaughton.

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ITV to create biggest New Year's Day bet and News UK pledges 'biggest f**king press ad'

ITV to create biggest New Year's Day bet and News UK pledges 'biggest f**king press ad'

ITV is looking to create the biggest ever bet on New Year's Day in the name of charity by giving the public a chance to bet £1m.

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Ad market fears a repeat of 2008 with Brexit crisis

Ad market fears a repeat of 2008 with Brexit crisis

The advertising market is heading south after the Brexit vote. How far will it drop?

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Objectification of women won't end until advertising and media change

Objectification of women won't end until advertising and media change

Without a bigger proportion of women in senior jobs in marketing, media and advertising, better representation of women will be slow to be established, says MediaCom's Sue Unerman.

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Axa reviews global media for asset management arm

Axa reviews global media for asset management arm

Axa, the financial services company, is on the hunt for an agency to handle global media planning and buying for its asset management arm.

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Group M sues Ebiquity over 'misuse' of confidential documents

Group M sues Ebiquity over 'misuse' of confidential documents

Group M has launched legal action against Ebiquity's media auditing arm, FirmDecisions, alleging it may have "misused" information from a series of confidential documents sent by accident by Group M agencies.

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Starcom's Glucklich to chair Campaign Media Awards

Starcom's Glucklich to chair Campaign Media Awards

Pippa Glucklich, UK chief executive of Starcom, is to chair the 2016 Campaign Media Awards in association with Bloomberg Media.

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Avoid jargon-peddling and dickheads, says Goodstuff's head of planning

Avoid jargon-peddling and dickheads, says Goodstuff's head of planning

Tom Darlington, Goodstuff's head of planning, shares his best career tips, including "be nice" because "'work can be stressful enough without having to deal with dickheads".

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OMD leads UK entries for Cannes Media Lions

OMD leads UK entries for Cannes Media Lions

OMD UK leads a field of 18 hopefuls vying for success in the Media Lions category at Cannes.

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It's time to rip up the media agency model

It's time to rip up the media agency model

Only by overhauling the complex sector can agencies regain marketers' trust, intermediary Tom Denford argues.

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Will the ANA report affect the UK media market?

Will the ANA report affect the UK media market?

US advertisers have criticised media agencies after an investigation into their practices.

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My Media Week: Julia Jordan, Havas Media Group

My Media Week: Julia Jordan, Havas Media Group

A week in the life of Julia Jordan, managing director responsible for Investment and Solutions, Havas Media Group, as she joins Channel 4's David Abraham on a TV panel.

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Should brands split media planning and buying?

Should brands split media planning and buying?

Transparency concerns could lead to clients hiring separate planning and buying shops.

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Volkswagen awards £2bn global media account to PHD

Volkswagen awards £2bn global media account to PHD

PHD has triumphed in the race to win Volkswagen Group's estimated £2 billion global media planning and buying account.

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OMD UK retains £10m NSPCC media account after review

OMD UK retains £10m NSPCC media account after review

OMD UK has fought off rivals to retain the estimated £10 million media planning and buying account for NSPCC in a competitive pitch.

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ISBA's Mark Finney on giving it to them straight

ISBA's Mark Finney on giving it to them straight

Mark Finney, ISBA's new media chief, prides himself on plain speaking, Gideon Spanier discovers.

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Media is in the middle of a forest fire

Media is in the middle of a forest fire

The media industry is in the middle of a forest fire and must move from rhetoric to action to tackle its problems, argues Paul Frampton of Havas Media Group.

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New independent from the7stars enters the fray

New independent from the7stars enters the fray

Jenny Biggam tells Gideon Spanier why there's a gap in the market and how the shop will be 'distinctive' from the7stars.

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Havas Media names iProspect's Matt Adams as CEO

Havas Media names iProspect's Matt Adams as CEO

Matt Adams, managing director at iProspect, is joining Havas Media UK as chief executive.

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Arena's Daglish quits to launch new media agency for the7stars

Arena's Daglish quits to launch new media agency for the7stars

The7stars has poached Henry Daglish, the managing director of Arena Media, to launch a new, independent media agency.

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Media shops must adapt to digital changes to survive

Media shops must adapt to digital changes to survive

The industry is divided on whether the media agency model needs reinventing.

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Vizeum promotes Jem Lloyd-Williams to MD

Vizeum promotes Jem Lloyd-Williams to MD

Jem Lloyd-Williams, executive director for product and innovation at Vizeum, is to replace Richard Morris as managing director.

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