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Things we like: MEC staff cooking for charity

Things we like: MEC staff cooking for charity

Five hundred MEC staff teamed up with the charity FareShare last week to prepare meals for 5,000 vulnerable Londoners.

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Visa picks Starcom to run global media account

Visa picks Starcom to run global media account

Visa has awarded Starcom Mediavest Group its $200 million global media account following a competitive pitch.

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Doritos challenges The Lad Bible to take world's first 12-hour holiday

Doritos challenges The Lad Bible to take world's first 12-hour holiday

Doritos, the crisp brand owned by Walkers Snack Foods, has teamed up with the Lad Bible to launch 'The Summer Bible', the world's first 12-hour holiday challenge.

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Lionsgate appoints Carat and ends 11-year relationship with MEC

Lionsgate appoints Carat and ends 11-year relationship with MEC

Lionsgate, the film distributor, has appointed Carat to handle its media planning and buying business, ending its 11-year relationship with MEC.

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Havas Media Group creates chief insight role for IPG Mediabrands' Yvonne O'Brien

Havas Media Group creates chief insight role for IPG Mediabrands' Yvonne O'Brien

Havas Media Group has appointed Yvonne O'Brien, the former managing director of IPG Mediabrands marketing sciences UK and Ireland, as group chief insight officer.

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Somethin' Else raids Zenith for client role

Somethin' Else raids Zenith for client role

Somethin' Else, the content agency, has appointed the ZenithOptimedia client partner Hannah Lury in the new role of client services director.

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Havas Media Group UK appoints James Shepherd to head of mobile

Havas Media Group UK appoints James Shepherd to head of mobile

Havas Media Group UK has taken on James Shepherd, the head of mobile at Engine's Deep Focus, as it head of mobile.

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Virgin Media uses animal characters to show football fans' personalities

Virgin Media uses animal characters to show football fans' personalities

Virgin Media's latest TV ad shows the different animal personalities that watch football to promote its offering for the upcoming sports season.

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Havas Media snatches back BBC media account

Havas Media snatches back BBC media account

The BBC has handed its media business to Havas Media, following a competitive pitch process.

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Vizeum names Charlie Ebdy head of strategy as Ian Edwards moves to Facebook

Vizeum names Charlie Ebdy head of strategy as Ian Edwards moves to Facebook

Vizeum UK, the Dentsu Aegis Network media shop, has promoted Charlie Ebdy to head of strategy.

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Publicis Groupe reports 35 per cent revenue rise

Publicis Groupe reports 35 per cent revenue rise

Publicis Groupe recorded revenue of €4.5 billion (£3.2 billion) in the first half of the year, a 35 per cent increase compared to the same period last year, and a 1.2 per cent rise organically.

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Helen McRae named new Mindshare CEO

Helen McRae named new Mindshare CEO

Mindshare has named one of its Western Europe leaders, Helen McRae, as the next UK chief executive.

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UKTV's Julia Jordan joins Havas Media Group UK

UKTV's Julia Jordan joins Havas Media Group UK

Julia Jordan, the former executive director for business and operations at UKTV, has been named the managing director at Havas Media Group UK investment and digital.

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Virgin Active reviews media planning and buying

Virgin Active reviews media planning and buying

Virgin Active, the gym chain part-owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, is reviewing its media planning and buying business.

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M/SIX picks up £6 million Just Eat media business

M/SIX picks up £6 million Just Eat media business

Just Eat, the online takeaway food service, has appointed M/SIX to handle its £6 million media business.

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American Airlines calls global ad and media review

American Airlines calls global ad and media review

American Airlines is reviewing its global advertising and media accounts.

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Dentsu Aegis Network picks up Eurostar consolidated global media and digital brief

Dentsu Aegis Network picks up Eurostar consolidated global media and digital brief

Eurostar, the high-speed rail service, has consolidated its global media and digital business into Dentsu Aegis Network, with iProspect leading the UK activity.

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David Lloyd moves £6.5m media to Blue 449

David Lloyd moves £6.5m media to Blue 449

David Lloyd Leisure Group has appointed Blue 449 to its £6.5 million media planning and buying business.

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MediaCom and PHD battle for £1bn GSK media business

MediaCom and PHD battle for £1bn GSK media business

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the multinational pharmaceutical company, is reviewing its estimated £1 billion global media business, pitting UK incumbent MediaCom against its US lead agency PHD.

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Trainline appoints the7stars to handle £5m media account

Trainline appoints the7stars to handle £5m media account

Thetrainline.com, the online train tickets retailer, has appointed the7Stars to handle its £5 million media business, previously handled by Vizeum.

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Six Nations to open to brands as ITV secures coverage from 2016

Six Nations to open to brands as ITV secures coverage from 2016

The financially embattled BBC has partnered with ITV to secure the rights to broadcast rugby union's Six Nations Championship for the next six years.

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Advertising and media apprenticeships help grow our young talent

Advertising and media apprenticeships help grow our young talent

The government shouldn't need to introduce a levy on apprenticeships because the business benefits are reason enough to introduce them, says MediaCom's chief operating officer.

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Campaign Viral Chart: Kleenex ad is most shared

Campaign Viral Chart: Kleenex ad is most shared

A Kleenex ad that shows the bond between a man in a wheelchair and a dog who also needs assistance walking, crowns the top of this week's chart.

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Why is everyone raving about Media360 2015?

Why is everyone raving about Media360 2015?

It's been a month since our first foray of Media360 by-the-sea, featuring more than 80 brands, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Take a look at our recap of what happened in Brighton.

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Mike Smallwood to lead Group M's £100m Lloyds team

Mike Smallwood to lead Group M's £100m Lloyds team

WPP's Group M has appointed Mike Smallwood to take the lead role for the team handling the £100 million media business for Lloyds Banking Group.

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