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Wins this week: Home Office, O2, Rustlers, IOC

Wins this week: Home Office, O2, Rustlers, IOC

The Home Office has appointed M&C Saatchi to handle its £60m counter-extremism account.

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Marks & Spencer reviews integrated creative business

Marks & Spencer reviews integrated creative business

Embattled retailer Marks & Spencer has kicked off a review of its advertising and digital accounts ahead of Wednesday's annual results, putting 16-year creative incumbent Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R...

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Premier Inn appoints Lucky Generals

Premier Inn appoints Lucky Generals

Premier Inn has appointed Lucky Generals to handle its £15m advertising account after a competitive pitch.

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Wins this week: TfL, Cancer Research UK, Arla Foods, Garmin

Wins this week: TfL, Cancer Research UK, Arla Foods, Garmin

As revealed by Campaign on Monday, Transport for London has reappointed MEC to its £10m media account.

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Pitch update: Alzheimer's Society, Savills, TfL, BBC

Pitch update: Alzheimer's Society, Savills, TfL, BBC

Brothers and Sisters, Creature, Grey London, McCann London and Red Brick Road are all pitching for Alzheimer's Society's integrated account.

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Opentable hunts for UK agency

Opentable hunts for UK agency

Opentable, Silicon Valley's online restaurant bookings service, is knocking on UK ad agency doors.

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Mini awards integrated UK account to The Brooklyn Brothers

Mini awards integrated UK account to The Brooklyn Brothers

Mini has appointed The Brooklyn Brothers to handle its integrated UK ad account after a competitive pitch.

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Vice News teams up with Skype

Vice News teams up with Skype

Vice News, the digital news operation from Vice Media, is entering into a strategic partnership with Skype.

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IPC Media rebrands to Time Inc UK

IPC Media rebrands to Time Inc UK

Time Inc has rebranded IPC Media, the publisher of Marie Claire and What's on TV, to Time Inc UK.

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IPC Media apes Apple with first UK-wide beacon campaign

IPC Media apes Apple with first UK-wide beacon campaign

IPC Media, the publisher of magazines including Chat and Woman, will next month run the first UK-wide campaign using the Bluetooth beacon technology that Apple pioneered in its stores.

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Forbes family sells Forbes Media after 97 years

Forbes family sells Forbes Media after 97 years

The Forbes family has sold a "majority stake" in its US and global publishing company Forbes Media to a group of international investors, ending a 97-year dynasty started by Bruce Forbes.

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Independent's digest i launches own website i100

Independent's digest i launches own website i100

ESI Media, home to The Independent and Evening Standard newsbrands, has launched an interactive audience-led website for its successful i newspaper, i100.co.uk

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Axiom Media wins local TV sales contract

Axiom Media wins local TV sales contract

The Local TV Network, the trade body for local TV, has awarded the national ad sales contract for 26 of its TV stations to Axiom Media.

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Bauer Media launches dating service Flirtify

Bauer Media launches dating service Flirtify

Bauer Media has entered the online dating arena today with the launch of Flirtify, a socially integrated service combining a mobile platform with a traditional dating website, aimed at tech-savvy singles...

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Lots of mini mergers is the only pathway to loyalty in today's world

Lots of mini mergers is the only pathway to loyalty in today's world

Enough about the Publicis Omnicom merger failure, it was news that nearly half of media agency staff would leave their employer that grabbed Jed Glanvill's attention.

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Universal Music extends media reach with acquisition of Eagle Rock Entertainment

Universal Music extends media reach with acquisition of Eagle Rock Entertainment

Universal Music Group has acquired UK-based music producer and distributor Eagle Rock Entertainment for an undisclosed sum.

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Haymarket launches Forever Sports magazine

Haymarket launches Forever Sports magazine

Haymarket Network, the contract publishing arm of Haymarket Media Group, has launched Forever Sports, the biggest new men's magazine to hit the newsstand in a decade.

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Future to launch Kotaku and Lifehacker in the UK

Future to launch Kotaku and Lifehacker in the UK

Future, the international media group, has extended its penetration of the gaming and technology sectors with a new licensing deal with Gawker Media.

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Facebook buys WhatsApp for $19bn

Facebook buys WhatsApp for $19bn

Facebook has agreed to buy the mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion (£11.4 billion), in a cash-and-share deal.

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Talon Outdoor expands into Scotland

Talon Outdoor expands into Scotland

Talon Outdoor has expanded its operation by opening an out-of-home specialist operation in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Future buys stake in social company Handpicked Media

Future buys stake in social company Handpicked Media

Future publishing has bought a 35 per cent stake in the social media content business Handpicked Media and will seek to help commercialise the six million unique users its network attracts globally every...

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Pitches: where agencies get it right and where they get it wrong

Pitches: where agencies get it right and where they get it wrong

Agencies are working hard but are still making some silly mistakes in the heat of battle for new accounts, says ID Comms pitch specialist Matt Gill.

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Media M&A activity tipped to increase in 2014

Media M&A activity tipped to increase in 2014

The number of mergers and acquisitions in the media sector is set to increase in 2014 as the wider economic outlook improves and the continuing pace of change means businesses cannot adapt fast enough...

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Global Radio to divest local stations following CAT decision

Global Radio to divest local stations following CAT decision

Global Radio is seeking to divest stations in the seven local areas where the Competition Commission blocked its acquisition of GMG Radio, after deciding not to take its appeal further.

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Radio Times leaders talk about the launch of its first iPad app DiscoverTV

Radio Times leaders talk about the launch of its first iPad app DiscoverTV

Radio Times, the 90 year old TV and radio listings magazine, has launched its first iPad app, containing all of the week's television, radio and on-demand programmes, as well as exclusive interviews.

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Initiative wins £15m Travelodge media account

Initiative wins £15m Travelodge media account

IPG Mediabrands' Initiative has been awarded the £15 million media planning and buying business for Travelodge, the agency's biggest account win in a decade.

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Hearst to launch 99p Esquire Weekly tablet edition

Hearst to launch 99p Esquire Weekly tablet edition

Hearst is preparing to launch a digital weekly edition of monthly men's magazine Esquire this week, in an attempt to appeal to younger readers and stem double-digit circulation falls.

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TalkSport signs six-figure deal with GoSkippy Insurance

TalkSport signs six-figure deal with GoSkippy Insurance

UTV Media's TalkSport has signed up the insurance broker GoSkippy Insurance in a significant six-figure deal to sponsor all of the radio station's traffic and travel updates.

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Dennis launches kids' magazine

Dennis launches kids' magazine

Dennis Publishing, the independent publisher of titles such as The Week, is breaking into the children's market for the first time with the launch of Berty Squiggles, a kids' colouring and activity magazine.

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The Huffington Post expands global coverage with WorldPost

The Huffington Post expands global coverage with WorldPost

HuffPost Live, The Huffington Post's live-streaming network, is expanding its global coverage with the launch of WorldPost, a new editorial element.

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