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Newsworks chief executive Rufus Olins quits to join Co-operative Group

Newsworks chief executive Rufus Olins quits to join Co-operative Group

Rufus Olins, the chief executive of Newsworks, has quit after four and half years to join the Co-operative Group as chief membership officer.

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Ikea opens a DIY supper club in Shoreditch

Ikea opens a DIY supper club in Shoreditch

Ikea is opening a pop-up "DIY restaurant" in Shoreditch, east London in which successful applicants will get the chance to prepare a brunch, lunch or dinner for up to 20 friends.

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Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler gets playfully poetic in first Bonobos spot

Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler gets playfully poetic in first Bonobos spot

Austin agency Preacher shepherds the fashion e-tailer's first traditional ad campaign

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Ikea "Meet the stars" by DDB Brussels

Ikea "Meet the stars" by DDB Brussels

The launch of Ikea Belgium's 2017 catalogue is being backed by a tongue-in-cheek campaign that offers a behind-the-scenes view of the ad's photo shoot.

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Consumer confidence rebounds after Brexit slump

Consumer confidence rebounds after Brexit slump

Consumer confidence in the UK appears to have rebounded strongly in August after showing its largest monthly increase in more than three years.

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Campaign Viral Chart: Nike's 'Unlimited youth' shows no sign of ageing

Campaign Viral Chart: Nike's 'Unlimited youth' shows no sign of ageing

Nike's "Unlimited youth", the brand's latest inspirational ad, is running ahead of the competition and shows no signs of slowing down, in this week's Viral Chart.

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Tesco introduces same day click-and-collect service

Tesco introduces same day click-and-collect service

Tesco is now allowing customers to order groceries online and collect them in-store within three hours.

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Sainsbury's moves £60m ad account to Wieden & Kennedy

Sainsbury's moves £60m ad account to Wieden & Kennedy

Sainsbury's has moved its £60m advertising account into Wieden & Kennedy, ending its 35-year-relationship with Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO.

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Tesco provokes national passions after renaming Scottish strawberries as British

Tesco provokes national passions after renaming Scottish strawberries as British

Tesco has found itself in a social media storm after it changed the name of its strawberries and replaced the Scottish saltire on the packaging with the union flag.

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Gold trollies, safety deposit boxes and holidays: brands look to woo Rio medallists

Gold trollies, safety deposit boxes and holidays: brands look to woo Rio medallists

The Olympics may be over, but brands are still competing to win public goodwill - and press coverage - off the back of Rio 2016, by offering athletes a range of freebies.

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Watch: What will you be buying at London's 24-hour Tescos?

Watch: What will you be buying at London's 24-hour Tescos?

Tesco is opening some of its nearby London stores around the clock to coincide with the arrival of the Night Tube.

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Olympics and sunny weather drive up supermarket sales

Olympics and sunny weather drive up supermarket sales

Olympics fever and the hot weather have contributed to the best year-on-year sales for supermarkets for almost three years.

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How dancer Kaelynn 'KK' Harris is helping Gap get fit

How dancer Kaelynn 'KK' Harris is helping Gap get fit

Kaelynn 'KK' Harris stars in Gap's "#DoYouMove" campaign for the brand's new GapFit sportswear collection.

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M&S' ad account move: RKCR/Y&R's best ads

M&S' ad account move: RKCR/Y&R's best ads

Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R lost the M&S advertising account to Grey London after 16 years of memorable ad campaigns. Campaign looks at the retailer's best ads over the years.

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Marks & Spencer moves ad account to Grey London

Marks & Spencer moves ad account to Grey London

Marks & Spencer has appointed Grey London to its £60m UK creative account, ending its 16-year relationship with Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R.

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Tesco and McDonald's seize on London Night Tube launch

Tesco and McDonald's seize on London Night Tube launch

Tesco and McDonald's were among the brands using the launch of London's Night Tube this weekend to drive business.

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Campaign Viral Chart: Under Armour's Michael Phelps ad resurfaces

Campaign Viral Chart: Under Armour's Michael Phelps ad resurfaces

An Under Armour ad released earlier this year topped this week's chart of most-shared ads after its star, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, won more gold medals in Rio. Spots from Adidas, Nike and Gatorade...

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Specsavers trademark application highlights the power of using language as a logo

Specsavers trademark application highlights the power of using language as a logo

Everybody's got a visual identity. The brands that have a distinctive way with words truly stand out, says Nick Padmore from The Writer.

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Harveys owner in talks over UK media

Harveys owner in talks over UK media

Steinhoff, which owns furniture stores Harveys and Benson for Beds, is talking to agencies about its media business across the UK.

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Aldi "Totally Rio Brazilian" by McCann Manchester

Aldi "Totally Rio Brazilian" by McCann Manchester

Aldi has released the second ad in the supermarket's Rio-themed summer campaign.

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