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McCann wins Qatar Financial Centre brief

McCann London and its sister agency, MRM Meteorite, have been appointed as joint agencies-of-record for the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC).

 

CEO Gail Gallie departs Fallon

Gail Gallie, the chief executive of Fallon London, is leaving the agency after four years at the helm.

 

Three's pony and cats with thumbs top the cute Easter ad chart

Three films made by the agency Wieden & Kennedy have made it into the top 10 most-viewed "cute" ads list, compiled by video analysts Visible Measures.

 

Evian baby Spider-Man 'rescues' fans with Twitter answers

Evian has launched the second stage of its popular global 'Amazing Baby & Me 2' activity, which features the mini Spider-Man character solving people's dilemmas on Twitter in a campaign run through We Are Social.

 

Ex-M&S marketing chief Steven Sharp is consulting for WPP

Steven Sharp, the former marketing director of Marks & Spencer, is working as a consultant for WPP, which now holds both the creative and media accounts for the retailer.

 

Global viewpoint from South Africa

On 8 April, South Africans took to the voting polls to celebrate 20 years since this country's first free and fair elections. A lot has changed in that time. A lot hasn't. But what about the advertising industry?

 

On the Campaign couch

I m the chief marketing officer of a Chinese-owned brand, new to the UK. We ve got a great agency, a wonderful relationship and a cutting-edge campaign, but I m worried. The owners are due in the country next month and have asked to visit the agency ...

 

Tech viewpoint on funding start-ups

Two years ago, my agency, London Advertising, was offered a loan facility of £4 million to buy a social media shop to grow our in-house "digital" capability. Being adverse to debt, my business partner and I thought we should do something a tad more c...

 

Training talent the K-pop way

Adland has much to learn from the Korean pop music industry when it comes to turning its best people into multi-faceted, rounded talent. By Josette James.

 

With all that baggage, Miller should've flown Ryanair

Having been hailed for her "understanding" of advertising on her appointment as the Culture Secretary in 2012, Maria Miller's protracted departure from the post last week showed two other less-welcome qualities that critics often associate with the i...

 

Why does ad industry lack minorities?

In sharp contrast to the supercharged pace of change in Britain s ethnic make-up, progress in boosting the number of staff from ethnic minorities in UK agencies has been snail-like. Even though those numbers are gradually edging towards the national ...

 

Sorrell sparks a rare talk about the benefits of a more diverse workforce

Something unexpected happened at Newsworks' Shift event last week. And it was not the news that John Lewis spends twice as much on press ads than it does on TV.

 

POG tripping over red tape in advertising arms race

As the first quarter of the year came to a close, we were again reminded of the high-stakes (quite literally, with a billion dollars of media spend changing hands in a single week) game being played out at the very top of the advertising and media in...

 

Pitch update: eBay's media contest, DFS and 2 Sisters Food Group

With most of the bigger media pitches now wrapped up (much to the satisfaction of Sir Martin Sorrell), you d have thought that agencies would be taking a breather for Easter. Sadly, none of it. MediaCom is among the agencies waiting eagerly for the o...

 

Clients boost spend in traditional channels

Increases in client spend on traditional media channels have outstripped that on digital for the first time in three years, according to the latest IPA Bellwether Report.

 

DLKW Lowe hires two as creative directors

DLKW Lowe has hired Amber Casey and Lovisa Silburn as creative directors.

 

My Media Week: Paul Mead

This week, Paul Mead, founder and managing director of VCCP Media, searches for a head of strategy and innovation, presents to News UK and wonders if he's the last person alive not to have finished 'Breaking Bad' yet.

 

Sorrell says Publicis / Omnicom's 'merger of equals' is 'impossible'

Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of WPP, has called attempts by rival holding groups, Omnicom and Publicis Groupe to form a £23 bilion "merger of equals" "impossible".

 

Watch: Post Office '24-hour Property Challenge' on Channel 4

The Post Office has kicked off a '24-hour Property Challenge', exclusively within Channel 4 ad spots.

 

Ben Felton to head strategy at The Marketing Store

Ben Felton, the executive planning director at MRM Meteorite, has joined The Marketing Store as chief strategy officer.

 
 

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