Comparethemarket.com is holding a pitch for its CRM business, currently held by Havas EHS, in the second review of its creative roster this year.
British American Tobacco is looking for an advertising agency to handle a campaign to support the launch of its Vype electronic cigarette next year.
The Department for Transport is looking for an advertising agency to continue its Think! road-safety campaign, ending a decades-long relationship with Leo Burnett, in the first major brief issued to the Government's new creative framework.
Diageo is looking to expand its roster with a search for an advertising agency to handle its vodka brand Cîroc.
JWT London has hired Laurence Barber from Mother as its head of broadcast, replacing Anthony Falco.
Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has won a pitch to create a campaign to boost sales of low-emission cars.
This week's pitch news.
Jeremy Lee thinks JWT London has done itself proud with its HSBC spot for the Lions tour: "A nice idea well executed. The creative bar has been set high for Saatchi Saatchi, which takes over the account." It was created by Iain Weatherby and Daniel...
Freesat, the satellite TV service, has appointed Now to handle its ad account.
Ian Darby is still cringing after watching Typhoo s latest TV spot: "The sight of epic cheester Ben Fogle grimacing and making odd noises while on a treadmill is just painful. A contender for worst celebrity ad of all time, it made me yearn for the d...
Ask people if they have read a book about advertising and chances are they will name The Hidden Persuaders. Since it was first published in 1957, Vance Packard s Orwellian portrait of ad people probing the unconscious desires of consumers has shape...
Gravity Road fed on the imagination of ordinary consumers in its campaign for Bombay Sapphire, Mark Boyd explains.
How did you get into fashion? I got into collecting denim a long time ago when I used to shop in American Classics on the King s Road [in Chelsea, London] and rifle around looking for old Redlines. I used to skateboard in them, which is a bit crazy,...
Marks & Spencer's agencies were confident this week that no agency review would take place imminently, despite the retirement of the brand's executive director of marketing, Steven Sharp.
VW's advertising has evolved as the brand has grown market share, its UK marketing chief tells John Tylee.
Ad agencies are holding themselves back by pandering to their clients' misguided fear of rocking the boat, when the biggest risk is their work not being noticed at all, Chris Hirst writes.
For agencies already operating in a super-supplied market, the arrival of Accenture s tanks on the advertising lawn doesn t look particularly welcome. Earlier this month, BMW hired the consultancy to help manage some of its digital marketing efforts....
Mother has promoted the creative director Gustavo Sousa to partner and tasked him with planning the launch of an office in Brazil.
What do you make of the latest pressure group, Leave Our Kids Alone, which wrote to The Daily Telegraph calling to ban ads aimed at children under 11 years old? Oh dear. When suggestions such as this are so manifestly well-intentioned, you voice y...
Rolls-Royce, the luxury car brand owned by BMW, is reviewing its global advertising business, currently held by Partners Andrews Aldridge.
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