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Delaney and Lund back real-time creative company

Greg Delaney and Mark Lund, the founders of DLKW Lowe, have backed Trigger Buzz, a new company providing real-time creative content for brands.

 

David Brent impression lands grad VCCP gig

A graduate has scored a one-month trial at VCCP after sending the agency a David Brent-inspired video application.

 

Naked appoints Cyrus Vantoch-Wood to lead creative in UK

Naked Communications has appointed Cyrus Vantoch-Wood, a creative director at Cheil London, to develop and lead its UK creative team.

 

Currys PC World launches brand campaign ahead of Christmas

Currys PC World is launching a brand campaign ahead of the Christmas season with the strapline "we start with you".

 

Argos releases second ad in its latest strategy

Argos is releasing the second ad in its "get set go Argos" campaign.

 

Philips launches juicer video campaign with Louis Smith

Philips is unveiling an online campaign starring the Olympic gymnast Louis Smith, aimed at encouraging people to ditch bottled juice in favour of making fresh juices at home.

 

ZenithOptimedia loses £200m O2 business to Havas Media without a pitch

Publicis Groupe's ZenithOptimedia's estimated £200 million European media business for O2, including the £50 million account in the UK, has been snatched away from them, following an intervention from Havas Media stakeholder and Vivendi chairman, Vin...

 

Karmarama wins Funding Circle account

Funding Circle, the peer-to-peer lending company, has picked Karmarama to handle its creative account after a competitive pitch.

 

Doctor Who online game gets kids coding

The BBC has created an online 'Doctor Who' game called 'The Doctor and the Dalek' to encourage children to get into coding.

 

The Bolloré Group offers to buy controlling stake in Havas, but rules out sale

The Bolloré Group is attempting to secure a controlling stake in Havas, the world's sixth-largest advertising company, but has ruled out an imminent sale.

 

Greg Nugent: British brands need to understand austerity

The biggest risk to the UK ad industry is British brands failing to show an understanding of the austerity and hardship people are facing, according to former London 2012 marketing chief Greg Nugent.

 

Haig Club launches David Beckham ad

Haig Club, the Diageo-owned whisky brand, has released a TV ad that stars David Beckham and was directed by Guy Ritchie.

 

Taylor Swift drowns in kittens in Diet Coke campaign

Taylor Swift gets lost in a sea of kittens in the latest TV campaign for Diet Coke.

 

Mindshare names Neil Bruce as head of mobile

Mindshare has hired Somo's Neil Bruce as head of mobile, replacing James Chandler, who recently moved into a newly created role as global mobile director for Mindshare.

 

Trading Places: this week's people moves

Lindsay Pattison is named global chief executive of Maxus, while the Football League makes two appointments in a restructure of its commercial operation, in this week's round-up of people moves in advertising, marketing and media.

 

iProspect appoints Britt Soeder as head of owned media

iProspect has appointed of Britt Soeder as head of owned media in the UK. Soeder joins from Greenlight and will be responsible for leading iProspect's natural search team.

 

Camra forced to withdraw sexist flyers

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) has been forced to withdraw "incredibly sexist" marketing material encouraging young people to join the organisation.

 

Grey promotes chief creative officer Leonard to chairman

Grey London has promoted its chief creative officer, Nils Leonard, to chairman.

 

The Corner wins £15m Omega Pharma brief

Omega Pharma, the over-the-counter healthcare company, has appointed The Corner to its £15 million creative account.

 

Nick Bell joins Fallon London as ECD

Fallon London has appointed Nick Bell, formerly of DDB and Leo Burnett, as its executive creative director.

 
 

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