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Paul Hammersley leaves EDC

Paul Hammersley, the chief executive of EDC UK, is leaving the agency group, following its operational separation from its sister agencies in North America.

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Dave Trott: If you can't stop it, steer it

Each year a group of neo-Nazis march through a small German town.

 

7Up kicks off global campaign with urban knitting ad

7Up Free, the sugar free lemon and lime fizzy drink owned by PepsiCo, is launching a global campaign featuring people with quirky interests, like urban knitting.

 

Havas board approves Bolloré takeover

The Havas board has approved the Bolloré Group's attempt to buy a controlling stake in the company.

 

Cheil Worldwide buys Iris stake

Cheil Worldwide is buying a stake in Iris as part of a deal giving the South Korean agency group the option to later acquire 100 per cent of the business.

 

Zurich launches snowmen cinema campaign across Europe

Zurich is today launching a Europe-wide cinema and online campaign showing the insurer's employees going to great lengths to protect some snowmen.

 

'It's not so grim up North'

Paul Wheeler, the chief operating officer of MediaCom North Group, asks: "Is it time for agencies in London to return to the regions?"

 

History of Advertising Trust calls for help with 70s project

People who worked in advertising during the 70s or who have vivid memories of the industry during that decade, are being asked to help a project that wants to bring the history of that period to life.

 

Proximity hires Nick Baker as planning director

Proximity London, the Omnicom-owned direct marketing agency, has hired VCCP Me's Nick Baker as a planning director.

 

Grant Thornton appoints Possible as global digital agency

Grant Thornton, the accounting and business advisory company, has appointed Possible as its global digital agency.

 

King backs new Candy Crush game with global ad push

King Digital Entertainment has launched a global ad campaign to promote its new game Candy Crush Soda Saga.

 

Freeview launches singing toys campaign

Unsold jumble sale items come alive and sing 'I Want To Know What Love Is' in a new campaign for Freeview, the free-to-air digital TV service.

 

Mr President wins hotel brief

GLH, the hotel company that owns the Thistle brand, among others, has appointed Mr President as the lead strategic and creative agency for two new brands.

 

Gala Interactive appoints The7stars to £6m media account

Gala Interactive, part of Gala Coral Group, has appointed The7stars to its £5.7 million media planning and buying account after a competitive pitch.

 

Media pioneer Ray Morgan dies aged 82

Ray Morgan, one of the most influential figures in the professionalisation of media planning and buying, has died aged 82.

 

AMV BBDO picks up £10 million Open University brief

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has won the Open University's £10 million advertising account after a competitive pitch.

 

Droga5 promotes Sarah Thompson to global CEO

Droga5 has promoted Sarah Thompson, its New York chief executive, and Jonny Bauer, the New York chief strategy officer, to global roles.

 

Govt extends creative roster to April 2016

The Crown Commercial Service has told agencies on the Government's creative roster that it will extend their contracts for another year.

 

Proximity lands Seat and Volkswagen CRM brief

Seat, the Volkswagen-owned car marque, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles have appointed Proximity London to handle their combined CRM account.

 

Account directors to join Creature board

Creature London has promoted two of its account directors, Andrew Milner and Jane Stephenson, to joint heads of account management, ahead of the departure of Zoe Verrion.

 

Grey London captures £3m Kuoni integrated campaign brief

Grey London has been appointed to create a £3 million integrated campaign for Kuoni Travel.

 
 

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