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The role of private equity in adland

As Lake Capital extends the deadline to agree a deal to buy Engine, the Results International partner Jim Houghton looks at the role of private equity in adland.

 

Harrods hands creative account to TBWA\London

Harrods, the luxury department store, has appointed TBWA\London as its creative agency.

 

Aga targets city homes with cooker campaign

Aga, the British cooker brand indelibly linked with the upper-middle classes and their country homes, has released a campaign for its city oven.

 

Five lessons from Andrew Cracknell's talk on The Real Mad Men

Andrew Cracknell, the former Bates UK executive creative director who began his career as a copywriter at CDP in the 1960s, was at Shoreditch House last night, regaling an audience of young creatives with tales of the advertising revolution of the 19...

 

JCVD returns for Coors Light campaign

Jean Claude Van Damme returns to The Rockies for Coors Light's new campaign.

 

Quirky celebs line up for Gap's 'dress normal' campaign

Anjelica Huston and other celebrities known for having a comfortable and unique style form the backbone of Gap's autumn campaign.

 

Former Davidson Pearce art director Terry Badham passes away

Terry Badham, the former art director, has passed away aged 84.

 

Lake Capital rejects demands of Engine's rebel shareholders

Lake Capital, the private equity company set to buy Engine, has refused to improve its offer to ex-employee shareholders.

 

Axe launches campaign against weekend-only users

Axe, the Unilever body spray brand known as Lynx in the UK, has released two films encouraging men to embrace the weekdays that everyone else hates.

 

Head lice-killing mousse launches in the UK with cartoon campaign

Vamousse, a head lice-killing product by life sciences company TyraTech, is releasing a part-animated TV and cinema ad to announce its UK launch.

 

McDonald's 10 best UK ads

As McDonald's celebrates its 40th year in the UK, we take a look back at some of the ads created by Leo Burnett, which has worked with the fast-food brand UK for 28 of those 40 years.

 

McCann poaches TBWA's Tom Wong

McCann London has poached Tom Wong, the development director at TBWA\London, for the newly-created role of managing partner in charge of developing new business.

 

Iceland appoints Karmarama after public rejection

Iceland has handed Karmarama its £16 million advertising business less than a year after the supermarket rejected the agency in a TV documentary.

 

Kwik Fit confirms ad review

Kwik Fit, the auto repair company, has confirmed it is reviewing its ad account.

 

Sean Thompson leaves Dare

Sean Thompson, the chief creative officer at Dare, is leaving the agency to pursue a career in film-making.

 

Adam & Eve/DDB puts brakes on Kwik Fit relationship

Adam & Eve/DDB has told Kwik Fit it will not seek to renew its contract with the car maintenance specialist when its contract ends later this year.

 

Meerkats return to Africa for Comparethemarket campaign

Comparethemarket.com's meerkat mascots take their adopted son back to his African roots in a campaign from the insurance comparison website.

 

Allianz Group moves global account to Ogilvy

Allianz Group, Europe's largest insurer, is set to move its global advertising account to Ogilvy Group following a pitch process.

 

Adam & Eve/DDB creates Polo ad for amorous elephant

Adam & Eve/DDB has created a tactical ad for VW following this week's news that an elephant had used a Polo model to ease its sexual frustration.

 

TCP brand-owner Omega Pharma calls ad review

Omega Pharma, the over-the-counter healthcare company, has put its UK advertising up for pitch.

 
 

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