Ad agency news & analysis
Ogilvy & Mather London has appointed André Laurentino, currently TBWA/London's global creative director for McDonald's, as its global executive creative director for Unilever, including Dove and Hellmann's.
Campaign's Agencies of the Year will be revealed in its 2013 Annual, which will be published in print on Thursday 12 December and on the Campaign iPad app tomorrow night.
Virgin Trains has chosen Krow to handle the brand's advertising business and TMW to work on its digital and CRM accounts.
Havas Worldwide London has hired Leo Burnett's head of account management, Emily Somers, as its first managing director.
Barclays is conducting a review of all of its agency relationships in a process managed by Oystercatchers.
View our gallery of highlights from this year' Campaign A List party, including shots of: Steve Hatch, Facebook's incoming UK and Ireland regional director; James Murphy, Adam and Toby Horry, Dare's managing director.
Advertising industry trade bodies have condemned a bid by the pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline to get its agencies to make "bonus" payments to remain on its roster.
KFC, the fast food chain, is releasing a tongue-in-cheek musical ad for Christmas to encourage diners to forget their differences over a bucket of fried chicken.
Droga5 Europe has won a global project for Radox, marking the agency's second piece of new business since it launched earlier this year.
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group has approached agencies ahead of a pitch for Williams & Glyn's, which is set to return to the high street after nearly 30 years.
The total profit generated by UK ad agencies fell by 6 per cent in 2012, after increased staff costs wiped out a 3.5 per cent rise in revenue.
Mattel, the toymaker, has split with Ogilvy & Mather after half a century and has handed its European ad account to Lola.
JWT London has hired Rob Welch and Naz Nazli from WCRS as a senior creative team.
Harvey Nichols, the luxury store, has released a campaign encouraging customers to abandon thoughtful giving and spend as much as possible on themselves this Christmas.
Southern Comfort's "whatever's comfortable - beach" ad was the big winner at the British Arrows Craft Awards 2013 last night, where the Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle briefly appeared to give an award.
Grey Possible, the digital division of Grey London, has hired Hypernaked's Bhavin Pabari and Matt Kemp from Poke, as senior digital strategist and digital strategist respectively.
Dove's "real beauty sketches" by Ogilvy & Mather is this year's most-shared ad, with 4.24 million shares across Facebook, Twitter and blogs in 2013.
William Hill, the bookmaker, is reviewing its £15 million advertising account.
Ooredoo, the Qatar-based telecoms company, is looking for an agency to handle its global ad account.
Havas Worldwide London has ended a six-month search for a new executive creative director by hiring the Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO creative partner Mark Fairbanks.
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