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Havas Worldwide London has hired Leo Burnett's head of account management, Emily Somers, as its first managing director.
London & Partners, the capital's promotional body, is looking for an agency to create a campaign promoting .london as a domain name.
DLKW Lowe has launched a digital offering called Lowe Epic, with Burger King as its first client.
Iris Worldwide has poached Tribal DDB London's executive creative director, Chris Baylis.
Virgin Trains has chosen Krow to handle the brand's advertising business and TMW to work on its digital and CRM accounts.
Andy Duncan, the managing director of Camelot UK Lotteries, will be the next president of the Advertising Association. He succeeds the BT Group chief executive, Gavin Patterson.
Flybe, the budget airline, has called a review of its estimated £7 million ad account.
Labour MPs have called for an end to ads for "boys' toys" and "girls' toys", claiming that they limit the prospects of girls later in life.
Andrew McGuinness, one of the founders of Beattie McGuinness Bungay, is leaving the agency after eight years as the other founders step back from day-to-day operations.
Barclays is conducting a review of all of its agency relationships in a process managed by Oystercatchers.
The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a beer ad for the Coalition of UK Brewers after finding it broke the rules by implying alcohol made people popular and was important for social success.
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.
The Marketing Agencies Association, whose members include Iris and The Marketing Store, has called for a "crisis summit" to discuss "counterproductive demands" by advertisers.
Sharing of branded video has increased 50-fold since 2006, with Unilever's Dove "real beauty sketches" experiencing close to a 70-fold increase on the brand's most shared ad in 2006 compared to 2013.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has released a series of dramatic posters reconstructing images seen by war photographers, to convey the importance of allowing access to healthcare in conflicts.
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.
Creature London has deepened its relationship with Silver Spoon, picking up work for Crusha.
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.
Confused.com, the insurance comparison website, will launch the first two of its festive ads on Sunday with a spot that features its Brian the Robot character at his first ever Christmas party.
Droga5 Europe has won a global project for Radox, marking the agency's second piece of new business since it launched earlier this year.
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