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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.

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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.

 

Creative partner Will Awdry leaves Ogilvy & Mather

Will Awdry, the creative partner at Ogilvy & Mather, is stepping down from his role at the WPP agency after eight years.

 

Gogglebox to feature in new John Lewis ad

John Lewis has signed a deal with Channel 4 to incor­porate the reality TV show Gogglebox into this year's Christmas campaign.

 

Superdrug creative pitch riles agencies

Agencies have hit out at Superdrug after the retailer asked them to present work in their first meeting.

 

Pitch Update

The BBC has shortlisted agencies including Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Saatchi & Saatchi and Wieden & Kennedy along with the incumbents, Karmarama and Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, to pitch for its advertising account.

 

D&AD introduces wood and graphite Pencils

D&AD is to introduce wood and graphite Pencils as part of an overhaul of its awards.

 

Sir Martin Sorrell labels Omnicom CFO exit 'bizarre'

Sir Martin Sorrell, the WPP chief executive, has hit out at the recent departure of Omnicom's chief financial officer, Randall Weisenburger, labelling the move "remarkable".

 

ITV warned over condom ad scheduling

ITV has been warned about scheduling condom ads, after it showed a Durex commercial during 'You've Been Framed'.

 
 

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