Ogilvy & Mather London, Mother London and 4Creative all won Gold Lions this evening, as UK companies took home 22 Lions, ten more than last year.More
1. Sue Unerman The brains behind the brawn of Group M s leading media shop, MediaCom s Unerman tops this list for the second successive year as her impact and influence on the business remain second to none. Her work around behavioural economics co...
1. Mark Collins Collins remains the industry s most significant media buyer following the collapse of the Publicis/Omnicom merger. The Group M operation that he spearheads still controls at least a third of all the UK s trackable media spend. He st...
1. The Pilion Trust, fuck the poor The Pilion Trust charity launched a multi-award-winning campaign in which a man attempted to shock people into donating by walking around London wearing a sign reading: "Fuck the poor." The man was filmed inciti...
1. Lucy Jameson The surfeit of senior planning talent created by the merger of Adam Eve and DDB UK proved to be Grey London s gain. Jameson has played a key role in the transformation of the agency since joining from DDB UK in 2012. The robust st...
1. Ben Priest, Ben Tollett and Emer Stamp Adam Eve/DDB s wunderkinds knock Bartle Bogle Hegarty s Nick Gill off the top spot a perch he has occupied for the past three years. In addition to a barnstorming performance at Cannes that lifted the m...
The outstanding leaders of the UK's media agencies in 2014 revealed.
With lots of money coming in and tremendous creative work going out, Grey has completed a remarkable transformation many in the industry thought unimaginable only a few years ago.
Quality work from new signings, old hands chipping in and an eye-catching return to form by its star player saw the production company back on top - and all without a Christmas ad in sight.
Strategic acquisitions to improve its offering, $1 billion worth of new business and some innovative partnerships with tech giants resulted in a strong performance from Starcom MediaVest Group.
Placing its faith in Beats has paid off handsomely for the London outpost of the US digital giant, but quality work for Heineken, Google and Unilever illustrated the agency's strength in depth.
That the magic created at an independent start-up was recreated so quickly in a marcoms leviathan is some feat. No doubt all the clients and juries who sided with the agency in 2014 would agree.
The drinks giant's advertising certainly didn't want for style this year. But arguably outshining even David Beckham and Jude Law was a rather lower-profile band of sophisticates from the Congo.
The dreamy 'the wonderful everyday' campaign included multichannel activity reinforcing the retailer's message that its products can help people live harmoniously and sustainably.
John Tylee reviews a year that will be remembered for the failed mega-merger, long-term relationships that moved on and goodbyes that came too soon.
Save The Children has hired SapientNitro for a major digital transformation project.
Forgive the reference to Mad Men, but a sub-plot in this final series prompted a then-versus-now train of thought.
Leo Burnett Change picked up the Grand Prix at the DMA Awards last night for its "second chance" campaign for Business in the Community.
Harvey Nichols is again subverting the traditional seasonal sentiment in its 2014 Christmas campaign and follow-up to last year's "sorry, I spent it on myself".
Ami Hasan, the chairman of the Scandinavian agencies Hasan & Partners and Perfect Fools, has called on industry leaders to speak out "against the shady practices" in awards judging.
Bartle Bogle Hegarty London has lured the Brazilian executive creative directors behind Dove's "real beauty sketches" to join as creative directors.
McCann London has hired Joe Koprowski and Peter Browse, a creative team from BMB.
The dark evenings of autumn have already consigned the dog days of Cannes to a distant, and slightly D Ott-addled, warm and fuzzy memory. They also mark the time for Campaign to hunker down in an artificially lit room and collectively reflect on a ...
"Write the Future" is one of the most successful Nike football campaigns, and it reveals how footballers have the chance to become legends during the World Cup. It envisages the glittering futures of football stars such as Wayne Rooney, Christiano Ro...
Diageo s Guinness campaign stars the Sapeurs, the society of elegant persons of the Congo in the Congolese capital Brazzaville. The Sapeurs are ordinary working men, who, after a day s work, transform into refined gentlemen in vibrant suits, braces...
A man in Australia has become what is believed to be the first person convicted of sex offences as a result of the lauded "Sweetie" campaign.
VCCP London has expanded its creative department by hiring BMB's Christopher Keatinge and Havas Chicago's Tom Houser as a creative team.
Is London once again a regional centre of creative excellence? It's an optimistic (and therefore attractive enough) theory that was put to me by one buoyant agency chief executive recently.
UK agencies are set to dominate the Grand Clio Awards this year, after winning five of the ten categories up for grabs.
The BBDO worldwide chief executive has long seemed destined for even greater things, Claire Beale writes. Yet, after ten years at the helm, Andrew Robertson still sounds like a man consumed by the job at hand.
The actor, singer, and producer - nicknamed The Hoff, is set to close the show at the IAB's tenth anniversary Engage: We've Only Just Begun conference on 15 October.
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