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Cash Lady, the payday loans firm, has been reprimanded by the ad watchdog for using Kerry Katona's financial difficulties to encourage people to borrow money.
Barclaycard is aiming to attract consumers suffering "offer fatigue" from daily deals providers such as Groupon and Wowcher, with the launch of its "genuinely tailored" new deals brand, Bespoke Offers.
Andy Cairns, the former managing director of Inferno, has resurfaced at Bartle Bogle Hegarty as the strategic business lead in charge of the Barclays account.
MasterCard has launched a digital marketing campaign offering cardholders the chance to watch music star Beyoncé from an up-close VIP area on her UK tour.
Snowbombing, the week-long festival in Mayrhofen, Austria, that brings together music and wintersports, attracted significant support from brands this year.
MasterCard will release a campaign during next week's UEFA Champions League quarter-finals highlighting its role sponsoring player mascots for the first time.
American Express is launching a geo-targeted taxi ad campaign that will show passengers ads relevant to the vehicle's location in London.
Wonga.com and other short-term loan companies are to face restrictions in how they can advertise, under plans announced by the Government today.
Barclaycard global brand director Gary Twelvetree has left the payments brand after nearly a decade.
Telefónica-owned O2 has hired Moneysupermarket.com marketer Paul Troy as it looks to rebuild its marketing team after two high-profile exits.
The pioneering US payments company has an exemplary track record of design and branding innovation.
Peachy.co.uk, the short-term loan company, has appointed Goodstuff Communications and US London to its £2m media planning and buying and creative accounts respectively.
Pounds to Pocket, an online lender offering loans with an APR of 278%, has had its TV ad banned by the UK watchdog for being misleading and socially irresponsible.
Barclaycard has signed a five-year deal to sponsor the annual series of summer events at London's Hyde Park.
Barclaycard has beefed up its marketing team ahead of the launch of its digital marketplace, hiring Virgin Media marketer Chris Bibby to oversee activity backing the roll-out.
MasterCard has recruited pop music artists Rita Ora, Conor Maynard and Delilah to front a campaign promoting the fifteenth year of its sponsorship of The BRIT Awards.
Wonga has partnered with furniture retailer Cotswold to launch a new service, which does not carry the Wonga name, that allows shoppers to borrow money for one-off online purchases.
The loans brand's head of marketing is working to rehabilitate its reputation and position it as a serious financial-services provider with global ambitions.
McCann Erickson is out of the pitch for HSBC's £400m global advertising business, which it said was due to pitching for another unnamed global bank.
The government has unveiled its 'Midata' plan, which aims to revolutionise how consumers access personal information on them held by brands, amid concerns that the initiative is too narrow in its scope.
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