DM agency news & analysis
Ascot, the horse racing course, has appointed Antidote as its creative agency after competitive pitch.
Morrisons has hired Tribal Worldwide, London as its digital agency of record, ahead of the launch of its first e-commerce service next year.
Rapp, the Omnicom data and direct marketing agency, has boosted its strategy department with three new hires, including the former Lida data planner Tina Christison.
Blue Cross, the animal charity, has hired M&C Saatchi Group to its integrated account following a completive pitch process.
CHI & Partners and its affiliates have formed a holding company called The&Partnership that is backed by WPP.
SapientNitro has appointed Trefor Thomas, the co-founder and executive creative director of integrated agency Brand Advocate, as a creative director.
Partners Andrews Aldridge has been named as the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's CRM agency after a contested pitch.
Majestic Wine is reviewing its customer relationship marketing account.
Omnicom, the owner of the BBDO and OMD networks, has reported pre-tax profits of $336.6 million (£210.7 million) in the three months to the end of September, down three per cent year on year, despite the UK reporting 7.5 per cent organic revenue grow...
Moneysupermarket.com, the price comparison website, is in the early stages of discussing a CRM brief with agencies.
CHI & Partners has acquired a majority stake in independent PR agency Halpern for an undisclosed sum as it looks to expand the services it offers to its clients.
JWT London has picked up the CRM business for Lastminute.com after a competitive pitch.
Engine has posted pre-tax profits of £700,000 for the 2012 financial year, a notable improvement on the previous year's performance when the group lost £3.2 million.
M&C Saatchi has reported revenue of £87.14 million in the first six months of 2013, up 5.2 per cent year on year after UK revenues rose eight per cent, led by CRM and mobile.
WPP has overhauled its remuneration committee with the appointment of three new non-executive directors, including a new chairman of the committee in Dr John Hood.
Fiona Scott, the managing director of Elvis, has left the agency after just six months in the role.
Blast Radius has acquired fellow Wunderman brand experience agency These Days Amsterdam in a deal that will add 30 to 40 per cent to the shop's top line.
WPP and Publicis Groupe have reported the highest increase in pre-tax profits of the major holding groups in the first half of 2013.
Comparethemarket.com has hired Lida to handle its CRM account after a pitch.
WPP, the holding group of Ogilvy & Mather and MediaCom, reported pre-tax profits of £427.1 million in the first half of 2013, up 19.4 per cent year on year, led by advertising and media investment management.
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