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Arena wins £4m Seven Seas owner Merck Consumer Health account

Arena has won the £4 million media business for Merck Consumer Health, owner of Seven Seas and Hailborange, currently handled by MEC Manchester.

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My Media Week: James Chandler

This week, James Chandler, global mobile director, Mindshare launches the agency's wearable tech unit in NYC, presents to his 'Mobile Mum and Dad' at Facebook and tries to get the skinny on the iPhone 6.

 

LinkedIn buys B2B marketing service Bizo for $175m

LinkedIn, the world's biggest online professional network service, has acquired a marketing services specialist Bizo for a reported deal valued around $175 million (£103m).

 

The first data World Cup: Why we knew Mario Balotelli would trend

Talk of having just experienced the first social World Cup is a misnomer, what we've really just seen is the first data World Cup, says Jeremy Pounder, client director at Mindshare.

 

Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock helps BBC Worldwide return £173.8m to BBC

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, generated sales of £1.04bn in the year to 31 March, propelled by the international licensing of top shows Sherlock, Top of the Lake and Doctor Who.

 

I wish I'd made...12 Years A Slave

Gerry Human, the chief creative officer of Ogilvy & Mather London, explains why he wishes he had created the Oscar-winning film '12 Years A Slave'.

 

Omnicom promotes Peter Sherman to lead innovation and collaboration

Peter Sherman, an executive vice president at Omnicom, has been appointed as the holding group's executive vice president for innovation and cross-agency collaboration.

 

Publicis Groupe UK revenue hit by retail and Blackberry

Publicis Groupe has reported its UK revenue declined by almost 2 per cent in Q2 2014, following reductions in the retail sector and the impact of the decline of the phone manufacturer Blackberry.

 

Sponsors congratulate Rory McIlroy on Open triumph

Nike, Omega and Bose were among the brands to congratulate Rory McIlroy, the Northern Irish golfer, on winning the Open yesterday afternoon.

 

IPG reports 'solid' second quarter with 14% pre-tax profit boost

Interpublic Group's income before income taxes was $168.6 million in the second quarter of 2014, up 14.0 per cent year on year.

 

Forbes family sells Forbes Media after 97 years

The Forbes family has sold a "majority stake" in its US and global publishing company Forbes Media to a group of international investors, ending a 97-year dynasty started by Bruce Forbes.

 

Campaign Viral Chart: New Yorkers nod to Derek Jeter

Nike has made it to the top spot of this week's Campaign Viral Chart with a celeb-packed 90-second spot featuring Jay-Z, Tiger Woods and Michael Jordon.

 

The MAA view on the IPA Bellwether Report

Scott Knox, the managing director of the Marketing Agencies Associations, gives his view on the IPA Bellwether report.

 

Molson Coors reviews global media

Molson Coors, which owns the Carling, Coors Light and Cobra beer brands, is reviewing its international media planning and buying business, including the £22 million UK account.

 

Mercedes 'chicken' crowned best car ad of the year by Auto Express

Mercedes-Benz's ad featuring a dancing chicken was last night named as the best car ad campaign of the year by Auto Express, while a banned Jaguar ad came in second place.

 

Time Warner rebuffs $80bn offer from Rupert Murdoch

Time Warner has confirmed it rejected an $80 billion (£46.7 billion) takeover offer from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox.

 

Yahoo's Mayer: 'We are not satisfied with our Q2 results'

Two years after Marissa Mayer became chief executive at Yahoo, sluggish advertising revenues still continue to dog the internet company, leading to its worst quarterly performance since she took over.

 

Lionel Messi was 'the most talked-about footballer' on social media

Argentine player Lionel Messi was the most talked-about footballer on social media during the World Cup, according to research by Hootsuite's analytics tool UberVu.

 

Heineken offers location-based nightlife tips on Twitter

Heineken has launched a Twitter-based tool that offers nightlife recommendations, based on an algorithm that calculates which experiences are popular in real-time.

 

Coca-Cola most popular World Cup sponsor on social media

Coca-Cola has become the most successful World Cup sponsor on social media, reaching 85 million Facebook fans and having the most follows on Twitter.

 

Marlboro-owner looks for social media agency

Philip Morris International (PMI), the company that owns Marlboro cigarettes, has approached agencies to discuss its international social media arrangements.

 
 

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