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Sometimes collaboration, not innovation, can be the key to winning campaigns

Media Week Awards entries used to be awash with companies claiming "media firsts". They ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous - from takeovers of Coronation Street to aromatic front covers and microsites for apps. Being first and owning the idea ...

 

Media business rankings

19 September: No changes this week, with MEC remaining at the top.

 

Sorrell warns of Scotland becoming an 'outlier' and the UK 'diminished' by a Yes vote

If Scotland votes yes to independence tomorrow, its major cities would become outliers, London will become more of a competitor for business and the remaining UK will be diminished, warned Martin Sorrell, chief executive and founder of WPP.

 

Dentsu Aegis Network appoints Mark Hollinshead as non-exec director

Dentsu Aegis has appointed former Trinity Mirror chief operating officer, Mark Hollinshead, as a non-executive director for its regional business in the UK.

 

Google responds to questions around online ad effectiveness

There is a reason why digital is the fastest-growing channel, clients just need to ask the right questions of their agency to ensure the best results, says Matt Bush, head of performance agency at Google.

 

Media business rankings

12 September: M/SIX captures Princess Cruises.

 

The loss of the Govt media buying business is sure to be queried by Sorrell

Few would have predicted it - and, be assured, some are still contesting it - but Sir Martin Sorrell's M4C has all but lost the Government's media buying business. This begs the question: how?

 

UM's Nathan Brown to become CEO of PHD USA

PHD Worldwide has appointed Nathan Brown, UM's executive vice president and managing director, as chief executive of PHD USA.

 

Webinar: How to build teams that drive innovation

Find out how to embrace digital change and inspire an innovation-led culture with the right talent strategy with our free webinar on Monday 15 September at 2pm, hosted by The Knowledge Engineers and Brand Republic Jobs, in association with Live Recru...

 

Carat set to snatch £140m Government media buying business from M4C

Dentsu Aegis Network's Carat has snatched the Government's £140 million media buying business from Martin Sorrell's dedicated agency, M4C, pending any official objections.

 

Media business rankings

5 September: Mindshare wins Slater & Gordon, while MediaCom climbs up the league after landing Hillarys.

 

Havas confirms King's Cross move

Havas has confirmed it will be moving all of its London agencies into a single site in King's Cross, after signing a deal for 3 Pancras Square.

 

Vizeum hires MediaCom's Jem Lloyd-Williams to lead innovation

Vizeum has hired the MediaCom managing partner Jem Lloyd-Williams to the newly created role of executive director, product.

 

Havas UK revenue climbs 22% in Q2

Havas has reported income before tax of €94 million (£74.2 million) across the first half of the year, up 5.6 per cent year on year, as UK revenues surged almost 20 per cent in the same period.

 

Andy Jonesco leaves Kinetic

Andy Jonesco, the EMEA chief executive of Kinetic, has left the WPP outdoor agency with immediate effect.

 

Celebrity Cruises opts for Goodstuff

Celebrity Cruises has appointed Goodstuff as its media planning and buying agency, following a four-month competitive pitch process.

 

Mindshare hires ZenithOptimedia's Barry Lee to run global digital team

Mindshare has hired Barry Lee, the managing director at the ZenithOptimedia performance marketing agency Performics, to lead the Mindshare Worldwide Central Team Integrated Digital Hub.

 

WPP's UK revenue surges by 22% but strong pound hits pre-tax profits

WPP, the owner of MediaCom and Ogilvy & Mather, has reported pre-tax profit of £491.1 million in the first half of 2014, up 15.0 per cent year on year, while UK revenues surged by 22 per cent in Q2.

 

Media business rankings

22 August: Starcom MediaVest Group lands P&O Ferries, Arena scoops Merck and Havas Media captures Penguin Random House.

 

VivaKi promotes Geoff Smith to EMEA VP

VivaKi, Publicis Groupe's trading arm, has promoted the UK general manager of its programmatic media platform Audience On Demand (AOD), Geoff Smith, to the newly created role of vice-president of EMEA.

 
 

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