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Claudine Collins, managing director of MediaCom, and Bruce Daisley, managing director of Twitter UK, will take centre stage at the industry's biggest night of the year, as co-chairs of the Media Week Awards 2014.
Bauer Media UK, home to brands including heat, Grazia, Empire, Magic and Absolute Radio, has restructured its commercial operation away from platform led sales into teams focused around clients and agency relationships.
Homebase has signed a three-year deal with BSkyB's customer intelligence arm Sky IQ.
Almost a quarter of shoppers use their mobile phones while waiting outside retail destinations, whereas only three per cent use them while looking at products, according to research from Starcom MediaVest Group.
M&C Saatchi expects its remaining 24.9 per cent stake in Walker Media to quadruple in value, after it sold three quarters of the business to Publicis Groupe for £36 million in November.
Charles Courtier, the global chief executive of MEC, has described the awarding of the $1 billion (£600 million) worldwide media account to his agency as a "life changing win" and "crucially important" to his network, in a missive to staff.
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Vodafone has awarded its estimated £600 million global media planning and buying account to Group M's MEC, with the UK account being run through a 'Team Red Media' unit.
The new global chief operating officer of Fetch talks to Arif Durrani about the mobile shop's entrepreneurial spirit and ambition.
11 April 2014: Starcom MediaVest Group maintains its pole position.
Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, the UK incumbent, has been knocked out of the pan-European review for EDF . BBDO, Havas Worldwide and M C Saatchi pitched earlier this month, with just the last two making the cut. However, it does leave AMV free to compe...
Sajid Javid, the financial secretary to the Treasury and Conservative Party rising star, has replaced Maria Miller as culture secretary, following her resignation over an expenses row.
OMD has been awarded the £21 million UK media planning and buying account for Disney, snatching the business from incumbent Carat and beating Havas Media in the final stage.
WPP's MEC has been awarded the £110 million media planning and buying business for BGL Group, the owner of Comparethemarket.com, after a head-to-head pitch against incumbent ZenithOptimedia.
Carat Manchester has been awarded a portion of the UK Pizza Hut business, taking the media planning and buying account for its restaurants from incumbent Starcom MediaVest Group.
WPP has formed the global Government & Public Sector Practice, utilising its advertising, media, research and campaign evaluation resources to boost its offering to government clients.
Mediacom's sport division has revealed the details of a new set of connected sponsorship tools for clients to select and evaluate sponsorship deals.
UM London has been awarded the £5 million media planning and buying account for Coca-Cola Enterprises, the GB distributor of brands including Appletiser, Fanta and Sprite.
4 April 2014: OMD climbs to joint number two after Manning Gottlieb OMD lands Sony Music Entertainment, while Alpha Century and Goodstuff Communications are new entries.
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