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Claudine Collins and Bruce Daisley to lead Media Week Awards 2014

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 restructures sales team around agencies

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 inks three-year Sky IQ deal for customer insight

Homebase has signed a three-year deal with BSkyB's customer intelligence arm Sky IQ.

 

Shop entrances are hot spots for mobile use, says Starcom

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 Walker Media to quadruple in value

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.

 

MEC boss Courtier hails £600m Vodafone media win as 'life changing'

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.

 

Social photos of the week: Hot admen, James and Joey

A round-up of the best photos from across adland's social web this week.

 

Group M wins Vodafone's £600m media account

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.

 

Grimmer returns to media with global mobile agenda

The new global chief operating officer of Fetch talks to Arif Durrani about the mobile shop's entrepreneurial spirit and ambition.

 

Media business rankings

11 April 2014: Starcom MediaVest Group maintains its pole position.

 

Pitch update: EDF, Smart Meters, Virgin Atlantic, Telefonica

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...

 

Conservative rising star Javid replaces Miller as culture secretary

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 wins £21m UK Disney media account as part of wider EMEA review

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.

 

MEC wins £110m media account for Comparethemarket owner BGL Group

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 takes slice of £11m Pizza Hut media account

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 launches multi-sector practice for government clients

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 reveals full details of sponsorship tools

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 wins £5m Coca-Cola Enterprises media

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.

 

Media business rankings

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.

 

Pitch update: Land Rover's digital and social search, M&S media pitch

Latest news on pitches from M&S, Land Rover, Smart Meters and more.

 
 

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