Media agency news & analysis
24 May 2013: Changes in the middle of the table as Bartle Bogle Hegarty, WCRS, The Corner, McCann and Isobel all pick up an account each.
24 May 2013: Goodstuff Communications, Mindshare and UM London have all landed new business.
Amazon has moved its global media account into Interpublic Group agency Initiative, after a final pitch against incumbent Mindshare and its sister Group M agency, MediaCom.
Steve Hatch, chief executive of MEC, and Linda Grant, managing director of DMG Media free division, will lead proceedings at the industry's biggest night of recognition as co-chairs of the Media Week Awards 2013.
Goodstuff Communications has picked up the UK media planning and buying business for Diesel TimeFrames, a joint venture between Fossil Watches and Diesel, after a pitch against incumbent Mindshare.
TV ads with augmented reality technology like Blippar can bring disjointed viewers in a family together, according to Jide Sobo, MEC's head of mobile.
17 May 2013: Albion has soared to number three in the league after winning YouView.
17 May 2013: No changes in the media table, with MediaCom still significantly ahead of others.
Arena has been awarded the £15 million consolidated European media planning and buying account for Betfair, following a pitch against Mindshare, Manning Gottlieb OMD and Starcom.
Samsung has struck a product placement deal with The Wanted to feature its Galaxy S4 model phone in the band's latest music video, 'Walks Like Rihanna'.
Marc Mendoza is to stay on at Havas Media group as chairman following the promotion of Paul Frampton to chief executive of the agency.
Fairfx.com, the online foreign exchange service, has appointed MBA and PHD to handle its creative and media accounts as it seeks to compete with rivals like Travelex.
Dyson, the British technology company behind the bag-less vacuum cleaners, has appointed Mindshare to its £120m global media account after a competitive pitch.
9 May 2013: Grey strengthens its number-two position after scooping Gillette, while Saatchi & Saatchi, Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Dare all enter the league with one win each.
9 May 2013: No changes this week in the media table, with MediaCom remaining at the top.
Mercedes-Benz is preparing to review its European media business, currently held by Group M agencies.
Manning Gottlieb OMD has hired Mark Brennan, the head of mobile at Carat, to the same role at the agency, replacing Mark Halliday.
Zurich Insurance Group has awarded its global integrated advertising, media and digital account to Interpublic Group after a pitch.
EDF Energy, the energy company majority owned by the French state, is reviewing its media planning and buying account across Europe.
General Electric (GE), the technology and finance conglomerate, is holding a global multi-agency review of its media arrangements.
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