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Maxus wins Media Agency of the Year 2014

Congratulations to Maxus, five years old in 2014 and winner of Media Week's fiercely contested Agency of the Year last night.

 

PHD wins Media Grand Prix 2014

Omnicom's PHD has won the coveted Media Grand Prix 2014 after claiming no fewer than seven gold awards at the Media Week Awards last night.

 

Media Week Awards 2014 winners to be unveiled tonight

The stage is set for Media Week Awards 2014 tonight, which will be attended by 1,400 members of the UK media industry and hosted by comedian and writer, Russell Kane.

 

Media business rankings

24 October: The7stars lands Save the Children.

 

Philips launches juicer video campaign with Louis Smith

Philips is unveiling an online campaign starring the Olympic gymnast Louis Smith, aimed at encouraging people to ditch bottled juice in favour of making fresh juices at home.

 

ZenithOptimedia loses £200m O2 business to Havas Media without a pitch

Publicis Groupe's ZenithOptimedia's estimated £200 million European media business for O2, including the £50 million account in the UK, has been snatched away from them, following an intervention from Havas Media stakeholder and Vivendi chairman, Vin...

 

Mindshare names Neil Bruce as head of mobile

Mindshare has hired Somo's Neil Bruce as head of mobile, replacing James Chandler, who recently moved into a newly created role as global mobile director for Mindshare.

 

Media business rankings

17 October: The league remains the same this week.

 

Vizeum retains £14m AB InBev in the UK and adds European markets

Anheuser-Busch InBev has consolidated its pan European media within Dentsu Aegis Network, led by Vizeum in the UK, following a six-month review covering nine key markets.

 

Boots replaces stores with giant luxury products in 'order and collect' ad

Boots UK, the health and beauty retailer, has replaced stores in rural towns and villages with giant luxury products in its latest TV ad.

 

Top Shop/Twitter and Women's Aid top Ocean's Art of Outdoor awards

Top Shop/Twitter and the charity Women's Aid were today named overall winners of Ocean's Art of Outdoor Digital Competition, which celebrates pushing the creative boundaries in digital out-of-home advertising.

 

Media business rankings

10 October: No new entries in the media table this week.

 

Media agencies function better to the symphonic sounds of Beethoven

At a recent Omnicom conference, someone said that we need rock bands, not rock stars, to make creative and business sense of the diversifying communications landscape; but I think we need orchestras.

 

SMG creates London Operations Team and raft of promotions

Starcom MediaVest Group UK (SMG) has created a London Operations Team (LOT) tasked with refining and rolling out new board strategies directly into the agency.

 

Media business rankings

3 October: MediaCom, Goodstuff Communications, Vizeum, Havas Media and Maxus all add one account each to their billings.

 

Media business rankings

26 September: Media rankings remain the same this week.

 

Thoughtful Desmond keen to nurture next generation

Starcom MediaVest Group's global chief executive talks to Claire Beale about the need for talent and the new media agency model.

 

My Media Week: Chris Dobson

Chris Dobson, executive chairman at The Exchange Lab prepares for the company's programmatic technology launch and speaking at Spikes Asia, while contemplating how he can live up to some of his inspirational role models.

 

Initiative UK promotes James Temperley to head of broadcast

Initiative has promoted James Temperley, its head of TV, to head of broadcast for Initiative UK.

 

GeoLotto partners Channel 5 for relaunch

GeoLotto, the online map-based lottery game, has entered into a partnership with Channel 5 as a key part of the brand's relaunch.

 
 

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