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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.

 

Jack Daniel's owner kicks off global media review

Brown-Forman, the spirits giant, is reviewing its $100 million (£60.1 million) global media account.

 

Media business rankings

15 August: MEC remains in first position in the media table.

 

Of course media agencies can do content marketing - it's a natural step for us

What is the role of today s "media" agencies? One topic that has arisen is whether they have the credibility, capability or creativity to be serious players in the area of "content marketing". I see it as a natural evolution. Our role has always be...

 

Jimmy Doherty gets taste for South African wine in C4 partnership

Nederburg, the Distell-owned South African wine brand, will launch its first UK TV campaign in September, starring the presenter and farmer Jimmy Doherty.

 

Channel 4 hires Carat's Adrian English in trading role

Channel 4 has hired Adrian English, the head of media investment at Carat, in the newly-created role of group investment lead.

 

Media business rankings

1 August: The7stars breaks into the top five after winning 2 Sisters Food Group.

 

ITV's Adam Crozier: 'Work to be done' after losing out to C4 during World Cup

Adam Crozier, chief executive of ITV, has admitted there is "work to be done" to boost viewers after being outperformed for share of commercial impacts (SOCI) by Channel 4, despite its World Cup coverage last month.

 

Record entries for Media Week Awards 2014: meet the judges

This year's Media Week Awards have attracted a record number of 563 entries from the UK's most innovative media companies.

 

Rapp awarded full-service business for Cigna

Rapp has been awarded the creative, media and data accounts for Cigna Insurance Services in the UK, following a three-way pitch.

 

Maxus confirmed as world's fastest growing media agency

Maxus is the world's fastest growing media agency network over the last five years, while sibling MediaCom continues to be the biggest followed by Carat, according to agency evaluators Recma.

 

Clarification: Omnicom not late to the government review

Campaign is pleased to clarify that Omnicom Media Group is on the government media buying shortlist and did not apply late to any part of the pitch process, handled by the Crown Commercial Service.

 

Google partners MediaCom for global training initiative

Google and MediaCom are teaming up to develop a global training programme called Mobile Ignition, to set a "mobile first" mindset among the agency's staff.

 

Howard Bareham leaves Mindshare for UTV Media after 15 years

Howard Bareham, the head of radio at Mindshare and GroupM, is to take the role of commercial development director at UTV Media (GB) ending 15 years at the WPP agency.

 
 

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