Public services marketing
Few would have predicted it - and, be assured, some are still contesting it - but Sir Martin Sorrell's M4C has all but lost the Government's media buying business. This begs the question: how?
Prime minister David Cameron is expected to appoint Joanna Shields, Tech City's chairman and ambassador, as his digital tsar.
Transport for London has unveiled a major behavioural change campaign to try and get people in the capital to be more considerate of each other when they are on the roads.
The Department for Work and Pensions has called a pitch for a creative agency for the second phase of its benefit fraud and error campaign.
Labour has accused the Government of boosting its communications budget so it can run pro-Conservative campaigns in the run-up to next year's general election.
D&AD awarded a record seven Black Pencils at its awards last week, with gongs for Volvo Trucks "epic split" with Jean-Claude Van Damme by Forsman & Bodenfors as well as one for a gravity-powered light from a UK company.
Alex Aiken, the executive director for government communications, has declined to rule out reviewing the agency rosters chosen under the defunct Government Procurement Service.
Better Together, the cross-party campaign to encourage Scotland to vote against independence, is holding last-ditch talks to find an advertising agency as it seeks to shore up support ahead of the September referendum.
ISBA, the advertising trade body, has welcomed the appointment of Sajid Javid as secretary of state for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and praised his "strong business background".
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.
Campaign loves Richard Young, magician. Here's why.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has appointed Engine to handle its workplace pensions activity.
The government plans to strengthen relationships with agencies and rigorously evaluate campaign spending under the new centralised Government Communications Service launched today.
The Home Office's "go home or face arrest" billboard has been banned after the ad watchdog upheld complaints that it was misleading.
Unite is poking fun at the wealth of the Coalition Government in a poster ad created by TBWA\London to coincide with the Conservative Party Conference.
Wretch 32, the rapper, and the spoken-word performer George the Poet, star in a film and online game for Network Rail as part of a bid to reduce the number of people accidently hurt or killed on train tracks.
Change4Life, the Government's flagship public health campaign, has issued a tender through the Government Procurement Service for an advertising agency.
Make no mistake: advertising, however you define it, is phenomenally powerful.
BBH London picked up three of the UK's five awards in the Promo & Activation Lions, taking home Gold, Silver and Bronze Lions for its work for Axe (known as Lynx in the UK).
The Post Office will push its holiday services in a print, outdoor and online campaign launching next week.
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