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Homebase, the home and garden retailer, has ditched the shipping containers that have featured in its ads for the past two years in favour of showing a family transforming their home and garden.
Sofaworks, the sofa retailer previously called CSL, has signed a sponsorship deal for the high-profile TV show 'Gogglebox', ahead of its return in a new Friday night slot on 7 March.
Sir Michael Parkinson, the former talkshow host, has signed a deal with Waitrose to host a series of shows on the supermarket's online TV channel in the spring.
DFS has kicked off a search for an agency to handle a brand strategy brief.
News that The Co-operative Group has rolled out an online customer feedback survey to help develop future brand positioning signifies that the organisation is becoming more agile in the way it formulates products and services.
B&Q is on the hunt for a digital agency as part of the marketing overhaul that saw it replace Karmarama with WCRS on its advertising account.
The UK is a brand bazaar with overseas visitors coming here in huge numbers to take advantage of tax-free shopping opportunities and buy goods from the likes of Burberry and Barbour, which even at full price are typically 30 per cent cheaper than bac...
Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose join Carphone Warehouse and Coppafeel, the breast cancer charity, with tactical ads positioned in today's newspapers.
Mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse is putting an ad in national and regional newspapers that offers readers a crafty alternative to buying flowers for your Valentine.
Isme, the women's online and catalogue shopping brand owned by Shop Direct, has appointed St Luke's to its £12 million advertising business.
The Huffington Post UK, AOL's news and opinion site, has formed a partnership with digital out-of-home specialist, Outdoor Plus to provide news "on the move" throughout shopping centre sites.
Lidl, the budget supermarket, is asking couples across Europe to kiss in front of its special Valentine's Day app in order to win prizes.
Habitat, part of Home Retail Group, has hired Portas, the agency founded by Mary Portas, to its creative account.
Morrisons is to launch an ad campaign starring its brand ambassadors Ant and Dec alongside real Morrisons employees.
Ongoing investment in digital outdoor sites has helped the sector to build on the highs of the London 2012 Olympics and achieve unexpected growth of 2% in 2013.
The retailer put social media at the heart of its festive campaign to both draw in and then re-engage with customers.
Forget the Year of the Horse - London's mayor, Boris Johnson, this week declared 2014 to be the "Year of the Bus" in the capital. A clear threat in the glamour stakes to Rio's World Cup.
Notonthehighstreet.com is holding a pitch to find a creative agency.
As the social media network prepares to celebrate ten years, Arif Durrani asks if an ageing user base spells trouble.
Wilkinson, the household goods chain, has appointed TBWA\Manchester to create its 2014 ad campaign and Manning Gottlieb OMD to handle its media planning and buying.
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