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30 July 2014

  • 01:38PM
  • News
MHP owner Engine set to confirm £100m sale to Lake Capital

MHP owner Engine set to confirm £100m sale to Lake Capital

Engine Group, the owner of PR firms MHP Communications and Mischief and ad agency WCRS, is set to confirm its sale to private equity group Lake Capital later today.

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  • 01:20PM
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Jerry Wright explains the changes to regional newspaper figures

Jerry Wright explains the changes to regional newspaper figures

How did the recent changes to ABC's Regional Publication reporting come about and why were they introduced? ABC's chief executive Jerry Wright explains.

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  • 01:00PM
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Manning Gottlieb OMD lands HMRC account

Manning Gottlieb OMD lands HMRC account

HM Revenue & Customs has appointed Manning Gottlieb OMD to handle its media planning and communications channel strategy.

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  • 12:00PM
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Nationwide positions itself as 'people-led' in new campaign

Nationwide positions itself as 'people-led' in new campaign

Nationwide is launching a major integrated advertising campaign highlighting what it believes differentiates it from other financial services brands - its people and customer service.

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  • 12:00PM
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My Media Week: Jon Slade

My Media Week: Jon Slade

This week, Jon Slade, commercial director, global digital advertising and insight, Financial Times, readies the FT's new attention-based CPM alternative - engaged time

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  • 12:00PM
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CMO Q&A: Mary Daily, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

CMO Q&A: Mary Daily, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Mary Daily, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, speaks about authentic storytelling and digital format challenges.

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  • 11:30AM
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Tourism Santa Fe retains Lou Hammond for PR

Tourism Santa Fe has retained Lou Hammond & Associates as its PR agency partner following a competitive review involving 15 firms.

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  • 11:28AM
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Rapp awarded full-service business for Cigna

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.

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  • 11:15AM
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Why 2014 won't be the year of mobile advertising

Why 2014 won't be the year of mobile advertising

It's been the year of mobile every year since 2008, but recent reports suggest we've finally made it.

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  • 11:10AM
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Twitter's Q2 results, and three other things for PR pros to know Wednesday

Twitter's Q2 results, and three other things for PR pros to know Wednesday

Twitter's strong quarter; Instagram's new app; India's e-commerce boom

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  • 11:00AM
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Chipotle continues to innovate with Twitter and Facebook mystery URL promo

Chipotle continues to innovate with Twitter and Facebook mystery URL promo

Mexican food chain Chipotle UK has promised to give away 14,000 burritos over the course of seven days in August, in a promotion driven by Facebook and Twitter.

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  • 10:37AM
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Forest slams ASA decision on DoH smoking ad claims

Forest slams ASA decision on DoH smoking ad claims

Smoking rights campaign group Forest has clashed with the Advertising Standards Authority and the Department of Health over claims in a television ad that smoking can cause "mutations" in the body.

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  • 10:36AM
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Forest slams ASA decision on DoH smoking ad claims

Forest slams ASA decision on DoH smoking ad claims

Smoking rights campaign group Forest has clashed with the Advertising Standards Authority and the Department of Health over claims in a television ad that smoking can cause "mutations" in the body.

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  • 10:30AM
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Usain Bolt accuses journalists of lies after Commonwealth Games 'gaffe'

Usain Bolt accuses journalists of lies after Commonwealth Games 'gaffe'

Superstar sprinter Usain Bolt has sought to deflect a media storm after he was reported to have said the Commonwealth Games were "a bit shit".

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  • 09:58AM
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ITV pre-tax profits soar 40% to £250m

ITV pre-tax profits soar 40% to £250m

ITV's pre-tax profit was £250 million in the first six months of 2014, a whopping increase of 40 per cent.

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  • 09:45AM
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Unilever seeks to integrate global digital roster

Unilever seeks to integrate global digital roster

Unilever is understood to be revamping its global digital roster, as part of a strategy to build its integrated agency network.

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  • 09:39AM
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Parker Fitzgerald hires Capital MSL as financial players face growing regulation

Parker Fitzgerald hires Capital MSL as financial players face growing regulation

Management consultancy Parker Fitzgerald has hired Capital MSL to handle its corporate PR as it seeks to take advantage of increasingly regulated financial markets.

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  • 09:32AM
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Twitter's Q2 ad revenues grow 129% to $277m

Twitter's Q2 ad revenues grow 129% to $277m

Twitter has beaten analysts' expectations and boosted Q2 revenues by 124% year on year to $312m (£184m), although the social network made a loss of $145m (£86m), up from $42m (£28m) in 2013.

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  • 09:30AM
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Diageo recruits Facebook's Nicola Mendelsohn as non-exec

Diageo recruits Facebook's Nicola Mendelsohn as non-exec

Diageo has appointed Facebook vice-president EMEA Nicola Mendelsohn as a non-executive director, hoping that her digital and agency-side experience will help it drive its online marketing strategy.

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  • 09:22AM
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Government leaves Unity vacancy unfilled

Government leaves Unity vacancy unfilled

The Government will not be replacing Unity on its PR roster following the agency quitting in protest at what it dubbed a "fundamentally flawed" system.

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  • 09:03AM
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Lanzarote resort appoints Weber Shandwick to attract UK tourists

Lanzarote resort appoints Weber Shandwick to attract UK tourists

The Dream Gran Castillo Resort in Lanzarote has brought in Weber Shandwick's Manchester office following a three-way pitch.

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  • 09:00AM
  • Opinion
Joanne Gray's Secret Work Weapon? Be strict with email

Joanne Gray's Secret Work Weapon? Be strict with email

Joanne Gray, marketing director at TOMY Europe, follows a strict email strategy and listens to audio books on her commute to combat stress.

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  • 09:00AM
  • Opinion
The Social Brand outlines 'Bank Account' model for modern marketing success

The Social Brand outlines 'Bank Account' model for modern marketing success

Patrick Kalotis, head of marketing and innovation at PepsiCo Europe, reviews The Social Brand.

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  • 08:57AM
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Irresponsible Jägermeister TV spot banned

Irresponsible Jägermeister TV spot banned

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that The Red Brick Road's "journey to surf" spot for Jägermeister was irresponsible, following complaints by the Youth Alcohol Advertising Council.

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  • 08:57AM
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DigitasLBi boosts strategy team with McCann London hire

DigitasLBi boosts strategy team with McCann London hire

DigitasLBi has boosted its strategy team with the appointment of Harry Pugsley, a planning partner at McCann London, as creative strategy director.

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  • 08:52AM
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Popcorn PR wins Old Speckled Hen brief

Popcorn PR wins Old Speckled Hen brief

The brewer of Old Speckled Hen is turning to consumer PR to generate sales of the ale after appointing Popcorn PR

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  • 08:00AM
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Lori Cunningham out in Telegraph reshuffle

Lori Cunningham out in Telegraph reshuffle

Lori Cunningham, director of digital revenues at Telegraph Media Group, is believed to be another high-profile departure at the publisher.

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  • 08:00AM
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Maxus confirmed as world's fastest growing media agency

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.

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  • 08:00AM
  • Opinion
Always a bit at work, always a bit not at work - understanding the new 'third state'

Always a bit at work, always a bit not at work - understanding the new 'third state'

The blurring of lines between leisure and work poses a challenge to marketers, writes Alex Hesz, director of digital at Adam & Eve/DDB.

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  • 08:00AM
  • News Analysis
Why the marketing director is here to stay - despite what P&G may think

Why the marketing director is here to stay - despite what P&G may think

As Procter & Gamble makes the job title a thing of the past, Kim Benjamin asks whether marketing directors are becoming an endangered species

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  • 08:00AM
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Jude Law dance routine wins a boat in Johnnie Walker short

Jude Law dance routine wins a boat in Johnnie Walker short

Two rich men, played by Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini, drink whisky on a yacht in the Caribbean and have a gentlemanly wager. Cue the action switching to London, where Law ends up dancing in a dusty, disused theatre.

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  • 08:00AM
  • Feature
Meet Generation Z, the tech timebomb set to change marketing forever

Meet Generation Z, the tech timebomb set to change marketing forever

Technology is rapidly becoming public enemy number one among some parents, and brands should be forewarned, writes Nicola Kemp.

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  • 09:00AM
  • Opinion
Does the practice of mindfulness have a place in the corporate world?

Does the practice of mindfulness have a place in the corporate world?

Businesses in all sectors are starting to pay attention to the positive effect mindfulness can have on employees' health and wellbeing, and its potential benefits to the bottom line.

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