Lottery winner Allwyn starts agency search

UK National Lottery winner Allwyn is already touring London’s larger agencies according to reports. Allwyn, aka Czech operator Sazka, takes over the lottery from long-term holder Camelot in 2024. Camelot’s account is with adam&eveDDB. To a large degree such big ...

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Omnicom Group makes an ‘orderly’ exit from Russia

The last of the top five holding companies, Omnicom, has announced that it is withdrawing from Russia. A statement from the group says that it is working with local partners to dispose of all of its investment positions in the ...

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BETC Paris finds surprising magic in Norauto’s repair shop

Bit much when you have to justify driving but it seems to be a preoccupation in France anyway with Renault’s recent offering and now BETC Paris for car maintenance chain Norauto – with a new “sustainable” brand platform. More practically ...

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AA report: UK ad exports back to pre-pandemic £11.7bn

The UK’s Advertising Association has published its UK Advertising Exports Report 2022 showing that international trade in UK advertising and market research services was worth £11.7bn in 2020, reaching the same level as the pre-pandemic conditions of 2019. This brings ...

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Dentsu finally joins exodus from Russia

Dentsu International has joined WPP, Interpublic and Publicis Groupe in acting in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine, in its case transferring ownership of its joint venture operations to Russian partners (without specifying who they are.) Dentsu also has 500 ...

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WARC names 2021 creative and media top award winners

WARC, which tracks awards results, has given its 2021 Creative 100 network award to WPP’s Ogilvy for the second year in succession. Ogilvy’s success, once again, was fuelled by the David agency’s work for Burger King. Top campaign was AMV ...

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Walkers tells us to cut out the ‘f’word (fine) for Comic Relief

Ruby Wax, comedian and mental health campaigner, fronts up a Comic Relief campaign for Walkers Crisps that focuses on mental health and encourages us not to bottle up our emotions by using the “F” word – fine – in response ...

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Samsung and Mother bring a comic twist to high fashion

Samsung UK is adding a series of six films by Mother London to mark its partnership with the British Fashion Council, showcasing the key features of the Galaxy S22 Series. The films feature designer Charles Jeffrey of fashion label Loverboy, who ...

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