UKTV, owned by BBC Studios, appoints Havas Entertainment after four-way pitch

Havas Entertainment has won the “eight figure” media account for UKTV, home of channels including Dave, UK Gold, crime channel Alibi, and Yesterday. Omnicom’s Hearts & Science, the incumbent on the business for the last twelve years, repitched alongside Starcom ...

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Philips consolidates creative and media with Omnicom

Philips, now primarily a maker of healthcare kit, has awarded its creative, media and PR business to Omnicom. WPP’s Ogilvy loses creative and Dentsu most of the media business although it retains domestic appliance brands, now owned by private equity. ...

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On-the-move marketing group MSQ weathers pandemic

Rapidly expanding UK-based marcoms group MSQ seems to have survived the pandemic in good shape, reporting a gross profit of £68m and revenue of £93m in the financial year to end February. MSQ’s agencies include Freemavens, Holmes & Marchant, The ...

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Your Uber awaits: Mother puts customers back in the groove

Now that nights out don’t have to happen in freezing cold outdoor spaces and we are free to hug whomever we choose, Uber is back on the radar. Mother is celebrating this with an ad that is mostly about the ...

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Ogilvy names Fiona Gordon, who started as a graduate trainee, as new UK CEO

It’s a traditional Ogilvy success story. Fiona Gordon, who started as a graduate trainee in the 90s and is now UK CEO, has done everything right, building a career at Ogilvy domestically and internationally, yet she’s not currently a familiar ...

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More planet-saving: this time it’s new look Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s is showing somer welcome signs of life under new CEO Simon Roberts. Predecessor Mike Coupe, like so many CFOs who get the top job, was more into deals than marketing. Roberts arrived from Boots, a private equity-driven operation these ...

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Ogilvy raids Deloitte for new CX creative boss

Andy Main’s Ogilvy has raided his old employer Deloitte Digital for a new ECD for CX operation Ogilvy Experience, Kaleeta McDade. McDade was Deloitte’s group experience director at its studios in the US and India. She has also held senior ...

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VCCP forays into summer for Cadbury ice cream

Froneri is the world’s second-biggest ice cream maker after Unilever it seems – based in hardly tropical north Yorkshire – with Nestle as an investor. It’s the ice cream season now in the UK (if it ever stops raining here) ...

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