San Francisco to get WPP co-location campus

WPP is set to open a co-location campus - which will house over 1,000 people from its companies - in San Francisco. WPP will lease a recently redeveloped building located in the south of Market area (SOMA)/finance and technology district. It will feature co-working areas that encourage closer...

30 Aug 2019

Barbie to receive the Clio Brand Icon Award

Barbie will receive the Brand Icon Award at the 60th annual Clio Awards. Mattel's global head of dolls, Lisa McKnight, will accept the accolade on behalf of the brand on stage at the awards ceremony, which will be held at the Manhattan Center in New York City on 25 September 2019. The Clio...

30 Aug 2019

Bill Roden exits General Mills amid its creative review

According to Adweek, General Mills has lost its creative lead, Bill Roden, during its creative review. Roden, the company's director of creative and marketing services, has left in pursuit of a startup opportunity. While the company has wished him well on his endeavour, it has no new information...

29 Aug 2019

Animal Legal Defense Fund takes Tillamook Dairy over co-op claims

Adweek reports that Tillamook has been taken to task over its claim that its products are supplied by small, family farms. The Animal Legal Defense Fund has brought a class-action lawsuit against the Oregon dairy company. The complaint has been filed in the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon on...

29 Aug 2019

Clio to host second Entertainment Creative Fest in Hollywood

The second Clio Entertainment Creative Fest will be held at NeueHouse in Hollywood, Los Angeles on 20 November 2019. Ahead of the Clio Entertainment Awards, the community gathering aims to celebrate entertainment marketing. This year's event will include conversations with creative minds in...

27 Aug 2019

Publicis Groupe acquires Rauxa

According to Adweek, Publicis Groupe has completed its acquisition of independent marketing agency Rauxa. Although the financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, Rauxa's net revenue was around $70m at the time of the acquisition. With the acquisition, Rauxa will become part of Publicis...

20 Aug 2019

Mad Magazine ends after 67 years

DC Entertainment will no longer publish American humour magazine Mad Magazine. Mad originally began as a comic book published by EC Comics and by 1955, it had converted to a monthly magazine consisting of a mix of humour and political satire. Oh No! Mad Magazine is shutting down after 67 years......

5 Jul 2019

What's making headlines in SA?

Acumen Media has collated this week's biggest news stories in South African media. Coming in at 57% of the national conversation, the week's biggest players are Bafana Bafana. The national football team is continuing on at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt by qualifying for the...

5 Jul 2019

General Mills conducts agency reviews

Campaign Live reports that General Mills has launched a review into its creative agency arrangements for a number of its brands. General Mills had appointed Grey London as its lead agency in the United Kingdom in 2015. The review is believed to be part of a regular review of General Mills'...

10 Jan 2018

According to Forbes, Dr Phil rakes in the cash

Channel 24 reports that, according to the latest Forbes highest-paid TV star list, daytime talk show host Dr Phil McGraw is the highest paid TV personality with a reported income of $79m. Forbes magazine indicated that the makeup of these stars' annual earnings may also include income from...

21 Jul 2017

Revlon combines global marketing business with WPP

According to Adweek, Revlon has combined its global advertising business with WPP; Grey has been appointed as its creative agency while MediaCom will continue handling the brand's global media planning and buying duties. The network's New York headquarters will manage the business and its roster,...

21 Jul 2017

10 global new agencies involved in global spotlight on crime in migration

A group of news agencies will be conducting a global spotlight on criminal networks that affect refugees in regions like the Middle East, the Southern Sahara, Europe and the Mediterranean, South and North America, as well as parts of South East Asia. The investigation has launched as part of Minds...

14 Jun 2017

Advertising photogs, submit your entry for The Power of Imagery Award now

Entries for the inaugural Clio and Getty Images The Power of Imagery Award are now open. Submissions are open to creative photography used in digital, out-of-home, and print advertisements. A panel of international creative executives and leaders in photography and advertising will evaluate...

11 May 2017

WPP Digital acquired US-based innovation studio

WPP's digital investment arm WPP Digital has acquired Deeplocal, Inc., an innovation studio, which focuses on product invention, design, and engineering in marketing campaigns based in the US. The acquisition is in line with WPP's investment strategy, aimed at expanding the company's technology,...

28 Apr 2017

Trumping the online brands?

You don't have to be in the US to be fully clued up on the election build-up and presidential campaigning. AdWeek has highlighted Donald Trump's various brand associations and how they've fared during his controversial candidacy thus far. His branded hotels, fragrances, golf courses mean you can...

7 Mar 2016

WPP acquires majority stake in SET Creative

WPP announced that it has acquired a majority stake in SET Management, LLC ("SET Creative"), growing its Branding & Identity group. US-based SET engages consumers with brands through physical experiences in retail stores, pop-up stores, trade shows and live events. SET Creative continues that...

26 Jun 2015

Matthew Bull to close his 'NY shop', Bull-White House

Matthew Bull, formerly of Ogilvy and Lowe and Partners among others in South Africa, will be closing his Bull-White House agency in New York after close-on four years, initially a sister agency to South Africa's FoxP2. The reason? They just weren't creating the head-turning ads he'd envisioned....

15 Jun 2015

Time for a change of 21st Century Fox chief executive

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch, will "step down as chief executive of his media-entertainment conglomerate 21st Century Fox", reports the Business Day BD Live. USA Today adds that Murdoch's move is actually a 'consolidation of family power' as his son James will take on the reins as chief...

12 Jun 2015

Team Ohayo, Dentsu Japan shines brightly at The New York Festivals Torch Awards

The New York Festivals Torch Awards have announced the 2015 Grand-Winning Team at the New York Show. The Torch Award was presented to Team Ohayo, Dentsu Japan for their creative 60-second spot campaign "Origami Paper" for the nonprofit The Project Solution. For more information on the Torch...

5 Jun 2015

Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide's Pablo Del Campo to speak at El Sol Festival

The 30th edition of El Sol, the Spanish and Latin American Advertising Communication Festival will take place in Bilbao from 28 - 30 May 2015. With over 20 countries participating, El Sol gathers the best creativity in Spanish and Portuguese and is the meeting place for all Spanish and Latin...

29 May 2015

Advertisers, listen up: Twitter unveils Audience Insights

According to NextWeb, has unveiled its Audience Insights to detail follower demographics, interests and behaviours. eConsultancy says: "Using audience insights, advertisers can more easily visualise information about the people who are interacting with their brands on Twitter." Click here for...

29 May 2015

Don't be surprised to see your Instagram photos on sale...

The Washington Post reports that someone else can sell your Instagram photos for $90,000. It's not just a possibility - it's just happened. It seems Richard Prince has been 'rephotographing' since the 1970s, with his 'New Portraits' collection at New York's Frieze Art Fair comprising 37...

26 May 2015

Six weeks to get those 2015 CLIO Award entries in...

The 2015 CLIO Awards have extended their entry deadline - for the last time. You now have until 1 July to get your entries in. Click here for more on the entry requirements.

19 May 2015

Shark tweets, scores followers and shark tracking awareness

One way to humanise an otherwise scary creature is to give it a decidedly human name. Another way is to set up an anonymous Twitter account for it, and then to post regular, humorous tweets from the account. That's exactly why a great white shark named Mary Lee suddenly has over 50,000...

18 May 2015

America's top political journalists talk digital at World News Media Congress

WASHINGTON DC, US: Two of America's top political journalists, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, managing editors of Bloomberg Politics, will bring their expertise to a breakfast meeting on 1 June from 8am to 9:30am, titled "Cracking the Digital Code" at the World News Media Congress in Washington,...

8 May 2015

The One Show Young Ones Festival is underway...

The 2015 One Show Young Ones Festival runs this week, from Tuesday, 5 to Friday, 8 May. The first day featured portfolio reviews, the live client pitch competition and the Young Ones award ceremony. Day two sees a continuation of portfolio reviews, and day three will feature live panel...

6 May 2015

Clio Key Art Awards call for entries

The Clio Key Art Awards are known as the original and definitive distinction in creative communications for the entertainment business, globally. Having run since 1971, the Clio Key Art Awards fully became a Clios property in 2015, Staying true to its film industry origins of the past 54...

6 May 2015

Twitter's CFO tackles marketing, too

The Drum calls Twitter's reported appointment of its chief financial officer (CFO), Anthony Noto, to handle its marketing operations, "a surprising twist" in the social media brand's search for its next chief media officer (CMO). But it's The Verge that allegedly broke the news, pointing out that...

6 May 2015

New Bud Light tagline turns off Millennials

The Independent reports that Bud Light has had to apologise for a pro-rape advertising campaign. The campaign, now in its second year, aimed at Millennials and dubbed #UpForWhatever, featured 140-character messages scrolled across the label of the beer bottles. All fair and well, except the...

30 Apr 2015

Political transit ad ban vote in NY

"No political ads please, we're commuting." That's the message you'll get from the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), as it's made the move to ban any political advertising along buses, subways and transit routes in the city. This bold move, put into motion yesterday...

30 Apr 2015

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