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Omar Oakes is the news editor for Campaign. Contact him at omar.oakes@haymarket.com or 020 8267 4330. 

Omnicom posts strong UK growth but global revenue dips 2%
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Omnicom posts strong UK growth but global revenue dips 2%

Omnicom's UK organic revenue growth gathered pace in the second quarter of 2017, exceeding 9% year on year, as exchange rate movements drove a decline in its global revenue.

Publicis Groupe holds 3% organic growth in Europe
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Publicis Groupe holds 3% organic growth in Europe

Publicis Groupe has praised strong organic growth of 7.8% in the UK for the first half of the year, as the French advertising giant's half-year performance was marred by legacy issues in the US.

Aardman and Independent Films launch joint production offer
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Aardman and Independent Films launch joint production offer

Aardman Studios and Independent Films are joining forces to offer a combined live action and animated video offer for clients with tight budgets.

Volkswagen talks to shops amid car-finance fears
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Volkswagen talks to shops amid car-finance fears

Volkswagen UK hopes to allay consumer fears that the car industry could go through its own version of the sub-prime loans crisis as it begins agency talks to simplify its finance marketing.

MullenLowe Group in talks to buy creative agency 101
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MullenLowe Group in talks to buy creative agency 101

MullenLowe Group is set to acquire independent creative shop 101.

AMV BBDO snatches creative teams from BBH and W&K
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AMV BBDO snatches creative teams from BBH and W&K

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has hired two creative duos from Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Wieden & Kennedy to bolster its creative department.

Possible CEO Atchison takes CMO role at software 'unicorn' Domo
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Possible CEO Atchison takes CMO role at software 'unicorn' Domo

Shane Atchison, the global chief executive of Possible, is joining computer software company Domo as its chief marketing officer.

Bellwether: marketers' optimism at lowest level for four years
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Bellwether: marketers' optimism at lowest level for four years

Marketers' optimism regarding companies' financial prospects are at their lowest level for four-and-a-half years, despite UK marketing budgets being expanded, compared to three months ago.

Spark Foundry turns to Antoniades to drive global growth
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Spark Foundry turns to Antoniades to drive global growth

Spark Foundry, the recently renamed media agency previously known as Mediavest Spark, has appointed Publicis Groupe veteran John Antoniades to drive global growth outside of the US.

Brothers and Sisters promotes Flack and Willmer as joint ECDs
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Brothers and Sisters promotes Flack and Willmer as joint ECDs

Brothers and Sisters has promoted creative directors Will Flack and Aaron Willmer as joint executive creative directors.

Mr Bean to welcome tourists to London in mobile phone game
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Mr Bean to welcome tourists to London in mobile phone game

Mr Bean, the buffoonish alien sitcom character played by Rowan Atkinson in the 90s, is the face of a new mobile phone game to attract tourists to London.

Creative Industries Federation launches drive to support freelance workforce
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Creative Industries Federation launches drive to support freelance workforce

New measures to support "ignored or poorly served" creative freelancers have been unveiled by the Creative Industries Federation.

Pablo hires six from Fallon, Mother and Wieden & Kennedy
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Pablo hires six from Fallon, Mother and Wieden & Kennedy

Pablo has made six creative and account management hires from Fallon, Mother and Wieden & Kennedy following several major account moves this year.

Gaby Bell quits as M&C Saatchi strategy chief
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Gaby Bell quits as M&C Saatchi strategy chief

Gaby Bell is leaving M&C Saatchi as chief strategy officer to start a new communications venture.

Ikea parodies wildlife documentary for 'relax into greatness' launch ad
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Ikea parodies wildlife documentary for 'relax into greatness' launch ad

Ikea's new integrated campaign urges people to "relax into greatness" and features a lion as the star of the launch ad, which breaks on TV this weekend.

MullenLowe Group buys Salt to 'smash together' PR and advertising
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MullenLowe Group buys Salt to 'smash together' PR and advertising

MullenLowe Group has acquired PR and strategic comms agency Salt as it adds public relations to its "hyperbundled" offering in the UK and Asia.

Primesight retains UK's biggest roadside outdoor contract
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Primesight retains UK's biggest roadside outdoor contract

Primesight has retained the £125m Network Rail contract for roadside advertising panels for another seven years.

Pernod Ricard names Ainsworth as UK marketing director
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Pernod Ricard names Ainsworth as UK marketing director

Philip Ainsworth, the marketing director of Pernod Ricard vodka brand Wyborowa, has been promoted to lead the company's UK marketing.

M&S reports slowing decline of clothing sales
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M&S reports slowing decline of clothing sales

Marks & Spencer has reported a smaller drop in its struggling non-food sales division for the first quarter of 2017.

Citroën shifts global ad account into BETC
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Citroën shifts global ad account into BETC

BETC Paris has been awarded the global advertising account for Citroën and will create a bespoke unit called Traction to service the business.