WPP, Omnicom, Publicis Groupe and IPG's financial year so far, according to Kingston Smith
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WPP, Omnicom, Publicis Groupe and IPG's financial year so far, according to Kingston Smith

WPP remains well ahead of its rivals, according to analysis by Kingston Smith partner Esther Carder.

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube pledge to tackle terror content
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Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube pledge to tackle terror content

The tech companies will team up to help curb the spread of terrorist content online.

General Mills to ax hundreds of jobs and create global CMO role
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General Mills to ax hundreds of jobs and create global CMO role

The food giant eyes new CMO position amid restructuring that will erase up to 600 jobs worldwide.

West End to contribute £11bn to UK's economy by 2020
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West End to contribute £11bn to UK's economy by 2020

London's West End retail district is on track to increase its contribution to the UK's GDP by a quarter in the next four years, from £8.8bn to £11bn, according to the New West End Company.

Apple "Romeo and Juliet" by Apple
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Apple "Romeo and Juliet" by Apple

Two very young Romeo and Juliets perform a scene from Shakespeare's tragedy in the latest episode of Apple's "Practically magic" campaign.

British consumers love owning loyalty cards... but not using them
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British consumers love owning loyalty cards... but not using them

UK shoppers are more likely than those in almost every other country to own loyalty cards, but are among the least likely to make shopping decisions based on whether a retailer has a loyalty scheme, according to data from Nielsen.

AMV BBDO and McCann London off govt campaign roster
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AMV BBDO and McCann London off govt campaign roster

AMV BBDO and McCann London have been dropped from the government's revamped communications service roster, while Lucky Generals appears for the first time.

Co-operative Travel to disappear from high street as Thomas Cook confirms full takeover
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Co-operative Travel to disappear from high street as Thomas Cook confirms full takeover

Thomas Cook has confirmed it will pay £55.8m to take full control of The Co-operative Travel, a business it set up with the Co-operative Group.

Karmarama's turnover jumped 20% ahead of Accenture sale
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Karmarama's turnover jumped 20% ahead of Accenture sale

Karmarama's turnover jumped 20% to £39.2m in its most recent financial year before its sale to Accenture Interactive, the creative agency's accounts show.

PayPal teams up with Jonathan Adler to take stigma out of cash gifts
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PayPal teams up with Jonathan Adler to take stigma out of cash gifts

Money is at the top of consumers' Christmas lists; they're just embarrassed to ask, says CMO Patrick Adams

Umbro "Pepe's got new boots" by Love
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Umbro "Pepe's got new boots" by Love

Pepe, the Real Madrid and Portugal defender, can not wait to get into his new Umbro Medusae boots in this spot for the sports brand.

Listen: The 'Get a Mac' oral history podcast
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Listen: The 'Get a Mac' oral history podcast

John Hodgman, Justin Long and scriptwriter Jason Sperling share stories of the legendary Apple campaign and revisit unaired scripts.

Advertising agencies' staff costs reach all-time high
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Advertising agencies' staff costs reach all-time high

Employments costs at advertising agencies have reach an all time high, according to the latest Kingston Smith report. Kingston Smith partner Esther Carder reports in more depth.

Media agencies' profit margin improves but fall well short of 20% glory days
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Media agencies' profit margin improves but fall well short of 20% glory days

Media buying agencies' profit margins improve, but are still far lower than a few years ago, according to Kingston Smith's latest report. Partner Esther Carder explores the data in more depth.

The ad industry is dead - we're a 'growth engine'
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The ad industry is dead - we're a 'growth engine'

Quantcast's Supernova gathered media experts to rethink the rules of advertising in a digital world. In this third instalment of a seven-part video series, we ask: what's the one thing you'd change about the ad industry?

Marketing and sales promotion agencies' profit margins reach all-time low
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Marketing and sales promotion agencies' profit margins reach all-time low

Marketing and sales promotion agencies are suffering as their average operating profit margin falls to a record low, according to Kingston Smith's latest report.

John Lewis Christmas ad tops YouTube's global leaderboard
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John Lewis Christmas ad tops YouTube's global leaderboard

John Lewis' Christmas ad featuring Buster, the trampolining dog, has been named the world's biggest Christmas ad, according to YouTube.

Advice for creative leaders from the battlefield
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Advice for creative leaders from the battlefield

The classic top-down approach to creative work and sign-off is on its way out, writes Brian Cooper, the chief creative officer at Oliver.

Is the agency model too old for the catwalk?
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Is the agency model too old for the catwalk?

No single solution will ever truly work, but flexibility is required, writes the founder of Chant.

An oral history of 'Get a Mac,' Part 1
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An oral history of 'Get a Mac,' Part 1

How an excruciating seven-month quest for an idea Steve Jobs didn't hate gave birth to one of the funniest, most effective campaigns in Apple's history, told by the writers, crew and actors who created it 10 years ago.

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube pledge to tackle terror content
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Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube pledge to tackle terror content

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube have pledged to come together to help curb the spread of terrorist content online.

General Mills to axe hundreds of jobs and create global CMO role
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General Mills to axe hundreds of jobs and create global CMO role

General Mills is set to create a global chief marketing officer position amid a restructure that will axe up to 600 jobs worldwide.

Have brands neglected TV as a way to reach young people?
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Have brands neglected TV as a way to reach young people?

TV broadcasters insist they can still entice a generation glued to their mobile phones.

Carphone Warehouse "Winter wonderland" by Brothers and Sisters
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Carphone Warehouse "Winter wonderland" by Brothers and Sisters

Keith Lemon returns in Carphone Warehouse's "proper Christmassy" TV ad.

Ad agencies have a social mobility problem
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Ad agencies have a social mobility problem

Functions such as the post room offer the industry a diverse talent.