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

GambleAware seeks agency to create £7m campaign warning for addicts in the making
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GambleAware seeks agency to create £7m campaign warning for addicts in the making

GambleAware, the safer gambling charity, is looking for a creative agency to lead a new £7m public awareness campaign to tackle low-level gamblers who are at risk of becoming addicts.

Bridgestone picks M/SIX to drive new media approach across Europe
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Bridgestone picks M/SIX to drive new media approach across Europe

M/SIX has won the pan-European media business for Bridgestone, the global tyre manufacturer, after a competitive pitch.

Specsavers launches £45m media review
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Specsavers launches £45m media review

Specsavers has put its £45m media account into review, putting Manning Gottlieb OMD on alert.

Time Inc among biggest fallers as women's weekly mags tumble 11%
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Time Inc among biggest fallers as women's weekly mags tumble 11%

Time Inc was the biggest faller out of the major consumer mags despite a promising set of digital subscribers gains, the latest ABC figures show.

Anchor poised to reunite with WCRS after 15 years
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Anchor poised to reunite with WCRS after 15 years

Anchor, the butter brand owned by Arla Foods, is set to appoint WCRS as its new advertising agency after a competitive pitch.

Uncommon bags Ovo Energy for first major client win
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Uncommon bags Ovo Energy for first major client win

Uncommon has won its first major client account since the startup agency collective launched last year, with a new campaign already in the works.

Facebook has a 'teen problem' as younger audiences look to Snapchat
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Facebook has a 'teen problem' as younger audiences look to Snapchat

Facebook has a "teen problem", digital researchers have warned, as new data shows the social media giant is losing friends among young adults.

Anti-Brexit group 'to launch nationwide ad campaign' this month
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Anti-Brexit group 'to launch nationwide ad campaign' this month

A new anti-Brexit group linked to WPP chief Sir Martin Sorrell is reportedly planning to launch a nationwide advertising campaign this month in order to bring about a second referendum on the UK's EU membership.

Avis set to review Euro ad account
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Avis set to review Euro ad account

Avis Budget Group, the car rental brand, is poised to review its European advertising business after making contact with agencies.

Facebook's Nicola Mendelsohn announces she has incurable cancer
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Facebook's Nicola Mendelsohn announces she has incurable cancer

Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook's head in Europe, has revealed she has incurable cancer and is hoping to raise awareness of her disease so a cure can be found.

Birds Eye pulls TV ad showing Captain jumping into water over safety fears
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Birds Eye pulls TV ad showing Captain jumping into water over safety fears

Frozen food brand Birds Eye has pulled its new ad campaign following safety fears because it depicts its eponymous Captain jumping into the sea from a boat.

M&C Saatchi backs new production company with female-only director roster
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M&C Saatchi backs new production company with female-only director roster

M&C Saatchi is backing a new production company that will feature an all-women roster of directors.

JD Williams to part company with ad agency Y&R London
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JD Williams to part company with ad agency Y&R London

JD Williams, the online clothes and homeware retailer, is poised to review its advertising requirements after giving notice to Y&R London, the creative agency it only appointed 12 months ago.

Jicwebs and Tag to align UK and US brand safety and anti-fraud measures
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Jicwebs and Tag to align UK and US brand safety and anti-fraud measures

The Joint Industry Committee for Web Standards in the UK and Ireland is aligning with its US counterpart on key initiatives for digital advertising standards in order to increase industry adoption.

Lévy proclaims ad industry optimism and hails 'showman' Trump at Davos
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Lévy proclaims ad industry optimism and hails 'showman' Trump at Davos

Publicis Groupe chairman Maurice Lévy thinks "2018 will be a great year" for the ad industry amid a growing sense of optimism from business leaders at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos.

Byron Sharp hits back at Dunnhumby's heavy buyers claim as 'dead-end' marketing strategy
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Byron Sharp hits back at Dunnhumby's heavy buyers claim as 'dead-end' marketing strategy

Byron Sharp has hit back at research by Dunnhumby suggesting that "heavy buyers" are undervalued in marketing, decrying the findings as representing a strategic "dead-end".

Why marketers have 'best jobs' in UK, according to Glassdoor
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Why marketers have 'best jobs' in UK, according to Glassdoor

Marketers have the best jobs in the UK, according to Glassdoor's latest rankings of top 25 professions.

WPP cuts ties with men-only event where women were 'harassed' and 'groped'
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WPP cuts ties with men-only event where women were 'harassed' and 'groped'

WPP has become embroiled in a row over sexism and misogyny following an exposé into the lewd behaviour of a men-only event sponsored by the advertising giant in London.

Fox's £11.7bn Sky takeover 'not in public interest', regulator finds
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Fox's £11.7bn Sky takeover 'not in public interest', regulator finds

Rupert Murdoch's bid to take full ownership of Sky has been rebuked by the Competition & Markets Authority because the deal would give the media mogul's family too much power.

Formula One picks Wavemaker and Brainlabs for global media duties
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Formula One picks Wavemaker and Brainlabs for global media duties

Formula One has appointed Wavemaker and Brainlabs to run its respective traditional and digital media accounts following a competitive review.