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One has the power: What Publicis Groupe's Annette King will do with it
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One has the power: What Publicis Groupe's Annette King will do with it

Publicis Groupe UK's first ever chief executive, Annette King, may not have been in Cannes, but she has had plenty to occupy her time since taking up the role.

'I like my sheep in a Madras' and other one-word answers with BBH's Neil Munn
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'I like my sheep in a Madras' and other one-word answers with BBH's Neil Munn

Bartle Bogle Hegarty London's new chief executive Neil Munn gives his views on the 'Black sheep' agency, how he'll balance the demands of his new duel role, and its founders.

Pick of the week: British Airways gives a masterclass on how to do tactical advertising
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Pick of the week: British Airways gives a masterclass on how to do tactical advertising

British Airways, which has been quiet for far too long, runs an outstanding ad through Ogilvy UK, possibly winning the tournament.

Clare Donald to leave Ogilvy UK
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Clare Donald to leave Ogilvy UK

Clare Donald, the chief production officer at Ogilvy UK and a member of its senior management team, is leaving the agency.

Pick of the week: Morrisons' patriotic spot brings a tear to this rheumy old eye
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Pick of the week: Morrisons' patriotic spot brings a tear to this rheumy old eye

Jeremy Lee came over all emotional when he saw the latest Morrisons spot from Publicis London during the football.

Former Anomaly Los Angeles ECDs launch 'social change' agency Activista
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Former Anomaly Los Angeles ECDs launch 'social change' agency Activista

Paco Conde and Beto Fernadez, the former executive creative directors of Anomaly Los Angeles, have launched Activista, an LA-based creative company designed to driving social, political and cultural change.

Fennell's contribution to BBH has been mint
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Fennell's contribution to BBH has been mint

After 25 years service at Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Ben Fennell has been a constant through good times and bad.

Ben Fennell to leave BBH after 25 years
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Ben Fennell to leave BBH after 25 years

Ben Fennell, the chief executive of Bartle Bogle Hegarty London, has resigned from the agency after almost 25 years service.

Cannes: an improved festival so ice creams all round
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Cannes: an improved festival so ice creams all round

James Murphy's airport dash to pick up a prize in a slightly deserted Cannes shows this year's festival was a slightly odd - if improved - affair.

Adam & Eve/DDB crowned Agency of the Year at Cannes
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Adam & Eve/DDB crowned Agency of the Year at Cannes

Adam & Eve/DDB has been named Agency of the Year at the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, it was announced this evening.

Adam & Eve/DDB wins gold Lion in Creative Data at Cannes
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Adam & Eve/DDB wins gold Lion in Creative Data at Cannes

Adam&Eve/DDB was the only UK winner in the Creative Data Lions at Cannes, picking up a gold for its "Gene Project Case Study" campaign for Marmite.

'Creativity is not on pause because one group is not in Cannes'
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'Creativity is not on pause because one group is not in Cannes'

This year's Cannes Lions Festival will be different to any that preceded it - but then, it was always thus.

Jasper Shelbourne exits JWT after 35 years
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Jasper Shelbourne exits JWT after 35 years

Jasper Shelbourne, the executive producer at J Walter Thompson Entertainment and a former executive creative director at JWT London, is understood to have left after 35 years at the agency.

JWT wins global Grolsch account
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JWT wins global Grolsch account

J Walter Thompson has picked up the global advertising account for the Asahi-owned beer brand Grolsch following a competitive pitch.

Russell Ramsey takes temporary creative helm at Crispin Porter & Bogusky London
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Russell Ramsey takes temporary creative helm at Crispin Porter & Bogusky London

Russell Ramsey, the former executive creative director at J Walter Thompson, has been drafted in by Crispin Porter & Bogusky following the departure of chief creative officer Dan Watts after just six months in the role.

Cheetham Bell JWT becomes part of MediaCom North
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Cheetham Bell JWT becomes part of MediaCom North

Manchester creative agency Cheetham Bell JWT is being subsumed into MediaCom North and will be led by the media agency's group managing director Paul Cooper.

Pick of the week: This Oasis ad offers refreshment in a desert of social justice humbug
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Pick of the week: This Oasis ad offers refreshment in a desert of social justice humbug

Finally, an ad that exposes cause-related marketing as a shibboleth that has been deployed with cynical regularity by lazy advertisers and agencies.

ISBA seeks to improve attribution standards with appointment of Ebiquity
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ISBA seeks to improve attribution standards with appointment of Ebiquity

ISBA has formed a partnership with the auditing outfit Ebiquity in a bid to improve industry standards in marketing effectiveness and attribution.

TV production pioneer Adrian Rowbotham dies
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TV production pioneer Adrian Rowbotham dies

Adrian Rowbotham, a former head of TV at J Walter Thompson and a pioneer of independent television production, has died.

First Olivia Browne and now Caroline Pay: is something going wrong at Grey?
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First Olivia Browne and now Caroline Pay: is something going wrong at Grey?

Caroline Pay's departure suggests change is afoot at Grey London.