Omnicom has made a surprise late bid for the Government's £140 million media buying business, currently handled by WPP's dedicated agency M4C.
Publicis' ZenithOptimedia and Havas Media were the only top-ten UK media agencies to decline in 2013, according to Recma.
Viacom's purchase of Channel 5 from Northern & Shell is now unlikely to happen until at least September.
Universal Music UK is launching a venture to offer ad agencies the services of composers who have worked on films such as Independence Day and Quantum Of Solace.
Red Bee Media could be forced to cull some of the 70-plus people working on its BBC account after the corporation announced it was ending the exclusive production deal at the end of next year.
Chris Pinnington, the global chief operating officer at Havas Worldwide, is stepping down after 30 years at the company.
Arena has won the £4 million media business for Merck Consumer Health, owner of Seven Seas and Hailborange, currently handled by MEC Manchester.
New Look, the fashion retailer, is known to be speaking to agencies about its media planning and buying arrangements with a strong possibility of calling a review of the business handled by ZenithOptimedia.
Jonathan Bevan, the president for Europe, Australia and New Zealand at Clear Channel, has left the outdoor specialist after 16 years.
LinkedIn, the world's biggest online professional network service, has acquired a marketing services specialist Bizo for a reported deal valued around $175 million (£103m).
TalkTalk, the TV, broadband, mobile and home phone provider, has attracted 1.1 million customers to its pay-TV service, after adding 185,000 in its last quarter.
Virgin Holidays has launched a series of online videos supported by social media to back its summer campaign entitled 'The Caribbean Has Got it Covered'.
Captain Morgan, the Diageo rum brand, has been forced to pull a Facebook ad after the Advertising Standards Authority ruled that it implied alcohol conquered boredom.
AOL UK is claiming an industry "milestone" after making all of its online advertising available to be traded programmatically this week.
Creature London has created the winning image for Cosmopolitan's campaign to remember the victims of honour killings.
Omnicom Group, home to BBDO, DDB Worldwide and Omnicom Media Group, has reported a 7 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to $514.7 million for the second quarter, on the back of recovering ad markets and strong organic growth.
Bloomberg Media has appointed former DMG Media and BBC Magazines leader Matt Teeman as its commercial director in Europe, Media East and Africa.
Van Wagner, the outsize US poster company, has sold its billboard business to CBS Outdoor in a $690 million (£404 million) deal.
BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, generated sales of £1.04bn in the year to 31 March, propelled by the international licensing of top shows Sherlock, Top of the Lake and Doctor Who.
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