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McCann picked to resurrect Homepride's Fred

McCann picked to resurrect Homepride's Fred

Premier Foods has picked McCann London to bring the Homepride brand mascot, Fred, back to TV advertising.

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Radio Times: 50 years of Doctor Who covers

Radio Times: 50 years of Doctor Who covers

Doctor Who series eight hits screens next month. Take a nostalgic look at some of the Radio Times magazine covers that have featured The Doctor in the past 50 years.

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Yahoo appoints Marc Bignell as head of trading for the EMEA region

Yahoo appoints Marc Bignell as head of trading for the EMEA region

Yahoo has confirmed the appointment of Omnicom's Marc Bignell as head of trading across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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Mail Online ads up 49% to generate third of Daily Mail's ad revenues

Mail Online ads up 49% to generate third of Daily Mail's ad revenues

Growth in digital ad revenues at Mail Online more than offset falls at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday newspapers in the last quarter, generating a third of the newsbrand's ad revenues at £15m.

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Viacom's acquisition of C5 is delayed until September

Viacom's acquisition of C5 is delayed until September

Viacom's purchase of Channel 5 from Northern & Shell is now unlikely to happen until at least September.

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Jobs at Red Bee under threat as BBC production deal ends

Jobs at Red Bee under threat as BBC production deal ends

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.

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Universal offers movie composers' services to ad agencies

Universal offers movie composers' services to ad agencies

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.

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ZenithOptimedia and Havas billings decline

ZenithOptimedia and Havas billings decline

Publicis' ZenithOptimedia and Havas Media were the only top-ten UK media agencies to decline in 2013, according to Recma.

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Govt finalises £140m media buying shortlist

Govt finalises £140m media buying shortlist

Omnicom Media Group is among those shortlisted for the Government's £140 million media buying business, currently handled by WPP's dedicated agency M4C.

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Chris Pinnington departs Havas after 30 years

Chris Pinnington departs Havas after 30 years

Chris Pinnington, the global chief operating officer at Havas Worldwide, is stepping down after 30 years at the company.

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Arena wins £4m Seven Seas owner Merck Consumer Health account

Arena wins £4m Seven Seas owner Merck Consumer Health account

Arena has won the £4 million media business for Merck Consumer Health, owner of Seven Seas and Hailborange, currently handled by MEC Manchester.

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New Look prepares for media review

New Look prepares for media review

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.

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Jonathan Bevan departs Clear Channel

Jonathan Bevan departs Clear Channel

Jonathan Bevan, the president for Europe, Australia and New Zealand at Clear Channel, has left the outdoor specialist after 16 years.

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LinkedIn buys B2B marketing service Bizo for $175m

LinkedIn buys B2B marketing service Bizo for $175m

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).

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TalkTalk attracts 1.1m customers and joins Thinkbox

TalkTalk attracts 1.1m customers and joins Thinkbox

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.

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Virgin Holidays launches digital Caribbean push

Virgin Holidays launches digital Caribbean push

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'.

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Captain Morgan Facebook ad banned for suggesting alcohol conquers boredom

Captain Morgan Facebook ad banned for suggesting alcohol conquers boredom

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.

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AOL UK goes fully programmatic

AOL UK goes fully programmatic

AOL UK is claiming an industry "milestone" after making all of its online advertising available to be traded programmatically this week.

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Creature rolls out Cosmopolitan honour killing campaign

Creature rolls out Cosmopolitan honour killing campaign

Creature London has created the winning image for Cosmopolitan's campaign to remember the victims of honour killings.

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Omnicom reports 7% rise in pre-tax profit in Q2

Omnicom reports 7% rise in pre-tax profit in Q2

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.

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