Chris Moon, Fallon's head of analytics, has been hired by Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R in the same role.
The London Evening Standard has picked McCann London to promote its upcoming local TV channel, London Live.
Jo Hagger, the European vice-president of marketing at SapientNitro, is joining headhunting firm The Lighthouse Company as the head of technology and content search.
Vizeum UK has hired Mindshare managing partner Ben Sutherland as its head of performance, replacing David Beale.
Sage by Heston Blumenthal, a new range of appliances from the celebrity chef, has appointed MBA to handle its UK advertising account.
Comparethemarket.com is holding a pitch for its CRM business, currently held by Havas EHS, in the second review of its creative roster this year.
British American Tobacco is looking for an advertising agency to handle a campaign to support the launch of its Vype electronic cigarette next year.
Diageo is looking to expand its roster with a search for an advertising agency to handle its vodka brand Cîroc.
The Department for Transport is looking for an advertising agency to continue its Think! road-safety campaign, ending a decades-long relationship with Leo Burnett, in the first major brief issued to the Government's new creative framework.
JWT London has hired Laurence Barber from Mother as its head of broadcast, replacing Anthony Falco.
Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has won a pitch to create a campaign to boost sales of low-emission cars.
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Freesat, the satellite TV service, has appointed Now to handle its ad account.
Mother has promoted the creative director Gustavo Sousa to partner and tasked him with planning the launch of an office in Brazil.
The advertising industry is to urge Labour to drop plans to include a Swedish-style ban on advertising to children in its manifesto at the 2015 General Election.
Rolls-Royce, the luxury car brand owned by BMW, is reviewing its global advertising business, currently held by Partners Andrews Aldridge.
Marks & Spencer's agencies were confident this week that no agency review would take place imminently, despite the retirement of the brand's executive director of marketing, Steven Sharp.
Ikea's ad featuring a family at war with their garden gnomes has escaped an Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) investigation, despite the ad watchdog receiving almost 50 complaints.
Metro, the free newspaper owned by Daily Mail & General Trust, is backing its new online gaming platform, Metro Play, with a £1.9m national ad campaign using the tagline "More rewarding ways to Metro Play".
Grand Visual has hired Ben Putland as production director and Jeremy Taylor as account director.
DigitasLBi and Razorfish, the Publicis-owned digital networks, have appointed international leaders.
- Digital Account Director - Creative Agency - London Sphere Digital 50-70k +bonus +benefits, London, South East
- Managing Director - Equity potential DU Group £120,000 - £150,000, South Oxfordshire
- Ad technology Platform Account Director Ultimate Asset £60000 - £70000 per annum + +comm+stock, London
- Senior Sales Manager Ultimate Asset £55000 - £60000 per annum + +50%+bens, London
The console is dead: The Socialisation of Gaming
The games console as we know it is dead. When Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One earlier this week, it was clear that this was more than a device that would enable you to play Call of Duty or FIFA – this was, in Microsoft’s own words, “an all-in-one home entertainment system”.