Santander, the UK retail and corporate bank, has called a review of its £27 million media planning and buying account, currently held by Carat.
Canon's 'Power to Your Next Step' campaign launches today and will air 213 times on UK TV screens throughout the day.
John Lewis has appointed Proximity to work on its customer relationship management campaigns, after a pitch.
The Army has begun a recruitment campaign aimed at bringing in 10,000 new soldiers and officers over the next 12 months.
The7Stars has been appointed to revive HMV's fortunes and refocus the retailer's marketing on music and film, after it was rescued from administration in April.
Heinz is to bring back the invisible bottle of tomato ketchup in a new ad campaign using the catch phrase 'It has to be Heinz," following the brand being featured in 'Mad Men' on Sky Atlantic.
Goodstuff Communications has picked up the UK media planning and buying business for Diesel TimeFrames, a joint venture between Fossil Watches and Diesel, after a pitch against incumbent Mindshare.
Viral videos and TV ads for H&M are the most-shared ads starring David Beckham, who last week announced his retirement from professional football and played his last game on Saturday for Paris St Germain.
Engine's WCRS has won the pan-European ad account for Betfair, after a four-way pitch involving WCRS, Bartle Bogle Hegarty and M&C Saatchi.
Cheil Worldwide has hired WPP's Chris Chalk to run its European operations as president and chief strategy officer, as part of its ongoing efforts to boost its senior management team.
TV ads with augmented reality technology like Blippar can bring disjointed viewers in a family together, according to Jide Sobo, MEC's head of mobile.
Leagas Delaney, the independent London-based agency, has hired the Irish creative duo David Fitzsimons and Peter Crothers as copywriters.
Sudocrem, the nappy rash cream brand, has appointed independent advertising agency The Minimart to its £3m UK ad account as it looks to expand the brand.
Ian Millner, chief executive of creative agency Iris, is to continue as chairman of the Marketing Agencies Association (MAA) for another year as part of widespread changes to the trade body's board.
Polycell is launching its Quick Drying Polyfilla Spray with an online spot by 18 Feet & Rising, which features a bottom.
Samsung and its agency Cheil dominate the chart this week with three ads, shared a combined 375,000 times.
Tennis fans have been given the chance to take part in a training session with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the world number eight, ahead of the French Open, using a Twitter-controlled robot to position shots to him.
EE has added Dare to its agency roster with a brief to work on its digital proposition, following a competitive pitch.
AS Watson, the retailer that owns Superdrug and The Perfume Shop, is reviewing its European media planning and buying account, putting the UK incumbent, ZenithOptimedia, on alert.
Beattie McGuinness Bungay has launched a PR agency led by Simon Kelner, the former editor-in-chief and managing director of The Independent.
Bartle Bogle Hegarty has won the global advertising account for the shoe brand Clarks.
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