• Information Commissioner Fears Facebook Brexit Ads Harvested Email Addresses
    "The Guardian" is reporting that the parliamentary hearing into a coordinated series of Brexit ads, which were made to appear independent, may have harvested up to a million email addresses, according to testimony from the Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham.
  • Superdrug To Hand Creative Brief To Grey London
    "Campaign" reveals that Superdrug is on the verge of appointing Grey London to its creative account. FCB Inferno and McCann were believed to have been in the final shortlist of three agencies.
  • EU Tells Tech Giants To Beat The Bots
    Ahead of next month's European parliamentary elections, the EU has warned Google, Facebook and Twitter they must do more to fight fake news and bots, "The Telegraph" writes.
  • Huawei Likely To Provide 5G Network Help
    The Government is set to allow Huawei to provide "non-core" elements of the country's 5G networks, the BBC reports. The Chinese company had been considered a potential security risk.
  • Mobile Accounts For 51% Of UK Digital Ad Spend
    Smartphones now account for just over half of all digital ad spend in the UK, according to the IAB UK's latest figures, compiled with PwC and reported on in Netimperative.
  • Snapchat Users Grow
    Sky News is reporting that Snap shares have soared in after-hours trading last night, after it emerged that Snapchat has added new users for the first time in three quarters.
  • Change UK Appoints The & Partnership
    Change UK, the independent group of 11 former Labour and Conservative MPs, has appointed The & Partnership London as its full-service agency. "Campaign" reveals that the agency will work on strategy, creative and design as well as media buying and planning for next month's EU elections.
  • Online Publishing Revenues Driven Up By Video
    The AOP and Deloitte have published encouraging figures for 2018, which show digital publishing revenue up 6.8%. The organisations say that video, which rose 27.6% during the year, was the main contributing format behind the growth, City AM reports.
  • Starcom On Alert As Novartis Calls Global Media Review
    Pharma giant Novartis is calling a global media review. "Campaign" reveals that much of the brief is currently managed by Starcom.
  • New IRA Accepts Responsibility For Journalist's Death
    The New IRA has accepted responsibility for the murder of journalist Lyra McKee while covering rioting over the weekend in Northern Ireland. "Press Gazette" carries a statement from the group which claims she was shot at while standing next to "enemy forces." The group has offered its apologies.
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