• WPP Hits Out At Consultancies On Creativity
    WPP has hit back at consultancies, questioning their creative credentials and claiming that the holding companies normally have a better record in winning and retaining large client accounts, "The Drum" reports.
  • AA Backs Gambling Review
    The Advertising Association has welcomes the Government's enquiry in to how gambling rules could be amended to offer children and vulnerable adults greater protection, "The Drum" reports.
  • M&S Leads In App Engagement
    M&S and Aldi have the most engaging mobile apps, while Tesco has the most popular website, according to research in to retail mobile and desktop use reported on in Netimperative.
  • 'Blue Planet' II Leads The Ratings War
    Sir David Attenborough has done it again. The second series of "Blue Planet" beat the BBC's own "Strictly Come Dancing" for viewing figures. With an average audience of just over 10m, it also more than doubled "The X Factor" figures for Sunday night's live finals show, according to The Guardian.
  • Consumer Confidence Is Down, But Big-Ticket Spending May Increase
    Although overall consumer confidence is down slightly, according to GfK's figures for October, the researchers claim that there is an increase in consumers' likelihood of spending on big-ticket items this Christmas, "Marketing Week" reports.
  • Ab InBev Appoints New UK Marketing Director
    AB InBev has appointed its brand director for Stella Artois in Europe, Tatiana Stadukhina, as its new marketing director for UK and Ireland.
  • Christopher Bailey Set To Leave Burberry
    He is one of the most famous names in the retail and creative London scene, but Christopher Bailey, president and head of creative at Burberry, will leave the luxury retail at the end of next year, "Campaign" reveals.
  • Piccadilly Circus Back Up And Running In Ultra HD
    The big screen lights are back on at Piccadilly Circus after renovation work and an upgrade to Ultra HD. "Campaign" has all the details.
  • ICO To Take On Facebook Over WhatsApp Data Transgressions
    The UK's information watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is at the centre of the EU's attempts to get clarification from Facebook on what it intends to do over sharing data between the social site and its WhatsApp messaging service. "The Guardian" reveals that a working group led by the ICO was behind this week's warning to the social media giant.
  • Facebook Working On Ways To Support Subscriptions In Instant Articles
    "Campaign" is reporting on a Facebook announcement that it is experimenting with ways to support subscriptions services within its Instant Articles feature. The site points out that this potential help for publishers comes at a time when both Facebook and Google are reacting to strong pressure from newspaper and magazine brands that they are harshly dealt with by the duopoly.
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