• Dentsu Rumoured To Be In 'Pole Position' For JLR $500m Global Media Account
    "Campaign" is speculating this morning that Dentsu is in the driver's seat to snap up Jaguar Land Rover's $500m global media account from WPP's Mindshare. Neither the agency nor the client is commenting on the rumour.
  • Sky News Confirmed As Part Of Disney's Fox Purchase
    "Press Gazette" is clarifying this morning that the sale of 21st Century Fox to Disney does include the Murdochs' 39% stake in Sky News. This could become a 100% holding if the ongoing investigation by the competition authorities gives the proposal the green light.
  • Disney And 21st Century Fox Will Now Take On Streaming Start-Ups
    "The Times" is positioning Disney's takeover of 21st Century Fox as the moment Disney readies itself for a major battle between traditional and new media. The paper suggests Disney will launch direct-to-consumer sports and entertainment streaming services and will stop selling its content to Netflix.
  • Russia Spent $1000 On Brexit Twitter Ads
    Russia Today spend $1031 (GBP767) on Twitter ads during the Brexit referendum, the social network has revealed. The Electoral Commission has asked for clarification as it investigates whether Russia attempted to interfere in the vote, The Telegraph" reports.
  • BT And Sky Agree On Channel Deal
    Has the spirit of Christmas prompted two bitter rivals to bury the hatchet? Sky and BT have announced they will each carry the other's channels and make them available within a single subscription, Mediatel reports. Currently, Sky Sports and BT Sports, for example, have to be paid for separately.
  • CAP To Consult On Gender Stereotyping
    The Committee of Advertising Practice has announced that, as expected, it will run a consultation programme early next year on a new proposed rule that will ban harmful gender stereotyping in advertising, "Campaign" reports.
  • AKQA International Creative Director Leaves After Whistleblower Complaints
    An internal enquiry, following whistleblower complaints, led to Duan Evans, international creative director for AKQA, resigning from the WPP-owned agency, "Campaign" reports. The agency did not confirm the nature of the complaints, but revealed that Evans has now left without any compensation.
  • French Consider Parental Consent Law For Under 16s On Facebook
    French lawmakers are proposing that children under the age of 16 will need parent approval to open a Facebook account, "The Telegraph" reports.
  • York Becomes Third UK City To Ban Uber
    London was first, then came Sheffield. This week, York has become the third UK city to deny an application for Uber to carry on operating, "The Telegraph" reports. City councillors cites concerns over Uber's recent belated confession that it has suffered a hack affecting millions of customers and drivers.
  • Facebook And UK Government Square Up Over Russian Brexit Ads
    A row has erupted between the Government and Facebook over Russian-backed ads during the Brexit electioneering period. The US tech giant said a body linked to Russia paid just 73p on ads during the election period. The Government has accused Facebook of not probing the matter properly, "The Telegraph" reports.
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