• One In Four Sexually Harassed During Their Marketing Career
    Research from the Ad Association claims that a quarter of people in marketing have revealed they have been sexually harassed at some point in their career, "Marketing Week" reports.
  • Vodafone Takes Media Buying In-House
    Vodafone has taken media buying in-house, "Campaign" reports. It is believed the telecoms brand will manage around two-thirds of its media buying in-house through teams it plans to hire in its key markets.
  • Newsrooms Come Together For New Apprenticeship Scheme
    The Press Association, "Evening Standard" and "The Independent" have announce a joint apprentice scheme they are hoping will bring greater diversity to their newsrooms, "Press Gazette" reports.
  • Co-op Reviews Its Media Account
    The Co-op is putting its media account up for review, according to "Campaign." The account has been held by Rocket for a decade and followed the agency when it was merged with Hearts & Science in January this year.
  • Local Press Is Essential To Democracy, 'Telegraph' Warns
    As the Cairncross Review into the future of the press publishes an interim report suggesting local media is bearing the brunt of cutbacks in the media, "The Telegraph" is warning that losing the country's regional newspapers would be a major blow to democracy.
  • Criteo Opens Up EUR20m AI Research Centre
    Paris-based Criteo has opened up a EUR20m research base to promote the use of AI in advertising, "Mobile Marketing" reports.
  • Hotel Booking Sites Told To Reform
    The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is telling hotel booking sites they must change how they present listings to customers, the BBC reports. Concerns include how results can be geared around what the site receives in commission, rather than the user's search criteria, and exaggerated claims of discounts. Tactics to rush customers in to booking are also flagged up.
  • John Lewis And Waitrose Rebrand
    John Lewis and Waitrose will add "And Parnters" to their brand names to differentiate how they operate as cooperative businesses to help them stand out in a highly competitive retail landscape, "Marketing Week" reports.
  • Aviva Appoints Be Heard As Lead Digital Agency
    Insurance giant Aviva has appointed Be Heard as its lead digital agency. "Campaign" reveals this will see the firm work alongside Aviva's other key agencies, Zenith and Adam & Eve/DDB.
  • Direct Line Calls Below The Line Review
    Direct Line Group is calling a below the line review. "Campaign" reports that this puts the incumbent, MRM Meteorite, on alert in a process that will be run in house.
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