• Mark Read Will Be New WPP CEO
    As widely expected, "The Guardian" is reporting this morning that Mark Read will be the next CEO of WPP. He has already been in the role on an interim basis since Sir Martin Sorrell resigned in April.
  • Coca-Cola Splashes Out GBP3.9bn On Costa Coffee
    "The Drum" is among the many UK publications breaking the news this morning that Coca-Cola is buying Costa Coffee from Whitbread for GBP3.9bn.
  • Donald Trump Might Enjoy London Mayor Bikini Balloon
    It started out as a controversial ad for Protein World, which campaigners thought was "body-shaming" women -- but now the iconic yellow bikini is to be used on a giant balloon of London Mayor Sadiq Khan. In a twist that Donald Trump may find humorous, campaigners for safer London streets will float the balloon, featuring Khan in a bikini, as they march below, "Campaign" reveals.
  • London AI Copywriting Startup Secures US Expansion Funds
    London artificial intelligence startup Phrasee has raised GBP4m to expand its offering to the U.S. "The Telegraph" explains that the business uses AI to create marketing copy that it claims is indistinguishable from a human writer.
  • Twitter Abuse Of MPs Doubled Over Last Two Elections
    According to "The Independent," the abuse levelled at MPs more than doubled from 10,000 in the 2015 election to 25,000 during the snap election of 2017.
  • Amazon Flooded With Complaints Over US Open Streaming
    Question marks were raised at the start of the week over whether Amazon would avoid the curse of the live sports streamer, but "The Guardian" brings us news that the US giant has stopped accepting comments after receiving so many bad reviews over its US Open coverage in the UK. Picture quality and a lack of a record function were the main complaints, the newspaper reveals.
  • Won't Marry, Won't Retire. Brands' Problem With Gen Z
    There's an interesting read on Mediatel this week confronting the question of what can brands do when young people do not follow in their parents' footsteps and conform to life-changing events. Nearly a third of 18- to-24-year-olds never expect to marry or retire, according to OMD UK's "Future of Britain" report.
  • Facebook Watch Launches In The UK
    BBC brings news that Facebook Watch is now live for most users in the UK. The social media giant's answer to YouTube has previously only been available in the US.
  • September Sun Could Cost The High Street Dear
    If the weather forecasters have got it right, and next month sees a mini-heatwave return to the UK, the British Retail Consortium is warning that non-food retailers could lose as much as GBP80m per week as shoppers swap the high street for a beach or the local park, "Sky News" reports.
  • Adam & Eve DDB Parts Ways With Sky
    "Campaign" has revealed that Adam & Eve DDB is the first agency to part ways with Sky Sports as the wider company seeks a brand-defining makeover. The site reveals that this leaves WCRS, Brothers & Sisters, Mother and TBWA\London fighting it out in a four-way pitch.
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