The Alzheimer's Society has awarded its consolidated GBP9m media account to Bountiful Cow at the end of a four-month pitch process, "Campaign" reports.
WPP's restructuring continues with the closure of Tenthavenue which housed Kinetic, Joule, Candyspace, Spafax, Forward, Shopper2Buyer and TMarc. "Campaign" reveals that the agencies will not be affected by the restructuring and that Kinetic, the outdoor agency that is probably the best known of Tenthavenue's brands, will now sit within Group M.
Influencer agency Gleam Futures has announced it is forming a consultancy, Gleam Solutions, to offer brands help with their strategy as well as connections to influencers, Mediatel reports.
Data from Nielsen shows that tv is still car manufacturers' top choice for advertising. According to Netimperative, automotive advertising on tv was up 6% in the UK last year, with Ford the biggest spender.
The bad news from casual dining just keeps on getting worse. Jamie Oliver is arguably the biggest brand name in UK cooking but his Italian chain of restaurants is to be placed into administration today, "Sky News" reports.
"Press Gazette" is reporting that "Channel 4 News" has been barred from Brexit Party events. It is believed the block is due to the news channel investigating the funding behind its founder, Nigel Farage. He is alleged to have been bankrolled by well-known Brexit proponent, Aaron Banks, who faces a criminal investigation over funding for the Leave.EU campaign.
Brits are reported by "The Mirror" to be scrambling to sell off their Huawei handsets, following an announcement that Google will no longer allow its apps to feature on the Chinese phone maker's models and that existing apps will not be supported by future security updates. Trade-in rocketed 156% yesterday alone, the site claims.
Unilever has pledged to achieve gender pay parity in its managerial levels by 2020, "The Drum" writes.
Coca-Cola has announced it has promoted Kris Robbens internally to become marketing director in the UK and Ireland, Campaign reports. Robbens had been in various senior brand roles at the company over the past 15 years.
The Government is getting behind adland with a trade mission to this year's Cannes Lions festival which will run under the banner of "Cannes 2019: Here Come The Brits," "Campaign" reports.