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Google gets green light for King’s Cross HQ

Google has received the green light by Camden Council for the construction of its new £600m London HQ at King’s Cross. The 11-storey building, designed by Heatherwick Studios and BIG, will be more than one million square feet of which Google will occupy 650,000 sq ft. It will be the first wholly owned and designed Google building outside of the … Continued

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CHI & Partners has promoted Sarah Clark and Gary Simmons to joint MDs

CHI & Partners has promoted Sarah Clark and Gary Simmons to the newly-created roles of joint managing directors. Sarah Clark was previously head of planning, and Gary Simmons was former head of account management, but will now assist chief executive Sarah Golding with the day-to-day running of the agency. Golding said: “Not only do Sarah and Gary lead from the … Continued

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Online campaigns struggle to target women

Only half of online ad impressions served in the UK that were targeted at women actually ended up reaching them, according to a new analysis of 60,000 campaigns across 20 countries. Measurement firm Nielsen said that there was a 62% success hit rate for campaigns that targeted men in the UK, with the discrepancy even worse for campaigns that targeted … Continued

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Wolff Olins appoints Sairah Ashman as chief executive

Global creative consultancy Wolff Olins announced that it has promoted Sairah Ashman to chief executive officer. Ashman’s appointment follows 23 years with the company, and seven years as global chief operating officer. She succeeds Ije Nwokorie, who will remain with the company mentoring client teams.  

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Mindshare promotes Nilufar Fowler, to worldwide central chief executive at the Group M agency

As chief executive of Mindshare Worldwide Central , Nilufar will be responsible for running the agency’s global client teams. Ailsa Lochrie replaces Nilufar as global client leader for Team Unilever. Lochrie will now be responsible for WPP’s second biggest client account. Last month Unilever announced its marketing budget was likely up be up year on year after a decline in … Continued

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4 Reasons Why Having a Life Outside the Office Is So Important

Having a life outside of work suggests a couple of things: You care about finding work-life balance, you know how to turn off or tune out work and focus on yourself, your friends, or your family, and you’re probably fairly interesting. A recent Harvard Business Review article explained that having a life outside of work actually makes people happy. But … Continued

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MullenLowe Group has acquired Top 150-listed PR agency Salt

Alex Lekikh, the Interpublic ad agency’s global chief executive, has confirmed that MullenLowe have acquired Salt. He said the move reflected his belief that the disciplines of creative advertising and PR needed to be “smashed together” as clients required a more integrated offering. The new PR arm will be called MullenLowe Salt and, in the UK, will sit alongside MullenLowe … Continued

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WPP merges Wunderman and Possible

Advertising giant WPP is merging its digital ad firm Possible Worldwide into digital agency Wunderman, as part of its ongoing efforts to reign in overheads, according to the Wall Street Journal. Wunderman has an estimated $1.2 billion in annual revenue and operates in about 60 countries around the globe. The two companies have several clients in common, including Microsoft. Mark … Continued

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9 Small Things That Can Improve Your Chances of Getting Hired!

Looking for a new job can be nerve-wracking. Whether you’re unemployed and need to find something fast, or you’re unhappy with your current position and looking for something new and better, the process of searching, applying, interviewing, and waiting can create all sorts of stress. It can be heartbreaking, too: you send off dozens of CVs and cover letters, you … Continued

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CEO Chris Whitson parts company with MRM Meteorite

Chris Whitson has left MRM Meteorite less than a year after he was promoted to joint chief executive of the agency. Chris Whitson has stepped down from his role as CEO MRM Meteorite after less than a year to focus on new projects, according to Nicky Bullard, the agency’s chairman. Having moved to MRM Meteorite last year as chief strategy … Continued

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