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June 10, 2013


Lions Festivals, the organisers of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, has commissioned Jack Morton Worldwide to create a documentary about the festival to mark its 60th anniversary. Read more: http://bit.ly/11uHa29 Nestle Purina to buy Petfinder. Read more: http://…

People

June 6, 2013


Partners Andrews Aldridge has boosted its management team with the appointment of Polly Jones as a managing partner. Read more: http://bit.ly/11n6CGJ MEC has appointed the former Initiative chief executive Alex Altman as the managing director of its Global Solutions operation. Read mor…

Agencies

June 6, 2013


Havas Media Group has acquired "big data" specialists MFG Labs for an undisclosed sum, to further boost core analytics across group agencies. Read more: http://bit.ly/11uyoV0 The Karma Communications Group, which owns Karmarama, has acquired the independent social media agency Grape Digi…

Account Moves

June 6, 2013


Burger King has appointed Starcom to handle its £40 million European media planning and buying business. Read more: http://bit.ly/13I1YoT Itsu, the restaurant chain founded by Julian Metcalfe, has hired Creature London as its first advertising agency. Read more: http://bit.ly/13d2ZEY

Reviews

June 6, 2013


Media agencies have expressed caution over applying for a place on the Government's media strategy framework after claiming that ad agencies were "burned" in the creative framework process that concluded in February. Read more: http://bit.ly/1b8zyXI Vertu, the luxury mobile phone manufac…