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June 20, 2012


WPP has sprung a surprise deal to acquire AKQA, the major independent digital agency with clients including Nike, Google and Unilever, for a sum understood to be worth $540m (£348m). Read more: http://bit.ly/M3J4Bn

Industry

June 20, 2012


There were two Grand Prixs awarded in the Outdoor Lions at Cannes with Ogilvy Shanghai and Jung von Matt picking up the honours. Read more: http://bit.ly/LBY5tN Bartle Bogle Hegarty has landed the Grand Prix at this year's Cannes for its global Axe (called Lynx in the UK) "excite" campai…

Account Moves

June 20, 2012


MEC Manchester has been appointed to handle the BBC's media planning and buying account for the Licence Fee and the broadcaster's Marketing and Audience units following a competitive pitch. Read more: http://bit.ly/LfK1tt

Account Moves

June 19, 2012


Games Workshop, the retailer behind fantasy games such as 'Warhammer', has appointed the Bio Agency to handle its online services. Read more: http://bit.ly/KxGcOV

Industry

June 19, 2012


AMV BBDO, Mother and Grey London were the only UK agencies to pick up a Lion in the Promo & Activation category at this year's Cannes Festival of Creativity. Read more: http://bit.ly/LCaXOR Cannes 2012: DDB and AKQA place on first Cannes Mobile awards shortlist. Read more: http://b…