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Carat Manchester @CaratManchester has been appointed to Pizza Hut's media planning and buying business. The £11m media account now moves from incumbent Starcom Mediavest, however Starcom will continue to hold responsibility for the group's takeaway business. Carat Manchester will work on all promotions regarding the dine-in menu and regional campaigns.
MEC @MECideas has been appointed to BGL Group's £110m media planning and buying account. The business was won following a head-to-head pitch against incumbent ZenithOptimedia.
It’s the video they wish we’d never seen, five top City names take part in a fundraising video for the Young Vic theatre which sees them rip open their shirts and sing at the top of their voices.
The video was never supposed to be public, it was aired for 400 guests at special screening back in October but was spotted on the Young Vic YouTube channel and laid bare for the masses, pun intended.
In her Oscars® winner’s acceptance speech Cate Blanchett announced that Dame Judi Dench was filming in India. It drew attention to the news that a sequel to ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ is in production following its great success in 2012 when it took £82m at the box office worldwide.
The sequel, which will feature Richard Gere as a new resident of the hotel, is due to premiere in 2015.
— Will Corry (@slievemore) April 10, 2014
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Britain’s first online insurance broker, Screentrade is to re-launch on Monday 7 April 2014 and is set to provide car, van and bike insurance to the UK. Their first products to launch will be motorbike and van insurance, with car insurance set to launch in the summer.
Their new website www.screentrade.com is now live and features a timeline describing the Screentrade story; from their original launch in 1997 by software company Misys, through to their acquisition by Lloyds TSB in 2001 to their eventual re-launch now by Devitt Insurance Services Ltd. [more…]