Morning Update: IPA tips UK ad market slide; Twitter to charge for less viewable ads; Amazon trials personalised video ads

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Campaign Live: Brexit to send ad market sliding, IPA report warns

Britain’s ad industry is facing two years of decline in the wake of the Brexit vote, according to the IPA Bellwether Report, which has slashed its growth forecasts for 2016 and 2017.

The quarterly survey of marketers expects adspend to dip 0.2% this year and tumble 1.3% next year.

Marketing Week: Do marketers really need 100% viewability for digital ads?

Twitter has introduced a new lower standard for the viewability of digital ads on its platform following requests from advertisers. The move comes despite widespread industry calls for 100% viewability and raises questions over it is really as effective as some marketers think.

Twitter will be charging for ads that are less than 100% in-view. It is keeping its 100% viewability metric, but in addition adding an option that allows brands to buy advertising based on the MRC standard.

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Campaign Live: Amazon explores ads with personalised video spots

Amazon is looking to boost its role as an advertising platform after announcing experiments with personalised video ads.

The retail giant is conducting “small scale” tests of the unit, according to the BBC, using browsing data to show video ads of products a shopper might be interested in at that moment.
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Press Gazette: End of an era as Sunday Post set to move last newspaper journalists from Fleet Street

Press Gazette understands the last newspaper journalists based on Fleet Street are set to move out next month.

Scotland’s DC Thomson is the last newspaper publisher to retain on office on the famous London street, which was once home to most of the UK’s national newspaper titles.Leigh Thomas - CEO Dare now to facebook

Campaign Live: Facebook raids agencies again to hire Dare’s Thomas

Facebook has hired Dare chief executive Leigh Thomas as EMEA director of global client partnerships, in its latest assault on agencies’ senior ranks.

At Facebook, Thomas will be tasked with leading an EMEA team to enable clients and their agencies to engage effectively with the platform. She will report to Will Platt-Higgins, vice-president of global client partnerships.

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Mumbrella Asia: Grey acquires China social agency Easycom

Ad agency Grey has bolstered the social marketing capabilities of its Greater China offering with the acquisition of Easycom Group.

Grey has bought a majority stake in the six year-old Shanghai-based agency, whose clients include L’Oréal, LVMH, Philips, Diageo, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Kiehl’s, Coty and China Merchants Bank.

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The Poke: Sky News fooled into using made-up facts about the Gibraltar team that beat Celtic

Sky Sports News fell for a spoof graphic of made-up facts they found on Twitter about Lincoln Red Imps, the Gibraltarian side who beat Celtic in the Champions League qualifying round yesterday.


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