Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Street Talk for October 13, 2017
Zaid Al-Zaidy (l) and Ed Cox of Above+Beyond.

London-based Above+Beyond, billed as the independent creative agency for the audience age, has appointed Ed Cox to the new role of media partner. He joins Above+Beyond from Havas, where he was the managing director of Forward Media, the agency Havas set up to manage the O2 business. Cox has an extensive background in media, data, and integrated communications as well as experience in building and developing agencies. He was managing partner at Arena Media, where he led data-rich and audience-centric accounts including Tesco Bank, LG, and Next, before becoming managing director of Forward Media and setting up Havas’ newest media offering, Fullsix Media, last year. The appointment follows Above+Beyond’s recruitment in May of creatives Ben da Costa and Nathalie Gordon, as the agency looks to break down the barriers between advertising and other entertainment and communications channels. Zaid Al-Zaidy is partner and chief executive of Above+Beyond....

Atlantic Records and Artist Partner Group have launched EMERGE, a groundbreaking nationwide, social media-driven search for exceptional teen pop/R&B talent. The companies have partnered with AEG Presents, Deckstar, ad agency Deutsch and Spotify in an unprecedented effort to find young artists with star potential, wherever they exist across the continent. In addition, this marks the first time that a music company, live concert organization, management company, marketing agency and digital music service have joined forces to both discover and provide world-class opportunities to emerging talent. EMERGE is accepting submissions from artists and musicians between the ages of 13 and 19, who are residents of the U.S. or Canada (excluding Quebec), beginning through Sunday, November 12. Complete details and instructions on how to enter can be found here. All entries will be reviewed by Atlantic A&R representatives, who will select the extraordinary artist or artists deserving of a major label contract....

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