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Budweiser hymns US immigrants in Super Bowl ad

There’s been a predictable furore in America over the new Budweiser Super Bowl spot from Anomaly, hymning intrepid immigrant Adolphus Busch and some of the obstacles he had to overcome, like prejudice. This seems to fly in the face of ...

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Sky the likely big loser if Bradley bans betting ads

Speaking at the Advertising Association’s LEAP Summit new culture secretary Karen Bradley says the Government is still looking hard at banning gambling ads on TV before the so-called 9pm ‘watershed,’ when you can air controversial stuff as the kids are ...

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New Bellwether report reveals buoyant spending despite Brexit fears

Brexit? What Brexit? The latest IPA Bellwether report into marketers’ spending plans (300 of them) in Q4 2016 shows that 12.9 per cent actually increased budgets despite widespread fears/predictions that the vote to leave the EU and, in all likelihood ...

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What really happens at Trump HQ

Won’t be able to make it to Davos this year (but give my regards to Gretel). You can bet that everyone there will be fretting about Trump and Putin in that order, including our own dear Sir Martin Sorrell of ...

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Watch out Facebook Snapchat is coming says Sorrell

Messaging service Snapchat, limbering up for an IPO this year that could value it at $25bn, is a potential rival to Facebook according to WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell. Speaking at Davos Sorrell said that WPP clients spent $90m with ...

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Jane Austin: why this slick bank ad from Russia is industry’s worst of 2016

Up to seven in ten women across the globe experience physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime. Despite decades of campaigning to combat the problem, it’s feared that under our current climate of fear and intolerance, it’s ...

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Murdoch closes on Sky but he may have missed the best

What Rupert wants Rupert usually gets and his latest bid for the 61 per cent of Sky his Fox company doesn’t already own will almost certainly succeed. Although the bid, at 10.75p, a 40 per cent premium to the recent, ...

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