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Dentsu manager in Indonesia commits suicide through alleged overwork

Dentsu Media employee Jiro Inao has committed suicide in Indonesia, through the pressure of overwork according to police. Inao, 48, was a senior manager. His family have refused an autopsy. Dentsu’s CEO in Japan resigned last year over a similar ...

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Is Advertising Week a triumph of box office over usefulness?

I see that Advertising Week founder Matt Scheckner is threatening to take Advertising Week Europe, on in London this week, away from the UK because of Brexit. Can’t see that having Teresa May and her three Brexiteers quaking in their ...

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Microsoft tries to STEM flow of jobs for the boys

Here come the girls, again – this time the new iteration of Microsoft’s MakeWhatsNext campaign from McCann’s m:united, timed for International Women’s Day. This time what’s on Microsoft’s mind is the small number of women graduating with what it calls ...

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Now PR giant Edelman takes aim at advertising

Lots of people think ad agencies are an endangered species but that doesn’t seem to stop lots other companies trying to eat their lunch. Now independently-owned Edelman, arguably the most successful global PR agency, is consolidating its advertising efforts through ...

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Samsung drops the ball in phone safety ad blitz

Talk about shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted… Samsung blitzed the Oscars ceremony (you know, the one where they gave the Best Film to the wrong film initially*) with a series of ads purporting to show how ...

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Sport England and FCB show this girl can still hack it

FCB Inferno’s This Girl Can campaign for Sport England a couple of years ago won most of the available gongs going and also, rather more pertinently, persuaded millions of women to exercise more. But we don’t want any slacking do ...

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