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W+K strikes gold for Nike with failed Marathon bid

Ogilvy New York’s ‘The Refugee Nation’ for Amnesty International – whereby a team of refugees was entered for the 2016 Olympics – is one of our pundits’ Top Tips for Cannes, undeniably a big idea. In terms of athletics (although ...

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Mackenzie overboard as Murdoch vessel heads unsteadily towards Sky

Will anyone miss Kelvin Mackenzie? The long-serving Rupert Murdoch ally (below) has had his post as Sun columnist terminated “by mutual consent” following his comparison of Everton’s Ross Barkley to a gorilla. News UK has also sold its shareholding in ...

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McDonald’s gets it wrong with bereavement ad

McDonald’s has run into a wave of flak for this new ad from Leo Burnett, showing a mother and son recalling a deceased father over a Big Mac. You shouldn’t exploit such events to sell burgers is the criticism and, ...

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C4’s Superhumans, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and US are big winners at D&AD 2017

The UK’s premier awards show – and a growing international force – D&AD has made its choices and the highest awards, Black Pencils, have been awarded to ‘We’re the Superhumans’ by 4Creative for Channel 4/Paralympics (Film Advertising) – United Kingdom; ...

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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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