Anti-Trump ads storm Super Bowl

A while ago JWT produced a report a report saying that people were swayed by brands in their political choices. We thought this was a bit over the top but that’s before we’d seen some Super Bowl ads. Budweiser has ...

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Time is surely up for the Guardian’s newspaper business

What to do about the Guardian, which announced to staff the other day that it was going to burn through £90m of cash in the year to April. Last year it reported an EBITDA loss of £68.7m and a pre-tax ...

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Deutsch opens a winner for Busch Super Bowl debut

AB Inbev, about to be the owner of SAB Miller, is by far the world’s biggest beer company and it looks like being the Super Bowl’s biggest benefactor too. We’ve already seen two efforts for Bud Light (didn’t like those) ...

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Football’s money-wise winners and losers – and a reminder from Mourinho

Interesting article in the FT today about football clubs and which ones have (and have not) spent most wisely on players and salaries. Manchester United is not among the wisest spenders you won’t be surprised to learn although there are ...

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Lucky Generals set to attempt an adam&eve at TBWA

More Lucky Generals. A while back the agency announced it was in talks with Omnicom, seemingly with a view to setting up a micro-network within the holding company. It still might but more likely, initially at least, is the newish ...

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Lucky Generals changes tack for grown-up Paddy Power

Say what you like about Lucky Generals, they keep knocking out the ads. Long-time client Paddy Power (something of a miracle in itself) commissions a fair proportion of them, usually topical spins and the like designed to show what a ...

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Doner wins AccorHotel’s Novotel and Mercure brands

French hotel giant Accor has appointed Doner London as its lead creative agency for mid-priced brands Novotel and Mercure after a pitch. The brands worked with the consultancy RAR to draw up the shortlist. Novotel and Mercure have a network ...

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Gunn Report names 2016’s top ad award winners – adam&eveDDB is top agency

The Gunn Report into ad awards for 2016 names BBDO as the Most Awarded Network, adam&eveDDB the Most Awarded Agency (two of the top four are from New Zealand), Burger King’s ‘McWhopper’ Most Awarded Campaign, USA Most Awarded Country, Samsung ...

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