You can’t beat a conference in Barcelona to attract the top talent at this time of year and the Morgan Stanley TMT talk-fest on at the moment has attracted, inter alia, WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell and News Corporation’s James Murdoch. ...Read More »
You probably thought that was the way life insurance companies, indeed any insurance company, operated. You hand over money to insure against misfortune and they pay up. Sadly of course they don’t, arguing the toss about any claim at all ...Read More »
Publicis Groupe snaps up Johan Bjorksten’s Eastwei PR business in China – why is rival Sir Martin Sorrell so quiet?
Ever since Publicis Groupe boss Maurice Levy decided not to retire the French marcoms group has been in rampant rabbit mode, snapping up agencies here there and everywhere. Now it’s bought Eastwei Relations in China along with Swedish founder Johan ...Read More »
Beyonce has made a sexy commercial for the launch of her new Heat fragrance for Coty and the UK’s ad watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority has banned its transmission before 7.30, apparently because it looks as though her untethered boobs ...Read More »
That’s not quite true, shareholders will be pleased that the price is up nearly 50 per cent year on year and that the company has reported an 11 per cent rise in revenues for the first nine months of 2010 ...Read More »
Let’s face it, Kate Middleton, Prince William’s intended, has always been a Kate; she’s pretty and blessed with nice long legs, just as Kates are supposed to be. But Buckingham Palace, stuffed to the gills with people whose job it ...Read More »
Publicis Groupe has decided to make a bigger splash on Twitter and here’s the YouTube video it’s using to launch it. It’s a rare opportunity to see Le grand fromage at home, surrounded by his admiring minions who seem to ...Read More »
Ford is looking Getting Back Together Your Ex to branded entertainment to transform its image from a fairly prosaic, functional brand to something that car drivers find distinctive, fun or aspirational. The idea is just to make them feel something ...Read More »
Robin Wight steps down from Engine board, is this the last chapter for the Peter Pan of UK advertising?
We don’t want to sound too gloomy of course, the irrepressible industry veteran (65) is hardly reaching for his pipe and carpet slippers. But Robin Wight, one of the founders of WCRS back in 1979 and a stalwart of the ...Read More »
Mother New York co-founder Linus Karlsson, half of the celebrated ‘The Swedes’ creative duo with partner Paul Malmstrom, is to leave the agency after seven years. Karlsson, whose award-winning work includes Miller Lite, MTV and Lee Jeans, hasn’t said where ...Read More »