Cameron under pressure over BP

One of the many roles of a British Prime Minister is to be Brand Director or Head of PR for UK plc, something which Tony Blair, for all his faults, accomplished rather well. Even Gordon Brown, never one of nature’s ...

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Savage job cuts at the Mirror titles

The three UK Mirror titles – Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and People – are to cut 200 editorial jobs, getting on for half their total staff of 554. A third of these jobs are so-called casuals but, on tabloid newspapers ...

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Anomaly dumps Diesel – or was it the other way round?

It was certainly a short and, it would seem, not especially sweet relationship anyway as trendy integrated agency Anomaly has resigned Diesel after just nine months, shortly after producing its much-hyped ‘Be Stupid’ global campaign for the Italian fashion brand. ...

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Will DLKW work some magic for Lowe London?

Well Lowe London could certainly do with some, the agency has never recovered from founder Sir Frank Lowe’s fallout with the Interpublic board before the agency went through a string of pretty clueless CEOs and then, the final blow, Lowe ...

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Queen of the Net Mary Meeker predicts new online ad boom

That’s Morgan Stanley’s internet analyst Mary Meeker who told a conference in New York that online advertising is due for another huge boost based on figures showing that it takes just 13 per cent of US adspend although it accounts ...

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Apple and Google square up over iAd and AdMob

Apple boss Steve Jobs wants to keep Google and its recently-acquired AdMob mobile ads business off iPhones and iPads by banning them from its new iAds system due to launch in July. He says iAd will only take app ads ...

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Would Google bid for Premier League TV rights?

Might Google make a bid for the Premier League TV rights, the golden asset that has made BSkyB into the astonishing success it is today? That is the mischievous suggestion floated by the LoveFilm group’s digital officer Lesley MacKenzie at ...

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$60m iAd shows that Apple is finally a media owner

It’s been coming for ages of course but Apple is now a fully-fledged media owner with claimed orders of $60m (about half of US total mobile ad expenditure) for its iAd system, set to launch when the new iPhone 4 ...

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