Lobbying chief Bingle blasts Tory campaign

Bell Pottinger Public Affairs chief Peter Bingle, whose ultimate boss is Margaret Thatcher’s spinmeister Tim Bell, has blasted the Tory Party’s election effort so far as “the most inept Tory campaign in living memory.” This is saying something as the ...

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Golden oldie El Tel spearheads Sun’s World Cup campaign

Former England football manager Terry Venables is on good terms with the Sun newspaper these days (he’s a columnist) although it hasn’t always been thus as he’s taken a fair bit of stick from the unreliable tabloid over the years ...

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UK adspend starts to rise – Havas is up too

The IPA’s latest Bellwether report of UK advertisers says that 21 per cent spent a bit more in the first quarter of 2010 compared to just over 16 per cent who didn’t, leading to a modest rise of about 4.5 ...

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Will 2010 be the year of the agency start-up?

Agency start-ups put the energy into advertising and there’s some evidence around that the latter part of 2010 will see a whole raft of them as the economy recovers and top executives grow tired of life in the holding companies. ...

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Oh Lori! Ad war breaks out between Kirshenbaum and McCanns

A New York ad war has broken out between ambitious Toronto-based MDC, owner of Kirshenbaum Bond and McCann-Erickson, former home to Kirschenbaum Bond’s new president-ceo Lori Senecal (who’s now got her name on the door too). Lawyers have been called ...

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Springer & Jacoby closes – how long can a hot shop stay hot?

Germany’s most famous agency Springer & Jacoby has gone bust after failing to recover from the loss of the giant Mercedes account in July 2006. For a number of years the agency, credited with being the most creative in Germany, ...

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Poser for agencies as Clegg wins first UK TV debate

The chance to compete on equal terms with Labour and the Tories always looked like too good an opportunity for the Liberal Democrats to miss and Liberal leader Nick Clegg took full advantage in the first of the UK’s three ...

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50 years since CDP was born – was this the world’s best agency?

There are lots of other contenders of course, Boase Massimi Pollitt in the UK, DDB in New York, maybe there are supporters of Crispin Porter Bogusky in the US and even Campaign Palace in Sydney. But Collett Dickenson Pearce, now ...

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And we all thought car advertisers had gone respectable..

There’s a school of thought that reckons companies that were recently in the mire will revert to their bad old ways as soon as the financial crisis-induced recession recedes in the memory. And bankers, to take one rather prominent group, ...

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