You have to feel for new BBC director-general George Entwistle – no, not that way – who has walked into the biggest minefield the corporation has faced since Andrew Gilligan’s carelessly-worded (but true) allegation about Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell’s ...Read More »
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Channel 4 Paralympics ad pushes the right buttons – but do we need a bomb going off in the Middle East?
There’s a formidable head of steam behind the forthcoming Paralympics in London and Channel 4′s launch ad (by in-house agency 4Creative presumably) is a vigorous piece of work – ‘Meet the Superhumans’ is hardly the stuff of most ads about ...Read More »
Is this an opportunity missed? Here’s the new ad from TBWA Paris for Amnesty International showing Iraq/Afghanistan cruelties inflicted by Americans and then the same poor sap being brutalised by muslims. With a few shots of an African guerilla army ...Read More »
It doesn’t seem that long ago that new business pitches were prepared the night before, often by dragging a reluctant creative team out of the pub. There would, of course, be a big research document but the hope (and often ...Read More »
Piers Morgan plays a straight bat at Leveson phone-hacking inquiry – but could someone have a disabling googly up their sleeve?
Usually voluble and gossipy former tabloid editor (and cricket fan) Piers Morgan was patting back questions from the Leveson inquiry into UK media ethics with the straightest of straight bats today. No I didn’t know about phone hacking (he clearly ...Read More »
It must have seemed a bright idea at the time but it’s hardly surprising that Tony Blair’s decision to hand the £4.6 million advance and any profits from his autobiography to the Royal British Legion has attracted more criticism than ...Read More »