Former Kinetic boss has shaken up the out of home buying business no end by winning huge chunks of business for his UK indie Talon.
Biggest client is Omnicom’s OMG; next big one might be one of Publicis Groupe’s Starcom or Zenith.
Might Omnicom or PG decide to take out this impertinent outsider?
**** Comedian Robin Williams is starring in a new pilot about an ad agency.
Don Draper’s one thing, but Robin Williams?
**** Super Bowl 2013 was a big flopperoo in terms of the ads. Never was more money spent (it looks like about $1.4m for thirty seconds) and most of them were either crap or, at best, worthy. Too much money, too much pressure and too much social media in advance.
****I haven’t seen a really good ad so far this year whereas last year there’d been a number: some at the Super Bowl, others from around Europe plus a few from the UK (I do think UK ads are getting worse).
Goodness knows what they’ll choose in Cannes: maybe they’ll introduce yet another Lion for the best, slightly better than moderate, TV campaign.