Author Archives: Emma Hall

Emma Hall is a journalist and editorial consultant and is the former Europe Editor of Ad Age, where she covered European marketing advertising, digital and media stories. She has written for newspapers including the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times and the Telegraph, and was previously a section editor at Campaign. Emma started her career in New York as a researcher for a biography of Keith Richards.

Samsung and Mother bring a comic twist to high fashion

Samsung UK is adding a series of six films by Mother London to mark its partnership with the British Fashion Council, showcasing the key features of the Galaxy S22 Series. The films feature designer Charles Jeffrey of fashion label Loverboy, who ...

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Publicis Groupe exits Russia by ceding management to locals

First WPP, then IPG — and now Publicis Groupe is pulling out of Russia by stopping its business and investments and handing over control of its Russian operations, which has 1200 employees, to Sergey Koptev, founding chairman of Publicis in ...

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Creature London wins Atom Bank’s creative and strategy ahead of IPO

Atom Bank has appointed independent advertising agency Creature as its lead strategic and creative agency, without a pitch. The mobile-first bank, which launched in 2013 and broke even for the first time in 2021, is heading for an IPO and ...

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Brands pull out of Russia, but will they step up for Ukraine?

Companies — including WPP and now IPG as well as retailers and fast food giants — are pulling out of Russia (plus the UK bans all exports of luxury goods to the country and the EU expected to follow suit) ...

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Screwfix is ‘the choice of champions’ in Chime360 campaign

We all feel a little bit heroic when we’ve fixed something, which is why this campaign by Chime360 gets away with its “Flashdance” meets “Superman” take on DIY. Screwfix is owned by Kingfisher, which has also done good creative work ...

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Publicis Groupe appoints an Italian as new CCO for France

Publicis Groupe France has appointed Marco Venturelli as chief creative officer, taking responsibility for agencies including Publicis Conseil, Marcel, Leo Burnett Paris, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Razorfish. He was previously president and creative director of Publicis Conseil, which he joined ...

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Irn Bru takes a brutal look at teen prom dates, by Leith

This ruthless teen chooses his prom date based on their response to Irn Bru rather than age or looks. It’s his transformation from awkward youth to confident love god that turns a potentially ageist/sexist joke into a funny one. We’re ...

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Wunderman Thompson’s Jo Wallace gets full apology and payout from Daily Mail

Former JWT creative director Jo Wallace has won an apology and a settlement from the Daily Mail, which admitted in the High Court to having published false and “shocking” articles about her that caused “substantial damage” to her career and ...

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