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Paddy Power puts the boot in to Tiger Woods

It’s the British Open golf at Portrush in Northern Ireland and some big stars have been caught in the rough – local favourite Rory McIlroy (who hasn’t been the same since he appeared in those awful Santander ads) and Masters ...

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Publicis organic growth becalmed as US problems continue

Publicis Groupe CEO Arthur Sadoun has a problem. His long-awaited ‘Power of One’ transformation is still stuck in the garage it seems, as the French ad holding group reports second quarter organic growth of just 0.1 per cent, missing analysts’ ...

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Puma first down the tunnel as football’s tidal wave begins

The men’s football season is almost upon us (does it ever go away?) and Puma seems to be first out of the blocks with this effort from French agency Lafourmi, hymning the style and swagger that make up ‘the flow.” ...

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Is ‘no strategy’ paying off for Omnicom?

Is Omnicom – which owns BBDO, TBWA, DDB and Omnicom Media Group among others – doing well or badly? Its shares fell three per cent yesterday when it reported a 3.6 per cent drop in second quarter revenue in Q2 ...

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China Airlines and Leo Burnett rack up global viral winner

Here’s a viral ad success story from China, poking fun at customers: surely not? Actually it’s from Taiwan for national carrier China Airlines, courtesy of Leo Burnett, and the Chinese language version has over six million YouTube views. Which tells ...

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Cantona joins anniversary space race for Kronenbourg

Who’s the best actor in ads? Move over Idris Elba and even Robert De Niro, surely it’s former Man United enfant terrible Eric Cantona? We’ve already had him wowing the ladies of Alsace by pretending to be a farmer and ...

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TV marketer Thinkbox appoints Mother to prestige account

Thinkbox, the UK commercial TV marketing body, has appointed Mother to its creative account. Mother takes over from The Red Brick Road which handled Thinkbox for its first 12 years. Media stays with MediaCom. Thinkbox marketing director Andrew MacGillivray says: ...

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4Creative aims for the moon with disability cast

Astronauts all over the place this week on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Channel 4 has been running a Moon Landing Live series and it culminates in a programme on Saturday. So 4Creative has produced a ...

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