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Sometimes you just have to share these things, here’s Wilkinson Sword’s ladies ‘mowing the lawn’

From JWT New York I believe but stranger things have happened. It’s an oldish commercial but it shows how below-the-belt female preoccupations are becoming big business. Good job it isn’t running in the UK because the Daily Mail would have ...

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Have you ever read a bigger load of self-justifying rubbish? This is the World Federation of Advertisers on procurement

Procurement used to be the prerogative of pimps or procurers, revenue maximisers for prostitutes. Now of course it means the function in client companies of (among many other things) buying marketing services and is probably the main reason why relations ...

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Francois Sarkozy joins Publicis Groupe with sale of healthcare consultancy

Nicolas Sarkozy’s younger brother Francois is joining Publicis Groupe which has bought the healthcare agency AEC Partners he set up with Yannick Sabatin. It will be renamed Publicis Healthcare Consulting and looks like it will be run by Sabatin as ...

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Havas’ Vincent Bollore launches electric cars hire scheme in Paris

We’ve already had Google developing driverless cars and now another big adland figure Vincent Bollore of Havas says he is pumping 100m euros into a scheme called Autolib to rent out electric cars to Parisians. The ‘blue cars’ in question, ...

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Guinness breaks new ‘more life in the dark’ line with ad launch in Ireland

Interesting new commercials are coming thick and fast and Diageo, owner of Guinness and other brands including Johnnie Walker is dipping into its copious pockets again with this ad from AMV’s Irish operation that debuts in Ireland imminently before coming ...

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