Analysis

Wunderman Thompson’s Jason Berry: my Desert Island Ads

Desert Island Ads The advertising industry is like a train station, full of people on different journeys, jostling for space on a small platform. Some are trying to figure out where they’re going. Others are indifferent. I’ve met very few ...

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Robert Jenkins: my MAA blast from the past – John Smith’s

MAA could probably fill a few dozen “Blast from the Past” columns with John Webster commercials but the one that stands out for me is from around 1980 for John Smith’s Bitter. It features the lovely flat-capped Gordon Rollings and ...

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New Nielsen report shows ad winners and losers in March

Nielsen has provided some insight into ad spending in the UK lockdown with figures for March – when the lockdown started – showing adspend on travel (down 48%) entertainment (-17%) and telecoms (-15%) plummeting. These categories were down £39m. Food ...

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Can London continue to dominate UK’s job sector growth?

London jobs continue to grow, but other UK cities are closing the gap on job growth in many industries. So, will London continue to dominate UK job sector growth? London has been leading the job growth race for years without ...

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MediaCom’s Stephen Allan and the end of media agency era

An era is coming to a close in media agencies with another of the group of UK media traders who have dominated big media agency land stepping down, MediaCom head Stephen Allan. Allan is being replaced by another Brit and ...

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