Analysis

We Are Social: how social media can help launch a new political party

By Andre van Loon I remember a time, not long ago, when people used to say that British politics was slightly predictable, with the main parties converging around the centre ground. While this was exaggerated even at the time, it ...

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George Parker: bring back the birds!

On the subject of big brand travails including Kraft Heinz which we covered yesterday, George Parker of Adscam fame reminds us of his experiences, detailed in Confessions of a Mad Man. Besides my never to be forgotten adventures with Mr ...

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Federica Bowman of FirmDecisions: why we still need to see financial transparency in media

For the past three years, the media and marketing industry has at last taken some bold and confident steps on the journey towards transparency. The increasingly complex media landscape – particularly the sometimes byzantine digital media trading ecosystem, with multiple ...

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Martin Smith of Twelve picks his Desert Island mobile ads

Martin Smith is strategy director of London creative agency and production company Twelve. Desert Island Ads Maureen Lipman – BT Togetherness, in a phone call, even if you only live three minutes down the road. Now we sit, alone and ...

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Dare’s Grace Surguy picks her Desert Island (influencer) Ads

Grace Surguy is senior project manager at Dare, a digital creative agency and part of Inside Ideas Group. Desert Island Ads No longer twiddlies you endure at the cinema, ads are more than just scenery for the main event. They’re ...

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Roy Jeans: why the Cairncross Review into news media is a failure of intent and resolution

Christophe Guilluy’s recently published English-language version of “Twilight of the Elites” focuses on nascent tensions between France’s metropolitan ruling class and the disenfranchised people who live in the countryside outside of France’s “citadels” of power and economic influence. Originally published ...

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