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Read’s running commentary creates more unease at WPP

I wonder if new WPP CEO Mark Read is wise to offer a running commentary on the embattled group’s fortunes? He’s at it today in Campaign, musing on merging agencies and WPP’s travails in North America. When he took the ...

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Fight for your world says WWF in Uncommon debut

Big issues are coming thick and fast today – news reporting courtesy of the New York Times and harassment from timeTo already. Now it’s the small matter of saving the world from our own depredations from the WWF (formerly World ...

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Lucky Generals sound a Christmas warning note for timeTo

TimeTo is set on removing harassment from the ad business, in this case a “handsy” client keen to get to get her (please note) mitts on a young account handler in a campaign using donated time and space from Lucky ...

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Very.co.uk kicks off Christmas ad season with space trip

Not sure we can take a Christmas ad this early in the season – it’s still October – but Shop Direct’s Very.co.uk is getting its retaliation in first with another winsome piece of animation from St Luke’s and Against All ...

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Now Ogilvy UK offers all staff voluntary redundancy

More downsizing is afoot at Ogilvy UK with all staff being offered voluntary redundancy. The agency says this is because it wants to be “transparent” about the changes being made under new group CEO Michael Frohlich which have already seen ...

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The&Partnership wins Coty’s Wella globally

The&Partnership has been appointed by Coty as global lead creative agency for Wella Professionals, its flagship brand aimed at the hair salon sector. Coty Professional Beauty CMO Laura Simpson says: “Wella Professionals (founded in 1880) is a leader in salon ...

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BMW and Serviceplan unveil new 8 luxury flag bearer

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) will have heart failure over this one. They recently banned an ad for the Nissan Micra – Nissan Micra! – ‘cos it went too fast. BMW petrol heads will be looking anxiously, though, to ...

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