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Five things you didn’t know about advertising agencies: 2000s (2)

In the 2000s agencies jumped through endless hoops to try to make themselves cool and trendy again; even to the point of decrying good ‘ole paid-for advertising on TV and in other above-the-line media in favour of anything digital and, ...

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Saatchis Jo’burg creates fictional Facebook character to highlight drug abuse

Saatchi & Saatchi Johannesburg has created a fake Facebook account detailing the effects of drug abuse, with the aim of highlighting the dangers of narcotics. Designed to raise awareness of the Chabad Addiction Rehabilitation Centre (CARE) in Johannesburg, a fictional ...

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Bookies can’t bet on the right ad agency as William Hill moves again

UK high street bookmaker William Hill is looking for a new agency for the third time in a year according to Campaign, a sign that it’s more comfortable placing each way bets than backing winners. It’s leaving The Bank which ...

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Companies still all at sea in social media says Firefly Millward Brown

A new survey by Firefly Millward Brown shows that clients are still struggling to market their brands successfully in social media despite pouring an increasing amount of money into it. The survey, which FMB claims is the first global study, ...

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UK’s ASA watchdog bans Beyonce’s boobs – before 7.30pm

Beyonce has made a sexy commercial for the launch of her new Heat fragrance for Coty and the UK’s ad watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority has banned its transmission before 7.30, apparently because it looks as though her untethered boobs ...

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