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Is BBDO boss Andrew Robertson really in the Mad Men mould?

No would be most people’s answer (although he looks a bit fearsome in this picture). But BBDO Worldwide CEO Robertson has emailed BBDO US staff after the agency found itself in the spotlight when, in the current series of Mad ...

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Five things you didn’t know about advertising agencies: 1990s (1)

1/ The 1990s was the decade that the tide turned for ad agencies and the business is still trying to recover from the reverses it suffered. Advertising, or paid-for promotion as we might call it, is actually booming; the biggest ...

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Comparethemarket’s meerkats to open London store in Regent Street

No-one seems to know whether this new emporium will be called Comparethemarket or Comparethemeerkat but the price comparison site is opening its first, pop-up, store at 80 Regent Street in London on October 28. For two days only. The site ...

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‘Joy’ agency GSD&M Idea City splits with BMW North America

BMW’s ‘Joy’ campaign for BMW (sample line Joy is BMW) has long been controversial, even more so when a year ago BMW decided to take it global, thereby forcing local shops like WCRS in the UK to run versions of ...

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Aussies ban Lara Stone ‘gang rape ad’ for Calvin Klein jeans

Well they would, wouldn’t they if that indeed is what’s going on? In fact it’s pretty difficult to tell what exactly is occurring in this Calvin Klein poster although Lara, recently married to British comedian and writer David Walliams, is ...

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Naked Communications partner Ivan Pollard quits for top Coke marketing job

Naked Commmunications partner Ivan Pollard has landed a top marketing job at long-time client Coca-Cola, helping to oversee the company’s efforts in ‘content, connections and integration.’ In essence this means that Pollard, 48, will be trying to steer Coke’s brands ...

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