Creative

Goodby and Silverstein celebrate…150 years?

My thanks to Adscammer George Parker (another man who never sleeps) for pointing me in the direction of this self-produced tribute to what seems to be the world’s most venerable agency – Goodby Silverstein & Partners. And I thought they’d ...

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Why Aberdeen Asset Management is the Intel of global financial services

What’s the biggest, most successful, company you’ve never heard of? Impossible to say, of course. But a good candidate would be Aberdeen Asset Management. It’s in the FTSE100; it’s genuinely global. And it’s very profitable indeed, judging from its latest ...

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BBH Refuge online video is a viral Modern Classic

Many years ago, Howard Gossage wrote: “people read what interests them- sometimes it’s an ad”. For a ‘modern classic’ this should be extended to see, watch, search for, hear, partake in and pass on. When TV shows boasted 20 million ...

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George Parker: you have to make the bastards pay!

There’s always been a perception in the business world that advertising agencies have an unlimited license to print money. Back in the glory days of the sixties and seventies, this was accepted, because most agencies, in collusion with the avaricious ...

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