Finance

Even all-conquering Aldi cocks it up in the wine stakes

One of the uncomfortable truths about modern life is that customer service gets worse rather than better. Despite all the bullshit our bigger companies dispense. Aldi has made great inroads into the UK – chiefly by being cheaper and more ...

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Talon Outdoor launches new OOH AdTech platforms

Leading independent Out of Home agency Talon Outdoor has launched two new AdTech platforms. Plato is an automated trading platform, which aggregates all OOH inventory into a single, intuitive campaign planning and delivery system. It allows users to explore, plan, ...

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Oh dear, now it’s VAR with ads on

We now have video assistant referees in big football games and, inevitably perhaps, now the ever-rapacious football authorities are planning to run ads – or maybe just branding – on them as we wait for the VAR to decide. Apparently ...

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Hovis is UK’s most “iconic” ad – 45 years later

Ridley Scott’s ‘Boy on the bike’ ad for Hovis and agency Collett Dickenson Pearce has been voted both the UK’s most iconic and heart-warming TV ad in a Kantatr poll of 1200 consumers. The Hovis ad dates back to 1974 ...

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New WPP entity pips Accenture for VodafoneZiggo

VodafoneZiggo isn’t exactly a household name outside the Netherlands, neither is WPP’s newly-minted WPP Go One. But the latter has won the former in what seems to be a repitch involving Accenture among others, so that’s reason enough for WPP ...

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Sorrell’s S4 Capital is growing fast

Sir Martin Sorrell’s new S4 has reported revenue up 38 per cent to £40.9m and gross profit up 37 per cent to £32.8m in Q1 2019, a pretty staggering performance since the business only started a year ago following his ...

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Out of Home should target world number two says Decaux

To Dubai for the 60th Annual Congress of FEPE International, an extraordinary event with over 400 delegates that brings together the burgeoning worldwide Out of Home industry and, among other things, tests the stamina of even the most accomplished hotel ...

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