Media

Sorrell’s S4 presses on with world growth despite crisis

Sir Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital is still on the takeover trail (or ‘merger” as it prefers to say) amid the crisis, with the addition of LATAM data and analytics consultancy Digodat. In a somewhat jumpy M&A market S4 reminds us ...

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How on earth did this one slip the Volkswagen (and Voltage) net?

When you’re producing zillions of bits a content a day the odd howler is going to slip through but this Instagram effort from Volkswagen is a peach. Racist or what? So we’ve had VW board members frantically grovelling in public ...

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BBC Sounds ‘butchers’ a singalong version of Bowie’s ‘Heroes’

The BBC has cemented its place as a national treasure during the Covid-19 crisis, and this film does a good job of underpinning that status without resorting to Zoom, thank goodness. It’s celebrating the “Great British Singalong,” which the BBC ...

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Ocean launches Covid-19 recovery creative competition

Out of home digital media owner Ocean Outdoor is launching the Crucial Creative Competition, a £1million prize fund to help galvanise advertisers and agencies as the Covid-19 crisis begins to ease. The Crucial Creative Competition replaces Ocean’s long-running annual digital ...

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New Nielsen report shows ad winners and losers in March

Nielsen has provided some insight into ad spending in the UK lockdown with figures for March – when the lockdown started – showing adspend on travel (down 48%) entertainment (-17%) and telecoms (-15%) plummeting. These categories were down £39m. Food ...

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