Media

New Nestle USA boss Paul Grimwood reviews $800m account

A new client usually means an agency review and new boss of Nestle USA, Brit Paul Grimwood (left), is no exception. Nestle USA has announced a wide-ranging review of its $800m or so ad budget, starting with media currently handled ...

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Are the John Lewis snowmen actually white British consumers in disguise?

I’m beginning to wonder if there is an unspoken conspiracy at large across the nation. It’s to do with a very tricky topic of political correctness, specifically regarding race, that we all suppress out of fear of being castigated as ...

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Arena Media lands UK TV blitz for Ricola chocs

Unconventional chocolates are all the rage despite these straightened times and Swiss firm Ricola, founded in 1930 and still family-owned, is to return to TV in the UK with a £3m budget. Havas-owned Arena Media has landed the media planning ...

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UK ad copy body Clearcast sticks by baffling decision to ban Bogusky SodaStream ad

Silly old Clearcast, the media owner-owned body that clears and prepares commercials for transmission in the UK, is sticking by its highly controversial decision to ban SodaStream’s ad knocking the (alleged) excesses of the soft drinks industry. SodaStream’s appeal against ...

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WPP closes in on mystery Chinese company Huawei

Here’s an interesting one: Ad Age reports that WPP has ‘edged out’ Omnicom in what seems to have been a two-horse race for Chinese telecoms giant Huawei (‘Hway-hay’ is what you say apparently). Huawei is a global business-to-business supplier (worth ...

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