Media

ASA bans two Imperial Tobacco ads, and tightens the rules on gambling

Imperial Tobacco is in trouble with the Advertising Standards Authority for two outdoor ads that appeal to under 18s, and suggest that smoking is safe. It’s not quite the return of big tobacco – these banned ads are for Rizla ...

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Josko Grljevic of Talon Outdoor: transforming OOH – an “outsider’s” perspective

Talon Outdoor’s chief transformation officer Josko Grljevic explains the 2019 roadmap for technology and automation in Out of Home advertising. Since taking on the newly-created and in vogue role for developing companies – that of chief transformation officer at Talon ...

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Google’s Home Alone ads in danger of becoming franchise

Ads about ads are becoming events – if that doesn’t sound too double Dutch. So Google Assistant scored mightily with its ‘Home Alone’ starring a grown-up Macauley Culkin and now Joe Pesci, who played one of the baddies in the ...

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Paddy Power and Sky Bet plumb new depths in TV ad wars

The debasement of UK TV advertising at the hands of bookmakers grow apace – we keep hearing there’s a ban coming but it’s taking its time – and here’s our old friend Paddy Power with a new “ambassador’ for his ...

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Ad holding shares recover (a bit) after Publicis panic attack

The Publicis Groupe share price was rising unsteadily this morning – and WPP with it, in sympathy perhaps – after the collective panic attack that hit markets yesterday after Publicis CEO Arthur Sadoun (below) reported growth falling by 0.3 per ...

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WPP’s GroupM recruits top-rated Pivotal analyst Wieser

WPP via its GroupM media operation has achieved a coup, luring top-rated Pivotal Research Group analyst Brian Wieser to be its global president, business intelligence. Wieser spent eight years at Pivotal and has also worked at Interpublic’s Magna Global, Lehman ...

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Who’s Andy Warhol says Super Bowl audience

Fast-rising agency David Miami (named after David Ogilvy) had three big brands in the Super Bowl, one of which was Burger King with #EatLike Andy featuring deceased pop art pioneer Andy Warhol (there’ll be lots of these now the technology’s ...

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