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The Ipcress File showcases the best and worst of advertising

ITV’s The Ipcress File is becoming a showcase for advertisers although as the series introduces yet more labyrinthine variations on Len Deighton’s labyrinthine novel (a DIY botched abortion, what was that about?) its appeal may diminish. Wonder if ITV rationed ...

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Publicis Groupe appoints an Italian as new CCO for France

Publicis Groupe France has appointed Marco Venturelli as chief creative officer, taking responsibility for agencies including Publicis Conseil, Marcel, Leo Burnett Paris, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Razorfish. He was previously president and creative director of Publicis Conseil, which he joined ...

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Bumble bumbles into the “romance gap”

Dating app Bumble is taking a rather less traditional view of getting together than Irn Bru, urging women to “drop the script” in a new campaign from 72andSunny Amsterdam. As ever these days there’s some cod research to back up ...

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More not-so-private parts: SAXX and Pubes for the Planet

We’ve already had The Vagina Museum this week, now we have SAXX underwear with actress Nina Bergman (courtesy of agency Quality Meats) telling us how to look after our nether regions (thanks to Adscam’s George Parker for this) plus Pubes ...

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Merkle B2B’s Jason Fletcher: agencies need to commit to disabled talent

For an industry that depends on fresh perspectives, diverse creative directions and essentially different life experiences, advertising has been poor in implementing disabled people into production crews and teams. A recent study by the Advertising Association found that 9% of ...

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Wunderman Thompson’s Jo Wallace gets full apology and payout from Daily Mail

Former JWT creative director Jo Wallace has won an apology and a settlement from the Daily Mail, which admitted in the High Court to having published false and “shocking” articles about her that caused “substantial damage” to her career and ...

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W+K’s Colleen DeCourcy is 2022 Cannes Lion of St Mark

Former Wieden+Kennedy president and global CCO Colleen DeCourcy is this year’s Cannes Lions’ Lion of St Mark, its lifetime achievement award. DeCourcy is the second woman to be recognised following Mary Wells Lawrence last year. The Lion of St Mark ...

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