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Ketchup with Christmas dinner? Tesco embraces diversity, up to a point

Last year Tesco did its best to be inclusive with its Christmas campaign and was threatened with boycotts because it featured a Muslim family. The Twitter idiots did not break the retailer’s resolve, however, and this year BBH has again ...

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AMV BBDO leader Cilla Snowball steps down after 26 years

Cilla Snowball – who’s been synonymous with AMV BBDO’s success in the UK and is a Dame Commander of the British Empire, no less – is stepping down as Group CEO and chairman of the UK’s largest ad agency after ...

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WPP’s end of year hiring freeze shows problems of managing diverse group

Much kerfuffle about a memo from WPP financial controller David Barker imposing a hiring freeze on the embattled group’s agencies, hardly a surprise as WPP as battling falling sales and revenues. Apparently WPP was planning to hire about 2,000 people ...

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Zulu unveils World’s Worst RFP pitch winner – a consultancy

Enterprising agency Zulu Alpha Kilo likes to poke fun at the idiocies of the ad business and this time it’s the “World’s Worst RFP” (request for proposal), won by a giant data-driven consultancy. Which is what some big agencies want ...

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Amazon plays it much too safe at Christmas

Here’s Amazon’s ‘Holidays’ ad from Lucky Generals, showing, er, lots of Amazon deliveries to the customary Christmas feel good backdrop. And that’s it. Given some of Amazon’s excellent recent efforts it’s a disappointment. A bit like AMV BBDO’s recent debut ...

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Hanzo sends Cosmolite on an unsettling odyssey

Samsonite is celebrating ten years of its Cosmolite lightweight range with an enigmatic film ‘Lost and Found’ from Hanzo Films in Dubai and director Ali Kurr. The posh suitcase finds itself in unlikely hands – somewhat down on their luck ...

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