Politics

M&C Saatchi under FCA spotlight, curtain falls on Maurice’s adland career

It doesn’t get any better for scandal- hit M&C Saatchi – half the board resigned this week including founder Lord Saatchi – and now the Financial Conduct Authority (an M&C client ironically) is taking a look at its public pronouncements ...

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Anti-semitism and the Labour Party: how a moral crisis became an election issue too

By Samuel Carpenter Criticism of the Labour Party since Jeremy Corbyn became leader has often focused on his and the party’s widely alleged antisemitism. Following his election, some criticisms could be considered ideological and opportunistic. Their subjectivity was demonstrated by ...

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Super Bowl 2020 sells out at $5.2m a pop

People have been reading the last rites over TV for years now but the message evidently hasn’t got through to Super Bowl advertisers. It’s Fox’s turn to broadcast the highlight of the NFL season in 2020 and all 77 in-game ...

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Bloomberg launches presidency bid with $37m ad blitz

Media tycoon and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg – ‘call me Mike’ – has enlisted what he hopes is the power of advertising in his bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination, spending an eye watering $37m in a week ...

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Possible Moscow joins anti-plastic crusade for Greenpeace

Here’s another effort to save the world – this time from the dreaded plastic – from Possible Moscow (still part of the WPP empire one presumes) for Greenpeace Russia. It’s an interesting spin on a hunting culture – with a ...

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Japan weighs the benefits of successful Rugby World Cup

By Colin Wheeler So for England it wasn’t to be. Congratulations South Africa, and this will mean so much more than just winning a World Cup for the Rainbow nation as it continues to unite its diversity. But what a ...

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Boris’ Get Ready for Brexit campaign misses its ever-moving target

The UK’s National Audit Office doesn’t think much of the Government’s ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ campaign – costing a supposed £100m – reporting that: “On 1 September 2019, the government launched a major communications campaign to help individuals and businesses ...

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