Politics

Trump and Sorrell: the reality behind two great illusionists?

By Jane Austin in Cannes Were there any deliberate parallels that were being drawn between Michael Wolff’s description of the ascent of US president Donald Trump and the demise of advertising’s own Sun King Sir Martin Sorrell in the Cannes ...

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Unlockers’ ‘symphony of violence’ tackles Brazil gun crime

‘Symphony of Violence’ from creative collective Unlockers is part of a project to break Brazil’s apparent inertia about violent crime, with someone murdered every ten minutes, 850,000 over the past 15 years. So the film replicates the shots fired for ...

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Is China the next stop for adam&eveDDB?

James Murphy hinted that adam&eveDDB could open in China during an Advertising Association breakfast last week. The founding partner described China as “tantalizing,” and suggested that a partnership with a local agency would be the best way in, partly due ...

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Bolloré’s African travails are a problem for Havas too

If you find yourself in a Havas office – or any part of Vincent Bolloré’s far flung empire which includes Vivendi as well as African logistics giant Bolloré Group – don’t mention the words Bell Pottinger. Bell Pottinger was the ...

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Facebook plumbs new depths as it tries to raise its PR game

Facebook’s revenues are going through the roof – nearly $12bn in the first quarter Of 2018 (49 per cent up year on year) – 91 per cent of it via mobile. This when founder Mark Zuckerberg has been hauled before ...

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Schweppes battles Fever-Tree and French health police

Here’s a characteristically perky number from BETC Paris for Schweppes, trying very hard to be cool again against competition from the likes of Fever-Tree. If it’s clichés you may as well rattle through them. But what’s all this mangerbougerfr. nonsense ...

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