Politics

P&G enters race debate in US with BBDO master class

There’s no company more synonymous with “white” than Procter & Gamble, for entirely understandable laundry-related reasons. But P&G is now taking another turn on the slippery ‘advertising for good’ slopes with a new campaign – ‘My black is beautiful’ – ...

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War breaks out at Bell Pottinger over Gupta campaign

Britain’s biggest PR firm, Bell Pottinger, 25 per cent owned by Chime Communications in which WPP is a substantial shareholder, is embroiled in a life-threatening row over its work for the controversial South African Gupta brothers who have prospered mightily ...

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Why £500m for Neymar is a PR investment

When people, and indeed whole countries, began investing mind-boggling sums in football and football players it seemed as though they’d gone mad. Maybe they had but the rest of the world of the world seems to have caught up with ...

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MediaCom survey shows UK’s troubled teens

Media agency MediaCom has been looking into what UK teens (‘Generation Z’) think about their (and our) future prospects and it isn’t looking good. Although 73 per cent say that they’re most concerned with getting a job they like (and ...

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McCann loses mega-client who didn’t believe it was a contractor – or has it?

The Us Army dumped McCann Worldgroup from its shortlist for a new agency for technical reasons, according to Ad Age. These included the formatting of unspecified documents and an inability to confirm McCann’s status as a certified contractor, despite the ...

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Amnesty’s Air offers lessons for Trump and Ertogan

Brussels agency Air is drumming up business for Amnesty’s Summer University, the biggest assembly of human rights activists in Belgium. So it’s produced a print and online campaign showing two (unlikely) attendees. You know this one. This is Turkey’s President ...

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