Politics

US spooks target Brighton ad agency Designate

Running an ad agency can be a pretty precarious business – and now you might have to contend with the US Department of Homeland Security. Brighton creative agency Designate found its website snaffled by the aforementioned spooks a week ago, ...

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Whoops – Yorkshire Tea becomes Tory Tea

All publicity is good publicity? Not in the social media age it isn’t. Boris Johnson’s new chancellor Rishi Sunak, an unfeasibly rich Yorkshire dweller (he married into the Infosys family and is a former hedge fund partner) probably thought he’d ...

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‘Advertising pays’ is core message of Bloomberg bid

Michael Bloomberg is up from four per cent to 19 per cent among Democratic voters and, despite getting a pasting from his rival candidates the other night, looks set to face off against Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Presidential nomination. ...

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RBS becomes NatWest Group – time to ditch the baggage?

What difference does a name change make? RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland as was and still majority owned by the UK government after nearly bringing the nation grinding to a halt in the banking crisis) is changing its name to ...

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Brexit is the sore that keeps on running

Slow day in adland today, the ordure may hit the air conditioning when the ad holding companies announce their full 2019 results in the coming days. Here in the UK we’re coming to terms with Brexit, although we have little ...

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UK’s Advertising Association puts trust back on the agenda

The UK’s Advertising Association is mounting a campaign to try to restore trust in advertising – it’s fallen to 25 per cent from 48 per cent 20 years ago – with the theme ‘Responsibility, Trust and Growth.’ It’s also established ...

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Will the BBC come knocking on David Abraham’s door?

BBC director general Tony Hall (aka Lord Hall of Birkenhead, there are some perks in that vale of tears) is stepping down, leaving the job of hanging on to the licence fee in face of a hostile Tory government to ...

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