Politics

“Get Ready for Brexit” says UK government – but what do we do?

At least the Out of Home industry seems to be be accruing some benefits from Brexit. The UK government has kicked off its “Get Ready for Brexit” campaign with lots of posters, courtesy of Engine and media agency Manning Gottlieb ...

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Michael Gove to unveil £100m Brexit campaign next week

Government minister (and one-time Boris Johnson foe) Michael Gove is due to announce details of the UK government’s £100m campaign to prepare the country for Brexit next week – with the less than rousing “Get Ready” as its theme. Some ...

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Ogilvy staff protest Customs and Border Protection work

Ogilvy employees are protesting – vociferously – about the agency’s work for the US Customs and Border Protection agency, blamed for separating children from their parents at border “facilities”. This is said to have led to the deaths of seven ...

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Huawei comes out fighting with good works blitz

You may have heard of Huawei (pronounced wah-way), it’s not Donald Trump’s favourite technology company or that of many security types around the world. Trouble is (from their point of view) the Chinese giant has lots of capability others don’t. ...

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Does Ogilvy need to take a moral stand on CPB border work?

WPP’s Ogilvy finds itself in hot water over a video produced for the US Customs and Border Protection agency (CPB) showing the (allegedly) civilised facilities in its Tucson facility. Ogilvy has a contract with the CPB worth a purported $12m ...

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Fairy becomes Fair as P&G pursues LGBT agenda

P&G is rebranding Fairy (Fairy Liquid as was) as Fair in its latest effort to effect societal change/be a corporate good guy (you choose.) The venerable detergent has sponsored some research showing that attitudes to LGBT people (or LGBTQ with ...

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