Politics

Now bumbling Boris stars in Geenpeace’s ‘Wasteminster’

Controversial British prime minister Boris Johnson gets it in the neck for lots of things (mostly deservedly although it doesn’t seem to prevent him winning elections.) But he probably didn’t expect to cop it from Greenpeace for the UK’s seemingly ...

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Omnicom duo unveil first “conscious brands” top 100

In these purpose-driven days are brands “conscious” or just self-conscious? Omnicom duo Wolff Olins and insight agency Hall & Partners have produced the first Conscious Brands 100 survey, reflecting “changing consumer mood and demands as a result of the pandemic.” ...

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HFSS advertising ban looms despite industry opposition

The Queen’s Speech yesterday confirmed the government’s intention to introduce a 9pm watershed for HFSS advertising on TV, and a total ban for online starting in April next year. The advertising industry has been fighting against this for years, arguing ...

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Publicis Health under fire for opioid marketing

Agencies make big money from lots of under-the-radar things, healthcare marketing being one. A high margin business too (draw your own conclusions.) Publicis Health in the US is being sued by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey for designing and deploying ...

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WPP and Sorrell back in the ring over bonus payments

The catchweight contest between WPP and founder and former CEO Sir Martin Sorrell is entering round 37. Campaign’s sleuths have discovered (subscription required) from WPP’s annual report that Sorrell’s former empire will not pay out two final long term payments ...

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Droga5 goes in to bat for US Reform Alliance

The US must have more lawyers and law schools per head of the population than anywhere and the result? To an outsider at least, one of the most dysfunctional justice systems. Reform Alliance is trying to change the onerous rules ...

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