Politics

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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Now Boris comes out in support of sugary ads – we think

If, as expected, we get Boris Johnson as the next UK prime minister (possibly only for a week or so but we’ll see) there may be a reprieve for sugary drinks manufacturers and their handmaidens (ad and media agencies) as ...

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Is P&G’s new purpose ad ‘The Look’ really a cop out?

Here’s another much-trumpeted dollop of purpose from P&G, ‘The Look’ from the Saturday Morning collective. Showing a black man and his child being given the cold shoulder (or look) by white folks. P&G is trying to appeal to black consumers ...

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Is digital currency Libra set to become Facebook’s Midland Bank moment?

Readers with (very) long memories may recall that in 1987 the Saatchi brothers, then running the world’s biggest agency group, announced their intention to take over the UK’s Midland Bank, one of the biggest at the time. The Midland (now ...

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