Politics

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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Roy Jeans: how the ad industry actively underpins “surveillance capitalism”

In the regional Chinese city of Rongcheng, the ruling one-party state is perfecting its soon to be nationwide “Social Credit System”. Starting with 1,000 points, every citizen has points deducted – or added – for their historical (and current) behaviour. ...

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Reckitt Benckiser joins anti-plastic rush

RB, Reckitt Benckiser as was and sometimes still is, is stepping outside its usual hard sell mode with this anti-plastic opus – ‘Nature is Speaking’ from Casual Films. Nature is Speaking is also the name of a star-packed series from ...

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Dark Horses promotes forgotten footballers for CONIFA European championship

More football, this time from some unexpected places. Sportsbet.io (which lets you bet in bitcoins and other crypto currencies – yikes) is sponsoring the CONIFA European Football Cup which features teams from minorities, including stateless people, and other locations currently ...

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