Politics

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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MSQ’s The Gate launches Mayor’s London Power

The Mayor of London’s office is kicking off the first integrated advertising campaign to promote the launch of ‘London Power’, a new energy company available exclusively to Londoners. Every year residents in the capital spend an estimated £3.5 billion on ...

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Happy Christmas – as a mean-minded 2019 nears its end

It’s that time of year when it’s goodwill to all men, women and whatever other genders are on offer. But not quite. In his successful campaign to be Conservative leader/PM Boris Johnson famously observed: ‘fuck business.” Whoops, that’s it for ...

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Adland’s search for equality misses the target in Brexit Britain

By Archie Heaton London’s liberal bubble was well and truly popped last week when those working in advertising shockingly discovered that the British people had voted for Boris Johnson. To make matters worse, Shoreditch was equally perplexed to find out ...

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M&C Saatchi under FCA spotlight, curtain falls on Maurice’s adland career

It doesn’t get any better for scandal- hit M&C Saatchi – half the board resigned this week including founder Lord Saatchi – and now the Financial Conduct Authority (an M&C client ironically) is taking a look at its public pronouncements ...

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Anti-semitism and the Labour Party: how a moral crisis became an election issue too

By Samuel Carpenter Criticism of the Labour Party since Jeremy Corbyn became leader has often focused on his and the party’s widely alleged antisemitism. Following his election, some criticisms could be considered ideological and opportunistic. Their subjectivity was demonstrated by ...

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