Politics

BBC goes completely OTT on Prince Philip’s death

Friday evening os it’s into the kitchen to turn on Iggy Pop on BBC Radio Six Music and it’s….Gideon Coe playing a succession of dirges to mark Prince Philip’s death. On Saturday evening Craig Charles’ Funk and Soul Show is ...

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P&G turns to George Floyd issue with ‘widen the screen’

This seems to be P&G’s take on the George Floyd issue, timed, presumably, for the trial of policeman Derek Chauvin. Or the potential aftermath anyway. Inviting us to “widen the screen’ on the way we see things, race especially. By ...

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Google shines a light into covid vaccine murk

Google has clearly hit the right note with this new call to action – specifically inviting people to search for “covid vaccine near me” so they can get back to things they love. Normal life, that is. Juxtaposing popular pandemic ...

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Lincoln Project declares war on Rupert Murdoch, ‘the most dangerous man ever to cross our border’

Now that Donald Trump is out of office, campaigning organisation The Lincoln Project has turned its sights on Rupert Murdoch, who they say has “built his empire out of fear and lies,” “brainwashed millions” and is “the most dangerous man ...

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Publicis takeover rumours re-emerge – now it’s Vivendi

Speculation about a merger between French-owned marketing groups Publicis and Havas has re-emerged following a French media report. Havas pre-dates even the venerable Publicis although it’s now owned by Vivendi, controlled by French tycoon Vincent Bolloré (left.) Son Yannick runs ...

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UK government pandemic advertising tops £240m in 2020

UK government advertising in 2020 reached £163m (up 237%) with, on top of that, £80m from Public Health England (almost eight times the preceding year’s level) showing the ad impact of the Covid-19 epidemic. Most of this was spent with ...

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TBWA looks on the dry side for Le Chocolat des Français

Life in France, the capital especially, isn’t very oh là là at the moment with Covid running riot, especially if you’re a high end chocolate maker maybe. So credit Le Chocolat des Français and agency TBWA Paris for this dry ...

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