Politics

Grey goes into battle for refugees again at the Olympics

At the Olympics there’s a team of ten refugees competing under the International Olympics Committee’s banner, trying to demonstrate – what exactly? That the IOC has a heart/conscience? That the Games isn’t all about rampant nationalism and doping? Regarding the ...

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WPP backs Turkey with JWT digital agency deal

WPP marches on where others, sometimes, fear to tread. Every now and then you feel its executives might be issued with tin hats. Now its J. Walter Thompson has bought a majority stake in WANDA Digital which is described as ...

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The Donald’s new logo suggests a hot time for Pence

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has named Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate – and unveiled a spanking new logo. Let’s hope Pence doesn’t get shafted in the same way as countless Trump associates and customers over the ...

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Paul Simons: a timely blast from the past from Tim Bell

Tim Bell was one of a long line of politics commentators talking to BBC News from College Green the other evening. He was on around 7.30, live, approximately 90 minutes after the Chablis is normally opened in the office. I ...

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Wieden+Kennedy enters debate on US shootings

Wieden+Kennedy HQ in Portland has entered the anguished debate in the US about this week’s shootings by police of two black men – Alton Sterling and Philando Castile – with this post on its website. It concludes with: “Just an ...

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WPP boosts European data business with Conexance buy

WPP has bought Conexance which it says operates the leading data co-operative for consumer transactions in France. Conexance is a database marketing with proprietary statistical modeling to identify consumer behaviours and attributes to predict future purchases. Conexance’s data cooperative includes ...

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