Politics

What Brexit vote means for adland – bad or worse

As British PM Theresa May waits to hear the verdict of Parliament on her proposed Brexit deal (they won’t like it) various forecasts are emerging about the likely fate of advertising in the event of various outcomes: no deal with ...

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Pepsico’s new effort to please China makes you uneasy

Is this advertising or a big American company cozying up to the US’s big trade rival – or something in between? China has landed a probe on the far side of the moon, which is a PR plus for its ...

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Brexit bus was marketing triumph – and a political own goal

Channel 4 is promising to lift the lid on Brexit tonight (Monday) with a film starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings, the mastermind behind the successful Brexit campaign. The ever-ingenious Taylor Herring is promoting it with C4’s version of the ...

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Karmarama’s new Army campaign invites collateral damage

The British Army is harking back to Lord Kitchener’s famous World War 1 poster – ‘Your country needs you’ – in its latest gritty campaign from Karmarama. This time it says ‘your army needs you, and your resilience.’ (Another redundant ...

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HSBC and JWT issue Brexit year clarion call

HSBC (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation as was) is doing its cheerleading bit for embattled Brits in this Brexit year by reminding citizens of the UK’s major towns what we’re supposed to stand for. A continuation of its ‘Together ...

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Jimmy Nelson and JWT set out to save a disappearing world

Photographer Jimmy Nelson’s eponymous foundation seeks to preserve indigenous peoples and cultures and JWT Amsterdam and India (guess they’re still called that) have combined to lend a hand. The quick-cutting can be oppressive but all is revealed at the end. ...

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Now Rang-tan enlists army of schoolchildren against palm oil

Mother is orchestrating another punch in the unmentionables for the “dirty palm oil” industry by asking the UK’s schoolchildren to help keep the companies concerned to their word as some have promised to end their nefarious ways by 2020. Rang-tan, ...

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