Politics

Qantas and The Monkeys revive rallying cry for Australia

Here’s one to bring a tear to Dame Edna Everage’s beady eye: the return of ‘I still call Australia home’ from Quantas and Accenture’s The Monkeys, shot pre-Covid and featuring some famous expat Aussies including Hugh Jackman, Kylie, a number ...

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Omnicom Group makes an ‘orderly’ exit from Russia

The last of the top five holding companies, Omnicom, has announced that it is withdrawing from Russia. A statement from the group says that it is working with local partners to dispose of all of its investment positions in the ...

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AA report: UK ad exports back to pre-pandemic £11.7bn

The UK’s Advertising Association has published its UK Advertising Exports Report 2022 showing that international trade in UK advertising and market research services was worth £11.7bn in 2020, reaching the same level as the pre-pandemic conditions of 2019. This brings ...

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Dentsu finally joins exodus from Russia

Dentsu International has joined WPP, Interpublic and Publicis Groupe in acting in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine, in its case transferring ownership of its joint venture operations to Russian partners (without specifying who they are.) Dentsu also has 500 ...

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All change at the National Lottery as Czech-based contender pips Camelot – but will VAR take a hand?

One of the UK’s biggest ad accounts is potentially in play as Czech operator Allwyn (formerly Sazka but handily renamed) has been chosen as the preferred bidder for the National Lottery, currently run by Camelot. Camelot’s contract expires in 2024. ...

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Brands pull out of Russia, but will they step up for Ukraine?

Companies — including WPP and now IPG as well as retailers and fast food giants — are pulling out of Russia (plus the UK bans all exports of luxury goods to the country and the EU expected to follow suit) ...

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