Politics

WPP challenges UK government’s decision to drop M4C and move £140m media buying to Aegis

Here’s another unequal contest: the mighty WPP against HMG (which is nervously awaiting the result of the Scottish Referendum, of course). WPP’s fearsome lawyers are challenging the UK government’s decision to award its £140m media buying account to Dentsu-owned Aegis, ...

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FCB Inferno earns itself a star with debut NCTL campaign featuring Mr Burton from Educating Yorkshire

FCB Inferno, the latest attempt to add heft to Interpublic’s FCB brand in the UK, won the National College for Teaching and Leadership – which describes itself as ‘an executive agency of the Department of Education’ (whatever that means) – ...

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BBH love bombs KFC, FIFA 15, Apple and U2 and that Scottish conundrum

**Agencies win all sorts of awards but if there was a ‘Romcom’ agency award it would surely go to BBH. Here it is match-making again, for KFC’s Burritos. Axe/Lynx it ain’t but it’s an interesting proposition. And why not? The ...

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Neil Christie of W+K London: what Scottish independence could mean for brands

Clearly there are more important issues than marketing to consider when thinking about Scottish independence, but being up in Scotland on business in the days before the referendum led me to think about what a yes vote for independence might ...

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Russian energy giant Gazprom looking for UK agency

Here’s a job to tax even the most optimistic of agency bosses. Mega-sized Russian gas producer Gazprom (left) is looking for a UK agency, according to Campaign. Russia isn’t exactly flavour of the month with other countries in Europe at ...

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Better Together’s ‘the Woman Who Made Up Her Mind’ ad is like a wet weekend in the Highlands

Is this the most ridiculed ad of recent years? M&C Saatchi’s ‘Better Together’ campaign advising a No vote in the forthcoming Scottish Referendum always had a mountain to climb’ given the almost wholly negative, nay scare-mongering, tone of the ‘No’ ...

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