Politics

Tories take the wrong road while Labour fixates on the NHS – don’t you love General Election campaigns?

I suppose we’d better write something about this: The governing Tories have kicked off their British General Election campaign (polling day is May 5) with a crappy poster showing the road ahead with them. Trouble is it’s supposed to be ...

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Grey Toronto’s timely plea for gun sense in America

It isn’t all fun and games at this time of the year: two years ago (December 14 2012) a 20 year-old shot 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Then his mother and ...

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BBC kicks off licence fee debate with new RKCR/Y&R local news campaign

The BBC has decided to plug its local news operation and enlisted RKCR/Y&R for the purpose. Local news in the UK, as we always understood it, is dying these days as local and regional newspapers wither and commercial local radio ...

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Nigel Farage shows commercials skill for Paddy Power

We haven’t always been fans of bookmaker Paddy Power’s advertising efforts but it’s scored a winner with this film showing UKIP leader Nigel Farage supporting the Europe team against the Americans in the Ryder Cup, which starts tomorrow (Friday). Quite ...

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M&C Saatchi’s ‘Dreeky Dora’ wins Scottish Referendum

Well she probably didn’t do it on her own but ‘Better Together’ agency M&C Saatchi has had the last laugh over its much-derided Scottish Referendum film ‘The Woman Who Made Up Her Mind.’ The film featured an actress (presumably), who ...

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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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