Politics

Post-pandemic creativity: another deft touch from Heineken

Heineken has consistently hit the right note in the pandemic with the help of Publicis Italia and it’s done so again as we teeter out of it: showing a bunch of vaccinated oldies hitting the clubs. “The night belongs to ...

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Angry women ad execs call out sexist male managers

Looks like back to the office is going to be back to a battleground, at least as far as many women in the ad business and their bosses/alleged persecutors are concerned. Zoe Scaman (above) of strategy business Bodacious (bold and ...

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IPG’s Magna joins boom times are coming chorus

IPG’s Magna has revised up its global ad forecasts: now its 14% up this year and seven next, adding $78bn this year. Most of this, of course, will find its way into the bulging pockets of Facebook and Google, but ...

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Has Rosapark done the right thing by becoming Rosa Paris?

I see that Rosapark, the Havas-owned agency that found itself at the centre of a diversity storm last year, is, as promised at the time, renaming itself Rosa Paris. It’s also promising lots of diversity initiatives. The agency was criticised ...

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Welcome to London says London – if you can get here

“This is London. And everyone is welcome” says the Mayor of London’s office as the capital prepares to host the Euro 2020 (yes really) football tournament. Welcome, that is, if you can get here given the UK government’s ever-changing travel ...

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Now bumbling Boris stars in Geenpeace’s ‘Wasteminster’

Controversial British prime minister Boris Johnson gets it in the neck for lots of things (mostly deservedly although it doesn’t seem to prevent him winning elections.) But he probably didn’t expect to cop it from Greenpeace for the UK’s seemingly ...

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Omnicom duo unveil first “conscious brands” top 100

In these purpose-driven days are brands “conscious” or just self-conscious? Omnicom duo Wolff Olins and insight agency Hall & Partners have produced the first Conscious Brands 100 survey, reflecting “changing consumer mood and demands as a result of the pandemic.” ...

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HFSS advertising ban looms despite industry opposition

The Queen’s Speech yesterday confirmed the government’s intention to introduce a 9pm watershed for HFSS advertising on TV, and a total ban for online starting in April next year. The advertising industry has been fighting against this for years, arguing ...

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