Politics

UK newspapers set to spoil politicians’ Leveson deal

Oh Frabjous Day! Callooh! Callay! they chortled in their joy! The political class seems intoxicated with having finally, excruciatingly, achieved cross-party consensus on regulating the press. Everyone, it seems, is a winner. Dave has gambled – with losing a vote ...

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How the Brits can break into the Chinese market

They do it differently in China, especially in the luxury car business. Chinese buyers like sitting in the back – so Porsche invented the 4-seat Panamera coupe. Hin-Yan Wong, head of research & strategy at automotive specialists Connect Advertising, which ...

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GPS ad agency jury hides behind gobbledygook

UK ad agencies and trade body the IPA are appealing against the Government Cabinet Office’s recent shortlist to pitch for nearly £300m of government ad business. The Government Procurement Service’s application procedure (to get on the shortlist) was apparently based ...

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Engine Group’s David Liu: how to build a new agency group in China

Peter Scott’s UK marcoms contender Engine Group has been quiet of late as it struggles to find the right agency acquisition in the US but it’s also setting its eyes on Asia, where marcoms companies are making an increasing amount ...

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WFA appoints Pernod’s Reilly as new president

The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA), which is celebrating its 60th anniversary, has appointed Pernod Ricard CMO Martin Reilly (left) as its new President. He replaces another drinks industry CMO Chris Burggraeve of AB InBev who has held the post ...

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