Politics

Should advertisers tone down the rampant nationalism for Euro 2016?

On Friday we reviewed Lucky Generals’ latest stunt ad for bookmaker Paddy Power, a truck parked outside the Russian Embassy in London with a rude quote from England football striker Jamie Vardy. The point being to wind up the Russians ...

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Lefroy steps down as Advertising Association boss

Ad industry veteran Tim Lefroy is stepping as CEO of The Advertising Association after a seven year stint. The AA represents advertisers, agencies and media owners. Lefroy (left) says: “It’s a unique privilege to serve advertising in the AA role ...

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Will M&C Saatchi’s counter-extremism campaign employ extreme measures?

Everybody seems to think that M&C Saatchi has won the home Office’s ‘counter-extremism’ account, worth a supposed £60m for ten campaigns a year. This sounds like the brief from hell but if M&C has indeed won it it represents an ...

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Exterion sees off Decaux to retain Tube poster contract

Exterion Media, formerly CBS Outdoor, has retained the London Underground, Crossrail, DLR and London Overground outdoor advertising contract, said to be the largest such contract in the world with a value of £150m annually. Exterion beat off strong competition from ...

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M&C wins government’s Neighbourhood Planning brief

New business is being showered around like confetti in the UK this week (Leagas Delaney has won Value Retail, BBH Uber, 101 Dunelm, Karmarama Confused.com) and now M&C Saatchi has been appointed to handle the UK government’s Department for Communities ...

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