Politics

Cannes Lions bans Russians and Russian entries

Cannes Lions has banned Russian entries and delegates from the country from this year’s festival following the invasion of Ukraine. Cannes owner Ascential says: “We stand together with our friends in Ukraine and our many partners and community members in ...

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UK’s Ad Association launches global export drive roadshow

The UK’s Advertising Association (AA) is spearheading an export drive with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to try to boost UK adland’s sales aboard. Previous (virtual) effort are said to have increased UK ad business in China by more ...

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Olympics sponsors face $100m ad quandary

Top tier Olympic sponsors fork out $100m or so each games but they must be pretty pee’d off about the Winter Olympics in Beijing. Not only is China on the world’s naughty step because of its treatment of minorities (and ...

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Nadine Dorries says she will ‘make the UK the safest place in the world to go online’ at Renew conference

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries took a break from bashing the BBC and bigging up Boris Johnson to speak at the ad industry’s annual conference about her plans for regulating online advertising. In characteristically upbeat fashion, she offered a rosy picture ...

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