Politics

Bolloré’s African travails are a problem for Havas too

If you find yourself in a Havas office – or any part of Vincent Bolloré’s far flung empire which includes Vivendi as well as African logistics giant Bolloré Group – don’t mention the words Bell Pottinger. Bell Pottinger was the ...

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Facebook plumbs new depths as it tries to raise its PR game

Facebook’s revenues are going through the roof – nearly $12bn in the first quarter Of 2018 (49 per cent up year on year) – 91 per cent of it via mobile. This when founder Mark Zuckerberg has been hauled before ...

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Schweppes battles Fever-Tree and French health police

Here’s a characteristically perky number from BETC Paris for Schweppes, trying very hard to be cool again against competition from the likes of Fever-Tree. If it’s clichés you may as well rattle through them. But what’s all this mangerbougerfr. nonsense ...

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Zuckerberg begins Facebook’s case for the defence

Here are some supposed highlights from Faceboook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s first day of testimony before the US Congress following the Cambridge Analytica data mis-use revelations (87m users had their information hacked). Not much new here from a contrite Zuckerberg although ...

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Apple gets physical in same sex Aussie ads

Are these the first same sex snogs in ads? Part of a new campaign by TBWA Sydney, brave indeed where same sex marriage is a hot issue. Shot on an iPhone X (well you have to sell something). Clever to ...

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