Politics

M&C Saatchi’s £100m Visit Britain win shows the politics of advertising under the coalition

For a start there’s the appointment itself, one would expect M&C Saatchi, proprietor Tory peer Lord (Maurice) Saatchi, to pick up business from a Tory-dominated coalition government. As indeed it already has with a new cancer awareness campaign. Then there’s ...

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John Prescott lands a punch for moneysupermarket and Dare

Celebs are everywhere these days and former Labour deputy prime minister John Prescott (is he a celeb? Arguably) is performing for UK price comparison site moneysupermarket.com and its agency Dare. It’s not bad actually, certainly much better than moneysupermarket’s last ...

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BG’s Peter Henshaw takes the communications hot seat at BP

Timing is (also) all in the wacky world of corporate communications (see Morrisons story) and BG’s head of government affairs Peter Henshaw may demonstrate just that as he moves into the BP communications hot seat formerly occupied by unfortunate former ...

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‘Tax dodger’ George Osborne ads put UK papers in a spin

An anti-tax dodger group called 38 Degrees has raised enough money from somewhere to run a UK national newspaper campaign accusing coalition government chancellor George Osborne, who’s supposed to be cracking down on tax-dodging companies, of being one himself. It ...

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