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Are we likely to get ads on the BBC under Tim Davie?

Newly-anointed BBC director general Tim Davie (how long will it be until he’s called CEO?) certainly has stamina: a seasoned marathon runner and someone who’s ridden out a turbulent decade at the Beeb. Davie (above) is still defined for many ...

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WPP’s Read promises action in wake of George Floyd tragedy

WPP’s Mark Read has made arguably the strongest statement of intent among agency big bosses about George Floyd, promising, among other things, an “Inclusion Council” to help make the organisation more diverse. Read said, in a Linkedin post: “the global ...

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The&Partnership bangs the drum for American business

“The chief business of America is business” opined President Calvin Coolidge (not usually known for his eloquence) in the pre-Wall Street Crash 1920s. It is for the New York Stock Exchange anyway and (British) The&Partnership’s New York office sticks to ...

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Ad holding company bosses weigh in to George Floyd crisis

The bosses of three ad holding companies – John Wren at Omnicom, Interpublic’s Michael Roth and Publicis’ Arthur Sadoun have weighed in as America explodes following the murder of George Floyd. WPP’s Mark Read can be forgiven perhaps for being ...

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NHS launches ‘big brother’ contact tracing drive

Here’s the Government’s film explaining ‘test and trace,’ its great hope for easing the UK out of lockdown. It’s simple and clear (MullenLowe?) so job done? But do they really expect people to self-isolate for 14 days – on the ...

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How on earth did this one slip the Volkswagen (and Voltage) net?

When you’re producing zillions of bits a content a day the odd howler is going to slip through but this Instagram effort from Volkswagen is a peach. Racist or what? So we’ve had VW board members frantically grovelling in public ...

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