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M&C Saatchi under FCA spotlight, curtain falls on Maurice’s adland career

It doesn’t get any better for scandal- hit M&C Saatchi – half the board resigned this week including founder Lord Saatchi – and now the Financial Conduct Authority (an M&C client ironically) is taking a look at its public pronouncements ...

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Virgin Trains and boss Branson proffer a fond farewell

Have you had the “time of your life” on Virgin Trains between 1997 and 2019, the length of its franchise? Richard Branson would like to think so in this vid from social media agency Cubaka featuring some B-listers (and himself) ...

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Anti-semitism and the Labour Party: how a moral crisis became an election issue too

By Samuel Carpenter Criticism of the Labour Party since Jeremy Corbyn became leader has often focused on his and the party’s widely alleged antisemitism. Following his election, some criticisms could be considered ideological and opportunistic. Their subjectivity was demonstrated by ...

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TimeTo lays down the Christmas party rules

TimeTo and agency Lucky Generals are going in to bat for better behaviour in adland again, this time with a campaign telling people what’s on and what’s not at the Christmas party. Actually it’s what’s not. We’ve attended a few ...

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Bloomberg launches presidency bid with $37m ad blitz

Media tycoon and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg – ‘call me Mike’ – has enlisted what he hopes is the power of advertising in his bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination, spending an eye watering $37m in a week ...

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Can Maurice Levy ride to the rescue of WeWork?

It’s a rum old state of affairs when the two of the liveliest characters in adland are well into their eighth decade but 74 year old Sir Martin Sorrell, currently disrupting away at S4Capital, has been joined in the limelight ...

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Greenpeace roasts turkeys – and us – for Christmas

Comedian and their comedy roasts are appearing more and more often in ads, sometimes to annoying effect – think Nationwide. They may be funny/diverting once but the same joke over and over again pales somewhat. But Greenpeace and agency Nice ...

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