PR

Has M&S missed an open goal with Gareth’s waistcoat?

The England World Cup squad are wearing M&S suits and manager Gareth Southgate – or St Gareth as we should now call him – has been cutting a dash on the sidelines with his M&S waistcoat and, presumably, tie and ...

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Does PrideAM on LGBT+ in ads protest too much?

PrideAM is a lobby group pushing for fairer representation of LGBT+ people in ads and in the agencies that create them. So it’s produced a “Creative Review” of ads doing it right and doing it wrong. The panel included M&C ...

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#PrideMatters: challenging stereotypes through media – a personal perspective from Talon’s Jonathan Everaere

How being inquisitive and inspired by the Pride in London movement led one executive to seize an opportunity to help shape this year’s campaign and place community and real people at its heart. Hello, I’m Jon, and two years ago ...

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MullenLowe gives the NHS a carefully curated 70th birthday

Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) was the crowning achievement of the post-war Attlee government and, in the 70 years since, it’s been most things to most people including a political football and regular source of scandal, latterly malfunctioning machines that ...

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Neil Davidson: four own goals from the Russia World Cup

The World Cup is one of the world’s biggest marketing opportunities – but some brands’ strategies have more holes than Panama’s defence. Here are four lessons we’ve learned from the tournament so far. 1. Free Whoppers for ‘husband-hunters’ was a ...

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Sorrell denies prostitute allegations, says publicity could affect new S4

Former WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell was asked on stage at the Cannes Lions if he’d visited a prostitute, paid for by company money, as widely reported. He told New Yorker writer Ken Auletta that the accusation “wasn’t true,” although ...

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AMV BBDO’s Trash Isles leads purpose-driven Grand Prix haul at Cannes Lions

Cannes Lions has begun cranking out the awards winners with AMV BBDO’s Trash Isles with LADBible and The Plastic Oceans Foundation winning the Grand Prix for Design (and it may win in other categories too); Corruption Detector from Grey Brazil ...

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Now ex-WPP’s Sorrell faces PR battle to restore reputation

It’s not unusual for someone to go for a quick one after work, which is what two WPP employees were doing last year when they say they espied (according to the FT) Sir Martin Sorrell entering what we might call ...

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