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TikTok joins the establishment with Vayner’s viral sea shanty

All the to-ing and fro-ing over Tik Tok’s ownership (it now seems to be shared between Oracle, Walmart and China’s ByteDance after D. Trump’s intervention) doesn’t seem to have held back the social media upstart. Now it’s claiming the first ...

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New AA/WARC forecast paints much brighter picture for UK adspend in 2021

The UK’s Advertising Association/WARC Expenditure Report paints a pretty optimistic picture for 2021, forecasting growth of 15.2% (0.8% up from its October musings), more than making up for a 7.9% decline in 2020. It expects UK adspend to be £23.17bn ...

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MullenLowe shows hospital reality in latest Covid burst

Covid cases are going down (slowly) in the UK but there are still lots of people in hospital, many on ventilators. So the latest instalment of the NHS campaign through MullenLowe shows real patients to remind us that it ain’t ...

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Ford backs Biden – somewhat cagily

It’s nearly time for Joe Biden’s inauguration – which promises to be a lively if somewhat underpopulated event – and corporate America is rallying to the new president. Maybe because they think they don’t have to worry about Trump any ...

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Adam&eveDDB takes Quorn global – one bite at a time

If you’re an avid news consumer (most of us are these days, however trepidatiously) you might have noticed the dreaded climate change inching up the news agenda as a little Covid light emerges at the end of the tunnel. Very ...

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Thirty seconds of Chris Whitty is more than enough

In his own lugubrious ‘Dr Death’ way UK chief medical adviser Chris Whitty is a capable enough Downing Street press conference performer. He doesn’t flannel away like Boris anyway. But I don’t know who thought this Covid-19 thirty seconds was ...

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AMV BBDO goes into battle for Macmillan Cancer Support in a Covid-dominated world

Macmillan Cancer Support is going into battle – sort of – in a new campaign from AMV BBDO, positioning the charity as “compassionate warrior” prepared to do “whatever it takes.” As Britain’s under-resourced and (arguably) over-managed NHS struggles with the ...

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CIA rebrands to be more diverse – designer is a secret

America’s CIA intelligence agency has rebranded and, as with all such “improvements” to venerable institutions, controversy has sparked. Here are the old and new versions (guess which one is which.) Creative Bloq There’s already a mystery over who designed it, ...

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The Monkeys goes bats for Australia’s BCF

BCF (Boating Camping and Fishing online store) in Australia don’t shirk trouble in their ads and the latest – from Accenture-owned The Monkeys – has caused a predictable storm as it shows one of the happy campers, holidaying in Australia ...

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