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McCann: out of the frying pan, into the fire

Harris Diamond – who’s he? The new chairman and chief executive of McCann Worldgroup, replacing Nick Brien as of last night – that’s who. Brien’s position has long since looked untenable – to all, that is, except senior Interpublic management. ...

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SodaStream enlists Alex Bogusky as it steps up anti-waste war with Coke

Star creative Alex Bogusky, the former ‘chief insurgent officer’ at MDC Partners which bought his agency Crispin Porter+Bogusky, has returned to the advertising fold (temporarily at least) with this campaign for bubble-maker SodaStream. Bogusky and SodaStream have been doing their ...

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Fallon London makes film debut for the vegans at PETA with big swinging male fruit

Carrots, bananas even an over-sized aubergine stuck on Michelangelo’s hitherto under-endowed David – they’re all in there in this lively and no doubt controversial online film ‘Man Meat’ for vegan group PETA from Fallon London. PETA (people for the ethical ...

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Chime in another controversial deal as it buys Lord Coe’s sports company for £12m

Much muttering in UK adland today about mini-marcoms group Chime Communications’ purchase of (Lord) Sebastian Coe’s sports consultancy company Complete Leisure Group for a reported £12m. Coe (left), who was chairman of the London Olympics, owns 90 per cent of ...

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WPP’s Sorrell reports a black September for revenue

Growth at the world’s largest advertising group WPP almost ground to a halt in September, forcing WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell to cut the company’s 2012 revenue growth estimate to between 2.5 per cent and three per cent. As recently as ...

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L’Oreal’s hypocritical assault on Natalie Portman Dior ad disguises who the real villain is

No surprise that the Advertising Standards Authority has banned another beauty ad – this time Black Swan Actress Natalie Portman modelling Christian Dior’s mascara, on account of her eyelashes being airbrushed to artificial perfection. Much more interesting is the fact ...

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