Heineken’s John Smith’s mixes up its Grand National boozing messages

Heineken-owned John Smith’s is a running a campaign by Aesop, supposedly advising racegoers not to get drunk and disorderly at this weekend’s Grand National race meeting at Aintree in Liverpool, which it sponsors. But it all looks a bit half-hearted ...

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EDF and AMV try fluff for energy charm offensive

Just about everybody in the UK hates the big energy companies, especially foreign-owned ones like France’s EDF who are suspected, rightly or wrongly, of ripping off UK customers while others get the sweetheart deals. The solution? Send for AMV/BBDO and ...

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Is Francis Maude’s new GCC a ‘jerry can’ solution to the Government’s desire to replace the COI?

Cabinet Office minister Francis ‘jerry can’ Maude’s legendary communications skills were on full display last week, with a gaffe that caused the Government its worst wobble since the election. Let’s hope this is not an omen. Maude (pictured) is, among ...

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