PR

Nick Breen: is Naomi Osaka cartoon a one-off or indicative of a broader problem?

One of tennis star Naomi Osaka’s sponsors, Nissin, has come under fierce criticism after it released an advertisement featuring a cartoon representation of Osaka, who is ethnically half-Haitian and half-Japanese, with pale skin and wavy brown hair. The sponsor has ...

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Egard Watches cashes in on Gillette ad rumpus

Egard Watches is a relative newbie in the timepiece game (2012) but it’s become surprisingly famous by taking a pop at Gillette’s now-notorious “toxic masculinity” ad. This purported to present a new view of men, suitable for the #MeToo era. ...

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Truth Project takes flight with MullenLowe

The Truth Project is part of the UK’s Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and it wants victims and others to come forward with their accounts. Not an easy task and one which probably wouldn’t have been assisted by a ...

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Pepsico’s new effort to please China makes you uneasy

Is this advertising or a big American company cozying up to the US’s big trade rival – or something in between? China has landed a probe on the far side of the moon, which is a PR plus for its ...

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Embattled Apple takes the privacy fight to rivals at CES

Apple is facing its biggest crisis in years (maybe its only crisis) as sales of iPhones stutter and it can no longer justify its stellar market rating – although it still makes mind-boggling amounts of money. Apple doesn’t usually appear ...

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Brexit bus was marketing triumph – and a political own goal

Channel 4 is promising to lift the lid on Brexit tonight (Monday) with a film starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings, the mastermind behind the successful Brexit campaign. The ever-ingenious Taylor Herring is promoting it with C4’s version of the ...

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HSBC and JWT issue Brexit year clarion call

HSBC (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation as was) is doing its cheerleading bit for embattled Brits in this Brexit year by reminding citizens of the UK’s major towns what we’re supposed to stand for. A continuation of its ‘Together ...

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