Giles Keeble (BMP, AMV, WCRS and Leo Burnett) picks his Desert Island Ads

Giles Keeble started as a rep (account man) at JWT before moving to BMP. There Stanley Pollitt told him that JWT’s Stephen King (the co-founder of account planning with Pollitt) had wanted him to become a planner. John Webster encouraged ...

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L’Affaire Renault turns into a suicide note

Ah, the cynicism of the modern corporation. Remember all those years ago when Jo Moore, spin doctor to Stephen Byers, Department of Transport, Local Government and Regions secretary, emailed her boss those immortal words, referring to 9/11: “It’s now a ...

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BBC top duo of Entwistle and Patten caught asleep at the wheel as Jimmy Savile horror story unfolds

You have to feel for new BBC director-general George Entwistle – no, not that way – who has walked into the biggest minefield the corporation has faced since Andrew Gilligan’s carelessly-worded (but true) allegation about Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell’s ...

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