Five things you didn’t know about advertising agencies: 2000s (2)

In the 2000s agencies jumped through endless hoops to try to make themselves cool and trendy again; even to the point of decrying good ‘ole paid-for advertising on TV and in other above-the-line media in favour of anything digital and, ...

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Saatchis Jo’burg creates fictional Facebook character to highlight drug abuse

Saatchi & Saatchi Johannesburg has created a fake Facebook account detailing the effects of drug abuse, with the aim of highlighting the dangers of narcotics. Designed to raise awareness of the Chabad Addiction Rehabilitation Centre (CARE) in Johannesburg, a fictional ...

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WSJ’s Patience Wheatcroft becomes Tory Lady Wheatcroft – and quits

Not many people know this but Patience Wheatcroft, just ennobled as a Tory peer by PM David Cameron, was my first news editor at a now extinct property magazine called Estates Times. Patience was obviously destined for high things (although ...

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BBC says it isn’t trying to sabotage 2018 World Cup bid – but it’s making a bloody good job of it

The BBC’s Panorama current affairs programme is planning to broadcast an edition on November 29 examining corruption in FIFA, the body that runs world football. On December 2 the twenty-odd delegates of FIFA who will make the decision about the ...

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Bookies can’t bet on the right ad agency as William Hill moves again

UK high street bookmaker William Hill is looking for a new agency for the third time in a year according to Campaign, a sign that it’s more comfortable placing each way bets than backing winners. It’s leaving The Bank which ...

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