We messed up on agency moves GM’s Joel Ewanick tells Ad Age

New General Motors marketing supremo Joel Ewanick has done his mea culpa bit, telling Ad Age that he “messed up” when switching Chevrolet from Publicis to Goodby Silverstein, blaming the fracas on an unintended ‘leak.’ No words for BBH alas, ...

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We all knew the UK Premier League was a crooks and chancers charter – but now the Chinese government wants to buy Liverpool!

It’s one thing Abu Dhabi buying Manchester City (it’s only an allotment with a generous supply of oil wells) but the Chinese Development Corporation (possibly the biggest pile of free cash the world has ever seen) wanting to buy Liverpool ...

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Were the Grateful Dead business as well as music gurus?

We’re used to some startling revisions of history these days but not many people would have foreseen the acid-head, hippie band of the 1960s and 1970s, the Grateful Dead, being hailed as pioneering business and marketing innovators. A stream of ...

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Wonderbra win likely to prove a handful for BBH

Sorry about that. But actually, while winning winning Wonderbra’s pan-European account against competition from Fred & Farid in Paris will cheer up BBH in London no end (it recently resigned Levi’s after 28 years and lost Cadillac in the US), ...

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Google Verizon talks spark fears of paid-for premium internet

The internet is free (well mostly free) but ongoing talks between the mighty Google and US phone company and internet provider provider Verizon are sparking fears in some quarters that a paid-for internet may be on the horizon. The talks ...

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Tina Fey to star in New York ads – not like her 1995 ad debut we hope

Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin from 30 Rock are among the stars signed up for pro bono appearances in New York’s forthcoming ‘I love New York’ campaign aimed at tourists. The original, featuring Frank Sinatra among others, ran in 1977. ...

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Can agencies provide a 24/7 service?

A new survey of marketers’ views of agencies and what they need from them suggests that in future agencies will need to provide a 24/7 service across all media and internet channels, given that consumers are increasingly connected to brands ...

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