IPA and News International launch app for adfolk

The UK IPA Strategy Group and News International are launching the industry’s first iPad and iPhone app, Fast Strategy, for planners and strategists. The free app has been designed to provide planners and strategists with “practical and motivational tips to ...

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Cameron and Clegg’s crew get marching orders as NHS PR stunt backfires

It had to happen, the habit of politicians of marching into schools and hospitals to plug their latest policies (or in this case NHS policy rethink) has become a diabolical liberty. So Guy’s Hospital orthopaedic surgeon David ‘Bones’ Nunn gives ...

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Clever McDonald’s UK plugs its CSR agenda – and its ingredients

Corporate social responsibility is one of the issues of the age: is it companies contributing to the greater good or just a clever way to promote their (not so good for all of us) products? McDonald’s has it both ways ...

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Which Sony ad has the best and bounciest balls?

Sony and UK agency Crayon have produced a new online film for this year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament (starting Monday) plugging Sony’s 3D TV sets. The finals weekend in a fortnight will be broadcast in 3D. So how does it compare ...

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How do you get clients to buy great work: truth or dare?

Some time ago one of the senior suits at Chiat Day was giving a speech where he said his mantra to account management was “Find out what the client wants, then find out what they need, then get them to ...

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Here’s a great ‘Arab Spring’ ad for News 24 – but why do I feel a twinge of something like sympathy for Colonel Gaddafi?

Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi is obviously a nasty piece of work, persecuting his people in all sorts of horrible ways as the ‘Arab Spring’ tries to unseat him alongside other Middle Eastern dictators. And here’s a terrific ad for French ...

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Come on David Abraham, don’t lose your C4 job over a Frankie Boyle joke

St Luke’s founder David Abraham has done a sterling job since taking over from Andy Duncan at UK broadcaster Channel 4 but he’s making a right pig’s ear of the farrago over comedian Frankie Boyle’s joke about celeb Katie Price’s ...

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Crispin Porter loses Diageo’s Jose Cuervo tequila

Crispin Porter+Bogusky may have been voted Ad Age’s Agency of the Decade just 18 months ago but since then the MDC-owned creative hotshop has not had the best of times. It recently lost $300m Burger King to Dentsu’s Mcgarrybowen and ...

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