Rupert Murdoch’s worst friend Michael Wolff takes over at Adweek

His actual title is editorial director, which can mean a lot or hardly anything at all, but Michael Wolff, Rupert Murdoch’s recent biographer, is the new big signing for e5 Global Media (where do they get these names from?) which ...

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Adidas pulls $10m Apple iAds campaign after creative control row

Sportswear giant Adidas has pulled a planned $10m iAds campaign on Apple’s iPhone because of the technology company’s insistence on vetting creative. Adidas is also said to be unhappy with media placement and the (relative) lack of support for other ...

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Americans can Wayne Rooney Coke Zero blitz

Putting the ugly mug of England footballer Wayne Rooney on the side of millions of Coke Zero cans was always a high risk strategy and now executives at Coca-Cola in Atlanta have scrapped the promotion that was scheduled to run ...

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Cardiff demolishes Paddy Power Ryder Cup stunt

Cheeky Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has for once been thwarted in its latest branding stunt, after Cardiff Council forced it to demolish a Hollywood Hills style billboard opposite Celtic Manor, the home of the Ryder Cup. adobe creative suite 6 ...

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Same old Virgin Atlantic or a well-aimed shot at BA?

You know what you’re going to get from Virgin Atlantic advertising, leggy models in red shoes impersonating cabin staff from the days when ‘trolley dollies’ was an accurate way to describe them. And you would expect no less from Sir ...

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