‘Joy’ agency GSD&M Idea City splits with BMW North America

BMW’s ‘Joy’ campaign for BMW (sample line Joy is BMW) has long been controversial, even more so when a year ago BMW decided to take it global, thereby forcing local shops like WCRS in the UK to run versions of ...

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Aussies ban Lara Stone ‘gang rape ad’ for Calvin Klein jeans

Well they would, wouldn’t they if that indeed is what’s going on? In fact it’s pretty difficult to tell what exactly is occurring in this Calvin Klein poster although Lara, recently married to British comedian and writer David Walliams, is ...

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Naked Communications partner Ivan Pollard quits for top Coke marketing job

Naked Commmunications partner Ivan Pollard has landed a top marketing job at long-time client Coca-Cola, helping to oversee the company’s efforts in ‘content, connections and integration.’ In essence this means that Pollard, 48, will be trying to steer Coke’s brands ...

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Agencies line up for a place in ‘next big thing’ Africa

They’ve been colonising China, trying to find a way through the bureaucracy in India and throwing dollars around like beachballs in Latin America. Now it’s Africa the big agency groups have in their sights. According to this comprehensive report by ...

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CHI snaps up YouView – did the TalkTalk connection help?

Clenmow Hornby Inge has won one of the UK’s most sought-after new accounts, the new YouView service that will offer viewers a free TV-meets-internet service. One of the partners in YouView is Charles Dunstone’s TalkTalk broadband operation which also announced ...

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Murdoch kills news aggregator project only weeks before launch

In an embarrassing climbdown, News Corporation has announced it is canning its Project Alesia aggregated digital news platform just weeks away from its launch. Things must have looked bad for the normally bullish and committed News Corp suddenly to kill ...

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