Havas third quarter figures simply don’t add up

Here’s an arithmetical problem for City analysts. Why don’t marketing services group Havas’s splendid Quarter Three figures actually add up properly? First, a bit of background. Agency holding company performance has continued in strong recovery mode, despite the rest of ...

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Radio Soulwax online launch film is a dead cert for 2012 awards

Radio Soulwax is a new online radio station from Belgian DJs David and Stephan Dewaele (aka Soulwax and 2ManyDJs). This is its launch film, ‘Machine’ and one that is bound to trouble the scorers in 2012’s awards competitions. Be warned, ...

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More creative fireworks for Volkswagen – this time from DDB Sydney

Volkswagen has always had good advertising (outside Germany anyway, some creatives from other places would sniff) but it’s mining a rich vein of form at the moment. Here’s ‘Cross country’ from DDB Sydney for the Tiguan 4×4 (with operetta, naturally). ...

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Embattled News Corporation puts its money into more old-time religion

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has hardly seemed to be on the side of the angels recently, still suffering the fall-out from the News of the World phone hacking scandal. Among other things this cost it the long-desired $12bn deal to ...

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