Industry sage Jeremy Bullmore wins Advertising Association’s top individual award

Actually the biggest surprise about this is that Bullmore, one-time creative director and chairman of JWT and then a long-serving director of WPP, hadn’t won the Advertising Association’s Mackintosh Medal years ago. Bullmore, who’s also well-known for his brilliant agony ...

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Saatchi teams with Moby and Vimeo for Cannes creative showcase competition

As part of The 21st Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2011 (19 – 25 June), Saatchi & Saatchi is partnering with Vimeo and composer and photographer Moby to discover fresh filmmaking ...

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Henkel blows the whistle on P&G and Unilever price fixing deal

To which Henkel was a part but, in shopping its co-conspirators in a price and market share fixing cartel, Procter & Gamble and Unilever, managed to escape a heavy European Commission fine. This all happened between 2002 and 2005 and ...

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RKCR/Y&R goes all soft-focus for Dreams

UK beds retailer behemoth Dreams has been persuaded by new agency RKCR/Y&R to try a joy of sleep/smooching approach to its advertising, wholly unlike the price-driven stuff it used to do. This is a high risk strategy obviously: do people ...

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Havas signs global Facebook ad deal with Blinq

The pace seems to be picking up at Havas since Euro RSCG’s David Jones was appointed CEO and its latest move is to sign a deal with Facebook ads tool provider Blinq Media. It doesn’t look like this is an ...

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At last, an interesting Visa ad (from Australia)

It’s always been a bit of a mystery why Visa (and Mastercard) spend so much on marketing, it doesn’t make a blind bit of difference which one works your credit card does it? But at least there’s a strategy in ...

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Don’t mess with Sir Martin Sorrell and WPP you Oystercatchers!

They keep doing it don’t they, these people who think they can spirit business out of WPP? But they can’t, of course, because WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell is quick to call in the lawyers when anybody tries to leave ...

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