Now WPP’s lawyers go into battle against Edelman top duo in Australia

Forget about advertising, the best account in the business at the moment is acting for WPP against the huge marcoms group’s former employees. Fresh from winning a fight with UK agency marriage counsellor Oystercatchers over its plan to start a ...

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Why YouTube holds the key to Google’s growth

Google is still coining money (latest quarterly profit is $2.3bn on sales of $8.6bn) but the company is searching harder than ever for new sources of revenue. This coincides with the return to the firm of co-founder Larry Page as ...

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UK PM David Cameron’s all over the place, send for a spin doctor!

He’s just acquired another one of course in former BBC producer Craig Oliver but the consensus (and it’s early days so far) is that Oliver is useless. More noted for the array of technology he carries with him than any ...

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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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