Francois Sarkozy joins Publicis Groupe with sale of healthcare consultancy

Nicolas Sarkozy’s younger brother Francois is joining Publicis Groupe which has bought the healthcare agency AEC Partners he set up with Yannick Sabatin. It will be renamed Publicis Healthcare Consulting and looks like it will be run by Sabatin as ...

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Vince Cable in another fine pickle as EC says “you decide on Sky bid Vince”

UK coalition government business secretary Vince Cable has had a trying old time recently, being excoriated by students and their supporters for helping to push through a tripling of higher education charges (despite opposing any such thing prior to joining ...

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Havas’ Vincent Bollore launches electric cars hire scheme in Paris

We’ve already had Google developing driverless cars and now another big adland figure Vincent Bollore of Havas says he is pumping 100m euros into a scheme called Autolib to rent out electric cars to Parisians. The ‘blue cars’ in question, ...

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Guinness breaks new ‘more life in the dark’ line with ad launch in Ireland

Interesting new commercials are coming thick and fast and Diageo, owner of Guinness and other brands including Johnnie Walker is dipping into its copious pockets again with this ad from AMV’s Irish operation that debuts in Ireland imminently before coming ...

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BBH pushes the envelope every which way with Johnnie Walker Marc Herremans ad

Blimey this is going to be controversial, not because it features a disabled athlete confronting his former self (which is brilliantly done) but because it’s for a booze company, Diageo’s Johnnie Walker whisky. Belgian triathlete Marc Herremans broke his back ...

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RP& produces an interesting spin on Christmas spending for Honda’s Acura

Pushing cars as Christmas presents may seem a touch optimistic in these straightened times but the ever-ingenious Honda is having a go through a series of ads from Santa Monica agency RP&. Anyway it’s all very nicely done as you’d ...

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