What was missing at Cannes 2022? Clever ads for dodgy brands maybe

If you were a UK client venturing to the Cannes Lions for the first time this year, what would you have learned? And would it help you, say, sell more chocolate bars or improve the image of your fossil-fuel based ...

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Channel 4 to increase disabled ad representation with £1m

Only 4% of TV adverts in the UK feature disabled people, dropping to 1% of disabled people in lead roles, despite 22% of the UK population being disabled, according to new research from broadcaster Channel 4. The findings underpin C4’s ...

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Italian ice cream brand laps up a ‘Gruvi Caind of Lov’

Lots of serious stuff around at the moment, even among the lotus eaters returning from Cannes. So let’s vary the formula and hot foot it down the coast a bit to Italia with a new campaign from agency Auge for ...

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George Parker: everything is screwed… yes, everything.

Here in the US, with the overthrowing of Roe V Wade by the Fascist Supreme Court, many agencies and holding companies are instituting programs for employees living in MAGA “Moran” states to provide financial help and paid leave to travel ...

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Peter Bordes: the irresistible rise of smart cities

From travel to tech to retail stores, everything is going smarter – even cities. Smart solutions help deliver valuable insights to decision makers while simultaneously engaging audiences in search of seamless, relevant content personalized to their interests and needs. The ...

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Open University bounces back with new drive from Havas

The Open University was one of those infrastructure ideas that actually worked but these days it seems something of a 60s relic. But with DEI seemingly at the top of everyone’s agenda it’s clearly time for a retread. Can it ...

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