Is digital currency Libra set to become Facebook’s Midland Bank moment?

Readers with (very) long memories may recall that in 1987 the Saatchi brothers, then running the world’s biggest agency group, announced their intention to take over the UK’s Midland Bank, one of the biggest at the time. The Midland (now ...

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Now Ed Sheeran takes to a bigger screen for Heinz Ketchup

We noted Ed Sheeran’s Instagram praise of Heinz Ketchup a while back and now the unaccountably popular Sheeran is appearing in a full-on ad, by David (presumably the Ogilvy offshoot) from an initiative by Ed. Our man of the people ...

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Drum wins global social content business for Jura whisky

Omnicom Media Group’s Drum has won the global content brief for Jura single malt whisky; another case, perhaps, of the lines blurring between some media agencies and creative agencies. Drum, originally an offshoot of PHD, has always been at the ...

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Creative boss Nick Law set to leave Publicis for Apple

Well that didn’t last long. Publicis Groupe CCO and Publicis Communications president Nick Law (below) is reported by Ad Age to be leaving the French-owned marcoms group after just 18 months. To join Apple in an as yet undefined role ...

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Cheil’s Russell Schaller: making the most of six seconds

Have you got a second? Thought not. Advertisers are all too familiar with a negative response from consumers, weary from being perpetually bombarded with content – so much so that the Internet Advertising Bureau defines a viewable impression as one ...

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