US agencies lead Covid layoffs – now it’s DDB

Covid-19 is “no respecter of individuals” UK cabinet secretary Michael Gove said when PM Boris Johnson was hospitalised, neatly deflecting a questioner who wondered why lots of people in 10 Downing Street had got it. That certainly seems to be ...

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MAA blast from the past: Chrysler ‘Imported from Detroit’

Was this the high water mark of an era in advertising? When big TV campaigns on the biggest stage (the Super Bowl in 2011) could move people and companies? ‘Imported from Detroit’ (aka ‘Born of Fire’) with Eminem from Wieden+Kennedy ...

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Fifa (who else?) scores Covid-19 own goal

World football body Fifa has rounded up a gaggle of footballers – present and past, female and male, some of whom you may have heard of – to clap for Covid-19 workers and, presumably, sufferers. A bit late in the ...

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Cannes Lions Live launches free ‘Creativity Matters’

There will be a Cannes of sorts this year: Cannes Lions Live, a free digital offer that will run throughout June under the theme ‘Creativity Matters.’ Activity will peak during the original dates of the Festival of Creativity, 22-26 June. ...

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P&G shows the crisis is a great time to advertise – for some

The notion that you should keep advertising in a downturn (even if most of the shops are shut) hasn’t found many friends amid Covid-19 (the UK’s Johnny Hornby made the case recently although his old boss Sir Martin Sorrell said ...

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UK government fights Covid-19 media storm

Ten days ago we noted that the UK’s Covid-19 crisis could turn into a political crisis – and it has. At the weekend the Sunday Times’ Insight Team – once the vanguard of investigative journalism in the UK, more recently ...

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