New GroupM numbers show worryingly small media world

Just 25 media companies now control two thirds of the world’s near $700bn ad market according to new info from WPP’s GroupM and, of these, all are based in either California (apart from Comcast) or China. MediaPost Since 2016 Google’s ...

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Cannes Lions: many roads lead to Stevenage

There are more Grand Prix than you can shake a stick at at Cannes this year: yesterdays crop was: Creative Data (still not entirely sure what this is – do they make it up?) Rothco, Dublin for Warner Music Group, ...

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Adam&eveDDB’s Mike Sutherland and Ant Nelson’s top tips for Cannes

The Cannes Lions are already being chosen but here’s some last minute guidance for the judges from adam&eveDDB ECDs Mike Sutherland and Ant Nelson. So, what is going to be the virtual toast of Cannes this year? That’s a tough ...

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All-new Boots aims high – and hits lower

Something seems to be stirring at UK retailer Boots, seemingly left to wither on the vine by owner Walgreens Boots Alliance. The pandemic has been good for pharmacies, of course, and Boots has done its bit towards the vaccination and ...

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Adam&eveDDB bites into new Wall’s Out of Home campaign

Adam&eveDDB is committing more mayhem on the UK’s billboards for client Unilever; this time it’s taken a bite out a hoarding in Leeds, sitting below a mural of Leeds football manager Marcelo Bielsa. To launch Wall’s’ new Magnum and Cornetto ...

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Anomaly’s Ronayne heads Shark Awards Kinsale jury

Anomaly London group creative director LA Ronayne (left) is jury president at the Shark Awards Kinsale, now open for entries. New categories have been added to award casting, stock footage editing, fashion, Christmas and sporting campaigns. The festival runs from ...

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Ogilvy/Dove and AKQA/H&M get WPP off to a Cannes Lions Grand Prix flyer

WPP is off to a flyer in this year’s (virtual) Cannes Lions – two years of entries – with Grand Prix for Ogilvy’s already celebrated Dove ‘Courage is beautiful’ pandemic campaign in Press and Publishing and David Miami’s ‘Moldy Whopper’ ...

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Post-pandemic creativity: Skoda electric and FreeStyle Libre

Pleased to see that Fallon’s produced an ad for Skoda at last – as opposed to freesyle warbling – with the launch of the Skoda Enyaq (where do they get these dreadful names from?) its electric offering. Skoda owner VW ...

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Under-siege Morrisons unveils new brand platform

Morrisons has emerged from the pandemic with a new brand platform – “Make good things happen” – as you do. From Publicis.Poke. Morrisons has had a quite a good war – continuing to fend off the depredations of Aldi and ...

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