Honorary Mad Mad Jane Maas dies at 86

I see that Madison Avenue pioneer – and pithy commentator on its Mad Men doings – Jane Maas has died at 86. We’ve reported on her various books and observations here and the New York Times gives her the obit ...

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Now Apple raids AMV BBDO for top creatives

Top ranking AMV BBDO creative teams Mike Crowe and Rob Messeter and Caio Giannella and Diego de Oliveira are joining the creative brain drain to Apple in California. Crowe and Messeter are joining as creative directors on iPhone and Giannella ...

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Sorrell raids WPP’s GroupM for S4C APAC chief

Sir Martin Sorrell’s new S4 Capital has raided his old firm WPP for its new Asia Pacific region boss, Michel de Rijk, who joins from WPP media operation GroupM. De Rijk (left) was global chief growth officer at GroupM’s Performance ...

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Apple’s Christmas effort leaves us baffled in admiration

How many times should you expect someone to watch a commercial, to get the point over? Here’s Apple’s Christmas effort from TBWA’s Media Arts Lab – ‘Share Your Gifts’ – plugging (I think) Macbooks – pretty expensive Christmas prezzie. Then ...

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Serviceplan drives (nearly) blind for new BMW 8

Author Michael Fehr has been 95 per cent blind since birth – so has never driven – but here he is driving a new BMW 8 Series Coupé at speeds of up to 180 kmh on a test track in ...

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Karina Wilsher moves up to become Anomaly global CEO

Holding company MDC Partners may be in a permanent state of seeming crisis but Anomaly, the agency founded by the UK’s Carl Johnson, seems to sail serenely on, oblivious to the burning timbers and falling masonry. Now CEO Johnson is ...

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