Amazon heads march of the FANGs as they dominate adland

Ad Age has confirmed what we all suspected, that the so-called FANG companies (Facebook, Amazon, Neflix and Google) are increasingly driving advertising, in the US in this case but the same is true around the world surely. Much of the ...

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Nike ‘goes further’ again – this time to and from Shanghai

China didn’t win any Gold Lions at Cannes (as far as I can see) but it will. Here’s another ambitious Nike epic, this time from Shanghai courtesy of Wieden+Kennedy and directeur du moment Ian Pons Jewell. We’ve seen it all ...

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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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