ITV, BT & EE support England team and stand against racism

ITV got a lot of kudos for standing by Diversity after the dance group’s performance in support of Black Lives Matter (shown on ITV) drew a lot of haters. Now the broadcaster, with help from Uncommon, is showing its support ...

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Dentsu sells flagship HQ building as Olympics problems loom

Dentsu, the world’s fifth biggest ad holding company after WPP, Omnicom, Publicis and Interpublic, has sold its iconic tear-shaped HQ building in Tokyo for an estimated $3bn. The deal is expected to add $800m to Dentsu’s profits but analysts and ...

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Lola MullenLowe paints Magnum in Renaissance colours

Unilever is doing well with its advertising across the piece – Dove was one of the heroes of Cannes – and Lola MullenLowe is pulling out all the stops for ice cream brand Magnum, combining the unrequited love of poet ...

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The holiday’s over: Uncommon splits with On the Beach

Uncommon Creative Studio has split with on the Beach, the UK holiday company it has worked with since 2019. Together they created the high profile “Everything’s Better on the Beach” campaign, which included some memorable executions, notably “Someday,” which starred ...

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VCCP recruits a deputy chief strategy officer and global lead for Cadbury’s account

Clare Hutchinson is joining VCCP as deputy chief strategy officer with responsibility for day-to-day running of the Cadbury account. Her remit also includes driving the agency’s effectiveness profile, winning some awards and playing a part in VCCP’s already effective new ...

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Uncommon takes ITV’s ‘drama vs reality’ campaign to Love Island – in a helicopter, with machine guns

ITV’s Drama vs Reality campaign goes epic in this latest instalment, due to launch before Love Island on a night that isn’t disturbed by the drama-meets-reality entertainment provided by Euro 2020 football matches. In the drama corner, we have Richie ...

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Tribunal finds against WPP’s JWT in (white male) discrimination case

Is it any better to discriminate against “straight white men” than people of other genders and ethnicities? Positive discrimination may be one way of levelling a playing field but not, surely, when it means people losing their jobs. But that’s ...

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