Nike fast forwards to 2033 – with China for the World Cup

Nike and Adidas are duelling to ‘own’ soccer (Adidas is an official World Cup sponsor, not that it bothers Nike) and now Nike is taking us to the 2033 draw for the 2034 World Cup with China as the team ...

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Shell ad review may be better for JWT and WPP after all

We don’t often pull a story but ‘Slimmer pickings for WPP as Shell completes ad review’ has hit the dumper as it probably wasn’t all true. Serves us right for picking up stories from elsewhere (credited, if that’s the right ...

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Fallon makes rapid exit from Papa John’s in wake of Laundry Service $6m mystery

Client/agency relationships in adland are getting pretty messy and the Papa John’s saga in the US, where departed founder and CEO John Schnatter has accused Wasserman-owned full service agency Laundry Service of trying to extort six million dollars from the ...

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US healthcare car crash batters Publicis Groupe

Publicis growth turned negative in the second quarter of 2018 with a 2.1 per cent decline from a 1.68 per cent uptick in Q1 which CEO Arthur Sadoun blamed on a car crash in its US health sales representative business ...

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Happy birthday to Adscam’s George Parker

Congratulations are due to the great George Parker who’s 81 today (or possibly yesterday), author of Adscam and, before that a denizen of numerous agencies here and in his adopted home of the USA. For some reason George is currently ...

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Investors take fright as Omnicom’s US problems continue

Omnicom Group is the latest ad holding company to frighten the stock market horses – following in the hoof prints of WPP – with its shares tumbling nearly ten per cent on Wall Street following disappointing second quarter earnings figures. ...

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Nike comes back for second helping in World Cup wake

There seem to be two main narratives in the UK at the moment: football almost “coming home” (the World Cup went to France of course and, anyway, it’s the Jules Rimet trophy and England didn’t even enter until 1950 – ...

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Droga5 New York makes lipstick a hot topic for Cover Girl

Given that lipstick isn’t the most natural topic of conversation for women on a night out, and these women are talking about it a lot, this ad for Cover Girl by Droga5 New York comes over as properly uninhibited and ...

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