BT Business tries to show a human face

Something seems to be happening, finally, at Britain’s BT with French interloper Altice snapping up 12% of its shares in a cunningly executed raid and the company finally agreeing to pull its finger out when it comes to connecting Britain’s ...

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VW and Tesco steal electric car lead

Tesco and VW seem to be onto a winner here – free electric charging points at 400 stores (for any electric car brand.) Genius, if it really is entirely free. By adam&eveDDB. There should be queues around the block at ...

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Graham Fink: my top tips for (double) Cannes

It’s that time of year again. Cannes. The advertising Olympics is just around the corner and, like the Tokyo version, it’s going ahead a year late. And as if judging Cannes wasn’t tough enough with those incredibly long hours often ...

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Post-pandemic creativity: P&G and Google

The world’s big brands have been awash with purpose through the pandemic – the danger, of course, is that in so doing they become preachy. P&G is at the traditional end of the spectrum, Google at the tecchie end. P&G ...

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Citroen teams with C4’s Gogglebox for electric car debut

Channel 4’s Gogglebox programme has become a phenomenon in the UK, with ‘ordinary’ people responding to TV programmes. Some of the ordinaries become celebrities it seems. Here they are again but, instead of looking at a TV programmes they’re admiring ...

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GroupM’s Weiser predicts “astonishing ” UK ad recovery

WPP’s GroupM is forecasting 24% growth for the UK ad market in 2021 – up from its previous forecast of 12.4% – a rate of growth its president of business intelligence Brian Weiser describes as “astonishing.” Weiser (left) told Campaign: ...

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Havas Studios beefs up content offer with Keith hire

Katie Keith (below), who enjoyed the soubriquet ‘first lady’ at top production company Rattling Stick, is joining newly-formed Havas Studios as head of content. She will also be head of production at Havas London. Havas Studios is described as an ...

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BETC’s Rosie Bardales: my high hopes for Cannes

Rosie Bardales, global executive creative director at BETC, and member of the jury of the 2021 Cannes Lions in the Film category on what we can expect this year from this year’s (virtual sadly) International Festival of Creativity from June ...

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Mother London’s top creative duo move to W+K Portland

Ana and Hermeti Balarin, the Brazilian husband-and-wife team who lead Mother London’s creative output, have been poached by Wieden+Kennedy to become co-executive creative directors of its flagship office. The Balarins replace Eric Baldwin, who has been chief creative officer at ...

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