Some time ago one of the senior suits at Chiat Day was giving a speech where he said his mantra to account management was “Find out what the client wants, then find out what they need, then get them to ...Read More »
Here’s a great ‘Arab Spring’ ad for News 24 – but why do I feel a twinge of something like sympathy for Colonel Gaddafi?
Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi is obviously a nasty piece of work, persecuting his people in all sorts of horrible ways as the ‘Arab Spring’ tries to unseat him alongside other Middle Eastern dictators. And here’s a terrific ad for French ...Read More »
St Luke’s founder David Abraham has done a sterling job since taking over from Andy Duncan at UK broadcaster Channel 4 but he’s making a right pig’s ear of the farrago over comedian Frankie Boyle’s joke about celeb Katie Price’s ...Read More »
Crispin Porter+Bogusky may have been voted Ad Age’s Agency of the Decade just 18 months ago but since then the MDC-owned creative hotshop has not had the best of times. It recently lost $300m Burger King to Dentsu’s Mcgarrybowen and ...Read More »
UK outdoor executive Kevin Shute has always been one of the mavericks of the industry and now he’s built on his connections with Ricoh in Japan to build the UK’s first outdoor advertising tower powered solely by renewable energy. The ...Read More »
David Ogilvy, founder of Ogilvy & Mather, was born in 1911 and died in 1999. In his time he was the one and only Brit who made it big-time on Madison Avenue (before his nemesis Martin Sorrell arrived) and the ...Read More »
Shouldn’t Santander and Engine Group just forget about accident-prone F1 drivers and talk about banking?
Clients, marketers, are pretty sensible most of the time but show them a sportsman and their common sense goes through the window as rapidly as Lewis Hamilton drives off the grid (usually into someone else). Santander UK has announced a ...Read More »
The Brazilian one who’s just retired that is (and who helped Brazil win the World Cup in 1994 and 2006, a feat which has so far eluded his Portuguese namesake). The World Cup goes back to Brazil for the first ...Read More »
More evidence has emerged of Arnold Worldwide’s attempt to reposition itself as a digital player with the hire of Kryssy Bloch from Ogilvy & Mather New York. The Boston-based agency, which is number two in the Havas empire to Euro ...Read More »