Tag Archives: adscam

George Parker: let’s hear it for Bob Hoffman’s Adscam

AdScam… The Blog… The Book… Readers of More About Advertising may or may not know that I have written a blog titled “AdScam” for the last twenty years or so. In it, I point out the occasional good thing happening ...

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George Parker: everything is screwed… yes, everything.

Here in the US, with the overthrowing of Roe V Wade by the Fascist Supreme Court, many agencies and holding companies are instituting programs for employees living in MAGA “Moran” states to provide financial help and paid leave to travel ...

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Adscam correspondent reveals truth about agency pitches

A constant theme in the seemingly never-ending battle between advertisers and agencies is so-called “scope of work.” That is, all the extra stuff you have to do for the same money or less – often blamed for margin pressure and ...

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George Parker – live! – on Big Dumb Holding Companies

Some years ago my friend George Parker of Adscam fame spoke at the US 4A’s conference in San Fancisco on, among other matters, his favoured themes of Big Dumb Agencies and, his blackest of bête noires, Big Dumb Holding Companies. ...

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Adscam reveals the ‘secrets’ of WPP earn-outs

My friend George Parker has been musing about Sir Martin Sorrell’s many deals at WPP, prompting this response on WPP earn-outs from correspondent Jane Don’t (below pic). Jane Don’t said… It’s quite a simple 10-step programme George: 1. “Buy” a ...

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