Tag Archives: coalition government

Clever viral from Coke with Happiness Machine for students

This one passed me by (although not three million other people on YouTube) but the ever-excellent Brand Channel highlighted it today. It’s charming and fun and the flowers are a lovely touch. Should play very well in the UK as ...

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UK’s ASA bans YSL Opium ad – is it running scared?

Many government quangos have taken a hit under the coalition government, this being a pretty easy way to save money even if the same functions and often people tend to pop up somewhere else. The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority is ...

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UK advertisers fret about spending cuts, higher taxes

They seem to be anyway as the IPA’s latest survey into advertiser intentions shows that 22 per cent of those surveyed cut their budgets in the last quarter of 2010 against 17 per cent that increased them. The IPA represents ...

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M&C Saatchi’s £100m Visit Britain win shows the politics of advertising under the coalition

For a start there’s the appointment itself, one would expect M&C Saatchi, proprietor Tory peer Lord (Maurice) Saatchi, to pick up business from a Tory-dominated coalition government. As indeed it already has with a new cancer awareness campaign. Then there’s ...

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Procter & Gamble takes over from UK government as top 2010 ad spender

Procter & Gamble was the UK’s biggest ad spender in 2010 with £195m, a whopping increase on the £158m it spent in 2009 according to Nielsen figures for the Daily Telegraph. Next comes BSkyB on £168m, up from £151m and ...

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