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Brothers and Sisters wins £20m e-cigarette business

One thing we’ve rather overlooked here is the rise of so-called e-cigarettes, battery-driven gaspers which are supposedly better for you than the conventional variety (no carbon monoxide, I think). So you can advertise them, on the telly too it seems. ...

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D&AD awards 4Creative and McCann Melbourne

Channel 4’s “Meet The Superhumans’ Paralympics campaign (left) by 4Creative (C4’s in-house agency) and Metro Trains’ ‘Dumb Ways To Die’ from McCann Melbourne won black pencils, the top prizes at the UK’s D&AD Awards last night. Both of these have ...

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UK adland’s favourite Mr Fix-it Al Cluer dies

I see from the FT that Al Cluer, who made a career out of persuading previously snooty showbiz celebrities to appear in ads has died at 72. Cluer (pictured centre left with director Hugh Hudson and photographer Terry O’Neill) is ...

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Joan Collins to make ad comeback for Snickers?

That’s what the Mail on Sunday thinks anyway, reporting yesterday that veteran actress Joan Collins, 78, is to make an advertising comeback for Mars brand Snickers, courtesy of agency AMV BBDO presumably. Apparently Joan, whose tastes usually run to posh, ...

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Early death of Philip Gould reminds us of the days when admen ruled the UK political world

And Philip Gould (latterly Lord Gould) wasn’t even a particularly famous adman before he was chosen by New Labour presiding genius Peter Mandelson (later Lord…etc, etc) to be the about-to-be-revived party’s opinion pollster (usually focus groups) and sage. Gould died ...

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Isn’t it time ad agencies said to clients: we’ll do the work in the morning and then we’re off to lunch?

Which is hardly the way to operate in a merciless corporate environment – but does it produce better advertising and better agencies (albeit more drunk agencies)? I was reminded of this reading an interesting article in Ad Age about the ...

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