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MullenLowe and 23red among big winners from UK government’s Covid-19 campaigns

The Guardian has discovered that UK government spending on “consultants” had risen to £1.5bn in the last reported year (2017/18, post-Brexit vote) while spending among the top ten on Covid-19-related activities – including the heavyweight (and much-praised, here anyway) NHS ...

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R/GA exodus is another sign of agency identity crisis

All agencies are cutting back in the pandemic, especially perhaps those owned by ad holding companies that have external shareholders to satisfy (who may be less forgiving by the end of the year if they don’t see a light at ...

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Boris and co. take Covid mixed messages to another level

Britain’s NHS did indeed launch its allegedly super duper track and trace app over the weekend – with a veritable advertising blitz – and, as we might have, expected it doesn’t work properly, not for everyone anyway. But the real ...

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M&C Saatchi lands ‘Stoptober’ anti-smoking bonus

Oh dear, not another one. Apparently next month is “Stoptober” in the UK when those sinners amongst us are being instructed to stop puffing away. It’s the latest initiative from Public Health England (PHE, which most of us thought was ...

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Havas and DAN’s Merkle make moves in a nervous post-lockdown ad world

As the business world prays for a return to normality amid threats of another global Covid-19 lockdown (one in seven people in the UK are effectively locked down already and the medics are pushing for a national ban) some brave ...

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Mind your hands, face and space say men from the Ministry

Here we go again: the UK is entering what we might most charitably call semi-lockdown once more, with social gatherings limited to six people (does that include kids and of what age?) This, one suspects, will prove far from popular. ...

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