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Adidas bets the World Cup ranch on a sleepless Messi

Adidas has unleashed its biggie (I presume) in the World Cup Wars and it’s all about Lionel Messi, the Argentina wunderkind and by far its biggest property, who has yet to unleash his Barcelona wizardry in a national shirt. I’m ...

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Fred & Farid own up to scuppering ‘Omnipub’ merger

If you wondered why the Omnicom/Publicis merger, so confidently trumpeted by respective bosses John Wren and Maurice Levy last summer, foundered – it wasn’t tax problems or rows over who would be CFO. The whole thing was a prank by ...

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Some last words from David Abbott

It’s been a week dominated by the death of David Abbott, the Abbott Mead Vickers founder and great copywriter who died following heart surgery last weekend aged 75. It must be quite hard for younger readers to ‘get’ Abbott; most ...

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Wieden + Kennedy HQ cuts back after client losses

Wieden+Kennedy is lauded by most for its estimable record of creative independence over more than 30 years but when bad times come – or not-so-good times – it wields the axe just like everyone else. The company has admitted to ...

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Cornetto’s ‘Cupidity’ shows lesbian relationship

Here’s a rather charming (longish) piece of advertainment in Cornetto’s ‘Cupidity’ series of love stories. This one features a rather unlikely romance between a tennis player and a line judge (both female) with a cameo appearance by Lily Allen. Directed ...

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