Tag Archives: George Parker

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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George Parker: Madison Avenue Manslaughter

Required reading for Big Dumb Agencies and Big Dumb Holding Companies – Madison Avenue Manslaughter. There is no question that the advertising agency business I used to know, love, and profit from, is in a radical state of change, not ...

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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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72andSunny finds Trumpish topical twist for old Carl’s Jr

Oral gratification of one sort or another plays a part in many food ads – fair enough – although there’s sometimes more of the other. Cadbury’s Flake (below) being a celebrated example from the mists of UK ad history. Carl’s ...

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