There’s influence and influence and the Financial Times seems to have it in spades if the reaction to a story in last Wednesday’s pink ‘un is any guide. The FT wrote that China, the world’s biggest buyer of government bonds ...Read More »
And it’s not half bad really. It still seems tough on Fallon to lose Sony after a few bravura commercials and when it went to Anomaly, an ‘integrated agency’ for want of a better word (if these new ideas companies ...Read More »
At which point you presumably aren’t bringing in too much new business. But Omnicom shareholders today supported a proposal that will give outgoing CEO John Wren (his dependents presumably) up to $41m when he dies. He’s already due to collect ...Read More »
Reckitt’s Phil Thomas tops UK marketing directors list – but do these people have real power any more?
They do in some places obviously – witness Joel Ewanick’s doings at General Motors. But in the UK these days marketing directors seem to be regarded as disposable, important for a while but unlikely to make it to the top ...Read More »
It won’t work because it’s complex (yet another box), costly, people don’t want to surf on their TVs, it will add to advertising audience fragmentation and (in the US) you can get most of the good bits already on cable. ...Read More »
Labour chooses its Miliband, Sullivan buys more of West Ham, is it too late for Fabio to call up Rodwell?
**Former foreign secretary David Miliband has secured the backing of 37 Labour MPs (four more than he needed) to stand for the leadership of the Labour Party. Embarrassingly for him this is a few days after his younger brother Ed ...Read More »
According to Marketing magazine that’s what’s going to happen anyway as it reports that the new government is to cut spending by £160m this year, which leaves just a measly £48m to head the way of the advertising and media ...Read More »
Not so long ago a TV ad for pro-abortion NGO Marie Stopes International would have caused a big, if predictable stink but it doesn’t seem to have happened so far in the UK as the first abortion services ad is ...Read More »
There was a time when robust big company earnings, like today’s from Marks & Spencer, would boost the stock market. Share prices, after all, reflect company profits so if they go up so do shares. Or do they? This morning ...Read More »