Tag Archives: ogilvy

More agency mergers may be on the cards for WPP although holding company says no major ones planned

Is WPP CEO Mark Read planning more agency mergers? Speaking to investors recently Read, alongside the usual stuff about partnering more with tech companies and the surprising revelation that Google was WPP’s second-biggest client, said the mergers of JWT with ...

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Boots Opticians joins the fashionistas in Ogilvy’s best so far

Somehow or other Boots is still with us on the struggling British high street although it looks urgently in need of a retread. But people still need pharmacies.. Ogilvy took over the reins from Mother a couple of years ago ...

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Ogilvy hits surprise global winners for Ikea catalogue

Ikea’s global strategy of giving local agencies plenty of freedom seems to be paying off all over the world. Here are two very different – but equally good – films, both from Ogilvy agencies in countries that don’t usually hog ...

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Ogilvy staff protest Customs and Border Protection work

Ogilvy employees are protesting – vociferously – about the agency’s work for the US Customs and Border Protection agency, blamed for separating children from their parents at border “facilities”. This is said to have led to the deaths of seven ...

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Vodafone tries 50 shades of red to launch 5G offer

It’s nice of Vodafone to bring back Virgin Airline’s foxy red cabin crew – sorry, they haven’t, it’s the ’50 shades of red’ you can see in the background. The big mobile operators are now embarking on their new 5G ...

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Cantona joins anniversary space race for Kronenbourg

Who’s the best actor in ads? Move over Idris Elba and even Robert De Niro, surely it’s former Man United enfant terrible Eric Cantona? We’ve already had him wowing the ladies of Alsace by pretending to be a farmer and ...

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Does Ogilvy need to take a moral stand on CPB border work?

WPP’s Ogilvy finds itself in hot water over a video produced for the US Customs and Border Protection agency (CPB) showing the (allegedly) civilised facilities in its Tucson facility. Ogilvy has a contract with the CPB worth a purported $12m ...

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