As a tribute to long-time MAA business partner Paul Simons who died earlier this week we’ll be publishing a selection of his pieces over the years. This one was recalled by MullenLowe’s Laurence Green. In business it’s often difficult to ...Read More »
Virgin Atlantic to review £20m ad account – is this curtains for the Branson brigade of leggy lovelies?
Spring is in the air and new clients’ thoughts turn to new agencies. Virgin Atlantic’s long-serving (and, in some respects, long-suffering) boss Steve Ridgway departed last year and now the airline, still synonymous with Virgin founder Richard Branson, is reviewing ...Read More »
Paul Simons: Ed Miliband/ Mail row shows why PR can be a loose cannon – with ads you get what you pay for
With the Ed Miliband/Daily Mail saga running in to its third week it poses a very interesting question about being careful what you wish for. The delicate balance between the interests of politicians and the media has become a road ...Read More »
Sirs Martin Sorrell and Richard Branson and sundry other business luminaries have written to the Financial Times blasting tbe UK PM’s plans to hold a referendum on Britain’s EU membership. This is scheduled after the next General Election, which David ...Read More »
Maybe Richard Branson’s new Virgin Atlantic partner Delta Airlines has brought some advertising money as part of its £224m dowry to buy Singapore Airlines’ 49 per cent stake in the bearded one’s airline business. Because we haven’t seen anything quite ...Read More »
Independent production company Sundog Pictures is launching its new feature documentary Breaking the Taboo online, replacing the traditional theatrical window with a global launch on YouTube. Breaking the Taboo uncovers the UN-sanctioned war on drugs, charting its origins and its ...Read More »