Tag Archives: unilever

What’s next for Unilever as long-serving CMO Weed departs?

It’s nice when someone’s able to leave their job without an investigation in sight and the Twittersphere is loaded with tributes to Unilever’s departing CMCO to give him his full moniker (the ‘C’ stands for communications) Keith Weed. It’s another ...

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Branding expert Jope succeeds Polman as Unilever CEO

Here’s Alan Jope, the new CEO of Unilever, talking to then JWT boss Bob Jeffrey about branding in China. Jope succeeds Paul Polman, who transformed Unilever in many ways with his sustainability platform but, like most long-serving CEOs (Polman served ...

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Axe Music opens the musical door to its old campaigns

You can’t go far wrong in a laundrette (or laundromat as they are these days) and Unilever brand Axe is returning to this trusty venue to launch Axe Music in a new campaign from 72andSunny Amsterdam. But this one is ...

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Unilever boosts new regime at WPP with Sunlight Africa

Unilever’s Sunlight, once a soap (invented in 1884) is now a range of laundry products is now Africa’s second largest FMCG brand after Coca-Cola it seems. So winning the brand across Africa after a competitive pitch is a welcome coup ...

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Unilever heads to Rotterdam in worrying move for adland

Unilever is the UK’s third biggest company with a market value of £105bn but the Anglo-Dutch CPG giant has chosen Rotterdam over London as its new single legal base, leading to much fretting over the implications of Brexit for other ...

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New WPP UK boss Blackett lifts lid on payment options

WPP’s newly-ensconced UK “country manager” Karen Blackett – who made her name at MediaCom – has been telling The Drum that she sees small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) as an important and overlooked market for companies like hers. SME defined ...

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Why 2018’s New Model Ad Agency is one we know already

Much hyperventilating in adland over the “agency of the future,” what it is, who will win and how. One view we particularly enjoyed was that of John Townshend of Now in Campaign where he playfully plumped for “Martypops” coughing up ...

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