Ogilvy & Mather seemed to pre-empt our School Report last week. In the same issue that we suggested a period of management stability at the agency wouldn't go amiss, the stars aligned and the news that the relatively unknown Cheryl Giovannoni would t...More
Having been hailed for her "understanding" of advertising on her appointment as the Culture Secretary in 2012, Maria Miller's protracted departure from the post last week showed two other less-welcome qualities that critics often associate with the i...
As the seemingly prosaic (but supposedly significant) Smart Meter Central Delivery Body was apparently sending gifts of Guinness, Red Bull, crisps and biscuits to the four agency consortiums that it had selected to pitch for the £85 million ad busine...
In just a few short weeks, the advertising industry will make like gypsies heading for the Appleby Horse Fair by decamping en masse to the Côte d'Azur as the Cannes Lions caravan rolls into town.
OgilvyOne's loss of the News UK business just days after the British Airways CRM account found a new home lays bare the challenges an agency - and a holding group - faces when one of its most talented and totemic individuals is given a leg up the com...
The incredible size of the industry's heart was evident last week at the charity fundraiser and evening of celebration of the life of Nick Milligan.
There's nothing an agency needs more than a lying, cheating creative director. That seemed to be the implication from a research report published last week that attempted to link dishonesty and creativity, and found that cheats are more likely to com...
It's almost 11 years to the day since James Murphy became Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R's first managing director.
Did you watch Channel 4 s The Jump ? No, me neither. But, from what I gather, the most interesting part about it was the insight into how "me too" commissioning (something that is prevalent at the moment) works. You can almost picture the scenes a...
Helen Goodman took time out from charging the taxpayer for accountancy help in filling in her tax forms (a revelation just exposed in the papers) to deliver a rather astonishing speech at last week's Lead 2014 conference.
Last week, on Campaign's front page, the French creative duo Frédéric Raillard and Farid Mokart provided an amusing lesson in how to respond to clients that decide to put their business up for review for no apparent reason. "The new Wrangler guy does...
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