Outside somewhere, in a time long ago, before even Jean-Claude Decaux had pasted his first poster, the Romans were using the walls of Pompeii to advertise tourist destinations, local shops and political campaigns to the visiting masses.
The political class spectacularly failed to cover itself in glory last week after trying to turn the appalling deaths of six children at the hands of the vile Mick Philpott into something that should be viewed along the narrow divide of party lines. Nonetheless, there was some brief respite to be had...
Two topics dominated media talk around Charlotte Street last week: the exit of Alex Altman as the chief executive of Initiative and whether Tesco might be preparing to review its 20-plus-year relationship with the Interpublic agency.
"Behold the sun king?" Justin King addressed the Wacl dinner earlier this week.
31 Jan 2013
| by Russell Davies
Warning! I'm going to bang on about the Internet of Things again. I'm sorry, but there it is. I'll tell you why at the end. But, for now, I want you to say Hello and Goodnight to a lamppost and a lamp.
20 Dec 2011
| by Deborah McCrudden
I absolutely love Christmas advertising. It helps to get me in the festive mood. But I'm finding a lot of this year's offerings disappointing, misguided and worst of all - lazy. So what's been the issue this year?
With the deepening economic gloom, it was probably inevitable that those chirpy Christmas ads that have come gamboling on to TV over the past few days have provided some sharp ammo for anti-advertising commentators.