A series of "wrong" decisions surrounding how much tax Starbucks pays in the UK has led the global coffee chain to become the latest brand to suffer in "the age of damage", according to Havas' global chief executive David Jones, and he believes Google and Amazon will be next.
The Cannes Lions Festival is a many-tentacled beast which in many ways defies summarisation, yet among the industry back-slapping, network squabbling and media one-upmanship along the Crosiette, I found one recurring ray of hope which could yet save our souls.
McDonald's secured the prestigious Grand Prix at the 2012 Marketing Society Awards for Excellence, held on Monday, for the role marketing has played in overhauling its UK business since 2006.
01 May 2012
| by Kim Benjamin
Unilever, ASOS, British Gas, McDonald's and John Lewis top the nominations shortlist for the 2012 Marketing Society Awards for excellence