Jeremy Lee, associate editor
JEREMY LEE ON ADVERTISING
As exercises in cynical media manipulation go, the announcement that Channel 4 had organised a long-term tie-up with Cancer Research UK seemed to be among the most brazen.
Another week passes and another feather makes an appearance on Grey London's plumed titfer. Gillette's worldwide advertising business was shifted out of BBDO and into the Grey network after a pitch played out on a global stage.
The departure of the McCann London chief executive, Chris Macdonald, from these shores is a curious one: last Wednesday, he was in reassuringly familiar form strutting around the IPA Members Lunch, occasionally interrupting his glad-handing to pus...
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. ...
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...
For the Cabinet Office to conjure up a new agency - "Abbot Mead Vickers DDB" - in the list of shops to make it on to the Government's creative roster marked just another cock-up in the whole sorry and muddle-strewn process.
Ploughing through agency submissions for the Campaign School Reports (out next month), the issue of trust is played out in its own little way.
The departure of the likeable and clever (if modest) Brad Fairhead from Hypernaked provides yet another "key date" on the timeline of its already complicated company history.
Back in August last year, Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y R s executive creative director, Toby Talbot, noted that the "green shoots of change" and "can-do spirit" pervading NW1 reminded him of being back in New Zealand. Sadly, these platitudes didn...
The combined weight of the ITV sales team almost caused the stage to buckle as they piled up to prise their gong for TV Sales Team of the Year from Alex James at the Campaign Media Awards. Their cause for celebration was understandable and it sho...
No-one can accuse Garry Lace of having lost his ability to provide us all with a surprise. While rumours of apparent discord between him and Robert Campbell have been circulating for some time and led many to conclude he d be off (most notably in Mar...
For an agency that was born on the same tide as PHD and Manning Gottlieb OMD, Arena Media - formerly known as Booth Lockett Makin - has had a slightly different route to shore.
To those tired of the industry's obsession with youth, the description of Chris Bovill and John Allison, who have just joined 4Creative as its joint heads, as "wunderkinds" by their new boss will have provided some cheer.
Following a week when the career prospects of two media agency employees became the subject of such fevered speculation, the peripatetic and mercurial Vodafone marketer Clare Sheikh helped draw a little of the pus from the sorry and poisonous affair ...
Leo Burnett and Iris have found themselves in the eye of social media-fuelled shitstorms over the past couple of weeks.
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The console is dead: The Socialisation of Gaming
The games console as we know it is dead. When Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One earlier this week, it was clear that this was more than a device that would enable you to play Call of Duty or FIFA – this was, in Microsoft’s own words, “an all-in-one home entertainment system”.