As unwanted distractions go, I'm hard-pressed to think of anything as annoying as video ads which automatically start playing when you arrive on a website. They're even worse than the Go Compare bloke turning up in the middle of your relaxing shiatsu massage. My automatic response is to dive for the mute button, or, if I'm feeling particularly irritable, set about my laptop with a samurai sword, which I keep handy.
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Monday 27 October 2008
If you work in advertising or the media and you haven't had the email yet, it's only a matter of time. It's the email that orders collective belt-tightening, a brake on all recruitment, perhaps mandatory redundancies and it's infiltrating in-boxes around town. Adopt the brace position.
Monday 13 October 2008
Monday 06 October 2008
Monday 29 September 2008
Sex toy, pleasure enhancer, erotic stimulator, Rampant Rabbit. Call it what you will, it's a vibrator, and we don't like to talk about that sort of thing.
Monday 22 September 2008
Not many advertisers stay married to the same ad agency for five years, let alone 25. But the relationship that Levi's has with Bartle Bogle Hegarty has done more than stand the test of time. It has set the advertising agenda and produced some of the most enduring and iconic campaigns of the last quarter of a century.
Sunday 13 April 2008
Knife-wielding, gun-toting, pit-bull-packing hoodies are assailing us from every angle. They're in the newspapers and on the television; the subject of police crackdowns, Government task forces and dinner-party debates.
Friday 21 March 2008
The Prime Minister's appointments secretary is to leave Downing Street to be policy director for the Faith Foundation which is being set up by Tony Blair, sources have revealed.
Thursday 06 March 2008
Monday 11 February 2008
Think of really great advertising by a brand and an agency, working together year in year out to create something fresh, different, culturally impactful over the course of, oh, a couple of decades. Not many brand advertising histories could claim that much. Levi's is one that can, with its ads from Bartle Bogle Hegarty being some of the most iconic and era-defining of their time.
Friday 26 January 2007
The number of armed burglaries has risen to record levels, new crime figures show.
Friday 02 June 2006
Kofi Annan has warned that winning the battle against Aids means acknowledging that homosexuals, prostitutes and injecting drug users are at particular risk and need protection.
Thursday 10 February 2005
Monday 07 February 2005
Saturday 24 July 2004
Terry Ramsden, the financier, racehorse owner and convicted fraudster, cemented his return to the business community yesterday, taking a 10 per cent stake in Hansard Group, a public relations company.
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