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Wednesday 13 February 2013
Bob Levenson was considered by his peers as one of the best ever advertising copywriters, if not the best, one of the original "Mad Men" who launched the creative revolution on Manhattan's Madison Avenue in the 1960s and tossed conventional ideas out of the window. During more than a quarter of a century at Doyle Dane Bernbach (DDB) – said to have been the model for the Mad Men TV series – Levenson created many of the ads which changed the face of advertising, in the cinema and in the rocketing new phenomenon that was commercial television. He won every award in the business, several times over, was elected in 1972 to the Copywriters' Hall of Fame (now known as the Creative Hall of Fame) and was often described as "the writer's writer".
Tuesday 05 February 2013
The only major brand of gin still made in London is planning a "Home of Gin" centre to attract tourists and locals to its base in Kennington.
Tuesday 05 February 2013
The only major brand of gin still made in the capital is planning a “Home of Gin” centre to attract tourists and Londoners to its base in Kennington.
Thursday 31 January 2013
Sales of new black beer disappoint in Ireland and US
Wednesday 09 January 2013
What does a tipple say about its drinker? People are often guilty of making assumptions about people based on their beverage of choice, but what about the prosecutors of two men in Cameroon who have served a year in prison for homosexuality because their "guilt" was "proved" by the fact that they were drinking Baileys in a bar? At least my prejudices about drinks, listed below, aren't homophobic or likely to land anyone in prison.
Friday 21 December 2012
Some top tips if you want to have a good night and get served
Tuesday 20 November 2012
I've never liked multi-buy offers in the supermarket. I'm not against 3-for-2 in principle, you understand. I like it in Boots, on vitamins and shampoo, and I used it yesterday when I bought three rolls of wrapping paper in a futile bid to convince myself that I am remotely planning for Christmas.
Monday 19 November 2012
A Which? survey has discovered that the price of one in 10 products go up when they’re in a multi-buy deal. Just who are supermarkets trying to kid?
Thursday 01 November 2012
A few months ago, Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote a cover story for the Atlantic - "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" - that caused a major rumpus. Mostly, it seemed at the time, because she stated the obvious in an elegant way. Now she has returned to the issue for the Atlantic - sort of. This time she's looking at men. But mostly she's soliciting views on whether men feel they are afflicted by the same struggles.
Saturday 16 June 2012
My question this week: which did Hogarth enjoy drawing more – Gin Lane or Beer Street? Or to put it a different way, which panel do you think he drew first?
Friday 23 March 2012
In backing a minimum price, David Cameron is over-ruling his Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, who believes individual willpower and the tobacco, alcohol and junk food giants will voluntarily improve our health.
Sunday 26 February 2012
Dominique Strauss-Kahn's travails show we no longer apply different moral standards to those with power
Saturday 24 December 2011
The presents are under the tree, which means that it's time to try your hand at Simon O'Hagan's fiendish brainteaser. If you dare...
Friday 02 December 2011
Gastronomes will struggle to keep their mouths from watering at the possibilities of these delectable treats
Saturday 26 November 2011
Feast your eyes on part one of our ultimate Christmas gift guide: this week, terrific toys for boys and girls, foodie treats, addictive gadgets, literary treasures and much more…
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