Monthly Archives: August 2013

M&S advertising is like painting lipstick on a gorilla


Over the last year or so I’ve compared the advertising output of M&S and John Lewis several times; last Christmas I gave a thumbs down for M&S and thumbs up for John Lewis. Neither was an opinion of the quality of the … […]

Advertising isn’t as good as it used to be? Discuss.


I’ve read a fair amount of comment in recent weeks about the lack of creative flourish in a lot of work being transmitted to the world. The argument seems to point to the mega groups being accused of dumbing down … […]

Advertising mega merger


Over the last week there has been a frenzy of speculation about the proposed merger between Omnicom and Publicis. It probably goes without saying – but I will – both Mr. Wren and M. Levy will have discussed in great detail … […]