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 work, both very good, but more to do   [...]

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 creative output, making the wider world of advertising less imaginative   [...]

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 the implications of this gigantic move, and much of   [...]