Amidst the enthusiasm that has emerged from the run-up to Christmas, during which we have been treated to a flurry of uplifting and nostalgic creative works relayed on our TV screens, the reality on the high street paints a far more unsettling picture for retailers. As had been anticipated by financial experts in the preceding … Continue reading Seeking fortune in the East: The emerging young Chinese market offers the perfect remedy for self-preservation
Walking through the town hall of Barcelona last night, the scene was one of collective liberation. As if the perennial struggle for autonomy running since 1922 with the creation of the Estat Català had definitively been resolved. Catalonia has long been a region with its own proud history and distinct culture and language and as … Continue reading Catalonia are convinced that democracy will prevail; but celebrations feel short-lived (12th October)
Often we find it difficult to say how we feel to those around us, but music has always been a means of enabling expression by piecing together the missing words that we are trying to convey. The communications sphere within the advertising industry suffers from the same problem and is rife with invasive and impersonal … Continue reading Music choice is a driving force for a making a powerful cultural legacy and the festive period provides brings its role into sharp focus
Technology initially appeared to be the perfect storm, something that would enable each of us to fulfil our intellectual potential. During the time of the electrification of western society at the start of the 20th century, David Nye spoke of ‘the American technological sublime’, a concept established on the assumption that the rise in mechanical … Continue reading One for the luddites
Nearly 5 months have passed since Arthur Sadoun’s announced that Publicis Groupe would withdraw from the 2017 Cannes Lions awards and pull out from all marketing activity for the upcoming year in order to focus on the development of a new spine of artificial intelligence. In Campaign earlier this month, Carla Serrano, Chief Strategy Officer at … Continue reading Marcel gathers pace as Publicis step foot into the age of science fiction
Facebook and Google continue to occupy the minds of the masses seeking to invest their money into ad space that will improve their prominence and ubiquity in an increasingly competitive environment. On a surface level this would appear logical, especially when you consider that in 2016 more than half of UK population logged on to … Continue reading Brands would be wise to invest time into developing audio content
In late June, Arthur Sadoun stunned the advertising industry with his impending scheme, which on the face of it appears to assert that conventional creativity is no longer paramount. Following the decision to withdraw from the 2017 Cannes Lions awards and refrain from all marketing activity for the upcoming year, we were made aware of … Continue reading Publicis have confided in the security of data and artificial intelligence- but have they forsaken the value of creativity in the process?