The Blagger's Blog – 100 year old models, SGPR at Prolific North, bad taste tweets
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Quote of the week
“Ageism is so last century.” Ben Tollett, executive creative director at ad agency adam&eveDDB, commenting in The Guardian on his client Harvey Nichols’ decision to use a 100-year-old-model in Vogue.
Last night Smoking Gun added yet another win to its prestigious history of accolades, walking away from the Prolific North Awards triumphant in Best B2C Marketing and Integrated Communications category for our work on behalf of Silent Night, as judged by a panel of senior industry experts. The hits just keep on coming, as they say.
There is such a thing as bad publicity, as proved by the worst moment of the last seven days, which comes from UK DIY chain Homebase. Inappropriate, in bad taste, and utterly pointless, the offence in question boils down to the following tweet, which went live last Friday much to the anger of many people. Sometimes you really do have to wonder what on Earth…
Stories to keep an eye on