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ARGENTINE Y&R EXECS IN DEEPER HOT WATER

May 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

That television commercial featuring a member of Argentina’s hockey team training in the Falkland Islands, ending with the tagline “To compete on English soil, we train on Argentine soil,” was not, as originally presumed, commissioned by the Argentine government. According to Advertising Age, the 90-second spot was produced on spec by the Buenos Aires unit […]

HEADS MAY ROLL AT ARGENTINE BRANCH OF U.S. AD AGENCY

May 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The head of the British advertising conglomerate whose subsidiary produced a TV commercial for Argentina showing an Argentine athlete training in the Falkland Islands has condemned the ad and called for an internal investigation to determine how it came to be authorized. Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, the world’s largest marketing group, whose Young & […]

MEDIA BIZ GOOD NOW, BUT ON SHAKY GROUNDS, SAY MOGULS

June 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

On the surface, the media business would appear to look terrifically robust right now — but top media executives attending the Cannes Lions advertising conference suggested today (Friday) that in reality they are anxious about what the future holds in store for it. Indeed, speaking at a panel at the conference, News Corp COO James […]