David Wilson: Would we watch a film about Thomas Hamilton? I don’t think we would

THIS month has seen the general, UK release of the much-garlanded Australian filmNitram, about the Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania in April 1996. Thirty-five people lost their lives – shot dead by Martin Bryant, just weeks after the Dunblane shootings. This Antipodean sequence of murders is generally accepted as a “copycat” event of Dunblane, and … Read more

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in every sphere

Culture makes profits. That was a prominent message from the Cannes Lions stage 2022. Consumers like to engage with a “highly monetized black culture, yet black culture itself is starving economically, which causes catastrophic generational harm; it is no longer OK taking more than you give to black culture,” said Made with Black Culture’s Tommy … Read more

From the Editor-in-chief: cautious optimism from industry leaders despite stormy outlook

Q2 is now complete; most marketing services giants (omnicom, Interpublic Group, Publicis) have reported their first-half revenues; we’ve digested a strange Cannes Lions; and the IPA has just published its Bellwether Report on changes to marketing budgets. Overall it’s been a very strong first six months of the year for the PR industry with optimism … Read more

Meta’s Skate Nation Ghana Wins Big

‘Skate Nation Ghana’, conceived by Droga5 and executed by Love Song for Facebook (META), has reached out to, and resonated with, people all over the world. Beyond its recent Emmy nomination for Outstanding Commercial, its charm is exemplified by its success on the festival circuit; picking up a Silver Lion for Editing at the Cannes … Read more

Golin Launches Data Tool To Measure Business Impact Of Thought Leadership

SINGAPORE — Golin has launched what it believes is the first data-driven tool that analyzes the business impact of executive thought leadership. The Executive Impact Matrix has been developed by the agency’s creative intelligence team in Singapore, led by APAC chief creative officer Shouvik Prasanna Mukherjee and Golin Singapore director of strategy Andrea Treasurer. It … Read more

Some Fans Are ‘Disappointed’ With the Narrator Switch; Others Disagree

when Love Island USES made the switch from CBS to peacock, it also swapped out the narrator and host, replacing Matt Hoffman with Iain Stirling and Arielle Vandenberg with Sarah Hyland. While some fans are enjoying Stirling’s commentary, others are admittedly “disappointed” with the change. Some fans don’t like the narrator switch for ‘Love Island … Read more