Daniel Tilles

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Letter From Paris: The Thrill Of The Feet

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forget the super bowl, the world series, wimbledoN and even the Olympic Games. In the realm of sports, The World Cup is one championship that deserves the name. Soccer’s quadrennial [...]

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Nike Pulls ‘Totalitarian’ World Cup Billboards

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Nike has scrapped a World Cup soccer billboard campaign running in Paris after an anti-racism group said the ads were “shocking and hurting” people who suffered under fascist or communist [...]

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Creative Cannes: Junior Shoot-Out

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YOUNG GUNS: Youth is served in a creative free-for-all. With coffee mugs in hand, 25 art director/copywriter teams from around the world have gathered to test their creative stamina and [...]

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Letter From Paris: Operation Euro

Brand Marketing

Money has been on the minds of almost everyone frequenting the newsstand across from my apartment. The topic isn’t an unusual one for this working-class Parisian neighborhood. The worry isn’t [...]

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Havas-Andersen Has Mercedes As 1 Of 3 Clients

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The alliance between Andersen Consulting and Havas Advertising is working for at least three clients in the automotive, food manufacturing and service industries. Pierre de Perthuis, general director of Machine [...]

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Letter From Paris: The French Exception

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The battle to preserve French tradition had entered a new arena. After six years of living in France, I heard a member of the nation’s cultural elite complain that French [...]

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Levy Brokers Deal Between Warring Sisters

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The year-long family feud which threatened the future of the Publicis dynasty has been settled, with the younger daughter of founder Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet selling her stake in the company late [...]

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Letter From Paris: Changing Times

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Like many blessings, it’s mixed. The good news is that Europe is enjoying an economic recovery–and that’s music to advertisers’ ears. After a mid-’90s recession, large chunks “of the Continent, [...]

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Letter from Paris: Tobacco Road

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Is tobacco advertising in europe about to go up in smoke? If officials at the European Commission have their way, the answer is yes. Brussels health officials claim that in [...]

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DDB France Pulls Religious VW Ads

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Catholics Receive Apology, Charitable Donation for ‘Hurt Feelings’ PARIS–A lawsuit brought by a group of French Catholics against DDB France and Volkswagen France has been dropped following the cancellation of [...]