No matter that he dragged the global ad industry kicking and screaming into the modern age, Sir Martin Sorrell will continue being the subject of a relentless debate about whether he's been a benevolent or a malevolent influence on it.
Sir Martin Sorrell's dramatic departure from WPP has rocked the ad industry. John Tylee examines how a man who never ran an ad agency rose to become such a dominant force in marketing communications.
Gary Denham, the award-winning art director who also built a reputation as an acclaimed photographer and artist, has died aged 66.
The only thing certain in 2017 was the widespread uncertainty, from the snap general election and a downer on Cannes to poorly received ads and a raft of senior job changes.
National Lottery money is being used a fund a "living history" project in which some of advertising's most influential figures of the last half century will be filmed talking about their lives and work to create a permanent legacy for the industry's future generations.
Molly Godet-Thomas, the former senior art director who won a Cannes Gold Lion during a career spanning J Walter Thompson and Publicis - during which time she became a role model for aspiring women creatives - has died aged 68 after a two-year battle with cancer.
Anthony Simonds-Gooding, the marketer who approved Heineken's iconic "refreshes the parts" campaign before going on to become a trouble-shooter at the then Saatchi & Saatchi group and the financially crippled D&AD, has died aged 80.
David Bernstein, the veteran ad industry commentator, former agency creative director and founder of The Creative Business, has died aged 89.
Following a series of news stories highlighting issues such as job cuts and payments below the minimum wage, is the shine coming off John Lewis? Or is this simply a readjustment process that any major retailer might have to endure to emerge stronger?
From its debut in 1968, Campaign has held up a mirror to the ad industry. We look back at some of the best front pages chronicling events that have shaped advertising.
If everything goes according to plan, Brian Waring, the one-time chief marketer at Starbucks and Virgin Active, will have built himself a business as bespoke as some of the high-end craftware he's now selling.
Advertising created by and for ethnic minorities has sharply contrasting histories on either side of the Atlantic.
The diversity debate may be at the top of the thought-leadership agenda, but does this simply serve to mask the fact that global creative has become an increasingly homogenised and commoditised industry, asks John Tylee.
Burger King is Cannes Lions' Creative Marketer of the Year thanks to brand communications that are pioneering yet inclusive.
Burger King is honoured as Cannes Lions' Creative Marketer of the Year thanks to brand communications that are pioneering yet inclusive. John Tylee speaks to its two top marketers about this approach.
Following a period of turmoil, MullenLowe London has reached a defining moment. The management is tasked with licking it into shape to make it what it should be - the flagship of a successful global network.
After a raft of ads that have come under criticism for consumers for being tasteless, John Tylee investigates whether brands are taking the concept of "purpose" too far.
Graham Rose, multi-award-winning commercials director whose "Photo Booth" spot for Hamlet cigars has been lauded as one of the best British ads of the 20th century, has died aged 68.
Graham Rose, multi award-winning commercials director whose "Photo booth" spot for Hamlet cigars has been lauded as one of the best British ads of the 20th Century, has died aged 68.
Lord Saatchi has joined the tributes to Jon Staton, the Saatchi & Saatchi director of TV during one of the agency's most creative and prolific periods, who has died aged 73.