News Bulletin: Trump ad banned by CNN; With Collective joins Isobar

By AdNews | 4 May 2017

CNN refuses to run Trump ad due to "fake news" spin

CNN has refused to air President Trump's first campaign ad for the 2020 election. The ad, which cites his presidency as the most “successful” in American history, argues that his achievements have not been fully recognised because of the “fake news”. The phrase, now synonymous with his presidency, is seen splashed across the faces of journalists from a number of American media outlets including CNN's Wolf Blitzer, prompting a refusal from the CNN to air the ad. CNN has defended its decision in a statement on Twitter, asking the “false graphic” be removed. The post says: “per our policy, it will be accepted only if that graphic is deleted”.

The executive director of the President’s campaign committee Michael Glassner responded to CNN in a statement on Trump's website stating that CNN has “proven that it supports censorship, is biased and fears opposing our view.”

Trump statement

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With Collective joins Isobar

With Collective has joined the Isobar family, following the acquisition by Dentsu Aegis Network eight months ago. The addition establishes the Isobar Australia Group – which includes Isobar, Soap and With Collective under the leadership of Konrad Spilva, CEO of Isobar ANZ Group. The move sees With Collective leverage Isobar’s global network capabilities and strong skillset in data-led, creative customer marketing.

MPP picks up media work for Musashi

Media & Production Partners (MPP) has won media buying and planning for sports nutrition client Musashi. The full service agency, set up by Jimmy Hyett, was appointed to handle Musashi's creative work last November. Hyett says the expanded remit highlights the value of an integrated approach to creative and media.


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