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Stephen is a former editor of Marketing Week and London Evening Standard advertising columnist. He wrote City Republic for Brand Republic and is a partner in communications consultancy The Editorial Partnership.

BBH New York sends a timely reminder to Diageo

BBH New York sends a timely reminder to Diageo

Diageo’s Johnnie Walker is reviewing its account at BBH – surprisingly as the agency has produced some famous work, most notably the single take epic ‘Keep Walking’ featuring Robert Carlyle in 2009. Whether or not this was on BBH New ...

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BBDO Toronto’s creepy ‘documentary’ for Skittles

BBDO Toronto’s creepy ‘documentary’ for Skittles

The BBDO network is pretty expert at long form ads – we’ve seen numerous examples from New York, including Jeff Goldblum for GE Lighting, and AMV/BBDO’s Sainsbury’s epic of course. Now BBDO Toronto has produced a ‘Skittles documentary;’ a rather ...

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Ashley Madison plumbs the depths down under

Ashley Madison plumbs the depths down under

Extra-marital dating agency Ashley Madison produced the most complained about ad in Oz this year – and a right old toe-curling opus it is. But it’s strangely reassuring in these days of highly targeted this and big data that to ...

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New agency FCB Inferno gives BMW a Stone Age retread

New agency FCB Inferno gives BMW a Stone Age retread

Interpublic bought UK integrated agency Inferno about 18 months ago to try to put some much overdue fizz and vim into FCB, its second string network after McCann. FCB in London had been nowhere, seemingly forever. ‘Integrated,’ of course, means ...

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