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Walkers ad says it’s using real food – whatever next?

All sorts of funny things happen in marketing and here’s another: food manufacturers actually putting real food in their products; just fancy that. Walkers Crisps is jumping on the post-horsemeat bandwagon with this ad from AMV/BBDO featuring our favourite Match ...

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WPP in 2012 – solid but not spectacular

WPP more or less matched rivals Publicis Groupe and Havas, beat Interpublic but lagged Omnicom with growth of 2.9 per cent in 2012, according to its full year accounts released today. Billings fell slightly to around £44bn (blamed on the ...

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Japan’s new medium: stick-on ads and short skirts

Talking of naughtiness (or what may be construed as same – which we kind of are today) Japanese agency Absolute Territory PR has come up with a new wheeze – paying young Japanese women to apply stick-on tattoos to their ...

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Nike shoots itself in the foot with Pistorious ad

They keep doing it, don’t they? Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorious is on trial for shooting his girlfriend and Nike, whose stable of sports stars seem defined (in part) by their ability to get into trouble, runs this ad. In a ...

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TBWA replaces departed Co-op account with Lidl

Last year TBWA Manchester lost the £50m Co-op account to Leo Burnett and now its big brother in London has gone some way towards replacing the loss by winning German-owned discount supermarket chain Lidl. Lidl is reported to have been ...

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PETA skins humans for London Fashion Week

PETA (people for the ethical treatment of animals) is welcoming London Fashion Week (which starts on Friday) with this film, ‘Runway Reversal,’ from Ogilvy Beijing (do I spot a Graham Fink influence?) showing the tables being turned on humans as ...

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