Buzzman borrows from Cadbury’s classic ad for Milka

Mondelez’ Milka seems to have found its way from Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam to Paris hot shop Buzzman. Earlier today we had some great TV advertising from the great age of TV advertising, courtesy of the late John Webster. This, surely, has ...

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Sadoun confirmed as Levy’s successor at Publicis

Arthur Sadoun, boss of Publicis Communications which runs Publicis Groupe’s creative agencies and PR operations, has been confirmed as outgoing boss Maurice Levy’s successor as CEO of the French marcoms empire. He takes over officially in June. Levy will take ...

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Sky the likely big loser if Bradley bans betting ads

Speaking at the Advertising Association’s LEAP Summit new culture secretary Karen Bradley says the Government is still looking hard at banning gambling ads on TV before the so-called 9pm ‘watershed,’ when you can air controversial stuff as the kids are ...

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Saatchi & Saatchi snatches HSBC from JWT – or does it?

Saatchi & Saatchi has bounced back from its loss of the Toyota Europe account to The&Partnership by raiding WPP-owned J. Walter Thompson for part of HSBC’s $400m global ad account. Saatchi was already on the bank’s roster, handling various asset ...

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Why big company machinations lead to creative reviews

We noted yesterday the incidence of creative account reviews, their increased expense and that many of them didn’t actually seem to lead to much advertising. We’ll they’re at it again: Center Parcs is reviewing its business out of Brothers and ...

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The&Partnership’s Johnny Hornby on Brexit, ad exports, migrants and that job at WPP

Today sees the UK Advertising Association’s LEAD ‘Summit” and the big topic on the agenda is Brexit. Here’s The&Partnership’s Johnny discussing the issue with Sky’s Ian King (don’t think Johnny’s on the AA’s panel) but he has some interesting things ...

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Is Havas taking on the impossible with Carling?

Molson Coors’ Carling has picked Havas to handle its UK account for Carling, once the top selling beer in the UK. Carling is the new sponsor of the UK Premier league, taking over from Barclays. Havas beat Brothers and Sisters, ...

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Why pitch policy and malpractice are damaging clients as well as agencies

Are clients taking the mickey in creative pitches these days? I only ask because lots of others, mainly in creative agencies, are wondering too. Pitches are coming thick and fast and they’re getting more expensive for the agencies in question. ...

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