Grey’s Townhouse deal with P&G shows importance of production for holding companies

WPP has now been dragged into the US Department of Justice’s investigation into alleged “production rigging,” basically illegal ways of ensuring that in-house agency production units win supposedly competitive tenders. Industry sources say it’s being going on for years. What’s ...

Read More »

It’s cold turkey for phone lovers this Xmas says Three

Three is is taking a leaf out of American retailer REI’s book who advised people to ignore Black Friday and get out into the great outdoors in its #OptOutside campaign. A new Christmas campaign #coldturkey from Gravity Road highlights numerous ...

Read More »

Nick Baughan of Maxus: best ads of 2016

Best ads of 2016 Hillary Clinton – Mirrors A disconcerting look at the nastiness of the US Presidential election and the human cost, which has become ever more frightening since the result. The ad may not have won the election, ...

Read More »

Facebook owns up to yet another data cock-up

There’s an old expression ‘lies, damned lies and statistics’ which might be on the minds of some at Facebook and many of its customers. The social media (and advertising) giant has just owned up to underestimating iPhone audiences on certain ...

Read More »

Omnicom and Publicis dragged into US Justice Department production-rigging probe

The US Department of Justice has now contacted three of the top four advertising holding companies about its investigation into alleged rigging of production quotes according to the companies themselves: Omnicom (two subsidiaries), Publicis Groupe and Interpublic, which we knew ...

Read More »

Is this horse opera from Martin tearjerker of the season?

Purina Mills is a US animal feeds company (once owned by Ralston Purina) and it sponsors A Home For Every Horse which connects unwanted horses (of whom there are millions across the world) with new owners. One reason being that ...

Read More »

Buzzman for Meetic shows it’s not just BETC in Paris

Chatting to someone, Paris-based, about the mighty BETC Paris figuring on our Agency of the Year shortlist and he said: “take a look at Buzzman, they’re the hottest agency in France.” Here’s Buzzman for online dating outfit Meetic, ‘Love your ...

Read More »

Critical Mass invests in mobile agency Prolific

Omnicom-owned Critical Mass, which describes itself as an “experience design agency,” has taken a stake in mobile-focused product agency Prolific. Prolific, based in San Francisco, offers mobile strategy, design and engineering. Launched in 2009, the agency now has over 100 ...

Read More »

Rick Chant of We Are Pi: best ads of 2016

Best of 2016? Two blockbusters grabbed my attention and stuck in my mind. Kenzo blew the doors off a dusty genre.   Superhumans from Channel 4 gets better with every watch.   And one relevant and radical activity that I ...

Read More »
© Copyright 2013 More About Advertising, All Rights Reserved. With help of WPWarfare.com. | Cookies explained.