Has Wieden+Kennedy bottled organic milk for Arla?

Wieden+Kennedy seems to be producing more telly than anyone these days, maybe because some big clients seem to be sharing it out among their multifarious agencies – not always to happy effect. They’re not ads as much as notifications. Organic ...

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Laurence Green: why Pat Fallon is my ad hero

The co-founder of 101 picks a friend and one-time partner who made Minneapolis famous – for advertising. My Ad Hero I don’t really do heroes. Perhaps I bring a planner’s natural scepticism to bear too readily. Perhaps too many candidates ...

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Accenture continues agency land grab with Germany’s €100m SinnerSchrader

Accenture is to buy one of the Germany’s biggest digital agencies SinnerSchrader, based in Hamburg. Accenture has bought 62 per cent from CEO Matthias Schrader and others and will bid €9 a share for the remainder, valuing SinnerSchrader (below) at ...

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Somesuch throws down challenge to agencies with sparky Eurostar campaign

Eurostar is launching a big new multi-media campaign through production company Somesuch – ‘Travel state of mind.’ Wot, no agency? But it’s fun – which holidays are supposed to be. A kind of ‘Allo ‘Allo’ pour nos jours. MAA creative ...

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ID Comms exclusive: Tom Denford and ANA CEO Bob Liodice on media transparency

In this week’s #mediasnack Tom chats to Bob Liodice, CEO of the US Association of National Advertisers about the decision to launch its media transparency investigations last year and what has changed as a result. They start off by summarising ...

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Lee Hoddy of Conran Design Group picks his (political) Desert Island Ads

Lee Hoddy (below) is creative partner at Conran Design Group, now part of Havas UK. Before joining Conran Design Group, Hoddy founded branding specialists 35 Communications with Thom Newton in 2003, which merged with Conran in 2008. He has worked ...

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Surprise as Kraft pulls £112bn Unilever bid

Kraft (or Kraft Heinz as it now is following the merger of the two American food businesses by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and Brazil’s 3G Capital) has pulled its mooted £112bn takeover of Anglo-Dutch Unilever, “amicably” it seems. Which makes ...

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