Kitkatt and Nohr in earn-out court battle with Publicis

Suspect we’ll be spending some time in the courts with m’learned friends this year and 2017 has started with a cracker, Paul Kitkatt and Marc Nohr (below) suing Publicis Groupe for £8.5m, £4.9m in unpaid earn-out they claim they’re owed ...

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Carter Murray: why Harry MacAuslan is my ad hero

There’s a theme emerging already in My Ad Hero: the huge impact some people make with their generosity in terms of time and wisdom. Carter Murray of FCB chooses an accomplished account man, entrepreneur, arts patron and painter. When Stephen ...

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Brash and colourful W+K unveils more wonders for Finish

Key to the revival of Wieden+Kennedy in London has been the success of its long-running campaign for RB’s Finish (long-running by contemporary standards anyway) and it’s back with a trademark vigorous and colourful new instalment. Actually makes leftovers look quite ...

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Droga5 takes us back to 1952 for Rustlers – but are we lost in the fog?

Droga5 in London is certainly trying to make its mark, importing the New York mother ship’s trademark audacity to the UK. Here’s a ten-minute, supposedly virtual reality tour of the capital circa 1952 for Rustlers when London was often swathed ...

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Matt Charlton: why Nick Kendall is my ad hero

In the second in our series My Ad Hero Brothers and Sisters CEO Matt Charlton chooses a planner who introduced strategy to luxury and taught him the importance of generosity in an ad agency. I’ve been lucky enough to work ...

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Aviva’s latest Safe Driving effort is lost in the headlights

Insurer Aviva is continuing its Drive Safer campaign with this online film featuring three Wasps rugby players attempting to deal with the distractions of a ringing phone while negotiating various hazards in virtual reality headsets. Fine, good idea. But what ...

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BBDO crafts gritty Valentine’s love story for Take Note

It’s St Valentine’s Day (the poor chap was beaten, stoned and decapitated by the Romans according to one account, so we mustn’t blame him too much) and the world’s advertisers wish you a happy one. Here’s a rather more original ...

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Wunderman win tightens WPP hold on BT business

WPP digital agency Wunderman is on a roll at the moment and it’s picked up the BT/EE direct marketing account in a pitch against Omnicom’s Proximity. This is the second big consolidation at BT, having already rolled its £150m media ...

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