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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BNP Paribas takes aim at hungover slackers market

When did you last see a funny British (or American) bank ad? Can’t recall one. Everyone’s so bloody wholesome, even Halifax’s Warner Brother cartoon characters. Where’s the bank for slackers and n’er do wells? Must be quite a big chunk ...

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Nike’s new ad wades into equality debate – but will that change ever come?

We know it already, 2017’s going to be the year of ‘political’ ads from brands (thanks Donald) and here’s a biggie: star-studded ‘Equality’ from Nike by Wieden+Kennedy which aired at the Grammys on Sunday. Soundtrack is Sam Cook’s ‘Change is ...

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BBH explores refugee crisis in BAFTA winner Home

Home, a short film about the refugee crisis starring Jack O’Connell and Holliday Grainger, has won the UK’s BAFTA award (the UK Oscars) for Best Short Film. Home was co-produced by Black Sheep Studios, BBH’s in-house production unit, with Somesuch ...

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Tom Denford and David Indo of ID Comms: P&G calls the most important pitch of 2017

On this week’s #MediaSnack Tom and David consider the announcement by P&G to launch a media agency pitch in some key European markets including U.K., Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Nordics and Ireland with media budgets across the region estimated at around ...

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Did adam&eve win the Super Bowl for Skittles?

Adam&eveDDB’s first foray into Super Bowl advertising, for Mars’ Skittles, seems to have been a resounding success. The understated ad (rare for the Super Bowl) came joint top with Mr Clean’s ‘Dreamer of Your Dreams’ in a facial recognition survey ...

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Is it time Publicis Groupe stopped buying digital?

Publicis Groupe has been trying to explain the whopping €1.4bn impairment charge it’s taken against its digital agencies now grouped in Publicis.Sapient. This forced the company into a 2016 loss of €527m. Vice-president Jean-Michel Bonamy (left) said: “The thing is, ...

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