Murdoch closes on Sky but he may have missed the best

What Rupert wants Rupert usually gets and his latest bid for the 61 per cent of Sky his Fox company doesn’t already own will almost certainly succeed. Although the bid, at 10.75p, a 40 per cent premium to the recent, ...

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Anomaly and Isobel go extra mile at Christmas

Christmas greetings are best unreported in these pages we feel but…Anomaly has gone to the trouble of taking that trad ditty ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ literally with the help of clever writer and comedy performer Phoebe Waller-Bridge. While Isobel ...

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George Parker: where’s Luther when you need him?

No, I’m not going all religious on you; it’s just that as we are approaching 2017, which is the five hundredth anniversary of when Martin Luther nailed his creative brief on the door of the Big Dumb Holding Company at ...

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David Indo from ID Comms: why we need to talk about programmatic

This week’s #MediaSnack is all about data strategies, viewability, ad fraud and key client watch-outs when it comes to programmatic. David is joined by one of the most experienced people in ad:tech – Wayne Blodwell. For the last couple of ...

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Was Nick Studzinski key to Accenture/Karmarama deal?

Sometimes an individual can make a huge difference to an agency, lifting it to undreamed of heights. When Peter Mead and Adrian Vickers (both suits) set up their agency, in the late 1970s I think, nobody expected it to take ...

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Vinomofo uncorks a grubbier Bear Grylls

Here’s a pleasingly bonkers ad for Australian online win retailer Vinomofo, from Saatchi & Saatchi Australia. Apparently earlier this year Vinomofo secured A$25m in venture capital investment and decided to spend $A4.5m of it on this. Our hero decides to ...

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Apple edits down Romeo and Juliet to 30 seconds

We like a good thirty seconds here (well time is short and we have to get on). Here’s one from Apple, ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ in its ‘Practically Magic’ iPhone 7 series. Home produced it seems. First up it’s “they look ...

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And the MAA Agency of the Year is…..

Yes, it is indeed that time again. When we first did this we weren’t sure that the ad world needed another such selection but, gratifyingly, it seems this prize is increasingly sought after. So, without more ado, here’s the shortlist ...

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