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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Boots hurries into Ogilvy as WPP deal bites

Well that didn’t take very long did it? A week after news broke that WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell had stitched up a deal with Walgreens Boots – to save them $100m in marketing costs it seems – the UK ...

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Paul Simons: why Dave Trott is my ad hero

In the first of a new series – My Ad Hero – Simons Palmer founder and former Ogilvy UK chairman Paul Simons chooses one-time GGT colleague Dave Trott   My interpretation of the title is: who is top of the ...

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Ibis plays stoic host to BETC’s crazy pop band

You never quite know what’s going to emerge from BETC Paris, now ensconced in a vast new HQ about the size of an arrondissement. One of the purposes of big is that you can do a lot and here’s an ...

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Digital woes at Razorfish force Publicis Groupe into loss

Oh dear, just when you thought Publicis Groupe was turning the corner – some big recent media wins and the annointment of Arthur Sadoun as Maurice Levy’s successor – the car goes skidding off the road. The French-owned marcoms giant ...

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Nick Baughan of Maxus: is the professional “fear of missing out” holding back the marketing industry?

P&G chief brand officer Marc Pritchard’s recent speech to the IAB (below) was a bold and significant moment for our industry on a range of issues from the media supply chain through to measurability and marketing effectiveness. One particular focus ...

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