Adidas pulls $10m Apple iAds campaign after creative control row

Sportswear giant Adidas has pulled a planned $10m iAds campaign on Apple’s iPhone because of the technology company’s insistence on vetting creative. Adidas is also said to be unhappy with media placement and the (relative) lack of support for other ...

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Americans can Wayne Rooney Coke Zero blitz

Putting the ugly mug of England footballer Wayne Rooney on the side of millions of Coke Zero cans was always a high risk strategy and now executives at Coca-Cola in Atlanta have scrapped the promotion that was scheduled to run ...

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Cardiff demolishes Paddy Power Ryder Cup stunt

Cheeky Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has for once been thwarted in its latest branding stunt, after Cardiff Council forced it to demolish a Hollywood Hills style billboard opposite Celtic Manor, the home of the Ryder Cup. adobe creative suite 6 ...

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Same old Virgin Atlantic or a well-aimed shot at BA?

You know what you’re going to get from Virgin Atlantic advertising, leggy models in red shoes impersonating cabin staff from the days when ‘trolley dollies’ was an accurate way to describe them. And you would expect no less from Sir ...

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Everything Everywhere stumbles – the penalty of a silly name?

Everything Everywhere, the amalgam of Orange and T-Mobile in the UK, has reported a dip in both profit and revenue and announced it is to cull a further 1,200 jobs on top of the 3,500 that have gone already. CEO ...

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What’s next for buoyant M&C Saatchi?

The ‘nothing is impossible’ boys at M&C Saatchi surprised the City of London yesterday by announcing an 11 per cent increase in revenue in the six months to June 30 although pre-tax profits fell by 15 per cent to £4.84m ...

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Ford calls on Mad Men star in quest to make Lincoln cool again

Ford Motors is hoping the retro glamour of hit TV series Mad Men will rub off on its Lincoln brand this weekend. The car giant has picked John Slattery, who plays the agency head Roger Sterling in the show, to ...

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