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VW produces a winner in reverse from Norway

We’re off on our travels again, to Norway this time for a campaign for Volkswagen’s Trailer Assist from agency TRY/APT in Oslo. ‘Trailer Assist’ normally wouldn’t get its own campaign but maybe trailers are big in Norway. So it’s a ...

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Vlad the bad Putin takes another one from Norway’s XXL

We observed earlier that the gay/lesbian row in Russia, highlighted by the Winter Olympics in Sochi, would be more fun that people falling over on ice skates – and so it’s proving. Now we have Norwegian sports retailer XXL and ...

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Green Cave People signs Van Zandt for Norway’s Telenor

To Norway now where London indie agency Green Cave People – founded by ex-DLKW/Lowe creative Malcolm Green and ex-Lowe manager Marc Cave – is running a whopper campaign (OK, this is Norway) for Telenor, the world’s sixth-biggest telecoms company it ...

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Futatsu’s OBOS housing campaign in Norway riles Italians with ‘mammones’ joke

Aris Theophilakis, creative director of Futatsu Industries in Oslo (they sound a pretty cosmopolitan lot over there) has sent me this rather wonderful film for OBOS, Norway’s biggest building society. OBOS majors on building and selling affordable homes (we could ...

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M&C Saatchi opens new office in Stockholm

Talking of Scandinavia (which we were, Norway anyway) ambitious network M&C Saatchi Worldwide is opening an office in Sweden, its 27th around the world. The new agency will be headed by CEO Bjarte Eide (far right) with co-creative directors Martin ...

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XXL’s zombies get the chop from Norwegian TV

This Norwegian ad from XXL sports gear has been pulled from prime-time TV because it’s too scary. Actually the zombies are quite scary, not to mention the big fat bloke with the fishing rod. It’s a bit like Shaun of ...

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A new way of looking at charity advertising – for the blind, from Norway

We’ve complained here before about the miserabilist tone of much charity advertising. There’s, like, nothing positive in them or even, dare one say it, fun. Many readers think we’re mad of course (probably rightly). This is more like it, from ...

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