James Murphy of adam&eveDDB: the best ads of 2014

460James Murphy is CEO of adam&eveDDB. He began his career as a graduate at Ogilvy and then spent 11 years at RKCR/Y&R in a number of senior management roles. He co-founded adam&eve, renowned for its John Lewis work, in 2008 and the agency was bought by DDB in 2012. Since then adam&eve has risen rapidly up the UK agency rankings and won a stream of awards, including 2014’s Cannes Festival of Creativity Agency of the Year.

The best ads of 2014


W+K Honda Civic Type-R

Love the idea, love how simple and fun it is to experience the idea…

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(Full interactive version – image below – here)


Grey – Sunday Times Rich List

Superbly captures our (the readers) mixture of love, loathing and envy for the denizens of the Rich List


Mischief PR – Paddy Power ‘Farage Ryder Cup’

We did a lovely cut up of Farage clips for…. these guys went and got him to deliver a Bafta-worthy comedy performance and owned the Ryder Cup in the process


Dr. Dre R/GA and Sword Fight – Beats ‘The game before the game’ World Cup

This took the crown for pre-tournament anticipation from Nike (even if Neymar Jnr did get taken out before the big finale)


Mother – Ikea ‘Beds’

This is so beautiful, intelligent and inspiring – it makes me want to cry

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