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KesselKramer strikes up the band for Red Stripe

KesselKramer is an agency in Los Angeles, London and Amsterdam whose motto is ‘advertising for people who don’t like advertising.’ Such persons (can there really be any?) may be amused by this shop in East London (England) that turns into ...

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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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Adidas turns Christmas into a ‘Merry Holiday Day’ with animated Snoop Dogg epic from Sid Lee

Have you noticed the way ‘Christmas’ has become ‘Holiday’ in the US? They’re all it, retailers for example and now we have a cartoon Snoop Dogg (playing Ebeneezer Snoop aka Scrooge) wishing everyone a ‘Merry Holiday Day.’ Belatedly, of course. ...

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Ogilvy Pirate Recruitment sets a thief to reel in a new agency digital wizard

Here’s an interesting recruitment wheeze from Ogilvy Brussels: apparently young web wizards download expensive ‘application suites’ from pirate websites because they can’t afford their own. So Ogilvy set up a fake pirate site (still with us?) to entice some of ...

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Cartier cuddles up to Christmas leopard cubs

That’s Christmas sorted then. Cartier, the little jewellery shop on the Place Vendome in Paris, created a stir back in May with this film epic Odyssee de Cartier by Bruno Aveillan featuring a globe-trotting leopard (or panther if you prefer). ...

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Bouncy swimsuit model Renee Somerfield puppies up for Mack Boots

It’s a dog’s life (or life for dogs) in ads these days: Churchill’s Churchill has lost his best buddy Martin Clunes, Fenton is still chasing deer around Richmond Park for Everything Everywhere. But here’s a Churchill (the dog) lookalike with ...

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Coke thinks big (again) at Christmas

Coca-Cola thinks big at Christmas – most notably with its famous big red Coke-laden trucks – and this year it’s gone for a humungous Santa that’s brought to life by hordes of eager revellers. ‘Together we make the magic happen’ ...

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Swedish agency Akestam Holst and insurer Folksam score with skydiving cats

If you want to get noticed, chuck a few cats out of a plane – seemple. That’s what Stockholm agency Akestam Holst has done for venerable Swedish insurer Folksam anyway and so far it’s gathered nearly 500,000 YouTube hits, enraging ...

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BMW roadshow shows a glimpse of the future

Car companies are always producing ‘concept’ cars and sometimes that’s all they are: something to wow the crowds at the next big motor show. But petrolhead marketers seem to have discovered retail recently, opening digital stores as opposed to showrooms ...

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