Agencies

New Lincoln ad tips its hat to Chrysler and Eminem

Ford’s Lincoln and new bespoke WPP agency Hudson Rouge are coming out fighting in their efforts to revive the luxury brand (GM’s Cadillac has just been voted Car of the Year in the US, which doesn’t help). This is an ...

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Take that Alex Bogusky! – Coke comes out fighting in the obesity wars

Well it has if you think sweet reasonableness packs a punch. Stung by anti-obesity campaigners (like former CPB creative supremo Alex Bogusky) Coca-Cola has launched a TV and online campaign called ‘Coming Together’ trying to show that it’s doing its ...

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Why going Grey (to the ad agency) is easier said than done in Japan

We remarked the other day, apropos Coca-Cola, that clients were beating a path to Grey Advertising’s door. But if you want to do that in Japan it’s tricky, the office is tucked away. One version has it that it takes ...

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HMV goes bust, Sue Douglas tries to buy the People, what’s Easyjet playing at?

**Long-suffering music business HMV has finally toppled into administration as suppliers have refused more credit. It’s all about downloads of course, there aren’t enough old farts (like me) hunting around for CDs. The move follows hard on the heels of ...

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Coke spreads ‘Open Happiness’ with new campaign from Ogilvy Brazil

Coke’s ‘Open Happiness’ appears to be a campaign with legs; because it’s making the world a better place of course (that’s the idea anyway). Here’s the latest, ‘Lets’ Go Crazy,’ from Ogilvy Brazil, featuring Supertramp’s Give A Little Bit. Do ...

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