Agencies

Volvo Trucks turns to trucker Bob to recapture ad glory

When you’ve produced the world’s most famous truck ad – maybe the world’s only famous truck ad – as Forsman & Bodenfors did five or so years ago for Volvo with Jean-Claude Van Damme, it’s hard to top. But F&B ...

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Mark Denton: what’s so special about the Kinsale Sharks?

I’m really looking forward to my year as President of the 2019 Sharks festival (September 18-21).. It’s funny to think that just over a year ago, my relationship with advertising awards was so very different, I’d genuinely fallen out of ...

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Capaldi offers nearly new Oreos via Elvis (the agency)

More Oreos, this time from Elvis featuring singer Lewis Capaldi – following hard on the heels of Ed Sheeran for Heinz ketchup. Part of a ‘Stay Playful’ campaign, with Capaldi offering for auction Oreos he’s twisted, licked and dunked (why ...

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WPP and Publicis win (quite a lot) of Mondelez in review

Global snack behemoth Mondelez has concluded a lengthy review by consolidating its global creative account with WPP and Publicis, Adweek tells us. Well it kind of has except Interpublic’s The Martin Agency continues on Oreo globally (a pretty big brand ...

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TMW Unlimited wins Travelzoo’s UK CRM business

Customer engagement agency TMW Unlimited has won Travelzoo’s UK CRM account following a competitive pitch. Travelzoo, a kind of club for travellers, has more than five million members in the UK and 25 offices worldwide. Travelzoo publishes offers from more ...

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Paul Simons: is double vision the issue at M&C Saatchi?

It is never uplifting news to lose a major client and in M&C Saatchi’s case the NatWest loss cannot be helpful. They need to win a few decent names plus get some decent creative work out there in the public ...

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P&O review may signal end of free travel for Rob Brydon

Looks like comedian Rob Brydon is going to have to give up all that free travel, food and booze courtesy of P&O Cruises. P&O is reported to be reviewing its ad account at agency Founded, which launched ‘This is the ...

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Bank robber Bill plugs The Pit for Blockchain.com

Cryptocurrencies are a mystery to many of us (except Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg who’s decided he wants one of his own). Among the issues is the difficulty of trading, it seems. So Blockchain.com and agency Oberland have signed up the ever-reliable ...

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Another blow for M&C Saatchi as new NatWest campaign heads to The&Partnership

M&C Saatchi PLC is having a gruelling time at the moment, forced into a £6.4m provision over too-early revenue recognition and some assets on its balance sheet that aren’t worth what the agency thought they were. It’s re-iterated its profit ...

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