Agencies

MC Grindah heads up Santander anti-scam drive

About the only common quality to UK bank advertising is that most people find it irritating – possibly because they’re irritated with banks. Santander at least tries something different – last time out it was faux bank Antandec featuring the ...

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Idris Elba goes on vacation with Stella

Idris Elba is appearing in even more ads than Robert De Niro these days and here he is again for Stella Artois, in an effort from VaynerMedia that seems aimed at the US market. Well he’s got to do something ...

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Did Kevin bring home the BT bacon for Publicis Groupe?

BT has appointed Publicis Groupe to handle a brand relaunch campaign, after 23 years of working with AMV BBDO on its main brand advertising. Could this be a reward for Saatchi & Saatchi’s many years of bringing Kevin Bacon to ...

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Ete Davis takes on the challenge to turbo charge Engine

Ete Davies, who left AnalogFolk last week, has been appointed to replace Matt Edwards as CEO of Engine’s creative and experience design division. This is the bit that used to be WCRS, Partners Andrews Aldridge, Synergy and Slice. It looks ...

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Centrica stays put at WPP after six month review

Johnny Hornby’s The&Partnership is nothing if not tenacious when it comes to hanging on to business and it’s done it again, retaining creative for British Gas owner Centrica after a review that sees WPP’s MediaCom and Wunderman win Centrica’s media ...

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Atomic breaks new ground for Peperami

Peperami used to be one off oddballs in the Unilever stable, now it’s made by Jack Link’s. Doubt it would have survived Unilever’s current “purpose” strategy anyway. London agency Atomic has brought it back with a surprisingly ambitious campaign (for ...

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Deloitte Digital poaches McCann boss, MPC speeds up move into advertising

We hear a lot about Accenture Interactive, less about Deloitte Digital which runs a sizable operation encroaching on adland’s traditional turf. Now DD has hired McCann New York COO Rich Whalen as MD of its US creative and studio offering, ...

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