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Matt Charlton: can adland hit the right note this Christmas?

Through the foggy masked-covered gloom of October Christmas for adland is coming upon us fast. That means inevitably so are the new batch of Christmas ads. All I can say is what a time to be an agency trying to ...

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Wunderman Thompson hires strategy chief Sid McGrath, brings back Quality Street

Wunderman Thompson has hired Sid McGrath as UK chief strategy officer. McGrath joins from Karmarama where he spent 14 years building the agency, now part of Accenture Interactive. McGrath’s role in stitching creative, data and technology together there is named ...

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Havas UK launches 2025 employee inclusion charter

Havas UK has reaffirmed its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion with the appointment of a new DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) executive committee and the launch of a new charter, setting out the business’ commitments over the next five ...

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Electric car ads from Honda & Lexus have a one-track mind

There’s very little to choose between these two ads for electric cars from Honda and Lexus. Both are composed of cloud shots, nature scenes, neon-lit tunnels, night-time cityscapes, bridges, stirring music, and a dramatic female voiceover talking about imagination. Electric ...

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McDonald’s’ recipe for gloomy Britain – ‘A little means a lot’

Here’s another gritty slice of life from gloomy Britain from McDonald’s (London’s going into virtual lockdown following most of the north of England and Scotland) and Leo Burnett – ‘The gift’ with a teenager getting a not entirely welcome (initially) ...

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