Analysis

Neil Dawson: my Top Tips for Cannes

Neil Dawson is a creative director. I went to the Kinsale Sharks last year. A festival of creativity that was choc full of creative people! What will they think of next? If you have to choose between Cannes and Kinsale, ...

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An Hour of Advertising with Twitter’s David Wilding

By Matt Willliams David Wilding is the head of planning at Twitter. What does that mean? He gets that question a lot. Which is why I wanted to sit down with him for the latest Hour of Advertising, a series ...

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MullenLowe CCO Jose Miguel Sokoloff’s Desert Island Ads

Jose Miguel Sokoloff is an internationally awarded and respected advertising creative and peace proponent. His philosophy of employing soft power over force for effective behaviour change manifests in the communications he has designed throughout his career to address cultural and ...

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Adam&eve founder James Murphy: my Top Tips for Cannes

James Murphy is a co-founder of adam&eveDDB, the world’s most awarded creative agency of recent years. Chicken Town for KFC. Hard to execute this brief without being clunky but Mother does what it does best here. Effortless confidence, crafted to ...

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Even all-conquering Aldi cocks it up in the wine stakes

One of the uncomfortable truths about modern life is that customer service gets worse rather than better. Despite all the bullshit our bigger companies dispense. Aldi has made great inroads into the UK – chiefly by being cheaper and more ...

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Adscam’s George Parker: my Top (agency) Tips for Cannes

In his infinite wisdom, Stephen has once again asked me to give my predictions on who will win the Dylithium Lions at this year’s Festival of so called Creativity in the fleshpots of Cannes. Before jumping into that cesspool of ...

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Advertising badly needs its own Extinction Rebellion moment

David Ogilvy said the role of advertising is to sell, and that nothing should distract us from this sole purpose – but he never had to contend with the prospect of an existential climate emergency. Last month, Extinction Rebellion provided ...

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