Analysis

Collective’s Stephen Barnes picks his Desert Island Ads

Stephen Barnes is co-founder and ECD of multi-discipline agency Collective. Desert Island Ads If this was a real desert island, you can guarantee I would have packed too much. 5 pairs of shorts, 3 ‘spare’ phone chargers, perhaps even a ...

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Laurence Green: the advertising weather changes…

The last year has been horrific for many. For other, luckier souls the abiding memory will be of relentless monotony, albeit borne in the national interest. Remember when ‘Zoom’ was just a reliable wedding floor-filler? Even the ‘basket of goods’ ...

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MAA blast from the past: one for the Euros – Nike Shox

Euros football ads are all over the place now, none quite as audacious as this effort from 2003 (I think) for Nike Shox from Wieden+Kennedy. Featuring that forgotten phenomenon, a streaker. Originally intended for an NFL setting, moved to the ...

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MAA blast from the past: Fink and Clarke’s ‘Face’ for BA

British Airways is back on the airwaves with a workmanlike effort from Ogilvy. Once upon a time BA was the blue riband of UK, maybe global, ad accounts. Now Ogilvy could hardly have essayed this in a pandemic, even had ...

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