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Doritos wishes us a merry online Christmas – Mexican mariachi style

I think we’re on to a trend here. We’ve just had a Christmas card from Philip Green and Topshop (he’s all heart that boy) and now Doritos and agency AMV/BBDO have enlisted Doritos’ very own Mexican mariachi (folk) band to ...

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Topshop underlines new posh position with Kate Bosworth Winter Wonderland film

Philip Green’s Topshop has never been a great believer in advertising but it’s rolled out the (Christmas) barrel with its first (Christmas) film featuring a sultry Kate Bosworth singing Winter Wonderland. The film was directed by Michael Polish. Wily old ...

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New Nestle USA boss Paul Grimwood reviews $800m account

A new client usually means an agency review and new boss of Nestle USA, Brit Paul Grimwood (left), is no exception. Nestle USA has announced a wide-ranging review of its $800m or so ad budget, starting with media currently handled ...

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Are the John Lewis snowmen actually white British consumers in disguise?

I’m beginning to wonder if there is an unspoken conspiracy at large across the nation. It’s to do with a very tricky topic of political correctness, specifically regarding race, that we all suppress out of fear of being castigated as ...

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Publicis Groupe snaps up fashionable AR New York

Fashion items and luxury goods have proved remarkably resilient during the recession with big-spendng clients preferring to stay with smaller specialists rather than entrusting their precious wares to big agencies. So Publicis Groupe is buying specialist agency AR New York ...

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Arena Media lands UK TV blitz for Ricola chocs

Unconventional chocolates are all the rage despite these straightened times and Swiss firm Ricola, founded in 1930 and still family-owned, is to return to TV in the UK with a £3m budget. Havas-owned Arena Media has landed the media planning ...

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