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Ukraine: please support our MAA/Red Cross appeal

Most of us are showing our support for the relief and humanitarian efforts in Ukraine although some of the ad holding companies (with the notable exception of WPP) are still sitting on their well-upholstered bottoms when it comes to terminating ...

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The Ipcress File showcases the best and worst of advertising

ITV’s The Ipcress File is becoming a showcase for advertisers although as the series introduces yet more labyrinthine variations on Len Deighton’s labyrinthine novel (a DIY botched abortion, what was that about?) its appeal may diminish. Wonder if ITV rationed ...

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Bumble bumbles into the “romance gap”

Dating app Bumble is taking a rather less traditional view of getting together than Irn Bru, urging women to “drop the script” in a new campaign from 72andSunny Amsterdam. As ever these days there’s some cod research to back up ...

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Irn Bru takes a brutal look at teen prom dates, by Leith

This ruthless teen chooses his prom date based on their response to Irn Bru rather than age or looks. It’s his transformation from awkward youth to confident love god that turns a potentially ageist/sexist joke into a funny one. We’re ...

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More not-so-private parts: SAXX and Pubes for the Planet

We’ve already had The Vagina Museum this week, now we have SAXX underwear with actress Nina Bergman (courtesy of agency Quality Meats) telling us how to look after our nether regions (thanks to Adscam’s George Parker for this) plus Pubes ...

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Sir Frank Lowe promoted to creative director

Sir Frank Lowe used to bestride the creative floor (often decked out in a cricket sweater) at, first, Collett Dickenson Pearce, then Lowe & Partners and, briefly, The Red Brick Road. Becoming one of adland’s legends in the process. Frank, ...

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