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Apple sticks to its product ad guns with a gaggle of Elvises

Here’s another ambitious Apple product ad, shot by John Lewis director of choice Dougal Wilson, this time for its new Group FaceTime via which lots of you can be Elvis impersonators and other useful things. As ever with Apple these ...

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We’re growing Karmarama tells agency rivals as it embarks on hiring spree

Karmarama, now Accenture Interactive’s flagship agency in the UK, has uncorked a challenge to the struggling creative establishment by saying it plans to recruit up to 100 more staff next year, bringing the total to about 400. There will, one ...

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Best ads of 2018: adam&eveDDB leads a notable Christmas pack – in November

November’s best ads are mostly Christmas ads – next year it’ll be October’s probably as these are breaking ever earlier and earlier – and there’ve been a lot. The Mother/Iceland/Greenpeace ‘Rang-Utan’ edit has gained the most views early on and, ...

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Droga5 London wins controversial Canada Goose

High end winter clothing company Canada Goose has appointed Droga5 London to handle its global account. D5 CSO Dylan Williams says: “Canada Goose is a growing global brand that is focusing its efforts on honouring the arctic north. We are ...

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Branding expert Jope succeeds Polman as Unilever CEO

Here’s Alan Jope, the new CEO of Unilever, talking to then JWT boss Bob Jeffrey about branding in China. Jope succeeds Paul Polman, who transformed Unilever in many ways with his sustainability platform but, like most long-serving CEOs (Polman served ...

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Nike courts China controversy with Dribble&

Apparently a Chinese journalist told basketball great LeBron James to “shut up and dribble” in a recent encounter, which has sparked a new campaign from Nike and agency Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai – Dribble& – and even a new range of clothing. ...

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The changing nature of big pitches: Playstation and VW

It’s disruption all over the place these days with big clients now re-modelling the way they deal with their agencies every time there’s a pitch. Now Sony Playstation, formerly with BBH in the US, is reported to be looking for ...

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H&M books into the Hotel Mauritz for A&E Xmas campaign

Adam&eveDDB is taking us to H&M’s Hotel Mauritz this Christmas with a series of six short ads directed by PrettyBird’s Matt Piedmont, culminating on December 23. It’s not quite the Bates Motel but there are some pretty odd doings. Here ...

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