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Argos stretches a point for its unlikely Christmas feast

Argos and agency The&Partnership have produced some decent Christmas ads over the years although it never strikes you as the most festive of retailers. This year, though, it looks as though they’ve lost the plot with a massive, unexpected Christmas ...

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Is Lidl’s Christmas bear a necessity?

Lidl somehow plays second fiddle to Aldi in the UK, not least in its advertising. While we await the next coming of Aldi’s Kevin the Carrot, Lidl and agency Accenture Song (presumably Karmarama as was) offer us a Christmas be-jumpered ...

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What does John Lewis have in store for Christmas?

Adam&eveDDB’s John Lewis Christmas ad should land tomorrow (Thursday) and here’s a taster. Funny? Emotional? Is the guy on the skateboard homeless? Good taster anyway.

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BBC goes downbeat for the World Cup nobody wants

FIFA’s choice of Qatar from the imminent World Cup has been a spirited attempt to finish off football. The old game will probably survive the ministrations of these greedy old bandits but it might be a close run thing. It’s ...

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Broken Heart Love Affair scores again for Toys ‘R’ Us

There’s never a dull moment with Canada’s Broken Heart Love Affair it seems and the agency is certainly breaking new ground with its first work for Toys ‘R’ Us, lamenting the demise of children’s “imaginary friends.” Increasingly the little darlings ...

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Change at the top at WPP as CFO Rogers announces departure

“WPP announces CFO transition” the press release says and while it seems to be a smooth transition from John Rogers to Joanne Wilson, who’s joining from Britvic, it’s still a surprise. Rogers (above), a former CFO of Sainsbury’s, was seen ...

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BrewDog slammed for hypocrisy as it calls itself the ‘official anti-sponsor’ of the World Cup

BrewDog is in hot water yet again, this time for a “disingenuous” campaign announcing its “anti-sponsorship” of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar – while setting up money-spinning football-watching fanzones all over the UK. The controversial craft brewer is calling ...

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O2’s ‘Snowgran’ and the gift of data make Christmas special

VCCP’s Christmas campaign for O2 tackles the issue of “data poverty” by offering one million GB of free data to people who need it. The TV ad to promote the offer is an opportunity to tell a heartwarming Christmas tale. ...

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