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M&S turns to NMPi to spruce up paid search

Venerable British retailer Marks & Spencer looks to many of us like a slow motion car crash, especially in its foundation clothing business. Latest to leave is former Halfords and McDonald’s boss Jill McDonald who grappled unavailingly with clothing, which ...

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Designer Steve Conchie of Brandon Consultants picks his Desert Island Ads

Steve Conchie is executive creative director of Brandon Consultants. Desert Island Ads Although I’ve spent a majority of my career in brand design I’ve always held an incredibly deep affection and admiration for the world of advertising. Even as a ...

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National Lottery gets real for that winning moment

What actually happens when you win the UK’s National lottery? You get through to Michelle, who’s just as pleased as you are. The UK is flooded with lotteries for this and that (some dodgy in the extreme) often promoted by ...

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MullenLowe’s Amazon Prime debut says ‘Epic can’t wait’

Amazon’s roster of agencies – and its advertising budget – seems to be getting bigger all the time. This is MullenLowe London’s first work for Amazon Prime Video, which is currently running in Spain and France. The four ads ramp ...

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Now Sadoun divides Publicis US creative empire into three

Publicis Groupe is reorganising its US creative agencies into three groups – east, west and center – with Jem Ripley returning from Capgemini to run east, Andrew Bruce running west and Andrew Swinand center. Publicis agencies include Publicis Worldwide, Leo ...

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Huawei comes out fighting with good works blitz

You may have heard of Huawei (pronounced wah-way), it’s not Donald Trump’s favourite technology company or that of many security types around the world. Trouble is (from their point of view) the Chinese giant has lots of capability others don’t. ...

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WPP reels in £2.5bn with 60 per cent Kantar sale to Bain

WPP CEO Mark Read has done his best deal yet, agreeing to sell 60 per cent of research operation Kantar to Bain Capital for £2.5bn, valuing the whole of Kantar at £3.2bn. £1.5bn will go towards reducing WPP’s debt with ...

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Talon goes creative with Out of Home specialist Grand Visual

Out of Home agency Talon has bought Grand Visual, a leading OOH digital creative specialist, plus its ad tech provider QDOT. Grand Visual and QDOT employ 48 people globally across London, New York and a development hub in Montevideo, Uruguay. ...

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TBWA styles a winner for Supercuts

Here’s a turn up, an engaging humorous ad for a high street shop – do either exist any more (high street shop with a budget)? You have to go to LA by the looks of it in TBWA Chiat Day’s ...

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