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Wieden+Kennedy confounds the doubters at TK Maxx

Here’s a jaunty number from TK Maxx – unusual for the embattled UK high street these days – featuring some potential customers who find the TK Maxx palace of varieties experience unaccountably daunting. But, as in all the best musicals, ...

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Uncommon shows how ITV trumps online echo chambers

ITV has a lot of territory to defend as alternative viewing platforms gain ground, and Uncommon is helping the broadcaster do this with some very strong work. This new brand film pays tribute to the TV station’s public service remit, ...

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How did Diageo’s Jane Walker make it into the Time 100?

It’s good news that advertising is represented in Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019, but kind of strange that it’s an illustrated character whose inclusion looks confusingly like it could be part of a paid partnership. Jane Walker appears ...

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BETC Paris goes beesexual to save endangered bees

Bees are suffering it seems, with sone 700 American species threatened. So Pornhub and agency BETC Paris – who else? – are teaming with bee-saving organisations Operation Honey Bee and The Centre for Honeybee Research to launch ‘Beesexual,’ a new ...

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George Parker: some of the ad stars that didn’t shine

Reading in MAA that Mother’s new campaign for Sky will continue to feature Idris Elba, I felt driven to burden MAA readers with my thoughts on “Star Fucking” in the ad biz. For years the title was held by BBDO, ...

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