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Wieden+Kennedy in macho fan mode with ESPN ‘Decent Proposal’ ad

Few agencies have done more to inflict sports mania on the world than Wieden+Kennedy Portland, handmaiden to the global rise of Nike. So W+K New York’s tenure of Disney’s all-conquering ESPN sports channel is hardly a surprise and in its ...

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Great marketer Steve Jobs steps down at Apple

Steve Jobs’ decision to step down as CEO of Apple aged 56 is hardly a surprise but it’s still a shock. Jobs, who founded the company before being kicked out and coming back to rescue it with the launch if ...

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More trouble for DDB London as £36m Virgin Media reviews

Accounts come and go of course but Virgin Media’s advertising at DDB London is worth a chunky £36m and it’s also the central plank in what now seems to be a leaky vessel, DDB’s role in masterminding all Virgin’s communications ...

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Young director Alberto Gomez on the making of Saatchi & Saatchi, Vimeo and Moby Video Challenge winner

Young Mexican film director Alberto Gomez was the winner of this year’s Saatchi & Saatchi, Vimeo and Moby Music Video Challenge inviting film makers to dramatise a track from Moby’s most recent album Destroyed. The competition was part of Saatchi’s ...

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Can former Asda marketer Chris Pilling put some fizz into UK building societies?

Chris Pilling, currently head of HSBC’s bank branch network in the UK, is joining the country’s second-biggest building society Yorkshire as CEO. The move is interesting on two counts: building societies have been pretty moribund since the 2008 credit crunch, ...

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It’s not all doom and gloom says WPP’s Sorrell

WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell has been telling the UK’s Sunday Telegraph that this is not the time to panic and the troubled world economy will not slip back into recession although it faces “three years’ hard slog.” In particular ...

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