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Churchill bulldog cedes centre stage to in-demand actor Martin Clunes

Actor Martin Clunes has travelled a long way since he first occupied centre stage in the iconic sitcom ‘Men Behaving Badly.’ These days he’s usually behaving distressingly well as ITV’s ‘Doc Martin’ among other characters. So RBS-owned Churchill Insurance has ...

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Best ads of 2011: Audi A6 Avant from BBH London

It’s been a vintage year for car ads and this one from Bartle Bogle Hegarty for Audi’s new(ish) A6 Avant is one of them, a cheery effort that combines Johan Strauss’s ‘Open road, open sky’ from 1885 with a typically ...

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Chevrolet snubs Goodby Silverstein by crowd sourcing 2012 Super Bowl campaign

General Motors’ Chevrolet is reviewing its creative account at recently-appointed Goodby Silverstein & Partners and it’s added insult to injury by choosing to ‘crowd source’ its 2012 Super Bowl campaign, inviting independent film makers around the world to submit their ...

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San Francisco’s Skona hijacks SantaCon for Slinky

San Francisco’s Skona Advertising decided to hijack the city’s annual SantaCon celebration (which we should probably call a ‘flashmob’ these days) to plug Slinky’s bouncy spring toys. SantaCon, at which people dress up as Santas in various permutations, originated in ...

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Which ad agency was the best in the world in 2011?

It’s a pretty impossible question to answer, as we know more about agencies in the UK and US than we do in many other markets. But it’s still worth having a go. In the UK Bartle Bogle Hegarty had an ...

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Lufthansa goes to German indie shop Kolle Rebbe – life doesn’t get any better for Nick Brien’s McCann

Interpublic CEO Michael Roth must be a rather worried man this Christmas; the holding company has hauled itself out of the knacker’s yard but two of his big agency networks, DraftFCB and McCann Erickson are not performing while the third, ...

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