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Groupon in the soup over Crispin Porter’s spoof charity Super Bowl ads

Consumer deals company Groupon is in the hottest part of the charitable soup kitchen over its three Super Bowl spots that (mildly) spoofed charitable causes, Tibet, whales and the rain forests. Groupon and agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky clearly made ...

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Jennifer Lopez signs up for Gillette Venus razors – could this be a career-threatening move?

We only ask because appearing in Gillette’s Fusion razor ads (for men’s chins as opposed to ladies’ legs) didn’t do much for Tiger Woods (disgraced, off form), Roger Federer and Thierry Henry (over their respective hills). Undeterred Gillette, owner Procter ...

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M&S boss Marc Bolland ups online stakes by poaching Tesco’s Laura Wade-Gery

During his time as CEO of UK supermarket chain Morrisons Marc Bolland, now CEO of Marks & Spencer, ignored the internet, preferring to concentrate on plugging Morrisons fresh food and its ‘market street’ store layouts. But now as the highly-remunerated ...

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Here’s VW’s Super Bowl ‘Darth Vader’ ad – all it needed was a dog

This is the top-scoring car ad in Sunday’s Super Bowl, a pretty sound effort from Interpublic’s Deutsch for the new Passat featuring an annoying little Darth Vader. Well it’s OK isn’t it? Sums up the Passat though, too sensible to ...

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Will Morrisons deal be fifth-time lucky for fashion guru George Davies?

Dalton Philips, the new boss at Morrisons, is ringing the changes and next on the list is a big move into clothing. To that end he’s talking to fashion business veteran George Davies, the creator of Next, George (for Asda), ...

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Pepsico ads win USA Today’s Super Bowl contest

USA Today has a panel of viewers armed with its ad meters and they voted four Pepsico ads into the top ten, two for Doritos (one of which came equal top with Budweiser), one for Pepsi and one for Pepsi ...

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