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Guinness breaks new ‘more life in the dark’ line with ad launch in Ireland

Interesting new commercials are coming thick and fast and Diageo, owner of Guinness and other brands including Johnnie Walker is dipping into its copious pockets again with this ad from AMV’s Irish operation that debuts in Ireland imminently before coming ...

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BBH pushes the envelope every which way with Johnnie Walker Marc Herremans ad

Blimey this is going to be controversial, not because it features a disabled athlete confronting his former self (which is brilliantly done) but because it’s for a booze company, Diageo’s Johnnie Walker whisky. Belgian triathlete Marc Herremans broke his back ...

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RP& produces an interesting spin on Christmas spending for Honda’s Acura

Pushing cars as Christmas presents may seem a touch optimistic in these straightened times but the ever-ingenious Honda is having a go through a series of ads from Santa Monica agency RP&. Anyway it’s all very nicely done as you’d ...

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Does all this mean there’ll be two Robson Browns?

Newcastle agency Robson Brown went bust recently but, strangely enough, it never seems to have been more popular. We seem to have Mission Marketing Group buying some of it and former directors buying the rest. All very confusing but at ...

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Now MDC Partners buys minority in LA agency 72andSunny

It doesn’t look as though the corporate lawyers will be getting home for Christmas this year, bids and deals are beginning to flow in the ad industry at last. Toronto-based MDC Partners, owner of Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Kirschenbaum ...

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Isn’t it about time the Premier League took a firm line with these jokers – like the Indian poultry magnates who’ve just bought Blackburn?

You really couldn’t make it up. A poultry producer from India called Venky’s has just bought Premier League club Blackburn Rovers for £47m (have they received the money yet?) fired the capable manager Sam Allardyce and announced that they intend ...

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Did Wayne Rooney rumpus play a part in £35m Coke Zero exit to Ogilvy Paris?

Coca-Cola executives in Atlanta were none too amused when England footballer Wayne Rooney, the star of its Coca-Cola Zero advertising in the UK, was revealed enjoying the attention of Manchester hookers when wife Colleen was pregnant. An almighty row ensued ...

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Mission Marketing Group snaps up Newcastle’s Robson Brown

Aim-listed Mission Marketing Group has bought the remains of Newcastle agency Robson Brown from receivership. The company, which also owns Big Communications in Leicester, West Country-based Bray Leino and Fuse Digital, beat three former Robson Brown directors to buy the ...

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