Creative

WPP thjnks Europe with big German creative agency buy

WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell said he was going to invest in continental Europe post Brexit and, as usual, he’s as good as his word, buying German creative agency group thjnk AG. Thjnk was founded in 2012 in Hamburg and now ...

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Bjorn Borg ad enters Mexico wall controversy

What would we do without Donald Trump? They haven’t built his wall between the US and Mexico yet – they probably never will – but border security appears to have been tightened somewhat alarmingly which has prompted Bjorn Borg (remember ...

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How David Droga got his $1m start in advertising

David Droga was the youngest recipient of the Cannes Lion of St Mark award – honouring top creatives. Lots of interesting stuff here. Here’s an excerpt with Dave, as he was then, describing the first commercial he worked on aged ...

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Heartfield and entertainment expert Austin take over as creative bosses at BBH

Highly regarded BBH ECD Nick Gill is standing down to concentrate on major accounts Tesco and Barclays plus his own writing. He is succeeded by former deputies Ian Heartfield and Anthony Austin (below). BBH worldwide CCO Pelle Sjoenell says: “BBH ...

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BETC sets up new agency Traction as it recaptures Citroen for Havas

Citroen has returned to its spiritual home of Havas from Les Gaulois, but this time with a new agency Traction, part of Havas-owned BETC. The Traction name pays homage to the Traction Avant, a front-wheel drive vehicle produced by the ...

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BBH hits a last gasp winner for KFC

You hold an account for 15 years – without making too many waves to be fair – and then one of your last ads goes viral. This seems to have happened with BBH with this effort for KFC’s new Rice ...

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US BMW dreams of ‘sheer driving pleasure’

We’ve noted a flurry of interesting car ads recently and here’s another, for BMW in the US by Paranoiia Productions. Apparently even small people dream about ‘vroom vroom.’ Seems that BMW, which used to be the ‘ultimate driving machine’ and ...

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