Creative

Sorrell’s S4 Capital closes gap on giants Accenture and WPP

Sir Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital motors on happily through the pandemic, reporting Q3 2020 revenue of £86.4m (up 13% on the same period of last year) and gross profit of £75.3m (up 23%.) All this without the benefit of BMW’s ...

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M&S goes back to food porn for ‘fancy pants’ Christmas ’20

In the absence of Christmas parties, and with limited gatherings looking likely on Christmas Day itself, Marks & Spencer has gone for the “eat, drink and be merry” message this year, with some charity and celebs thrown in for good ...

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A moving tribute to the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior

The traditional Remembrance Day parade is closed to the public this year, but Westminster City Council and TMW Unlimited have created the chance for a collective moment, with a stirring film to celebrate the centenary of the burial of the ...

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Jonathan Burley joins Miroma Group, owner of Fold7, as CCO

Here’s one well-known advertising name who has chosen not to start up a new model agency. Instead, Jonathan Burley is taking on the similarly challenging task of boosting an existing group to a new level by joining Miroma as CCO. ...

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MAA blast from the past: Mog’s Christmas Calamity

Christmas ads in the UK used to be an annual battle between adam&eveDDB for John Lewis and AMV BBDO for Sainsbury’s. Back in 2015 AMV, which spent a year working on these things, tied up with children’s author Judith Kerr ...

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Nimmo moves up to key role at MSQ’s Stack

MSQ’s customer acquisition and engagement agency Stack has promoted Nicola Nimmo (below) to managing director. Previously client services director, Nimmo’s responsibilities will include overseeing the day-to-day running of Stack and driving growth. This follows a number of moves made by ...

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Walkers’ ‘social first’ LadBaby Christmas effort lacks crunch

Walkers Crisps mostly delighted us last Christmas with the inimitable Mariah Carey courtesy of AMV BBDO. This year, having departed AMV, it’s a more modest “social first” effort (as is Christmas in the UK) from Elvis, featuring comedian and YouTuber ...

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BETC’s brainwave for Michelin does what it says on the tin

Over the years there’ve been lots of ads for tyres, some of them quite famous like AMV and Tony Kaye’s epic for Dunlop. None of them (or not many anyway) actually seem to show tyres. When you think of Michelin, ...

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