Creative

Will WPP’s AKQA and Grey blend together or separate?

Much speculation about the kind of agency AKQA Group (now including Grey in another WPP merger) will turn out to be. We all know about AKQA’s digital smarts, Grey has been lauded in WPP communications as a fabled “storytelling” agency ...

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Can a lottery ticket lighten the Christmas gloom?

Spain’s Loteria de Navidad wheels out a reliable annual tear-jerker and this time it’s gone for live action – complete with face mask – in this miserable old year. Lottery tickets as Christmas gifts to lift the gloom (a bit.) ...

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MullenLowe lures first group CCO Patterson from BBH

MullenLowe London has hired its first group CCO – Ewan Patterson who joins after a storied career at BBH Sport, DDB Chicago, CHI (now The&Partnership) and DDB London. Patterson will work alongside CEO Jeremy Hine and CSO Ayesha Walawalkar (all ...

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Snoop Dogg and SodaStream show us the freshest way to save the planet with ‘small bubbles, big impact’

First JustEat, now SodaStream: hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg has proved to be a highly successful (if somewhat unlikely) brand spokesman this year. This ad is an entertaining Christmas spot that paints a funny picture of Snoop’s domestic life, while making ...

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Paul Simons: Lee Clow taught me ‘less is more’ at TBWA

MAA partner Paul Simons sadly died last week. In tribute here’s one of his pieces about Lee Clow of TBWA and Apple fame. Lee Clow has decided to hang up his boots after a very long and distinguished career. I ...

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George Parker: Paul Simons was right about some clients

I must say, I was pleased to see that Stephen Foster, in his great wisdom, has promised to re-publish many of Paul Simons past pieces. All are highly recommended. As I commented last week… “Truly sorry to hear the news. ...

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