Creative

Neil Heymann takes top creative role at David Droga’s Accenture Interactive

Newly-minted Accenture Interactive CEO (and creative chairman, naturally) David Droga has put his stamp on the organisation by luring back Neil Heymann from Publicis Groupe’s New York creative collective Le Truc. Heymann who was CCO of Droga5, will become Accenture ...

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VaynerMedia’s Becky McOwen-Banks: Ads of the Year 2021

Ads of the Year. Firstly, this one from Guinness would get my vote. It’s such a simple concept my art director soul soars – I like the ‘faces in things’ IG account – once you see it, you start seeing ...

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French retailer PicWicToys gives Santa leathers and tattoos

The reindeer are crowded round a phone box trying to get Santa to pick up, but he’s busy causing havoc in PicWicToys. Dressed in red-and-white leather, sporting tattoos, and displaying a fiercely competitive streak, Santa is racing around the aisles, ...

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MAA Ad of the Week: IKEA’s Swedish shark hits Tokyo

IKEA, like Burger King, hasn’t forgotten that ads can be fun – if you’re prepared to take a risk or three. It’s renting out tiny homes in Tokyo (as far as we can see) to show off its wares in ...

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Wonderhood rises to challenge of Alzheimer’s Research in a Covid world

Wonderhood Studios is becoming a UK agency to conjure with and this is its first work for Alzheimer’s Research UK (as opposed to Alzheimer’s Society, now with New Commercial Arts): unusually with a positive message. Depicting the wonders of the ...

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WPP’s Ogilvy tops WARC’s “most creative network” ranks

WPP has emerged top in WARC’s award-based agency rankings for 2021 with Ogilvy most creative network and its offshoot David Miami’s client Burger King top brand. Ogilvy, now headed by Andy Main, displaced Omnicom’s BBDO Burger King’s ‘Moldy Whopper’ campaign ...

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VCCP’s controversial TfL road safety ad pinpoints an important issue

Transport for London has pulled this road safety ad from VCCP after, yes, a Twitter “storm,” resulting in 70-odd complaints so far. From cycling supporters mainly it seems, who object to be being seen as (unintended) menaces on the road, ...

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Wunderman Thompson ECD Tom Drew: my Ads of the Year

Ads of the Year. Trying to remember a good, recent ad is like trying to remember a joke. So I had to scroll through my WhatsApp groups to find the ads that my non-advertising friends shared with me, along with ...

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