Creative

Former WCRS and W+K trio launch new London agency contender Fabula

Yan Elliott and Luke Williamson, former creative directors at WCRS, and Sam Brookes, former managing director of Wieden+Kennedy Platform, have announced the launch of their new venture, Fabula. Based on a canal barge in London’s fashionable Hoxton, round the corner ...

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Why the ‘C’ word is suitable for Cannes and all the wrangles about who’s biggest, best and most creative

One way or another the ‘C’ word defined this year’s Cannes International Festival of Creativity. Naively, I came away from the ad industry’s annual Rivièra fest thinking C stood for Chipotle and Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the duo that pulled ...

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Wieden+Hegarty on why creative chaos works best

What an agency that would have been. Here are Wieden+Kennedy co-founder Dan Wieden (left) and Bartle Bogle Hegarty’s Sir John Hegarty at Cannes describing ’30 years of Creative Chaos’ at last week’s festival. The two agencies were set up three ...

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BBH boosts Brits at Cannes with 28 Lions

My friends at Bartle Bogle Hegarty have pointed out to me (in that terribly British, more in sorrow than anger way of theirs) that while the British performance at Cannes may or may not have been disappointing (I called it ...

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How to work out the real cost of a Facebook fan

We’ve heard a lot recently about the benefits of advertising (or not) on Facebook: General Motors’ Joel Ewanick doesn’t think it works for him, WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell says it’s good for branding but not harder-working ad campaigns (assuming there’s ...

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Matt Lambert’s alarming take on life in Europe: war

We’ve seen at Cannes the work of a number of tyro directors thanks to Saatchi & Saatchi’s 22nd New Directors’ Showcase. Here’s another contender for top prizes, Matt Lambert with his music video ‘War,’ depicting a breakdown of society in ...

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Droga5 wins Grand Prix for Good for Help Remedies

Right, here we go, last winners for Cannes: Grand Prix for Good (awarded by the Titanium jury): ‘Help I Want To Save a Life’ for Help Remedies from Droga5. Ad Agency of the Year: 1/ Wieden+Kennedy Portland 2/Bartle Bogle Hegarty ...

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