Creative

So that’s where all those Olympics tickets went to – advertisers

We’re going to have to get used to this, endless commercials featuring characters running around with Olympic torches (surely Health and Safety will have something to say about that). And it also becomes clear where all those bloody tickets went, ...

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Omnicom’s BBDO and DDB close in on $300m Exxon Mobil

Reports from the US suggest that Omnicom agencies BBDO and DDB have made the final cut for Exxon Mobil’s creative ad account, along with historic Exxon (Esso) partner McCann-Erickson. Exxon is still the world’s biggest company by market value (ahead ...

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Wieden+Kennedy and AKQA put down a World Cup marker with Copa Barrio campaign

This is proper football promoting the forthcoming Copa Barrio in South America where Brazil and Argentina will probably go to war again. It’s a collaboration between Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam and AKQA for Nike, much better than those stage-managed European ad jobs. ...

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McCann London under pressure already as £35m HTC hunts for launch agency

Taiwan-based mobile handset giant HTC is reported by Campaign to be holding a pitch for the launch of another new phone despite only appointing McCann London to handle its £35m account in February this year. The company is currently running ...

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Recollections of Cleveland’s very own Mad Man, Marc Wyse

Marc Wyse, who founded Cleveland agency Wyse Advertising with wife and star copywriter Lois, has died aged 88. He seems to have been a character straight out of Central Casting (Mad Men branch) according to this tribute, moving from selling ...

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US Airforce predicts disaster in new campaign set in downtown LA

Well you can’t imagine the dear old Royal Air Force (now reduced to two Tiger Moths and a plane to carry Prince William around) doing this, can you? Anyway this a CGI epic for the US Airforce showing how they’d ...

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AMV/BBDO pulls out all the stops for Doritos’ Dip Desperado

UK commercials may have failed to trouble the scorers at Cannes this year but some agencies at least are trying hard to get back into the creative game. But are they succeeding? This is AMV/BBDO’s latest for Doritos through production ...

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