Creative

McDonald’s UK tackles the great ad taboo – doing something on your own

Well how often do you see some lonely character going for meal on his own? Advertisers learned long ago that showing individuals doing individual things invited disaster, that’s why whenever you see a woman in a kitchen she’s always has ...

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Finnish lawyers declare ad war on sexy eating in the workplace

And quite right too, you can’t have brazen hussies like this causing havoc in the workplace with their ice lolly eating habits. The useful advice comes from the Association of Finnish Lawyers and it was created (with some relish clearly) ...

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Saatchi ad for P&G’s Luvs creams it as worst ad in America

Maybe a bit harsh (diaper ads really only do it for you if you’re in the market) but readers of consumer blog The Consumerist have voted this Saatchi & Saatchi New York ad for Procter & Gamble’s Luvs the ‘worst ...

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DDB London looks to gain momentum from planning shake-up

One of the more interesting agency transformations of recent times is going on at DDB London, the UK outpost of one of the great creative agency networks and, before that, the legendary UK hotshop Boase Massimi Pollitt. BMP’s Stanley Pollitt ...

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W+K keeps it ‘pure, clean and simple’ in first campaign for Ivory

Here are some of the first offerings from Wieden+Kennedy Portland for Procter & Gamble’s iconic Ivory Soap and the relaunch campaign does what it says on the tin – keeps it ‘pure, clean and simple.’ It’s certainly not the engaging ...

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Lowe Bogota and Droga5 share 4A’s Jay Chiat strategic excellence award

It’s nice that there’s an American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) award for clever thinking in memory of the late Jay Chiat and, for the first time, it’s been shared. Lowe SSP3 in Bogota, Columbia, wins for its celebrated ‘Operation ...

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VW and DDB London join line-up of world class ads at the Rugby World Cup

The Rugby World Cup is highlighting some terrific commercials including this one for Volkswagen from DDB London. Among other things it shows the power of music, in this case a version of the Beach Boys’ seminal ‘Wouldn’t it be nice’ ...

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Crispin Porter’s Craig Miller joins London’s VCCP – does this herald international expansion?

Crispin Porter creative director Craig Miller, one of the people behind the celebrated Domino’s Pizza ‘turnaround’ in the US, is joining Chime Communications-owned VCCP in the UK. Five years ago Domino received a huge amount of flak after a viral ...

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Rooney Euro finals suspension poses a big problem for Nike and W+K Amsterdam

English footballer Wayne Rooney was the star of Wieden+Kennedy’s 2010 FIFA World Cup opus for Nike, although not the actual tournament alas. The commercial, headlining Rooney among other famous Nike names, was the controversial winner of the Film Grand Prix ...

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