Creative

Walkers says it’s business as usual with commercials front man Gary Lineker

Pepsi-owned Walkers has denied reports (including one here) saying that soccer presenter Gary Lineker has been dumped after 16 years as the the brand’s front man. Walkers Marketing Director Miranda Sambles says: “There is no change whatsoever to Gary Lineker’s ...

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Two views of advertising legend Bill Bernbach

Doyle Dane Bernbach founder Bill Bernbach would have been 100 last week (he died in 1982 aged 71) and he’s often credited with the creative revolution of the 1960s, inspiring future generations of advertising people with his famous campaigns like ...

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Interpublic’s revival plan for Lowe targets biggest Aussie indie 303

Interpublic has clearly decided that its troubled Lowe & Partners is worth preserving despite all manner of ructions and disappointments – the reason is presumably Unilever which under CMO Keith Weed seems wedded to the agency – and it’s now ...

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Wieden+Kennedy summons up feelgood factor for Visit Wales

We can all do with a bit of cheering up in the UK at the moment as the human cost of this week’s riots becomes clear (four dead). London agency Wieden+Kennedy found itself on the front line when staff had ...

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Newcastle Brown Ale and Vitro wow San Diego

Geordieland’s Newcastle Brown Ale (now owned by Heineken), a potent brew that was something of a rite of passage for young drinkers as I recall, is one of the most popular imported brews in the US and a new campaign ...

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It’s Mcgarrybowen again as Dentsu’s jewel snaps up United Continental

Merged US airline United Continental has appointed Dentsu-owned Mcgarrybowen and indie media shop Horizon to handle its $100m account against competition from Arnold Worldwide and MPG and TBWA and PHD. Mcgarrybowen, headed by former Y&R veteran John McGarry, is the ...

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