Creative

Former MDC top creative Alex Bogusky sets out to lead new consumer revolution

MDC Partners, the company that owns Crispin Porter + Bogusky, should have seen it coming when it appointed top creative Alex Bogusky as its ‘chief insurgent officer.’ This spectacularly daft title, in a business that prides itself on creating such, ...

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We still need ad agencies says Unilever’s Keith Weed – just not for everything

In particular Unilever doesn’t need ad agencies to supply the vast amounts of video consumers seem to require these days, new chief marketing officer Keith Weed told journalists this week. Weed was announcing the winner of the Unilever Creative Challenge, ...

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Aussies ban Lara Stone ‘gang rape ad’ for Calvin Klein jeans

Well they would, wouldn’t they if that indeed is what’s going on? In fact it’s pretty difficult to tell what exactly is occurring in this Calvin Klein poster although Lara, recently married to British comedian and writer David Walliams, is ...

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ASA bans Waitrose ad for telling porkies about pig welfare

Waitrose has made so much play of its ethical principles in recent years, to great commercial success of course , that it comes as a bit of a shock to find it rapped by the Advertising Standards Authority for making ...

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McCann’s banks on John Cleese for AA ad debut

Better safe than sorry they say and McCann-Erickson is certainly playing it safe by casting John Cleese (in his Clockwise rather than Fawlty Towers mode) for its first ad for UK breakdown service the AA (formerly Automobile Association). Clockwise was ...

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