Creative

London’s Creative Circle kicks off the awards season

And somewhat low profile they are too (they didn’t even bother to send us the winners). But the dear old Creative Circle has been hanging in there for what seems like half a century and it’s still a decent guide ...

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Wieden + Kennedy crafts a catmare for Cravendale

Somebody ought to tell those characters at Wieden + Kennedy to slow down a bit, this time it’s the agency’s London crew who have produced the week’s most talked-about commercial, ‘cats with thumbs.’ It’s for Cravendale milk and features every ...

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How will Tesco fare without Sir Terry Leahy?

Sir Terry Leahy retires as CEO of Tesco today and, as ever, his timing is good. When he announced his impending retirement last year there was a degree of surprise. At 55 he’s still relatively young and, as one surprised ...

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Two years after Enfatico collapses Dell dumps WPP for three smaller agencies

If there’s one consistent theme to Sir Martin Sorrell’s long tenure at WPP (apart from delivering the numbers of course) it’s his belief that WPP can and should set up customised mini-agencies for big clients. The most recent is Blue ...

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Now Vodafone tries crowdsourcing in search of a decent campaign – well it’s tried everything else

UK telecoms company Vodafone is a business phenomenon, turning a military radio business into a global leader in telecoms and one of the biggest British companies. But producing any decent advertising seems completely beyond its serried ranks of executives, despite ...

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Diet Coke hits the right note for the Oscars – the ‘super bowl for women’

Well the last bit’s debatable but that’s how they’ve been punting spots in the Oscars coverage anyway. Anyway this a nice cool female-friendly ad for Diet Coke to The Temper Trap’s Sweet Disposition. Restrained on the glitz too. The campaign ...

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Interpublic is back in the game with decent results for 2010 – but what will CEO Michael Roth do next?

The world’s once mightiest marcoms group is still nowhere near challenging WPP, Omnicom and Publicis Groupe in the global marcoms stakes but Interpublic looks like it’s finally left the intensive care ward. It’s just reported net income (profit) of $281.2m ...

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