Creative

US puts the frighteners on in anti-smoking campaign

The last time the UK Department of Health tried to put the frighteners on smokers with a television advertising campaign, it got into trouble with the Advertising Standards Authority. Apparently, this 2009 ad was much too scary for children. And ...

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Tempo, Coke and Pilsner Urquell are top commercials at British Animation Awards

Animation is one of the things the Brits do well and three commercials were awarded at the British Animation Awards 2012: Tempo Tissue’s ‘Bike’ ad from Publicis London, Coca-Cola’s ‘Siege’ from Wieden+Kennedy Portland and the top public choice, Pilsner Urquell’s ...

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Newly-appointed Carat opens 200-strong General Motors office in Detroit

It’s one thing to win these whopper global accounts, quite another to make them work. Last year Aegis-owned Carat won the $3bn General motors global media account, mostly from Publicis Groupe’s Starcom but also from about 50 or so agencies ...

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L’Oreal move points to the the exit for McCann Worldgroup boss Nick Brien

Word reaches me that Nick Brien (pictured), chief executive officer of Interpublic Group’s troubled leviathan McCann Worldgroup, will be stepping down very shortly. Possibly within a few weeks. The size of Brien’s no doubt handsome severance package is likely to ...

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Linus Karlsson raids W+K to find his creative leaders for McCann London

McCann Erickson London chairman and CCO Linus Karlsson (same job in New York) has advanced his hoped-for creative revolution at the Interpublic-owned network by hiring Rob Doubal and Lolly Thomson from Wieden+Kennedy London as executive creative directors (pictured by Campaign, ...

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Adidas wants an ad agency to kill Nike in 2014

Years ago Fuji’s unofficial mission statement was ‘Kill Kodak,’ something it and digital large succeeded in doing. German sports apparel maker Adidas must feel much the same about Nike, the rival that regularly undermines its tier one sponsorship of the ...

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Ladbroke’s takes football madman Tiziano Crudeli to Cheltenham racing festival

Mad Italian football commentator Tiziano Crudeli, who stars in football betting ads for Ladbroke’s, has been pressed into service by the UK bookmaker to plug its various offers at the Cheltenham Festival, the huge National Hunt racing betting fest. Millions ...

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