Finance

Bill Murray is best Super Bowl star for Jeep

Adweek reckons this ad for Jeep with Bill Murray reprising his role in Groundhog Day (with some other original cast members) is the Super Bowl’s best. By Chicago agency Highdive and nicely directed by O Positive’s Jim Jenkins. It’s certainly ...

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Was Facebook’s $11.2m Super Bowl ‘rock’ worth it?

Facebook Groups are supposed to be the new big thing from the Zuckerberg dream factory, bringing people together with similar interests (I think.) $11.2m was lavished on the airtime for this Super Bowl launch effort from Wieden+Kennedy, majoring on ‘rock’ ...

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Antidote wins £13m Gala Bingo brands

Antidote has won the £13M GVC-owned Gala Bingo and Gala Spins accounts. Antidote won both accounts following a competitive pitch and is tasked with overseeing new integrated brand campaigns for both brands. The agency is currently in production with a ...

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Booming The&Partnership benefits from reset relationship with WPP

One of the hitherto largely unremarked aspects of Mark Read’s reign at WPP has been the change in the relationship with Johnny Hornby’s The&Partnership in which WPP owns 49 per cent. The two entities have always collaborated closely – T&P’s ...

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Now Christmas ads supremo Craig Inglis quits John Lewis

It’s all change at John Lewis as new chairman Sharon White begins her reign. Now customer director Craig Inglis is following MD Paula Nickolds out of the partnership’s revolving door. Inglis (below) joined JL from Virgin Trains as head of ...

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UK’s Advertising Association puts trust back on the agenda

The UK’s Advertising Association is mounting a campaign to try to restore trust in advertising – it’s fallen to 25 per cent from 48 per cent 20 years ago – with the theme ‘Responsibility, Trust and Growth.’ It’s also established ...

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Walmart raids Hollywood for Super Bowl debut

Walmart is pulling out all the stops with its Super Bowl debut, a Super Heroes themed ad featuring loads of them all the way back to Flash Gordon and Buzz Lightyear – for its Pickup service. Celebs are all the ...

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Paul Domenet: why charity ads need to clean up their act

“Oh, I can’t take another heartache” singer Nick Lowe lamented in Cruel To Be Kind back in 1979. Well me neither, Nick. Enough heartache, I’ve about had it with shock tactics in advertising. So has the ASA who recently felt ...

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Talon appoints OOH pioneer Jim Wilson as US CEO

Talon Outdoor, the leading independent Out of Home (OOH) media and technology agency, today announced that Jim Wilson is its US CEO. Wilson (below) will join Talon from TEGNA’s Premion, the first-in-market over-the-top (OTT) advertising and technology platform, that he ...

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