Media

B&Q hires Omnicom’s Drum to reboot social media

Omnicom Media Group’s Drum agency has been appointed by B&Q owner Kingfisher as its global social content agency. Kingfisher also owns Screwfix, Castorama, Brico Depot and Koctas. Kingfisher has been shutting stores in France and pulling out of some other ...

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How did Diageo’s Jane Walker make it into the Time 100?

It’s good news that advertising is represented in Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019, but kind of strange that it’s an illustrated character whose inclusion looks confusingly like it could be part of a paid partnership. Jane Walker appears ...

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George Parker: some of the ad stars that didn’t shine

Reading in MAA that Mother’s new campaign for Sky will continue to feature Idris Elba, I felt driven to burden MAA readers with my thoughts on “Star Fucking” in the ad biz. For years the title was held by BBDO, ...

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DDB Sydney marks end of TV epic with ‘Grave of Thrones’

It’s the last series of broadcasting phenomenon Game of Thrones (in case you hadn’t noticed). In Australia Foxtel and agency DDB Sydney are commemorating this sad event with, appropriately enough, a cemetery – 2000 square metres-worth to house all those ...

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The History of Advertising Trust’s Jack Meggitt-Phillips picks his Desert Island (political) Ads

Jack Meggitt-Phillips is presenter and co-producer of The History of Advertising Podcast, the Apple Podcasts show which looks back at the stories behind some of the nation’s favourite ads.   Desert Island Ads Politics has been described as showbusiness for ...

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