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And the MAA UK Creative Agency of 2021 is….

It’s been a strong year for UK creative agencies: Lucky Generals excelled for Amazon and finished the year with a strong Co-op ad, Droga5, Mother and VCCP had their moments, two newbies New Commercial Arts and Wonderhood Studios, helmed by ...

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Mother’s ‘global voice’ Gaby Scardaccione leaves the agency

After 21 years at Mother, Gabriela Scardaccione – billed as the agency’s “global voice” as well as a global creative director – is leaving to “explore the world of communications.” Scardaccione started at Mother as a creative placement in 2000, ...

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Joint London founder Damon Collins: Ads of the Year 2021

What a year it’s been.. Thank god brands have, on the whole, stopped showing us our covid-destroyed lives in their advertising. ‘Now more than ever’ (eurgh) people need to be entertained. And whilst insight and emotion are the right tools ...

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BETC’s Emily in Paris – even better than the original

Netflix’s Emily in Paris is one of those Marmite shows (although it has plenty of fans) and it provides plenty of fodder for Duolingo, an American language-learning website and mobile app, in a new campaign from BETC Paris. Netflix’s Emily ...

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Microsoft to buy AT&T’s Xandr to boost ad tech offer

Microsoft is buying AT&T’s ad-tech business, Xandr, subject to regulators, to boost its connected TV offer. Xandr, named after AT&T founder Alexander Graham Bell, includes both demand and sell-side platforms and an ad server. Microsoft’s Mikhail Parakhin says: “With Xandr’s ...

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Fingers crossed for Dark Horses Shelter homeless promotion

Covid continues to wreak havoc amid the best laid plans: if there’s no or little football this Boxing Day (December 26) in the UK because many footballers refuse to be vaccinated, then a Shelter promotion with agency Dark Horses will ...

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The Brooklyn Brothers ECD Simon Poett: Ads of the Year ’21

Ads of the year. Burberry “Open Spaces” by Megaforce For the second year Burrberry created the best work. Both brave and surreal, it’s inspiring from top to bottom – direction, dop, choreography, music, stylists – everything. At a time when ...

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