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WPP dives deeper into ecommerce with Cloud Commerce

There’s little doubt where WPP CEO Mark Read sees the future: ecommerce or commerce as WPP likes to call it (the ‘e’ is clearly so last year.) WPP has bought UK-based Cloud Commerce Group, described as a technology company that ...

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Co-op goes live for Christmas – in a community fridge

The Co-op and agency Lucky Generals are eschewing Santa and all his works this year for a tie-up with ITV featuring the Feltham Community Fridge, a place in London where locals can donate and take away food items. With Dermot ...

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Trapped: Waitrose ‘Snowed In’ Christmas ad takes a real life twist

The Tan Hill Inn is Britain’s highest pub, and the location for adam&eveDDB’s 2017 “Snowed In” Christmas spot, in which villagers gather for a drink at the 17th century inn and find themselves trapped by the weather into putting on ...

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VCCP’s first work for Honda brings us wheelies in the desert

Honda’s “Power of Dreams” line has had many iterations, and the latest — a pan European effort from VCCP — aims to move away from product-focused marketing and build a connection with consumers. The strategy is sound, and the result ...

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Erste’s Christmas message: ‘believe in tomorrow’

Can you have a sustainable Christmas? You don’t have much choice if you have an infant following you around upbraiding you for your bad habits. Vienna-based financial services Erste Group usually racks up the views with its Christmas efforts and ...

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How come Vodafone Ireland gets this advertising lark?

Vodafone’s a funny old company: enormous, obviously, but one that’s mostly seemed to struggle with its advertising. Emotion and Vodafone seem strangers, even though it devoted much time and money to a series of such tales starring Martin Freeman a ...

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Albert Bartlett gives potatoes star appeal

There must be money in potatoes: Albert Bartlett is all over the airwaves in the UK with ‘Make It Extraordinary,’ enlisting a troupe of acrobats in the cause of the not-so-humble spud. Back in 2014 the brand made headlines when ...

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Taco Bell picks rebranded TheOr for UK ad debut

Yum Brands’ Taco Bell, a massive quick service restaurant brand in the US, has appointed TheOr as its first UK agency in a pitch managed by the AAR. Deutsch handles its global business. TheOr, formerly Other, is Mother’s second UK ...

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MAA Ad of the Week: Apple’s ‘Saving Simon’

We are definitely reaching saturation point with the Christmas ads, but it’s a testament to the power of Apple’s advertising heritage that we will always find time to watch a full three minutes of its latest oeuvre. This one lives ...

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