Fred & Farid makes Weight Watchers sexy

Which is fairly remarkable for a business that once had the Duchess of York as an ambassador but Havas-backed Paris agency Fred & Farid is always full of surprises. Some people are already tipping this as one to bother the ...

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Do you remember this Diet Coke ad with the great Etta James?

Etta James died today aged 73 but, in her day, she was a great singer, helping to bridge the gap between black singers who sounded white like Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan and the likes of Diana Ross (yes, really), ...

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Nike tries to make us all into athletes with FuelBand fitness monitor launch

Someone at Wieden+Kennedy Portland has been putting in a long shift in the film cuttings library (digital version no doubt) on this new campaign for Nike’s eagerly-awaited FuelBand, a device that helps you to measure how fit you’re getting. The ...

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Google in race to find new revenue streams as search stalls

It’s tough in the tech market these days and not just for the likes Yahoo, whose founder Jerry Yang departed this week, and BlackBerry owner RIM which is believed to be seeking a rescue from Samsung. Now even the mighty ...

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AA and McCann London spoof horror films with ‘Jack Frost’ ad campaign

This is all clever stuff from McCann London for the AA’s Home Emergency Response service, a spoof (and quite scary for a while) horror film graphically describing the depredations of the British winter’s ‘Jack Frost.’ It’s tempting to see it ...

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BA’s Walsh shoots down new airport ‘Boris Island’

British Airways may not be the brand it was when the Saatchi brothers landed Manhattan at Heathrow nearly 30 year ago. But as national flag carrier, it still packs a punch: it’s still the largest UK airline based on fleet ...

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