Topshop underlines new posh position with Kate Bosworth Winter Wonderland film

Philip Green’s Topshop has never been a great believer in advertising but it’s rolled out the (Christmas) barrel with its first (Christmas) film featuring a sultry Kate Bosworth singing Winter Wonderland. The film was directed by Michael Polish. Wily old ...

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Sorrell joins gloomsters as Europe grinds to a halt

It’s all doom and gloom in dear old Europe and here’s WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell to cheer us up further (not). Martin reckons Eastern Europe looks the best bet, what with shale oil in Poland (aren’t we supposed to have ...

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New Nestle USA boss Paul Grimwood reviews $800m account

A new client usually means an agency review and new boss of Nestle USA, Brit Paul Grimwood (left), is no exception. Nestle USA has announced a wide-ranging review of its $800m or so ad budget, starting with media currently handled ...

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Are the John Lewis snowmen actually white British consumers in disguise?

I’m beginning to wonder if there is an unspoken conspiracy at large across the nation. It’s to do with a very tricky topic of political correctness, specifically regarding race, that we all suppress out of fear of being castigated as ...

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Publicis Groupe snaps up fashionable AR New York

Fashion items and luxury goods have proved remarkably resilient during the recession with big-spendng clients preferring to stay with smaller specialists rather than entrusting their precious wares to big agencies. So Publicis Groupe is buying specialist agency AR New York ...

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Arena Media lands UK TV blitz for Ricola chocs

Unconventional chocolates are all the rage despite these straightened times and Swiss firm Ricola, founded in 1930 and still family-owned, is to return to TV in the UK with a £3m budget. Havas-owned Arena Media has landed the media planning ...

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