Coke thinks big (again) at Christmas

Coca-Cola thinks big at Christmas – most notably with its famous big red Coke-laden trucks – and this year it’s gone for a humungous Santa that’s brought to life by hordes of eager revellers. ‘Together we make the magic happen’ ...

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Can BT mount a serious sports challenge to Sky?

It looks like it’s giving it a damn good go with news emerging that the former UK state-owned telephone supplier is planning two new pay sports channels for football and rugby plus a third for one-off pay-per-view matches, an offer ...

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Nespresso turns Penelope Cruz into a turkey

OK, we’ll admit it – Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is quite popular in these quarters, for her acting ability obviously. So why go and waste it (and her) in this dire new US spot for Nespresso by The Martin Agency? ...

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Conor Dignam MBO buys Emap media titles

Top Right Group, formerly Emap, has sold its three main media titles to Media Business Insight, a management buyout headed by former Broadcast editor Conor Dignam. The three are Broadcast, Screen (film) and Shots (commercials). We don’t know how much ...

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‘Lifesaver’ hard man Vinnie Jones returns for British Heart Foundation

Talking of advertising agencies being useful (which we were earlier) Grey London’s campaign for the British Heart Foundation is back amid claims that it’s saved 28 lives. The campaign features ‘hard man’ Vinnie Jones who resuscitates heart falure victims to ...

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Wieden+Kennedy plays cabin crew for Delta

Advertising agencies can be useful after all. Here’s one of a number of films from Wieden+Kennedy New York explaining safety procedures on Delta Air Lines planes, with a little light humour to help the four and a half minutes along. ...

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Swedish agency Akestam Holst and insurer Folksam score with skydiving cats

If you want to get noticed, chuck a few cats out of a plane – seemple. That’s what Stockholm agency Akestam Holst has done for venerable Swedish insurer Folksam anyway and so far it’s gathered nearly 500,000 YouTube hits, enraging ...

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Can David Montgomery’s new Local World save the UK regional press?

David Montgomery (pictured), former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s Today (defunct) and the boss of the Mecom European newspaper empire (much reduced) is having another bash at saving the newspaper industry – this time with Local World, a joint venture between ...

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