Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam and the BBDO network top Gunn Report’s 2011 honours list

The Gunn Report has finished its computations of the highest-scoring agencies, networks, countries etc on the worldwide awards circuit in 2011. Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam is the best performing agency for the first time and BBDO the best performing network for the ...

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GE joins the Super Bowl adfest with power that makes Budweiser pitch

Is there any point in an industrial business-to-business giant advertising in the Super Bowl? Well GE and agency BBDO think there is and this ad to be aired on Sunday is clearly banking on a fair number of the game’s ...

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Is VW’s 2012 Super Bowl offering a dog’s dinner?

Volkswagen won a large share of the plaudits in last year’s Super Bowl ad fest with its ‘The Force’ ad for Passat from Deutsch featuring a precocious Darth Vader. This year for the new Beetle it’s brought back the dog ...

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BBH unleashes Axe Anarchy in NYC

This is a brave one from Bartle Bogle Hegarty London and Unilever: an ad for as new fragrance that unleashes anarchy in New York City, complete with firemen and burning buildings around Central Park. You don’t need a particularly long ...

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Facebook IPO is a testament to its profit margins

The numbers for Facebook’s forthcoming IPO (share offer) are truly staggering: the offer of a tiny tranche of stock could raise $10bn, the company might be valued at around $100bn and founder Mark Zuckerberg (pictured) will be worth around $27bn, ...

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StrawberryFrog in Brazil goes boss Peralta’s way

Relief for StrawberryFrog, the maverick but financially-challenged New York advertising micro-network, is nigh. SF founder Scott Goodson has realised his 30 per cent investment in Sao Paolo agency StrawberryFrogPeralta, which he set up with Brazilian creative whizzkid Alexandre Peralta in ...

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The real story behind the Bell Pottinger buy-out leak

How ironic, you might think, that a momentous development at the UK’s leading PR company should only come to light through an untimely leak. Lord Bell (pictured) and Piers Pottinger, respectively chairman and deputy chairman of Chime Communications, are plotting ...

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