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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Bell and Pottinger’s buyout plan may open the door to a bid from WPP

Lord Bell (Tim Bell as was) and Piers Pottinger are reported to be organising a management buy-out of Bell Pottinger, the PR company they founded in 1989 when Bell left ad agency Lowe Howard-Spink (& Bell). Bell Pottinger, currently owned ...

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SapientNitro turns to art for Absolut India

SapientNitro has produced an interesting wheeze for Absolut vodka in India, combining a ‘soundscape’ with an art installation (and accompanying viral film) that marries Absolut’s visual style with various sounds of India, which are triggered when someone comes near to ...

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Saatchi LA reinvents the world for Toyota’s Camry

Saatchi & Saatchi LA has produced some outstanding work for Toyota, through all that company’s problems with recalls and its supply chain, and its forthcoming Super Bowl effort ‘It’s reinvented’ (this is a longer version) is spot on. The Camry ...

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