Cannes Lions moves into mobile and branded entertainment categories

Next year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (phew!) will add awards for mobile communications and branded entertainment to its never-ending list. The festival organisers have signed up New Zealander Tom Eslinger, Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide’s digital creative director, to ...

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Can Brand Branson extend into banking now Virgin has bought Northern Rock?

Sir Richard Branson has wanted to get into UK banking for years and now, finally, he’s succeeded by agreeing to buy bailed-out northern-based bank Northern Rock from the UK government for £747m. It’s not clear yet if Rorthern Rock will ...

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BBH produces a charity tour de force for Barnardo’s

Blimey, the old emotions are taking a battering this Christmas what with John Lewis’ recent opus showing a child who actually wants to give presents, but there are more important issues than Christmas prezzies and UK children’s charity Barnardo’s is ...

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New Benetton ‘Unhate’ campaign rattles the Pope

Benetton, from time to time a rather contentious jumper manufacturer, has struck another winner (in publicity terms at least) with its new ‘Unhate’ campaign. This features supposedly opposing world leaders enjoying a jolly good snog with each other. And the ...

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Google ups challenge to Apple with Google Music downloads launch

The business world seems to be becoming still more polarised between Apple, which makes and markets everything itself, and Google which is happy to deal with just about anyone. Now the fight has moved to music with Google launching Google ...

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SapientNitro scores self-promo video own goal

Go-getting digital agency SapientNitro put this promotional ‘Idea engineer’ video on its Facebook page – and promptly took it down after it attracted a volley of rude comments. And then took down the rude comments too. The agency has subsequently ...

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Google pushes Analytics with online shopping hassles cameo

Google Analytics is trying to show website owners the benefits of using its service – by highlighting how hugely irritating online shopping can be. It’s very well done by Google Creative Labs (Google’s in-house ad unit that ruffled a few ...

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