MAA blast from the past: The Appliance of Science

It isn’t just adland that’s transfixed by science these days, the pandemic has brought the men (and women) in white coats to all of us, even to the point of the UK government trumpeting “the science” at every opportunity, even ...

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M&S appoints Happy Finish for hi-tech push on homewares

Marks & Spencer seems to be turning things around – clothing is starting to sell and food continues to grow. Now the retailer is looking to boost its M&S Home division, and has appointed creative tech production agency Happy Finish ...

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Norway’s Posten unveils a gay Santa Claus

A few years back we had Mrs Claus making a memorable appearance in Y&R’s last ad for Marks & Spencer, now Norwegian postal service Posten has unveiled another side to the old boy’s private life in ‘When Harry Met Santa,’ ...

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VW embarks on marathon global media pitch

Another day, another massive media review. This time it’s Volkswagen Group whose brands include VW itself, Audi, Skoda and Seat. VW’s contract with Omnicom’s PHD (hired in 2016) expires at the end of 2023 so this looks set to be ...

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It’s wall-to-wall glamour in Louis Vuitton’s ‘holiday house’

If you’re looking for baubles and bling in your Christmas ads, Louis Vuitton — with help from director Roman Coppola — will not disappoint. Featuring French model and actress Stacy Martin and set to Candi Staton’s timeless tune, Young Hearts ...

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TPS Engage brings crypto-currencies to digital Out of Home

Ad platform TPS Engage says it’s the first company to introduce crypto-currencies into media buying. It will now trade programmatic digital out of Home (DOOH) with Bitcoin and eGold. TPS says its ad platform will allow any advertiser (subject to ...

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Serviceplan charges De las Pozas with top ten task in Spain

From a UK base it’s easy to obsess about the fortunes of the big holding companies with their big British operations and overlook some of the other contenders: German-based Serviceplan with a large and growing international network but, so far, ...

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