“The veins remain” declares Mars as Snickers hit Twitter

Snickers owner Mars has denied Twitter gossips that it’s changing the format of its top selling confectionery to remove so-called “dick veins’ from its surface. Following a Twitter kerfuffle when someone noticed a smooth Snicker, Mars said: “contrary to what’s ...

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Mother’s KFC wrap battle reinvents Colonel Sanders as a DJ

Colonel Sanders has appeared in many guises over recent years, but this is his first appearance as a DJ with a Frank Sidebottom-style puppet head. Mother’s latest ad for KFC encourages people to switch lunch providers in a pastiche of ...

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Google deal helps WPP’s MediaCom retain giant Sky account

WPP’s MediaCom has retained the Sky account in the UK plus some European markets for the next three years and added some digital duties, thanks, it seems, to its new “Google Practice” based in Manchester. Which is a pretty clear ...

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MAA Ad of the Week: Old Speckled Hen from Engine

Actually this could just as easily been a blast from the Past, Engine for Old Speckled Hen, a campaign that’s been running off and on for over 20 years. Engine Creative, to give it its full moniker, was formerly WCRS, ...

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Wieden+Kennedy wins Trustpilot

Wieden+Kennedy London seems to be getting its new business act together after rather a fallow period, winning consumer review platform Trustpilot which is planning an integrated brand campaign in the UK and some other European countries. Trustpilot, founded in 2007, ...

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Netflix woes hit streaming market – is it ads to the rescue?

So is it curtains for Netflix and, indeed, all the other streaming services? Netflix shares lost 40% of their ‘value’ when it announced that its seemingly remorseless subscriber growth had gone into reverse. There was also a tide of anecdotal ...

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