Disney goes full Christmas with ‘The Stepdad’ mini-film

This is a classic Disney Christmas story of a stepfather tentatively finding a role in a blended family, creating a new set of traditions as they go. If anybody can do it in-house, Disney should be able to, and here ...

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Publicis media run continues as Zenith bags ZPG’s combined online brands

It’s turning out to be s stellar week for Publicis Media: bagging Facebook’s global account and now UK agency Zenith has landed ZPG’s three big online brands Confused.com, Uswitch and Zoopla. Zenith previously looked after Uswitch. Gareth George, group head ...

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Publicis Groupe’s Spark Foundry wins Facebook media

Publicis Groupe’s Spark Foundry has, as expected, won Facebook’s estimated $1bn global media account. Spark Foundry, MediaVest as it used to be, beat Dentsu, which had some Facebook business, and Havas in the final pitches. WPP’s Mindshare had handled Facebook ...

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Simm’s elevation at Omnicom shows march of media execs

Omnicom’s top media exec Daryl Simm is in the box seat to succeed long-serving John Wren as boss of the ad holding company. The US-based Omnicom, once famous for its trio of big creative agencies – BBDO, DDB and TBWA ...

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Etsy’s very personal Christmas campaign by 72andSunny NY

This festive work for craft-focused ecommerce site Etsy urges us to “Give more than a gift” in a sentimental campaign about the magic of meaningful presents by 72andSunny New York. The UK-only ad is the best, even though it flagrantly ...

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It pays to be privileged: Creature’s “class polish” campaign highlights UK pay gap

People from working class backgrounds earn on average £6000 a year less than their middle class counterparts, according the government’s own analysis of around 300,000 civil servants. Creature London is highlighting this “posh privilege” with a TV, cinema and social ...

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Laurence Green: why Burberry’s in-house triumph has a stark lesson for agencies

Back when the interweb first knocked meaningfully on advertising’s doors, some of adland’s more optimistic commentators hoped this might herald a new golden age of creativity. If advertising could now be shared (participated in, even) there was surely a new ...

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