BBC Creative gets a (much-needed) laugh out of the crisis

The BBC’s doing its bit of help us through the crisis with four vintage clips advising us to stay at home. Politely in the case of Miranda. Less so with Alastair Campbell, sorry Peter Capaldi’s Malcolm Tucker from The Thick ...

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Lisa Riordan of Imagination picks her Desert Island Ads

In the current times it is more important than ever to find moments of joy, so I have specifically chosen the three ads that, no matter how many times I watch them, make me smile and remind me of the ...

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Mark Read: ‘This is medieval, isn’t it? It’s like the plague.’

WPP CEO Mark Read gave some insight into what it’s like running WPP at a time of crisis while speaking at a digital “ThinkIn” session with James Harding, the former BBC news chief (and Times editor) who now runs “slow ...

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BMW’s Mini launches global ad search

BMW’s Mini is reportedly looking for an agency to handle a new global campaign, another sign of the extraordinary growth of a brand once all but forgotten by the Brits (who invented it.) Mind you, today’s “Minis” are the size ...

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MAA’s blast from the past: the Sugar Puffs Honey Monster

We’re re-running some older faves as striking new campaigns are rather thin on the ground and here’s an oldie from 1976, Honey Monster from the great Boase Massimi Pollitt, probably the best TV agency under creative director John Webster. But ...

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Ogilvy head of strategy joins Engine Creative as CSO

Engine Creative has hired Gen Kobayashi as its chief strategy officer, replacing Matt Willifer, who left the agency last summer as part of the agency’s reboot, along with other long-serving names including founder Robin Wight and CEO Matt Edwards. Kobayashi ...

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