Sky enlists Comcast power for blockbuster Christmas ET ad

1982 was a big year in advertising with the birth of Wieden+Kennedy and Bartle Bogle Hegarty and there was also a rather popular movie, Steven Spielberg’s ET. ET is back in a blockbuster Sky Christmas ad, made by Sky Creative ...

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Lorie-Jo Trainer Buckingham of MOFILM picks her Desert Island Ads

Lorie-Jo Trainer Buckingham is ECD of MOFILM, a 10,000 strong community of professional filmmakers and creators from different geographies, backgrounds and cultures. MOFILM is owned by David Jones’ Brand Tech group You & Mr Jones. Desert Island Ads As an ...

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Former Google heavyweights join marketing platform Ad-Lib

Marketing technology platform Ad-Lib has appointed two heavyweights: former Googlers Adit Abhyankar as CEO and Patrick Collister as creative director. Abhyankar was head of Google Marketing Platform, Continental Europe and Emerging Markets while Collister (left), a former senior agency creative, ...

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Is it or isn’t it? ASA changes its mind about yet another dodgy influencer post that fails to declare it’s an #ad

The Advertising Standards Authority has taken the unusual step of reversing a ruling from last year, and this time round has upheld a complaint against a post on Instagram that should have been labelled as an ad, but wasn’t. Originally ...

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IG brings market news direct to London commuters with new DOOH branding drive

IG, the leading UK-based financial trading company, has launched a digital Out of Home (DOOH) branding channel to bring breaking news to commuters in the city. A DOOH media first for the financial sector, this long-term initiative is booked to ...

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Virgin Trains and boss Branson proffer a fond farewell

Have you had the “time of your life” on Virgin Trains between 1997 and 2019, the length of its franchise? Richard Branson would like to think so in this vid from social media agency Cubaka featuring some B-listers (and himself) ...

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Anti-semitism and the Labour Party: how a moral crisis became an election issue too

By Samuel Carpenter Criticism of the Labour Party since Jeremy Corbyn became leader has often focused on his and the party’s widely alleged antisemitism. Following his election, some criticisms could be considered ideological and opportunistic. Their subjectivity was demonstrated by ...

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