TV’s Mike Rowe lays it on the line for prostate cancer PSA

San Francisco agency Erich & Kallman has created a two-minute plus public service announcement where US television host Mike Rowe gets an actual prostate exam from his real doctor on camera. The spot, for non-profit ZERO – The End of ...

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Carslberg and Fold7’s new Unfiltered is probably not the best ad in the world

Carslberg is launching Unfiltered, real beer for real, um, people with agency Fold7’s first global campaign. Actor Mads Mikkelsen is doing the duties once more, gradually becoming more dishevelled to show..precisely what? The baddest of bad hair days? Carlsberg ads ...

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Now WPP CEO Read has to pick up the Ford review pieces

WPP is putting a brave face on its loss of the Ford creative account, telling the world it’s been appointed as Ford’s “activation” agency. This includes dealer advertising (so-called Tier Two), PR, production, Ford work with a partner in China ...

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ITV backs Veg Power with new TV campaign from adam&eve

ITV, the traditional home for ads for sugary drinks and choccie bars, is teaming with Veg Power, an alliance of producers and retailers, to launch a new TV campaign – with donated airtime worth £2m – in January. Adam&eveDDB has ...

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Another media win for Publicis as it lands $1.8bn GSK

Publicis boss Arthur Sadoun and Publicis Media head Steve King have landed another big name – pharma giant GSK’s $1.8bn global media account. The business moves from WPP’s MediaCom and Mindshare and Omnicom’s PHD. GSK reviews its media every three ...

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DDB Australia makes budget extravaganza for Amarok

This year’s trend is advertisers (and their agencies) sending up ads and here’s another by DDB Australia for VW Amarok trucks, featuring, inevitably perhaps given its origin, a ditzy English commercials director. There’s a health and safety man too. Quite ...

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