Is big agency threat to Cannes about money or relevance?

Is Publicis Groupe right to pull out of the Cannes International Festival of Creativity and all the other big international and (presumably) national awards? New Publicis boss Arthur Sadoun says it’s spending the money (Publicis probably spends upwards of $20m ...

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KP Nuts returns to TV with BMB’s choosy elephant

KP Snacks’ KP Nuts are returning to TV after 24 years – along with lots of social, Facebook etc – with a characteristically economical campaign from BMB. It’s that elephant in the living room again. Apparently the enemy is supermarket ...

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How Lego revived itself through embracing social disruption

By Anthony Svirskis As a case study in how a brand turned around its financial fortunes by wholeheartedly embracing the power of social media, Lego is a pretty difficult one to beat. At the turn of the millennium, the family-owned ...

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AMV brings back Martini in ads like wot we used to know

Here’s a breath of fresh air: a new ad from AMV BBDO in Martini’s ‘Play with Time’ campaign, featuring some top of the range Italian totty (one of them’s a video ‘influencer’ but aren’t we all these days, darling) waltzing ...

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Hammersley launches new-style network Harbour

Former Cheil and Red Brick Road boss Paul Hammersley is launching Harbour, an affiliation of indie agencies aiming to compete with the big holding companies. Members include creative agency George & Dragon, media shop Goodstuff, on site specialist Oliver, outdoor ...

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Whirlpool cleans up Creative Data Grand Prix

There are times when it seems we should rename this site Moreaboutsocialservices. Whirlpool and DigitasLBi have won the Cannes Lions Creative Data Grand Prix (don’t ask) for Whirlpool’s Care Count initiative installing washing machines and dryers in US schools after ...

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