Unlockers’ ‘symphony of violence’ tackles Brazil gun crime

‘Symphony of Violence’ from creative collective Unlockers is part of a project to break Brazil’s apparent inertia about violent crime, with someone murdered every ten minutes, 850,000 over the past 15 years. So the film replicates the shots fired for ...

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Sorrell joins the world of David Beckham and Elton John

We’ve managed to avoid last week’s the Royal Wedding so far (the weather turned out nice) but here’s a diverting pic from Campaign of some of the guests you might recognise. Now who have we got? There’s David and Victoria ...

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Lidl’s World Cup campaign misses an open goal

Lidl is the supermarket sponsor for England’s World Cup bid in Russia, part of a programme aimed at providing three million opportunities for 5-11 year olds to play football. So agency TBWA has rounded up three England stars – good ...

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Accenture makes its media move, WPP moves into Unilever

What’s Accenture Interactive going to do about media, we’ve all been asking. Now we know, it’s launching Accenture Interactive Programmatic Services, a “bespoke” offering that “drives greater transparency and efficiency in programmatic media planning and buying.” The template for this ...

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JWT cuts back in New York after two years of turmoil

JWT has joined the ranks of New York agencies cutting staff according to Agency Spy, hardly surprising given the plague of locusts it’s undergone over the past couple of years. About 20 people have gone following a management reshuffle which ...

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DDB Paris ECD Alexander Kalchev: my Top Tips for Cannes

Nike: Nothing beats a Londoner The undisputed winner in the big three minute show-stopping pieces category. It has become increasingly more difficult to dazzle, but this piece does it effortlessly, reinventing the entire genre of big blockbuster stream of consciousness ...

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PHD set to land HSBC in another media coup for Omnicom

Omnicom’s PHD is reported to have won HSBC’s $400m global media account, displacing long-term incumbent WPP’s Mindshare. If so it’s a new headache for acting WPP COOs Mark Read and Andrew Scott, already dealing with numerous reviews including parts of ...

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