M&C cuts its cloth after NatWest loss, BBH keeps Audi

Troubled M&C Saatchi is reported to have offered all its staff voluntary redundancy as it investigates accounting errors that may cost it up to £6.4m. It’s also coming to terms with the loss of the NatWest account to the The&Partnership, ...

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VCCP turns up the temperature for Easyjet Holidays

Here’s something to brighten up the dark days of winter, ‘Hide and Seek’ from VCCP for Easyjet Holidays, helmed by hot Brazilian directing duo Alaska. Pretty hot all round, which isn’t something you see too often from the UK these ...

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Best ads of 2019 – November’s now the arena for a Super Bowl-style Christmas

Christmas/holiday ads have become a kind of global Super Bowl: yes, they’re important for driving vital Christmas sales but they’ve also become the arena for big companies to show off, demonstrating that they can do it bigger and (sometimes) better. ...

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BBC One says ‘enough’ to 2019: go live your best #XmasLife

BBC head of marketing Chris Hooper says he wants to get away from “poignant festive brand films” which he dismisses as “over-explored.” So this effort for BBC One, by BBC Creative, is no tear jerker. It’s a range of festive ...

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Sixty years of the same old dad joke: Carrefour piles on the Christmas nostalgia

This spot for Carrefour by Publicis France provides a stylish look at the evolution of consumption and society over six decades, represented by one family. A persistent “dad joke” provides the thread, and naturally there’s a tear-jerking moment at the ...

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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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