$4bn US Army win boosts Clark’s Omnicom chances

When Wendy Clark left Coca-Cola for DDB she probably expected a more topsy turvy life and she’s certainly found it. First up DDB won McDonald’s with its new We Are Unlimited offer – also involving other bits and pieces from ...

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Now Wieden+Kennedy enlists A1 for new computer game

Will 2019 be the year that artificial intelligence (A1) takes over the ad world? We’ve already had the new Lexus campaign from The&Partnership, scripted by A1 after analysing a multitude of Cannes award winners, and now Wieden+Kennedy London has worked ...

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Matt and Ben’s weekly Christmas ad pick

The&Partnership’s Matt Deacon and Ben Fallows (below), the team behind Argos’ ‘Christmas Fool’ campaign, are keeping an eye on the Christmas ads for us. This week’s pick is Vodafone. Tim from the office, Bilbo Baggins, Doctor Watson…and now the muppet ...

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‘Sometimes we should just shut up.’ John Hegarty warns industry not to get too carried away with technology

At one of the increasingly popular “fireside chat” events to lure big names on stage, John Hegarty, founder of Bartle Bogle Hegarty, was in typically opinionated mood as he talked to the audience at Connect London. “People go on about ...

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Honorary Mad Mad Jane Maas dies at 86

I see that Madison Avenue pioneer – and pithy commentator on its Mad Men doings – Jane Maas has died at 86. We’ve reported on her various books and observations here and the New York Times gives her the obit ...

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Now Apple raids AMV BBDO for top creatives

Top ranking AMV BBDO creative teams Mike Crowe and Rob Messeter and Caio Giannella and Diego de Oliveira are joining the creative brain drain to Apple in California. Crowe and Messeter are joining as creative directors on iPhone and Giannella ...

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Sorrell raids WPP’s GroupM for S4C APAC chief

Sir Martin Sorrell’s new S4 Capital has raided his old firm WPP for its new Asia Pacific region boss, Michel de Rijk, who joins from WPP media operation GroupM. De Rijk (left) was global chief growth officer at GroupM’s Performance ...

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Apple’s Christmas effort leaves us baffled in admiration

How many times should you expect someone to watch a commercial, to get the point over? Here’s Apple’s Christmas effort from TBWA’s Media Arts Lab – ‘Share Your Gifts’ – plugging (I think) Macbooks – pretty expensive Christmas prezzie. Then ...

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