Can Publicis improve on the Mona Lisa in new DS campaign?

DS is Peugeot Citroen’s premium automobile range, and it clearly doesn’t want to be confused with any of the more pedestrian car models. For the new DS 3 Cross-Back, DS and its ad agency — described as “Publicis La Maison ...

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Manning Gottlieb OMD launches new Starbucks coffee with Talon’s OOH Data Management Platform.

Earlier this year Starbucks and Manning Gottlieb OMD partnered with Talon Outdoor to launch the new Blonde Espresso Roast, delivering a data-driven Out of Home (OOH) ad campaign, targeting and converting coffee drinkers across the UK. Starbucks used premium, digital ...

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AlmapBBDO escapes the VW cost-cutting net

It sometimes looks as though Volkswagen is busily trashing 50 years of outstanding brand building as the embattled car giant unleashes the procurement desperados on its ad budgets. In the UK it seems to be finding it hard to persuade ...

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Now Johnson & Johnson cuts back and Omnicom and WPP line-up takes the strain

Adweek reports that troubled FMCG giant Johnson & Johnson (it’s facing a barrage of health-related lawsuits among other issues) is slashing its ad budget after setting up a new structure involving bespoke units from Omnicom and WPP. J&J used to ...

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Adam&eve founder James Murphy: my Top Tips for Cannes

James Murphy is a co-founder of adam&eveDDB, the world’s most awarded creative agency of recent years. Chicken Town for KFC. Hard to execute this brief without being clunky but Mother does what it does best here. Effortless confidence, crafted to ...

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Even all-conquering Aldi cocks it up in the wine stakes

One of the uncomfortable truths about modern life is that customer service gets worse rather than better. Despite all the bullshit our bigger companies dispense. Aldi has made great inroads into the UK – chiefly by being cheaper and more ...

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Halifax debuts new ScreenX “surround you” cinema ads

Remember sensurround sound? Now you can have the visual equivalent in cinema ads, courtesy of Cineworld’s SceenX in the UK. It’s now in eight UK cinemas (works for films too.) The technology extends the screen onto the side walls of ...

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Morph, Mr Motivator and Anneka Rice liven up new Tesco ad

While supermarket wars get nasty and the Brexiteers hijack nostalgia for their own purposes, Tesco has decided to play nice with a selection of joyful memories from the last few decades. All-action presenter Anneka Rice, fitness guru Mr Motivator, clay ...

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