Super Bowl talking points: GM invades Norway, hedgies’ nemesis Robinhood

Two more Super Bowls: this one for GM electric cars from McCann has had a lot of attention: Will Ferrell and friends invading Scandinavia (as they have more electric cars there.) Weird-looking cars: fifties styling for electric? OK, somehow isn’t ...

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Saatchi crafts an emotional Super Bowl triumph for Toyota and Team USA

Here’s another Super Bowl cracker from Saatchi & Saatchi (with Dentsu in the wings), leaving not a dry eye in the house. For Toyota and its sponsorship of Team USA (let’s hope they have an Olympics to attend) it features ...

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Pablo takes nuclear option for BBC’s Comic Relief

Comic Relief’s charity fundraiser Red Nose Day will take up most of the BBC on March 19 and it’s pulling out all the stops with a new ad from Pablo, aimed at liberating yet more cash from our wallets in ...

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US boost helps Publicis end 2020 on optimistic note

Publicis Groupe kept its head above water as grim old 2020 came to a close, reporting organic growth in Q4 at -3.9% (better than expectations) and -6.3% for the year. The US, French-based Publicis’ biggest market, was the star in ...

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MAA blast from the past: Bob Dylan in the Super Bowl

This is certainly a curiosity. Most people recall Eminem for Chrysler in Wieden+Kennedy’s 2011 Super Bowl ‘Born of fire’ spot. Here’s another ambitious effort from Chrysler on the same patriotic theme three years later. With Bob Dylan, no less. Agency ...

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Ryan Air “jab & go” ad banned for promoting post-vaccine Easter and summer holiday bonanza

Two TV spots for Ryanair that declared “Covid vaccines are coming, so book your Easter and summer holidays today with Ryanair” have become the third most complained about ads of all time. The Advertising Standards Authority fast-tracked an investigation after ...

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