Very.co.uk kicks off Christmas ad season with space trip

Not sure we can take a Christmas ad this early in the season – it’s still October – but Shop Direct’s Very.co.uk is getting its retaliation in first with another winsome piece of animation from St Luke’s and Against All ...

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Now Ogilvy UK offers all staff voluntary redundancy

More downsizing is afoot at Ogilvy UK with all staff being offered voluntary redundancy. The agency says this is because it wants to be “transparent” about the changes being made under new group CEO Michael Frohlich which have already seen ...

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The&Partnership wins Coty’s Wella globally

The&Partnership has been appointed by Coty as global lead creative agency for Wella Professionals, its flagship brand aimed at the hair salon sector. Coty Professional Beauty CMO Laura Simpson says: “Wella Professionals (founded in 1880) is a leader in salon ...

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BMW and Serviceplan unveil new 8 luxury flag bearer

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) will have heart failure over this one. They recently banned an ad for the Nissan Micra – Nissan Micra! – ‘cos it went too fast. BMW petrol heads will be looking anxiously, though, to ...

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Mother wins Samaritans’ pitch with brief to focus on all high risk groups

Mother’s new business team is continuing its strong end to the year. Following recent wins from Sky and Dune London, the agency has been appointed by Samaritans to deliver the charity’s suicide prevention message. Samaritans will continue its history of ...

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Now Volvo gives excavators the big budget treatment

Something of a surprise to see Volvo rolling out the big budget for its excavators, Dolph Lundgren and all, in a new campaign from Forsman & Bodenfors. Maybe they’re aiming for the same “halo” effect as its trucks epic of ...

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Twitter launches real time blitz on London’s Piccadilly Lights

Twitter finally seems to be breaking through as a marketing medium – how could it not with all that free publicity courtesy of Trump – and now it’s set to make a big impact in London with a campaign on ...

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