Laurence Green of MullenLowe: my Top Tips for Cannes

Laurence Green is an executive partner at MullenLowe London. Let’s get the internal smoke-blowing out of the way first. Energised rather than sated by last year’s Innovation Grand Prix (won by our Colombian office), our colleagues right across the world ...

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Hovis is UK’s most “iconic” ad – 45 years later

Ridley Scott’s ‘Boy on the bike’ ad for Hovis and agency Collett Dickenson Pearce has been voted both the UK’s most iconic and heart-warming TV ad in a Kantatr poll of 1200 consumers. The Hovis ad dates back to 1974 ...

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New WPP entity pips Accenture for VodafoneZiggo

VodafoneZiggo isn’t exactly a household name outside the Netherlands, neither is WPP’s newly-minted WPP Go One. But the latter has won the former in what seems to be a repitch involving Accenture among others, so that’s reason enough for WPP ...

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Advertising badly needs its own Extinction Rebellion moment

David Ogilvy said the role of advertising is to sell, and that nothing should distract us from this sole purpose – but he never had to contend with the prospect of an existential climate emergency. Last month, Extinction Rebellion provided ...

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Sorrell’s S4 Capital is growing fast

Sir Martin Sorrell’s new S4 has reported revenue up 38 per cent to £40.9m and gross profit up 37 per cent to £32.8m in Q1 2019, a pretty staggering performance since the business only started a year ago following his ...

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W+K Amsterdam’s anti-plastic effort for Corona lays down marker in Out of Home awards stakes

Corona and Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam won FEPE International’s classic creative award at this week’s Congress in Dubai (trade body FEPE, now in the process of renaming itself World Out of Home Organization, divides posters into classic and digital.) The sculpture, created ...

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Soho life: BBH and The Photographers’ Gallery get arty

BBH has partnered with The Photographer’s Gallery in an ongoing project to help promote exhibitions and activities in the Soho art space throughout the year. For their first work together, BBH has produced four short films to spread the word ...

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