Russell Schaller of Cheil picks his Desert Island Ads

Russell Schaller is ECD of Cheil UK. He has worked at Rainey Kelly, WCRS, Mother and Soul on brands including Virgin, Kiss FM, Coca-Cola, Colgate Palmolive and Uniqlo and been a partner in consultancy Tom Dick & Harry and Drugstore. ...

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Sir Martin Sorrell on Madison Avenue Manslaughter

Michael Farmer has just published the third edition of his invaluable Madison Avenue Manslaughter, surely the best analysis of the recent history of advertising and its agencies and guide to what to try to do next. We’ll have more from ...

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Wonderhood shows what it’s made of for Comic Relief

Wonderhood Studios just missed out on Virgin Media but it has a new and quite compelling showcase, this film for Comic Relief with actor Peter Mullan – plus a newbie to the silver screen. The BBC’s Comic Relief has raised ...

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National treasure Redknapp takes a punt on BetVictor

Former football manager Harry Redknapp has become (even more of) a national treasure since he showed those snowflakes how to hack it in the Australian jungle in “I’m a Celebrity..” Harry likes a flutter too so amid his other many ...

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Ocean expands into Europe with two Netherlands buys

Recently relisted Out of Home media owner Ocean Outdoor has made its first foray into continental Europe, buying Ngage Media and Interbest in the Netherlands. The two acquired companies operate substantial large format full motion city centre and roadside advertising ...

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GoCompare to turn down the volume at Droga5

Droga5 London has pipped Anomaly and TBWA to the big GoCompare price comparison website business. GoCompare creative was previously handled by in-house team Chris Wilkins and Sian Vickers. Fold7 worked on GoCompare for a couple of years ending in 2015. ...

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Mother picks up another Agency of the Year gong

Campaign has announced its agency of the year for 2018 and it’s Mother, which topped our poll back in December (in 2018.) Its list of runners-up was remarkably similar to ours (adam&eveDDB, McCann, VCCP although we had Wieden+Kennedy – which ...

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Ridley Scott Creative Group expands ad venture with new outpost in Amsterdam

Famed film director Ridley Scott has returned to advertising with a vengeance and now Ridley Scott Creative Group – which includes RSA Films, Scott Free, Black Dog Films and Darling Films – is opening in Amsterdam, led by former Wieden+Kennedy ...

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