Publicis Groupe adds Nivea to growing list of wins

When someone tots up the amount of new business won by the holding companies in 2019 – in the guise of ‘research’ no doubt – Publicis Groupe will likely be top with a number of, on the face of it, ...

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Amazon boxes clever at Christmas – again

Amazon isn’t synonymous with fun (especially if you work there – but that seems to be life these days) but agencies are hired to put the best face on things and that’s what Lucky Generals succeeds in doing for Jeff ...

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Now MSQ Partners recruits top Dentsu exec Kate Howe

MSQ Partners has hired another adland heavy hitter, Kate Howe, formerly executive director Creative & content, CX and Commerce, at Dentsu Aegis Network. She joins MSQ hard on the heels of Simom Davis, who’s setting up a new media operation ...

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In ODD ad for Marks & Spencer, knitwear gets us all jumping at Christmas

Even in tough times, M&S can pretty much guarantee to sell six million jumpers each winter, so the retailer is giving the people what they want with a cheerful Christmas campaign that is all about the knitwear. Created by agency ...

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Ikea’s first festive ad tackles horror of ‘home shame’ at Christmas

When visitors are coming, we all see our homes with a new, more critical eye. Mother’s ad is a humorous take on this insight, bringing ornaments alive to share some well-chosen insults through the medium of grime. Lyrics include: “This ...

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M&S Food chooses the wrong recipe for Christmas

Can M&S get anything right? It’s Christmas food looks pretty good this year (in the mailer anyway) but I doubt that many appetites will be sharpened by this festive ad featuring a Christmas food market from Grey with B-listers Emma ...

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