Alice Tonge departs award-winner 4creative after 15 years

4creative head Alice Tonge (below), the in-house creative agency for Channel 4, has decided to step down from her role and will leave the organisation this summer. Tonge has been responsible for a stream of highly regarded work including Channel ...

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Macallan takes a flyer and comes crashing to earth

This global ad for Macallan whisky has been banned by the UK’s ASA (somewhat belatedly) for, well, encouraging people to jump off cliffs maybe. Or believing they can turn into a bird. The usual aspirational nonsense from spirits makers. It ...

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Uncommon and Habito save us from death-by-mortgage

Uncommon’s campaign for online mortgage broker Habito is much more “in your face” than a financial services company would normally dare to be. But they get away with it because they make their point so clearly. These latest ads show ...

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Tim Delaney of Leagas Delaney: what great Out of Home advertising means to me

Leagas Delaney chairman and renowned copywriter Tim Delaney is one of the Keynote Speakers at the 60th FEPE International Congress in Dubai from May 1-3. FEPE International represents Out of Home media owners, advertisers, agencies and suppliers worldwide. Here he ...

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Anomaly Amsterdam’s “Accidental Environmentalists” spearhead IKEA climate change campaign

IKEA is entering the climate change lists with a new platform from Anomaly Amsterdam – ‘A Better World Starts At Home’ – and a global campaign hymning “Accidental Environmentalists,” showing how the most unlikely individuals can help same the planet ...

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Mirum on top as WPP merges it with Possible in the UK

More tidying up at Mark Read’s WPP, Possible UK and Mirum UK are being merged into Mirum UK, headed by former Possible group CEO and Wunderman MD Chris Daplyn. Mirum UK MD Antti Lauronen is leaving. Mirum UK will be ...

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Wallenberg Swedish business dynasty eyes WPP’s Kantar

The Telegraph reckons that Swedish business dynasty the Wallenbergs are one of the likely bidders for WPP’s Kantar, some or all of which is up for auction for an estimated £3bn. The Wallengergs are the biggest investor in the Swedish ...

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More media pain for WPP as Vodafone calls global review

Another day, another big media review at WPP it seems. Vodafone is reported to be reviewing its global media planning and buying, worth somewhere between £400-600m, at WPP media agency Wavemaker (formerly MEC.) Earlier this week it emerged that Wavemaker, ...

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