Tag Archives: ad campaign

Waitrose sends spokesperson Delia to the stock pot

Yikes! Upmarket UK grocer Waitrose (presumably with some advice from newish agency BBH) has decided to dispense with the services of spokesperson celebrity chef (well, cook) Delia Smith, citing Delia’s busy schedule. This is akin to the Royal Family having ...

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McDonald’s riles critics with new home-grown food production ads

If you’re McDonald’s you’re damned if you do and also if you don’t – answer critics of your food production methods, that is. The fast food giant is tackling its critics head on with this campaign, from DDB apparently, showing ...

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National Parks star for Y&R and Crush Royal Canadian Mint campaign

Ads flogging coins from various national mints are usually tacky affairs, trying to persuade gullible punters that the ‘special’ coins are worth more than real ones. But Canada’s Royal Mint has produced a charming treatment for its latest offer, highlighting ...

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Next stop is a better world for Microsoft’s Kinect

There you are, we though Microsoft’s Kinect was a device which enabled you to work your Xbox gaming console by waving at it, Nintendo Wii-style. But actually it can help the whole human race, as this clever spot ‘Kinect effect’ ...

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Paddy Power is the big winner in the UK ad complaints stakes

Buccaneering bookmaker Paddy Power (a real person, see pic) managed to attract 1313 complaints for his firm’s notorious ‘blind footballer kicking a cat up a tree’ commercial in 2010, the third highest in a year since regulator the Advertising Standards ...

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McDonald’s runs big McJobs campaign for US hiring spree

Managers at McDonald’s (and the staff presumably) hate the snarky McJobs description of its low-paid positions but the company has been tackling the issue head on recently with a series of ads plugging careers, or McJobs. This is one of ...

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