Tag Archives: AMV BBDO

David Abbott – an appreciation

David Abbott, one of the founders of Abbott Mead Vickers (now AMV/BBDO) has died aged 75. A brilliant writer (in retirement a considerable novelist) he was a gentleman whose high standards informed the agency he founded and inspired many of ...

Read More »

Joan Collins to make ad comeback for Snickers?

That’s what the Mail on Sunday thinks anyway, reporting yesterday that veteran actress Joan Collins, 78, is to make an advertising comeback for Mars brand Snickers, courtesy of agency AMV BBDO presumably. Apparently Joan, whose tastes usually run to posh, ...

Read More »

AMV BBDO finally lands a big one as it wins BlackBerry global account

It’s been a quiet 12 months or so for AMV BBDO, the UK’s biggest agency, on the new business front but it’s broken that rather depressing pattern with Research in Motion’s $200m global BlackBerry account. Interestingly it’s sharing creative duties ...

Read More »

Is Gary Lineker a tad too old for Walkers Crisps bad boy role?

BBC sports presenter Gary Lineker has been fronting Walkers Crisps ads in the UK for what seems like years in a campaign originated by BMP (now DDB) and carried on by AMV BBDO. Playing an (out of character) bad boy ...

Read More »

Matthew Freud puts AMV, Sir Martin Sorrell in their places

I’ve just caught up with this interview by Danny Rogers with Matthew Freud in PR Week but it’s riveting stuff. Freud, who runs the UK’s eighth-largest (and probably most profitable) PR agency, claims that PR agencies are “more rigorous” than ...

Read More »