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BBH springs Christmas surprises for Tesco

We’ve had lots of Santas (in various forms) this year, most notably perhaps RKCR/Y&R’s Mrs Claus for Marks & Spencer. We can now reveal that the real Santa is Tesco CEO Dave Lewis who’s been dipping into the retailer’s coffers ...

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Jane Austin: why this slick bank ad from Russia is industry’s worst of 2016

Up to seven in ten women across the globe experience physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime. Despite decades of campaigning to combat the problem, it’s feared that under our current climate of fear and intolerance, it’s ...

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Brothers and Sisters unleashes Center Parcs forest fun

Holiday camps, as we used to call them, have a somewhat unappealing image in the UK even though most of us go to one at some stage. So it’s clever of Center Parcs and agency Brothers and sisters to keep ...

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It’s cold turkey for phone lovers this Xmas says Three

Three is is taking a leaf out of American retailer REI’s book who advised people to ignore Black Friday and get out into the great outdoors in its #OptOutside campaign. A new Christmas campaign #coldturkey from Gravity Road highlights numerous ...

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Is this horse opera from Martin tearjerker of the season?

Purina Mills is a US animal feeds company (once owned by Ralston Purina) and it sponsors A Home For Every Horse which connects unwanted horses (of whom there are millions across the world) with new owners. One reason being that ...

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Stella McCartney’s Christmas box: sinister clowns

It’s been a good year for Christmas/holiday ads and the fashion houses have done their bit too, usually without benefit of an ad agency (which is instructive). Stella McCartney has entered the lists with a striking film by Philippa Price, ...

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Pornhub livens up lonely Christmas nights

Pornhub, which does what it says on the tin, is inviting people to have a “horny little Christmas” in a sparky new ad from Madrid’s Officer and Gentleman. Among those featured are lookalikes of last year’s John Lewis ‘Man on ...

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Anomaly and Isobel go extra mile at Christmas

Christmas greetings are best unreported in these pages we feel but…Anomaly has gone to the trouble of taking that trad ditty ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ literally with the help of clever writer and comedy performer Phoebe Waller-Bridge. While Isobel ...

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Two alternative Christmases: Carphone’s Lemon and Brexit from KFC and BBH

Amid all the (would-be) heartwarming christmas spectaculars there’s a noteworthy sub-set: Christmas with extra cheese and, in this one for Carphone Warehouse from Brothers and Sisters, collapsing sets. And Keith Lemon, of course. BBH, which seems to gradually recovering its ...

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