This is a note from AKQA Group founder and CEO Ajaz Ahmed to colleagues on the death of Wieden+Kennedy founder Dan Wieden. Dear Team, With deep sadness, I learned this evening, that Dan Wieden, co-founder of Wieden+Kennedy, passed away on ...Read More »
What’s going on at Wieden+Kennedy New York?
On the face of it the Wieden+Kennedy mini-empire is enjoying a rich vein of form; winning Bud Light, Verizon and KFC in the States, the London office recovering from the loss of Tesco with lively campaigns for Arla, Honda and ...Read More »
Who is going to make the big deals and produce the big winners in 2015?
What’s going to happen in adland in 2015? 1/ The first is that time (and tide) wait for no man and, in February WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell will be 70 while arch enemy Maurice Levy of Publicis Groupe will ...Read More »
Wieden+Kennedy’s new Sao Paulo office earns its keep with World Cup showstopper for Coke
Dan Wieden must feel an even warmer glow around his heart-cum-wallet every time the World Cup comes around. Earlier today we had W+K’s launch effort for Nike in the World Cup build-up and now it’s W+K Sao Paulo’s turn for ...Read More »
D&AD shows what it’s made of in W+K call for entries
We haven’t always been kind to London’s D&AD and its awards but Factory Fifteen has made three interesting films for next year’s call for entries (closing in January) called ‘I Wish I’d Done That.’ The films were developed by Wieden+Kennedy ...Read More »
George Parker: where would I work now?
Where would I like to work if I was still inclined to work in the ad biz! Stephen has been kind, or insane enough, to include me in the coterie of Ad Greats, Almost Greats, Wanna be Greats, and never ...Read More »
It’s back to work time in adland – to twerk or not to twerk, that’s the question
It’s the end of the summer (booh!) and therefore back to work. So a new business year awaits when the battle between Sir Martin Sorrell’s ‘math men,’ the number crunchers he thinks will take over the world, and people trying ...Read More »
The gospel according to Dan Wieden: the big marcoms companies are ”wobbling like drunkards”
Actually that was only a small part of what the Wieden+Kennedy founder said at Ad Age’s Small Agency conference in his home town of Portland earlier this month but it’s pretty irresistible; especially as his remarks pre-dated the Pubiicis Omnicom ...Read More »
Is it true that ads ain’t wot they used to be? Actually no, most of them have always been rubbish
Advertising isn’t as good as it used to be? Discuss. I’ve read a fair amount of comment in recent weeks about the lack of creative flourish in a lot of work being transmitted to the world. The argument seems to ...Read More »