Tag Archives: italy

Wes Anderson Prada car crash disappears

Well, there is indeed a film by celebrated film director Wes Anderson for Prada and it does feature a car crash (non-fatal version in the Mille Miglia car road race). And yesterday it was up on YouTube. but today it’s ...

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Cesar and AMV pull the doggy heartstrings

AMV/BBDO has a hit on its hands with this ad for Mars-owned Cesar dog food but it’s a bit weird. Old man in Italy or Spain (or maybe Greece, AMV is keen on nice films in collapsing southern European economies ...

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Will W+K’s La Vita E Bella woo the Chinese for Fiat?

Missed this one first time round; it’s a campaign for Fiat (aka Chrysler) from Wieden+Kennedy Portland explaining the quirky, if somewhat unreliable, Italian motor manufacturer’s appeal to and synergy with the Chinese. W+K Portland certainly can’t be accused of ducking ...

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Fiat’s scorpion invades the US car market

Our favourite little black scorpion is back (someone’s got to like them), last seen invading the USA courtesy of Fiat (see the last few frames). And now the critter is back, rather more prominently, in another ad from The Richards ...

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Bookmaker Paddy Power does Jesus for Italy launch

Buccaneering Irish bookie Paddy Power has launched in Italy, scene of an ongoing football match-fixing scandal. Why overpaid footballers should need the money is a mystery to the rest of us, but there you are. So who better than Jesus ...

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Now the Mafia’s off the menu in the Via Veneto

Regular readers of this blog may recall me recounting the heroic exploits of Libera Terra, an organisation dedicated to freeing the Italian food industry from the baneful influence of the Mafia. Now I have fresh news to report. The ethically ...

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Wonga not bunga is media magnate Silvio Berlusconi’s problem now

Shares in embattled Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset media empire (which spans pay and terrestrial TV, newspapers and magazines) were suspended for a period yesterday as investors headed for the exit. The shares have lost 20 per cent of ...

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