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MAA blast from the past: Spotify updates Out of Home

Creatives often lament that posters ain’t what they used to be but some do move the medium forward. Digital hasn’t always helped as advertisers and media agencies have just crowded digital billboards with the equivalent of YouTube five-second ads. But ...

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MAA blast from the past: GGT for Holsten Pils

Gold Greenlees Trott’s star burned brightly in the 1980/90s before it tried to be a stock market darling too. It eventually became part of Omnicom’s TBWA in London, as did just about every other agency in town. One of the ...

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MAA blast from the past – Tony Kaye for Dunlop and AMV

The 1990s was a great era for ads – for the lucky creatives at some agencies anyway although not necessarily for clients as they picked up the mega-bills as the lads (they mostly were) had a good time. Tony Kaye ...

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MAA blast from the past: in-house but star-studded Wix

In-house advertising is a trend in 2020 as advertisers try to save money by cutting budgets and agencies. Usually the efforts are more modest but some in-house advertisers have spent heavily over the years, notably website firm Wix in the ...

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MAA blast from the past: BBH for the Guardian

The Guardian, love it or not, is an important pillar of British social and political life but, like its peers, is looking down a dark tunnel just now despite the (relative) success of its fund-raising. Times was when newspapers were ...

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MAA blast from the past – Canal+ from BETC

BETC Paris is probably feeling cheesed at the moment – seeing longstanding client Peugeot depart to a new Omnicom offering called O.P.EN (where do they get them from?) No doubt it will bounce back (car ads confound most agencies) and ...

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MAA blast from the past: BBH’s ‘Resignation’ for Polaroid

Rewind to 1996 and BBH’s ‘Resignation’ film for Polaroid’s ‘Live for the moment’ campaign. Showing an escape from the perils of corporate life (which BBH may have become rather more aware of since Publicis Groupe bought it.) Directed by Michel ...

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