Tag Archives: royal wedding

UK coalition government relies on pomp and circumstance to avoid meltdown

Iconic adman and three-time election-winning Thatcher adviser turned public relations oligarch Lord Bell, speaking at an IPA event in March 2010, summed up election strategy thus: if a country’s ‘feel-good factor’ stays above a certain level, governing parties win elections. ...

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Cricketer Freddie Flintoff scores for Morrisons

When UK supermarket Morrisons and agency DLKW Lowe signed up former England cricketer Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff to front its advertising we questioned whether a sportsman as well-known for his off the pitch japes as heroic deeds on it was a ...

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Can Prince William and Kate escape to a brand-free universe?

It looks a bit unlikely given the phenomenal global interest in the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton (or Catherine as Buckingham Palace insists on calling her). Two billion people worldwide allegedly watched the Royal Wedding in London’s Westminster ...

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Extra cheese as BT’s Adam & Jane catch Royal Wedding fever

Britain’s other royal couple Adam & Jane, stars of the long-running BT ad campaign from Abbott Mead Vickers/BBDO, got spliced on Saturday, a week or so ahead of Prince William and Kate Middleton. In what must be the first crowd-sourced ...

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Wieden+Kennedy celebrates Royal Wedding with cupcakes and crowns

Wieden+Kennedy London is celebrating the agency’s shared initials with Prince William and Kate Middleton with an interactive installation in the front window of its office on 16 Hanbury Street in London’s Shoreditch. The royal wedding on April 29 will take ...

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Here it is then, Freddie Flintoff’s debut for Morrisons

Former England cricketer Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff is the headliner for supermarket chain Morrisons’ back to basics approach (yet more celebrities) to its advertising through DLKW. And he plays the pied piper role pretty well, even taking a mild joke about ...

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Will William and Kate’s Royal wedding produce a media bonanza?

Well strangely enough, based on past performance, it will do. Ad Age reports that five of the ten best-selling People magazine covers have been about British Royals, including the tragic death of Princess Diana of course. So the intended nuptials ...

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