Tag Archives: Sainsburys

New Commercials Arts muscles in on Sainsbury’s with summer beauty campaign

New Commercial Arts, the agency set up by adam&eve founders James Murphy and David Golding, has muscled in on more Sainsbury’s business, adding a summer campaign for the supermarket’s beauty products to the Sainsbury’s-owned Habitat brand it won earlier this ...

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More planet-saving: this time it’s new look Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s is showing somer welcome signs of life under new CEO Simon Roberts. Predecessor Mike Coupe, like so many CFOs who get the top job, was more into deals than marketing. Roberts arrived from Boots, a private equity-driven operation these ...

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Sainsbury’s goes greener with ‘Helping Everyone Eat Better’

Sainsbury’s is pensioning off (or ‘retiring’ as we say these days) ‘Live Well for Less’ and replacing it with ‘Helping Everyone Eat Better,’ part of a package aimed at boosting its green credentials. It’s amazing how climate change and all ...

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MAA blast from the past: Mog’s Christmas Calamity

Christmas ads in the UK used to be an annual battle between adam&eveDDB for John Lewis and AMV BBDO for Sainsbury’s. Back in 2015 AMV, which spent a year working on these things, tied up with children’s author Judith Kerr ...

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Dismal management is trashing iconic UK retailer Sainsbury’s

Here’s a nice ad by Wieden+Kennedy for Sainsbury’s back in May, celebrating its 150th anniversary. There doesn’t seem to have been much since. In it they say something like: “150 years on and still more to do.” Too bloody right. ...

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Ex-Sainsbury’s Rogers takes financial hot seat at WPP

WPP has a new CFO in John Rogers from Sainsbury’s Argos where he was CEO. Rogers, a former Sainsbury’s CFO, served under overall J Sainsbury CEO Mike Coupe. At WPP he replaces group finance director Paul Richardson who had previously ...

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Sainsbury’s harks back to a much better past than its current outlook

You’ve got to feel for Wieden+Kennedy, it goes and bags a big supermarket account and the client implodes. It happened with Tesco under former CEO Phil Clarke and now Sainsbury’s Mike Coupe is busy running the venerable grocer into the ...

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Time for Sainsbury’s to up its game as CMA blocks giant merger with Asda

To nobody’s great surprise the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has blocked the attempted £7bn merger of Sainsbury’s and Walmart-owned Asda, saying: “It’s our responsibility to protect the millions of people who shop at Sainsbury’s and Asda every week. ...

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