Tag Archives: Sir Richard Branson

Bearding the celeb endorsement problem

Celebrity endorsement in advertising is always a two-edged sword. Sure, having hair-style challenged David Beckham or pukkah posh Joanna Lumley around helps to create lots of lazy interest. But interest in whom? For the most part the brand is no ...

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Sir Richard enters the vagina etiquette debate

Vaginas seem to be popping up all over the place in ads these days and cheekily-named Sir Richard’s Condoms has produced this film, ‘Vagina Rules,’ by TDA/Boulder for National Women’s Health Week in the US revealing what women definitely do ...

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Why don’t UK agencies use people in ads any more?

But they don’t do they? Or at least not posh ads from posh agencies. They do in the US, as you can see from a quick run-through of Super Bowl ads and the current spate of ‘real life’ mini-documentaries for ...

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Can Brand Branson extend into banking now Virgin has bought Northern Rock?

Sir Richard Branson has wanted to get into UK banking for years and now, finally, he’s succeeded by agreeing to buy bailed-out northern-based bank Northern Rock from the UK government for £747m. It’s not clear yet if Rorthern Rock will ...

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