As part of Campaign's on-going video series exploring the internet, fame and YouTube celebrity, we take a look at...
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The Economist "Mandela's walk" by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO The Economist has released an interactive film celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela. Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO created the spot, which was shot in the UK and shows groups of people placing objects on the...
Galabingo.com "lookalikes" by St Luke's Galabingo.com has launched a TV ad to announce its tie-up with ITV's Coronation Street . St Luke s created the 30-second spot, which promotes Galabingo s Coronation Street game. The ad features ex- Corrie characters...
McLaren "McLaren P1 vs the Nürburgring-Nordschleife" by VCCP McLaren is promoting its new P1 model with an online film showing the 866,000 supercar completing a lap of the Nordschleife track, the northern loop of the N rburgring in Germany. VCCP created the spot,...
Volkswagen Golf GTI "Play The Road" by Tribal Worldwide London Volkswagen has teamed up with Underworld to create an app that plays different music depending on how you drive. Tribal Worldwide created the app, which is not available commercially . Underworld composed the music, with...
Kids Company "print happiness" by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO The charity Kids Company has launched an experiential campaign to give toys to disadvantaged children in London for Christmas. Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has opened a pop-up shop in Soho with six Ultimaker 3D printers...
Which of the Christmas campaigns is the most popular? In a bid to find out, Campaign set up a poll asking people to vote for their favourite from a shortlist of ten. After 1,500 votes were received, James Swift took a look at the results.
It may be more blessed to give than receive - but it's also less lucrative. So in that fine spirit we asked a host of agency folks, regardless of whether they have been naughty or nice in 2013, what they would ask for if Father Christmas (Sinterklaas...
Agencies that lose their independence usually lose their mojo too. Johnny Hornby proposes an ownership model that enables them to flourish.
Instead of folding its new acquisition into the main network, Publicis Groupe is eyeing expansion, Maisie McCabe writes.
The latest Group M adspend predictions suggest there may finally be light at the end of the tunnel. By Mark Banham.
Reviewing ad creative from Google Nexus 7, Baileys, Volvo Trucks, Sony PlayStation and Everline
Features & Analysis
Other things we like this week include UsVsTh3m reaching seven million uniques and growth in web shopping on Cyber Monday.
DCM hopes its £200 million investment in technology will revolutionise cinema advertising. David Benady reports.
Santa Claus has already come to town for UKIP in the unlikely form of the multimillionaire businessman Paul Sykes, who has declared himself ready to bankroll an advertising campaign to ensure the party tops the polls at next year s European Parliamen...
The Nutcracker provided the perfect backdrop to promote Baileys during the festive season, David Kolbusz writes.
A stalwart of the British advertising scene, Greg Delaney is stepping down from the agency that has borne his name (or at least an initial) for four decades. Here, the creative describes some of the special ads he has overseen during his distinguishe...
After the latest setback for Global Radio following its purchase of GMG Radio, Maisie McCabe predicts the next step.
Pick of the week
Jeremy Lee is greedy for the new Harvey Nichols spot: "Amid all the Christmas schmaltz some of which emanated from this very agency the avarice on display in this ad has an all too realistic feel to it." The work was written by Daniel Fisher, art...
Turkey of the week
James Swift doesn t think much of the latest G commercial: "Commenters on Campaign s website have been far more vitriolic about this ad than I could ever be. Suffice it to say, the spot s only redeeming quality is that it is instantly forgettable. M...
Opinion & blogs
"This could be the death of this industry," one of the UK's most senior ad executives told me last week.
It's nearly Christmas, so time for the traditional positive missive - but, in this instance, I genuinely think it's warranted.
I used the No 94 bus for ten years, had a driver for ten years and experienced every type of commute in between. Now, I have the best: by riverboat from Bankside to the Trinity Mirror offices in Canary Wharf - 20 minutes that put me in a good mood an...
Agency life moves at a ferocious pace. Especially if, like me, you split your time between new business and account management. After focusing on the impact of social media on elections during my politics degree and then spending a year helping start...
This is my last column before the festive season, so here is a handy Future Of Media Christmas Gift Guide. You might like to imagine it as a magazine supplement with lots of cut-out items against a white background, divided into those annoying lifest...
By any measure, 2013 has failed to meet expectations. Following the once-in-a-lifetime highs of London 2012, this was tipped to be a rather uneventful 12 months.
- IF ROB RYAN HAD AN EVIL TWIN… MEET MISTER BOB BRIAN Lol and Nat 9-Dec-2013
- James Murphy and friends give sound career advice to young execs NABS 6-Dec-2013
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- Do you value your opinion? Jonathan Staines 3-Dec-2013
- NABS Speed Mentoring NABS 3-Dec-2013
DigitasLBi's Brick Lane offices entertained 1,800 #RaveCave ticket holders last Thursday for the agency's "best rave ever".
Media buying is certainly not a piece of cake. But can agencies cook a cake?
It's Gin O'Clock. Or it will be at 5pm on Friday 15 November when Yahoo launches an online comedy series, based on the marvellous @Queen_uk Twitter account.
Adam & Eve/DDB's James Murphy and Campaign's Maisie McCabe graced the airwaves of Radio 4's Today Progamme this morning to discuss the Christmas ad season.
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With a diverse ecosystem of products and services that touch millions of peoples’ lives around the world every day, we at Microsoft try to understand the changing landscape of consumers’ wants and needs in order to shape our business.
After scouring adland for its hidden talents, Campaign can finally reveal the winners of the Biggr Picture competition, in association with Flickr.
Our essayists and some big-name brands came together to discuss what interconnection means for agencies and clients.
Brands are under greater scrutiny than ever, but marketers should view this level of exposure as liberating - an opportunity to demonstrate the true character of their brands.
Consumers want more than a product - they want an experience. And that means letting them play a meaningful role.
Interconnectivity is not, and cannot be, an end in itself; connections aren't everything. It's what you connect, and the meaning of those connections, that really matter for your brand and consumers.
"Interconnected" goes beyond integration to encompass the way in which consumers interact with the world; marketers and brands must expand their understanding to address this shift.
Sir John Hegarty, the chair of this year's Campaign Big Awards, has said "tissue" meetings are counterproductive to making creative magic.
Daniel Bonner, the global chief creative officer at Razorfish, believes agencies can learn from the success of British cycling.
Ogilvy Group vice-chairman Rory Sutherland argues that a revolution is needed in marketing to match the past decade's digital strides, in the latest Campaign Talking Inspiration films.
Sir Peter Bazalgette, the chairman of The Arts Council, has said TV has a huge amount to learn from the advertising industry.