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Post Office "we're changing" by Dare The Post Office, which says that it is spending more than 1 billion on modernising its 6,000 branches, has released a campaign telling people how it has changed since it was privatised earlier this year....

Suzuki "meant to be" by The Red Brick Road A man is oblivious to the improbable number of Suzuki Swifts crowding the streets until he eventually comes face to face with one and is blown away in the brand s new TV campaign. The...

Crusha "hells angels" by Creature London Crusha moves away from internet culture but keeps the cats and off-the-wall humour in its new TV and cinema campaign. Creature London created the milkshake brand s new ad, which airs in cinemas from 25...

Samsung "every day is day one" by 72andSunny Amsterdam Samsung has released an online film to announce its sponsorship of the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour. 72andSunny Amsterdam created the ad, which launches on Samsung s YouTube channel today (23 July). It features...

Levi's "live in Levi's" by FCB and The House Worldwide Levi s has released its first global campaign since splitting with Wieden Kennedy in 2013. The work was created jointly by FCB, The House Worldwide and Levi s. It will run in the UK from...

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Are creatives too isolated from media?

Are creatives too isolated from media?

Is media moving into such complex areas that there's a danger of it leaving behind a bewildered array of other agency specialists - particularly creatives?

 
 
The Scottish question

The Scottish question

To be or not to be a separate country? That is the big debate for the Scots, who will head to the polls in just under two months' time. As the battle to win votes heats up ahead of the 18 September referendum, we asked two senior creatives in Scotlan...

 
 
Does radio need another digital multiplex?

Does radio need another digital multiplex?

Is there demand among advertisers and listeners for the pending second national DAB multiplex, Arif Durrani asks.

 
 
Shulman's Vogue bucks trends to remain on top

Shulman's Vogue bucks trends to remain on top

Vogue's editor of more than two decades tells David Benady how the magazine has remained high-end while widening its appeal.

 
 
Dear ad agency CEO, please help me...

Dear ad agency CEO, please help me...

How do agency bosses respond to student pleas for advice and work placements? Jeremy Lee goes undercover to find out.

 
 
Private View: Darren Bailes and Steve Vranakis

Private View: Darren Bailes and Steve Vranakis

 
 

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Old faces bid for control of new media economy

Old faces bid for control of new media economy

Power plays by Rupert Murdoch and John Malone driven by threat from digital upstarts, not just egos. By Maisie McCabe.

 
 
School of thought

School of thought

After 30 years, Dave Buonaguidi has swapped agency life to set up Gratis, a free school that he hopes will benefit both students and the creative industry alike.

 
 
Twitter's latest big idea: focus on the small talk

Twitter's latest big idea: focus on the small talk

The World Cup is now over, but people are Tweeting about everyday life. Should brands join in, David Benady asks.

 
 
Affluent consumers deserve richer ads

Affluent consumers deserve richer ads

Ads targeting the affluent tend to be hackneyed affairs - so ditch the clichés and actually engage with these people, Richard Huntington says.

 
 
Thing we like: BBC Worldwide's strong returns

Thing we like: BBC Worldwide's strong returns

Proof that quality TV/video content is in greater demand than ever came from the BBC this week, when its commercial arm revealed that Sherlock (pictured) has been licensed to 224 territories. The success of Benedict Cumberbatch s modern take on our...

 
 
Do agencies hold too much power?

Do agencies hold too much power?

Will advertisers suffer from Omnicom Media Group's decision to pull all ads from Channel 5, David Benady asks.

 
 
Is the 'pure' advertising pitch doomed?

Is the 'pure' advertising pitch doomed?

In a communications world that has become increasingly multi-channelled and complex, are agencies witnessing the slow but sure decline of the advertising-only pitch? That there has been a slow reduction in the number of such contests in recent years ...

 
 

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From start-up to corporate beast: the task facing Lund

From start-up to corporate beast: the task facing Lund

I had lunch the other day with a former big-agency CEO who went off and did a start-up a couple of years ago.

 
 
Ad business needs more like its rebel with a cause

Ad business needs more like its rebel with a cause

A recent reunion at my village school was a reminder of how much your earliest years shape you. I once made a stab at a career in advertising, but it finished before it began - me having been stumped by the second question on Young & Rubicam's 1994 g...

 
 
Take a lead from Carat and recharge your batteries over the summer holidays

Take a lead from Carat and recharge your batteries over the summer holidays

School's out for the summer - and so too, for once, is the sunshine. As teachers across the country pick themselves up and begin the healing process, spurred on no doubt by the promise that Michael Gove will not be returning to class in September, th...

 
 
Global viewpoint from Hamburg

Global viewpoint from Hamburg

What does the word independent mean to you? For years, I grew in the fertile environment of London's digital agencies, so I can't read the word without seeing the smiles of suddenly rich agency founders as they hand the keys for their funky empire to...

 
 
Tech viewpoint on personalisation

Tech viewpoint on personalisation

It's the most overused word in marketing and advertising in 2014, so let's drill down to what personalisation actually means. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, it is "the process of making something suitable for the needs of a particular person"...

 
 

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Social photos of the week

Social photos of the week

Who doesn t love a lemon drizzle? The Essentials magazine summer fete scored big with the sunshine and a bake-off-winning cake from Goodstuff s Sam Drake . "Ignore most great ideas , they are ten a penny. Concentrate on great execution." Words...

 
 
Diary: Tubbs in the tub

Diary: Tubbs in the tub

With Dave Buonaguidi leaving Karmarama after 14 years, was Ben Bilboul trying to turn back the clock and convince him to stay by emulating Hot Tub Time Machine ? Actually, no the hired hot tub was part of Karmarama s Miami Vice -themed annual sum...

 
 
Social photos of the week

Social photos of the week

Grey s Nils Leonard (@nilsleonard) has been keeping us amused with photo documentation of his trip to Korea. Our favourite Tweet was this interesting building, which Leonard showcased with the simple line: "Welcome to Korea." William Hague won...

 
 

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An epic tale

An epic tale

Forsman & Bodenfors' Björn Engström on Volvo Trucks, Van Damme and winning a black Pencil.

 
 
Rock 'n' roll brand

Rock 'n' roll brand

As an art student in New York, Dave Trott befriended a future punk pioneer who understood that image was more powerful than substance.

 
 
Half of online advertising will be wasted

Half of online advertising will be wasted

Improved consumer-centric techniques and technologies are needed to help marketers make the best use of their advertising dollars says Damian Blackden, co-founder at Device9.

 
 
6 ads that made... Bartle Bogle Hegarty

6 ads that made... Bartle Bogle Hegarty

Sir John Hegarty looks back at some of the best ads created during Bartle Bogle Hegarty's 34 years and how, in its own way, each spot was groundbreaking.

 
 
Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock helps BBC Worldwide return £173.8m to BBC

Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock helps BBC Worldwide return £173.8m to BBC

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, generated sales of £1.04bn in the year to 31 March, propelled by the international licensing of top shows Sherlock, Top of the Lake and Doctor Who.

 
 
Newspapers throw the future of NRS in doubt

Newspapers throw the future of NRS in doubt

The press is reviewing its relationship with the measurement body as it seeks a system for the digital age. By Arif Durrani.

 
 

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Ad technology makes its mark at Cannes

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Programmatic trading enables tailored content to reach consumers at the right place, at the right time, using data and technology for real-time targeting. Ad tech is transforming advertising and the business models of media owners, but some industry ...

 
 
Talent and culture drive programmatic success

Talent and culture drive programmatic success

Campaign hosted a roundtable, in association with MediaMath, at a rooftop venue in Cannes to debate how programmatic advertising is being adopted by marketers and what that means for brands, agencies and publishers. The following is an excerpt of the...