Part-studio, part-agency: Scott Ewings, managing director at ustwo, explains why the company is such a good place to work.
Ad of the day
Ikea "kitchen carousel" by Mother London The second ad in Ikea s "the wonderful everyday" campaign is a dizzy-making showcase of the retailer s kitchen goods. Mother London created the 60-second spot, in which a family manages to work together harmoniously...
Unilever "All Things Hair" by Razorfish Unilever has launched a YouTube channel filled with hair-styling tutorials from video bloggers, marking the first time the company has promoted multiple brands in a single campaign. Razorfish London collaborated with Unilever on the platform,...
Bulmers "live colourful" by Adam & Eve/DDB Bulmers has released a series of print and outdoor executions in the first stage of its 2014 summer campaign. The ads, created by Adam Eve/DDB, feature the works of six artists including Alan Murray, Thomas...
American Greetings "world's toughest job" by Mullen Boston The card company American Greetings has scored a viral hit with its campaign for Mothers' Day, which falls on the second Sunday in May in the US. The Boston agency Mullen, which created the online...
Toyota "fall in love with driving again" by Saatchi & Saatchi Toyota Motor Europe claims in its latest campaign that buying one of the company's hybrid cars will make you enjoy driving again. Saatchi Saatchi created the work, which is based on Toyota-funded research that found...
The nominations for this year's D&AD Awards demonstrate how agencies from all over the world are now capable of creating so much more than routine ads. Here, Laura Jordan Bambach dissects some of the most intriguing.
Mark Banham asks if the corporation's international radio network should be allowed to start carrying advertising.
The supermarket's data division, Dunnhumby, aims to make digital advertising more personalised, its chief executive, Simon Hay, tells David Benady.
Adland has much to learn from the Korean pop music industry when it comes to turning its best people into multi-faceted, rounded talent. By Josette James.
Pick of the week
James Swift is impressed by The Pilion Trust's new campaign.
Turkey of the week
Louise Ridley feels Dove's latest spot lacks the usual magic.
Features & Analysis
Walter Campbell, a creative director at TBWA\London, co-wrote Under The Skin with Jonathan Glazer (who also directed it). The two had worked together before, including on Guinness 'surfer'. The film is based on a cult novel by Michel Faber and stars ...
Things we like this week include Mad Men, the IAB and the Media Week Awards 2014 co-chairs.
Brands continue to invest in the 'rich spectrum' offered by press, the Newsworks conference confirms. By Arif Durrani.
Media owners hope to woo brands by bringing ITV footage to Twitter through its Amplify service, David Benady writes.
Creativity in the digital world and data's role in trading were hot topics at Advertising Week Europe. By Paul Frampton.
Louise Ridley presents a selection of the most intriguing talks, data, pictures and quotes from the annual European advertising industry get-together, now in its second year.
Opinion & blogs
As the first quarter of the year came to a close, we were again reminded of the high-stakes (quite literally, with a billion dollars of media spend changing hands in a single week) game being played out at the very top of the advertising and media in...
Having been hailed for her "understanding" of advertising on her appointment as the Culture Secretary in 2012, Maria Miller's protracted departure from the post last week showed two other less-welcome qualities that critics often associate with the i...
On 8 April, South Africans took to the voting polls to celebrate 20 years since this country's first free and fair elections. A lot has changed in that time. A lot hasn't. But what about the advertising industry?
Two years ago, my agency, London Advertising, was offered a loan facility of £4 million to buy a social media shop to grow our in-house "digital" capability. Being adverse to debt, my business partner and I thought we should do something a tad more c...
I watched TV for Britain on Christmas day. I spent hours sofa-bound, doing my best to improve my average hours viewed to somewhere near the UK average.
On 17 March at 7.53am, the Los Angeles Times ran a story on its website about an earthquake striking near the city: "A shallow magnitude 2.7 earthquake aftershock was reported Monday morning four miles from Westwood, according to the US Geological Su...
Something unexpected happened at Newsworks' Shift event last week. And it was not the news that John Lewis spends twice as much on press ads than it does on TV.
Many years ago, I lived on the West Coast of America and people felt compelled to tell me about their feelings. It was there that I first heard about the idea of learned helplessness. It's a concept from psychology, apparently, first identified by Ma...
Diary thought that it had heard it all - amateur dramatics, sports days, even stand-up comedy to try to improve morale among the galley slaves.
A round-up of the best photos from across adland's social web this week.
With Dick Costolo in town, Twitter whisked away Starcom MediaVest Group's Pippa Glucklich, Maxus' Lindsay Pattison, ZenithOptimedia's Belinda Rowe and Havas Media's Paul Frampton to Chewton Glen for one of the boss' famous "fireside chats".
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- Group M wins Vodafone's £600m media account
- Google becomes major UK advertiser after boosting spend by 50% in 2013
- Campaign Viral Chart: Evian's Spider-Man tops chart in week of movie premiere
- Unilever pilots multi-brand advertising with YouTube beauty channel
- MEC boss Courtier hails £600m Vodafone media win as 'life changing'
- 'We will always love M&S' says Walker Media in goodbye statement
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We are seeing a new age of enlightened creativity and a holistic approach to brand communication. It's all about people, people, people.
The importance of a working culture that fosters free thinking and innovation, and why breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
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.