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McVitie's "#shootthecookies" by Hello Sunshine McVitie s has declared war on browser cookies by releasing an app that allows users to delete the information-gathering nuisances from their computer. Hello Sunshine part of Fred Farid created the campaign, which makes the...

Thetrainline.com "brilliant for train stuff" by DLKW Lowe Thetrainline.com has released a TV campaign promoting its smartphone app. DLKW Lowe created the work, which comprises ten- and 30-second spots. The humorous ads highlight how the app is great at helping people book train...

Paddy Power "Ball of Shame player of the year awards" by Crispin Porter & Bogusky London Paddy Power has released the fourth and final TV ad in its "Ball of Shame" campaign. Crispin Porter Bogusky London created the spot, which first aired after the Liverpool v Manchester City game on 13...

Unibet "armchair experts" by Albion Unibet is continuing to position itself as the thinking person s bookmaker in its new TV campaign. Albion created the spot, which features sports personalities the former cricketer Graeme Swann, the Test Match Special commentator...

Giffgaff "we're all the boss" by Fallon Giffgaff has released a TV campaign telling viewers that "we re all the boss". Fallon created the spot, in which young people jump off a cliff, pole-dance and record a song while messages about being...

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My desk: Russell Ramsey

My desk: Russell Ramsey

 
 
The Advertising Week that was

The Advertising Week that was

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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.

 
 
How Lemz became a crime-fighter

How Lemz became a crime-fighter

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The Dutch agency created a computer-generated child in an effort to ensnare online paedophiles. By Gijs De Swarte.

 
 
WhatsApp's scale tells us to alter our tech attitude and focus on evolution

WhatsApp's scale tells us to alter our tech attitude and focus on evolution

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...

 
 
Are agency timesheets now obsolete?

Are agency timesheets now obsolete?

 
 
Will Lebedev's London Live be a success?

Will Lebedev's London Live be a success?

One week after launch, does the media industry think the new TV channel for the capital will fly, Arif Durrani asks.

 
 

Pick of the week

Pick of the week: Batchelors, McCann London

Pick of the week: Batchelors, McCann London

Jeremy Lee is pleasantly surprised by the new Batchelors spot: "McCann London has managed to take what looks like an unpromising brief for a rather unappetising product and made something distinctive." It was created by Simon Hepton and Matthew Crabt...

 
 

Turkey of the week

Turkey of the week: Jacob's, Publicis London

Turkey of the week: Jacob's, Publicis London

James Swift wonders where this Jacob s ad went wrong: "It feels as though there might have been an idea here at some point, but it got diluted along the way. Balls-out weirdness or a funnier execution might have saved the spot but, as it stands, it s...

 
 

Features & Analysis

Advertising Week explores industry's appetite for change

Advertising Week explores industry's appetite for change

Creativity in the digital world and data's role in trading were hot topics at Advertising Week Europe. By Paul Frampton.

 
 
A history lesson on the fight for self-regulation

A history lesson on the fight for self-regulation

Torin Douglas recalls how the introduction of independent ad regulation funding 40 years ago helped avert statutory controls.

 
 
Things we like: Spider-Man goes Electro

Things we like: Spider-Man goes Electro

Things we like this week include new outdoor advertising for the latest Spider-Man movie, Channel 4 raking in the Bafta nominations and Vines going private.

 
 
Can agencies make viable products?

Can agencies make viable products?

Last week, VCCP turned its attention to creating products with the launch of Studio Ex Nihilo. The venture aims to help companies find new revenue streams from digital technology and create products using rapid prototyping. VCCP s chief executive, Mi...

 
 
Where are the female superheroes?

Where are the female superheroes?

Tracey Follows explains why a dearth of driven, daredevil role models on our screens (leather-clad or otherwise) are holding back women in the workplace.

 
 
Internet giants fight back with ad trading solutions

Internet giants fight back with ad trading solutions

AOL, Yahoo! and Microsoft are seeking share from agencies' own programmatic trading desks, David Benady writes.

 
 

Opinion & blogs

Talent gets you to the top; character keeps you there

Talent gets you to the top; character keeps you there

Reaching the top is relatively easy: it's staying there that's difficult. This was the message from the England football manager, Roy Hodgson, last week to a group of leaders from the advertising and media world.

 
 
Virgin review shows that no account is sacrosanct

Virgin review shows that no account is sacrosanct

As the seemingly prosaic (but supposedly significant) Smart Meter Central Delivery Body was apparently sending gifts of Guinness, Red Bull, crisps and biscuits to the four agency consortiums that it had selected to pitch for the £85 million ad busine...

 
 
Global viewpoint from Germany

Global viewpoint from Germany

Did you ever wonder why Germans are so goddamn successful? The answer is actually quite simple. Because we want to be. Not funny? Yeah, but that's exactly the point. Get rid of any kind of humour and you will experience success made in Germany.

 
 
Tech viewpoint on user experience

Tech viewpoint on user experience

User experience means a variety of things to professionals across design, marketing and technology. So it was refreshing to have an opportunity for reflection on our bigger purpose at the recent UX Hong Kong conference.

 
 
'I'll take that as a compliment': how to progress in 2014

'I'll take that as a compliment': how to progress in 2014

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.

 
 
Nuts will soon be taken off the shelves but is already well past its sell-by date

Nuts will soon be taken off the shelves but is already well past its sell-by date

Cast your mind back to January 2004. It was raining. Franz Ferdinand's Take Me Out was blasting from the radio, fears were mounting that Athens would not be ready in time for the summer Olympics and a new era for British magazines was heralded with t...

 
 
Global viewpoint from Moscow

Global viewpoint from Moscow

Advertising in Russia does not have the traditional roots of many Western markets. Instead, it is dominated by international brands failing to grasp the mantra: "Think globally, act locally." This, alongside the growing influence of procurement depar...

 
 
The smart businesses are investing in things that will make your clients obsolete

The smart businesses are investing in things that will make your clients obsolete

There's nothing that feels more dated than virtual reality. It has been the technology pipe dream for so long that it has a multi-generation history of false hope and disappointment.

 
 

Diary

Social photos of the week: Hot admen, James and Joey

Social photos of the week: Hot admen, James and Joey

A round-up of the best photos from across adland's social web this week.

 
 
Dynamo puts the fire in Dick's fireside chats

Dynamo puts the fire in Dick's fireside chats

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".

 
 
Sealed with a kiss

Sealed with a kiss

They say you should be passionate about your work, but should you be passionate with your colleagues?

 
 

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Sir John Hegarty, the chair of this year's Campaign Big Awards, has said "tissue" meetings are counterproductive to making creative magic.

 
 
UK cycling can inspire adland, Bonner says

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Daniel Bonner, the global chief creative officer at Razorfish, believes agencies can learn from the success of British cycling.

 
 
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