Campaign takes a look behind the scenes at TomTom's latest campaign on social media.
The Annual is Campaign's round-up of the year just gone, including the best agencies, advertisers and industry top tens. See more...
Ad of the day
Jigsaw "Christmas gifting, by Jigsaw" by The Corner Jigsaw has released an outdoor and print campaign for Christmas. It is the first piece of work The Corner has created for the brand since winning the account in October and was shot by Rankin....
Withings "beautiful naked stop motion" by Man & Hatchet The health electronics company Withings has attempted to raise its profile by releasing an online ad in which naked flesh abounds. The London agency Man Hatchet created the spot, which will be hosted YouTube and...
Home Office and Channel 4 "this is abuse" by Lime Pictures and Sassy The Home Office has teamed up with the Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks as part of the Government's campaign against domestic abuse. The 30-second ad was created by Lime Pictures and Sassy, and is the first...
Aldi "Champagne" by McCann Manchester Aldi has released a humorous TV ad, promoting its own-brand Champagne ahead of Christmas. McCann Manchester created the spot, which shows a male model posing next to bottles of Mo t Chandon and Aldi Champagne....
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...
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
Danny Rogers editor, Campaign Campaign s Annual is the definitive judgment on the year in advertising and media the agencies, the people, the campaigns that have truly shone; those that have defined the UK business during 2013. And, believe...
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...
"This could be the death of this industry," one of the UK's most senior ad executives told me last week.
- Of Christmas Magic, Childhood and Comms Tara Beard-Knowland 11-Dec-2013
- What can Buddhism teach the average adman ? Steve Henry 11-Dec-2013
- HOW TO HIT THE TARGET Dave Trott 10-Dec-2013
- 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
Wieden & Kennedy has out-done Willy Wonka himself with its latest window display.
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.
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Digital Trends: Consumers create marketing opportunities online as they look to unleash their own creativity
Consumers are looking to unleash their creativity online as a Microsoft study has found that a third (33 per cent) of UK respondents said they'd be interested in making their own digital products and services*.
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.
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.