Part-studio, part-agency: Scott Ewings, managing director at ustwo, explains why the company is such a good place to work.
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Barclays "#YouAreFootball" by Dare The Premier League sponsor, Barclays, has released an online campaign measuring the heart rates of football supporters around the world. Dare created the web films, which are part of Barclays' wider "thank you" campaign celebrating...
Axe "don't rely on fate" by Bartle Bogle Hegarty Axe (Lynx in the UK) is releasing a campaign to mark the launch of its redesigned products. Bartle Bogle Hegarty created the ad, which launches in mainland Europe in April and the UK in May....
Actimel "the big day" by Y&R Paris The yoghurt brand Actimel has released a humorous online spot emphasising the importance of starting your day right. Y R Paris created the film, which opens with a man about to set foot on Mars....
Paddy Power "Paddy's lucky pigeon" by Crispin Porter & Bogusky Paddy Power has released a TV ad promoting its online bingo. Crispin Porter Bogusky London created the spot, which introduces the lucky pigeon. The ad opens with someone commenting on Paddy Power Bingo s Facebook...
L'Oréal Paris "go louder" by McCann London Cheryl Cole stars in L'Or al Paris new TV campaign for the hair dye Feria. McCann London's beauty team developed the spot, in which Cole dances to Stockholm Syndrome s Pretty Girl in an underground...
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.
In sharp contrast to the supercharged pace of change in Britain's ethnic make-up, progress in boosting the number of staff from ethnic minorities in UK agencies has been snail-like.
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...
WCRS should be walking tall after its recent B Q win, but the creative director Ross Neil appeared to lose a few inches after he and the chief executive, Matt Edwards, popped on the overalls to "unleash" some DIY skills. Stephen Miron (@s...
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.
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- Evian baby Spider-Man 'rescues' fans with Twitter answers
- YouTube reveals user habits to appeal to 'older' marketers
- Pitch update: eBay's media contest, DFS and 2 Sisters Food Group
- McCann wins Qatar Financial Centre brief
- Three's pony and cats with thumbs top the cute Easter ad chart
- Metro launches content agency
Who understands what it takes to build modern businesses better than the people who have already done it with distinction themselves?
Stop falling into the ego trap and tell clients the truth, not what they want to hear - then you will be able to say that your agency is different
Welcome to the new era of marketing convergence as digital and direct interconnect to produce truly effective brand communications.
Do not make another shit for shit - or, how waste can be turned into treasure by thinking beyond the traditional product commercial
How do you keep having sex decades after the honeymoon? Here are the secrets to achieving a long-lasting client/agency relationship.
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.