James Hilton on why the Super Bowl ads make him 'sad'
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James Hilton on why the Super Bowl ads make him 'sad'

After watching this year's Super Bowl ads, the co-founder of AKQA found himself exasperated with a single question: why?

An Olympian task? How to create global campaigns for Rio 2016
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An Olympian task? How to create global campaigns for Rio 2016

Guy Hayward, the global chief executive of KBS, shares guidance for creating campaigns that cut across languages and cultures for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

IPO filing reveals how Cannes Lions makes $59M in annual revenue
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IPO filing reveals how Cannes Lions makes $59M in annual revenue

Constant expansion and a "self-reinforcing business model" fuel growth of adland's most prestigious (and expensive) awards show

How brands are trying to win hearts for Valentine's Day
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How brands are trying to win hearts for Valentine's Day

Amidst the deluge of red roses and chocolates, brands are going after consumers with everything from emojis to a matchmaker in the produce aisle. Campaign rounds up the Valentine's Day marketing highlights so far.

Viacom rebrands Channel 5 portfolio
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Viacom rebrands Channel 5 portfolio

Viacom is rebranding the Channel 5 TV and digital portfolio.

Another Virgin Media ad starring Usain Bolt banned over 'misleading' broadband claim
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Another Virgin Media ad starring Usain Bolt banned over 'misleading' broadband claim

A Virgin Media TV ad featuring Usain Bolt, the Olympic champion sprinter, has been banned for making "misleading claims" about broadband speeds compared to Sky and BT.

Anti-Valentine's Day: the ads that celebrate dumping, fighting, arguing and shouting
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Anti-Valentine's Day: the ads that celebrate dumping, fighting, arguing and shouting

As more cynically-minded consumers batten down the hatches against the deluge of Valentine-themed marketing mush raining down ahead of the 'big day', we decided to snatch Cupid's arrow mid-air and take a stab at the flatulent notion of true love.

VisitScotland ad captures 'Spirit of its own' in first global campaign
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VisitScotland ad captures 'Spirit of its own' in first global campaign

VisitScotland is celebrating the landscape, people, heritage and modernity of Scotland in a visually stunning TV campaign that uses the slogan 'A spirit of its own', marking the tourist body's first global push.

MEC chief warns 'Mediapalooza' of client reviews is 'the new normal'
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MEC chief warns 'Mediapalooza' of client reviews is 'the new normal'

The boss of one of the world's leading media agencies has warned that last year's "Mediapalooza" when an unprecedented number of big clients put their accounts up for review at the same time "is now the new normal".

Havas Helia names Russell Marsh as new chief data officer
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Havas Helia names Russell Marsh as new chief data officer

Russell Marsh, the global data officer at IPG Mediabrands, has joined Havas Helia as its chief data officer.

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Mac Macdonald named group chief executive at Start Group
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Mac Macdonald named group chief executive at Start Group

Mac Macdonald, the president and partner at Sid Lee Amsterdam, has been appointed the group chief executive at Start Group, the independent global network that owns Hometown.

Iceland ads for Fat Bastard wine banned by ASA
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Iceland ads for Fat Bastard wine banned by ASA

An Iceland direct mail ad - promoting a wine brand called Fat Bastard - has been banned by the advertising watchdog for being irresponsible.

UKTV unveils new look of rebranded W channel
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UKTV unveils new look of rebranded W channel

UKTV has unveiled the new look of its W channel, which will replace Watch in a rebrand next week that is aimed at women in their thirties.

Experian appoints BBH London to promote credit score service
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Experian appoints BBH London to promote credit score service

Experian, the data company, has appointed Bartle Bogle Hegarty London to help promote its credit score service to consumers.

BBH plots recruitment boost with online poem
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BBH plots recruitment boost with online poem

Bartle Bogle Hegarty has focused its creative powers inwards to create an online recruitment film about the power of difference.

Omnicom reports 1.2% fall in pre-tax profits for 2015
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Omnicom reports 1.2% fall in pre-tax profits for 2015

Omnicom, the owner of the BBDO and OMD networks, has reported income before income taxes of $1.78 billion, down 1.7 per cent year on year.

Maxus takes aim at management consultancies with new division
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Maxus takes aim at management consultancies with new division

Maxus has launched a new technology consultancy, which will help businesses make the best use of technology in their marketing.

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An evening with Bullmore: the 16 best bits

Huddled around the RedSofa at the famous Crypt below Christ's Church in the City on a wintry evening, are some of advertising's finest, from junior planners to CEOs, for an evening of smiles and wisdom...