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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...

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...

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Watch: Why ustwo is the 'John Lewis of digital'

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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President's Picks

President's Picks

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.

 
 
Why does ad industry lack minorities?

Why does ad industry lack minorities?

 
 
Pitch update: eBay's media contest, DFS and 2 Sisters Food Group

Pitch update: eBay's media contest, DFS and 2 Sisters Food Group

 
 
Should we welcome a commercial BBC World Service?

Should we welcome a commercial BBC World Service?

Mark Banham asks if the corporation's international radio network should be allowed to start carrying advertising.

 
 
Tesco puts better online ad-targeting top of mind

Tesco puts better online ad-targeting top of mind

The supermarket's data division, Dunnhumby, aims to make digital advertising more personalised, its chief executive, Simon Hay, tells David Benady.

 
 
Training talent the K-pop way

Training talent the K-pop way

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

Pick of the week: The Pilion Trust, Publicis London

Pick of the week: The Pilion Trust, Publicis London

James Swift is impressed by The Pilion Trust's new campaign.

 
 

Turkey of the week

Turkey of the week: Dove, Ogilvy & Mather Brasil

Turkey of the week: Dove, Ogilvy & Mather Brasil

Louise Ridley feels Dove's latest spot lacks the usual magic.

 
 

Features & Analysis

Finding the space between ecstasy and horror

Finding the space between ecstasy and horror

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: Don Draper's final series, IAB cleans up online ads

Things we like: Don Draper's final series, IAB cleans up online ads

Things we like this week include Mad Men, the IAB and the Media Week Awards 2014 co-chairs.

 
 
Power of newsbrands reinforced at Shift 2014

Power of newsbrands reinforced at Shift 2014

Brands continue to invest in the 'rich spectrum' offered by press, the Newsworks conference confirms. By Arif Durrani.

 
 
ITV and Twitter unite to usher in social TV era

ITV and Twitter unite to usher in social TV era

Media owners hope to woo brands by bringing ITV footage to Twitter through its Amplify service, David Benady writes.

 
 
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.

 
 
The Advertising Week that was

The Advertising Week that was

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

POG tripping over red tape in advertising arms race

POG tripping over red tape in advertising arms race

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...

 
 
With all that baggage, Miller should've flown Ryanair

With all that baggage, Miller should've flown Ryanair

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...

 
 
Global viewpoint from South Africa

Global viewpoint from South Africa

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?

 
 
Tech viewpoint on funding start-ups

Tech viewpoint on funding start-ups

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'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.

 
 
Robots aren't teaming up with art directors - they're too busy writing the news

Robots aren't teaming up with art directors - they're too busy writing the news

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...

 
 
Sorrell sparks a rare talk about the benefits of a more diverse workforce

Sorrell sparks a rare talk about the benefits of a more diverse workforce

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.

 
 
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...

 
 

Diary

Social photos of the week

Social photos of the week

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...

 
 
If you want to earn a crust, join Maxus

If you want to earn a crust, join Maxus

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.

 
 
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.

 
 

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The World's Leading Indpendent Agencies 2014: Enter the creative entrepreneurs

The World's Leading Indpendent Agencies 2014: Enter the creative entrepreneurs

Who understands what it takes to build modern businesses better than the people who have already done it with distinction themselves?

 
 
The World's Leading Indpendent Agencies 2014: King James Group

The World's Leading Indpendent Agencies 2014: King James Group

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

 
 
The World's Leading Indpendent Agencies 2014: MBA

The World's Leading Indpendent Agencies 2014: MBA

Welcome to the new era of marketing convergence as digital and direct interconnect to produce truly effective brand communications.

 
 
The World's Leading Indpendent Agencies 2014: Mori Inc

The World's Leading Indpendent Agencies 2014: Mori Inc

Do not make another shit for shit - or, how waste can be turned into treasure by thinking beyond the traditional product commercial

 
 
The World's Leading Indpendent Agencies 2014: Peralta Sao Paulo

The World's Leading Indpendent Agencies 2014: Peralta Sao Paulo

How do you keep having sex decades after the honeymoon? Here are the secrets to achieving a long-lasting client/agency relationship.

 
 
The World's Leading Indpendent Agencies 2014: Stendahls

The World's Leading Indpendent Agencies 2014: Stendahls

We are seeing a new age of enlightened creativity and a holistic approach to brand communication. It's all about people, people, people.

 
 
The World's Leading Indpendent Agencies 2014: The Corner

The World's Leading Indpendent Agencies 2014: The Corner

The importance of a working culture that fosters free thinking and innovation, and why breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

 
 


Talking inspiration

Tissue meetings not helpful, Hegarty says

Tissue meetings not helpful, Hegarty says

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

UK cycling can inspire adland, Bonner says

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

 
 
Marketing revolution needed to catch up with technology, says Rory Sutherland

Marketing revolution needed to catch up with technology, says Rory Sutherland

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.

 
 
'TV can learn from advertising' says Sir Peter Bazalgette

'TV can learn from advertising' says Sir Peter Bazalgette

Sir Peter Bazalgette, the chairman of The Arts Council, has said TV has a huge amount to learn from the advertising industry.