Automobile manufacturer BMW recently used the power of social media to invent a new holiday in China. Leveraging the reach of several prominent bloggers on China’s microblogging platform Weibo, BMW were able to get more than 300,000 users to reveal their deepest regrets in 140 characters or less in celebration of “Ctrl Z Day”. Users […]
Around £56 million will be spent on specially designed royal baby memorabilia, as part of a retail boost worth nearly £250 million, according to analysts. The Centre for Retail Research says the increased spending will go on souvenirs, alcohol, toys books and DVDs, while brands are also releasing new lines in a bid to cash […]
McDonald’s has released an ad for its promotional summer menu, taking a light-hearted swipe at the traditional British summer weather. ‘Sun Party’, created by Leo Burnett, promotes the summer menu on offer for a limited period much like, it adds, the British summer itself.
Broadcast TV advertising spending rocketed up by strong double-digit percentages in the second quarter. Standard Media Index says broadcast TV spending was up 16% in the second three months of 2013, and 10% through the first half of the year. By way of comparison, national cable TV advertising moved up more slowly in the second quarter, […]
Foot Locker has awarded a Europe-wide brief to create two campaigns for adidas to Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO. The Sports Retailers put out the brief earlier this year to promote adidas trainers exclusive to its stores. Despite a pitch being called initially, AMV BBDO won the work without going through a competitive process. Creature had […]
Digital companies are likely to employ three more people than non-digital employers according to a report by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, which claims a fresh approach to measuring the UK’s digital economy has revealed it is 40 per cent bigger than previously thought. The report, which was commissioned by Google, claims […]
Hat-Trick Design has created a set of stamps celebrating Andy Murray’s Wimbledon victory using a template design reserved for the event of a national sporting success. In January the consultancy was asked by the Royal Mail to create ‘a flexible design that could be adapted to suit a range of potential sports to celebrate British […]
The Andy Warhol Museum has launched a new marketing campaign from MARC USA. Comprising print and digital, the ‘Summer’s Different Here’ ads feature ordinary images of summertime, like beach balls, flip-flops and hot dog buns, provocatively reimagined and presented as bold pop-art in Warhol style. “This campaign complements the provocative nature of the artwork currently […]
Two young women have launched a social media campaign to get Nike to make its coolest men’s trainers available in women’s sizes. Emily Hodgson and Emilie Riis, who both work together at ad agency 18 Feet & Rising, are on a mission to spice up the women’s trainer market, which they argue is too bland. […]
Volkswagen has unveiled a new ad in Mexico, promoting what the Beetle looks like in the 21st century. Created by DDB Mexico City, the simple ad uses an emoticon to draw attention. Anwar Noriega was the creative director for the ad.