Ladbrokes channels Marlon Brando in ‘The Oddsfather’

Ladbrokes is “making punters an offer they can’t refuse” in its latest TV ad campaign, which features the familiar pairing of Tiziano Crudeli and Chris Kamara in activity inspired by ‘The Godfather’. The change of direction was prompted by a strategic decision to “boost the role of Ladbrokes’ offers and products in the narrative”. The […]

Publicis merger a bad deal for Omnicom shareholders, says Sorrell

Publicis merger a bad deal for Omnicom shareholders, says Sorrell

Sir Martin Sorrell has poured cold water on the so-called “merger of equals” between rival agencies Omnicom and Publicis Groupe, which was announced on July 28, questioning the value to the former’s shareholders. Speaking on the ‘Today’ programme on BBC Radio 4, Sorrell questioned the value to Omnicom shareholders, who will receive 50 per cent […]

Peugeot 208 XY launches with nail wrap tip-on in top fashion titles

Peugeot 208 XY launches with nail wrap tip-on in top fashion titles

Peugeot has engaged OMD UK to carry out a print campaign that will see nail wraps tipped on to print display pages to launch the new Peugeot 208 XY. Available in four distinctive colours, including Purple Night, OMD UK has partnered with HND Ltd to develop ‘XY Purple Night’ coloured nail wraps, which will be […]

The Trevor Project & Miami Ad School create haunting ads highlighting LGBT suicide

The Trevor Project & Miami Ad School create haunting ads highlighting LGBT suicide

The Miami Ad School and The Trevor Project – an organisation working to prevent suicide in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth community – recently partnered to create a series of ads highlighting that words can kill. Copywriter Inga-Marie Sorensen devised the tagline ‘Words Can Kill’. The powerful ads show words like “dyke” […]

Kevin Bacon to front Orange ads for first time

Kevin Bacon to front Orange ads for first time

The UK’s largest mobile phone operator is launching its first major campaign for its Orange brand since it debuted EE last year. The campaign kicks off July 29, with a TV ad featuring Kevin Bacon advertising Orange’s pay-as-you-go (PAYG) offering of 1GB of mobile data free with every £10 top-up, to air during top TV […]

Saatchi New York unveil ‘Getaway’ for Lenovo

As part of “For Those Who Do” campaign, the “Getaway” film involves the consumer in a story centered around the versatility of the new Lenovo Yoga 11S, in the way only Lenovo can. It’s dark and slightly subversive.  Stylish without being too sleek.  And, best of all, it showcases our single product’s four incredible modes, […]

Omnicom & Publicis Merger Creates Biggest Ad Firm

Omnicom & Publicis Merger Creates Biggest Ad Firm

Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe have announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for a merger of equals, creating the world’s leading company in communications, advertising, marketing and digital services, with combined 2012 revenue of $22.7 billion (€17.7 billion). Based on closing prices on July 26, 2013, Publicis Omnicom Group will have a combined […]

Adidas Makes Gains Among Black Consumers, L’Oréal Lags

Adidas Makes Gains Among Black Consumers, L’Oréal Lags

Adidas, E*Trade, Geico and Land Rover are a few of the brands that have made the biggest gains in terms of positive awareness among black teenagers and adults during the last year, per NewMediaMetrics (NMM). NMM, which surveyed 3,400 African Americans ages 13 to 64 about brand-related “emotional attachment,” found that Land Rover was the […]

Kia partners with Microsoft Advertising to launch MSN ‘Storyboard’ campaign

Kia partners with Microsoft Advertising to launch MSN ‘Storyboard’ campaign

Car manufacturer Kia has engaged Microsoft Advertising’s new creative format ‘Storyboard’ for MSN to showcase its GT, Rio, Picanto and Sportage models. The campaign, which runs for 24 hours from July26, forms part of Kia’s wider focus on driving customers to become brand ambassadors. Also running on MSN mobile, the display ad expands upon a […]