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 […]

BETC London Print Campaign for Aptamil

BETC London Print Campaign for Aptamil

BETC London has produced a standout print campaign to support the launch of Aptamil with Pronutra+ range of baby Follow On milk in the UK. This is the first creative work from BETC London for the Aptamil brand from Danone Baby Nutrition. In 2012 BETC launched the popular ‘Supergroup’ for sister brand Cow & Gate. […]

BMW Invents Fake Holiday In China As Part Of Ad Campaign

BMW Invents Fake Holiday In China As Part Of Ad Campaign

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 […]