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 […]
Wonga has launched a rapid response ad campaign days after the Archbishop of Canterbury said he vowed to “compete it out of existence”. The ads , which have appeared in national press on July 26 and are due to appear in digital and digital out of home over the weekend, aim to dispel some people’s […]
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 […]
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 […]
Ashton Kutcher has reportedly signed a $10m deal to become the brand ambassador for Lenovo, the computer manufacturer based in China. Kutcher, who stars as Steve Jobs in a biopic about the Apple founder, will appear in print and TV ads for the company as it tries to boost sales in the US. The $10m […]
McCann London has put a regal spin on MasterCard’s ‘Priceless’ strapline in a congratulatory message for the Duchess of Cambridge. The ad has been distributed on all social media channels.
Grolsch is set to embark on a three-month roadshow at the end of July inviting people in Brighton, London and Bristol to take part in a ‘Swingtop Challenge’ to win prizes in the brand’s biggest campaign this year. On tour will be a 2.1sqm interactive game cube in which players have to open as many […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.