John Lewis starts Christmas campaign with #sleepingbear teaser

John Lewis starts Christmas campaign with #sleepingbear teaser

ITV viewers got a sneak preview of John Lewis‘ Christmas ad last night when a teaser aired with the hashtag #sleepingbear, although some viewers believe Coca-Cola was behind the ad. The five-second ad aired on ITV on November 6, during shows such as ‘Agatha Christie’s Poirot’ and showed an animated sleeping bear. The teaser included […]

Adidas set for marketing blitz to kick-start sales

Adidas set for marketing blitz to kick-start sales

Adidas is forecasting marketing spend will rise this year, a trend likely to increase in 2014 as the company looks to next year’s World Cup to reverse declining sales. The sportswear maker posted a 6 per cent year-on-year drop in revenue for the three months to 30 September as falling demand in key European markets […]

RTO+P’s integrated campaign pushes Swarovski into everyday situations

RTO+P’s integrated campaign pushes Swarovski into everyday situations

Global luxury brand Swarovski has launched its first-ever North American integrated campaign developed for the U.S. market, titled “Get Caught in Your Swarovski,” created by Philly-based agency, Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners (RTO+P). Being a global leader in cut crystal and fashion jewelry isn’t just about getting caught making a statement on the red carpet […]

Burberry readies festive social media takeover

Burberry readies festive social media takeover

Burberry is preparing for a romantic Christmas with a campaign that ties its “With love” message to a film that shows London smothered in snow, set to Tom Odell’s ‘Hold Me’ track. The activity will be supported by a “full festive takeover” of social media sites, including Twitter, Instagram and Chinese sites Sina Weibo and […]

Google takes to the streets of London with ‘Google Outside’ pilot

Google takes to the streets of London with ‘Google Outside’ pilot

Google has worked with R/GA London to launch Google Outside, a pilot scheme that brings search outdoors running across 160 sites in London providing information on local attractions, weather and travel information. Designed to help Londoners and tourists alike, the screens use the same Google Now technology which is used in smartphones to provide location-based, […]

Game launches ‘epic’ Christmas ad campaign

Game launches ‘epic’ Christmas ad campaign

Game has launched its Christmas advertising campaign with an ‘Epic Season of Gaming’ ad. The campaign, created by TBWA\London was designed to mark a “new era of gaming” on the back of the Xbox One and PS4 launches, and the TV ad runs in 20 and 30-second spots until 22 December. The TV spot will […]

Tesco to scan customers’ faces in ad-targeting scheme

Tesco to scan customers’ faces in ad-targeting scheme

Tesco is set to install hundreds of screens that will scan people’s faces as they queue at tills, which will determine their age and gender, to deliver tailored ads. The scheme will be delivered by Lord Alan Sugar’s company Amscreen, in a five-year deal that will roll out 450 of the “OptimEyes” system in Tesco […]