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 […]

Andy Warhol Museum launches print and digital campaign from MARC USA

Andy Warhol Museum launches print and digital campaign from MARC USA

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 […]

Hyper Island expands in the UK and Singapore

Hyper Island expands in the UK and Singapore

The role of the digital leader has become more complex and demanding in this age. It has transformed into a creative-data-tech-analyst-entrepreneur- mentor who constantly needs to stay ahead of the curve. As a response to the changing needs of the market, Hyper Island – a leader in providing lifelong learning experiences for individuals and organisations […]

Virgin to evolve look and feel

Virgin to evolve look and feel

Virgin Group, which operates all Virgin brands,  is refreshing its look and feel across all sub groups, working with South African consultancy The Jupiter Drawing Room. The Cape Town-based consultancy was brought in to work with the Virgin in-house team around two months ago, following an international four-way creative pitch. The designers will now work […]

Hyper Island introduces The Create for Change Conference

Hyper Island has announced that they will head up a new kind of conference, The Create for Change Conference (CCC), taking place in October this year. The Create for Change Conference will bring future-oriented individuals and companies and thought leaders together for two days, where they will take part in workshops, open-format and speaker sessions […]