Toyota RAV4 takes the web to the great outhdoors

How do you showcase a new adventure car to a target audience that spends their time outdoors? You take the website to them. This is what Toyota Africa did to bring the new Toyota RAV4 product site to life on an outdoor bike trail at the Bryanston Cycle Park in Johannesburg. The 1.8-km cycling track […]

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 […]

Mastercard ushers in digital wallet service to UK

Mastercard ushers in digital wallet service to UK

Mastercard has announced the UK rollout of its digital wallet service dubbed MasterPass, with retailers including Argos, Boots, House of Fraser and The Hut Group, as well as credit card provider MBNA, confirmed as launch partners. MasterPass lets users upload their payment and loyalty card details to a compatible digital wallet, which can be used […]

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 […]

X marks the spot – a new identity for Oxford Street

X marks the spot – a new identity for Oxford Street

London’s Oxford Street is set to launch a new identity, developed by Goosebumps Brand Consultancy, which uses an ‘X’ to ‘mark the spot’. The new identity is based around the proposition ‘it all starts here’. It sees the Oxford Street name shortened to Ox St. Goosebumps was appointed to work on the new branding by […]

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 […]