SAINTNICKS Acquires Bristol Based Design Agency Duttons

SAINTNICKS Acquires Bristol Based Design Agency Duttons

SAINTNICKS, founded last year by Fraser Bradshaw, former managing director of McCann Erickson Bristol, has acquired South West design agency Duttons, effective from 1st March. SAINTNICKS now has over 20 staff and has moved into new central Bristol offices at Temple Quarter, next to Temple Meads train station in the heart of Bristol’s growing new […]

Dare Launches New TV Ad for Vision Express

Dare has created a unique TV ad using head-mounted cameras to show the everyday adventures of Vision Express customers. The ad was shot by Conkerco through Academy Films and features a cameo from Heston Blumenthal who has been working with Vision Express since the summer as brand ambassador. Making the film required the design and […]

Vodafone ends McLaren F1 sponsorship

Vodafone ends McLaren F1 sponsorship

Vodafone will end its seven-year deal with Formula One team McLaren at the end of the 2013 season as it looks to shift all sponsorship activity to supporting local events. The company says the cost of backing the team, believed to be £75m a year, was not a factor in its decision and it will […]

UTEC: The Water Generator Billboard

One of the best ways to gain attention and credibility is to back up your words with actions. Peru’s University of Engineering and Technology wanted to attract new students for the 2013 school year, so they teamed up with DraftFCB and created the world’s very first water producing billboard for a city that sits in […]

Sky Sports offers Grand Prix tickets in Twitter quiz

To celebrate the start of the F1 season Sky Sports has worked with Brothers and Sisters to create the Twitter Grand Prix, where fans will be able to race against the clock on Twitter answering questions in real time to win prizes.

Sky Sports offers Grand Prix tickets in Twitter quiz

Sky Sports has launched a £5m campaign, including a Twitter competition that offers the chance to win tickets to next year’s Australian Grand Prix, to promote its Formula 1 coverage. The campaign, by Brothers & Sisters, promotes the company’s Sky Sports F1 HD upgrade service, currently on offer for £5 a month for six months. […]

Ad Industry Needs Ego Boost

Ad Industry Needs Ego Boost

A new study from agency research unit McCann Truth Central found that 70% of the nearly 500 agency professionals surveyed believe the industry’s “best days are behind us.” More than half (56%) said they wished they were doing something “more creative.” Chris Weil, who is also chairman and CEO of Momentum Worldwide, accentuated the positive. […]

Friends Show Their True Hand in New Online Campaign From Carlsberg

Carlsberg, one of the world's leading beer brands, has released its new online campaign, “Carlsberg puts friendship to the test”. The new online film has a twist to the tag line “That calls for a Carlsberg” through a real life, high drama set-up caught on hidden cameras.

Carlsberg puts friendship to the test by placing volunteers’ unsuspecting friends in the ultimate, dramatic and nerve-wracking situation. Receiving a call in the middle of the night by their best friend who finds himself in a sticky situation during a game of poker, they’re asked, “How far would they go for a friend?” Our chosen […]

“Connecting Cultures” With Graham Fink at ADFEST 2013

“Connecting Cultures” With Graham Fink at ADFEST 2013

ADFEST 2013’s Grand Jury President, Graham Fink, is presenting a Speaker Session that shares his personal experiences from working in Asia & London, celebrating the differences, the similarities, and the hilarities. ‘Connecting Cultures’ will be the last presentation at ADFEST 2013, wrapping up three days of illuminating, entertaining and provocative Speaker Sessions. “ADFEST is a […]

PEEPS Mark 60 Years by Expressing PEEPSonality With New TVC

This Easter, Marshmallow PEEPS Brand Candies are leaving the nest with their first live-action commercial to be run on TV and via social media. This is PEEPS’ first TV campaign in over ten years and is the brand’s first commercial to kick off an ongoing, year-round TV campaign. In March, PEEPS will present the “Brothers” […]

Heineken’s Star Bottle Plans To “Arrive Big” In USA

Heineken will debut their new television commercial, “Deja Vu,” on Heineken’s YouTube and Facebook channels as the brand ushers in the redesigned  ‘Star Bottle’ across the United States. Paired with a multi-layered campaign themed “Arrive Big,” the creative will begin appearing on targeted television programming on March 11. “This spot marks a pivotal milestone for […]