Volvo President Performs Daring Stunt For New Ad

Volvo President Performs Daring Stunt For New Ad

Picture Volvo’s president Claes Nilsson in a cute yellow construction hat, and strange whirring sounds in the background. The camera pans out and there he is, perched on a Volvo truck that has been suspended 20-meters above the water at a port in Gothenburg. If heights make you uncomfortable, Nilsson promises that “You don’t need […]

The Brand Union and Digit update Vodafone’s look

The Brand Union and Digit update Vodafone’s look

WPP consultancies The Brand Union and Digit have created a new ‘visual brand identity’ for Vodafone. Vodafone’s existing logo is retained, and a bright red flexible rhombus shape has been added. This anchors to Vodafone’s roundel, and can be used in moving or static forms. Vodafone says the new rhombus positions the company ‘as a […]

Catch a VW Golf GTI on the Bannerbahn

A creative use of a banner by Achtung! will see users clicking to try a win a Volkswagen car on September 13. “Bannerbahn,” created for the new Golf GTI, will see a real car racing on the runway of Airport Twente. Online, four popular Dutch websites were painted with the asphalt markings of the runway. […]

Google’s Android ‘KitKat’ Ad Pokes Fun At Apple

Following Google’s announcement of its latest Android 4.4 mobile operating system ‘KitKat’, Nestlé teamed up with agency JWT to create an ad that spoofs the typical Apple stylized ad. With tongue-firmly-in-cheek, the parody video features Christopher Catlin, Chief Breaks Officer of KitKat, imitating Apple’s Jony Ive and his speech, to announce the arrival of “the […]

Widespread discounting drives down UK shop prices

Widespread discounting drives down UK shop prices

Widespread discounts and sales promotions by retailers drove down the average price of non-food items on the high street by 2.3 per cent in August. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) says deflation for non-food is now at its lowest level since December 2008, with the August figure down on the 2.1 per cent drop seen […]

Nokia’s design team transfers to Microsoft as part of £4.6bn buyout

Nokia’s design team transfers to Microsoft as part of £4.6bn buyout

Microsoft has bought Nokia’s Devices & Services business in a deal worth £4.6 billion. The move sees Microsoft acquire Nokia’s mobile phone and smartphone businesses as well as its internal design team, which has worked on products including the Nokia Lumia smartphone range. Around 32 000 Nokia staff will transfer to Microsoft. Marko Ahtisaari, Nokia’s […]