Major advertisers back BT Sport opening day

Major advertisers back BT Sport opening day

The launch of BT Sport on August 1 will be backed by major advertisers keen to tap into the consumer interest around how its content will match up to Sky Sports. Brands including Adidas, Barclays, Microsoft, O2, KFC, Ladbrokes and Carling will be among the advertisers appearing in the commercial breaks when BT Sport’s two […]

Fallon & Caviar Go Big for Skoda

Hot off the back of directing the massively successful O2 ‘Be More Dog’ Keith Schofield is back with yet another brilliantly bit of oddball fun. In it, we drive through what at first appears to be an average bit of suburbia, however in this Wisteria Lane, everything has been souped-up to mass effect, ‘driving’ home […]

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 […]

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 […]