Tesco shuns “airbrushed” Christmas ads in festive effort

Tesco shuns “airbrushed” Christmas ads in festive effort

Tesco is attempting to portray the reality of Christmas for families not the “perfect, airbrushed one” depicted in some ads in its 2013 festive effort. The 90-second ad, created by Wieden+Kennedy, features cinefilm and videocam footage of a family enjoying Christmas from the 1970s to the present day. It is soundtracked by Rod Stewart’s 1988 […]

Watch the 2013 John Lewis Christmas ad

Watch the 2013 John Lewis Christmas ad

John Lewis has released its Christmas ad online, ahead of its first TV outing on November 9. The animated spot, “the bear and the hare”, returns to the John Lewis theme of finding the perfect gift for someone you love. It features a bear and a hare that have never been able to spend Christmas […]

Nissan unveils direct mail campaign for new Juke models

Nissan unveils direct mail campaign for new Juke models

Nissan has unveiled a new direct mail campaign to promote its new Juke models: the Nismo and the n-tec. Created by TMW, the DM pack opens to reveal a double-sided card with dual challenges ‘Are you Juke enough?’ for the 200hp Nismo and ‘Test your limits’ for the n-tec, accompanied by a sensor that turns […]

Maynard Malone expands team with FMCG & mobile marketing experience

Maynard Malone expands team with FMCG & mobile marketing experience

Digital creative agency, Maynard Malone, hires five specialists including head of delivery senior appointment as demand for digital marketing services continue to grow. The new appointments have extensive experience in working with worldwide FMCG brands, both in agency positions and client-side and managing director of the London based agency, Ameet Chandarana is positive that their […]

John Lewis starts Christmas campaign with #sleepingbear teaser

John Lewis starts Christmas campaign with #sleepingbear teaser

ITV viewers got a sneak preview of John Lewis‘ Christmas ad last night when a teaser aired with the hashtag #sleepingbear, although some viewers believe Coca-Cola was behind the ad. The five-second ad aired on ITV on November 6, during shows such as ‘Agatha Christie’s Poirot’ and showed an animated sleeping bear. The teaser included […]

Adidas set for marketing blitz to kick-start sales

Adidas set for marketing blitz to kick-start sales

is forecasting marketing spend will rise this year, a trend likely to increase in 2014 as the company looks to next year’s World Cup to reverse declining sales. The sportswear maker posted a 6 per cent year-on-year drop in revenue for the three months to 30 September as falling demand in key European markets such […]

RTO+P’s integrated campaign pushes Swarovski into everyday situations

RTO+P’s integrated campaign pushes Swarovski into everyday situations

Global luxury brand Swarovski has launched its first-ever North American integrated campaign developed for the U.S. market, titled “Get Caught in Your Swarovski,” created by Philly-based agency, Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners (RTO+P). Being a global leader in cut crystal and fashion jewelry isn’t just about getting caught making a statement on the red carpet […]

Burberry readies festive social media takeover

Burberry readies festive social media takeover

Burberry is preparing for a romantic Christmas with a campaign that ties its “With love” message to a film that shows London smothered in snow, set to Tom Odell’s ‘Hold Me’ track. The activity will be supported by a “full festive takeover” of social media sites, including Twitter, Instagram and Chinese sites Sina Weibo and […]