Apple tops CoolBrands list

Apple tops CoolBrands list

Apple has topped the CoolBrands list again while digital and affordable luxury brands slip down in the rankings of the annual survey by The Centre for Brand Analysis. Häagen-Dazs, Ben and Jerry’s and Vogue – all affordable luxuries – are gone from the top twenty,’ says Stephen Cheliotis chairman of the CoolBrands Council, who adds […]

Coca-Cola apologises after bilingual promotion goes awry

Coca-Cola apologises after bilingual promotion goes awry

Coca-Cola has apologised after a promotion it was running for its Vitaminwater brand in Canada resulted in ‘You Retard’ being printed on one of its bottle caps. Playing off of Canada’s bilingualism, the promotion put a random English word with a French word. In this case, the English ‘You’ was put with ‘Retard’ which in […]

Air Canada Appoints JWT Canada as Agency of Record

Air Canada Appoints JWT Canada as Agency of Record

JWT Canada announced that it has been selected by Air Canada as its new creative advertising agency of record, following a national search process. JWT Canada will handle all of Air Canada’s global brand communications and digital marketing with effect from January 2014. Mindshare will handle all media planning and buying. “JWT demonstrated strong capabilities […]

Brilliant Award-Winning Romanian Tourism Campaign

Brilliant Award-Winning Romanian Tourism Campaign

Back in January, news spread that Britain was considering running an anti-immigration campaign in Romania and Bulgaria tagged, “You Won’t Like It Here.” People all over Europe were nonplussed by the lack of tact shown by The Brits. But Gândul, a daily Romanian newspaper, saw an opportunity where others saw only red. They launched a […]

Nissan Unveils Nismo Smart Watch Concept

Nissan Unveils Nismo Smart Watch Concept

Nissan will become the first car manufacturer to create a smartwatch designed specifically for drivers of Nissan Nismo cars. The Nissan Nismo Concept Watch will be the first smartwatch to connect a driver to the car and will provide drivers with real-time biometric data. The watch, unveiled on September 9 ahead of its display at […]

Bartle Bogle Hegarty pulls Barclays spot featuring paedophile

Bartle Bogle Hegarty has been forced to withdraw and re-edit its Barclays “thank you” spot after it emerged that one of the extras in the ad was a convicted paedophile. The 90-second ad promotes Barclays sponsorship of the Premier League and features real fans supporting their teams. The Sun on September 1, reported that one […]

McLaren signs partnership with YouTube to showcase creative video content

McLaren signs partnership with YouTube to showcase creative video content

The McLaren Group, which includes the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula One team, has joined forces with YouTube in a new commercial partnership. “At McLaren we have great stories to tell. Whether it’s the passion and intrigue of Formula One, or how we develop ground breaking new technologies, people are fascinated by what we do. Our […]