30th M&M Global Awards entries now open

Submissions may be entered for the 30th M&M Global Awards. The awards recognise the best in media and marketing worldwide. The awards are open to agencies, media owners and advertisers for their strategy, execution and delivery. Twenty-seven categories have been crafted to shine a light on the...

1 day ago

John Norman joins Havas as chief creative officer

AdWeek reports that John Norman is Havas' new chief creative officer in Chicago. He will oversee a creative department with a client roster that includes Hefty, Reynolds, Orbitz, Mike's Hard Lemonade, Cracker Barrel and Moen. Norman replaces Havas North America co-chairman and CCO Jason Peterson,...

1 day ago

Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design entries are now open

Entries for the 2019 Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design are officially open until 28 June 2019. The award is open to designers, agencies, companies and brand creators. In line with the motto "In search of good design and creativity", the jury will award the Red Dot award to convincing...

19 Mar 2019

WPP creates super Seattle office with Wunderman, Possible and Cole & Weber

Following its recent merger of J. Walter Thompson and Wunderman, WPP has combined the Seattle offices of Wunderman, Possible and Cole & Weber to form Wunderman Thompson Seattle. The three companies are set to share an office in Possible's former global headquarters from 29 March 2019. Wunderman...

13 Mar 2019

Gerety Awards pays tribute to its namesake

To launch its call for entries, the Gerety Awards released a film with a tribute to Frances Gerety - the copywriter famously known for the "A diamond is forever" slogan. She now lends her name to the award that provides a global platform for talent and supports initiatives championing...

8 Mar 2019

Lina Franzon, Johanna Johansson launch Ad-women.com

Ad-women.com, the ad industry's female-centric global search engine, was officially unveiled ahead of International Women's Day. Founded by TBWA Stockholm copywriter Lina Franzon and Volt in Stockholm art director Johanna Johansson, the network registered 300 women based around the world so far -...

8 Mar 2019

Google explores Google Images advertising

Memeburn has reported that Google will start advertising through its Images portal. According to Google, at least 50% of online shoppers indicated that product images, increasing looked for on Google Images, inspired them to purchase. The 'visual ad' function will allow users to click on and buy...

8 Mar 2019

Discount of 20% for Lisbon Health International Advertising Festival

The Lisbon Awards Group has announced the second early crow discount of 20% on the Lisbon Health International Advertising Festival. Subscriptions will be open until 22 March 2019. For more information on the festival, click here....

6 Mar 2019

Lisbon Tech International Advertising Festival's jury is announced

The Lisbon Awards Group has announced the jury for the first Lisbon Tech International Advertising Festival. Here are the members of the jury: Nick Coronges (president of the jury) Alistair Malescia Ana Marroquin Andre Pasquali André Pedroso Cam Blackley Caroline Dean Eco Moliterno Eva...

5 Mar 2019

PepsiCo shifts Gatorade digital work to TBWA\Chiat\Day

AdWeek reports that PepsiCo has tasked TBWA\Chiat\Day with the digital work on its Gatorade brand. Despite the move, PepsiCo has indicated that Chiat will continue to be its creative AOR (agency of record) in addition to taking on select digital marketing efforts for the brand. Recently, PepsiCo...

21 Feb 2019

Advertising legend Lee Clow retires

Adweek reports that Lee Clow has retired after 50 years in the advertising business, 30 of which he spent turning Apple into a case study on the effectiveness of creative marketing. The legendary creative was behind campaigns such as "Think Different", the Energizer bunny and the Taco Bell...

15 Feb 2019

Adweek Fastest Growing Agencies Awards now open for entries

Adweek's Fastest Growing Agencies Awards is accepting entries. The awards honour organisations large and small from all over the world whose industry presence is on the rise. View the categories and enter here. The early-bird deadline for entries is 11 March 2019....

15 Feb 2019

McCann Worldgroup retrenches workers at Detroit offices

AdWeek reports that IPG's McCann Worldgroup has retrenched an unspecified amount of employees from its Detroit offices. This follows the mass layoffs at General Motors. The company has not issued a Warn (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) notice, which is required by law for plant...

13 Feb 2019

Ad Stars Awards 2019 calls for entries

The 12th Ad Star Awards is inviting entries free of charge. The three-day festival will be held in Busan, South Korea from 22-24 August 2019. Dentsu Asia Pacific's Ted Lim and Joanna Monteiro of FCB Brazil are on board as its first 2019 Executive Judges. Click here to enter. The deadline is 15...

12 Feb 2019

Apple transforms Ariana Grande and more to memojis at Grammys

At the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, Apple aired videos of Ariana Grande's 7 Rings, Khalid's Talk, and Florida Georgia Line's Simple in meme and emoji form, aptly referred to as ''memojis". Check out the videos below: ...

11 Feb 2019

Super Clio announces winner for 2019

The Bud Light x HBO "Joust" advert is the 2019 Super Clio winner. The ad was created by the Droga5 and Wieden+Kennedy agency. ...

5 Feb 2019

Goodby Silverstein & Partners appoints South African creative duo

Goodby Silverstein & Partners has appointed South African creative duo Matt Edwards and Wes Phelan as creative directors, to work on the agency's recently-won BMW account. The creative duo left Johannes Leonardo, where they oversaw creative on the global Adidas Originals account, to found agency...

29 Jan 2019

Gunn Report rebrands to Warc Rankings

The Gunn Report is in the process of being rebranded to Warc Rankings and additional changes are being introduced to ensure the continued independent status of its media ranking. This follows Warc's acquisition by global information company, Ascential. Gunn Report will consist of the Warc...

28 Jan 2019

UK advertising for Q3 2018 sees 21st consecutive quarter of market growth

According to the Advertising Association/Warc Expenditure Report, the United Kingdom (UK) advertising delivered a 21st consecutive quarter of market growth and the industry's strongest third quarter of the year since 2015. The UK ad-spend rose 5.1% year-on-year to reach £5.6bn in Q3 2018. The...

28 Jan 2019

WPP withdraws from legal battle for U.S Army advertising business

Adweek reports that WPP's Possible officially withdrew its bid protest against the US government from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, meaning it will no longer contest the decision to award the account to Team DDB in November. The withdrawal means that agency fight for the U.S. Army's...

24 Jan 2019

P&G looks within for 2019/2020 media model

In line with its efforts to improve its profit margins by cutting costs, American multinational Procter & Gamble (P&G) has decided to look within for its 2019/2020 media model. Instead of a formal review process, P&G has embarked on internal bids among three parties - media shops Hearts & Science...

17 Jan 2019

Amazon looks to samples to spur purchases

According to Axios, Amazon has been using users' purchasing history to send them tailormade samples. Though it is unclear how long the programme has been running, The Verge reckons that it forms part of the e-commerce company's overall advertising strategy. The samples are part of a partnership...

9 Jan 2019

Famous Dulux advert dog passes away

According to a report by Northglen News, Dulux's marketing ambassador Oscar - who is a dog - has passed away. Oscar was ill for the past year and died at the age of nine. He was one of the Joy dogs and rose to fame after appearing in Dulux advertisements. He starred in many TV adverts and...

7 Jan 2019

MDC Partners may be acquired by Accenture

Adweek reports that Accenture is among a small group of bidders seeking to acquire MDC Partners and its 50-plus ad properties across the world. According to a source, Accenture is one of three finalists bidding for the acquirement. This same source also mentioned that the deadline for bids was...

6 Dec 2018

Fepe opens nominations for 2019 awards

Nominations for the 2019 Fepe International Annual Awards are now open. The awards will be presented at the outdoor advertising association's annual congress, which will be held in Dubai from 1-3 May 2019. The nominations may be made by any Fepe Member or recognised national OOH association. The...

29 Nov 2018

Sky Messaging scoops 2018 Aviation Safety Award

The Civil Aviation Industry Awards, which was hosted by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), has awarded Sky Messaging the 2018 Aviation Safety Award. Other than winning the 2018 Aviation Safety Award, Sky Messaging was also nominated as finalists in the categories Aviation...

28 Nov 2018

Lisbon Effectiveness International Advertising Festival announces jury

Burger King CMO Fernando Machado will preside over the jury for the Lisbon Effectiveness International Advertising Festival. The jury will select the works that will constitute the shortlist and the score that will, in turn, define each category's prizes; Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Grand...

22 Nov 2018

Second entry deadline for One Show around the corner

The second entry deadline for the One Show is 30 November 2018. All entries received by this date will be judged separately in a preliminary round from the January final deadline submissions. Click here to enter....

21 Nov 2018

Lisbon Effectiveness and Lisbon Tech Festival open for submissions

Submissions are currently open for the Lisbon Effectiveness International Advertising Festival and Lisbon Tech International Advertising Festival. The Lisbon Effectiveness International Advertising Festival and the Lisbon Tech International Advertising Festival are spin-offs of the Lisbon...

19 Nov 2018

Advertising Association, Warc reveals UK advertising report

The Advertising Association and Warc have released the Advertising Association/Warc Expenditure Report for Q2 and H1 2018. The report is a measure of advertising activity in the UK. The UK's ad spend rose 6.4% year-on-year to reach £5.6bn in Q2 2018 - the 20th consecutive quarter of market...

8 Nov 2018

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