Category: <span>Advertising</span>

Category: Advertising

Inclusively exclusive brand ideas. And throwing away the campaign rule book.

A long time ago in a faraway decade I was promoted to account director at BBH. But the cloud to go with this silver lining was that the promotion parachuted me into a difficult second album situation with the Cadbury client. The first album was this very popular, very successful …

“Interesting times” for brands making an effort to be interesting.

But soft, what light through yonder taxi window breaks? This, this light through yonder taxi window breaks. The breaking light is coming from an art installation sun commissioned by Tropicana. When I first heard about this I was impressed. I was impressed because it ain’t easy being a packaged goods …

Vinnie Jones, a good teacher who wants you to learn the hard way.

My daughter’s physics teacher got her class to wrap eggs in rubber bands then throw them at the wall. It was a sticky lesson in more ways than one. Learning by (sticky) doing meant that the lessons stuck. I only know this story because my daughter was sufficiently engaged and …

The Sports Direct Arena – a lesson in paid, earned and owned media.

  Newcastle United has changed the name of its famous stadium from St James’ Park to the Sports Direct Arena. In the parlance much beloved of digital media planners, the stadium is now “paid media” for Sports Direct. (I am not going to get sidetracked here by the fact that …

Word of mouth. Making jokes that people know other people will get.

Comedy depends on you sharing a set of reference points with your audience and if those are very divergent then they just won’t simply get your jokes. Helena Lewis Hasteley, Assistant Editor, New Statesman on the Radio 4 Today programme, Thursday 21st July 2011. Paul Stokes from The Daily Mash …