Warner consolidates £9m media into PHD

LONDON – Warner Brothers Entertainment has consolidated its £9 million media planning and buying account into PHD London.

Dog Valentines from Purina

Lowe Roche, Toronto has added some new interactive elements to http://www.talkingpets.ca for Purina in spirit of Valentines day for all dog lovers : learn how to speak dog. The idea is very subservient chicken a la: “type in “hungry” & the dog eats. Type in “cold” and the dog has a sweater on. “Angry” made me laugh (vicious growl on that dog!)…so did “bad”..check out “bad”.” as the release explains.

However, trying it out I asked how to translate “I’m in puppylove” and the pooch simply went to get a sweater. Ho-kay. I’m not a dog lover though, and neither are my 36 cats and single turtle.

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BBC launches Top Gear widget for social networks

LONDON – BBC Worldwide has launched a ‘Top Gear’ widget that users can download onto social networking sites, including Facebook and MySpace, to give them the latest news updates from the car show’s website.

WPP acquires UK digital agency HeathWallace

LONDON – WPP Group has bought a majority stake in six-year-old UK digital agency HeathWallace for an undisclosed sum.

Attentats: Bin Laden says “boycott French clothing brand Attentats”

Attentats: Bin Laden says

Advertising Agency: in house
Director: doublezero
Production: Cosa

Grand Designs hands Channel 4 primetime ratings victory

LONDON – ‘Grand Designs’ won its 9pm slot and clobbered BBC One’s historical drama ‘Attila the Hun’ with 5m viewers last night, its biggest audience of the series to date.

Publicis blames Euro for disappointing growth figures

LONDON – Publicis has reported post-tax profits for 2007 of €476m (£353m), up just 1.5% from the previous year, as chief executive Maurice Levy said he was disappointed by the group’s organic growth performance.

Rajar figures withdrawn after weighting blunder

LONDON – Radio audience measurement body Rajar has had to withdraw its latest figures for 280 stations after a mistake by one of its research contractors, RSMB.

An Inability To Communicate

I’m a dude. A guy. A man. Whatever you want to call it. And with the 14th of this month upon us I know a lot of us are trying to figure out what to get our loved ones, do we go for the extravagant or the deeply personal? A weekend getaway to Paris or a simple something like a letter to the loved one in our life?
A lot of guys find it hard to express themselves, but none of us should ever, in my humble opinion resort to this.
Brian Alex writes love songs on request for people. What an idea! Part of me is like “This guy is brilliant!” because it’s textbook stuff, take a gap in the market (the inability of the Y chromosome-d being to suitably verbalise his feelings) and offer a service that solves the problem.
But c’mon who would pay between $2000-$25,000 for this!?! It’s kind of sad that people would pay that much for it. What ever happened from straight from the heart? Not-straight-from-my-wallet-to-his-heart-and-now-back-to-you-and-by-the-way-I-love-you-so-much.
But hey that’s just me. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone :)

BBC televises football phone-in show 606

LONDON – BBC Radio 5 Live’s football phone-in show 606, fronted by former ‘Soccer AM’ host Tim Lovejoy, has launched on interactive television this week.

Asia and Australia slam Premier League’s expansion plans

LONDON – Australia and Asia’s football associations have rejected the English Premier League’s controversial global expansion plans to stage a round of 10 competitive matches across the world.

Publicis reports weak profits growth for 2007

LONDON – Publicis has reported post-tax profits for 2007 of €476m (£353m), up just 1.5% from the previous year, as chief executive Maurice Levy said he was disappointed by the group’s organic growth performance.

News Corp linked to possible bid for Yahoo!

LONDON – News Corporation is working on a possible deal to snatch Yahoo! from Microsoft’s grasp, which would result in it combining social networking site MySpace with the internet firm, despite having initially denied it was interested in a tie-up.

Bebo appoints bank to handle potential bids

LONDON – Social networking site Bebo is believed to have appointed investment bank Allen & Co amid speculation that it has received takeover offers of around $1bn (£507.5m).

LG handsets offer free music-downloads from 1.5m track library

BARCELONA – LG is rolling out the first handset featuring a music download service providing consumers with free, unlimited access to a library of tracks.

Ann Summers: Wood

Ann Summers: Wood

Advertising Agency: Nitro, London, UK
Executive Creative Director: Paul Shearer
Creative Director: Paul Shearer
Art Director: Jess Oudot
Copywriter: Matt Leach
Executive Producer: Laura Gregory
Producer: Jeremy McWilliams
Director: Paul Shearer
Production Company: Bang/Great Guns
Editor: Ted Guard @ The Quarry

Foundation Against Drug Addiction: Perfume

Foundation Against Drug Addiction: Perfume

The biggest danger is forgetting what they really are.

Advertising Agency: Sra. Rushmore Madrid, Spain
Executive Creative Director: Miguel García Vizcaíno
Creative Directors: Paco Conde, Quito Leal
Art Directors: Quito Leal, Diego Alonso
Copywriters: Paco Conde, Jorge Herrero
Photographer: Garrigosa Studio, Barcelona
Production: CP – Producers, Virginia Hernando
Published: January 2008

Foundation Against Drug Addiction: Candy

Foundation Against Drug Addiction: Candy

The biggest danger is forgetting what they really are.

Advertising Agency: Sra. Rushmore Madrid, Spain
Executive Creative Director: Miguel García Vizcaíno
Creative Directors: Paco Conde, Quito Leal
Art Directors: Quito Leal, Diego Alonso
Copywriters: Paco Conde, Jorge Herrero
Photographer: Garrigosa Studio, Barcelona
Production: CP – Producers, Virginia Hernando
Published: January 2008

Foundation Against Drug Addiction: Chocolate

Foundation Against Drug Addiction: Chocolate

The biggest danger is forgetting what they really are.

Advertising Agency: Sra. Rushmore Madrid, Spain
Executive Creative Director: Miguel García Vizcaíno
Creative Directors: Paco Conde, Quito Leal
Art Directors: Quito Leal, Diego Alonso
Copywriters: Paco Conde, Jorge Herrero
Photographer: Garrigosa Studio, Barcelona
Production: CP – Producers, Virginia Hernando
Published: January 2008

Burger King: Open Late, Death, Pleasure, Whatsherface & Pimps (Posters) Canada

Bleublancrouge, Montreal, Canada have some more fun with Burger King. See ads inside.

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