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Topic: Grey

How Agencies Are Cracking Down on Creatives Who Post Unapproved Ads

Playing with brand equity is hazardous to your career

Call it friendly fire. An agency art director posts an unsanctioned version of a TV ad for a client on his personal website to enhance his portfolio. It was the…

P&G Shifts Venus, Braun and Art of Shaving Accounts to Grey

Consolidates its grooming business at one shop

Two years after shifting its Gillette business away from BBDO, Procter & Gamble is moving Venus, Braun and Art of Shaving as well, P&G has confirmed. As was the case…

This Folk Song About Severed Fingers Is Actually a Gun Violence PSA for Millennials

'Keep your finger off the trigger'

Grey New York makes a ton of gun violence PSAs—from the famously brutal (and award-winning) "Ed" spot in 2013 to this year's stunt in which it opened a gun store…

A 5-Year-Old Girl's Real Call to the Police Saves Her Mother in This Remarkable PSA

Actual audio of Elleemae Addison

Real audio of a 5-year-old girl calling 999 (Britain's version of 911)—after her mother has had a seizure—anchors this compelling new PSA from Grey London aimed at getting more parents…

DirecTV Ditches Rob Lowe for Hannah Davis and a Horse in Shamelessly Silly New Ads

Don't take her word for it

DirecTV doesn't want you to have to look at ugly cable wires and boxes. So, it's putting Hannah Davis on your screen instead (and saying goodbye to Rob Lowe). Sports Illustrated's…

Grey Treats Iodine Deficiency Through the Decorative Dots on Indian Women's Foreheads

Fighting malnutrition, one bindi at a time

Iodine deficiency is a huge issue in rural India, and here's one unusual way to help solve the problem—iodized bindis. The Neelvasant Medical Foundation and Research Center, a nonprofit group based…

Grey Channels Abba in Absurdly Epic Music Video for Jim Heekin on His 10th Anniversary

Yes, Adweek's on his nuts again

Who knew Grey's global CEO Jim Heekin could be comedy gold? Well, none other than his creative partner, Tor Myhren, who, when not making ads for DirecTV, Febreze and Gillette, spoofs…

Accounts in Review: GNC Does an About-Face in Unbundling Its Ad Business

L'Oréal's media search, meanwhile, is just beginning

GNC, in its decision to split its ad business among three shops, has abandoned a bundled model after just a year. In early 2014, the retailer consolidated its creative and media…

Volvo and Grey London Invent an Invisible Paint That Lights Up Cyclists at Night

Another safety innovation with LifePaint

Safety is a huge part of the Volvo brand. And now, the automaker, with help from Grey London, is extending the concept beyond its own drivers—to cyclists with whom they…

Accounts in Review: MetLife's Agency Review Follows a Clear Pattern

Search begins 2 months after new marketing chief arrives

It's a classic scenario: a new marketing leader joins a company and, boom, within a few months launches a review. Such is the case at MetLife, where new global chief marketing…

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