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Topic: M&c Saatchi

AKQA Quickly Fills Executive Creative Director Role

Agency vets Robinson and Clements assume co-ecd position days after Lipton leaves

AKQA has moved quickly in replacing Pierre Lipton as executive creative director in its San Francisco office, naming Neil Robinson and Stephen Clements to collectively fill the role Friday (Aug.…

Ginger Child for Ginger Beer Offer Has New Zealand Seeing Red

M&C Saatchi ad is panned

Rebekah Hay, the founder of New Zealand's Hakanoa Ginger Beer, seems none too pleased with the global negative publicity generated by an ad campaign concocted by M&C Saatchi that jokingly…

Carnival Cruise Lines Eyes 3 Shops for U.K. Account

The U.S. incumbent is not among the finalists

For its expansion in the U.K. market, Carnival Cruise Lines won’t be using its U.S. agency. Arnold handles Carnival’s U.S. creative account but isn’t among the finalists for the U.K. assignment,…

Darth Vader to Appear in Ad for U.K. Electronics Chain

Remember when he used to be evil?

Sheesh, does George Lucas need to pay down his credit cards or something? Lucasfilm is allowing a U.K. electronics chain to use Darth Vader in an upcoming TV ad, inspired…

Tom Brady Instills Fear in Opponents With UGG Commercial

Teen girls will swoon on Monday night

UGG, the poorly named Australian shoe brand synonymous in the U.S. with the fuzzy boots that teen girls wear even when it's hot as balls outside, has made a bid…

Fearless Group's First Ad for .XXX Domain

Words—not pictures—featured in adult industry print ad

The headline in The Fearless Group’s first ad for .xxx, the sponsored top-level domain from ICM Registry, is cheeky, but the underlying message is not. “Why the Adult Entertainment Industry Is…

R2-D2 and C-3PO raid U.K. electronics store

R2-D2 and C-3PO break into a Currys & PC World Megastore (the British version of Best Buy, near as I can tell) for some harmless mischief in this M&C Saatchi…

Upload-a-photo bullying effort invites abuse

M&C Saatchi's "Unhappy Slap" is loads of fun. You can upload your face onto the victim of a harrowing London street attack and thus experience—virtually, at least—the pain and humiliation…

Australian soccer ad is impressively beastly

We're seen animals playing soccer in ads before. Usually the results are silly and/or stupid. But this ad from M&C Saatchi for Australian telecom Optus is a whole different…

M&C Saatchi stitches up cyberbullying PSA

M&C Saatchi has contributed to the "weird child imagery" trend in marketing with this creepy U.K. anti-cyberbullying spot. Like many similar ads, it was banned from TV for being too…

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