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Topic: U.K.

U.K. Cracks Down on YouTubers Eating Oreos Advertising Standards Authority says videos need to be labeled as ads

In the video blogging universe, the AmazingPhil YouTube channel logs more than 2 million subscribers—numbers that carry some heft in the world of social media and native advertising. Such popularity explains…

December 5, 2014, 12:47 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Stressful Week? Watch This Beautifully Serene Ad About Urban Deer Canon's quiet, mesmerizing look at nocturnal explorers

Sometimes, the most attention-grabbing thing you can put in an ad is silence. That's definitely the case with this lovely ad from Canon Europe and agency JWT London. The 90-second spot…

December 3, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Sainsbury's Recreates Famous 1914 Christmas Truce in Stunning New Ad Ringan Ledwidge directs AMV BBDO's remarkable story of sharing

Monty the penguin has his first real competition for best Christmas ad of the year, as Sainsbury's just rolled out a remarkable long-form spot that couldn't be more different than…

November 13, 2014, 7:24 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Grandmas Know What Grown Princesses Want for Christmas, and It's Not a Pony More offbeat holiday cheer from adam&eveDDB

Christmas creep is pretty much here, so it's time for an ad about opening gifts. Luckily, this one's good for some laughs. The spot, for Mulberry, is adam&eveDDB's first work for…

November 12, 2014, 9:26 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Winged Fairies Spread Magic and Joy in Marks & Spencer's Christmas Ad Enchanting work from RKCR/Y&R

John Lewis went the heartwarming, emotional route for Christmas, while Boots and Waitrose took more down-to-earth approaches. Now, Marks & Spencer eschews its celebrity focus of the recent past to…

November 11, 2014, 10:53 AM EST

The 9 Best Responses to the Queen's First Tweet An accurate reflection of the Twitter experience

Early this morning (for us here in the western Colonies, at least), Queen Elizabeth II made royal waves by posting what's reported to be her first tweet. Delivered from her own…

October 24, 2014, 10:06 AM EDT

Maxus' U.K. Chief is the New Global Boss Lindsay Pattison replaces Vikram Sakhuja

Lindsay Pattison, CEO of Maxus in the U.K., is the new global chief of the WPP Group shop. Pattison replaces Vikram Sakhuja, who will remain in an undisclosed position within GroupM,…

October 16, 2014, 11:12 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Shatner Croons 'Bohemian Rhapsody' in Spellbinding British Travel Ad Teddy bear tale from the director of 'Meet the Superhumans'

When William Shatner released his first album, The Transformed Man, in 1968, he practically invented the genre of overly dramatic lyrical recitations to music. Of course, it wasn't well received,…

September 25, 2014, 8:07 AM EDT

Martin Sorrell Echoes Critics of Scottish Independence The implications for WPP would not be good

In advance of Scots going to the polls today to vote on the referendum to withdraw from the United Kingdom, WPP Group CEO Martin Sorrell has weighed in on the…

September 18, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Grab KFC for Lunch, and You'll Quickly Meet and Marry the Love of Your Life A truly whirlwind romance from BBH London

The KFC toasted burrito is all about getting more from your lunch break. Like, say, meeting, courting and marrying the love of your life. In a new spot from BBH London,…

September 12, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

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