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Tesco matches singles based on shopping basket contents for Valentine's Day push

Tesco matches singles based on shopping basket contents for Valentine's Day push

Tesco is playing Cupid with a Valentine's Day campaign based on a social experiment that aims to match prospective couples by analysing the contents of their shopping baskets.

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Tesco sorry for less than 'awsome' grammar gaffes on babywear... and more

Tesco sorry for less than 'awsome' grammar gaffes on babywear... and more

Welcome to Marketing's Breakfast Briefing, a daily shot of news and a recap of the best longer reads and videos.

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Protein World plays the controversy card, but can it ride out all the Twitterstorms?

Protein World plays the controversy card, but can it ride out all the Twitterstorms?

Are you beach body ready?" was the question asked by Protein World in its now infamous weight-loss supplement campaign on Tube poster sites last April.

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Is it the place of brands to test the boundaries of taste?

Is it the place of brands to test the boundaries of taste?

From Barnardo's to Paddy Power, a wide range of brands' ads have attracted complaints, but advertisers' motivation seems to be a key factor when it comes to consumers' and regulators' willingness to forgive...

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Ikea shows French boy fooling divorced parents in 'cooking is caring' film

Ikea shows French boy fooling divorced parents in 'cooking is caring' film

Ikea is encouraging French people to express their love through cooking in a funny film featuring a boy tricking his divorced parents into lavishing him with fancy meals.

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Campaign Viral Chart: Heinz Super Bowl ad in top spot

Campaign Viral Chart: Heinz Super Bowl ad in top spot

The Heinz ad featuring dogs dressed in hot dog costumes was the most-shared ad this week in a chart full of Super Bowl ads ahead of the big game on Sunday.

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Burberry celebrates Chinese New Year with WeChat gifts

Burberry celebrates Chinese New Year with WeChat gifts

Burberry is using its existing partnership with Chinese app WeChat to push its luxury gifts for the Chinese New Year.

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PayPal's first Super Bowl ad tells the world, 'There's a New Money in Town'

PayPal's first Super Bowl ad tells the world, 'There's a New Money in Town'

The big game spot by AOR CP+B will be the first in the digital payment company's 'New Money" campaign

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Barbie and My Little Pony could team up in rumoured Mattel-Hasbro deal ... and more

Barbie and My Little Pony could team up in rumoured Mattel-Hasbro deal ... and more

Welcome to Marketing's Breakfast Briefing, a daily shot of news and a recap of the best longer reads and videos.

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Why can't brands make every ad a 'Super Bowl ad'?

Why can't brands make every ad a 'Super Bowl ad'?

It is time that brands channelled the effort they put into creating Super Bowl ads into great marketing all year round, says Gaby Bell, chief strategy officer, M&C Saatchi.

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Lessons from American Girl: How the doll empire gave me a breathtaking brand lesson

Lessons from American Girl: How the doll empire gave me a breathtaking brand lesson

Will Harris learned a thing or two about the power and value of conviction marketing following an unfortunate incident.

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Amazon Fashion sends up YouTube 'how to' videos with Portlandia's Fred Armisen

Amazon Fashion sends up YouTube 'how to' videos with Portlandia's Fred Armisen

Amazon Fashion is deflating some of the self-importance around New York Fashion Week for men, despite being lead sponsor, producing a series of videos featuring US comedian Fred Armisen.

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Benetton campaign celebrates ethnic diversity in 'Face of the city' composite portraits

Benetton campaign celebrates ethnic diversity in 'Face of the city' composite portraits

Benetton's latest ad campaign celebrates the racial and cultural diversity of the world's fashion capitals by creating composite images comprising the faces of several ethically diverse models.

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Commonwealth Games organiser seeks first ever Team England brand partner

Commonwealth Games organiser seeks first ever Team England brand partner

Commonwealth Games England (CGE) is on the hunt for the first ever brand sponsor of Team England, promising exposure ahead of and during the 2018 Games in Australia.

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Marmite jars to carry declarations of love for Valentine's Day

Marmite jars to carry declarations of love for Valentine's Day

Marmite is creating a limited edition run of Valentine's Day jars that consumers can personalise with messages to their loved ones.

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EasyFoodstore.com closes doors to customers in same week of opening... and more

EasyFoodstore.com closes doors to customers in same week of opening... and more

Welcome to Marketing's Breakfast Briefing, a daily shot of news and a recap of the best longer reads and videos.

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Why it will only be a happy Chinese new year for brands that take the plunge

Why it will only be a happy Chinese new year for brands that take the plunge

Many UK marketers still resist the Chinese pound, yet this is a strong and growing market. As China gears up to celebrate new year, Domenica Di Lieto, managing director of consultancy Emerging Communications,...

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The buzz: House of Fraser gets into emojis

The buzz: House of Fraser gets into emojis

House of Fraser has jumped on the emoji bandwagon, releasing a campaign called '#emojinal' for Valentine's Day.

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Pick of the week: Amazon, Lucky Generals

Pick of the week: Amazon, Lucky Generals

The Amazon ad by Lucky Generals is this week's pick.

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Super Bowl 2016: the art of the campaign before the game

Super Bowl 2016: the art of the campaign before the game

With Super Bowl 50 coming up on Sunday 7 February, Marketing looks at the brands that have already broken cover in the advertising battle.

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