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Three's pony and cats with thumbs top the cute Easter ad chart

Three films made by the agency Wieden & Kennedy have made it into the top 10 most-viewed "cute" ads list, compiled by video analysts Visible Measures.

 

Finding the space between ecstasy and horror

Walter Campbell, a creative director at TBWA\London, co-wrote Under The Skin with Jonathan Glazer (who also directed it). The two had worked together before, including on Guinness 'surfer'. The film is based on a cult novel by Michel Faber and stars ...

 

With all that baggage, Miller should've flown Ryanair

Having been hailed for her "understanding" of advertising on her appointment as the Culture Secretary in 2012, Maria Miller's protracted departure from the post last week showed two other less-welcome qualities that critics often associate with the i...

 

Pick of the week: The Pilion Trust, Publicis London

James Swift is impressed by The Pilion Trust's new campaign.

 

History of Advertising No 97: The Marlboro Man's horse

Fortune came up with the most graphic comment on the seismic events of 2 April 1993 that rocked the marketing world to its foundations. It was, the magazine declared, "the day the Marlboro Man fell off his horse".

 

Turkey of the week: Dove, Ogilvy & Mather Brasil

Louise Ridley feels Dove's latest spot lacks the usual magic.

 

We Are Pi wins Wrangler's European creative account

We Are Pi, the Amsterdam-based agency, has won Wrangler's European advertising account after a competitive pitch.

 

Peperami partners Doc Martens in £3m campaign

Peperami, the meat snack brand, has returned to TV advertising with its 21-year-old "It's a bit of an Animal" slogan, and a partnership with Doc Martens.

 

Powerade launches global World Cup campaign

Powerade, the Coca-Cola-owned sports drink, has launched a global campaign with FC Barcelona player Andrés Iniesta, ahead of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

 

Watch: London Live bus tours capital with giant video screen

London Live has been touring the city with a bus equipped with what the new local TV channel claims is the largest vehicular screen ever built, and the largest outdoor TV screen in the area, after Wembley Stadium's.

 

Dove launches first cinema campaign with 'real beauty' sequel

Dove is releasing the follow-up to its Cannes Titanium Grand Prix-winning 'Real Beauty Sketches' campaign in cinemas across the UK, marking a first for the brand.

 

Gatwick rolls out 'guess the X-ray' competition

Gatwick Airport has today launched The X-ray Collection, a social media competition challenging people to guess the products photographed in an airport scanner.

 

Unilever pilots multi-brand advertising with YouTube beauty channel

Unilever has created a YouTube channel filled with hair styling tutorials from well-known video bloggers as a platform to advertise a range of its hair brands.

 

Campaign Viral Chart: Evian's Spider-Man tops chart in week of movie premiere

Evian, the French bottled-water brand, tops the most-shared ads chart this week with its "amazing baby & me 2" spot by BETC Paris.

 

How Lemz became a crime-fighter

The Dutch agency created a computer-generated child in an effort to ensnare online paedophiles. By Gijs De Swarte.

 

US, directors

Tell us about the project. We got involved at the pitching stage and loved the script. The original script featured a larger number of iconic scenes; we felt that it was important to strip it back, to allow the audience to register the icons as well...

 

No 96: John E Powers' Wanamaker ads

Calling John E Powers the father of modern creative advertising is no hyperbole. Nor is it any exaggeration to proclaim him the pioneer of tell-it-like-it-is copywriting. Born in 1837, Powers might arguably lay claim to being the world s first full-...

 

On the Campaign couch

Is it true that the habit of wearing a gold ring in the ear was started by sailors who wanted a safe place to carry their burial money? I m the marketing director of a hearing-aid company I thought there might be something in this. To start with...

 

Turkey of the week: Jacob's, Publicis London

James Swift wonders where this Jacob s ad went wrong: "It feels as though there might have been an idea here at some point, but it got diluted along the way. Balls-out weirdness or a funnier execution might have saved the spot but, as it stands, it s...

 

Pick of the week: Batchelors, McCann London

Jeremy Lee is pleasantly surprised by the new Batchelors spot: "McCann London has managed to take what looks like an unpromising brief for a rather unappetising product and made something distinctive." It was created by Simon Hepton and Matthew Crabt...

 
 

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