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Banner ads at 20: why don't people want their faces on elves?

Graeme Noble, the executive creative director at TMW, reflects on 20 years of digital.

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Viral review: The potty-mouthed princesses sweary feminism film is bang on trend (NSFW)

Social video experts Unruly review the latest viral by FCKH8

 

Pepsi Max pranks cinemagoers for Halloween

Pepsi Max has released an online film to coincide with Halloween that pranks cinemagoers.

 

Banner ads at 20: why banners are advertising haiku

Chris Jefford, the founder and strategy director at Hometown, reflects on the future of the banner ad, which turned 20 this week.

 

Channel 4 expands interactive ads to mobile

Channel 4 has expanded its interactive ad formats to tablet and mobile devices.

 

Watch: New Johnnie Walker global ad

Johnnie Walker has launched a global "brand character" campaign to promote four of the brand's luxury whiskies.

 

Sony PlayStation marketer Darren Carter to leave after 18 years

Darren Carter, a long-serving marketer at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), is to stand down after 18 years at the company.

 

Microsoft Band steers tech giant into wearables market

Microsoft has entered the burgeoning wearables and fitness market with the launch of Microsoft Band, a $199 (£124) wristband that tracks users' exercise and sleep patterns, pays for their coffee and alerts them to emails.

 

Ford saves stricken plane using LED headlight technology in epic ad for new Mondeo

Ford Motor Company is releasing an action-packed pan-European TV ad created by 'The Fast and the Furious' director Rob Cohen, with the company's new Mondeo's LED headlights guiding a plane to land on a darkened airstrip.

 

How Atom plans to become the UK's mobile-first bank

As traditional banks struggle to maintain branches and axe staff, upstart Atom wants to break the mould and become the UK's only mobile-first bank.

 

Agencies line up for Tommee Tippee integrated ad account

Tommee Tippee, the baby-products brand, is looking for an agency to create global integrated ad campaigns.

 

Guardian's David Pemsel on 20 years of waiting

David Pemsel, deputy chief executive of The Guardian, celebrated the end of the newspaper's 20-year wait to win Sales Team of the Year at the Media Week Awards, fending off competition from all the other media owners in the UK.

 

Jam hires Sean Chambers as ECD

Jam has appointed Sean Chambers, the former executive creative director of Razorfish, to the same role, replacing Wayne Deakin.

 

YouTube's Susan Wojcicki hints at ad-free subscription service

Google's YouTube is in the early stages of developing an advertising-free subscription service for online video, according to chief executive Susan Wojcicki.

 

Facebook reports mobile now generating two-thirds of all ad revenue

Facebook advertising revenues hit $3.2bn (£1.98bn) in Q3, with profits up 90% year on year to $806m but admitted that its expenses would rocket as much as 75% in 2015.

 

Sky invests £7m in YouTube network for millennials

BSkyB has invested $7 million (£4.3 million) in Whistle Sports, an American youth-focused YouTube sports network.

 

Hobbits, orcs and Hollywood stars replace cabin crew in Air New Zealand safety film

Air New Zealand has ditched the conventions of the airline safety demonstration featuring tired-looking cabin staff, and replaced the stewards and stewardesses with elves, orcs, wizards, giant eagles and Hollywood stars including Elijah Wood in the a...

 

Sky invests £7m in YouTube network for millennials

BSkyB has invested $7 million (£4.3 million) in Whistle Sports, an American youth-focused YouTube sports network.

 

Facebook's third-quarter ad revenues rocket but so does spending

Facebook advertising revenues hit $3.2bn (£1.98bn) in Q3, with profits up 90% year on year to $806m but admitted that its expenses would rocket as much as 75% in 2015.

 

Toyota Yaris ad of people dancing while driving is banned by ASA

A Toyota TV ad featuring people dancing and singing to a Bruno Mars track while at the wheel negotiating the streets of a city has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority for condoning dangerous driving.

 

Lloyds to axe 9,000 jobs and close 200 branches as it pursues digital plans

Lloyds Banking Group is to shed 9,000 jobs and close a net 150 branches as it seeks to make savings of £1bn a year by 2017 and "digitise" its banking business.

 
 

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