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Debenhams, the department store, has appointed digital marketing agency iCrossing as its SEO agency.
Argos has put its £55 million advertising account, held by CHI & Partners, up for review.
The High Street is not dead, it's just changing around the new holy trinity of modern retail - bricks, clicks and touch - says Primesight's commercial director, Chris Forrester.
Lily Allen's cover of 'Somewhere Only We Know' from the John Lewis Christmas spot is the most "tagged" song from an ad this year on the music app Shazam.
Jeremy Lee is greedy for the new Harvey Nichols spot: "Amid all the Christmas schmaltz some of which emanated from this very agency the avarice on display in this ad has an all too realistic feel to it." The work was written by Daniel Fisher, art...
Morrisons has hired Tribal Worldwide, London as its digital agency of record, ahead of the launch of its first e-commerce service next year.
The old days of painstakingly carving toys out of wood and gifting them to your loved ones at Christmas seem almost alien in today's gadget-driven world.
Jeremy Lee goes all misty-eyed over the John Lewis ad: "Producing something charming and surprising year after year is a challenge to which the agency continues to rise." The spot was created by Aiden McClure and Laurent Simon, and directed by Elliot...
Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO appoints two executive creative directors and Selfridges' top marketer Richard Taylor leaves the retailer, in this week's roundup of people moves across advertising, marketing media and PR.
A week on from the first seeding of the John Lewis Christmas campaign, here are the latest figures from its creators: more than five million views on YouTube; the soundtrack at number one in the singles download chart; and the client's own social med...
Maisie McCabe is charmed by Aldi s Christmas work: "Although the continuation of an existing idea, it is another execution that manages to get the price message across in a fun way with a joke about sibling rivalry." The ad was created by Dave Price ...
James Swift gives Morrisons spot a Christmas jeer: "This musical number might have passed muster in previous years, but John Lewis and Sainsbury s have shown that Christmas ads can have mass appeal without grating or resorting to cheese. Morrisons d...
The Sainsbury's Christmas teaser ad, which launches in tonight's episode of 'Coronation Street', is already generating debate on Twitter.
Watch a preview of Sainsbury's first festive ad of 2013, a trailer for the Christmas documentary the supermarket commissioned from the Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald.
ITV has been warned to more care in the schedule of ads after a mildly sexual spot for Coty perfume Just Cavalli was shown during 'New You've Been Framed!'.
Sainsbury's will launch its Christmas campaign with a trailer for a crowd-sourced film with Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald tonight (13 November) in the centre break in ITV's 'Coronation Street'.
John Lewis' 2013 Christmas ad was mentioned in almost 50,000 tweets in the first 24 hours after it was released online on Friday morning 8 November, over three times more than the retailer's ad got in 2011.
A dancing gingerbread man sings to Morrisons ambassadors Ant and Dec in the supermarket's Christmas ad, airing tonight during ITV's 'Coronation Street'.
John Lewis has released its Christmas ad online, ahead of its first outing on TV tomorrow night during 'The X Factor'.
ITV viewers got a sneak preview of John Lewis' Christmas ad last night when a teaser aired with the hashtag #sleepingbear, although some viewers believe Coca-Cola was behind the ad.
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