Television news & analysis
Other things we like this week include UsVsTh3m reaching seven million uniques and growth in web shopping on Cyber Monday.
By any measure, 2013 has failed to meet expectations. Following the once-in-a-lifetime highs of London 2012, this was tipped to be a rather uneventful 12 months.
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...
James Swift doesn t think much of the latest G commercial: "Commenters on Campaign s website have been far more vitriolic about this ad than I could ever be. Suffice it to say, the spot s only redeeming quality is that it is instantly forgettable. M...
The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a beer ad for the Coalition of UK Brewers after finding it broke the rules by implying alcohol made people popular and was important for social success.
The former Virgin Media chief marketing officer, now executive consultant, on Virgin's integration with Liberty Global and making the leap from CMO to the boardroom.
KFC, the fast food chain, is releasing a tongue-in-cheek musical ad for Christmas to encourage diners to forget their differences over a bucket of fried chicken.
Confused.com, the insurance comparison website, will launch the first two of its festive ads on Sunday with a spot that features its Brian the Robot character at his first ever Christmas party.
Is using Premier League highlights as the main selling point the right strategy for The Sun, Mark Banham wonders.
Major ad deals are being negotiated ahead of the World Cup, with mobile and social media front of mind. By David Benady.
Things we like this week include Austin, Texas sponsoring next year's NME Awards, Havas Media Group launching Down Under and ITV and News UK picking up the Champions League highlights.
More than 600 executives attended the Campaign Media Awards last week to celebrate the best commercial media campaigns and initiatives in what has been another whirlwind year for the industry.
Harvey Nichols, the luxury store, has released a campaign encouraging customers to abandon thoughtful giving and spend as much as possible on themselves this Christmas.
McDonald's has launched its 2013 festive ad, encouraging people to visit the fast-food restaurant whether they like Christmas or loathe it.
ITV has landed a new deal with UEFA today to show highlights of Champions League and Europa League matches until 2018.
News UK has bolstered its digital subscription offering after picking up the rights to show UEFA Champions League and Europa League match clips across platforms for The Sun, Times and Sunday Times from 2015.
It was in October 2009 when I answered the phone to Daren Rubins. The conversation started pleasantly enough, but soon descended. MEC had just been awarded Media Week's Agency of the Year, and the then managing director of PHD, raw with ambition and ...
ITV has estimated that the TV ad market will rise by 2 per cent year on year across 2013 as a whole, several percentage points below predictions from media agency buyers.
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...
Sami Shah feels like Scrooge after watching the new Tesco ad: "Look, I m an emotional guy I still weep at the memory of my late Tamagotchi but this one left me unmoved. Perhaps I ve become desensitised to all the Christmas schmaltz, or maybe the ...
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