Tuesday, 7 July 2020

The good old days...

Every time I see an article in the trade press about Wunderman Thompson it makes me feel a little sad. 

I began and built my career at JWT. The university of advertising we used to call it. Lots of great memories despite getting shafted and losing my job due to internal politics.

Many years later I returned to the WPP fold and became CD of Wunderman. Again I have many great memories of those times.

Two great agencies. Now rolled in to one. It's just not the same as two great agency brands. 

Monday, 6 July 2020

No end in sight

This is the very first Nike ad. It was created 43 years ago by John Brown Partners. Fair to say it set the tone and template for every single thing the brand has done since. Why can't other brands be this confident in themselves? 

Friday, 3 July 2020

Starburst Swirlers

Very cute idea out of DDB.

Thursday, 2 July 2020

The grim reality

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

The 15% Pledge

This is a nice initiative from beauty retailer Sephora.

Rather than empty platitudes and blacked out Insta posts they're putting their money where their moth is and pledging to have a minimum of 15% of the brands they stock come from Black owned businesses.

My daughter is a Floor Manager at Sephora and I can tell you she is as excited about this as I am.

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Join the Goodness

A joint production for Babybel cheese between Havas Chicago and BETC Paris that was made in Thailand. An odd yet fun combination.

Monday, 29 June 2020

Consultancies and their puns

A good copywriter would never show a set of puns like this to their creative director. A good creative director would never show pun like this to their client.
And try as they may to become major players in the adland circus it will never happen creatively for the consultancies when they produce pathetic punny shit like this.

Friday, 26 June 2020

Live a creative life

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Old songs as older ads

These old school ads aren't ads.
They're classic song lyrics recreated as old ads by Todd Alcott.
Quite lovely don't you think?
You can click the pics to enlarge if you wish. 

Wednesday, 24 June 2020


Fascinating little film for Diesel by the team at Publicis Italy.
Really enjoyed the rework of Leadbelly's In The Pines on the soundtrack too.
And then they went and spoiled it all by making Francesca a nun at the end. I mean seriously.