Finalists for The 19th FAB Awards Announced

Finalists for The 19th FAB Awards Announced

The FAB Awards have unveiled the finalists for the 19th edition of the awards programme. FAB is an International Awards programme focused entirely on work done for Food and Beverage brands. It recognises the critical contribution that outstanding creative work makes to build brands, it identifies and rewards the leading practitioners from over 60 countries, and […]

Guinness Makes Stars of Congolese Fashion Cult in TV campaign

Guinness Makes Stars of Congolese Fashion Cult in TV campaign

Guinness, the Diageo stout, is releasing a TV ad featuring a Congolese fashion subculture called the Sapeurs as part of its ‘Made of More’ campaign. The Sapeurs are a society of men from Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, who, after finishing their day jobs as labourers and factory workers, dress in stylish […]

Pot Noodle ‘Transexual’ Ad Escapes Ban

Pot Noodle ‘Transexual’ Ad Escapes Ban

Unilever snack brand Pot Noodle has escaped censure from the ad watchdog, despite two complaints from members of the public that it was “offensive” and “encouraged harmful discriminatory behaviour and treatment towards transsexual people”. The ad, created by Mother, featured a male actor with visible stubble wearing various outfits. The character was shown in a […]

Titchmarsh Celebrates ‘Brilliantly British Apples’ in Waitrose Spot

Titchmarsh Celebrates ‘Brilliantly British Apples’ in Waitrose Spot

Waitrose has brought back its ambassador Alan Titchmarsh for a new TV campaign by Bartle Bogle Hegarty, promoting British apples. In the 40-second ad, which launches tonight, gardening personality Titchmarsh tells the story of “the brilliantly British apples” on sale at Waitrose. The film opens on scenes of rainy fields. Titchmarsh explains in a voiceover […]

Mikado Relaunches As ‘Effortlessly Original’

Mikado Relaunches As ‘Effortlessly Original’

Mikado, the biscuit brand owned by Mondelez International, is relaunching across Europe with an idiosyncratic first campaign from its new creative agency, Fallon London. The campaign, launching in Germany and including TV, print and digital, hinges around a central film introducing a male character who visits a casino. He arrives by parachute and enters the […]