Reebok Moves Into Bacon For CrossFit Promotion

Reebok Moves Into Bacon For CrossFit Promotion

It’s a brand extension designed to raise eyebrows and whet appetites. Reebok has entered the bacon market with the launch of a campaign promoting its sponsorship of the Reebok CrossFit Games. The Reebok CrossFit Games is a US tournament in which athletes compete for recognition as “The Fittest on Earth”. This year the sports brand […]

McDonald’s Ends 40-Year-Old Heinz Deal After Burger King Boss Appointment

McDonald’s Ends 40-Year-Old Heinz Deal After Burger King Boss Appointment

McDonald’s is ending its 40 year partnership with Heinz, after the condiment maker appointed former Burger King boss Bernardo Hees as chief executive. The fast food giant will no longer offer customers condiments such as Heinz Tomato Ketchup, Barbecue Sauce or Sweet and Sour Sauce. It is yet to announce a replacement supplier. A McDonald’s […]

Sainsbury’s Censured Over Claims Consumers Need Not Shop Around

Sainsbury’s Censured Over Claims Consumers Need Not Shop Around

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a TV ad for Sainsbury’s after ruling it misleadingly told consumers they need not shop around at Tesco and Asda for the best branded deals. The ad, promoting Sainsbury’s Brand Match money-back guarantee, depicted customers shopping, with the TV screen split into three and a section each representing Sainsbury’s, […]

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere Stars in Weetabix Campaign

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere Stars in Weetabix Campaign

Weetabix has launched a campaign starring Jack Wilshere, the Arsenal and England footballer, Rebecca Adlington, the double Olympic gold medallist swimmer, and Jason Kenny, the triple Olympic gold medal-winning track cyclist. The campaign will include three online documentaries featuring Wilshere, Adlington and Kenny’s mothers talking about how important eating healthily was when the sports stars […]

Flora Pro-Activ Ads Banned For Unjustified Claims

Flora Pro-Activ Ads Banned For Unjustified Claims

Unilever has been banned from running two Flora ads that make unjustified claims about its Pro-Activ spread. The Advertising Standards Authority received two complaints about two ads by Adam & Eve/DDB, which feature two women who lowered their cholesterol levels with Flora Pro-Activ. The complainants questioned whether the ads’ claim that “no other food lowers […]

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 […]

McCann Celebrates 120 Years of Shredded Wheat

McCann Celebrates 120 Years of Shredded Wheat

Shredded Wheat goes back to its roots with a new creative advertising campaign created by McCann London, focusing on the heritage of the breakfast cereal. Featuring a new face for the brand – the inventor, Henry D Perky – the advert showcases the heart healthy benefits of this well loved breakfast with just one ingredient […]