Paddy Power Oscar Pistorius advert banned

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has withdrawn the Paddy Power Oscar Pistorious advert, after receiving 5,200 complaints about the ad which promised to refund all losing bets if Oscar Pistorious is not found guilty of murder.

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2013 best TV adverts

2013 was another great year for advertising, for brands big and small. Take a look at my round-up of the 2013 best TV adverts, from Sky, Robinsons and Honda – but who is at the top spot? Check out my top 5 best TV adverts.

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2013 TV Christmas adverts

It’s one of the highlights of the year for many retailers; the Christmas advert. In saying that, it’s also a festive highlight for consumers and TV viewers all over. I remember way back in the 90′s, Christmas adverts were dominated by the Coca-Cola adverts (we all know which one), but these days it’s more of a level playing field and other retailers actually stand a high chance at having the most talking Christmas advert. Below is rundown of some of the best 2013 TV Christmas adverts.

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How to build your advertising portfolio

A short-list of 10 key tips on how to build your advertising portfolio. Perfect for all you graduates and first-timers, or perhaps you’re looking for some tips to give your portfolio a bit of a refresh? I’ve spoken to some of the best in advertising, to see what they look for and what advice you can take away on how to build your advertising portfolio and get it spot on.

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Making of Honda – Impossible Dream

This week I wanted know more about the ins and outs of one of my all time favourite adverts. I spoke to Wieden + Kennedy’s Tony Davidson about the making of Honda – Impossible Dream. Similar to last weeks post, I’ll discuss everything from client brief to production.

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10 iconic TV adverts

Following on from my last post, where I looked at some iconic print ads, this week I’ve rounded up 10 of the most iconic TV adverts in advertising history. I spoke to ad folk at some of the biggest agencies in the UK to see what they thought were the most iconic TV adverts.

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The making of Honda Hands

This week I have decided to launch a new series on my blog; looking at how certain adverts were made, from pitch, to production and to release. To kick this series off, I’m looking at the making of Honda Hands, by London agency Wieden + Kennedy.

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Milka gives its last chocolate square

Milka gives its last chocolate square in the recently launched campaign, “dare to be tender”, asking customers to donate their last square of Milka chocolate. It’s a similar intention to that of offering your last Rolo to someone (I’m sure well remember the ads), I understand the logic, but will it work for the brand?

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10 iconic print adverts

I recently spoke to ad folk at some of the biggest advertising agencies in the UK to see what they thought were the most iconic print adverts, no matter how old, no matter which agency created it or for what brand. Take a look to see what the top 10 chosen iconic print adverts are.

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Top 5 best TV adverts by Wieden + Kennedy

This is my fourth post, in the series where I look at five of the best adverts created by some of the worlds best ad agencies today. Previously I looked at ads from BBH, Fallon and Mother. This month I have looked at the top 5 best TV adverts by Wieden + Kennedy, another favourite ad agency of mine.

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