Happy Birthday To You

M&S is celebrating 125 years with a great ad – the story of their achievements, as told by Twiggy. Read all about it at www.guardian.co.uk Meanwhile, Sainsbury’s is celebrating 140 years by offering half-price cava. Company birthdays are a great opportunity for PR. Dear Sainsbury’s. Must try harder.

Should’ve gone to Croydon

Agency: “Ad opens on a Caribbean beach…”Client: “Not sure we can afford that. How about Croydon?”Agency: “Oh, OK then.” Advertising Demoliti..Watch the ad… Any other bright-eyed viewers recognise that the Specsavers ‘Fairview’ building is Croydon’s Fairfield Halls? Well done to the Croydon Film Commission for selling it as a location. Read more…

Odd?

The TV ad for new Cadbury’s Clusters shows singing Santas surprising people in a park. The strapline is “wonderfully odd”. In the interests of research, I tested them out. (Don’t say I never do anything for you!) They reminded me of the chocolate-covered cornflakes and raisins that my mum used Read more…