Startup looks to outfox ‘bloated’ agency model with nimble freelancers

Startup looks to outfox ‘bloated’ agency model with nimble freelancers

Two LA advertising veterans launch Area of Expertise to curate teams of experienced talent for agencies, production houses and brands.

Walter Geer joins VMLY&R as executive creative director

Walter Geer joins VMLY&R as executive creative director

Geer was previously SVP and group creative director at TBWA\WorldHealth.

Snapchat launches first global B2B campaign

Snapchat launches first global B2B campaign

‘Meet the Snapchat’ generation runs in the US from today and the UK from 17 August.

Microsoft deal to buy TikTok in US 'moving quickly'

Microsoft deal to buy TikTok in US 'moving quickly'

Deal aims to address security concerns from government.

'In awe' of Alan Parker: acclaimed ad and film director dies aged 76

'In awe' of Alan Parker: acclaimed ad and film director dies aged 76

His egalitarian approach helped set UK advertising on new course

Deutsch LA joins forces with an emerging talent program to bring diversity to the set

Deutsch LA joins forces with an emerging talent program to bring diversity to the set

The Commercial Directors Diversity Program is looking for agencies to hire underrepresented talent for commercial productions.

The NBA is back and Nike, too, with an ode to sports and society

The NBA is back and Nike, too, with an ode to sports and society

Megan Rapinoe narrates the 1:30 short film by agency Wieden+Kennedy that features a galaxy of Nike endorsers and everyday athletes.

Facebook and Google weather the Covid-19 storm in Q2

Facebook and Google weather the Covid-19 storm in Q2

Amazon also reported strong Q2 results.

Australia details how it will make tech platforms compensate news publishers

Australia details how it will make tech platforms compensate news publishers

A draft code released by the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) mandates a negotiation period followed by binding final-offer arbitration if negotiations fail.

New Zealand turns the whole country into a game

New Zealand turns the whole country into a game

You can't really 'Play NZ'. It's a clever new Tourism NZ campaign that packages the country's many charms in gaming tropes, complete with a gaming influencer doing a playthrough. And also a minotaur named Tim.

USAA creates chief brand office with three appointments

USAA creates chief brand office with three appointments

Tony Wells has been named the company's chief brand officer.

Experiential isn't dead, it's just being redefined

Experiential isn't dead, it's just being redefined

The marketing technique represents the absence of channel, allowing it to flourish even during a pandemic.

FIG helps Waze express driver moods

FIG helps Waze express driver moods

In its first project for the Google navigation app, the agency depicted Bold, Furious, Prickly and Wild as common driver emotions.

SAP chooses OMG for global media remit

SAP chooses OMG for global media remit

A group-level custom solution called North Star will carry out the software provider's media duties, which had been PHD's purview for the last five years.

Corporate siblings Code and Theory and Scout Health join forces

Corporate siblings Code and Theory and Scout Health join forces

The new unit, Code and Theory Health, will attempt to bring advanced digital experiences to the rare-disease realm.

Ogilvy Health names Renata Florio chief creative officer

Ogilvy Health names Renata Florio chief creative officer

Florio joins from a creative leadership role at Ogilvy New York.

Hollywood action director chases off sedan category's sedate image

Hollywood action director chases off sedan category's sedate image

Kia's campaign by David&Goliath features livestream stunt-driving demo and ads during Emmy nomination presentation.

Asahi Super Dry celebrates the phenomenon of 'karakuchi' in first global campaign

Asahi Super Dry celebrates the phenomenon of 'karakuchi' in first global campaign

Campaign is brand's first work by Dentsumcgarrybowen, which won the account in January.

Hold the PRess merges with creative diversity advocacy group 600 & Rising

Hold the PRess merges with creative diversity advocacy group 600 & Rising

Hold the PRess will operate as an extension of 600 & Rising, said cofounder Nysah Warren.

Burger King clears the air: Chain says it has not pulled its flatulent cow campaign

Burger King clears the air: Chain says it has not pulled its flatulent cow campaign

CMO Fernando Machado said a report that the initiative has been discontinued is incorrect.

Secret demands more from the media in covering women's sports

Secret demands more from the media in covering women's sports

The deodorant brand supports gender equality while the WNBA walks out for Black Lives Matter.

Pastrami and why: Bay Area shop Division of Labor sells insights and ads like cold cuts

Pastrami and why: Bay Area shop Division of Labor sells insights and ads like cold cuts

The agency was inspired by Manny's Deli in Chicago, which asked customers on Twitter not to forget the Windy City institution.

Jon Iwata named Ogilvy senior adviser

Jon Iwata named Ogilvy senior adviser

The longtime IBM executive is also serving as the inaugural Ogilvy fellow at the Center for Customer Insights at the Yale School of Management.

BBH to be integrated into Publicis Groupe in China, India

BBH to be integrated into Publicis Groupe in China, India

New leadership team has been appointed to oversee the integrated creative business in China.

Sam Adams' 'Cousin from Boston' quizzes Red Sox legend about new MLB rules

Sam Adams' 'Cousin from Boston' quizzes Red Sox legend about new MLB rules

The new ad was shot by GS&P cofounder Jeff Goodby and will air in New England.

Publicis Groupe Q2 revenue drops 13%

Publicis Groupe Q2 revenue drops 13%

CEO Arthur Sadoun said the U.S. had a solid performance, helping to limit Publicis' overall revenue decline.

Scotts Miracle-Gro rethinks pre-COVID campaign to go beyond the growth story

Scotts Miracle-Gro rethinks pre-COVID campaign to go beyond the growth story

Alongside agency VaynerMedia, the garden line goes for reconnecting with nature and the togetherness of back-yard life instead of the typical lawn-care imagery.

Campaign talks to two new leaders tasked with reenvisioning DDB

Campaign talks to two new leaders tasked with reenvisioning DDB

Talent, creativity and embracing the giant inside are a few of the forces they will leverage to move forward.

DDB Worldwide names new global and North America CEOs

DDB Worldwide names new global and North America CEOs

Marty O'Halloran promoted to global CEO and Justin Thomas-Copeland takes the top spot in North America.

Chris Rowson joins MullenLowe New York from TBWA\Chiat\Day

Chris Rowson joins MullenLowe New York from TBWA\Chiat\Day

Design-first talent looks forward to joining leadership team of passionate, progressive thinkers.

Yelp searches tell the story of coronavirus spikes

Yelp searches tell the story of coronavirus spikes

The crowd-sourced review site's new economic report tracks the fate of small businesses and shows a rise in searches for Black-owned enterprises.

Coca-Cola is 'exiting some zombie brands'

Coca-Cola is 'exiting some zombie brands'

CEO James Quincey laid out the company's plan for increased marketing effectiveness and efficiency after lackluster Q2 results.

Stella Artois: First in line for a filming permit, inside celebs' homes and remote shoots - the reality of creativity during coronavirus

Stella Artois: First in line for a filming permit, inside celebs' homes and remote shoots - the reality of creativity during coronavirus

Campaign gets the full skinny from PJ Pereira about filming one of the few big production ads of this COVID-19 season.

Snapchat names former Laundry Service CCO as head of global creative

Snapchat names former Laundry Service CCO as head of global creative

Leo Macias joins the messaging app this month.

Mobile click fraud jumped 62% during peak COVID-19 months

Mobile click fraud jumped 62% during peak COVID-19 months

"Click fraud has grown in sophistication over the past several years..."

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