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Ten Alps secures multi-million pound contract with Transport for London

by Assistant Editor on March 26, 2015

Agency will create a road safety campaign designed for pre-school children

Ten Alps, @tenalps the multimedia content business, has won a £3.5m contract with Transport for London (TfL) to lead a road safety campaign for children.

The contract, which was secured following a highly competitive tender, will be delivered by the Ten Alps Communicate @TACommunicate division and has been secured for a minimum of three years, potentially extending for a further three. [more…]

5 ‘result’ pointers on how to write better headlines – Infographic

by Will Corry on March 19, 2015

There is proof that 80% of your ad spend is linked to your headline. Get the headline right and your chances of a much better return on your hard earned marketing monies shoots up.

Clyde Bedell of Santa Barbara in the US wrote the best selling book - 'How to Write Advertising that Sells'. He outlined 36 selling strategies for ads  - here are the five headline ingredients. Use  as many of them as possible in your next headline and watch your results improve.

We at theMarketingblog have teamed up with UK based promotional merchandise supplier; WAPP to create this 'Write Better Headlines' infographic.

WAPP is the company that sells a wide selection of printed gifts for businesses which include promotional pens, mugs, memory sticks, bags to name but a few.

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A little girl has to leave her dog behind when she goes on holiday / HomeAway

by Will Corry on March 17, 2015

Two Sides of the Story Will Run at Opposite Ends of Ad Breaks

There's more than just a cute story to this campaign from vacation rental brand HomeAway, breaking this week in the U.S., U.K., France and Germany. It's the story of a little girl who has to leave her dog behind when she goes on the family vacation, and misses him so much she can't enjoy it, despite the antics of a goofy brother.

Eventually the faithful doggie turns up, having made his own way there. In this ad, you can see the dog's side of the story -- arguably more entertaining, as it involves stolen sausages, chasing chickens and stowing away.

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St Ives buy Chicago-based Solstice Consulting

by Assistant Editor on March 17, 2015

St Ives Group, the international marketing services business, today announced the acquisition of Chicago-based consultancy Solstice Mobile, a mobile-first digital product design and engineering firm.

The acquisition is a continuation of St Ives’ strategy to further enhance its digital expertise, and will provide the Group with deeper mobile customer engagement and loyalty capabilities.

The deal also supports St Ives’ target of increasing its international footprint and signals its intent to be seen as a credible contender to leading global digital agency groups and consultancies.

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‘Social newsroom’ – A clever concept and name for this new Cake partnership with Socialyse

by Will Corry on March 14, 2015

Socialyse Powered By Cake is based in Soho, London

Socialyse Powered By Cake is based in Soho, London

Havas Media Group UK (HMG UK) has announced new integrated social unit offering, which will see its brand experience agency @CakeGroup partner with its social media company, @Socialyse . The unit is launching after several client wins including boy band One Direction, Honda, Weetabix, AXA, Nest and recently won HMG UK client O2.

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“Old school” heritage brand embraces programmatic…The Jockey Club / RadiumOne

by Will Corry on March 13, 2015

Here's the news that one of the biggest rights holders in UK sport has signed a programmatic marketing deal that will harness social sharing data to boost the ROI from its marketing activity and, for the first time, enable sponsors to find/actively target highly engaged horseracing fans across the entire web.  The Jockey Club signs programmatic marketing deal with RadiumOne

Beta trial saw £11-£1 ROI. Apt timing with The Cheltenham Festival's Gold Cup today...

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Movers and Groovers : mcm creative group bolsters senior team with appointments of Evans and McCaul

by Assistant Editor on March 11, 2015

Movers and Groovers

mcm creative group has strengthened its senior team with two new appointments. The Hammersmith-based agency has hired Karen Evans as Client Director, while Brendan McCaul joins as Creative Services Director.

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The nastiest, most memorable election posters

by Will Corry on March 11, 2015

The first wave of snarky posters are in, meaning we can declare the 2015 election campaign  officially underway.

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Mode Design Group is rebranding as Viceroy Creative, so the partners have decided to strip off

by Will Corry on March 11, 2015

Mode Design Group is rebranding as Viceroy Creative, so the partners have decided to strip off

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WATCH : The chicken did more this time than just cross the road : Geico car insurance

by Will Corry on March 10, 2015

The Martin Agency has won loads of plaudits for its work for Geico car insurance – deservedly – and here’s the latest instalment in its ‘It’s What You Do’ campaign.

Just brilliant ..  Click the chicken to see the ad....

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