Christmas Bauballs

Here at CR we receive some odd things in the post around this time of the year, but perhaps none quite so strange as a Christmas tree decoration in the guise of a pair of shiny red testicles

Bahumbizzle: the Cautionary Tale of Ebenezer Snoop

While UK Christmas ads concentrate on shopping and snowmen, Adidas and Sid Lee have unveiled a bizarre Yuletide offering featuring ‘Ebenezer’ Snoop and David Beckham as the Ghost of Christmas Present

Mmmm… sexy veg

We’re a little late in posting this but what the hey, it’s funny. Fallon’s ad for PETA promotes the idea that going veggie does wonders for your sex drive with some amusingly-shaped legumes. Sort of NSFW

New Orange spot features stars of The Sweeney

The latest Orange cinema spot from Fallon features Ray Winstone and Ben Drew, stars of the forthcoming movie remake of 70s cop drama The Sweeney, who find out just what happens if you let a mobile phone company get involved in a movie…

Bike-themed limited edition print exhibition

Two creatives at Fallon, Pete Lewis and Omar Karim, have joined forces with Wesley Merritt at Debut Art to launch A Family Affair, a charity project to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The trio will be cycling from John O’Groats to Land’s End in June, and have also commissioned a number of artists and illustrators to create bike-themed limited edition prints to help raise money…

A magazine that’s also a bookmark

Fallon in London has launched a new magazine project that accepts submissions of writing and illustration online, and then picks the ten best to be included in a print magazine, that comes in quite an unusual format…

How 30 Great Ads Were Made

Published today by Laurence King Publishers is How 30 Great Ads Were Made: From Idea To Campaign, a new book by CR’s Eliza Williams. The book takes readers behind the scenes of 30 of the last decade’s most successful ad campaigns…

How to make great ads

Is there a formula for making a great ad? When researching a new book, How 30 Great Ads Were Made: From Idea to Campaign, Eliza Williams spoke to creatives, directors, and clients about what it takes to make a successful piece of advertising. From this expert knowledge, she has compiled the following top ten tips for how to make brilliant ads

Keep living the dream, Ferris

Advertising has an uneasy relationship with the movies, but studios are increasingly seeing their films as brands in their own right

The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt

Fabergé is inviting Londoners and tourists to the city to join in The Big Egg Hunt, to track down a series of artist-designed eggs that have been scattered in hidden destinations across the city.