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Richard Ayoade and TomSka on YouTube and filmmaking

Speaking at Ad Week Europe in London yesterday, director Richard Ayoade, YouTube filmmaker Thomas Ridgewell (TomSka) and Dave Bedwood, creative director at M&C Saatchi, discussed how platforms like YouTube are changing filmmaking, how online content differs to traditional media and what the ad industry can learn from online video.

Ad of the Week: TfL, Attention! Le Tour De France

We’ve been beguiled by the clever digital posters that have been springing up of late, but this week a new campaign for Transport for London showed that print still has its place in the billboard arena too. Created by M&C Saatchi to promote the forthcoming arrival of the Tour de France in London, the campaign is our Ad of the Week.

Big Issue vendors create own ads with M&C Saatchi

M&C Saatchi has taken a novel approach in its new ad campaign for the Big Issue, creating it in partnership with five Big Issue vendors, who thought of and executed their own campaign messages and posters

CR for CR: Graham Fink Crit winner

Thank you to everyone who entered our draw to win a 30-minute crit with M&C Saatchi’s Graham Fink. We raised almost £200 and we have a winner

Theartschool at the Houses of Parliament

Theartschool, an enterprise set up by M&C Saatchi’s Graham Fink and Deirdre Allen in 2002, irregularly offers students and other interested parties the chance to attend free workshops hosted by some of advertising’s brightest stars. Each session takes place in a different venue, and for the most recent, held on December 16 last year, Fink and Allen rustled up a very unusual setting: the Houses of Parliament.

Epica 2010 grand prix winners

In a particularly strong year for the UK, Aardman Animations’ work for Nokia, M&C Saatchi’s campaign for Dixons, and Brothers & Sisters’ Streetmuseum app for the Museum of London scooped a grand prix at the recent Epica Awards, along with Fred & Farid Group Paris’s ‘red’ posters for Wrangler

And they’re off

20 teams of young creatives and filmmakers gathered at M&C Saatchi in London this morning for the start of the 24 hour ad challenge

Clock’s ticking

M&C Saatchi’s 24 hour ad challenge kicks off at 10am tomorrow as 20 student teams attempt to make a 60 second cinema ad in just one day

New M&C Saatchi ad?

M&C Saatchi’s Dixons.co.uk campaign attracted a lot of comment when posted here recently. Now a rival agency has got in on the act…

Peter Saville: commercials director

Currently airing on British TV is a rather unusual road safety spot from M&C Saatchi for Transport for London. Optical Illusions was co-directed by graphic designer Peter Saville. The ad was actually made over a year ago, at which time we spoke to Saville about his involvement


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