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Published on August 23, 2016

Reflections on Internaut Day

Reflections on Internaut Day

Today is 23rd August 2016 – a beautiful, sunny and productive day, here in Luton at any rate! On this day 25 years ago Sir Tim Berners-Lee and CERN made his invention – the World Wide Web – available to the public to access for free. You can still visit the very first website over [...]

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Published on June 10, 2013

Campaign to warn of passive smoking risks

Campaign to warn of passive smoking risks

The government has revealed the launch of its passive smoking advertising campaign. The TV and online adverts will warn viewers of the risk passive smoking can have on your health, particularly amongst children. In times where health and wellbeing has become vitally important, messages like these resound throughout the country. We constantly hear of the [...]

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Published on August 29, 2012

The unspoken habit

We go through our daily lives doing the things we do so well, unknowingly we fill our days with hundreds of habits. I have the same breakfast every morning, a slice of toast with butter – I doubt that will change anytime soon. But maybe one day it could or should change? The change from [...]

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Published on April 24, 2012

Should fast-food companies be banned from sponsoring the Olympics?

Medical advisors’ argue the wrong message will be sent out across the nation as Cadbury, McDonald’s and Coca-Cola are the main sponsors for the London 2012 Olympics. With the latest research claiming almost a quarter of adults are obese, campaigners from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) say obesity is the “single greatest public [...]

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Published on March 7, 2012

Chrishna’s Graduation Ceremony

Back in February, our account executive Chrishna, donned her gown and cap ready for her big day – no not her wedding day, but her graduation. The ceremony took place in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, where teary parents gathered to witness their children step into the working world and commemorate their achievements. Chrishna proudly graduated with [...]

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Published on February 11, 2011

The Right Type?

As recent posts may have suggested, we’ve been thinking a lot about fonts lately here in the Stockdale Martin office. Having last month read and thoroughly enjoyed Simon Garfield’s Just My Type, we this week stumbled across a report published late last year that extolled the benefits of a more complicated typeface*. The study, conducted [...]

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Published on October 21, 2010

Examples of Great Advertising 1: JetBlue’s YouTube Campaign

American airline JetBlue this week launched a new, YouTube-based advertising campaign poking gentle fun at the catering , customer service and operational practices of rival airlines. The hidden camera-style ads see members of the public receiving inadequate, overpriced and bizarre goods and services from a street vendor, a New York taxi driver and an elevator [...]

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Published on March 23, 2009

Wise words ringing in my ears (by Ed)

I’ve just finished reading “Confessions of an Advertising Man” written by the genius that was David Ogilvy – one of the true grandfathers of the advertising world. The book is in fact a reflection on the evolution of the industry from very humble beginnings into the sophisticated art form that constitutes advertising in the modern [...]

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