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Inside Vanish's £1m Channel 4 diversity in ad campaign

On the final episode of season 2, we catch up with Holly Iles who is a senior creative at Havas London and wrote the recent Vanish ad that won Channel 4's Diversity in Advertising award.

The story behind The Self Space's personal billboards that detailed gripping mental health stories

On this week's episode I'm chatting with Rani Patel and Josh Tenser from the newly-launched London agency Calling about the work with highstreet therapy brand The Self Space. They commissioned real people to write candidly about their state of mind in a series of beautiful letters.

Why Ryan Gosling was the perfect person for Tag Heuer's blockbuster ad

This week's guests are Tag Heuer's chief maketing officer George Ciz and Alexander Kalchev, chief creative officer at DDB Paris. Together, they chat through exactly how the watch brand landed top Hollywood actor Ryan Gosling to star in the 60th anniversary film for the Carrera model.

How Nuud is tackling chewing gum's shocking plastic problem

This week's guests are Nuud's founder Keir Carnie and Paulo Salomao who is co-founder at The Or. Together, they explain why they decided to take on big chewing gum brands for the lack of transparacy around plastic content. Spoiler alert: some of these stats will shock you.

How Nurofen’s fake medicine pinpointed the gender pain gap

Our next guest is Ruth Boulter, creative director at McCann London, who joins us to speak about the latest Nurofen ad campaign that tackled the important topic of the gender pain gap.

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How Tangerine took aim at bleak banks with a Severance-style ad

This week's guests are Aaron Starkman, who is global chief creative officer at Rethink Canada and John Rocco, head of global brand at Scotiabank/ Tangerine. In this fascinating and often hilarious chat we dive into the latest work for the bank that got so many people talking.

How Rosa Paris embraced a copy cat campaign with humour

My next guest is Gilles Fichteberg, co-founder of French agency Rosa Paris. In this episode, he retells how his team found out that one of their ads had been copied scene for scene. It's an eye-opening tale and one you won't want to miss.

How BMB and Electric Theatre Collective took a Victorian animation tool and modernized it using CGI

My next guests are Matt Lever who is chief creative officer at BMB and Dean Robinson who is head of CG at Electric Theatre Collective. In this episode, we talk through their latest campaign for mobilty app Freenow and why they took the Victorian zoetrope and used CGI to create a colorful, layered ad campaign.

How The Hijinks Collective used AI to raise funds for the UN Crisis Relief Fund

Our next guest is Tamryn Kerr, who is the creative director of the newly launched agency The Hijinks Collective. They recently used AI to generate images of a potential earthquake in the UK to help keep what’s happening in Turkey and Syria in the news and help raise funds for The UN. In this fascinating episode, we discuss the hot topic of AI and how creatives are using it for good.

How Leo Burnett made ‘The Lost Class’, the most-awarded campaign of the past year

We kick off season two of The Drum’s Anatomy of an Ad podcast with a difficult yet important topic. Last year, Leo Burnett Chicago’s campaign for Change the Ref got everyone speaking about gun violence in the US and in this episode, the agencies top creatives Sam Shepherd and Ashley Geisheker detail how they managed to hoodwink prominent NRA members to become anti-gun spokespeople.

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