Adam&Eve DDB  (UK)

Selected Adam&Eve DDB advertising

Adam&Eve DDB was created in 2012 from the merger of the existing DDB London office with fast-expanding independent Adam & Eve. Despite a long-established reputation for creative excellence, the performance of the London outpost of DDB Worldwide had declined significantly since the mid 2000s. Under its previous name of BMP DDB, it was the four-times recipient of Campaign's Agency of the Year award, a feat still unbeaten by any other shop. However, the agency struggled during 2006 with management problems and a string of account defections. Stability was restored in 2007, but although its creative output remained strong, DDB London seemed unable to restore its lost billings. It continued to tumble down the UK agency rankings, ending up outside the Top 20 for 2010. It bounced back briefly in 2011 before losing two big accounts at the end of the year. Those concerns were finally erased with what was effectively a reverse takeover of DDB London by the Adam & Eve management team.

Recent stories from Adbrands Weekly Update:

Adbrands Weekly Update 23rd Oct 2014: Ads of the Week: "Welcome". Here's the film to launch Diageo's celebrity collaboration with David Beckham, new whisky variant Haig Club. Adam&Eve DDB and star director Guy Ritchie signed up for creative duties. (That's also Ritchie casting off under the bridge, by the way). Poor old Becks. No one seems very pleased to see him here, especially the bekilted host, despite the fact that he's the only recognisable celebrity and even brought his own booze. He even has to take all the photographs. Maybe he should go wager Jude Law for a yacht and a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue instead...

Adbrands Weekly Update 7th Aug 2014: The week's most notable new assignment was the capture by Adam&Eve DDB of Virgin Atlantic's global creative account, following a 20-year run at RKCR/Y&R, who have been responsible for a string of memorable campaigns. They're a tough act to follow, but if anyone can do it, it's probably Adam&Eve DDB. The shift reflects Virgin's increasing integration into Delta and Air France-KLM's SkyTeam alliance. 

Adbrands Weekly Update 17th Jul 2014: Ads of the Week: "Welcome to the FutureYou". Back To The Future. Ahhhh! That's one of those cultural touchstones that somehow retains its power 30 years - yes 30 years! - after its creation. Is there anyone who doesn't know and love that movie? Adam&Eve DDB and the marketing department at retailer Phones4u certainly do. Here's their lovely new homage to a timeless classic. Enjoy!

Adbrands Weekly Update 26th Jun 2014: The Cannes Lions Festival came to a glorious end last Saturday (it already seems like it was weeks ago!), with yet more accolades for Adam&Eve DDB. Somewhat unexpectedly, Adam&Eve took two further Grand Prix for the Harvey Nichols Selfish campaign, doubling its haul to an extraordinary four, in addition to several metal Lions. The latest additions were Grand Prix for Film and for the Integrated category. Adam&Eve's combined collection of honours made it Agency of the Year overall. We hope they brought enough suitcases to get all that loot home. Despite the high profile success of Adam&Eve DDB and others, the network that actually collected the most awards overall was Ogilvy & Mather, earning it the Best Network accolade for the third year in a row while WPP was best holding company for the fourth consecutive year.

Adbrands Weekly Update 19th June 2014: There were already two double Grand Prix winners by midweek at this year's Cannes Lions Festival. One of them is Adam&Eve DDB, who have so far secured two top trophies (as well as several Gold, Silver and Bronze awards) in the Press and Promo & Activation categories, with their brilliantly witty "Sorry I Spent It On Myself" campaign for luxury retailer Harvey Nichols

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