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 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. The merged Adam&Eve DDB has retained a position ever since as arguably the UK's most admired creative agency, winning an unprecedented four Grand Prix at the 2014 Cannes Lions festival.

Recent stories from Adbrands Weekly Update:

Adbrands Weekly Update 11th Jun 2015: In the UK, RKCR/Y&R needs to keep its wits about it as it is joined on the Lloyds Bank account by Adam&Eve DDB. The latter, which already handles sister brand Halifax, has been charged with developing a campaign to celebrate Lloyds' 250th anniversary. It also picked up a brief from the England Football Association to promote Women's Football. 

Adbrands Weekly Update 21st May 2015: Ads Of The Week "Duck". Adam&Eve DDB's new ads for Genius Gluten-Free sliced bread are adorable, featuring a selection of bloated animals struggling to cope with everyday life after eating normal wind-inducing bread. It's a brilliant concept, executed with immense charm by animators Kyra Buschor and Constantin Paeplow, based on their similarly rotund Rollin' Wild animations. See more on our Facebook page as well as some of the original Rollin' Wild films.

Adbrands Weekly Update 23rd Apr 2015: Ads Of The Week "Cleaned Out". A marvellous comic spot from Adam&Eve DDB for Hertz. A brilliantly constructed gag, building slowly and subtly to its conclusion. Parents of teenagers will know just what this feels like. You'll be surprised just how much you can fit into a Hertz van.

Adbrands Weekly Update 12th Feb 2015: Ads Of The Week: "Sexy Delights of Europe". It's a measure of Adam&Eve DDB's creative brilliance that even an ad as apparently thrown-together as this can still be one of the best of the week when it's created by what is arguably London's finest agency. A keen-eyed trawl through stock footage resulted in this hilarious, increasingly naughty but always SFW celebration of the sexy delights of Europe for travel site Be inspired and book yourself a quick naughty weekend right now!

Adbrands Weekly Update 22nd Jan 2015: Directory magazine published its annual Big Won rankings of the world's most awarded agencies, campaigns and creative directors, compiled from analysis of all the different competitions in 2014. BBDO regained its customary place as the world's most awarded network, ahead of Ogilvy and DDB. However there were some surprises among the top agencies. Adam&Eve DDB may have grabbed all the headlines last year, especially at Cannes, but they actually ended up in second place. The overall winner was Dentsu Tokyo. Its Sound of Senna campaign for Honda was actually the single most awarded campaign of the year, accumulating 49 separate awards over the year, the same number of prizes earned by Adam&Eve's Sorry I Spent It On Myself campaign for Harvey Nichols. However, the weight of other work from Dentsu swung the balance in its favour, with 36 other campaigns awarded. It was also the #1 agency for digital and #1 for design. Leo Burnett Sao Paulo, Almap BBDO Sao Paulo and BBDO New York rounded out the top five.

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