It’s been a busy week this week in the world of marketing; but what’s been going on? Here is our round up of the latest news and controversial campaigns…

Iceland release animatronic Orangutan

Following the ban of the Iceland 2018 Christmas ad after it was deemed to be ‘too political’ for our screens, Iceland have followed up their anti-palm oil campaign with the release of an animatronic Orangutan on the streets of London. The aim of the Orangutan, poised on busy parts of London’s streets, was to show the desperation of the endangered species. Whatever your stance, Iceland have certainly got us talking!

Read more about Iceland’s Orangutan here.

John Lewis release their Christmas ad (finally!)

John Lewis released their highly anticipated Christmas advert yesterday, starring musical legend Sir Elton John. The two-minute ad follows Elton John’s life from present day, back to when he received his Grandma’s piano for Christmas in 1950 – the moment that sparked the beginning of his love for music.

Watch it here.

The return of Movember

With Movember in full swing, many UK news brands are actively supporting the men’s health campaign. The Sun are one of many who are promising to donate one penny of every copy sold to the cause on the 19th November. Movember tackles a range of mens health issues including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide prevention.

Find out more about Movember here.

Marmite brussel sprouts anyone?

With Iceland taking all the headlines this week, they have collaborated with Marmite to bring you the most ‘love or hate’ combination to your dinner tables. As if sprouts weren’t controversial enough, throw Marmite into the mix and you have yourself a table divider. Will you dare to try this bizarre combination this Christmas?

Find out more about the Marmite sprouts here.

Image sources: Huffington Post, Movember UK and The Guardian.



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