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2014-06-24 12:25:10

LONDON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- adam&eveDDB, the DDB network's UK agency, capped off an impressive week at Cannes last night by winning the coveted Agency of the Year prize. In total, the agency was awarded a massive 22 Lions including four Grand Prix, seven Gold, four Silver and Seven Bronze Lions across a mix of media and six clients - Harvey Nichols, John Lewis, Google Unilever, Diageo and Volkswagen. The Harvey Nichols 2013 Christmas campaign, 'Sorry, I Spent It On...

2009-09-30 01:06:17

Kraft Foods, four days after announcing a name for a new variety of the Australian spread Vegemite, announced Australians don't like iSnack2.0. The problem is not the product, a creamier version of the yeast-based spread, The Australian reported. The problem is the name, selected from among 48,000 suggestions from the public. Simon Talbot, the company's top spokesman in Australia, said iSnack.2.0 will continue to appear on store shelves for several months. In the meantime, Kraft plans to hold...

2009-05-28 14:36:25

A Welsh mother said she saw the face of Jesus in the lid of a Marmite jar while she was preparing breakfast for her 4-year-old. Claire Allen, 36, of Rhondda, Wales, said she pried the lid from the food spread jar and set it down on the table while serving breakfast to her young child and noticed a curious shape on the lid, The Daily Mail reported Thursday. I just looked at it and immediately thought, that's Jesus Christ, Allen said. It wasn't a new jar, but I'd never noticed that before....

2008-09-27 00:00:26

By PHIL CORRIGAN Footage of pupils cooking up a storm will feature in a national film festival. Year 11 students at Sir Thomas Boughey Co-operative Business College, in Halmerend, created a six-minute film, entitled Au Marmite, as part of their French lessons. The film, a Gallic take on Ready Steady Cook, was considered good enough to be shown during the Co-operative Young Film Makers Festival, at the National Media Museum in Bradford. School, colleges and youth clubs entered more...

2008-09-12 18:00:26

By Rhiannon Harris is a nutritionist AN old school friend is coming to stay, I knew she was a vegetarian, but she tells me she is now a vegan. What's the difference and what could I serve her for breakfast? Vegetarians don't eat anything that involves killing an animal, but will normally eat eggs and dairy foods. Vegans go one stage further and won't eat any product that comes from an animal, so exclude milk or its products and even honey. There are a number of options - simple cereal...

2008-09-07 18:00:10

By Ken Oxley IT doesn't pay to have a social conscience these days. I stopped buying factory-farmed chicken years ago. Then I insisted it had to be free-range eggs or nothing. Shortly after that, cod was off my shopping list because it had become an endangered species. But I'll be damned if I'm going to sacrifice my love of anchovies on the altar of ethics. According to the Marine Conservation Society, anchovies should now be avoided due to over-fishing. The little salty fish tend...

2008-09-01 00:03:40

By Claire Beale ON ADVERTISING After an August in which almost the entire ad industry turned off the lights and headed for the sun, it's back-to-school time for adland this week. Expensive tans are wearing new season Mad Men suits (now even clients are sporting T-shirts it's time for the creative industries to rediscover style), conversations are "Nudge"d by the latest industry buzz book (the essential beach read and more of which later), BlackBerrys are fired up to take party season...

2008-06-18 00:00:21

Marmite is one of the foods that Britons living abroad miss the most. A shopping list compiled by Food from Britain, an agency that helps UK companies to expand their markets, revealed ex-pats missed Marmite, HP Sauce, PG Tips, Oxo cubes and Heinz baked beans. Marmite was most popular with Brits living in Spain, France and Portugal. According to Food from Britain, food and drink exports have grown by almost 10% in a year and were worth pounds11.5bn last year. (c) 2008 Derby Evening...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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