Give us a sign, Hollywood

Friday 19 July 2013, by

The Hollywood sign celebrates its 90th birthday this week.  Not a bad innings for an advert.  Originally intended to promote a housing development called ‘Hollywoodland’ in 1923, the giant letters were left up indefinitely when they became an unexpected …


The voices behind the Gumtree TV ad (part 1)

Wednesday 11 August 2010, by
A while back, we placed an ad on Gumtree asking for help to voice our TV ad. We thought you'd like to learn a little more about the voices behind the ad. Meet Karla and Soma. They all use Gumtree, like you and me.

A preview of our first ever TV ad

Friday 6 August 2010, by
Do you remember our tube, bus and newspaper ads? Now, we’re taking over your telly! It’s the first time Gumtree has ever done a TV ad and we’re really excited about it.

Superheroes needed to protect the neighbourhood

Wednesday 23 June 2010, by
Have you got what it takes to be a superhero? Local Londoner ‘Darkslay’ is vowing to protect his neighbourhood in Southeast London for the general good. He wants to “bring a little hope back to the city” and has an ad out for fellow wannabe superheros to join him on his quest, much like Shadow Hare in the US.

Forget the hung parliament, it’s Friday

Friday 7 May 2010, by

10downingStrWith all this talk about a hung parliament, Labour being out of the door and what this means for our future, we’ve decided that this is way too serious for a Friday afternoon. Looks like some others think so too, …