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Top 10 Hires of the Week

The&Partnership The&Partnership has appointed Andre Moreira, formerly a Global Creative Director at Havas, to lead the creative output of its pan-European network for Toyota. Joining as Executive Creative Director - Team Toyota at The&Partnership,...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Cheetham Bell/iris/MEC/mSIX - Great British Bakeoff Channel 4 has announced that Lyle’s Golden Syrup and Dr. Oetker as the broadcast sponsors of The Great British Bake Off, set to return to screens this autumn for the eighth series. In its new...

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Our take on the Publicis debate: Creativity vs. AI?

Controversy has been rippling across the creative world these last couple weeks after Publicis - the world's third largest advertising agency - announced a shocking strategic pivot. And we’re all still reeling from the news. In a bold move,...

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Features

The Future: Lifestyle Branding

Customers are increasingly pushing for more experiences - viewed as a luxury to share and embrace. Lifestyle brands need to give consumers bigger, better, bolder and more distinct experiences. Lifestyle branding is about: Storytelling and engaging...

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Design

#wheredesignmeets #materials

From traditional ceramics to cutting-edge 3D printing technology, designjunction2017 is set to be the platform for innovative product design this September. In this week's newsletter, we take a look at six of our brands from the 2017 line-up who...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Letting inspiration guide the way at MisoSoupDesign

After graduating in Architecture, Planning and Preservation from Columbia University, Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan worked with TEN Arquitectos and Fxfowle Architects before gradually starting the process of establishing their own office in Taipei,...

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Events

Sweden Makes Designs on the UK

This September, the London Design Fair will welcome the UK launch of Swedish Design Moves, a four-year programme to promote awareness of Swedish design, architecture and fashion around the world. Swedish Design Moves aims to highlight the...

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Careers

Challenges ahead for Creative Recruitment in the SW

Our recent Creative Employment Survey revealed an optimistic outlook with 39.5% of respondents sure that growth is ahead. But what are the anticipated challenges that may lie ahead for the creative industries? Although 76.7% of respondents think that...

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Technology

UK banning sale of petrol and diesel cars in 2040

The UK is looking set to join France in banning the sale of all diesel and petrol vehicles from 2040. The ban forms part of the UK Plan for Tackling Roadside Nitrogen Dioxide Concentrations, the government's £3 billion vision for improving the...

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Features

Brands and the Cult of Celebrity

This article by Tim Waine was originally published in Licensing Source. Greenlight’s Tim Waine on how icons can still breathe new life into brand campaigns. Remember that ad featuring Cheryl Cole and L’Oréal? Times and trends may...

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Features

5 Licensed Lions Win at Cannes

With Cannes Lions a distant, sun-soaked memory Greenlight looks back on our favourite Cannes Lion Winning Campaigns and the casting, music and rights clearance needed to make them happen. Adidas “Original is Never Finished" Entertainment for...

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Technology

WPP invests in VR/AR company Within Unlimited

WPP has made a strategic investment in Within Unlimited, the US-based virtual reality/augmented reality entertainment and technology company led by renowned film maker and music video director Chris Milk and technologist Aaron Koblin. Within creates...

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Design

Artfelt fills Sheffield Children’s Hospital with colour

Sheffield Children’s Hospital has been brightened up once again with illustrations created by artists including Jon Burgerman, which aim to “provide distraction” for young patients. The project has been funded by Artfelt, the...

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Economy

Amazon doubling down on London investment despite Brexit

Amazon is planting deep roots in London soil, with the online retail behemoth recently announcing plans to double its recruitment for research and development roles within the capital as it renews its focus on video and streaming services. The move...

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Events

London Design Fair 2017: Curating the Curators

From 21st-24th September 2017, the London Design Fair will once more host the largest collection of international exhibitions, designers, brands, country pavilions and galleries, set in one dynamic location during the London Design Festival....

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Careers

Branding Expertise – A Creative skill in demand

We caught up with Michael Smith, Creative Director and co-owner of Clout Branding with a background in brand design. We found out about his career journey so far, asked for a few hints and tips to grow and gain this expertise and we also asked what...

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Careers

Life as a junior. Be prepared to work hardest of all.

Starting out in the creative industry can be hard for anyone, and you should be prepared to feel as though you are doing more work than the MD or CEO. The basics are easy, arrive first or go home last (whichever is noticed), and pretty much be...

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Design

The Olympic medal designed to be shared

These medals designed by Philippe Starck split into four pieces, allowing winning Olympic athletes to share their success with their families, friends or fellow athletes. Having previously designed the Olympic Torch in 1992, Starck was asked to...

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Design

Microsoft Paint avoids brush with death

When I heard news yesterday that Microsoft were considering erasing Microsoft Paint from Windows 10 it triggered a dense moment of nostalgia in me that I honestly wasn’t expecting. I’m no artist. Given a blank piece of paper and a pencil...

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Advice

A series by Studio Lovelock: This much we know..

Studio Lovelock is a vibrant collective of designers, animators and developers driven by a passion for exploration, problem solving and craft. We pride ourselves on being down to earth souls, who always strive to go above and beyond. We are a...

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Advertising

Sadiq Khan and celebrity friends declare London open for summer

A stellar line-up of stars from the worlds of sport, music and entertainment today joined the Mayor of London’s campaign to tell the world that London is open for summer. As part of the ongoing #LondonisOpen campaign, a short 50 second video...

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Design

First look: Shop the show

designjunction2017 will be the London Design Festival's ultimate shopping destination, with a dedicated retail section perfect for buyers and design-savvy consumers. In The Canopy, more than 70 design-led pop up shops will sell everything from...

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Advertising

J. Walter Thompson join the AI race with Pangaea

J. Walter Thompson today officially announced Pangaea, an internal AI solution that allows anyone in its global network to ask questions and get answers from any of their 12,000+ colleagues around the world. Built by J. Walter Thompson Worldwide,...

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Design

Heritage brands - how did they begin?

designjunction is renowned for its unparalleled mix of established brands and newer, cutting-edge labels. This week we celebrate six of our heritage-rich brands who join the 2017 line-up. Often pioneering and always innovative, we’re proud to...

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