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Video Games

10 things you might not know about the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch touches down in stores and homes worldwide today (March 3). I have mine on preorder and will be popping to pick it up as soon as I'm done with work for the day (no I didn't pull a sickie, but I was tempted), but until then, I...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

VCCP - eBay eBay has picked VCCP as its lead creative agency in Europe as it embarks on the next stage of its “brand evolution.” The announcement follows a competitive pitch during which the online marketplace sought out one agency to...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Edelman Deportivo Edelman UK is looking to Stockholm to accelerate its creative ambitions consolidating its capabilities under the Edelman Deportivo banner. Stockholm based Deportivo was described by Contagious in January 2017 as the “best and...

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Advertising

O2 champions live experiences in #FollowTheRabbit campaign

O2 today announces an exciting new advertising campaign, centred on embracing the life affirming nature of live experiences. The campaign, appearing around the UK from today (Thursday the 2nd of March), features a bright blue rabbit as the ultimate...

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Technology

Man builds bionic arm for his son using an Xbox and a 3D printer!

A Welsh father whose baby son’s arm had to be amputated has developed a custom bionic limb for baby Sol. Ben Ryan got the inspiration for the arm after studying the way spiders make their webs, and was prompted to develop it after being told...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Smörgåsbord - Visit Wales Welsh actor Luke Evans, who will star as Gaston in the new Disney remake of Beauty and the Beast, is starring in an atmospheric new TV ad for Visit Wales, designed to promote the country’s 2017 Year of...

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Technology

Mobile World Congress 2017: The Top Stories

The mobile tech community have descended in their compact droves on Barcelona this week for the 2017 Mobile World Congress, which appears to be expanded every year as the mobile market does likewise. This year, with smartphones reaching their peak of...

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Advertising

WCRS hijacks the Welsh flag in a fight against skin cancer

This week marks the launch of the hard hitting “Don’t Be A Lobster” campaign created by WCRS for Welsh charity Skin Care Cymru, a campaign that aims to raise awareness of skin cancer in the run up to the summer months. Skin cancer...

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Features

Engagement Insights®: Neuroscience Emerges in Creative Design

In the modern world, we’re bombarded by images: the average person is exposed to as many as 5,000 adverts every day. That’s one advert every 11.52 seconds. How do you make imagery stand out from an endless flood of data? This is the...

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Technology

Deutsch turn pollution into monsters for educational VR game

Advertising, design and digital agency Deutsch NY, visual content studio Ntropic and specialist VR company Tactic have launched an educational social good initiative called the “Hidden Dangers Project,” in conjunction with the nonprofit...

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Social Media

La La Land was robbed at the Oscars according to Social Media

Global media agency Carat analysed consumer sentiment around the Oscars on social media to determine the ‘audience votes’ ahead of the big announcement made on 26th February, when the underdog “Moonlight” walked away with the Best Picture...

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Inspiration

Creativepool City Guides: Glasgow

Dubbed the 'hippest place in Britain' by The Times, Glasgow is in the midst of a creative coming-of-age as the de-industrialised cityscape gives way to a subtle but steady innovatory transformation. But whilst it may have been overlooked in...

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Advertising

Former Grey London chairman brews world's best compostable coffee

This week saw the launch of “Halo,” a challenger coffee brand which aims to give people the world’s best coffee, in a way they want it, that’s best for the world. Halo is the world’s first fully compostable coffee capsule filled with the...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Powerful imagery with David Uzochukwu

David Uzochukwu is a talented, young visual artist living in Brussels. After first picking up a camera at the age of 13 he taught himself how to use it and developed a personal photography style through powerful self-portraiture. His hallmark...

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Design

Campaign for shocking David Bowie memorial in Brixton

A crowdfunding campaign to bring a lightning-bolt statue in memory of the sadly departed David Bowie to London is aiming to raise just under £1 million in 28 days. The campaign, which launched on the Crowdfunder website last week, was organised by a...

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Advertising

New York Times Oscars ad from Droga5 pisses off Trump

Advertising makes people angry sometimes. I get it. Those Go Compare spots and that notoriously broad moneysupermarket dance-off campaign could surely send even the most mild-mannered viewer into a fit of unbridled rage given the right circumstances....

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Bonfire Creative Intelligence - Bosch Following a competitive pitch process, Bosch has selected award-winning full service creative consultancy Bonfire Creative Intelligence to design and create POS for key product campaigns across Europe in 2017....

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Karmarama (See Hero Image) Karmarama has hired Rob Chandler and Daniel Prestes as Strategy Lead for Data-Driven Content and Strategy Director respectively. Rob joins Karmarama following a year-long consultancy role, working with companies such as...

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Entertainment

Creative Opinions on The Oscars 2017: A Social Media Monopoly?

The Oscars are, whilst almost as large a televisual draw as that 'other' big event in February, largely free from the burden of expectation when it comes to advertising. The fact is that nobody really talks about the ad breaks of the Academy Awards,...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi - D&AD Next Awards With only one week remaining for photographers and filmmakers to enter 2017’s D&AD Next Awards, F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi have released a new series of stop motion animations as the centre-piece of...

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Advertising

TBWA acquire majority stake in Lucky Generals

TBWA Worldwide, an advertising agency collective and an Omnicom Group company, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in leading independent UK creative agency Lucky Generals. Lucky Generals' founders, Helen Calcraft, Andy Nairn and Danny...

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