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Technology

Amazon Echo Look is Your Own Personal Robotic Stylist

It will come as a surprise to nobody who has ever met me that fashion is not exactly my raison d'être. Indeed, my wardrobe is primarily built up of affordable (cheap) jeans and 'quirky' t-shirts, with the occasional plaid dress shirt thrown in for...

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Top 10 Ads of the Week

TBWA - Boundary Road Brewery Robber’s Dog director, Daniel Borgman, shoots the epic return of the Chocolate Moose for Boundary Road Brewery. Following a multitude of pleading requests from Boundary Road Brewery fans around New Zealand, BRB has...

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DogPay Lets Your Dog Do The Shopping For You

When it comes to shopping, owners and dogs don’t often have the chance to do it together. But OgilvyOne and Purina’s Bakers brand have teamed up to put reality on hold for one day and make it possible for dogs to go shopping. Introducing...

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Technology

Amazon Launch Weather-Personalised Shopping

In 2017, we appear to be bombarded on a daily basis by tech stories that, only a few short years ago, would have appeared completely preposterous. Many of these innovations are also being spearheaded by the 'big three' consumer monoliths of Google,...

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CS Presents...How to be brave 31st May

When was the last time you were truly brave? Putting out a piece of work that challenges the status quo and makes you slightly scared about the reaction. And how many campaigns beyond ‘Fearless Girl’ have you seen in the last 12 months that...

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Ribena Unlock Ribenary World With Interactive AR App

Ribena has partnered with J. Walter Thompson London, Brass and Diverse Interactive to create an interactive app called “Doodle Your World,” which allows users to literally ‘doodle’ on their surroundings, by using Ribenary characters that come...

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Awards

733 Pencils awarded at D&AD 2017

The 55th D&AD Judging Week has come to a close; 733 Pencils have been in awarded in total, decided by juries made up of over 200 of the world’s top creatives. Entrants can visit www.dandad.org to see if they've won a Pencil, but they will have...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Finding light at the edges with Brighten the Corners

Named after a 1997 album by indie rock-band Pavement, Brighten the Corners have been enlivening the design industry since they founded their studio back in 1999 (with the aforementioned album presumably playing on the office stereo). In the 17 years...

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Trends

What the hell are you doing here? Find out for yourself.

The entire creative industry is talking about purpose. The purpose of a project. Doing work with purpose. ‘Great innovation. World changing idea. #purpose’. But no one’s talking about their own. So, as part of this year's D&AD...

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Technology

When AR and VR combined: Say hello to Mixed Reality

Don’t worry - I get it. You click on the title of this article and think “my god what?!” ANOTHER new medium, tech trend/fad/what-do-you-macallit I need to get my head around? Hush. Breathe. Sit down. Let me explain things to...

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Originality vs. Innovation

Originality is overrated. It's common to think that in order to be cutting-edge, to be at the top of your game and foremost in your field, you need to be original. But in reality, this just isn't true. You can have something completely original and...

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Entertainment

Nearly Normal Celebrate Record Store Day's 10th Anniversary

To celebrate Record Store Day's 10th anniversary this Saturday, Jelly London's masters of paper craft animation and illustration Nearly Normal were honoured to work with Vinylize!, an exhibition at Concerto Record Shop in Amsterdam. Vinylize!...

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Entertainment

Cheil Creatives Celebrate 10 years of Record Store Day

Strange as it might be, given the relentlessly 'progressive' nature of our entertainment, vinyl records have never been more popular in 2017. Whether it's a natural push back against the comparatively soulless, ephemeral nature of digital music...

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Features

Beach Meets : Patrick Savile

We first came across Patrick’s work many, many moons ago when he showed at the gallery at a People of Print exhibition - maybe back in 2011. But his recent show at Shoreditch mainstay Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes really blew us away. Get down there...

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Inspiration

Creativepool City Guides: Kiev

As a result of two, bloody revolutions, Russian tensions, and a never-ending series of crises, many of us overlook Kiev as a creative destination. But amongst the bloodshed and upheaval, a peaceful, creative core has emerged at the heart of the...

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Advice

How to decide your idea

*This tool only works if you have a clear focus question and have your ideas pinned down on post-it notes. We often read articles on “how to generate the million dollar idea”, but we rarely talk about how to decide on the idea. The...

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Technology

Can we save the world's coral reefs with 3D printing?

Over the last couple of years 3D printing has been used to build houses and bridges, create new body tissues and organs, and pioneered as a future development through which we'll be able to build space stations and space exploration devices in situ...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Addressing the entire world at what3words

what3words is the simplest way to talk about any location. This London-based startup has given every 3m x 3m square on the planet, a fixed and unique three word address which uses ordinary, everyday vocabulary across 14 languages. By saying...

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Channel 4 and ITV Unite Against Dementia for Alzheimer's Society

Channel 4 and ITV are uniting for the first time for a major brand campaign for the Alzheimer's Society, created by McCann London. Launching “United Against Dementia” today (Monday 24 April) from 20:55, this is the first time either TV...

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Technology

Arsenal and AKQA Launch Amazon Alexa Skill

Arsenal FC has become the first Premier League club to launch an Amazon Alexa Skill that will allow fans to live stream matches. Skills are Alexa’s in-built capabilities that enable users to interact with devices, like Amazon Echo and Echo Dot,...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

VCCP - Royal British Legion VCCP Media have been appointed The Royal British Legion’s media planning and buying agency following a competitive pitch process informed by Creativebrief. The incumbent was Maxus. The Royal British Legion was...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Odysseus Arms The San Francisco-based agency Odysseus Arms has added three new members to its creative team: Art Directors Luisa Betancourt and Jarrod Gustin; and Copywriter Clémence Pluche. Betancourt joins the agency from Eleven, where she...

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