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Top 10 Hires of the Week

FinchFactor FinchFactor has appointed Sarah Taylor to the role of Global Client Service Director. The appointment comes in response to an increased cross-border focus and the recent launch of its third international office. With further expansion in...

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Cannes Lions 2017: Top Speaking Sessions at the Palais

Whilst it's the awards and the general glamour of Cannes that might dominate headlines, the real heart of Cannes Lions lies in the festival's celebrated speaking sessions. Championing the sharing of ideas and the betterment of the creative...

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YouTube unveils pre-Cannes Lions ad leaderboard

With Cannes Lions 2017 on the horizon, YouTube has today released their special edition Cannes YouTube Ads Leaderboard celebrating the most popular global video ads since last year’s festival. Please note that this is purely for fun, given that...

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Leo Burnett's 2017 Cannes Lions Predictions

Leo Burnett has published its 30th annual Cannes Predictions of the top 25 contenders ahead of the 64th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The annual Leo Burnett Cannes Predictions has a track record of nearly 85% accuracy in...

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Technology

Getty Images announces global VR partnership with Jaunt

Getty Images has announced an exclusive global distribution partnership with Jaunt, the industry leader in high quality cinematic virtual reality. The new partnership will enable Getty Images to provide premium cinema-grade VR video to enable...

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Design

Adobe brings to life the 100-year old brushes of Edvard Munch

Adobe has today announced an innovative, first of its kind project, The Hidden Treasures of Creativity, which will digitally recreate the over 100-year old paint brushes of Edvard Munch to inspire a new generation of master painters. In collaboration...

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Design

Asif Khan opens £2 million UK expo pavilion

Designer and architect Asif Khan’s energy-inspired design for the UK pavilion at Astana Expo 2017 has officially opened to the public. More than 100 nations including the UK are participating in this year’s three-month long Expo, which...

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News

Creativepool heads to Cannes Lions 2017

As the annual pilgrimage to the French Riviera draws closer, Creativepool is excited to announce the full list of events taking place in Cannes for the network. All week keep your eyes turned to the Magazine for the latest coverage of events,...

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Can you guess the iconic movie hotels from these adverts by WCRS?

The best films create a world that far outlives their running time. Places so real, you could almost visit them. It was this thought that led WCRS Senior Creatives David Dearlove and Richard Nott, and award-winning photographer Garry Simpson, to...

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Technology

Airbnb launches Open Homes refugee housing platform

I've yet to have a bad experience in an Airbnb. Granted I might just have been lucky, but then the vast majority of my friends have shared equally positive experiences, so maybe they really do have an excellent vetting process (for balance, if anyone...

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Entertainment

Proximity introduce us to the Orgasm Sound Library

A total of 22.5% of Spanish women reportedly never or rarely orgasm during sexual intercourse, although many of them feel under pressure to do so (and, what’s more, in the manner that their male partners expect). This means that 52% fake it...

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Video Games

Super Nintendo Land: Mario kart, leaked plans and patents

Anyone who has ever cursed the name of a blue shell or screamed bloody murder at a well placed banana peel will undoubtedly be planning a trip to Japan at some point in the near future. I'm referring, of course, to the Nintendo theme park currently...

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Uber launches first major UK TV campaign

Uber appears to be quite aggressively targeting the UK with its new brand campaign “Where to?” The campaign saw Uber’s first UK TV advert air at the weekend, with a series of out-of-home media also going live from today. The...

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Grey Germany shockingly opens people's eyes to the horror of FGM

Worldwide more than 200 million women are affected by the cruel “tradition” of FGM (female genital mutilation), with over 48,000 of them living in Germany. Nevertheless, the problem is simply not visible to most people. TERRE DES FEMMES...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Snacks, whales, dolphins and other stories

BrandOpus - 9NINE 9NINE has unveiled a new identity and packaging for their range of healthy snacks with the help of leading strategic brand packaging design agency BrandOpus. Originally named “9Bar,” the brand needed to elevate itself...

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Wieden+Kennedy celebrate a year of Pokémon Go

It might not seem like it, it's been almost a year since the international phenomenon that was Pokémon Go made its debut. Whilst the numbers of Pokémon players has dwindled significantly in recent months, the game still rides high on both the Apple...

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Technology

Google Ad Blocker: Don't get too excited, it might be a bad thing

Google recently announced that it will launch a version of the Chrome web browser that will automatically block intrusive ads in early 2018, following an earlier announcement from Apple that it too would be introducing an ad blocker to its Safari web...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Mediacom North MediaCom North, already one of the biggest billing agency outside London, is setting its sights even higher by creating a new board of directors for the group which now includes the recently acquired Code Computerlove (Code). Paul...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

PRMEDIACO - Valencia The Valencia Region Tourism Board has selected PR MEDIACO to run its PR activity in the UK market throughout 2017. The remit involves the promotion of the whole Valencia Region, Eastern Spain, which includes well-known...

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News

Cannes Lions 2017: Top parties you must attend

As adland prepares to descend upon the south of France for the annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, we have pulled together a list of the parties you should definitely be seen at. Please note, most events are exclusive and...

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General Election 2017: Adland Roundup

It's finally here. The 8th of June, 2017. Snap UK General Election Day. A day that will live in infamy. Probably. In all honesty, the vast majority of us are probably just glad we can finally draw a line under all of this divisive piffle tomorrow and...

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Advice

How to create ideas collectively

There’s no such thing as “creative genius”. Everyone can be creative with the right tools and methods. As a matter of fact, we are more creative when we are working together with others. I have listed six steps to use when you...

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Wieden+Kennedy unveil Equinox LGBTQAlphabet

Lifestyle brand Equinox has unveiled “LGBTQAlphabet: Six Letters Will Never Be Enough,” a short film that expands the definition of “LGBTQA” into a full alphabet with 26 distinct opportunities to proudly communicate who you...

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