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Advice

10 Writing Tools And Apps That Will Make Designing Easier

Graphic design is a complex and ever evolving industry. That means that as a designer, you're always looking to keep up with what's happening. Internet technology has made finding tools that will actually help you stay ahead of the curve easier, too....

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Awards

Final call for entry: The Rado Star Prize UK

Last Chance to apply to win £5,000, exhibit at designjunction and receive a Rado watch. The Rado Star Prize UK is a unique opportunity for emerging designers who are graduating now, or have recently graduated. Rado is working with...

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Design

Has the Banksy Brexit mural backfired?

A mural by street artist Banksy recently appeared in the English town of Dover on Sunday last week, showing a worker chipping a star away from the European Union flag. The four-storey artwork, located on the wall of a derelict building beside the...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Double Concentrate Double Concentrate, the Newcastle-based digital creative agency, has scored a hat-trick of new hires after adding industry veteran Gareth Howells to its team as part of an appointment triple. Howells was one of the founders of...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Droga5 London - Secret Escapes Secret Escapes, the luxury travel club, has appointed Droga5 London to handle its advertising account. Droga5 London, which won the account following a pitch process against 101, will develop a new strategy and...

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Social Media

Snapchat shares plummet after disastrous debut

Last night, shares in the boldly named Snap, the parent company of the snap-happy social media picture sharing titan Snapchat, fell by almost a quarter after the app reported significant losses and poor user growth. The company's first results as a...

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Advertising

Richard Branson and Y&R London open Dyslexic Sperm Bank

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson has supported the launch of a new charity, Made by Dyslexia, at the world’s first “dyslexic sperm bank.” Made by Dyslexia is a global charity led by successful and famous dyslexics, and its purpose is to help...

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Technology

Visions in VR: Is the VR boom over before it started?

It would, perhaps, be unfair to say that the VR bubble has burst, because from where I'm sitting, it looks as though the bubble has barely left the niche market that spawned it. Yet, with so many headsets now sat gathering dust in closets and display...

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Technology

Digital Leaders announce DL100 finalists

Digital Leaders, the global initiative for promoting effective, long-term digital transformation across government and industries, has today announced the finalists who make up the DL100 list for 2017 and opened the public vote. The independent list...

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Features

What's on your mind Facebook?

At Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference last month, the social media monolith revealed a – up unto now – secret department called Building 8, which has been working behind the scenes on the company’s most secretive and controversial...

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Economy

Sadiq Khan on the hunt for London's first chief digital officer

Ever since Sadiq Khan was elected as the Mayor of London last year, he's appeared, to me at least, to be the one progressive spark in an otherwise almost oppressively right-wing and regressive current regime. He's not perfect, but he's certainly a...

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Advertising

HP ‘Instant Ink’ campaign encourages millennials to print

Featuring its innovative Instant Ink subscription service and compatible Deskjet 3730 all-in-one printer, HP has teamed up with creative agency Brave to develop a series of online content. The videos serve as a tongue-in-cheek yet relatable take on...

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Advertising

M&S get radical with new campaign from Grey

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is urging the nation to “spend it well” in a new brand campaign that marks a “radical departure” from its previous marketing. The work is the first from M&S since it ended its 16-year relationship with...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Brand & Deliver Hayley Lawrence, Director of Events and member of the Board at integrated marketing agency Brand & Deliver, has been appointed to the role of Managing Director. Founder Ben Gallop will remain in the position of CEO, handing over...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Proximity London - Virgin Atlantic/Virgin Holidays As part of a three month competitive pitch, it has been announced that Virgin Atlantic have named Proximity London as its customer engagement and strategic agency. Joining sister brand Virgin...

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Inspiration

The greatest logo ever created... In Croydon

Station Road in Croydon is hardly the world’s most glamourous street. A winding row of semi-derelict buildings squashed up against mobile phone repair shops. However, up above a boarded up shop called ‘itters needs’, I spotted the...

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Entertainment

May the fourth be with you: Best of Star Wars Day 2017

As perhaps the only instance of a cheesy pun becoming an international (though admitedly unofficial) holiday, Star Wars Day is certainly unique, but then, Star Wars is a pretty unique franchise. By blending the worlds of science fiction and fantasy,...

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Advertising

MassiveMusic Lands in Japan with Opening of Tokyo Office

International music agency MassiveMusic has extended its global reach with the opening of a new office in Tokyo, as the worldwide network officially lands in Japan. Deciding that “the sun should never set on MassiveMusic,” the opening of...

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