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Grey London build an interactive drinking buddy for Beer52

Edinburgh-based craft beer club, Beer52.com, which delivers a different selection of beers to its members’ doors each month, is celebrating its February collaboration with the Stone brewery (voted the world’s best brewery on RateBeer) by...

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Design

Netflix get Abstract for the Art of Design series

Netflix has announced the launch of a new documentary series that takes an in-depth look inside the beating heart of the design industry, in much the same manner as their previous, critically acclaimed series, “Chef's Table,” looked at the world...

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Trends

Design Trends 2017: Upcycling

The concepts of building something out of nothing and finding gold in somebody else's garbage are very much at the heart of a trend that could very well be seen as a euphemism for 2017 as a whole, given the widespread disappointment with the...

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Features

Sound Sells

The psychology of persuasion - what makes us buy one product over another - has been widely researched and the importance of visual triggers in influencing buying decisions is widely understood. However, the importance of what we hear is often...

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Design

Designs unveiled for Moontopia, the self-sufficient lunar colony

Ever since the great space race of the 1960s, mankind has dreamt of living amongst the stars, and whilst the concept of lunar colonisation has been a mainstay of science fiction for decades, it's only recently that the idea appears to be broaching...

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Copa90 lets brands 'buy audiences' with FC90

Copa90, the world's largest independent football business and definitive youth football brand, has launched an innovative new ad product that allows brands to buy into the company's audience share. Copa90 has more than 12 million subscribers globally...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Breaking the rules with Broken Fingaz Crew

Founded in 2001, multidisciplinary art collective, Broken Fingaz, is regarded as one of the first of its kind to emerge from Haifa, Israel. In over a decade working together the group have become renowned for an eye-catching style inspired by...

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Technology

What we've learned from Clinton's digital presidential campaign

Back in 2008 when Obama first ran for president, the iPhone was only a year old and Facebook wasn’t yet the world’s largest social network. Obama’s digital strategy was savvy and helped to mobilise voters who were already actively...

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Entries For Kancil Awards 2017 Now Open (UPDATED)

Entry submissions for the Kancil Awards 2017 is now open, including for the first time in 20 years, social media-based entries. The Kancil Awards, which was traditionally held in the last quarter of the year, will from this year be a permanent...

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Careers

What I look for in a Comic Artist...

I've commissioned a fair amount of art in my time. Some of it comic based, some just one-off pieces in a particular style for a particular brief. I know what I'm looking for and what I expect when I commission a project. In my side career as a comic...

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Awards

7 Reasons why you should enter the Annual 2017

1. You will get your work on the desks of the industry’s leading directors from around the world. The Annual physically gets your work in front of those people who have achieved ‘epicness’ throughout their career. As well as 165...

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Entertainment

The President Trump Inauguration: Laughing Through the Tears

With Donald J. Trump set to claim the mantle of “World's Most Powerful Man” this afternoon, I thought it was about time to start laughing through the tears. So, instead of pontificating on the dark days ahead when the real estate tycoon,...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

AB - Exeter University Leading South West digital marketing agency, AB, has formed a new partnership with Exeter University, which will see the agency help to deliver two digital marketing courses to the next generation of marketers. A total of 130...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

m/SIX m/SIX has hired Alistair MacCallum, former CEO at Omnicom’s M2M, as its UK Chief Executive, allowing Jess Burley to focus on her role as Global CEO. m/SIX, which is a joint venture between The&Partnership and GroupM, experienced strong...

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Technology

Airbus planning to test Flying Cars by the end of 2017

In a move that will delight anyone who has ever seen Back to the Future 2 or The Fifth Element, Airbus is reportedly planning to test self-piloted personal aircraft by the end of the year, primarily as a means of reducing traffic on inner-city roads....

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Events

Skill up for 2017 with 4 key Creative Super Powers

We are ushering in the new year with our first CS Presents of 2017 and it’s all about Creative Super Powers… Do you remember what it was like to be a child. Go find a LEGO set and start to build off plan. Remember what it was like to be...

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Economy

Donald Trump vs Architects of America on Climate Change

More than 250 American architecture practices have signed an open letter to Donald Trump ahead of the president-elect's inauguration on Friday. A host of firms including Snøhetta, Brooks + Scarpa, Deborah Berke Partners and Lorcan O'Herlihy...

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Advice

You need to find time to write…

I have a relatively busy life. Beyond my 9-6 job in London as a Creative Director, I have to spend 2 hours either side commuting to and from work, 5 days a week. I generally stagger in from 8pm, I find I'm pretty exhausted, hungry, creatively drained...

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ANR BBDO starts the first Trade Union for AI

Digitisation, robotics and globalisation mean the labour market is in constant change, and the Swedish Part Model (the collaboration between trade unions and employers' organisations) is part of that journey. TCO, The Swedish trade union...

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Amsterdam introduces contactless payment jackets for the homeless

An innovative new method of donating money to the homeless using a contactless payment system fitted to a winter jacket is being tested on the streets of Amsterdam. Created by ad agency N=5, the product is designed to help well-wishers give one Euro...

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