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Top 10 Hires of the Week

MEC Tonic MEC UK has hired Sarah Salter to lead MEC Tonic, its innovation division, Jason Dormieux, the MEC UK CEO announced this week. The brand innovation space is at a pivotal point, as innovation has yet to deliver returns that brands are...

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Features

Interviews on AI: Connecting Automation and Intelligence

Alongside my recent pieces, Tech Trends: AI in 2017 and Creative Opinions on AI, I also conducted a series of interviews with some varied and insightful industry figures about their own experiences, hopes, thoughts, feelings and fears regarding the...

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Top 10 Ads of the Week

J. Walter Thompson/MPC - Berocca J. Walter Thompson London and Berocca have introduce “Roccy,” a chameleon who body pops to Panjabi MC, in a brand new through-the-line campaign that aims to get the UK energised this spring. Berocca is...

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Design

The tape that turns everything into Lego!

Lego fans can now build outwards from walls, chair legs, household objects or the backs of other toys using an ingenious new studded tape. The Nimuno Loops tape is the creation of the Cape Town-based designers Anine Kirsten and Max Basler, who...

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Technology

Tech Trends: AI in 2017

Artificial intelligence was a pretty universally feared and mistrusted concept until very recently, one that was largely ignored by the mainstream media, and relegated instead to the fringes of science fiction. In 2017, however, AI is everywhere....

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Advertising

MEC reveal the Face of Advertising at Advertising Week Europe

Ever wondered what the face of advertising looks like? The picture above is the result of MEC’s initiative at Advertising Week Europe yesterday, which used photographs of attendees and a bespoke facial merging tool to capture this image. The...

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RPM Launch Cadbury Egg Hunts at National Trust Properties

Independent creative agency, RPM, recently revealed fresh details of Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt in partnership with the National Trust and National Trust for Scotland. The annual Easter egg hunt, which launches on Friday 14th April and runs...

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Technology

How AI is changing the fashion industry

Of all the terms that spring to mind when we talk about the fashion industry’s upward trajectory, ‘deep learning’ and ‘big data’ probably aren’t the first to come to mind. Behind glitzy exteriors though, these...

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Inspiration

Inside the Mind of Guilherme Jahara, CCO at F.biz

Guilherme Jahara has been Chief Creative Officer at São Paulo’s F.biz since January 2014, a position he took on with more than 20 years' experience in the industry already under his belt. Guilherme's resume is a rather dazzling affair -...

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Technology

Top Stories from SXSW 2017

The Infinity installation that immerses visitors in patterns of light Light projected into a mirrored room created seemingly infinite patterns in a remarkable installation by the Turkish artist Refik Anadol at this year's SXSW festival. For the...

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Technology

Top Stories from the Wearable Technology Show 2017

Nimb ring doubles as a panic alarm The Nimb Ring hides a panic button that sends an alert to friends and emergency services if the wearer is in trouble. The button is concealed in the underside of the ring, which otherwise resembles a normal piece...

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Publicis launch conversation-changing #NotSpecialNeeds initiative

Publicis and CoorDown, Italy’s national organisation for people with Down syndrome, are launching the conversation-changing initiative, #NotSpecialNeeds, with the goal of driving a cultural shift in the approach to Down syndrome awareness. The...

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Economy

TMW help crack down on anti-competitive Business Cartels

A campaign aimed at cracking down on cartels by encouraging people to report illegal cartel activity has been launched by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA). This is the first ad campaign by the CMA; the government body responsible for...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: A type of art at Optimo Type Foundry

Optimo was initiated in 1998 as a bachelor project by Gilles Gavillet, Stéphane Delgado and David Rust. It was a way for them to release their own fonts, and Optimo became part of the first wave of digital foundries to emerge in the 1990s as a...

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Advertising

Havas joins list of names pulling ads from YouTube

There was a great deal on internet chatter over the weekend regarding brands (both major and minor) pulling their ads from YouTube following the revelations from the ongoing investigation from The Times, which found that ads from brands including...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Quorn, Hellmann's, and Vocation Brewery

WPA Pinfold - Harvey's Brewery WPA Pinfold has designed the packaging and branding for Harvey’s Brewery’s new craft beer range, which looks to target a younger audience with a painterly style. The consultancy worked with a local artist...

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Design

Jameson launch 50,000 NFC bottles for Saint Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day activations are actually a little thin on the ground this year, but one that caught my eye (perhaps due in no small part to my personal fondness of the brand) was Jameson Whiskey, who are celebrating the launch of their very...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

JJ Creative Integrated marketing agency JJ Creative has recruited two highly established creatives, with over 40 years of combined industry experience, to add to their growing team. Rick Gillham and Kat Wild join the Oxfordshire-based JJ, whose...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Grey London/Cirkle/Bountiful Cow - Lily's Kitchen Lily’s Kitchen, the UK’s number one ethical pet food brand, has appointed a roster of three agencies to drive awareness, fame and conversion of its ‘naturally nutritious’ food...

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Design

Explosive D&AD 2017 creative from The Beautiful Meme

Courtesy of The Beautiful Meme, the D&AD Festival 2017 creative was unveiled this week - with an explosion of colours, textures and shapes representing the ever shifting nature of our category, thinking and work. This year, the iconic D&AD Pencils...

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Social Media

David Bowie Stamps launched into space by Royal Mail

LIDA has partnered with Royal Mail to develop a competition delivered through social media to support the launch of a new collection of special stamps to honour the late David Bowie that went on sale this week. The ten-stamp set features six images...

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Design

VCCP help ASICS launch Beauty and the Beast trainers

To coincide with the release of Disney’s live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast,” which stars Emma Watson and is looking set to be one of the most popular films of the year when it's released in UK cinemas on March 17th, ASICS have...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

DUKE - Foxy Bingo and Casino Foxy Bingo and Casino recently launched a series of six tongue-in-cheek ads for its new above-the-line (ATL) campaign. Created by London based creative agency DUKE, the first ad, “Dance Moves,” premiered last...

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Features

Creative Opinions: VR (The Emotional Connection)

Dan Phillips, Head of Digital and Interactive at MPC Advertising Cutting to the core of who we are and evoking primitive human emotion forms the basis of experiences that are talked about, shared and remembered. In advertising, therefore, it is no...

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Technology

Visions in VR: The Emotional Connection

By it's very nature, virtual reality can be an emotionally draining thing to experience if you're not prepared for it and the creative industries are starting to realise that, if they utilise this more immediate connection effectively, they can...

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Technology

Google finally kills off the dreaded Captcha code

Anyone who has spent any time online in the last decade has probably found themselves at the business end of a Captcha code. Perhaps the most obtrusive and outdated aspect of the entire internet, these codes exist in order to tell humans apart from...

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Advertising

Advertising Week Europe and Gravity Road get RUDE for 2017

Gravity Road have launched a new campaign for Advertising Week Europe, the continent’s largest annual gathering of ad tech, advertising, creative, entertainment, marketing and media industry leaders. The multi-media campaign will support the annual...

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