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TBWA remain airborne in Singapore

TBWA Worldwide has managed to hold on to one of the most coveted advertisers in Asia after it was announced yesterday that its Singapore Airlines (SIA) contract had been renewed without a pitch. There was speculation that the airline could be putting...

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Technology

ClearPeople announce new Senior Leadership dream team

The award-winning independent, creative, digital and technology consultancy ClearPeople, has just announced a new Senior Leadership team that will include Wesley Hogg as digital strategy services director, Luke Smith as cloud services manager, and...

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Design

World Rugby gets a much needed facelift

This year's International Rugby Board World Rugby Conference and Exhibition (that's a mouthful) concluded with the first official unveiling of the new logo and look of the board's freshly named “World Rubgy” group. The rebranding process...

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Social Media

Give a Crap this World Toilet Day

Some of the richest people in the world are being urged on social media to show that they “Give a crap” about clean water by WaterAid, the international charity that transforms “Millions of lives every year with clean water, safe...

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Europcar adopt a fresh digital Persona

The car rental firm, Europcar, recently announced that it would be shifting its digital advertising strategy, beginning with a campaign that uses Affectv's Persona Discovery Platform. Affectv is a digital advertising agency that calls itself an...

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FedEx and AMV/BBDO heat up China

FedEx, the American global courier delivery service, is looking to bolster interest in its UK division with a new film featuring the famed Nevisian hot sauce maker Llewellyn Clarke, whose “Hot Pepper Sauce,” is shown travelling from the...

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Publicis Worldwide adopts another Australian child

The Australian digital agency, Pusher, has announced a partnership with Publicis Worldwide, with the agency's 17 Sydney staff and eight Brisbane staff set to move into Publicis offices, and two staff members opening an office in Melbourne off the...

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M&C Saatchi finally crack New York

After two unsuccessful attempts to crack the highly competitive New York market, the London-based M&C Saatchi have finally made some headway. It was announced earlier this morning, that the agency had bought a minority stake in the successful New...

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The Most Influential Black Person in Britain

Karen Blackett OBE, chief executive of WPP's MediaCom, has recently been named “The Most Influential Black Person in Britain” by Powerlist magazine, but the 43-year old leader of the UK's largest media agency still thinks it's odd that...

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Technology

Facebook go to work and connect developing world

Though Facebook has already monopolised the social media market when it comes to our personal lives, it appears Mark Zuckerberg isn't content on stopping there. Sources familiar with the matter have hinted liberally at Facebook's plans to build a...

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Razorfish aquires one of the coolest offices ever

It was announced yesterday that select Nurun offices will be joining Razorfish Global, the new Publicis Groupe network ran by Razorfish and Rosetta. The move arrives following the announcement of the Publicis Groupe's recent acquisition of the global...

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Inspiration

10 Facts: How to create a successful brand

“Whether you’re a business looking for more success or tasked with developing brands, having a clear focus will save you time, money and tears.” The team at TEN Creative has designed a handy infographic and guide to share. 1....

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What do Lionel Messi and Neil Patrick Harris have in common?

The answer to the headline question is simple; they both appear in groundbreaking new campaigns, with one starring in a campaign for an international airline, and the other starring in a campaign for a 90-year-old fashion brand. Neil Patrick Harris,...

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Technology

Uber hits Leeds and courts Spotify

Uber is the revolutionary taxi service that's taken the US by storm and is set to make a similar impression over here as it moves into its third English City; Leeds, following successful debuts in London and Manchester. The Uber technology platform...

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Advertising

Grey Singapore is awarded for 'human calligraphy'

At this year's New York Festival Global Awards, the plate was swept almost clean by Grey Group Singapore, with the Asia Pacific branch of the international advertising agency taking home five Global awards, three finalist certificates and the...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Landor Stuart Sproule will be leaving TBWA for Landor Associates according to an announcement made yesterday by the global brand consulting firm. Sproule will report the Landor CEO Lois Jacobs at its New York office on Monday as the new president of...

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Business Roundup

Lida Lida was recently awarded a £5 million direct and digital fundraising account for Oxfam after a competitive pitch against Rapp, Atomic and the incumbent agency, WPB Chameleon. The London-based direct marketing agency will be tasked with...

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Amazon take the Kindle to India

Amazon are launching its first campaign in India for the Kindle Paperwhite, with the aim of finally making e-reading acceptable in India. The campaign from Leo Burnett agency Orchard Advertising, focuses on a 3-minute digital film called...

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Technology

Vodafone take on Virgin in broadband and TV wars

Vodafone is set to take on Virgin and Sky, using its business fibre network and BT Openreach infrastructure. The announcement follows a period of significant growth for the telecoms company, who nudged up their full-year core earnings forecast to...

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Technology

Yellow Pages Rebrand, will they make a comeback?

Chances are, if you grew up in the 1980's and 90's, you're well aware of the Yellow Pages. For those of you too young to remember a time when it took 10 minutes to log onto the internet; the Yellow Pages was a vast tome, delivered free to each...

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Advertising

Rubicon Project claim Quantcast's top honours

Leading advertising automation company Rubicon Project, was recently named as the number 1 ad platform in the world by Quantcast, the audience measurement company that draws its statistics from more than half a billion people worldwide. Quantcast...

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Technology

YouTube's Key, the future of online music

YouTube, the infinitely successful video streaming site now owned by Google, announced a new service yesterday, which might well out-do Spotify at their own game. If it lives up to its own hype that is. YouTube Music Key attempts to radically alter...

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Awards

Creativepool breaks LinkedIn's stranglehold on innovation

London - 12 November 2014. Creativepool, has been named the joint winner of the Best Innovation in Online Recruitment Award with LinkedIn at the 14th Annual NORA Awards - proving that boutique companies have the nous, the creativity and the chops to...

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Design

Singapore, a new age of creativity

An hour or two at Singapore airport on a stop over to Indonesia or Oceania is often the closest that people ever get to visiting Singapore. Their loss. One of the only pieces of trivia people know about Singapore is that chewing gum is illegal, but...

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Economy

Pizza Hut attempt to “Reinvent the Pizza”

Far from simply unveiling a couple of new flavours and a slight revamp of the old logo, Pizza Hut has been given a complete face-lift with ten new flavours of crust, five new ingredients, four new “Drizzles”, eleven new recipes and the...

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Advertising

Deja Vu as Yahoo take on AOL with new $640 million acquisition

It would appear that Yahoo are looking to beat AOL at their own game (welcome back to the late 90's!) with the $640 million acquisition of programmatic video-advertising platform BrightRoll. The deal, which is expected to close early next year, seeks...

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Advertising

Carat strike gold with £550 million Government account

The Dentsu Aegis Network's Carat agency has officially snatched the £550 million UK Government buying account from GroupM, the media-buying division of WPP, after GroupM filed a claim at the high court in London to challenge the decision. The...

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Entertainment

Spotify CEO bites back at Taylor Swift

Country darling turned stratospheric pop star Taylor Swift caused a minor uproar last week when she (or more accurately her record label) decided to pull her back catalogue from Spotify, including the new album “1989,” which is set to...

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Entertainment

Silicon Valley & Hollywood merge at the Breakthrough Prize Awards

Sunday night saw Silicon Valley's elite rubbing shoulders with some of Hollywood's biggest stars at the 2014 Breakthrough Prize award ceremony, which saw pioneering scientists share the £23 million prize pot. The lavish ceremony at California's...

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Advertising

X marks the spot for Motorola and DigitasLBi

The Publicis Groupe owned global marketing and technology company DigitasLBi, has recently been named in the Media Plan of the Year competition, with their work for the Motorola Moto X smartphone earning them pride of place in the “Campaign...

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Advertising

M&C Saatchi are shaking things up!

There was some big news coming out of M&C Saatchi yesterday. Firstly, Public Health England (PHE) awarded its consumer engagement PR brief to the agency, with Freuds, which currently holds the contract, but was unable to pitch directly, as a...

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Technology

China build world's first un-hackable computer network

China will soon be the proud owners of the world's most secure computer network, meaning all communications between Shanghai and Beijing will be (theoretically at least) completely impenetrable to hackers, giving the fledgling superpower a...

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Advice

Blogging: what are the rules? Are there any?

by Ashley Morrison The other day, I was at a party and talking to someone who wrote for a technical magazine. Personally, I'm a generalist; unlike him, I don't have one particular area of expertise. So that means, as a freelance copywriter, I've...

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Manchester United goes anime like Kill Bill

The Manchester United stars Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Angel di Maria have transformed into Anime characters for a new campaign. The “Hungry To Win” campaign for global marketing partner, Nissin Foods, aims to deepen the club's...

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