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Awards

Are You the Best of the European Internet?

Calling all creators: the 6th Annual Lovie Awards Final Deadline is quickly approaching: Friday, 10th June. We are looking for the best of the European Internet, from websites, online advertising and video, to mobile apps and social media. The...

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Advertising

Cheil Hong Kong says chocolate is the cure for everything

There's something wonderfully cheeky about this integrated campaign from Cheil Hong Kong that I can't help but fall head-over-heel for. This is a tongue-in-cheek repositioning effort for the Very Chocolate brand, which prides itself as being made...

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Agency of the Week: MullenLowe

MullenLowe Profero launch new Magnum with Kendall Jenner The Magnum ice cream brand is working with reality TV star and model Kendall Jenner to launch a decadent new variant at the Cannes Film Festival. MullenLowe Profero has helped to launch Magnum...

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Entertainment

Hollywood comes to Cannes Lions for 2016

Cannes Lions has confirmed a show-stopping roster of star speakers set to keep the red carpet firmly in place outside the Palais des Festivals. Some of Hollywood’s most famous faces will unite with industry stars to share insights and...

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Advertising

Carnage: The UK’s first production company for car brands

It's rare indeed for an agency to limit itself to one specific area of the market, and rarer still for it to do so of its own accord from the get-go, but that's exactly what Ben Hampshire, former Managing Director of The Mill LA, has decided to do...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

BBH Sport: The Lawn Tennis Association Go Hit It The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has announced the launch of their first-ever brand campaign this week, and its a bit of a big hitter! “Go Hit It” is part of an effort by the brand to...

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Features

Why AI and robots will never compete with human creativity

The power of emotional intelligence There have been an increasing number of reports about the rapidly developing world of AI, where computers can learn to use big data independently. Most recently, Google yesterday announced it would begin...

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Advertising

Leo Burnett herald an unpredictable summer for a rebranded Co-op

The Co-op officially launched its Summer TV campaign this week, and it's a bit of a corker! “Be as unpredictable as the Summer” from Leo Burnett is kicking off with a 40-second commercial, accompanied by four 10 second ads, which together...

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News

The creative industry is 2% away from gender equality

Creativepool’s Annual Creative Industry Report, in partnership with creative digital recruitment specialists, IC Creative & Serendipity, surveyed over 2,500 industry professionals. The most suprising and encouraging finding revealed that ratio...

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Features

#fansofcannes: Oreo's wonderfilled

Ever wondered what makes a great campaign? wonder noun: 1. 
a feeling of amazement and admiration, caused by something beautiful, remarkable, or unfamiliar. "He observed the intricacy of the ironwork with the wonder of a child." 2. 
a person...

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Technology

Tech Tampons: Revolutionising the time of the month

Since ancient times, women have been using the same old products and techniques to manage mother nature’s monthly visit. We may be living in the noughties, but up until now our approach to female menstruation has been very firmly rooted in the...

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Advertising

TMW Unlimited ask if technology is ruining holiday sex

To test the theory that an addiction to technology (smartphones particularly) is the reason sex on holidays often does't live up to the expectations of modern couples, Durex has launched a social experiment, devised by TMW Unlimited, which tears...

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Advertising

Catch put some Cats on a Plane for Thomas Cook

Everyone knows that cats are essentially the gatekeepers of the internet, and as long as they continue to be cute, cuddly and prone to fits of random insanity, agencies and brands alike will continue to utilise their charms in all manner of inventive...

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News

The Clerkenwell Design Week Must-See Shortlist

Icon’s House of Culture at Fabric In its second year, Icon House of Culture will once again feature a curated selection of top international brands within it's extraordinarily raw surroundings. Dare...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Proximity London - Specsavers Specsavers is bringing in an external agency to handle its CRM for the first time, having previously handled all activity in house. After an extensive pitch process, which began last September, the retailer appointed...

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Advertising

D&AD 2016 awards 747 Pencils to winners

The 54th D&AD Professional Awards Ceremony took place Thursday night (19 May) in London, where two Black Pencils were awarded; the highest accolade in the creative industry. As well as being the most awarded design agency at the Ceremony, UK...

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Advertising

The Inaugural UK Effie Awards Winners Announced

Winners of the 2016 Effie UK programme were revealed last week at the inaugural Effie Awards Ceremony in London. All 2016 UK finalists were celebrated at BAFTA in London, with 11 of them taking away hardware. MullenLowe Group was named the Agency...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Politics to Chocolate, or both

Design Army - Harper Macaw Ahead of this year's heavily publicised and unprecedentedly divisive US presidential election, the creative gurus at Design Army are encouraging American citizens to chose their chocolate bars based on their political...

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Advertising

FCB Inferno support Get In and Go Far apprenticeship campaign

When it comes to taking that first step onto the career ladder, apprenticeships generally come a distant second to university, which is a real shame considering apprenticeships offer real world, paid working experience to young people from all...

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Advertising

RKCR/Y&R convince Brits to holiday at home

It has been said that we've explored almost as little of our own seas as we have of the great unknown void of outer space, and much the same can be said of our own country. Whilst many enthusiastic holiday goers jet off to warmer pastures every...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Publicis Worldwide Bruno Bertelli, the ECD of Publicis Worldwide Western Europe, and CEO of Publicis Worldwide Italy, has been promoted to the newly created role of Global Chief Creative Officer at Publicis Worldwide. He will report to Arthur...

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Advertising

Cheil Worldwide's latest innovations are improving life

Whilst it began life as an agency created specifically to service Samsung, Cheil has gone from strength to strength in recent years with work that continues to push boundaries and make people think. Here, we've highlighted two recent campaigns from...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Just So - DFS DFS UK - Ambassador Adam Peaty DFS launched the second phase of its Rio 2016 Olympic sponsorship campaign this week with profiles of three of Great Britain’s Olympic medal-winning hopefuls; cyclist Laura Trott, swimmer Adam...

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How to attract and hire a Millennial

Millennials (or Gen Y) is the name given to people born between 1980 and late 1990’s, and whilst you may imagine them to be young, could be anywhere between 18 and 35 years of age. In fact by the year 2020, half of our workforce will be...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Ogilvy & Mather

Ogilvy London & Aardman create Monster Stains Monster Stains: The Art of Stain Removal Ogilvy & Mather London have collaborated with Oscar-winning animation studio Aardman on a new campaign for Unilever’s laundry brand Persil. To demonstrate...

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Advertising

Wieden+Kennedy take us on a 360 tour of some Tiny Kitchens

“No kitchen too small for a dishwasher.” That’s the mantra Finish is working from with its new digital platform, produced in collaboration with Bosch. The platform in question is a fully immersive 360 degree experience that takes...

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Technology

The Hyperloop propulsion test is a resounding success

Tesla entrepreneur and all around tech mogul Elon Musk is kicking up quite a fuss about his Hyperloop high-speed transportation system, and with good reason. If the system lives up to its potential, it could revolutionise public transportation, to...

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Inspiration

Focal Point: Rough and ready with Linda Linko

Finnish illustrator Linda Linko mixes hand painted typography, collage and a rough and ready artistic style to create unique designs that blur the lines between illustration, art and design. With a client base including Adidas, ELLE magazine and...

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Advertising

BBDO and OMD make Grey Goose soar in cinematic new spot

Grey Goose, the world’s most popular premium vodka, is set to launch the next chapter of its “Fly Beyond” brand platform with a new campaign from BBDO, which is part of the brand's significant global investment in driving category...

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Design

PearsonLloyd design smart bins for Joseph Joseph

We've already had smart fridges, smart toasters and entire smart kitchens, so it was only a matter of time before someone decided to create a smart bin. Enter the London-based design studio PearsonLloyd, who are no strangers to intelligent waste,...

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