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Hoverboards you say? Yes Please!

Anyone who has ever seen Back to the Future Part 2 has no doubt spent the best part of the last few decades longing for the day when the likes of self-tying shoelaces and hoverboards would become a tangible reality. Well the wait is almost over (at...

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The Big Apple just got a little bit juicer with GSP&P

In a move that reveals a certain symmetry with its parent office, which claimed the San Francisco Examiner as one of its first client back in the 1980's, the New York arm of Goodby Silverstein & Partners has landed a big city tabloid as one of its...

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Careers

Not a morning person? Get flexi-time

As the mornings grow darker and colder and the winter chills creep in, the desire to stay in bed wrapped in the duvet for an extra hour gets stronger. Most of us would love the opportunity to change our working patterns to suit our lifestyle better...

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Advertising

CAA Marketing scoop new creative director from Ogilvy & Mather

CAA Marketing, the marketing division of the Creative Artists Agency (one of Hollywood's top talent agencies), has hired former Ogilvy & Mather Paris executive director and creative director Fred Levron to fill the same role at their Los Angeles...

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Advertising

David Beckham acts like James Bond & VCCP hire David Brent

David Beckham; retired international football hero, noted philanthropist and unofficial UK ambassador, has collaborated with filmmaker Guy Ritchie in a new ad for his Haig Club Scotch Whisky, a venture he can add to his already enviable marketing...

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Features

Why are ads for video games so dishonest?

I don't know about you, but I don't play video games. I'd argue that they're a bit childish, but I like plenty of childish things: Bagpuss, Thunderbirds, The Muppets - I think they're all terrific, so that's not the problem. No, I think it's a...

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Advertising

Karmarama bail on BBC creative review

Karmarama dropped out of the statutory review yesterday for the BBC's creative account, which is looking more lucrative than ever before following the recent ambitious BBC Music ad (created by Karmarama) featuring a host of celebrated artists...

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Social Media

Crimson Hexagon expands to WeWork's new South Bank location

The social media monitoring and analysis software company Crimson Hexagon, recently opened its new European headquarters on London's South Bank within the “WeWork London” workspace. The new office is home to a team that's expected to...

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Advertising

JWT & KitKat want to get rid of Gordon

JWT Amsterdam have launched a new integrated campaign for Nestle's KitKat chocolate brand, which aims to promote the new KitKat Double Chunky Caramel through “The first-ever nationwide break.” The campaign, which is entitled “Give...

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Technology

Dyson Thinks Your Humidifier is Unhealthy

Renowned British technology company and vacuum cleaner dons Dyson, recently launched its first humidifier, but unlike most humidifiers, which have been known to spread unwanted, potentially harmful bacteria, Dyson's claim their industry-first model...

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Advertising

McCann's Nestle account gains new global ECD

It was announced yesterday that Adrian Botan has been promoted to the role of global executive creative director for the McCann Worldgroup's Nestle account. Botan will join fellow global executive creative directors James Dawson-Hollis, Bill Wright...

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Advertising

Former Leo Burnett employees make exciting moves in ad land

Luke Atkinson, former head of planning at Leo Burnett Sydney, will be moving to New York to serve as vice president of consumer and cultural planning for Smirnoff vodka. Atkinson left Leo Burnett earlier in the year to get married and was replaced by...

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Advertising

Bose goes all in with IPG and WPP

The UK-based audio equipment maker Bose recently consolidated its media agency business between Interpublic Group and WPP shops after a lengthy review, which began in the spring. The review, which was supported by the London-based search consultancy...

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Advertising

Rob Lowe unleashes his painfully awkward side for DirecTV

In a new ad for DirecTV, the American satellite TV provider and broadcaster, Rob Lowe stars as a man who is painfully awkward as he continues to give his reputation as a handsome, Hollywood heartthrob a run for its money following the already...

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Advertising

The Ad World Weekend Roundup (20/10/14)

The last week has seen quite a few notable moves in ad world, with a few significant appointments that I've already touched on (including Lindsay Pattison's appointment to global CEO of Maxus), as well as those listed below. Nils Leonard has been...

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Advertising

Snapchat move into the advertising game stateside

Over the weekend, popular picture messaging service Snapchat (which has been in the news of late due to the recent server hacks dubbed “The Snappening” by opportunistic perverts everywhere) revealed its first ads for US users, a move that...

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Social Media

VivaKi sponsor original AOL On Network shows

VivaKi has been announced as the exclusive advertising partner of four new AOL Originals shows that will be available exclusively through the AOL On network in the UK and across AOL owned publishers and sites such as The Huffington Post, Engadget and...

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Technology

Design your own “Monster Hunting” experience this Halloween

A leading name in Augmented Reality enabled products and entertainment has recently partnered with the UK supermarket chain Asda to bring the “Asda Spook Squad” to life in an “Monster Hunting” experience developed by Momentum...

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Advertising

Two significant promotions in the ad world

Two big appointments were announced yesterday. The first concerns Lindsay Pattison of the WPP media agency Maxus, the smallest of the media agencies within GroupM, the division of WPP that oversees media, also overseeing MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare....

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Design

Seymourpowell address a serious problem in the e eye-care world

Leading product design consultancy Seymourpowell recently announced a complete re-design for Bausch + Lomb's “Artelec” eye care range, with a shift in packaging that aims to create “A point of difference in both the consumer and eye...

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Advertising

New LA global creative agency focus on music

Alan Sartirana, the co-founder of the Filter Creative Group, which announced it would be shutting its doors this summer, recently announced he'd be launching a new full-service global creative agency. Anthemic will specialise in “Strategy,...

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Advertising

Fake TV show by fake agency are being sold worldwide

TBWA Helsinki has teamed up with Fremantle Media, the producers of hit American reality shows such as “American Idol” and “The X Factor” to produce ad campaigns for the Finnish ad agency sitcom “Buy This!”...

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Social Media

Twitter help Sky 'Amplify' online content and sponsorship fusion

Sky has become the latest brand to sign up to Twitter's 'Amplify' video advertising platform in an effort to integrate its content and sponsorships online. The Amplify platform first launched in May 2013 and now has more than 70 partners (including...

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Advertising

Publicis Groupe back Israeli digital advertising group

It was announced recently that Matomy Media Group has agreed to sell just under 25% of itself to the French media conglomerate Publicis after the Israel-based company floated on the London stock market. Publicis will be buying 20% of Matomy's shares,...

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Awards

The Winners of The 4th Annual Lovie Awards Are…

If you appreciate creative, inspiring online work, get ready to cheer: After a long and thrilling season, marked by nearly 1,500 entries from all across Europe, The Lovie Awards has officially announced this year's winners. And we're proud to share...

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Social Media

Teenagers are bored with Facebook. But why is that such bad news?

MySpace is an astonishing use of new technology, which links people to one another, and allows them to share news, views, photos and comments. It is extraordinarily popular, particularly with younger people, and is growing every day. This makes it...

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Advertising

MediaCom land lucrative A-B InBev account

The WPP shop MediaCom has been selected to take care of US media planning and buying duties for Anheuser Busch InBev, the brewing giant whose brands include globally recognised beers such as Budweiser, Bud Light, Stella Artois and Beck's. The company...

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