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Awards

We Need Your Vote!

It was with great honour that we were named the joint winner with LinkedIn for the Best Innovation in Online Recruitment Award at the 14th Annual NORA Awards 2014. Michael Tomes, Founder of Creativepool, said: “Receiving this innovation award...

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Job Description: Brand Manager

Identity is important for any product in today's competitive marketplace. Brand managers are concerned with creating a lasting impression among consumers and improving product sales and market share. This is achieved by making sure their...

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Design

Cecil the Lion immortalised by Empire State Building

Cecil the Lion became an internet sensation last week, unfortunately for all the wrong reasons. Cecil was gunned down in his prime by a dentist and “Recreational game hunter” from Minnesota, who became just about the most hated man on...

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Advertising

Iggy Azalea & Mother go Fancy for the 1920’s

Mother London has teamed up with Finger Music London and Leisure Cruise to re-imagine Iggy Azalea’s hit single “Fancy” (featuring Charlie XCX), as a catchy 1920’s ditty for London-based gin brand Tanqueray. The song was...

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Design

The Brussels Stock Exchange evolves into a Belgian beer palace

Last week, the City of Brussels announced Mather & Co as the official designers of an exciting new exhibition (for beer drinkers at least), which is due to be completed at the new Belgian Beer Palace in late 2018. Situated in the heart of Brussels at...

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Advertising

The Instagram Migrant was actually an advertisement in disguise

A man who made a significant impression on social media as he posted snaps of his supposedly illegal journey from North Africa to Spain on Instagram, has been revealed as a perfectly legal beach handball player, who was acting as part of a...

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Advertising

Is this your great-great-great-grandfather?

The past is a potentially dangerous place in advertising. If you go too far back everything is rife for parody, but if you don’t go back far enough, nostalgia can dilute your message. VCCP Sydney have opened a unique window to the past here,...

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Inspiration

Focal Point: Surreal chats with Aleksandra Kingo

Aleksandra Kingo makes hyper-real photographs that hinge on the surreal. Her influences feel like they take away from the likes of 70s fashion and New Wave cinema, with a generous helping of pop-culture inbetween. Whether its commercial work,...

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Trends

The wobbly anthropomorphic illustrations of Karol Banach

Polish based illustrator and graphic designer Karol Banach sounds like the kind of guy we want to be pals with. He’s into hip-hop, tattoos and reading, but more than that, he creates lovely little worlds to get lost in. Coming from a small town...

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Advice

Top 5 tips for successfully working from home

Here’s a little fact for you: contrary to urban myth, newsreaders aren’t just wearing underwear when they’re sitting behind their desks, reading off the autocue. Sorry to burst your bubble. I know this because I know somebody who...

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Advertising

Calvin Klein target Tinder for new campaign

Depending on your point of view, the social dating app Tinder is either a revolutionarily simple and efficient dating app or a grim harbinger for the downfall of civilised society. We’ll choose to remain on the fence for now, but have to admit...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

Windows 10 hits home The internet was awash with praise this weekend after Windows 10 began quietly slipping into the inboxes of eager Windows 7 and 8.1 users across the world. Some of the highly mooted features include the ability to stream Xbox...

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Job Description: Media Planner

Advertising media planners identify the best mix of media channels to deliver an advertising message to a clients' target audience. Using research data, they consider what is going to be most effective within the budget allocated and give the...

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Advertising

Top Account Wins of the Week

Grey London - Tate Modern The Tate Modern gallery has appointed Grey London as its creative agency of record for Britain, Liverpool and St Ives galleries following a competitive pitch. The result of the process, which was run in-house and began in...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Havas Media Havas Media has promoted Andrew Mason to the role of Head of Client Leadership with immediate effect. As Head of Client Leadership, Mason will oversee the day-to day management of the Havas Media client teams while ensuring quality and...

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Advertising

Angry Birds 2 gets bigger, badder, birdier

Whilst it probably won’t go down in history as one of the very best video games of all time, Angry Birds is arguably one of the most important and influential, especially of recent years. Indeed, years before it was dethroned by the godawful...

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Design

Never mind the budgets, here's the Sex Pistols credit card

For an old punk like me, these are bemusing times. The Sex Pistols, those standard-bearers of all things noisy and anarchic, are back in the news. Or, to be more accurate, the graphics produced for them by Jamie Reid, have re-appeared. This should be...

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Trends

Przemek Pyszczek: The Plattenbau is cool again

The Plattenbau has become cool again. These constructions of Soviet-era Communism, where colossal concrete slabs were assembled into a home are the ultimate chic addition to the lives of the young and upwardly-mobile of Berlin. These Plattenbauen...

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Design

Harvey Nichols redefine luxury with the help of Virgile+Partners

Harvey Nichols unveiled the new look of its stores across the globe this week with a new outlet in Birmingham designed by Virgile+Partners. The consultancy has worked on the design of the store for six months, looking to redefine luxury with a...

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Advertising

Top Ads of the Week

Foster’s make a Good Call on Brad and Dan’s replacement Having officially sent the popular Australian agony aunts Brad and Dan packing in their last campaign, Foster’s finally introduced its new brand campaign by Adam&EveDDB...

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Design

Tokyo 2020 Olympics unveil 'unique' logos?

The logos for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were officially unveiled this week to mixed reviews from all and sundry. They were created by Japanese designer Kenjiro Sano, the founder of studio MR_DESIGN, and are both made of elements...

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Design

Spin 360° with new exhibition launch at Magma

London based studio, Spin, is the focus of Magma’s new exhibition, which launched last night. in the basement of their lovely new flagship store near Covent Garden. This celebration of 20 years of design exhibits limited edition prints that bring...

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Advice

Social Media Recruitment: Getting It Right

How to get social media recruitment right and the hazards to watch out for. It’s widely known that in 2015 the majority of job seekers find their jobs through a social network. And I’m guessing that the vast majority of recruiters either...

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Job Description: Copywriter

Creative copywriters are employed by agencies both permanently and on a freelance basis to develop advertising concepts. They mainly deliver the words and verbal content that accompanies the visual elements. Agency copywriters usually work in close...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Leo Burnett

Bringing out the fun for McDonald’s Leo Burnett London unveiled the second ad in the new McDonald’s “Good times” brand campaign this week. The campaign celebrates the role the brand plays in the lives of their customers, and...

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Social Media

#100DaysOfZen could be the greatest photo collaboration ever

Razorfish Hong Kong has worked with ASUS to create the “100 Days of Zen,” a 100 day long creative initiative led by Instagram sensation Robert Jahns (Nois7). Inspired by Robert’s work, the campaigns showcases the photography...

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Video Games

Play the new WWE game as the Terminator? Hell yeah.

As he famously promised 30 years ago, Arnold Schwarzenegger is indeed back, and in a big way. This summer saw the release of the latest Terminator movie, which also marked the former California governor's return to the big screen blockbuster scene...

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Features

Happy 75th birthday! 10 things you didn't know about Bugs Bunny

July 27, 2015 was the 75th birthday of Bugs Bunny, one of the best-known cartoon characters ever created. As suave as Raffles, and as witty as Oscar Wilde, he's a gifted dancer, and famous for his ability to avoid hunters - particularly the lisping...

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Design

A giant interactive street light shines on London Design Week

Industrial designer Samuel Wilkinson has created an intriguing 4.5 metre tall street light made of 1,500 glass crystal lenses as part of the upcoming London Design Festival. The opulently named “Ommatidium” (the name apparently comes from the...

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Advertising

Marmite spread the love this summer

Marmite have been milking the “Love it or hate it” tagline for decades now, to the point where it was actually starting to wear a little thin. This summer however, the brand is launching a limited edition summer spread, and to market it, they've...

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Advertising

The Awards Roundup

ADMA goes Mobile with Beacon Technology ADMA will be using some exciting new technology at its ADMA Global Forum on the 4th and the 5th of August at the Sydney Hilton. The event is a two-day, seven stream conference aiming to change the world of...

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Features

Top 10 places to inspire creativity

I’ve got to say that these days, I’m feeling very creative. Well, quite creative. Make that moderately creative. Better adjust that to a smidgeon creative. Tell you what, put it this way: I’d be feeling exceptionally creative were...

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