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Bates CHI&Partners host second Singapore Portfolio Night

Bates CHI&Partners announced recently that they will be hosting the Art Director’s Club (ADC) Portfolio Night, the world’s largest advertising portfolio review, in Singapore on Wednesday 20 May. This is a one-night-only event, which will be held...

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Features

Puck Collective Launches The Jungle Book Club

Get yourself lost in the leafy undergrowth and howl with the wild beasts of Puck Collective's Jungle Book Club! Last Thursday (April 16th) we visited the launch and exhibition exploring the scale and beauty of the Jungle fauna with proportional...

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Technology

A New Agency Tool for Creating Better Proposals - Faster

First sentences are difficult. As they go, that one wasn’t particularly memorable. I went to journalism school where they drummed it into you that if it was longer than 25 words and didn’t summarise the story in a compelling way,...

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt supports the National Parks

The North American National Park Service (as so lovingly portrayed on the sadly now defunct sitcom “Parks & Recreation") has teamed up with the National Park Foundation and Dark Knight Rises actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt's collaborative online...

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StrawberryFrog celebrates photogenic dogs

Per food company Nature's Variety, makers of the Instinct brand and official pet food partner of the Best Friends Animal Society, recently announced that its initial goal of 9,000 photos for its Long Live Pets campaign has been overwhelmingly...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

R2-D2 takes to the skies! Disney and Japan's All Nippon Airways have joined forces (pun obviously intended) to transform a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner into the beloved droid R2-D2 from the Star Wars movies, as part of the Star Wars Celebration event,...

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Features

How To Solve The Digital Creative Copyright Paradigm

Imagine if no artist had ever signed their canvas. What would the art market look like today, how would works be attributed; valued, bought and sold? Artists do identify their work and have access to well organised and established routes to revenues...

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Features

N9ve Presents: Beautiful Coins

Beautiful Coins, N9ve’s latest personal project, is an animated video celebrating historical and political moments throughout Europe. Quite literally, full of beautiful coins, the piece contains stunning transitions, and is accompanied by...

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Account Wins of the Week

Digitas Lbi/Samsung Europe Samsung Europe has appointed global marketing and technology agency DigitasLBi as its European digital content partner agency. The appointment follows a competitive pitch against a shortlist of PR, content and digital...

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Hires of the Week

Odysseus Arms Independent ad agency Odysseus Arms welcomed Eric Dunn to the newly created role of Managing Director this week. He will be responsible for expanding the operation, refining client services and steering digital architecture. Dunn is a...

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EasyJet highlight digital innovation in new campaign

Whilst it began life back in the mid-90's as an easy punchline, thanks largely to the larger than life public persona of its founder Stelios Haji-loannou, EasyJet has evolved in the ensuing 20 years to become Europe's leading airline. It's also...

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The Week In Advertising

Dove (US) - Men Care Other than a common language, if there's one thing that separates the Brits from the Americans, it's advertising. Take this spot for Dove Men Care; you just know it's an American ad before you even hear the first 'Daddy!'. In...

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MEC Commerce prepares for launch

MEC has announced the launch of MEC Commerce, a specialist e-commerce consultancy. Led by MEC Global Solutions in London, the launch is part of an ongoing strategy to create “A leading edge” for the agency’s clients in the constantly changing...

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Technology

How to control a plane with your mind

A remarkable new experience from Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam and Tellart seeks to answer the question; “What if you could actually fly to your dream travel destination using only the power of your brain?” It's called the “Imagination Machine,”...

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Video Games

Guitar Hero makes a triumphant return

An epic new spot was posted online yesterday giving wannabe rock stars everywhere their first taste of Guitar Hero Live, the first Guitar game to be released in five years and the first for next generation (or is that current generation now?)...

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Entertainment

Google let us be the Beatles

OK, so you won't get to experience the giddy thrills of being chased out of a packed venue by a horde of screaming teenage girls, and you won't suddenly inherit John Lennon's knack for penning bizarrely poetic rhyming couplets, but thanks to Google,...

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Trends

Inventive Instagramming

Instagram isn’t all about Kimye’s family portraits and belfies. It can also be a tool for you to forge your own online artistic identity. Why not get inventive with the Instagram format? With a little twist, you can use those grid lines...

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Design

The National Lottery to launch new rebrand by Wolff Olins

Yesterday, National Lottery owners Camelot announced a new brand identity for the lottery and its portfolio of scratch cards and instant win games by international brand consultant Wolff Olins, which puts a redesigned version the iconic...

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DDB reach out to parents to prevent child drug abuse

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (PDFK) is a national nonprofit organisation in the US that works to reduce substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and reaching out to at-risk teenagers. DDB California is collaborating with them on...

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X marks the spot for Dynamo and Fiat

Magic isn't real. But illusion is a powerful tool. The past few years have seen magicians suddenly become cool again, with entertainers such as Derren Brown (despite his protestations, he is a magician in the traditional sense) and Bradford's very...

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Features

Is social media making bullying acceptable?

It could be argued we might all benefit from a little digital detox, and TV presenter Sue Perkins has announced she's going to be spending some time away from Twitter. Unfortunately this isn't a lifestyle choice. She's actually been forced off the...

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The World-first “Glassical Concert” in Japan

Ogilvy & Mather Japan and Geometry Global Japan, together with distinguished Japanese concert space Suntory Hall, have successfully curated the world’s first‘Glassical Concert’ which depicts the purity of musical instruments made...

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Design

Facebook designs the world's largest open plan office with Gehry

Facebook has begun the process of moving its 2,800 members of staff into the company's elaborate new office space in Palo Alto, California, which founder Mark Zuckerberg has been designed as the “Largest open floor plan in the world.” The...

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It's bake or break time for the Italian Stallion

First it was Arnold Schwarzenegger shouting at Meerkats, now it's Sylvester Stallone delivering bread. What next? Jean-Claude Van Damme waxing lyrical about ice cold American beer? The new Stallone-starring spot by WCRS for Warburtons bread, is just...

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McDonald's urge India to go offline

Leo Burnett India has launched a new campaign for McDonald's that urges people to “Share some quality offline moments” away from the distractions of the online world, and engage in more meaningful and less family time together at McDonald's. The...

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Technology

Amazon button-down with one-touch ordering

I honestly thought Amazon had already taken the idea of streamlining online ordering as far as it could possibly go with their Express Checkout service. But it transpires I was wrong, as word recently emerged from the states that the online retail...

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Advice

5 Reasons Why You Should Write a Blog

Five. That’s a nice number. In fact, it’s the number of the week; and not just because I can’t think of ten reasons why you should write a blog (or even six reasons). Admittedly, it’s often said that people think in threes (so...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

Apple sell out. Again. A big week for Apple saw the company's mega-hyped Apple Watch sell out of its pre-order stock in a matter of hours. US pre-orders for the device kicked off on Friday morning, and by the afternoon, Apple released a statement...

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Design

Adidas take Marc Jacobs to court

Adidas has accused world-famous fashion designer Marc Jacobs of designing a “Confusingly similar imitation” of its now iconic three-stripe motif. The sports brand filed a suit against the American designer's Marc Jacobs International company last...

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Grey London go bold for Vodafone 4G campaign

Grey London recently unveiled its first work for Vodafone UK since the business was consolidated into the agency back in February. The shop was appointed to the Vodafone UK roster back in March 2014, but was named lead creative agency in February...

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James Corden channels his inner hipster

I'll be honest here, I never got Gavin and Stacey, and furthermore, I never got James Corden. Granted he comes across as an affable enough bloke in interviews, and as a stockier gentleman myself, it's nice to see a man with a little more junk in the...

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Hires of the Week

TBWA\Chiat\Day New York This week, TBWA\Chiat\Day New York appointed former Saatchi & Saatchi NY EVP Rodes Ponzer as Global Brand Leader on the Accenture account. The agency has also hired three new Group Account Directors: Carrie Lipper to lead the...

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Account Wins of the Week

Underdog Underdog won the all-round creative duties for T Bhimjyani Realty this week. Previously part of Neelkanth Group, the Indian firm has been in the realty business for over 40 years and has successfully executed over 550 residential &...

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The Green Party say "Take That"

Regardless of your political affiliation, you'd be hard pressed to deny that this year's political race has been a bit of a farce thus far. With so many warring (and jarring) personalities vying for public attention in a staggeringly negative media...

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Features

jelly London at Secret 7", Somerset House

Secret 7" opens for another year tomorrow, at the swanky new venue of Somerset House. The hotly tipped exhibition, featured in this week’s Time Out, brings music and art together for a fantastic cause, and features 700 artists from all over the...

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