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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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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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The Week In Advertising

McCain - Real Tea Times With this new work and strapline, McCain are obviously determined to put their brands at the heart of British mealtimes - particularly their chips. This may not play well with health and nutrition campaigners, but will...

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Publicis London show another side to Homelessness

In an effort to (quite literally) expose another side to homelessness, the Depaul charity has launched a unique new poster campaign for its Nightstop service, which helps in finding emergency accommodation for young homeless people. Nightstop is an...

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Design

MasterChef winners look to Cardiff for Asian inspiration

Two former finalists from the enduringly popular (and jarringly loud) BBC reality TV series MasterChef have looked to the Cardiff-based consultancy Bluegg for help in launching their new Asian-inspired takeaway business. Larkin Cen and Dale Williams...

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Grey Group Singapore puts philanthropic foot forward

Grey for Good, the recently formed philanthropic arm of Grey Singapore, launched two campaigns this week for the St. Andrew's Autism Centre and a technologically and environmentally inventive new initiative called “The Escalator...

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Entertainment

The Ultimate Home Cinema

Piracy is slowly killing cinema. That isn't an opinion, it's a fact. Torrent sites such as the Pirate Bay have made it so simple to download recent cinematic releases and enjoy them in the comfort of your own home, that even the technologically...

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Trends

Why? & The Golden Circle

I was reminded recently, whilst watching the various political party election kick-offs, of a book by Simon Sinek called “Start with why”. As David and Ed start kicking metaphorical lumps out of each other, it occurred to me just how far...

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Events

Design Competition for Limited Edition tote bag for LDF

Do you have a design for the VIP press bag at Tent London 2015? Each year over 1,200 International & UK lifestyle press visit, and this year we want to give them something special and unique. This year Tent London & Icon Printing are teaming up...

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WPP and Facebook strengthen their partnership

WPP's Data Alliance and Facebook this week announced that they will be deepening their global partnership in order to give marketers access to new data-driven solutions that deliver personalisation at scale on Facebook. The multi-year partnership is...

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