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Peperami After a competitive pitch process, Havas Helia, has won the digital engagement work for Peperami, the flavoured salami brand now owned by Jack Links. Havas Helia has been tasked with building a new UK website for the brand and driving...

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Hires of the Week

Razorfish London Razorfish London has named Jim Mason as executive director of strategy & insight. Mason joins the London team from the Razorfish Atlanta office, and will be formally leading the practice which unites strategy, insights, planning,...

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Love the world by loving yourself

OK, this is going to be an interesting one. I promise I'll attempt to steer clear of lazy innuendo, but I can't promise I'll be 100% successful, and there will be more than a few bad jokes. So be warned. The Wankband aims to turn masturbation (male...

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AdRoll big in Japan

AdRoll, the world's largest retargeting platform, has announced plans to expand into Japan with the opening of its new Tokyo office, which will be led by a local, all-star team of industry heavyweights. This is the company's sixth office, after...

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BBDO tops the Warc 100. Again.

For the second consecutive year, BBDO has been named as the top-rated agency network by the Warc 100; the definitive annual ranking of the world's top marketing campaigns and companies. Results this year were culled from results in 87 major global...

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Design

Idean heads for the hills

Global experience design agency Idean, has announced the opening of a new studio in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, which will be led by newly appointed head of studio & creative director, Andreas Neumann. Neumann brings to the agency extensive...

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River Island experience a Happy Finish at Fashion Week

As part of their ongoing collaborative partnership with high street fashion brand River Island, White Lodge, the production company dedicated to creating premium content for fashion brands, has teamed up with VFX specialists Happy Finish to create a...

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Inspiration for Advertising Week Europe

Karmarama has used inspirational quotes from influential people such as director Richard Curtis and TV chef Jamie Oliver as a basis for a new print and poster campaign that aims to raise awareness of this year's Advertising Week Europe. The work...

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Technology

Clear Channel to go digital with Amscreen

Amscreen, the largest digital signage company in Europe, has announced a strategic partnership with outdoor media agency Clear Channel UK, which will see a new range of sun-light visible digital outdoor screens deployed across the UK. The idea behind...

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Cannes Lions shines a light on subpar employees

The Cannes Lions is taking a rather unconventional approach this year with its own ad campaign called “Invest in Creativity,” which features print ads and online videos created by McCann London. The tongue-in-cheek message behind the...

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Features

Introducing Mariana Rodrigues: jelly London's newest Future

Ever wondered what inspires the jelly talent? What drives them? What a typical day is like? jelly London's Head of Creative Comms Rachael Guiver went behind the scenes with jelly's newest Futures illustrator Mariana Rodrigues to ask how she starts...

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Design

26 shades of Grey for Ryman (for free!)

Ryman, the UK's leading stationer, has teamed up with Grey London to promote the sustainable Ryman Eco font through a new initiative called the “Alphabet Poster Project.” 26 leading British designers have created “Beautifully...

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MPC announce Parisian adventure

MPC, the creative studio that specialises in VFX, a sector in which it has been a global leader for over 25 years, recently announced the launch of a new VFX studio in Paris, which will be led by multi award-winning creative director Franck Lambertz,...

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Technology

TubeMogul form strategic partnership with Dailymotion

TubeMogul, the leading enterprise software company for digital branding, and Dailymotion, one of the world's most visible video platforms, recently announced a strategic partnership, which will allow advertisers to leverage the Dailymotion...

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Economy

Ed Milliband makes creative promises

When it comes to politics, I personally put little stock in the personality of a party leader. Just because a person comes across as unlikeable and more than a little boring, doesn't necessarily mean they will make a poor leader or that their...

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What does it take to be an icon?

Here at Ubiquitous we like to talk about icons; we truly believe that the black cab is an icon and we go so far as to say so in our strapline, iconsonicons. But what is it we mean by this? What is it that makes something iconic and therefore worthy...

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Features

When reality TV meets recruitment

I don't know about you, but I'm getting a bit bored of reality TV shows. If we're not biting our fingernails during Masterchef just because the soufflé hasn't risen and Mr Big Food Critic is poking at it disapprovingly, then we're waiting for...

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The Oscars are more expensive than the Super Bowl

Though it attracts only half the viewers, a recent study unveiled by Forbes has revealed that advertisers pay a larger premium to show off their wares at The Academy Awards, which were held in LA last night and were broadcast in the US on the ABC...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

Nintendo Whilst last week saw the launch of the New Nintendo 3DS in Europe, many North Americans have been complaining that the device has yet to be released across the pond, with only the New 3DS XL hitting western Atlantic shores. Nintendo's...

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Spinal Tap director gets PetSmart

Spinal Tap is one of my favourite movies of all time. Me and my brother hold viewings at least twice a year where we spend practically the entire duration of the film matching the characters quote for quote, and even after more than 15 years it's...

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The Week In Advertising

Barclays - Code Playground There can be few things more important to a kid's education right now, than teaching them code. Whilst nothing is guaranteed, it's surely their best bet for a productive career in later life. So Barclays have launched an...

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Business Roundup

Royal Caribbean Norwegian cruise line brand Royal Caribbean International is thought to be reviewing its global creative agency business, with a decision expected to arrive by May. JWT, the incumbent agency, is expected to defend their title in the...

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Hires of the Week

GSD&M Texan agency GSD&M has announced the appointment of husband and wife team Kris and Alisa Wixom as group creative directors, effective immediately. The 7-time Cannes Lions winners who have worked together for 16 years in “A harmonious union...

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OMD claim Top Gunn once again

Omnicom's OMD Worldwide has claimed the title of the “World's most creative media agency” for the ninth consecutive time courtesy of the Gunn Report for Media. This now means that the agency has topped the rankings every year since the...

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Leo Burnett wave goodbye to the Big Apple

Leo Burnett has announced that it will be closing it's New York office after only four years in operation. The office opened in February 2011, and until recently held a staff roster including CCO Jay Benjamin who left in April for Saatchi & Saatchi...

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Junior Designer at DigitasLBi has a big idea

Alan Chu, a 21 year old junior designer at DigitasLBi, recently hosted a training day for Ladder students from the Ideas Foundation, the same foundation he graduated from himself just recently. Chu first got involved with the foundation through a...

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Design

Boomerang spins a complete global rebrand

The global children's TV channel Boomerang, a subsidiary of Cartoon Network that specialises in classic cartoons (such as Tom & Jerry and The Flintstones) with a more family friendly approach than the alternative, modern cartoons featured on its...

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Entertainment

Villainous bunnies + cartoon violence + Royal Blood

The music industry is in a bit of a state right now. In case you haven't noticed, there appears to be a surfeit of artless dross clogging our radio waves and stadium stages, and artistic integrity and genuine invention are two things that hit the...

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Step into a new creative Garden

Former Zulu Alpha Kilo executives Shari Walczak and Shane Ogilvie have left their posts as executive planning director and executive creative director respectively, to set up a new agency simply called “The Garden,” which they envision as...

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Publicis Relax into another major acquisition

It was announced yesterday that the Publicis Groupe, which recently bought the $3.7 billion Sapient network, had begun exclusive negotiations in view of purchasing Relaxnews, the Parisian press agency with global expertise in consulting, production...

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Design

Apple Store overhaul on the cards

The minimalist Apple Store design is set to get a major overhaul by senior vice president of design, Sir Jony Ive. The redesign comes at a time when the company are poised to launch their new Apple Watch, and when there is rife speculation about...

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Features

If PR didn't exist, would we bother to invent it?

A few years ago, the politician and journalist Matthew Parris made a film for Channel 4’s ‘Without Walls’ strand, in which he declared public relations to be an utterly pointless industry, without merit or use. He was forced to eat...

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BJL launches new venture with pancakes

London and Manchester-based integrated agency BJL, recently launched a social content division called The Social Studio, and the first piece of work to emerge from that studio is a quirky Pancake Day Vine campaign for the ASDA supermarket chain. The...

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