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Design

The Pitfalls of Brand Endorsement

PepsiCo recently launched Market Deli, a new premium potato, pita and tortilla chip brand targeting foodies looking for quality ingredients, interesting flavours and authenticity. However, in endorsing the new brand with Walkers, an everyday brand...

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Technology

Adscend Media unveil innovative offerwall technology

The performance-based advertising network Adscend Media, has announced the launch of AdWall, an innovative piece of offerwall technology, which lets publishers choose an ad-sponsored alternative to traditional payment. AdWall is a comprehensive,...

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Advertising

Saatchi & Saatchi fill CMO role and find new beer account

After a while in limbo, Saatchi & Saatchi, the Publicis Groupe owned global communications and advertising agency network, has finally filled its chief marketing officer role. The agency has been without a CMO since Ben Bittman left in 2010, but...

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Advertising

Samsung wraps up its global agency review

Samsung recently finished its global agency review, adding Wieden & Kennedy and BBH to the roster, and keeping Leo Burnett and Starcom MediaVest on board. The results have given the Publicis Groupe a fair amount of breathing room considering the...

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Advertising

UOB cut ties with Leo Burnett Singapore

It's been announced today that the United Overseas Bank, one of the largest financial services groups in Southeast Asia, has severed its ties with the Publicis Groupe agency Leo Burnett Singapore, who were formerly the banking organisations agency of...

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Technology

PayPal and eBay become separate entities from 2015

eBay announced yesterday that it plans to cease trading eBay and PayPal, the online auction site's electronic payment system, as separate entities, and will be operating them as independent publicly traded companies. The surprise move follows Apple's...

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Trends

World Vegetarian Day: The Packaging

Today is World Vegetarian Day and so seems like the perfect time to feature the best in vegetable packaging design. Whether you're a T-rex or a Stegosaurus, you'll enjoy perusing these packs. Waitrose Fresh Herbs Bold headline-style typography...

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Advertising

Publicis acquires yet another digital agency, this time in Italy

The Publicis Groupe recently announced they had acquired another digital agency, following hot on the heels of their acquisitions in Germany (Zweimaleins), South Africa (Synergize), Poland (Interactive Solutions) and the UK (Outside Line). As with...

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Economy

Addison Lee pulls into pole position with new hire

Addison Lee, the largest private hire minicab company in London, recently appointed Nick Constantinou as its new head of marketing and product innovation. Constantinou, who has previously held roles at McCann Erickson, AKQA overseeing product...

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Advertising

Marriott announce the launch of global content marketing studio

Following a growing trend of marketers becoming publishers, Marriott, the international hotel chain, recently announced the formation of a new global content studio dedicated to publishing, distributing and sharing digital and filmed story-driven...

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Advertising

Grey London help Volvo 'Swell' its brand in new ad

In a bid to move into a more premium market space, Volvo has launched a new TV campaign for its XC60 model called “Swell.” The campaign is centred around a film which introduces some of the basic principals that represent the brand's positioning...

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Design

@drawnyourtweet

We have a new favourite Twitter account. Give @drawnyourtweet a follow. 39-year-old British artist Sean Weston, is the man behind the account that brings hilarity to 'random-ish' tweets from the popular social network by illustrating them. Once Sean...

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Economy

Weber Shandwick claims top honours from The Holmes Report

Leading global PR firm and Interpublic Group agency Weber Shandwick have been named as the “Global Agency of the Year” for 2014 by The Holmes Report; a report conducted by the Holmes Group on the public relations business. The agency beat...

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Advertising

AOL and Publicis expand their partnership

AOL and the Publicis Groupe announced yesterday that they would be expanding their comprehensive six-year partnership into programmatic video and linear TV in a move that will provide all agencies within the Publicis Groupe with greater access to...

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Technology

The Rubicon Project allies with DigitasLBi and Future PLC

DigitasLBi, the global, digital marketing and technology agency, recently announced an alliance with the Rubicon Project, which will see agency bringing next-level programmatic premium buying to its brands. The Rubicon Project is the operator of one...

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Inspiration

Christ on a bike! No, Jesus in a marathon

Today I’m on a bit of a high. And not just because I have a rare day off. No, it’s because yesterday I completed my second marathon this year - the 41st BMW Berlin Marathon. For a while there, I didn’t fancy my chances. About six...

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Advertising

472 entries recognised at the 2014 Spike Asia awards ceremony

There was plentiful grounds for celebration at this year's Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, which climaxed with an awards ceremony last Friday night at the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, where 1000 delegates were in attendance. An...

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Design

Seymourpowell design striking new whisky bottle for Korean brand

Seymourpowell, the global design company based in London, has created a bold new design for a new whisky brand called “The Class.” Produced by the Korean company HiteJinro, The Class is a new brand aimed at the country's emerging younger...

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Entertainment

FaceCake Gives You The NFL Look And Feel In A 53-Foot Long Truck

The interactive marketing company, FaceCake, has teamed up with the National Football League (NFL) to bring real-time Try-On to the travelling "NFL Fan Style Tour," a mobile interactive experience that offers the fans a firsthand look at this year's...

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Advertising

Saatchi & Saatchi New York's Video Story "Trust Your Power" Won

Saatchi & Saatchi New York's video story "Trust Your Power" for Duracell was honored at the 8th Annual ADCOLOR Awards in Los Angeles on September 21 (Article on CP), the premier event for recognizing those working in mass media to champion diversity...

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Entertainment

The Ultimate ‘Pop-up Lounge’ Bar In London

Heineken unveiled their premium, design-focused lounge bar at London Design Festival last week, the latest chapter of its open innovation journey. The ‘Pop-up City Lounge’ is the second edition in the brand’s ‘Open Design...

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Advertising

Has Volvo Once Again Made The Next Big YouTube Hit?

Last year's Epic Split, in which Jean-Claude Van Damme balanced precariously (and hilariously) between two lorries, was a huge YouTube success with more than 70 million views, as well as making a big impression on advertising awards worldwide taking...

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Features

Levis ran one of the most successful campaigns ever. So what now?

Nick Kamen was famous for a while. He was a pop star in the eighties and had a hit with a thing called 'Each Time You Break My Heart'. It wasn't terribly good. But his music wasn't the reason he was famous. No, the reason he was famous was for taking...

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Design

Up the Wall: The IKEA Brand Experience

IKEA's latest brand experience stunt is something to behold. To mark the opening of its new store in French town Clermont-Ferrand, the Swedish furniture giant has created a giant 30 foot billboard-cum-climbing wall decorated with its...

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Advertising

Will Coconut Water Beat Coca-Cola?

First, Vita Coco spend £1.5m on their summer advertising campaign to build “maximum visibility” around the brand and drive sales over the summer period. Last month Vita Coco Kids, the children’s variant of the coconut water...

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Technology

Keep Track Of Your Wish List With Twitter

November is the busiest marketing month and Amazon is giving its customers another tool to keep track of all the goodies that will be filling up their online shopping baskets. Yesterday Amazon introduced #AmazonWishList, allowing customers to add...

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Advertising

French luxury house Launches New Website

The French luxury house Hermès anounced yesterday their new pop-up e-store, La Maison des Carrés, which is dedicated to the world of Hermès silk. Choosing from the myriad of prints, fabrics, colors, and designs is a difficult task, but...

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Advertising

New Team Behind The Legendary New York Music Venue CBGB

CBGB was founded on the Bowery in New York City by Hilly Kristal in 1973. The New York music venue became a forum for American punk and new wave bands such as the Ramones, Television and Patti Smith Group. In 2013, the former location of CBGB was...

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Events

Creativepool #CPTaxi Competition

Creativepool hosted a Pool Party 2014 wednesday 10th September, #CPoolParty14. Lead sponsor Ubiquitous, have branded black cabs for Creativepool which had a unique spot at the event in Shoreditch. Not only was the liveried taxi parked in front of the...

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Advertising

The Exceptional Journey With Courvoisier

One of the world's leading luxury cognacs announced yesterday the launch of its newest campaign: Exceptional Journey. Inspired by the rich legacy and heritage of the iconic Courvoisier cognac house, the Exceptional Journey campaign celebrates the...

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Advertising

Get Ready For The New Service On Instagram

Yesterday Instagram officially launched its advertising service in the UK through a partnership with Omnicom Media Group. Users will now see sponsored photos and videos on their Instragram feeds, identified with a sponsored label - but otherwise...

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Advertising

A New Name to 80-Year History Of Financial Stability

Formerly GE Capital Retail Finance, Synchrony Financial, is one of the premier consumer financial services companies in the United States and is the largest provider of private label credit cards since its begining in 1932. Yesterday, Synchrony...

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Advertising

Will The New Creative Agency Hub In Argentina Become A Success?

The leading global marketing services company, McCann Worldwide is partnering with Argentine creative Martin Mercado to start the new global creative agency hub in Buenos Aires with its name, Mercado McCann. With the strong talent capability behind...

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