The Voice of the Creative Industry

Browse the latest news, blogs and thoughts from across the creative sector.

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Social Media

Facebook's Creative Expansion

Facebook announced this week that their Creative Hub will be available for the entire industry to use worldwide. Facebook is also introducing a new Inspiration Gallery that will showcase examples of outstanding mobile creative across Facebook and...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Liquid - Haymarket Media Group Haymarket Media Group has announced that creative agency Liquid, have been appointed as the creative and strategic partner for the British Style Collective 2017, presented by The Clothes Show. Following a competitive...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) Sarah Golding, CEO and Partner of CHI & Partners, was today nominated by IPA Council members as the preferred candidate to succeed Tom Knox as President of the IPA in March 2017. Golding will be...

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Advertising

Accenture acquires Karmarama in the UK

Accenture has acquired Karmarama, one of the UK’s largest independent agencies renowned for blending creativity, digital and data to develop campaigns that help brands better engage with consumers. The acquisition strengthens the ability of...

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Advertising

GroupM Launches Data Business [m]Platform

GroupM, the media investment management group of WPP, recently announced the global launch of [m]PLATFORM; an advanced technology suite of flexible media planning applications, data analytics and digital services. The platform will improve...

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Technology

Samsung and Leo Burnett use AR to save lives with Pocket Patrol

In collaboration with Surf Life Saving Australia, Samsung Electronics Australia recently launched and piloted an Augmented Reality (AR) mobile app developed with Leo Burnett Sydney, which uses technology to help raise awareness of the number one...

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Design

Getty Images forecasts Visual Trends for 2017

Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, today unveiled its highly anticipated visual trend forecast. The ground-breaking forecast sets out the macro and micro trends that will influence design, advertising and brand communications...

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Technology

The Airport of the Future

The airport of the future could see physical checks and lengthy waiting times become a thing of the past, according to new research which looks at technologies currently in development. The research has been carried out by Airport Parking and Hotels,...

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Advertising

Ocean become first OOH operator to join BCMA

In a move which further marks the emergence of digital out of home as a platform for branded content, premium digital out of home operator Ocean Group has been named the first UK player to join the Branded Content Marketing Association (BCMA)....

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: A visit to Estonia with AKU

AKU is a design consultancy based in Tallinn, Estonia, working with clients such as the The Huffington Post and The Estonian Parliament to deliver ambitious solutions across branding, experience, packaging, strategy and websites. Founded in 2012 by...

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Economy

Morrisons revive Safeway name as grocery brand

After 11 years in the wilderness, Morrisons is bringing back the Safeway brand as a new wholesale range of groceries to be stocked at independent retailers across the UK from next year. The name itself will be familiar to anyone who grew up in the...

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Advertising

Cheil Worldwide launch internship initiative at 2016 ANDY Awards

Cheil Worldwide is partnering with the ADVERTISING Club of New York's International ANDY Awards on an internship initiative to support two standouts from the show’s Student Competition. It is the first time in the show’s history where the...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Foxtrot Papa Foxtrot Papa, the London-based content marketing agency, has announced the appointment of Ryan McNamara as Deputy Managing Director. Ryan will be overseeing client services at Foxtrot Papa to help the ambitious strategic content agency...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Chi&Partners - McVitie's/Godiva CHI & Partners has won the international advertising accounts for McVitie's and Godiva, fending off competition from MullenLowe London and Havas London in both pitches. WPP shop Geometry Global pitched for both brands...

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Advertising

McCann London launches ‘Open Hour’ initiative

McCann London has launched a new initiative which aims to diversify its next generation of employees by encouraging a broader spectrum of prospective candidates to consider a career in advertising. “Open Hour” is a weekly hour-long...

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Economy

Black Friday 2016: A Creative Review

Black Friday is a very modern phenomenon. A true triumph of commercialism, it's a perfectly placed date in the cultural calendar that gained so much attention a few years ago that South Park deemed it necessary to construct a feature-length episode...

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Social Media

SMACK create Merry Moments for MS Society this Christmas

MS Society has teamed up with the award-winning, Covent Garden-based digital marketing studio SMACK to create its 2016 Christmas campaign; #Merrymoments. The campaign encourages the public to share stories, pictures and videos of their #Merrymoments...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

LIDA – Blue Cross Award-winning customer engagement agency, LIDA this week released a new integrated campaign for animal charity, Blue Cross. The charity tasked LIDA with developing a bold and brave campaign running across press, social, radio,...

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Trends

Good-Looking: Analysing health food's honest aesthetic

With the exception of Christmas - because it obviously doesn’t count - the post-processed hangover sweats of the past few decades have kicked in and they’ve got us skulking to the nearest raw bar to grab ourselves something cold-pressed....

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Features

We are all living in Kenzo’s world now

A roundup of the most important news of the week in the advertising awards world. Cannes Lions The Cannes Lions announced this week a major change among its jury selection. The total number of judges will decrease by 92 people for the 2017...

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Advertising

Tesco and Rothco break pregnancy news on TV for Christmas spot

In the latest phase of and Rothco's Christmas campaign for Tesco Ireland, “Here’s to the Hosts,” the brand broadcasted the biggest surprise yet from Dubliner, Suzin. On Monday this week (November 21), young mum, Suzin, broke the...

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Advertising

Honeycomb announce French launch at Effie Awards in Paris

Honeycomb, the revolutionary video advertising delivery platform, announced its expansion into France at the Effie France Awards Gala awards earlier this week. Refreshingly transparent and user-friendly, Honeycomb was launched earlier this year and...

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