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Design

Campaign for shocking David Bowie memorial in Brixton

A crowdfunding campaign to bring a lightning-bolt statue in memory of the sadly departed David Bowie to London is aiming to raise just under £1 million in 28 days. The campaign, which launched on the Crowdfunder website last week, was organised by a...

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Inspiration

Creativepool City Guides: Glasgow

Dubbed the 'hippest place in Britain' by The Times, Glasgow is in the midst of a creative coming-of-age as the de-industrialised cityscape gives way to a subtle but steady innovatory transformation. But whilst it may have been overlooked in...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Bonfire Creative Intelligence - Bosch Following a competitive pitch process, Bosch has selected award-winning full service creative consultancy Bonfire Creative Intelligence to design and create POS for key product campaigns across Europe in 2017....

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Karmarama (See Hero Image) Karmarama has hired Rob Chandler and Daniel Prestes as Strategy Lead for Data-Driven Content and Strategy Director respectively. Rob joins Karmarama following a year-long consultancy role, working with companies such as...

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Entertainment

Creative Opinions on The Oscars 2017: A Social Media Monopoly?

The Oscars are, whilst almost as large a televisual draw as that 'other' big event in February, largely free from the burden of expectation when it comes to advertising. The fact is that nobody really talks about the ad breaks of the Academy Awards,...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi - D&AD Next Awards With only one week remaining for photographers and filmmakers to enter 2017’s D&AD Next Awards, F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi have released a new series of stop motion animations as the centre-piece of...

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Advertising

TBWA acquire majority stake in Lucky Generals

TBWA Worldwide, an advertising agency collective and an Omnicom Group company, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in leading independent UK creative agency Lucky Generals. Lucky Generals' founders, Helen Calcraft, Andy Nairn and Danny...

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Advertising

MEC and DATAA Launch Data Science Student Competition

MEC and the data start-up DATAA have announced a competition for Data Science Master's students with the participation of the University College of London as well as a range of Belgian Universities (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Ghent University,...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Up close and personal with Nastia Cloutier

Nastia Cloutier-Ignatiev is a 19 year old portrait, fashion and beauty photographer based in Montreal. Despite her young age, she already has a roster of successful clients and an impressive Instagram following all captivated by her unique, highly...

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Features

Beach Meets: Ryan Chapman

Ryan Chapman was number one lurker at the gallery (Beach London) a few years back, when we used to serve coffee and stuff. We used to sit around for ages and natter about ideas, creativity, and art. Ryan really has some wonderful ideas, and a really...

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Advertising

Margot Robbie is the new face of Nissan

Wolf of Wall Street and Suicide Squad actor Margot Robbie has been revealed as the new face of Nissan's electric and zero emission cars in a staged midnight race around the glamorous streets of Monaco. Robbie tested the Nissan BladeGlider (which can...

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Design

BrandOpus partners with Carling for student award scheme

This afternoon, BrandOpus announced the launch of its rebranded student design awards program; Chrysalis. The rebrand comes as a result of a new partnership with the UK’s most popular beer brand, Carling. The iconic beer brand has set a bespoke,...

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Advertising

BMB have their hands full with £4.5 million Hula Hoops campaign

Backed by a £4.5 million marketing campaign, this new work from BMB marks a bold new strategy for Hula Hoops, in a push that aims to appeal to more households across the UK than ever before. The campaign, which launched online first, kicks off...

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Design

Tate Britain celebrates Queer British Art this spring

(Header Image) "Bathing" by Duncan Grant This spring, Tate Britain will host the first exhibition dedicated to queer British art. Unveiling material that relates to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show will mark the...

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Trends

Why can't your agency innovate?

Innovation continues to be the hot topic in businesses the world over. Last year I was fortunate enough to be asked to speak at the Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity in Singapore on the subject. The festival is a clear signpost of the growing...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Various Agencies - BBC The BBC has announced its new graphic design services roster for 2017, naming five consultancies including Studio Output and Mother London. The consultancies were selected from 11 tender applications in total, and will be...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Above+Beyond (See Header) Above+Beyond begins 2017 with three new hires across its Strategy and Design teams, to work across the agency’s client base including Amazon, Betway, Meantime Brewing Company and Unilever. Toby Steinberg comes to...

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Trends

Speaking South African

It’s no revelation that language defines our lives. Through our interactions and understanding, our laughter, comfort and our survival, language plays a leading role in every little moment. We all know the value of a smart and beautifully...

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Technology

Should we adopt Digital Minimalism?

You may have seen the video of Simon Sinek explaining the Millennial Question. If not you should check it out now. His insight into the Millennial generation’s addiction to the dopamine-releasing effects of smartphone and computer usage is an...

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Features

2017 is the year we finally learn that women are not objects

A weekly roundup of the most important news from the advertising awards world Interaction Awards This week, the Interaction Awards announced the winners of its 2017 edition. The Best of Show winner went to “Kinetic” for One Million...

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