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The Week In Advertising

Vodafone - Let's Go While I don't object to advertisements suggesting a product or service will enhance a small corner of my life (it could be argued that's what all advertising does), I do find it tiresome when a brand proposes it has unlocked the...

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Podcasting to be reimagined at 2015 Cannes Lions

This June, at the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, McKinney chief creative officer Jonathan Cude will be joining the team behind the popular “Serial” podcast to talk about their serialised, real-time investigative...

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Design

The Wonderful Wall of Wally

The Wall of Wally is a unique and touching tribute to Wallace “Wally” Olins, one of the most charismatic and celebrated branding and corporate designers of the 20th century. Olins, who was awarded a CBE in 1999 and sadly passed away in April...

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Greenpeace and Don't Panic burn priceless art to save the Arctic

Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic campaign has teamed up with award winning British creative agency Don’t Panic and famous British montage artists KennardPhillipps, to create a provocative new video targeting oil giant Shell and its plans to...

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Top 5 Awards Of The Week

DDB Mudra Group are the Black Elephants of the Kyoorius Awards Kyoorius, in association with D&AD, has announced the winners of the 2015 Kyoorius Advertising & Digital Awards, which took place at the NSCI stadium in Mumbai on the 22nd of May, and...

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The LIA Announce the new Jury President

Brian Collins, chief creative officer and co-founder of the Collins brand consultancy, has been named as the Design and Package Design Jury President for the 2015 London International Awards (LIA). He joins an esteemed panel, which will consist of a...

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JWT ask us to soften up and make a new acquisition

One of Australia’s toughest men, Barry Hall, the ex-AFL champion and notorious hard man (think a cross between Vinnie Jones and Crocodile Dundee and you're almost there) is urging Australians to find their softer sides this winter in a new...

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Entertainment

Mark Ronson launches the world's first Smart Champagne Bottle

No I'm not talking about the most dodgy young adult novel known to man here, but an interesting and frankly bizarre innovation from the Mumm Champagne House. The famous fizzy wine merchants unveiled the world's first connected smart bottle of bubbly...

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New York Festivals Winners Announced

New York Festivals International Advertising Awards competition announced the 2015 award-winners last week at the New York Show gala held at the renowned Jazz at Lincoln Centre's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. New York Festivals is...

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Technology

A Week In Tech: The Anti Smartphone

Introducing the “Anti” Smartphone Whilst many of us have become a little too attached to our smart devices in recent years (myself included), there are still those amongst us who long for a simpler time, when our phones were just that;...

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Design

The futuristic luxury interiors of the British Bullet Train

Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE) recently unveiled concepts for the interiors of their new high-speed “British Bullet Trains” and they look (quite frankly) incredible. Subtly futuristic without looking cheap and surprisingly sparse without...

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Inspiration

Meet Claire Barrow: the latest pioneer of wearable tech

Claire Barrow is a DIY designer and luxe leather specialist. She’s made the likes of FKA Twigs stand out in her jackets, and uses unique, folkloric inspired illustrations to decorate her materials. She’s something of a design It Girl with...

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Top 8 Hires of the Week

Sunshine Nadya Powell is joining the creative agency Sunshine, in the newly created role of Managing Director. She is expected to join from DigitasLBi agency Lost Boys in August. Sunshine has grown significantly since it was conceived of two and a...

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Account Wins of the Week

Isobar - Chambord Isobar has been appointed as the UK social and digital agency for Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur, owned by Brown-Forman Beverages. Isobar will manage all social and digital strategy and activity in the UK, continuing to build...

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Introducing the pizza box that's also a movie projector

I like Pizza hut. A lot. I'm not afraid to admit it. I understand we live in an age where gluttony is frowned upon perhaps even more so than alcohol or drug abuse, and I know it's technically not 'real' pizza, but a bastardised American approximation...

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Leo Burnett clean up at D&AD Awards

The results of the 2015 D&AD Awards were announced in London last night with Leo Burnett, 4creative, Made Thought, Marcel Worldwide and Colenso BBDO all scooping up coveted Black Pencil awards. This year's awards saw the most amount of Pencils won in...

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Design

Because everyone deserves to live Happily Ever After

Happy Ending, a small creative studio based in East London have been helping out a local charity called CoppaFeel! for a little while now. CoppaFeel!’s mission, to raise awareness of early detection of breast cancer, not only an honourable...

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The Week In Advertising

Very - Can't Wait For Summer Quite a plush and expensive looking spot for Very, here. And a nice little twist at the end. It's just a shame the whole thing is focused on models with 'perfect' beach bodies, rather than the actual people likely to be...

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Let Nyan Cat teach you about airplane safety

Internet memes are rarely seen as high culture. Indeed, they're rarely seen as even legitimate forms of entertainment, instead being little more than placeholders used by Facebook trolls with no original thoughts and little inclination to develop...

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Design

Clerkenwell Design Week Highlight: The “Glaze” Pavilion

The Clerkenwell Design Week unfortunately draws to a close this evening, but there's just enough time left for those interested in design and architecture to explore the marathon of design goodness on streets of EC1 before it's swept up in time for...

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Olympicopolis set to be the new cultural centre of London

Whilst few decried the creation of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics, even the most rabid sports fans would happily admit that they were unsure as to what exactly the space would be used for once the games...

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News

Homophobia flipped on its head by Dublin taxi driver

This week saw probably the most tongue-in-cheek comment yet on the upcoming Irish referendum debate on gay marriage. The taxi app Hailo (think Uber, only for actual taxis) released a hilarious and bitingly satirical online video in order to not only...

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Design

Home prepares for opening weekend in Manchester

Home, the new Manchester arts centre, is set to open this weekend with a series of events curated by oscar winning director Danny Boyle. The centre is an architectural marvel from the Dutch firm Mecanoo, which has been designed to reconcile the needs...

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Meet the Genius, the gluten free hedgehog

Genius Gluten Free, the number one bakery brand in the free-from category in Britain, has launched a new digital advertising campaign to drive awareness and educate consumers on the physical benefits of a gluten-free diet. It uses three very...

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Wonga rebrand spearheaded by StartJG

Following the introduction of new legislation for short term loans, annual losses of £37.3 million, and a festering reputation as a daylight robber, the loan company Wonga has rebranded and repositioned itself as a more “Responsible and...

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Rankin's climactic new film for Coco De Mer is definitely NSFW

“Sex sells” is a cliché so run into the ground it's probably as old as advertising itself, but that doesn't make it any less true, and it doesn't mean that there are not still a few creative masterminds out there who are ready to...

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Features

Five reasons we should be worried about the BBC

The BBC is great, right? Doctor Who, QI, Strictly Come Dancing - what's not to like? Of course, there's much to praise about our national broadcaster - after all, they've provided us with decades of creative highlights. But 2016 will see a crossroads...

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Events

Visit Clerkenwell Design Week 19-21st May

Today, Tuesday 19 May 2015, the madness of Clerkenwell Design Week begins. #CDW2015 is serving up a marathon of design goodness for you this Tues-Thurs in and on the streets of EC1. We can't wait even begin to think how you will plan your day with so...

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Watch a blind mother “See” her unborn son

Huggies has announced the launch of a new campaign that presents a never-before-seen vision of the maternal bond. Created by the Brazilian agency Mood to celebrate Mother's Day in the Americas (which took place last Sunday), “Meeting Murilo” is...

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Inside the floating house on the River Thames

Some London commuters were taken by surprise yesterday morning when they spotted a fully functioning house floating down the River Thames. The Floating House stunt was arranged by TBWA\London for Airbnb, the website that allows anyone to rent out...

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Design

McKinsey shoot for the moon

Management consultancy giant McKinsey & Company this week announced the purchase of San Francisco-based design company Lunar in an effort on McKinsey's part to grow its design capabilities. The deal is understood to be McKinsey’s first-ever...

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