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Chester Zoo takes Islands project online

Chester Zoo's “Islands” project, which will recreate the South East Asian islands of the Philippines, Bali, Sulawesi, Papua, Sumba and Sumatra, in a previously unused part of the zoo, was recently given an online presence by Code...

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Design

South Kensington gets an artistic makeunder

The “Transforming South Kensington” competition by the Exhibition Road cultural group recently came to and end, with the eleven competing groups narrowed down to a final three. The competition, which was organised in conjunction with the...

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Advertising

If Carlsberg did Christmas...

Former Countdown host and legendary Football pundit Jeff Stelling will be teaming up with Carlsberg and its below-the-line marketing partners The Marketing Store to address the footballing nation on Boxing Day this year with a “King's...

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Advertising

Adot shines a light on homelessness

In order to raise awareness of the 93,000 homeless people sleeping on the streets in the UK in Christmas, Adot.com, the organisation that aims to “Ignite worldwide awareness of the singular true nature of mankind,” has created a new...

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Design

Frijj shakes up its brand identity

The milkshake brand Frijj, which is owned by the Dairy Crest group (which also owns Cathedral City cheddar, Country Life butter and Clover margarine), recently announced a complete redesign of its packaging. BrandOpus has given the brand's trademark...

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Advertising

Create a uniquely interactive campaign with Rapt

The mobile, interactive media agency Rapt Media, announced recently that it's agreement with Ogilvy & Mather Dusseldorf had been extended, as the interactive advertising agency wishes to use Rapt Media's technology for the second year of its...

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Technology

Mother Nature keeps us safe and healthy

UL, the 120-year old global independent safety science company, has joined forced with the Mother Nature Network (MNN) to launch SafeBee.com, a new “Digital destination for safety and healthy living.” The site, which will draw on a...

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Design

Battersea Power Station to be reborn

The Rockwell Group is currently working with Wilkinson Eyre Architects on a plan to redevelop part of the Battersea Power Station, which has been an unused blight on the banks of the Thames since it was closed more than 30 years ago. Since then it...

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Features

Black Cab Interview presents Laura Jordan Bambach

The president of D&AD talks to Creativepool in our Ubiqutious Black Cab about her early career, breaking into the creative industry, and how to succeed… Laura Jordan Bambach explains to Creativepool founder, Michael Tomes, how her many roles...

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Design

Museum of Applied Arts has officially reopened

The Museum of Applied Arts in Berlin, which has been closed for three years, was reopened recently after a comprehensive renovation. The renovation has been underlined by Berlin-based design consultancy Double Standards, which has designed signage,...

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Technology

Who needs an Enigma machine when you've got a tablet?

The GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters), has launched an app teaching students about code breaking and encryption. The app, which was launched by the digital security organisation and was designed by students on an industrial year...

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Advertising

Saatchi & Saatchi give “The Talk”

In order to raise awareness of “The Talk” that every African-American parent in America should be having with their children given the recent events involving the tragic deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol...

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Entertainment

Channel 4 invade the X Factor with bionic pop star

If you were left more than a little confused by a short clip shown during the advertisements of last night's X Factor final on ITV, you were certainly not alone. The video in question featured a collage of bizarre images and aggressive sounds, all...

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Advertising

Business Roundup

Droga5 know it's fun to stay at the YMCA After a competitive review, the YMCA of the USA has selected Droga5 to handle its national brand positioning efforts in a new creative strategy that will launch in 2016. The agency will be charged with...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

CP+B Jason De Turris was named this week as the new chief strategy officer at CP+B, a promotion from his role as VP, executive planning director. As part of the promotion he'll be relocating to Hong Kong to help open the agency's new Hong Kong...

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Advertising

Ogilvy & Mather storm another awards show

Ogilvy & Mather continued its seemingly unending winning streak on Wednesday night (December 10) when they took home a total of 31 awards at Campaign Asia's “Agency Network of the Year Awards.” The gala dinner, which took place at the...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

Sony find new ways to play in China Sony is launching its Playstation 4 console in China early next year on the 11th of January 2015, closely following arch rivals Microsoft, who launched their own Xbox One console in October; the first console to...

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The Week In Advertising

Compare The Market: Meerkats On Safari Try as I might, I still can't bring myself to dislike the meerkats. The campaign has been running so long, it should have run out of steam, but when Alexander tells Oleg (you see, I even know their names) he's...

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News

The sky's the limit for RPM

The London-based (and Wokingham-born) independent marketing agency RPM, has joined forced with BSkyB's Sky Academy to design the new Sky Academy Careers Lab. The Careers Lab follows the success of the Sky Academy Skills Studio, which launched back in...

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Advertising

Are the Co-Op late to the Christmas party?

The Co-operative Food, the Co-op's answer to Tesco, are appealing to last minute shoppers in their new Christmas TV campaign, which is probably for the best, given that Christmas Day is but a fortnight away. The retailer, which boasts a store...

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Design

Someone sharpens Glasses Direct's vision

Glasses Direct, a UK retailer that sells prescription glasses online, has been working with the London-based design agency SomeOne and its digital sister agency SomeOne/Else on an “Elegant” rebrand. The idea is to make the process of...

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Technology

Introducing the two-faced smartphone

Russian phone brand Yota, recently launched a daring new smartphone that includes a secondary e-ink screen, designed to work in tandem with a primary AMOLED screen and significantly increase battery life. This is Yota's second stab at the smartphone...

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Matt Johnstone illustrates for Eurostar’s 20th birthday

Matt Johnstone illustrates for Eurostar’s 20th birthday This year Eurostar turned 20, and to celebrate they asked jelly’s Matt Johnstone to do a special live event in the Eurostar departure lounge. Working directly onto a large canvas...

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Design

Fighting Ebola with satellite TV and stencils

SES, the global satellite company that reaches between 4 and 5 million households in English-speaking Africa, recently launched a bespoke TV channel focused on educating West Africans about Ebola. The “Fight Ebola” channel will be...

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Advertising

Busy Bees at the BBC this Christmas

The London-based media management company Red Bee Media, which was recently acquired by the Swedish communications firm Ericsson, has been incredibly busy this Christmas season, creating a set of ambitious idents for BBC One. The three idents each...

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Advertising

Lykke Li is breaking grounds with Peugeot

Peugeot released the world's first interactive automotive trailer yesterday, allowing viewers to truly immerse themselves in the key features of the new Peugeot 108. The trailer was produced by social media marketing agency 33Seconds, and uses...

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Design

Dirty Sanchez veteran grows up (almost)

Does anyone remember Dirty Sanchez? Unfortunately, I do. For the (lucky) uninitiated amongst us, it was essentially a Welsh reading of Jackass. In other words, it featured man-children degrading themselves via a series of increasingly bizarre stunts...

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Design

Paul Windle Design is flying high

Paul Windle Design’s creative art studio have collaborated with the Virgin Atlantic design team to create the new ‘Birthday Girl’ flying lady illustration for the airline’s latest hi-tech Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The first...

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Social Media

What is the Forrester Report and why is it wrong?

Have you read the Forrester report? If not, do you know what the Forrester report is? Don't worry, neither did I until someone asked me what I made of it, prompting me to run away and look it up. In some quarters, however, this report is hot stuff....

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Advertising

Singapore's hottest ad execs and marketers

The Singapore Business Review recently named three executives from Grey Group Singapore on their “10 hottest ad execs and marketers under 40” list, meaning the agency has taken almost a third of the entire list! In descending order...

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Design

Royal Mail discover the third dimension

Royal Mail appear to have noticed that 3D printing is quite a big deal at the moment, and have jumped on the bandwagon with a new scheme that will allow customers to order 3D printed items directly from the company's Central London delivery offices...

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Technology

Bazillion reach outside their comfort zone

The boldly named 3D animation and VFX studio Bazillion Pictures, is being reborn, with owner and creative director Jeff Beith embarking on a campaign to introduce its creative services to a wider audience. The studio is based out of a facility in...

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Advertising

Omnicom advocate another new acquisition

The DAS Group (Diversified Agency Services), the Omnicom owned global group of marketing services companies, announced recently that it had acquired the Washington DC-based firm DDC Advocacy. Omnicom's latest acquisition is a full-service public...

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Features

A Right Honourable Christmas? When design meets politics

There are few things more cringe-worthy than politicians trying to be any of the following: hip, funny, down with da yoof, normal, John Travolta. I had to add number five because I'm still haunted by images of John "Two Jags" Prescott bopping away at...

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Advertising

KBS announce official Asian expansion

Leading global brand agency KBS announced recently that it will be opening regional headquarters in Shanghai early next year, formalising its expansion into the Asia region. Douglas Lin and Jonathan Ip have been chosen to lead the Shanghai office,...

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