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Awards

The good side of being an in-house designer

A massive thank-you to our friends over at Academy Class, as the winner of this year's 'in-house design team' award at Fresh Awards 2015 will get £1000 worth of consultancy from Academy Class amongst other prizes. With less than 2 weeks left,...

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Scope & Grey end the awkward on National Kissing Day

Scope, the charity that strives to make the UK a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as the rest of us, is celebrating International Kissing Day (July 6) by releasing a heart-warming film by Grey London, showing disabled people...

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Design

CRAFT: Behind the scenes of London's newest culinary hit

Here Design has created the identity, signage and packaging for a new British dining project called CRAFT London, an ambitious new project from the renowned young British chef Stevie Parle. The aim behind the design, according to the...

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The Awards Roundup

APMA Star finalists announced The Communications Council has announced 61 campaigns from 27 clients and 22 agencies for final stages of the APMA Star awards. Running for ten years, the awards celebrate the finest promotional and experiential...

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Agency of the Week: Saatchi & Saatchi London

This week we're featuring a trio of campaigns from Saatchi London, all of which dropped this week and all of which showcase the agency's unique, defiantly offbeat British sense of humour. Babies show off their poo faces for Pampers Now matter how...

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Mother London is Puttin' on the Ritz for Mondelēz

Snack makers Mondelēz International are launching a brand new multi-million pound, master-brand campaign for the launch of Ritz Crisp & Thin, a new baked savoury snack primed to shake up the crisps & snacking category. The concept of the campaign,...

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D&AD Awards New Blood

The winners of the 2015 D&AD New Blood awards were announced this week. The awards are given to design students, graduates of the last two years, and those under 23, with the aim of celebrating up-and-coming designers. This year, there were 288...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

Apple iPhone 6S images leaked? Days after Apple accidentally leaked images of their new iPods, images of the tech giant's next iPhone (the iPhone 6s) have hit the internet. The photos cite a “Proven” Apple source, and show that the new...

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Account Wins of the Week

Havas Media – Ubisoft Havas Media has been named as the media agency for video game publishers Ubisoft, with a contract spanning across 17 countries in Europe and Australia, which will incorporate Havas Media's full range of media, digital and...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

The Partners Brand consultancy The Partners, has appointed award-winning creative director Peter Henshaw as leader of creative for the agency’s Health Team. Peter will lead global relationships with Novo Nordisk, AstraZeneca, The International...

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Features

Ten Japanese TV ads Hollywood's stars wouldn't want you to see

It would be slightly mean to accuse Hollywood's finest actors of greed - but only slightly. You see, not content with the multi-million dollar fees for the movies in which they appear, they flock to a highly lucrative trade in advertising cameos. And...

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Features

Meet the artist behind The World's Smallest Portfolio

Two weeks ago, jelly London set D&AD New Blood Festival-goers a brief entitled Making Your Mark. The aim of the brief was to get students promoting themselves and to get their work noticed. jelly received so many great submissions, but one really...

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Durex get Canadian with the Maple Cinnamon Twist

A rather saucy new campaign for Durex Canada attempts to reignite the passion between young couples who might have let their flames die down, or keep them in reserve for “Special occasions.” The “Why Wait” campaign encourages...

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The Week in Advertising

VCCP – O2 Priority “Waggy Tails” VCCP recently launched its latest work for O2 Priority this week, which once again stars the delightful ginger cat that thinks it's a dog. The spot takes the form of one long tracking shot, following people...

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Technology

Did Apple accidentally just reveal their new iPods?

Images found in the latest update of iTunes seem to show off a range of iPods that don't actually exist yet, and have yet to be even mentioned by Apple. The new devices were spotted by a sharp-eyed user at Mac Rumours, who found a graphic showing...

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Rolling Stones become Exhibitionists for Saatchi

The Rolling Stones are an anomaly in the world of rock and roll, an anomaly that many (myself included) would have seen put away in a museum around the turn on the 1980's, but have (against all odds and countless fickle trends) managed to survive and...

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Nigel Edginton-Vigus celebrates the art of the Funfair

The classic British funfair is many things to many people. For some a place of overwhelming wonder and sugary temptation, and for others, a nightmarish landscape lent even darker hues by decades of dilapidation. Whatever your opinion though, it can't...

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Love is in the air and A-MNEMONIC are providing the soundtrack

Get ready for a summer to remember with the rebranded ultimate dating show ‘Love Island’. A-MNEMONIC Music were enlisted by ITV for their branding and creative experience, and to help put their musical stamp on the show. From the title...

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Live Stream a Live Stream

If you're the kind of person who tried to Google Google to see if it would break the internet (and were disappointed when it proved about as effective as Kim Kardashian's equally insipid attempt), then you'll be overjoyed to here that you can now...

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The fun side of Cannes Lions 2015

OK, just one more Cannes piece, but this is a quick (and fun) one we promise. Lion sitting As young creatives visiting Cannes Lions, creatives Mate Nagy, Aniko Toth and Adam Erdesz wanted to find a way to meet the most interesting people and start...

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DNA brought to life in London

A trail of 7 foot tall DNA-shaped sculptures is being scattered across London over the Summer to raise awareness and money for a new Cancer Research UK research centre. The campaign has been spearheaded by design consultancy SomeOne, who designed and...

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JWT fight depression with brainy humour

Whilst many people who have experienced it might take umbrage with the idea of using humour as a coping mechanism, as someone who has lived with clinical depression for my entire adult life, I can honestly say I wouldn't have made it this far without...

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10 UI & UX mobile design tips to engage your user

With a stunning count of mobile app design and development companies promising to deliver you a fantastic app, it's quite obvious to get confused as to which one to choose and which one to skip. While many of these firms are able to keep up their...

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Awards

Enter Your Best Work

Due to overwhelming response from the community, there is now more time to contend for Europe's most prestigious honour for online excellence. The 5th Annual Lovie Awards Extended Entry Deadline is 31 July 2015. Work can be entered in seven...

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Features

Online ads are too annoying says Larry Page

There was a sticky period in the evolution of the World Wide Web. This was the time when developers and advertisers seized on pop-up technology, but before any ad-blocker software was available to mitigate it. If memory serves, it lasted about a year...

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ifour client Fourex wins Virgin Media Pitch to Rich campaign

Tunbridge Wells based creative design agency ifour are celebrating today as client Fourex reaches the final and wins in the ‘New Things’ category of Richard Branson’s Pitch to Rich 2015 campaign. ifour were appointed by the duo...

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The Awards Roundup: Sans Cannes

Whilst the sights of ad land were set squarely on the south of France last week, that's not to say the Cannes Lions was the only awards show of note to offer up some notable news. International Music + Sound Awards Founded in 2011, the...

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The Lion Kings: Who dominated Cannes this year?

Ogilvy & Mather own Cannes. Again On the final evening of the Cannes Lions 2015 last week, Ogilvy & Mather was crowned as Network of the Year for the fourth year in a row. Highlights of Ogilvy & Mather's Cannes Lions 2016 included 1 Titanium Lion -...

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Glastonbury 2015 in Design

As a self proclaimed 'festival veteran' I like to think I've seen it all. I've seen 50 Cent pelted to within an inch of his life with piss, I've seen grown men weep into their lukewarm lagers as Radiohead finally give in and play Creep after almost a...

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Why non-designers need their own design event

By Emma Sexton, Founder and Creative Director at Make Your Words Work™ How many times as a designer have you heard the phrase can you ‘make it look pretty?’. When this is the request you know that you will be used at the end of the...

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Features

Top 10 worst corporate phrases

The other day, I was told to reach out to someone. Reach out. Reach out as if I’m dangling Hollywood-style by my fingertips from a cliff, with Stallone looking all Botoxy-slumpy-faced in front of me, telling me to HANG ON! What I was actually...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

Apple make a Swift reappraisal of their Music service Social media appeared to almost collapse in on itself last week when Taylor Swift decided to bite one of the many hands that fed her and take on Apple. If you've been living under a digital rock...

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Technology

Two hot companies transforming Educational Tech

Two new products have been announced recently which could really help bring young people into the world of technology at a younger age and in a more substantial and meaningful way. For the very young (toddlers and younger) there's the Ily, a voice,...

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Amazing In Motion: The new Lexus Hoverboard

Back to the Future 2 promised much of 2015. It promised us self-tying shoelaces, flying cars, 19 Jaws films, and hoverboards, neither of which have materialised in the public realm at the time of writing. This could all be set to change though,...

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Cannes Lions 2015: Instagram Highlights Day 5

We’re wrapping up the Instagram coverage from Cannes, but we’re sure the party doesn’t stop here. So let’s take a lil’ look at the talks and words of wisdom floating around the festival. Matt Eastwood vs Albert...

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