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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Creature/VCCP - Mission Foods Mission Foods in Europe has handed its creative account to Creature of London and media to VCCP Media after a competitive pitch. Creature of London won out in a competitive pitch run through AAR over Isobel and George &...

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Advertising

2016's Top Ten Most Powerful Christmas Ads

Whilst it might not have gathered as much media coverage as other campaigns, Lidl's Christmas Turkey has been found to be 2016's most powerful Christmas TV spot according to research carried out by Kantar Millward Brown. It tested 19 of this year's...

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Advertising

BBDO turn the twist ending into an art form with Sandy Hook PSA

Usually we would have included this PSA as part of our Ads of the Week piece, but this work was so powerful and so well put together that we thought it deserved a deeper examination. This is a spot that has been gathering quite a lot of attention on...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Brothers and Sisters - Carphone Warehouse This Christmas, Carphone Warehouse plans to let the nation know that literally everyone can come through its doors and find the best possible deal. Rather than creating some lofty, emotional Christmas ad,...

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Economy

Celebrate Christmas 2016 style with these Brexit Crackers

Whilst it might seem a little mean spirited for the festive season, we can never say no to a bit of delicious satire, so we were thrilled to hear that mcgarrybowen had created a set of Brexit-themed crackers for the Guardian. Aimed at putting a...

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Design

Helen Marten claims 2016 Turner Prize

The winner of the ever controversial Turner Prize was announced yesterday (December 5), with 31-year-old painter and sculptor Helen Marten claiming the 2016 prize. The youngest of the four shortlisted artists, Marten, who graduated from...

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Trends

Why The Art World Is Ready For Tech Adoption

Museums around the world welcome millions of visitors each year, accounting for a $192 billion dollar industry in the U.S. alone. But with the Millennial generation already surpassing Baby Boomers by the millions, and Gen-Z projected to make up 25%...

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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: Casper & the new frontiers of sleep

In the last year, Casper have claimed a spot in Time’s Best 25 Inventions of 2015, won a Big Innovation Award, been finalists of a Fast Company Innovation by Design Award, and bagged a spot on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. These aren’t...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Finding courage with Studio Mut

Based in South Tyrol, a very curious area of Northern Italy located right next to the country’s border with Austria, where the majority of residents speak German despite their Italian nationality, Studio Mut is used to looking at the world a little...

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Design

Stackable Football Pitches proposed in London by AL_A

Stackable football pitches could be erected on disused or temporarily empty plots across London, according to Amanda Levete and her London-based studio AL_A. The concept, named “Pitch/Pitch,” aims to tackle the shortage of inner-city sports...

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Advertising

Cawley Nea\TBWA becomes TBWA\Dublin and hires new ECD

Cawley Nea\TBWA has rebranded as TBWA\Dublin, marking a bold new chapter in the company’s development. The move is intended to better reflect the “Re-founders” culture at the heart of the agency, which acknowledges the process of creative...

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Design

Unconventional Christmas Trees turn Xmas upside down in London

Amongst my friends and family members, I've become known as something of a Scrooge when it comes to everything festive. Long gone are the days when the opening chords of “Merry Christmas Everyone” would ignite an ember of longing in my...

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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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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

BETC Paris - CANAL The French TV networks CANAL+ and CANALSAT recently united their forces in order to become one giant television destination: CANAL. To celebrate this holy union, the new entity asked BETC Paris to create a spectacular commercial...

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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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