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Top Hires of the Week

WPP WPP has appointed Roberto Quarta to its board (starting in January), and are planning to have him step into the role of chairman next summer. The current chairman of Smith & Nephew and IMI will succeed former US ambassador to the UK Philip...

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Business Roundup

Mediacom Confectionary giant Mars awarded its global media planning account to WPP's Mediacom earlier this week after a consolidation review. The company, which has a global annual spending estimated at $1.5 billion, has, until now, been handled by...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

LG take a Quantum leap LG has taken another step in the 4K wars with their new “Quantum Dot” TV, which they are expected to debut at CES 2015. The new QD-equipped set is said to offer a wider colour palette and improved saturation than...

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Design

The Tate opens its vaults

The Tate Archive, the largest archive of British art in the world, recently opened its vaults to the public by putting thousands of artefacts online. In all, there are 52,000 letters, photographs and sketchbooks belonging to some of the most notable...

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Can you headbang to Taylor Swift?

TBWA\Chiat\Day LA has teamed up with The Recording Academy for the eighth year in a row to promote the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, which will take place at the Staples Centre in LA on the 8th of February 2015. Dubbed, “The Grammy Effect,”...

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Prince Charles introduces us to the future

Yesterday, Nexus Interactive Arts (NIA) unveiled its new “Futureville” interactive installation at the London Science Museum, with none other than the Prince of Wales himself, Prince Charles, on hand to introduce visitors to the new...

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Design

GTR rebrands with new “Seamless” identity

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), the biggest rail franchise in Britain, recently rolled out a new brand identity by SomeOne to bring the whole company in line with the recently rebranded South Eastern network. The train operating company, which also...

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Design

Alt-rockers and whisky makers collaborate on a new kind of novel

Gloomy alternative rockers, Wild Beasts, have teamed up with Jameson Irish Whisky and animator, Mattis Dovier to create a unique GIF-Novel. With digital design courtesy of M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment, the online novel is part of The Jameson...

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Technology

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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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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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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Features

How a hip hotel failed spectacularly

I'm not a hipster. That particular role is denied to me thanks to my great age, and my inability to grow a thick bushy beard. But that doesn't mean I can't have a little taste of the hipster world. So last weekend, I headed for the achingly...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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