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Economy

Arsene Wenger and John Terry, new voices for the Underground

As part of “London Poppy Day,” commuters will be hearing the voices of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Chelsea captain John Terry on the London Underground today, filling in for the generic announcers. In aid of the Royal British...

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Advertising

New anti-gun ads provoke controversy

A series of new public service announcements for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence by Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness and production company Wondros, might just be some of the most unnerving and polarising ads ever produced for the organisation, which is...

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Advertising

Matomy scores Europe's leading mobile ad platform

The Matomy Media Group furthers its strategic digital advancement by announcement the acquisition of MobFox, Europe's leading mobile programmatic advertising platform. The acquisition follows the group's strategic partnership with the Publicis...

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Advertising

Ogilvy lose Creative Director after 15 years

Abhijit 'Kinu' Avasthi, the national creative director of Ogilvy India, has decided to leave the agency after serving there for 15 years, in what is probably the most high profile creative exit of the year so far. Avasthi, who was handed the national...

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Economy

Who rocked the World Branding Awards 2014?

At the glittering 2014 World Branding Awards ceremony, which took place over the weekend at One Whitehall Place in London, and were hosted by Sky Sports presenter David “Crofty” Croft, 69 brands from 25 countries were honoured, with...

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Entertainment

'King of Highwire' challenges the King of the Ad-World

Nik Wallenda, the man they call “The King of the Highwire” is about to attempt his most audacious tightrope walk yet; traversing the Chicago skyline. He will also be walking a portion of the rope wearing a blindfold, leaving his...

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Advertising

Publicis is up and RUNNING!

The Publicis Groupe announced yesterday the acquisition of the real-time data-driven digital ad firm RUN, an acquisition very much in line with the group's plan to earn 50% of its revenue from digital by 2018 (at the time of writing, the figure...

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Design

Extendable Creativity with Steven Soderbergh

He’s a film director whose credits include Erin Brokovich, Traffic, and Contagion but now Steven Soderbergh is trying his hand at launching a new alcohol brand. It took the Oscar-winner six years to get the Bolivian brandy that he claims...

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Advertising

CP+B go to Infiniti and beyond

Following a lengthy pitch that also involved competitors such as BBH, GS&P and Anomaly, Crispin Porter + Bogusky won the global creative account for Infiniti, the luxury car division of the Nissan Motor Company. Media will continue to be handled by...

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Advertising

Made in USA: How to grow a job market

Made, the Boulder, Colorado-based agency dedicated to creating and supporting US-based jobs has announced three new executive hires in the form of David Castellanos as copywriter, Mariela Rueda as art director, and Heather Barranco as strategist....

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Careers

6 tips to network like a pro

Networking is the secret ingrediant to further your career. It allows you to make connections and build mutually beneficial relationships that will aid your development in your personal and work life. These simple tips will help you to become a...

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Advertising

CDW help us “Get IT” with the help of a basketball legend

CDW, the Fortune 500 technology solutions company, recently launched the latest version of their successful “People Who Get IT” campaign, debuting the new spot, featuring NBA hall of fame player Charles Barkley, last night during ESPN's Monday...

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Awards

Adam & Eve DDB dominate the IPA Effectiveness Awards

At the IPA Effectiveness Awards ceremony last night, which was held at the London Hilton on Park Lane, the big winner was Adam & Eve DDB's Foster's “Good Call” campaign, which has become synonymous with Channel 4 comedy over the last...

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Advertising

AKQA to revolutionise 'Mobile Experience' at Universal Orlando

AKQA has managed to retain its Audi digital business following a lengthy review process. Audi is also currently looking for a separate agency entirely to handle its social media business, as the company looks to further modernise its marketing...

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Advertising

M&C Saatchi turn the clocks back for smokers

To coincide with the end of daylight savings on Sunday, which saw the clocks in the UK set back an hour, M&C Saatchi Sydney has created a new campaign for QUIT, the anti-smoking charity, which revolves around a website that can give smokers a rough...

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Technology

Google attempts to reinvent email with new Inbox

Last Wednesday, when Google announced their new “Inbox” app, which heralded a supposedly radical new approach to email management, very few people were 100% sold on it. Early reports from beta-testers, however, has been incredibly...

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Technology

Facebook's Creative Lab creates apps and court battles

In the same week that Google set forth their mandate to reinvent email with their new “Inbox” app, Facebook also announced they were planning to reinvent the chat room with “Rooms,” an app that plans to bring back the glory...

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Technology

Hoverboards you say? Yes Please!

Anyone who has ever seen Back to the Future Part 2 has no doubt spent the best part of the last few decades longing for the day when the likes of self-tying shoelaces and hoverboards would become a tangible reality. Well the wait is almost over (at...

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Advertising

The Big Apple just got a little bit juicer with GSP&P

In a move that reveals a certain symmetry with its parent office, which claimed the San Francisco Examiner as one of its first client back in the 1980's, the New York arm of Goodby Silverstein & Partners has landed a big city tabloid as one of its...

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Advertising

Is Texas the next creative hub?

Saatchi & Saatchi LA agency is following Toyota, its sole client, to Texas. Toyota announced in April that is would be shifting its sales and marketing headquarters from Torrance, California to the Dallas suburb of Plano. The Publicis Groupe agency...

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Careers

Not a morning person? Get flexi-time

As the mornings grow darker and colder and the winter chills creep in, the desire to stay in bed wrapped in the duvet for an extra hour gets stronger. Most of us would love the opportunity to change our working patterns to suit our lifestyle better...

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Advertising

CAA Marketing scoop new creative director from Ogilvy & Mather

CAA Marketing, the marketing division of the Creative Artists Agency (one of Hollywood's top talent agencies), has hired former Ogilvy & Mather Paris executive director and creative director Fred Levron to fill the same role at their Los Angeles...

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Advertising

David Beckham acts like James Bond & VCCP hire David Brent

David Beckham; retired international football hero, noted philanthropist and unofficial UK ambassador, has collaborated with filmmaker Guy Ritchie in a new ad for his Haig Club Scotch Whisky, a venture he can add to his already enviable marketing...

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Advertising

Karmarama give “Two fingers” to prostate cancer with craft beer

A former Karmarama employee has teamed up with the agency's current planning director Matt Sadler, creative chief Dave Buonaguidi, account director Will Waldron, financial controller Dale Michael, and creatives Stephen Cross and Simon Connor, to set...

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Features

Why are ads for video games so dishonest?

I don't know about you, but I don't play video games. I'd argue that they're a bit childish, but I like plenty of childish things: Bagpuss, Thunderbirds, The Muppets - I think they're all terrific, so that's not the problem. No, I think it's a...

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Advertising

Karmarama bail on BBC creative review

Karmarama dropped out of the statutory review yesterday for the BBC's creative account, which is looking more lucrative than ever before following the recent ambitious BBC Music ad (created by Karmarama) featuring a host of celebrated artists...

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Social Media

Crimson Hexagon expands to WeWork's new South Bank location

The social media monitoring and analysis software company Crimson Hexagon, recently opened its new European headquarters on London's South Bank within the “WeWork London” workspace. The new office is home to a team that's expected to...

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Advertising

JWT & KitKat want to get rid of Gordon

JWT Amsterdam have launched a new integrated campaign for Nestle's KitKat chocolate brand, which aims to promote the new KitKat Double Chunky Caramel through “The first-ever nationwide break.” The campaign, which is entitled “Give...

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Technology

Dyson Thinks Your Humidifier is Unhealthy

Renowned British technology company and vacuum cleaner dons Dyson, recently launched its first humidifier, but unlike most humidifiers, which have been known to spread unwanted, potentially harmful bacteria, Dyson's claim their industry-first model...

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Advertising

McCann's Nestle account gains new global ECD

It was announced yesterday that Adrian Botan has been promoted to the role of global executive creative director for the McCann Worldgroup's Nestle account. Botan will join fellow global executive creative directors James Dawson-Hollis, Bill Wright...

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Advertising

Former Leo Burnett employees make exciting moves in ad land

Luke Atkinson, former head of planning at Leo Burnett Sydney, will be moving to New York to serve as vice president of consumer and cultural planning for Smirnoff vodka. Atkinson left Leo Burnett earlier in the year to get married and was replaced by...

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Advertising

Bose goes all in with IPG and WPP

The UK-based audio equipment maker Bose recently consolidated its media agency business between Interpublic Group and WPP shops after a lengthy review, which began in the spring. The review, which was supported by the London-based search consultancy...

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