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Technology

The Week in Tech

Windows 10 hits home The internet was awash with praise this weekend after Windows 10 began quietly slipping into the inboxes of eager Windows 7 and 8.1 users across the world. Some of the highly mooted features include the ability to stream Xbox...

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Job Description: Media Planner

Advertising media planners identify the best mix of media channels to deliver an advertising message to a clients' target audience. Using research data, they consider what is going to be most effective within the budget allocated and give the...

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Advertising

Top Account Wins of the Week

Grey London - Tate Modern The Tate Modern gallery has appointed Grey London as its creative agency of record for Britain, Liverpool and St Ives galleries following a competitive pitch. The result of the process, which was run in-house and began in...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Havas Media Havas Media has promoted Andrew Mason to the role of Head of Client Leadership with immediate effect. As Head of Client Leadership, Mason will oversee the day-to day management of the Havas Media client teams while ensuring quality and...

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Advertising

Angry Birds 2 gets bigger, badder, birdier

Whilst it probably won’t go down in history as one of the very best video games of all time, Angry Birds is arguably one of the most important and influential, especially of recent years. Indeed, years before it was dethroned by the godawful...

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Design

Never mind the budgets, here's the Sex Pistols credit card

For an old punk like me, these are bemusing times. The Sex Pistols, those standard-bearers of all things noisy and anarchic, are back in the news. Or, to be more accurate, the graphics produced for them by Jamie Reid, have re-appeared. This should be...

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Design

Harvey Nichols redefine luxury with the help of Virgile+Partners

Harvey Nichols unveiled the new look of its stores across the globe this week with a new outlet in Birmingham designed by Virgile+Partners. The consultancy has worked on the design of the store for six months, looking to redefine luxury with a...

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Advertising

Top Ads of the Week

Foster’s make a Good Call on Brad and Dan’s replacement Having officially sent the popular Australian agony aunts Brad and Dan packing in their last campaign, Foster’s finally introduced its new brand campaign by Adam&EveDDB...

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Design

Tokyo 2020 Olympics unveil 'unique' logos?

The logos for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were officially unveiled this week to mixed reviews from all and sundry. They were created by Japanese designer Kenjiro Sano, the founder of studio MR_DESIGN, and are both made of elements...

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Design

Spin 360° with new exhibition launch at Magma

London based studio, Spin, is the focus of Magma’s new exhibition, which launched last night. in the basement of their lovely new flagship store near Covent Garden. This celebration of 20 years of design exhibits limited edition prints that bring...

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Advice

Social Media Recruitment: Getting It Right

How to get social media recruitment right and the hazards to watch out for. It’s widely known that in 2015 the majority of job seekers find their jobs through a social network. And I’m guessing that the vast majority of recruiters either...

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Job Description: Copywriter

Creative copywriters are employed by agencies both permanently and on a freelance basis to develop advertising concepts. They mainly deliver the words and verbal content that accompanies the visual elements. Agency copywriters usually work in close...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Leo Burnett

Bringing out the fun for McDonald’s Leo Burnett London unveiled the second ad in the new McDonald’s “Good times” brand campaign this week. The campaign celebrates the role the brand plays in the lives of their customers, and...

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Social Media

#100DaysOfZen could be the greatest photo collaboration ever

Razorfish Hong Kong has worked with ASUS to create the “100 Days of Zen,” a 100 day long creative initiative led by Instagram sensation Robert Jahns (Nois7). Inspired by Robert’s work, the campaigns showcases the photography...

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Video Games

Play the new WWE game as the Terminator? Hell yeah.

As he famously promised 30 years ago, Arnold Schwarzenegger is indeed back, and in a big way. This summer saw the release of the latest Terminator movie, which also marked the former California governor's return to the big screen blockbuster scene...

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Features

Happy 75th birthday! 10 things you didn't know about Bugs Bunny

July 27, 2015 was the 75th birthday of Bugs Bunny, one of the best-known cartoon characters ever created. As suave as Raffles, and as witty as Oscar Wilde, he's a gifted dancer, and famous for his ability to avoid hunters - particularly the lisping...

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Design

A giant interactive street light shines on London Design Week

Industrial designer Samuel Wilkinson has created an intriguing 4.5 metre tall street light made of 1,500 glass crystal lenses as part of the upcoming London Design Festival. The opulently named “Ommatidium” (the name apparently comes from the...

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Advertising

Marmite spread the love this summer

Marmite have been milking the “Love it or hate it” tagline for decades now, to the point where it was actually starting to wear a little thin. This summer however, the brand is launching a limited edition summer spread, and to market it, they've...

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Advertising

The Awards Roundup

ADMA goes Mobile with Beacon Technology ADMA will be using some exciting new technology at its ADMA Global Forum on the 4th and the 5th of August at the Sydney Hilton. The event is a two-day, seven stream conference aiming to change the world of...

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Features

Top 10 places to inspire creativity

I’ve got to say that these days, I’m feeling very creative. Well, quite creative. Make that moderately creative. Better adjust that to a smidgeon creative. Tell you what, put it this way: I’d be feeling exceptionally creative were...

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Features

We chat with the man behind Supermundane: Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe, who sometimes goes by alias Supermundane, is an industry veteran who has worked with everyone from *Wallpaper to Sleazenation, and even designed book covers for Penguin. His distinctive use of colour and line make him a go-to guy for...

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Features

The elephant in the room is production company Ivory

London Production Company We make commercials, documentaries and fashion content films for well-known brands such as Coca-Cola, Nike and Barclays. We love bringing the perfect team together, to nail a job for our clients and put their hard fought...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

The man with the Bionic eyes In yet another case of reality catching up with science fiction, an elderly man in the UK has had his sight partially restored thanks to a cutting-edge, bionic retinal implant which converts images from a miniature...

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Advertising

Lexus unleash the first car with a heartbeat

The campaign to launch Lexus Australia’s world-first “Heartbeat Car” innovation project via M&C Saatchi, went live over the weekend, and it isn’t half bloody exciting! Lexus aimed to showcase the experience of driving its...

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Advertising

How to make going back to school look pretty awesome

In my youth, there were few things that irritated me more than the glaring “Back to School” signs that seemed to adorn every retail outlet under the sun during the summer holidays, seemingly taunting happy children everywhere with the...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Droga5 Droga5 has announced its new head of Data Strategy, Andrew Tully. His position is effective immediately, reporting into Global Chief Strategy Officer, Jonny Bauer. Tully will work across all accounts at Droga5. Prior to joining Droga5, Tully...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

TBWA\Group Singapore – NTUC TBWA\Group Singapore has been appointed as the strategic branding and creative partner for both NTUC Enterprise Co-operative Limited (“NTUC Enterprise”) and NTUC FairPrice Co-Operative (“NTUC FairPrice”). Ara...

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Advertising

Taylor Swift is the new face of the Keds rebrand

Kanye West caused mild outrage (but that is his raison d'être) at Glastonbury last month when he declared himself as the “Biggest rock star on the planet,” but the truth is, he isn’t even close. In fact, that mantle belongs to...

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Trends

Print Lovin' for the Chicago team Tan & Loose

We love keeping an eye on the guys over at Tan & Loose, the Chicago based print team who are based out of an old funeral home. There's nothing lifeless about the work they represent. It's all colourful lines, bold colours and tongue-in-cheek humour....

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Entertainment

What we've learned from the new James Bond: Spectre trailer

You saw it, right? How could you miss it? Even ITV's News At Ten ran the trailer for 'SPECTRE', the next episode in the most successful movie franchise ever - James Bond. Immediately the world took to social media (or at least the section of the...

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Advertising

Top Ads of the Week

Coca-Cola get into the spirit of the Rugby World Cup Coca-Cola Great Britain has launched its Rugby World Cup 2015 campaign, which looks to excite the nation ahead of the Tournament later this year. As official soft drink, water and sport drinks...

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