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Trends

Are we being swerved?

In the rush to pin the butterfly of ‘experience’, are over-complex strategy creating their own problems, rather than helping deliver better customer services? It’s my contention that over-complicated ‘road maps’ of...

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Features

An Interview With Nayaab Tania

Tell us a bit about yourself? My names Nayaab Tania, I'm 21 years old and a Stylist/Director based in London. Most challenging job to date? It would have to be the Adidas x Bape Campaign that I styled. I felt the pressure on this shoot as it was...

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Beach Meets: Rosy Nicholas

WOW - A LONG overdue Beach Meets chat today with the AMAZING Rosy Nicholas: prop maker, illustrator, set designer, fashion designer, teacher, and craftswoman extraordinaire. We first met Rosy back in 2008 when she was working at Lazy Oaf - whom she...

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Trends

Discover the four behaviours impacting your communications

Social media has become central to the way many of us stay connected - not just to our nearest and dearest, but to the global population. But following the recent revelations of fake news, people are seeing the way others share online in a new light;...

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Advice

Our Biggest Build to Date: Behind the Scenes of Amy.com

12 months, 79 spreadsheets, 85.6GB worth of page designs, 90 design templates, 682.75 hours of coding, 137 Google Hangouts and four flights across 34,000 kilometers later and Amys.com was born. Find out how we did it here. This post reflects on our...

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Inspiration

Book Review: The Secret of Successful Advertising?

I must admit to being slightly addicted to books about how people are persuaded to buy things. Yet the very preponderance of such books indicates that there are very many competing opinions and theories of 'How we decide’ (also the title of one...

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Advertising

Wunderman's commitment to a more diverse agency world

In a bid to smash the mold of the traditional agency demographic, Wunderman opened its entry level recruitment scheme to non-graduates for the first time with the launch of Wunder Hunter - a recruitment platform that targets university alumni...

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Advertising

WCRS hit the Garden and the Kitchen for B&Q Spring Campaign

This week sees the launch of B&Q’s latest TV spot, part of its fully integrated Spring campaign from WCRS. The campaign sets out to remind customers that whatever their home improvement need or challenge, B&Q always has a brilliant solution,...

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Advertising

Adland Responds to the Great Kendall Jenner Pepsi Debacle

When Pepsi dropped their no-doubt incredibly expensive and undeniably ambitious new ad earlier this week, they probably had no idea that, by week's end, the spot would have dominated global headlines, which is particularly impressive, given the...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

VCCP - Domino's Pizza Domino's has appointed VCCP as its lead creative and strategic agency for the UK and Ireland after a competitive pitch process. VCCP will be working on its above-the-line business, but Incumbent Iris will continue to work on...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

AKQA Italy Umberto Basso has been appointed as Managing Director of AKQA in Italy. Prior to this role, Umberto was Head of Emerging Technology at AKQA, and will now report into Matthew Bain, International Managing Director. Umberto will oversee AKQA...

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Economy

The UK Busts the Gender Pay Gap Wide Open

Thousands of employers will publish their gender pay gap figures for the first time from today (April 6), helping break the glass ceiling and create a more modern workforce. The UK is one of the first countries in the world to require gender pay gap...

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Events

AKQA Launches the 12th Year of Future Lions – Beyond

Announcing the 12th year of AKQA’s global student competition in collaboration with Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. This year, Future Lions is calling on enquiring minds without limit. Those who are willing to look beyond...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

TMW Unlimited - Lynx TMW Unlimited has created a candid digital campaign for Lynx about what it means to be a man in 2017. The “Men In Progress” campaign comprises nine videos featuring a cross-section of British men talking honestly...

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Advertising

Social Media owns Kendall Jenner over controversial Pepsi ad

UPDATE: Since this article was first posted, Pepsi have decided (wisely in my opinion) to pull the ad from YouTube. A Pepsi spokesperson said in a press release: "Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding. Clearly...

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Advertising

Adland comes out in support of Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day (April 4) is a movement dedicated to showing how much further into the year a woman, on average, must work to earn what her male counterpart earned the previous year. The day, originated by the National Committee on Pay Equality (NCPE)...

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Economy

Robots Will NOT Steal UK Jobs. They Could Create More

Despite ongoing fears and speculation that robots could steal British jobs, new data reveals that the majority of industry professionals (63.3%) have never witnessed job losses as a result of the introduction of robots or automated processes....

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News

In Discussion with AKQA: Creativepool’s Agency of the Year

Imagination, technology, art, and science fuse together at the heart of the international agency, AKQA. Founded 22 years ago in London by Ajaz Ahmed, the agency has seen significant growth in this time, boasting over 2,000 global employees and 21...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Maximum creative output at Bureau Mirko Borsche

On a mission to spark imagination and educate, Mirko Borsche and his team take part in conferences, panels and seminars, give lectures and workshops at universities, and frequently exhibit in art exhibitions to challenge themselves and others to...

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Advertising

Kellogg's hits the sofa with Gogglebox

Kellogg’s has teamed up with the Gogglebox families in a bespoke ad campaign featuring the household favourites discussing their perfect bowl of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes. The ten second teaser films will launch on Channel 4 tonight (Monday...

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