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Features

What's on your mind Facebook?

At Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference last month, the social media monolith revealed a – up unto now – secret department called Building 8, which has been working behind the scenes on the company’s most secretive and controversial...

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Economy

Sadiq Khan on the hunt for London's first chief digital officer

Ever since Sadiq Khan was elected as the Mayor of London last year, he's appeared, to me at least, to be the one progressive spark in an otherwise almost oppressively right-wing and regressive current regime. He's not perfect, but he's certainly a...

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Advertising

HP ‘Instant Ink’ campaign encourages millennials to print

Featuring its innovative Instant Ink subscription service and compatible Deskjet 3730 all-in-one printer, HP has teamed up with creative agency Brave to develop a series of online content. The videos serve as a tongue-in-cheek yet relatable take on...

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Advertising

M&S get radical with new campaign from Grey

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is urging the nation to “spend it well” in a new brand campaign that marks a “radical departure” from its previous marketing. The work is the first from M&S since it ended its 16-year relationship with...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Brand & Deliver Hayley Lawrence, Director of Events and member of the Board at integrated marketing agency Brand & Deliver, has been appointed to the role of Managing Director. Founder Ben Gallop will remain in the position of CEO, handing over...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Proximity London - Virgin Atlantic/Virgin Holidays As part of a three month competitive pitch, it has been announced that Virgin Atlantic have named Proximity London as its customer engagement and strategic agency. Joining sister brand Virgin...

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Inspiration

The greatest logo ever created... In Croydon

Station Road in Croydon is hardly the world’s most glamourous street. A winding row of semi-derelict buildings squashed up against mobile phone repair shops. However, up above a boarded up shop called ‘itters needs’, I spotted the...

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Entertainment

May the fourth be with you: Best of Star Wars Day 2017

As perhaps the only instance of a cheesy pun becoming an international (though admitedly unofficial) holiday, Star Wars Day is certainly unique, but then, Star Wars is a pretty unique franchise. By blending the worlds of science fiction and fantasy,...

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Advertising

MassiveMusic Lands in Japan with Opening of Tokyo Office

International music agency MassiveMusic has extended its global reach with the opening of a new office in Tokyo, as the worldwide network officially lands in Japan. Deciding that “the sun should never set on MassiveMusic,” the opening of...

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Advertising

Upcycling: Swedish Pop-Up Turns Fashion Into Food

The upcycling trend continues to evolve and grow in new, fascinating and unexpected ways with this latest bonkers, but brilliant activation from Sweden. Outdoor apparel brand Houdini Sportswear wanted to prove just how natural their clothes are. So...

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Events

thenetworkone is pleased to announce: The Indie Awards

The Indie Awards are the first ever international awards, exclusively for independent agencies and judged by independent agencies. Why now? There has never been a better time or a greater need to: Raise the profile of independent agencies Reward...

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Advertising

How brands are using: WhatsApp

With over 1 billion worldwide users and a 70% open rate, WhatsApp is every marketer’s dream. But historically, successful marketing campaigns across the world’s most popular messaging app have been scarce. When WhatsApp changed its...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Powerful portraits with Stanley Chow

Stanley Chow’s bold portraits and illustrations are internationally recognised on the covers of The New York Times and The New Yorker, used for clients including Saatchi & Saatchi, and have even caught the attention of bands such as The White...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Leo Burnett London Leo Burnett London has appointed Daniel Evans as Creative Director to bolster its creative output. Evans, a digitally-led creative who has built a strong reputation across all disciplines, joins from We Are Social, where he was...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Gravity Road – D&AD D&AD has appointed the London-based creative agency Gravity Road as its editorial partner for the D&AD Festival and Awards. As D&AD looks to become a broader platform for championing creativity, it will work with Gravity Road...

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Advertising

Just Eat Devour £10m X Factor Sponsorship Deal

Two icons of the weekend are partnering to deliver a feast of great food and fantastic entertainment to the nation on Saturday and Sunday nights. Just Eat, the leading marketplace for online food delivery, is to become the new broadcast sponsor of...

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Technology

Amazon Echo Look is Your Own Personal Robotic Stylist

It will come as a surprise to nobody who has ever met me that fashion is not exactly my raison d'être. Indeed, my wardrobe is primarily built up of affordable (cheap) jeans and 'quirky' t-shirts, with the occasional plaid dress shirt thrown in for...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

TBWA - Boundary Road Brewery Robber’s Dog director, Daniel Borgman, shoots the epic return of the Chocolate Moose for Boundary Road Brewery. Following a multitude of pleading requests from Boundary Road Brewery fans around New Zealand, BRB has...

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Advertising

DogPay Lets Your Dog Do The Shopping For You

When it comes to shopping, owners and dogs don’t often have the chance to do it together. But OgilvyOne and Purina’s Bakers brand have teamed up to put reality on hold for one day and make it possible for dogs to go shopping. Introducing...

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Technology

Amazon Launch Weather-Personalised Shopping

In 2017, we appear to be bombarded on a daily basis by tech stories that, only a few short years ago, would have appeared completely preposterous. Many of these innovations are also being spearheaded by the 'big three' consumer monoliths of Google,...

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CS Presents...How to be brave 31st May

When was the last time you were truly brave? Putting out a piece of work that challenges the status quo and makes you slightly scared about the reaction. And how many campaigns beyond ‘Fearless Girl’ have you seen in the last 12 months that...

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Advertising

Ribena Unlock Ribenary World With Interactive AR App

Ribena has partnered with J. Walter Thompson London, Brass and Diverse Interactive to create an interactive app called “Doodle Your World,” which allows users to literally ‘doodle’ on their surroundings, by using Ribenary characters that come...

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