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Advertising

The Top Advertising Campaigns of 2016 from the Industry

Whilst 2016 has been something of a banner year for many horrible things, it's been business as usual in advertising, and business navigating new frontiers. One thing that appears to have come to the forefront this year is the coming together of...

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Technology

Visions in VR: Trends to Watch in 2017

It’s no secret that virtual and augmented reality technologies are going to conquer the market in the coming years and change our media usage in increasingly 'Black Mirror'-esque ways. Just like social media and the widespread use of mobile...

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Design

Pentagram branding aims to eradicate US Tampon Tax

A Pentagram partner has created the visual identity for a rather unique organisation set up to lobby the US government on the controversial so-called 'tampon tax' on menstrual products. Paula Scher designed the branding for the Period Equity brand,...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Year: 2016

Another 12 months and another few hundred ads to sort through, but this year it was actually more of a pleasure than a chore. My only criteria this year was that I vowed to steer clear of any spots that were tied to heavily to a particular pop...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

SCPF - TOUS TOUS, along with SCPF, presents the fifth instalment of the well-known Tender Stories series. A comprehensive communication campaign with the aim of depicting tenderness from a new angle, as well as revealing the new Autumn/Winter 16-17...

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Features

Creative Opinion: Immersive Filmmaking in 2017

We’re in a unique moment in time which offers us the opportunity to blend traditional methods of filmmaking developed during the past 100 years with a new set of creative tools and displays in immersive content that allows filmmakers to engage and...

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Advertising

INNOCEAN and Flatpack discover pulse-stopping beauty for Hyundai

Hyundai has teamed up with INNOCEAN, Keystone and Flatpack Films to create a slick and dynamic new ad to promote its new model: Genesis G80. Whilst most car adverts focus on the drama and action of the model on the road, this spot succeeds in...

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Features

Creative Opinion: Thoughts on Branded Content for 2017

At K7, our role is to help creatives find, create and sell the hottest content around the world. Historically, our focus within that has always been with in what we’d now define as ‘classical television’; that largish screen we...

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Careers

YES Christmas is the best time to job hunt

Christmas is of course a time to reflect on the past year, meet up with friends, exchange gifts and celebrate, but did you know it is also the perfect time to look for a new job? You will be aware of some businesses are winding down and hiring has...

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WCRS expose Coercive Control with Women's Aid

Is domestic violence always physical? There's a growing awareness around the signs of coercive control - Imagine always being told that your dress is inappropriate. Imagine not being able to see your friends without your partner present. Imagine...

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Technology

Tech Meets Creativity: Best of 2016 & Trends for 2017

Towards the tail end of 2015, everyone was declaring 2016 as the dawning “Year of VR,” and whilst there have been a number of major developments in the field this year, including the commercial launches of all three major platforms, it's...

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Technology

Food Trends 2017: How technology is shaping our future

Speaking at The Future of Food conference in Stockholm last week, Johan Rockström, professor of environmental science at Stockholm University, urged attendees to think about the implications of society’s next 10,000 years by focusing on...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Creating a neutral setting with f+f architects

f+f architects are a Parisian architectural firm with a portfolio ranging from interior projects and furniture design, to large scale cultural facilities and urban planning. Their contemporary design approach derives context from physical, cultural,...

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Advertising

RKCR/Y&R launch ultimate campaign for Thomson ahead of TUI rebrand

Thomson is launching a campaign to showcase the special moments it provides for holidaymakers at its resorts, ahead of its planned rebrand to TUI in late 2017. The campaign, created by RKCR/Y&R, comprises of TV, radio, print, digital, VOD, broadcast...

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Entertainment

Beatboxing carollers deliver alcohol to your door with Deliveroo

Beatboxing carollers remixed classic Christmas songs to spread the festive cheer as part of the launch of a new alcohol home delivery service across the UK from thebar.com and Deliveroo. Launching in London last week, those first to use the service...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Proverb Proverb welcomed Alisa Blanter as Senior Art Director this week. Blanter will work on a variety of the agency’s accounts. Blanter joins Proverb after spending 10 years with Viacom’s Nickelodeon in New York where she began as a...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Cummins&Partners - Chobani Yogurt brand Chobani has appointed Cummins&Partners as its communications partner. The win follows a competitive pitch. The brand, which has attracted global notice for its policies on social responsibility, launched the...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi LA - Toyota Toyota and Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles have launched a new campaign to mark Toyota’s 37th annual “Toyotathon,” celebrating the brands’ yearly December Sales event. The campaign is comprised of...

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Technology

HTC launch Vive Studios to create first party games and apps

HTC has launched a new development and publishing studio for virtual reality apps and games, which will all be designed with the HTC Vive headset very much in mind, though many of the releases will also work on the Oculus Rift. Vive Studios will...

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