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Design

BrandOpus partners with Carling for student award scheme

This afternoon, BrandOpus announced the launch of its rebranded student design awards program; Chrysalis. The rebrand comes as a result of a new partnership with the UK’s most popular beer brand, Carling. The iconic beer brand has set a bespoke,...

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Advertising

BMB have their hands full with £4.5 million Hula Hoops campaign

Backed by a £4.5 million marketing campaign, this new work from BMB marks a bold new strategy for Hula Hoops, in a push that aims to appeal to more households across the UK than ever before. The campaign, which launched online first, kicks off...

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Design

Tate Britain celebrates Queer British Art this spring

(Header Image) "Bathing" by Duncan Grant This spring, Tate Britain will host the first exhibition dedicated to queer British art. Unveiling material that relates to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show will mark the...

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Trends

Why can't your agency innovate?

Innovation continues to be the hot topic in businesses the world over. Last year I was fortunate enough to be asked to speak at the Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity in Singapore on the subject. The festival is a clear signpost of the growing...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Various Agencies - BBC The BBC has announced its new graphic design services roster for 2017, naming five consultancies including Studio Output and Mother London. The consultancies were selected from 11 tender applications in total, and will be...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Above+Beyond (See Header) Above+Beyond begins 2017 with three new hires across its Strategy and Design teams, to work across the agency’s client base including Amazon, Betway, Meantime Brewing Company and Unilever. Toby Steinberg comes to...

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Trends

Speaking South African

It’s no revelation that language defines our lives. Through our interactions and understanding, our laughter, comfort and our survival, language plays a leading role in every little moment. We all know the value of a smart and beautifully...

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Technology

Should we adopt Digital Minimalism?

You may have seen the video of Simon Sinek explaining the Millennial Question. If not you should check it out now. His insight into the Millennial generation’s addiction to the dopamine-releasing effects of smartphone and computer usage is an...

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Features

2017 is the year we finally learn that women are not objects

A weekly roundup of the most important news from the advertising awards world Interaction Awards This week, the Interaction Awards announced the winners of its 2017 edition. The Best of Show winner went to “Kinetic” for One Million...

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Features

Beach Meets: Jody Barton

Jody Barton - once of London, and now, for a few years, a resident of Copenhagen - is one of the artists who inspired us to set up Beach. I remember seeing this video, for MC Paul Barman, bloody years ago. His vast portfolio of personal work contains...

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Entertainment

Wasserman and Sky bring Lego Batman to life in London

Sky Broadband has launched a 360 degree Lego Batman game experience at its flagship Westfield London store. The interactive experience, which is being delivered by the Wasserman Experience division, will tour the UK until the 5th of March 2017. The...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Sell! Sell! - Racing Post Sell! Sell! has teamed up with Gas & Electric director Tom King, and Yellow Boat Music to create a brand new campaign for Racing Post. The quirky spots highlight the formidable expertise behind the brand that is the...

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Technology

Nokia 3310 set to make dramatic comeback at MWC 2017

Anyone over the age of 30 will remember the original 'mobile' phones. It's ridiculous to think of it now, but back in the 80's, when the concept of mobile phones was first hitting the marketplace, the idea of carrying a lunchbox sized charger and a...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Brutalist aethestics at The Rodina

The Rodina was founded in 2011 by Tereza and Vit Ruller, two Czech-born, Amsterdam-based graphic designers, interested in connections between culture, technology and aesthetic. The Rodina designs events, objects and tools as well as videos,...

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Economy

Sadiq Khan wants to transform Thames Estuary into Creative Hub

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is lobbying the Government to turn the Thames Estuary into a major hub for the creative industries. The proposal, which posits the Thames Estuary as “a global centre of excellence for the creative industries,” even...

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Technology

#TechTuesday: Commercial Flying Cars and other stories

Dyson opens first research and development centre outside UK Dyson has opened a new Technology Centre in Singapore, its first research and development site outside of the UK. The £330 million investment will see 1,300 staff from the centre...

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Technology

How the Internet of Things is making the world a better place

When Ericsson’s former CEO, Hans Vestburg, said in a 2010 presentation that the world would have 50 billion connected devices by 2020 (you can find a great list of the best 50 here), we all kinda knew The Internet of Things was headed somewhere...

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Features

In The Making: Crystal Glass Blowing

The Giant Mountains of Bohemia in the Czech Republic, are famous for their glass makers. The oldest still working glass factory in Bohemia was established in the eighteenth century and today crystal is still mouth blown using the traditional...

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Advertising

The Best Valentines Day Campaign's of 2017

Whilst most of us know deep down that Valentine's Day is little more than a reason for couples to buy more cards and chocolate for one another and for singletons to buy more beer, ad land continues to pull out the punches every year. 2017 is no...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Bins, Pies, 'Secret' Clubs and other stories

Conran Design Group - Keep Britain Tidy Award-winning brand design agency Conran Design Group (part of the Havas Creative Group) has partnered with Keep Britain Tidy on a new brand identity including the redesign of the charity’s famous...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Publicis Media - Molson Coors Molson Coors, one of the UK’s biggest brewers, has announced Publicis Media as their new media agency for the United States and United Kingdom. Molson Coors launched an RFP last Autumn to assess media agency...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi London Saatchi & Saatchi London has made two key management changes, promoting Richard Huntington, currently Chief Strategy Officer, to the role of Chairman and Sam Hawkey, currently a Managing Partner, to Managing Director. The...

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Events

Calling all future creative leaders

#CEFutureLeaders - you're invited to a stellar one-day event. One of Creative Equals' aims is to double the number of creative directors in London. Currently, the number is just at 12%. That's why we're inviting 100 future creative leaders to come...

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Advertising

Facebook Crackdown on Discriminatory Advertising

It's been a busy day in the world of online advertising. The same morning that The Times released a shocking report insisting that many major brands had inadvertently funded extremist terror sties through unchecked programmatic advertising practices,...

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