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Design

Explosive D&AD 2017 creative from The Beautiful Meme

Courtesy of The Beautiful Meme, the D&AD Festival 2017 creative was unveiled this week - with an explosion of colours, textures and shapes representing the ever shifting nature of our category, thinking and work. This year, the iconic D&AD Pencils...

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Social Media

David Bowie Stamps launched into space by Royal Mail

LIDA has partnered with Royal Mail to develop a competition delivered through social media to support the launch of a new collection of special stamps to honour the late David Bowie that went on sale this week. The ten-stamp set features six images...

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Design

VCCP help ASICS launch Beauty and the Beast trainers

To coincide with the release of Disney’s live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast,” which stars Emma Watson and is looking set to be one of the most popular films of the year when it's released in UK cinemas on March 17th, ASICS have...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

DUKE - Foxy Bingo and Casino Foxy Bingo and Casino recently launched a series of six tongue-in-cheek ads for its new above-the-line (ATL) campaign. Created by London based creative agency DUKE, the first ad, “Dance Moves,” premiered last...

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Features

Creative Opinions: VR (The Emotional Connection)

Dan Phillips, Head of Digital and Interactive at MPC Advertising Cutting to the core of who we are and evoking primitive human emotion forms the basis of experiences that are talked about, shared and remembered. In advertising, therefore, it is no...

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Technology

Visions in VR: The Emotional Connection

By it's very nature, virtual reality can be an emotionally draining thing to experience if you're not prepared for it and the creative industries are starting to realise that, if they utilise this more immediate connection effectively, they can...

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Technology

Google finally kills off the dreaded Captcha code

Anyone who has spent any time online in the last decade has probably found themselves at the business end of a Captcha code. Perhaps the most obtrusive and outdated aspect of the entire internet, these codes exist in order to tell humans apart from...

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Advertising

Advertising Week Europe and Gravity Road get RUDE for 2017

Gravity Road have launched a new campaign for Advertising Week Europe, the continent’s largest annual gathering of ad tech, advertising, creative, entertainment, marketing and media industry leaders. The multi-media campaign will support the annual...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Raw talent with Sophie Mayanne

Sophie Mayanne is a 23-year old fashion and portrait photographer based in The Cotswolds. Her style is unmistakable - favouring raw, striking images (often -though not exclusively- of people), which are instantly recognisable. The boldness of...

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Features

What a beauty salon can teach you about politics

A weekly roundup of the most important news from the advertising awards world ADC*E The Art Directors Club of Europe honored “We Are The Superhumans” for Channel 4 by 4Creative with a Creative Distinction Award. The prize was created...

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Advertising

Wieden+Kennedy bring Bud Light to the UK in a big way

I'm known amongst my friends as something of a 'beer snob' that won't settle for a sub par lager on a night out. Indeed, I genuinely struggle at large events (concerts, trade shows, festivals etc) to swallow my pride and chug the generic swill on tap...

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Awards

The 7th Annual Lovie Awards call for entries is now open

If you create amazing work online in Europe, and you’d like to give that work a chance to stand out alongside the best work on the Internet then you should get to know The Lovie Awards. Now in its 7th year, The Lovies is the only awards...

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Advertising

Havas unites into one singular group

From today, Havas will become a (literally) united front, with Havas Creative Group and Havas Media Group no longer existing as divisions, but uniting under one regional P&L. With this change, Havas Media Group's global managing director and...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

R/GA - PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)/Guinness R/GA has won the PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) agency review. The agency beat out incumbent Deutsch, Huge and other unnamed agencies to win what we’ve learned is a per-project assignment for the...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

iris Amsterdam iris is investing in its senior creative leadership in Amsterdam, by appointing Kenn MacRae to the newly formed role of Executive Creative Director. Across his 20-year career in advertising, Kenn has held Creative Director positions...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

AMV BBDO - Doritos Doritos is supporting the launch of its decidedly spicy new Heatburst range with a two month TV campaign that builds on its “For the Bold” positioning. Developed by AMV BBDO and PepsiCo, the new campaign, starring an...

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Design

Absolut Vodka bottles have been reimagined as world leaders

A Singapore-based artist going by the name “The Jubilee Red” has reimagined the design of some Absolut Vodka bottles to reflect both the aesthetics and the messaging of some rather prominent politicians. The packaging concepts have taken...

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Advertising

Wieden+Kennedy create AI spokesperson for Soylent

Health food producer Soylent has partnered with Wieden+Kennedy for overall brand development, marketing strategy and product campaigns, with the agency celebrating this new partnership by treating the brand to a genuine first for the category; an AI...

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Advertising

The Partners help rewrite the code of gender equality

Global children’s charity Theirworld has launched an ambitious campaign, created by The Partners in collaboration with other WPP agencies Kantar Added Value, Kantar Futures, MEC and VML, to expose the hidden values and behavioural codes of gender...

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Advertising

International Women's Day 2017 in Advertising

This year, there has been decidedly more attention cast on International Women's Day, which is important, as, even in these enlightened times, many women across the world are still being made to feel as if they are somehow 'less than' their male...

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