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Video Games

UK Gaming Industry considers mass exodus after Brexit

Whilst Teresa May attempts to frantically backpedal expectation and one half of the UK prepares to devour the other half in a divisive move of unprecedented (at least in terms of sheer scale) madness, the video game industry in the UK is quietly...

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Advertising

WCRS and Sky Mobile “Say Hello” with Tom Hardy

Sky will unveil its latest advertising campaign tomorrow to promote the launch of Sky Mobile. The campaign reveals Sky’s new brand positioning “Say Hello,” which introduces customers to more choice, more flexibility, more control...

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Advertising

McCoy's offer £10,000 prize in Win Gold campaign

McCoy’s, the UK’s number one ridged crisp, is back on TV screens with a £1m campaign to launch the brand’s “Win Gold” competition. Fans of money and crisps will love the new McCoy’s Win Gold competition, giving McCoy’s lovers the...

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Events

Will you be attending London's most creative Festival?

Now in its second year, D&AD Festival is the largest gathering of creative minds to take place in east London. Spanning three days, and five stages of talks, there’s no shortage of action either. Speakers come from all areas of the creative...

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Design

The Sausage of the Future is explored at Milan Design Week

A molecular chef, a master butcher and a designer from the Swiss university ÉCAL will explore alternatives for future meat consumption with an exhibition of intriguing sausages taking place at Milan Design Week, which takes place from next...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

CHI & Partners - British Gas On Saturday, British Gas unveiled its new brand initiative, “Smarter Homes For All,” a multi-discipline communications campaign designed to show how smart home technology can offer real benefits to...

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Entertainment

Creatives and Comics Unite for Stand-Up Comedy Military Documentary

Adland creatives and comedians have joined forces for the world premiere of I AM BATTLE COMIC, a thought-provoking documentary about stand-up comedians on a mission to entertain American troops in the Middle East. Directed by Superlounge Co-Founder...

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Economy

Dyson remains optimistic about Brexit

Whilst the vast majority of industry leaders have been pretty damning about Brexit and what it means for the manufacturing industries in the UK, vacuum cleaner magnate Sir James Dyson has been bucking the trend since before the referendum result was...

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Advertising

VCCP give £3.6 million Elevator Pitch to totaljobs

VCCP has unveiled a £3.6 million out of home advertising campaign for totaljobs, alongside a multi-million pound online traffic strategy, called #TheElevatorPitch, which addresses common pressures and stumbling blocks around the interview...

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News

Annual 2017: One day left to the big reveal

With one day to go, we are looking forward to announcing the winners of Annual 2017 and seeing everybody at Protein Studios, London to celebrate a year of creativity at the Annual 2017 Launch Party. With guests from all around the world, an open...

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Design

The Food Bag You Cook In Your Washing Machine

A Tel Aviv student has designed a series of food bags that can be added to the laundry cycle to cook dinner at the same time as you wash your clothes. The Sous La Vie bags, which were designed by Iftach Gazit as part of his Industrial Design course...

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Design

Nike celebrate 30th Air Max Day in typically bombastic style

In 2014, Air Max Day was introduced by Nike to celebrate the Air Max and its vast history. It falls on March 26th every year, but this year was a particularly special one, as the Air Max officially turned 30, and to mark this auspicious occasion,...

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News

What Happened To Your Salary?

Generating £10 million an hour, the creative industries in the UK are an engine of growth for the economy. We need your help to unveil how this booming industry felt about worth, satisfaction and gender equality in the past year in our annual...

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Technology

The Baby Friendly Browser Extension from Saatchi & Saatchi

Young parents, particularly first time parents, are always hungry for information about parenting, but often have precious little time to actually find it. Now, parents can stay informed without sacrificing quality time with their babies thanks to...

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Advertising

Skeletor saves Moneysupermarket's "EPIC" campaign

Just a few short months after it was named the “most complained about advertising campaign of 2016” by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), Moneysupermarket is looking set to rise from the ashes of infamy by replacing gyrating...

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Entertainment

Comic Relief 2017: The Brands and Agencies getting in on the LOLS

Whilst Comic Relief might be built around the BBC marathon, which takes place tonight (Friday, March 24) on BBC One (and features the much-discussed Love Actually sequel), there is so much more behind the charity event that often gets overlooked,...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Ocean Outdoor - BBC Three/Hyundai (Piccadilly Lights) Hyundai has renewed its commitment to both Ocean Outdoor and the UK’s most iconic DOOH location, confirming that it will continue to maintain its presence on the iconic Piccadilly Lights...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

MEC Tonic MEC UK has hired Sarah Salter to lead MEC Tonic, its innovation division, Jason Dormieux, the MEC UK CEO announced this week. The brand innovation space is at a pivotal point, as innovation has yet to deliver returns that brands are...

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Features

Interviews on AI: Connecting Automation and Intelligence

Alongside my recent pieces, Tech Trends: AI in 2017 and Creative Opinions on AI, I also conducted a series of interviews with some varied and insightful industry figures about their own experiences, hopes, thoughts, feelings and fears regarding the...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

J. Walter Thompson/MPC - Berocca J. Walter Thompson London and Berocca have introduce “Roccy,” a chameleon who body pops to Panjabi MC, in a brand new through-the-line campaign that aims to get the UK energised this spring. Berocca is...

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Design

The tape that turns everything into Lego!

Lego fans can now build outwards from walls, chair legs, household objects or the backs of other toys using an ingenious new studded tape. The Nimuno Loops tape is the creation of the Cape Town-based designers Anine Kirsten and Max Basler, who...

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Features

Creative Opinions on AI

Dan Koren, Head of ADI at Wix.com, on how AI is creating a new market standard for web design. Currently, artificial intelligence is mainly associated with robotics and self-driving cars. Nonetheless, major advances in AI technology have opened the...

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Technology

Tech Trends: AI in 2017

Artificial intelligence was a pretty universally feared and mistrusted concept until very recently, one that was largely ignored by the mainstream media, and relegated instead to the fringes of science fiction. In 2017, however, AI is everywhere....

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Advertising

MEC reveal the Face of Advertising at Advertising Week Europe

Ever wondered what the face of advertising looks like? The picture above is the result of MEC’s initiative at Advertising Week Europe yesterday, which used photographs of attendees and a bespoke facial merging tool to capture this image. The...

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