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Advice

9 Golden Rules by The Pop Up Agency

Lessons we’ve learned along the way that has manifested into our guidelines which we today apply in all areas of our work. Goal Define a clear goal and make sure that all actions reflect the goal. Same page Make sure that everyone is on the...

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Features

Behind The Scenes Of The Mail Rail Experience

September has been a fun and frantic month of historical period filming here at Centre Screen, as production continues on The Postal Museum’s Mail Rail Experience. During four days at Malcolm Ryan Studios in Wimbledon, we filmed over 20 actors...

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Careers

Does having a specialism make you more employable?

Creatives are getting very mixed messages at the moment. While perfecting one skill makes you an appealing hire, nowadays agencies want multidisciplinary talents who have a variety of skills. We recently took the debate to the people in the know,...

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Advertising

Wieden+Kennedy and CP+B publicly call out Donald Trump's BS

As we enter the final two weeks of the campaign for the presidency of the United States, we’re also hitting the bottom of the barrel with creative agency projects, which have, by and large, been overwhelmingly tilted against Donald Trump. And with...

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Features

Awards Highlights: McCann’s great week, SXSW, & YoungGuns

A roundup of the most important news of the week in the advertising awards world. SXSW After closing the PanelPicker public vote, SXSW has selected the sessions for the 2017 edition of the festival. More than 750 sessions have been announced...

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Social Media

Trend Report: How Beauty Brands Got Digital

Once upon a time the beauty industry was in a pretty set way. Brands such as L’Oreal, Avon and Estée Lauder only needed to whip up tried-and-tested print and billboard campaigns with household celebrities in order to sell new products and...

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Events

Top 10 Highlights To Expect At Eurobest 2016

The count-down has begun for another top event bringing together the brightest thinkers and the best creative work. From the organiser of Cannes Lions, Eurobest is the world’s most prominent celebration of European creativity. The festival...

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Design

Nice Biscuits Bolsters Business with Brand New Animation Studio

Nice Biscuits has continued its 2016 expansion plans by strengthening its animation offering with a merger between its London HQ and Lumiere Studios new Essex-based CG studio. After working closely together for the past two years, Lumiere are set to...

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Design

Never miss out again with the FOMO Survival Kit

Multimedia designer Lara Défayes has designed a three-piece survival kit to help with the uniquely contemporary condition known as FOMO. FOMO (“Fear of missing out) is internet slang used to describe the feeling of anxiety when not wanting to miss...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Kodak to Carluccio's

Work-Order - Kodak Kodak has redesigned its logo for the first time in a decade, opting to bring back a similar iteration of the iconic Kodak K first introduced in 1971. The New York-based studio Work-Order has designed the new identity, which...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers Exploring Eindhoven with Raw Color

The work of Raw Color explores materials and colours by mixing the fields of graphic design and photography. Founders, Daniera ter Haar & Christoph Brach, work on both self-initiated as well as commissioned projects in their Eindhoven-based studio....

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News

Make Democracy More Democratic with Sway

An alternative democracy app is being launched ahead of the US Presidential Election. “Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner” says James Bovard. How many of us agree? With over...

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Events

Cannes Lions announces Global Creativity Report 2016 results

Inspiring creativity, celebration, education and networking for 60 years and setting a global benchmark for creative excellence, the definitive rankings and analysis from the annual Cannes Lions Global Creativity Report have now been announced. A...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Ogilvy & Mather London - Sipsmith Ogilvy & Mather London has been appointed by London craft gin distiller, Sipsmith Independent Spirits, to work on strategic and creative projects for their hand crafted small batch London Dry Gin brand. Sipsmith...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Southpaw Following a successful run of pitch wins, Southpaw has made a trio of new senior appointments in the past month, to help drive the next phase of their business strategy and growth plans. Joining the agency as a Senior Creative, Barney...

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Video Games

Nintendo Switch: Lifting the veil on the NX

When Nintendo dropped their surprise announcement yesterday afternoon, and finally gave us our first glimpse at the NX (now known as the “Nintendo Switch”), I was in two minds about it. First there was a sense of relief, as this reveal...

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Advertising

Grey tackles the tricky topic of Cyber Bullying for Norton

Norton by Symantec and Grey San Francisco this week announced the launch of a campaign to confront cyberbullying and encourage parents to discuss cyberbullying with their children. At the heart of the campaign is the film above, “Raise Your Voice...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Faster Horses - Somerset House Faster Horses and Somerset House, the centre for contemporary culture in the heart of London, have released a film to launch Somerset House Studios. Somerset House Studios is a new experimental workspace for artists,...

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Entertainment

Chillisauce takes The Crystal Maze on the road!

As a young man there were no lengths I wouldn't have gone to in order to enter The Crystal Maze. Such was my enthusiasm for the cult Channel 4 gameshow in fact, that I often constructed makeshift games in my back garden and managed to coerce my poor,...

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Design

David Bowie's furniture up for sale at Sotheby's

David Bowie's extensive collection of pieces by the Memphis group is set to be auctioned in London. Before his death earlier this year, the musician was an avid collector of works by the Italian designer Ettore Sottsass and the Milan-based Memphis...

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Technology

Southampton FC reveal fan-first digital platform from Delete

Southampton FC has launched a new club website in partnership with digital agency, Delete, which is part of a wider effort by the Premier League club also known as “Saints,” to create a market leading digital experience for the fans. Capitalising...

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Features

Our industry's obsessed with ideas. Here's why.

Idea. It’s a word we hear a lot. Idea this, idea that. Big idea, core idea, great idea, creative idea. Whatever they call it, whatever they mean by the word, our industry's obsessed with 'ideas'. But what actually is an idea? And how the hell...

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Advertising

Mads Mikkelsen stars in £40 million Ford campaign by GTB

GTB, the WPP global agency for Ford, have created a bold, 360 campaign to launch the new Ford Edge across European markets. The campaign is spearheaded by an 8-minute short film, directed by Jake (son of Ridley) Scott of RSA Films and starring Mads...

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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: Is Within VR the new Netflix?

It was a few short years ago that Chris Milk and Aaron Koblin founded Vrse, their premier platform for Virtual Reality content creation which enables the technologies needed to create the most innovative and immersive forms of human storytelling. At...

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