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TMW Unlimited launches integrated arm TMW Interactive

TMW Unlimited has combined its Technology, Email, Business Analysis, User Experience and Project Management teams to form one integrated division called TMW Interactive. The new unit, sitting within the main agency, provides a silo-free approach to...

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Advertising

Super Bowl 51: Every Ad We Have So Far

The New England Patriots will clash with the Atlanta Falcons at Super Bowl 51 this coming Sunday, February 5th, but we're not interested in any of that. No. We're only interested in what happens between the plays. As is usually the case, brands are...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

J. Walter Thompson – HSBC We begin this week with a retraction. Last week we stated that Saatchi & Saatchi had replaced J. Walter Thompson as the lead agency on HSBC’s global brand advertising account, but HSBC has since confirmed that these...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Nineteentwenty Nineteentwenty has announced the appointment of Duncan Horn, who joins the company’s London office from Glassworks as VFX Supervisor. Duncan’s arrival completes a lucrative year for Nineteentwenty. 2016 saw the post...

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Top 10 Ads of the Week

Selmore - ASN Bank Did you ever give any thought to the fact you've never switched banks in your life? I know I haven't. In fact, I've been with the Halifax for almost 20 years and I'm not even sure why. It turns out that I'm not alone according to...

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Technology

Smart Benches unveiled by Cancer Research UK for World Cancer Day

Cancer Research UK has joined forces with smart city business Strawberry Energy and MKTG to launch a network of Smart Benches with contactless technology in London in time for World Cancer Day on February 4th. The solar-powered benches enhance public...

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Digital Marketers Predict the Death of the Cookie by 2018

Over half of digital marketing managers (53%) say that cookie-based advertising campaigns will die out within the next 12 months, according to a new report from people-based advertising technology company, Viant. The “Power of the People”...

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Advice

What can digital marketers learn from start-ups?

Start-up ventures embrace uncertainty and put the customer first - two skills that digital marketers would do well to mirror. Digital marketing teams and start-ups have more in common than one might think. Both (usually) are understaffed, both need...

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Design

Leonardo Di Caprio turns his hand to Furniture Design

Leonardo Di Caprio has become the latest celebrity to branch out into the world of design with a limited-edition (and probably incredibly expensive) drinks cabinet based on traditional Brazilian jewellery. Di Caprio's “Ziggy” cabinet...

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Avios and British Airways offer a VR Tour of Madrid

Avios and British Airways are launching a new virtual reality campaign to encourage people to collect Avios when booking flights to Madrid with British Airways. The campaign features a 360 degree VR video allowing users to visit the city from the...

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Events

ONE EXTRAORDINARY DAY IN BRANDED CONTENT - BOOK NOW

EARLY BIRD ENDS SOON! For the first time ever, the BCMA brings you an exclusive event in the midst of BVE 2017 on March 2nd 2017. This is a unique opportunity to hear from and connect with the leaders of the Branded Content business. The paid for...

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Danone partners with Spotify in exclusive musical campaign

Danone Light & Free is joining forces with Spotify for a year-long partnership to build connections between the Greek-style yoghurt brand and music fans. Spotify has partnered with the brand to offer unique music prizes throughout 2017 where an...

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Virgin Trains launch innovative data-driven DOOH Campaign

Virgin Trains on the east coast is launching an innovative data-driven, dynamic Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) campaign aimed at car drivers to remind them that there is a stress free, fast, viable alternative. The reactive campaign automates messages...

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Design

J. Walter Thompson, Grayson Perry and the GSA turn Ash to Art

In a Campaign created by J. Walter Thompson London, 25 leading international artists, including Simon Starling, Sir Antony Gormley, Grayson Perry, Cornelia Parker, Jenny Saville, David Shrigley and Douglas Gordon have used materials retrieved from...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: A little bit of magic at Mina Lima

When Miraphora (Mina) and Eduardo (Lima) met on the set of the first Harry Potter film back in 2001, they joined forces to imagine and create the graphic universe that would become the entire Harry Potter film series. After seven years working...

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Grey and Mindshare go FAST together

Grey London and Mindshare have partnered to establish a bespoke unit that combines creative, data and media planning and buying to deliver adaptive, personalised, programmatic advertising at an unprecedented speed and scale. Called “Mindshare...

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Economy

MediaCom gets smart about helping women back into work

Two leading lights from the UK fashion industry have urged business people from in and around Manchester to support a charity which helps dress women in need for job interviews and a brighter future. Betty Jackson, CBE and Jane Shepherdson, MBE (both...

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Rimmel and BETC encourage us to stop 'getting' and start 'living'

Rimmel London has announced an evolution of their now iconic brand identity; “Get The London Look.” Created in collaboration with BETC London (the agency's first collaboration with Rimmel, having won the brand’s global advertising account last...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Karmarama - Philadelphia Philadelphia, the Mondelez power brand and category leader, has appointed Karmarama as their new lead creative agency across Europe, following a competitive pitch at the end of last year. Philadelphia tasked agencies to...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Publicis Groupe Publicis Groupe has announced, as predicted by many, that Arthur Sadoun, current head of Publicis Communications, will replace Maurice Levy as chairman and chief executive of Publicis Groupe on June 1. Levy, who has served as CEO of...

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News

GS&P build a Virtual Space Hotel for Cisco in VR

Goodby Silverstein & Partners (GS&P) have introduced a new ad campaign for Cisco dubbed the “Space Hotel.” The new campaign, featuring a 360 video virtual tour and product demo documentary, illustrates how Cisco Spark’s bold...

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Top 10 Ads of the Week: Super Bowl Special

David&Goliath - KIA Kia is wasting no time in teasing its Super Bowl ad this year. After releasing two short teaser spots last week, the automaker has now released another teaser spot starring its celebrity spokesperson, Melissa McCarthy. The latest...

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Grey London build an interactive drinking buddy for Beer52

Edinburgh-based craft beer club, Beer52.com, which delivers a different selection of beers to its members’ doors each month, is celebrating its February collaboration with the Stone brewery (voted the world’s best brewery on RateBeer) by...

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