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Technology

HTC launch Vive Studios to create first party games and apps

HTC has launched a new development and publishing studio for virtual reality apps and games, which will all be designed with the HTC Vive headset very much in mind, though many of the releases will also work on the Oculus Rift. Vive Studios will...

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Advertising

Agency Christmas Cards: The Best of 2016

Celebrating the beauty and loud/quiet wonder (depending on your preference) of the festive season is something all agencies are essentially required to do, otherwise they'd undoubtedly be labelled as scowling humbug merchants. Still, some agencies...

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Features

Want to win an advertising award? Just gather your fans

A roundup of the most important news of the week in the advertising awards world. Clio Health This week were announced the winners of the Clio Health 2016. CLIO Health - established in 2009 - is a specialist competition in the healthcare...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Scandinavian traditions at NORM Architects

NORM Architects was founded in 2008 by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Ronn. Based in the heart of Copenhagen, this architecture studio works in the fields of industrial design, residential architecture, commercial interiors, products and art...

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Advertising

AKQA launch a Christmas card that comes to life by voice

With the proliferation of modern distractions like mobile phones, tablets and games consoles demanding the face time of children across the world, the simple, elegant art of the children’s book has been all but lost in the mobile era, which is...

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Advertising

Watch people discover their origins in new AncestryDNA campaign

Fifty Fifty has teamed up with Fergus Hynd to create a striking three spot campaign for Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, to promote the company’s DNA product, AncestryDNA. The none-more aptly titled...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Creature/VCCP - Mission Foods Mission Foods in Europe has handed its creative account to Creature of London and media to VCCP Media after a competitive pitch. Creature of London won out in a competitive pitch run through AAR over Isobel and George &...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Native James Hilton (left), the Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of AKQA, has joined Native, the industrial design specialist studio, as Co-Chief Creative Officer. Native, which aims to build “transformational physical and digital...

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Advertising

2016's Top Ten Most Powerful Christmas Ads

Whilst it might not have gathered as much media coverage as other campaigns, Lidl's Christmas Turkey has been found to be 2016's most powerful Christmas TV spot according to research carried out by Kantar Millward Brown. It tested 19 of this year's...

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Advertising

BBDO turn the twist ending into an art form with Sandy Hook PSA

Usually we would have included this PSA as part of our Ads of the Week piece, but this work was so powerful and so well put together that we thought it deserved a deeper examination. This is a spot that has been gathering quite a lot of attention on...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Brothers and Sisters - Carphone Warehouse This Christmas, Carphone Warehouse plans to let the nation know that literally everyone can come through its doors and find the best possible deal. Rather than creating some lofty, emotional Christmas ad,...

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Economy

Celebrate Christmas 2016 style with these Brexit Crackers

Whilst it might seem a little mean spirited for the festive season, we can never say no to a bit of delicious satire, so we were thrilled to hear that mcgarrybowen had created a set of Brexit-themed crackers for the Guardian. Aimed at putting a...

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Design

Helen Marten claims 2016 Turner Prize

The winner of the ever controversial Turner Prize was announced yesterday (December 5), with 31-year-old painter and sculptor Helen Marten claiming the 2016 prize. The youngest of the four shortlisted artists, Marten, who graduated from...

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Trends

Why The Art World Is Ready For Tech Adoption

Museums around the world welcome millions of visitors each year, accounting for a $192 billion dollar industry in the U.S. alone. But with the Millennial generation already surpassing Baby Boomers by the millions, and Gen-Z projected to make up 25%...

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