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Technology

Google France and AKQA embark on a 360° urban adventure

Google France has unveiled the first episode of Curio-Cité, a series of films, immersive 360° VR video masterclasses and live events allowing people to jump head first into the world of urban exploration (colloquially known as “Urbex”) in...

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Technology

Accessible VR from Google’s Daydream View VR headset

Yesterday at the much anticipated Made by Google event, via a live stream Google finally announced Daydream View, their new $79 VR headset. This forms part of Google’s new hardware positioning, Made by Google, which offers phones, virtual reality...

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Design

BBC announces UX&D Digital Design Research Roster

After a rigorous and creative selection process, the BBC have announced their new User Experience and Design (UX&D) Digital Design Research roster, which features the eight agencies the BBC is now committed to work with for the next 2 years. Over 50...

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Entertainment

Loco marks it's 9th year as Post Production Partner of the UKMVAs

The UK Music Video Awards 2016 is gearing up for a star-studded ceremony on Thursday, October 20 at the legendary Roundhouse venue in London. This year sees banner names such as Radiohead, Coldplay, Beyoncé and the late, great David Bowie nominated...

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Technology

Google enter the smartphone race in a big way with Pixel

It was only a matter of time. Google have been dipping their increasingly gigantic toes into the ever-widening smartphone pool for years now, but it's only now, when the market is arguably at its peak, that the tech giants have finally decided to...

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Trends

Are you ready for the rise of the bots?

In a world where our interaction with shop assistance is reduced to an encounter with robotic refrains of ‘unexpected item in bagging area’, is the personal touch of service too much to ask for? Not according to Uber’s Dev...

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Features

Awards Highlights: Why is creativity in radio advertising dying?

A roundup of the most important news of the week in the advertising awards world... Advertising Week 2016: 26-30 Sept This week was Advertising Week in New York. Attendees of the week-long event got to hear Carolyn Everson, Imran Khan, Wendy Clark...

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Advertising

FCB Inferno help Brits be better in bed for Holland & Barrett

Health food retailer Holland & Barrett wants to awaken the nation, as it launches its first big creative campaign with new agency FCB Inferno. The multi-channel campaign, spanning TV, press, digital, in-store, experiential and social, aims to improve...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: A new kind of creative agency at KEMMLER KEMMLER

Over in Berlin, KEMMLER KEMMLER are breaking down the traditional boundaries between art & design agencies and strategy implementation to deliver high-profile campaigns across the fashion and lifestyle industries. Sebastian Kemmler, one of the...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Cheil Spain - WiZink WiZink, the bank formerly known as BancoPopular-e, has appointed Cheil Spain as its first creative agency following a pitch. Cheil Spain beat a number of undisclosed agencies to win the business and will now work on all brand...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Industry London-based global brand consultancy Industry has appointed Dominic Zammit as its first Head of Digital. Zammit will be responsible for Industry’s digital output, leading on strategy, content and delivery for clients across a range...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

CHI&Partners - Argos CHI&Partners and Argos are set to unveiled an incredibly fast-paced new spot this Saturday to promote the speed of the Argos “Fast Track, Same Day Delivery” service, which allows customers to choose from four...

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Events

designjunction spotlight 2016: Olly Starkey of four23

Following on from our Poolcast series at designjunction, we caught up with Olly Starkey, Head of Moving Image at four23. They are deeply rooted in immersive design so it was a no-brainer when they thought about being apart of the show this year. This...

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Events

designjunction spotlight 2016: Ben Rigby of Haberdashery

Following on from our Poolcast series at designjunction, we caught up with Ben Rigby, Co-Founder & Creative Director of Haberdashery. Haberdashery is a design practice that uses the power of light to create landmark sculpture, innovative products,...

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Design

Zeitguised launches dedicated Foam Studio commercial arm

Zeitguised is a German design studio that produce amazing hyper-real animation and CGI and have worked with some of the worlds biggest brands and broadcasters producing highly-stylised films and graphics, including: Absolut, Adobe IBM, Mercedes Benz,...

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Advertising

Wieden+Kennedy London join the Honeycomb hive

Honeycomb has announced its latest major agency client in the shape of Wieden+Kennedy London, who will be using the new revolutionary delivering platform to broadcast their video advertising across the UK and Ireland. The transparent and...

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Advice

Why Creative Talks are So Important - Part 3: Productivity

Having covered how to get yourself out there and conquer networking, and realising the benefits of attending creative talks and events, we now turn our attention to getting going with the work in question. After all, starting at something, no matter...

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Advertising

MEC asks you to 'Brave Your Bias' at Advertising Week New York

MEC has launched a global industry-wide initiative to celebrate difference and raise more visibility of inclusion as a critical business imperative. Debuting at New York’s Advertising Week, “Brave Your Bias” implores people to...

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Advertising

Publicis help The Village People swap YMCA for YOPA

YOPA, the fixed-fee estate agency, is launching a new TV advertising campaign this week starring 80s icons The Village People. The three 30-second adverts, which roll out nationally this week and are all featured below, are themed around the concept...

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