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Awards

The 7th Annual Lovie Awards call for entries is now open

If you create amazing work online in Europe, and you’d like to give that work a chance to stand out alongside the best work on the Internet then you should get to know The Lovie Awards. Now in its 7th year, The Lovies is the only awards...

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Advertising

Havas unites into one singular group

From today, Havas will become a (literally) united front, with Havas Creative Group and Havas Media Group no longer existing as divisions, but uniting under one regional P&L. With this change, Havas Media Group's global managing director and...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

R/GA - PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)/Guinness R/GA has won the PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) agency review. The agency beat out incumbent Deutsch, Huge and other unnamed agencies to win what we’ve learned is a per-project assignment for the...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

iris Amsterdam iris is investing in its senior creative leadership in Amsterdam, by appointing Kenn MacRae to the newly formed role of Executive Creative Director. Across his 20-year career in advertising, Kenn has held Creative Director positions...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

AMV BBDO - Doritos Doritos is supporting the launch of its decidedly spicy new Heatburst range with a two month TV campaign that builds on its “For the Bold” positioning. Developed by AMV BBDO and PepsiCo, the new campaign, starring an...

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Design

Absolut Vodka bottles have been reimagined as world leaders

A Singapore-based artist going by the name “The Jubilee Red” has reimagined the design of some Absolut Vodka bottles to reflect both the aesthetics and the messaging of some rather prominent politicians. The packaging concepts have taken...

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Advertising

Wieden+Kennedy create AI spokesperson for Soylent

Health food producer Soylent has partnered with Wieden+Kennedy for overall brand development, marketing strategy and product campaigns, with the agency celebrating this new partnership by treating the brand to a genuine first for the category; an AI...

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Advertising

The Partners help rewrite the code of gender equality

Global children’s charity Theirworld has launched an ambitious campaign, created by The Partners in collaboration with other WPP agencies Kantar Added Value, Kantar Futures, MEC and VML, to expose the hidden values and behavioural codes of gender...

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Advertising

International Women's Day 2017 in Advertising

This year, there has been decidedly more attention cast on International Women's Day, which is important, as, even in these enlightened times, many women across the world are still being made to feel as if they are somehow 'less than' their male...

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Technology

How brands are using: Geolocation Marketing

What do Pokémon GO, L’Oréal and McDonald's have in common? Lots as it happens - all three have very effectively harnessed the power of Geolocation services in their quest for market domination. If you’re a little hazy on what...

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Inspiration

Traiblazers: Striking still life photography with Matthew Town

After graduating, Matthew Town’s portrait work was published in the British Journal of Photography, The Guardian and exhibited in Daniel Cooney’s emerging artist exhibition in New York. Impresive. But slowly Matthew's interest was turning...

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Design

New Google Mountain View Campus might not be built by robots

Google is everywhere, and it would be incredibly easy to wax cynical about the tech giant and its apparent goal to monopolise the tech industry, social media and the internet, but honestly, Google's rampant domination has never, personally at leat,...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Food, Drink and Jewellery

BrandOpus - BirdsEye Chicken BrandOpus has worked with family frozen food favourites, Birds Eye, to create new packaging for their entire chicken portfolio. The frozen chicken category is in decline, concerns over quality has seen mums looking...

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Video Games

10 things you might not know about the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch touches down in stores and homes worldwide today (March 3). I have mine on preorder and will be popping to pick it up as soon as I'm done with work for the day (no I didn't pull a sickie, but I was tempted), but until then, I...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

VCCP - eBay eBay has picked VCCP as its lead creative agency in Europe as it embarks on the next stage of its “brand evolution.” The announcement follows a competitive pitch during which the online marketplace sought out one agency to...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Edelman Deportivo Edelman UK is looking to Stockholm to accelerate its creative ambitions consolidating its capabilities under the Edelman Deportivo banner. Stockholm based Deportivo was described by Contagious in January 2017 as the “best and...

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Advertising

O2 champions live experiences in #FollowTheRabbit campaign

O2 today announces an exciting new advertising campaign, centred on embracing the life affirming nature of live experiences. The campaign, appearing around the UK from today (Thursday the 2nd of March), features a bright blue rabbit as the ultimate...

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Technology

Man builds bionic arm for his son using an Xbox and a 3D printer!

A Welsh father whose baby son’s arm had to be amputated has developed a custom bionic limb for baby Sol. Ben Ryan got the inspiration for the arm after studying the way spiders make their webs, and was prompted to develop it after being told...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Smörgåsbord - Visit Wales Welsh actor Luke Evans, who will star as Gaston in the new Disney remake of Beauty and the Beast, is starring in an atmospheric new TV ad for Visit Wales, designed to promote the country’s 2017 Year of...

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Technology

Mobile World Congress 2017: The Top Stories

The mobile tech community have descended in their compact droves on Barcelona this week for the 2017 Mobile World Congress, which appears to be expanded every year as the mobile market does likewise. This year, with smartphones reaching their peak of...

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Advertising

WCRS hijacks the Welsh flag in a fight against skin cancer

This week marks the launch of the hard hitting “Don’t Be A Lobster” campaign created by WCRS for Welsh charity Skin Care Cymru, a campaign that aims to raise awareness of skin cancer in the run up to the summer months. Skin cancer...

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Features

Engagement Insights®: Neuroscience Emerges in Creative Design

In the modern world, we’re bombarded by images: the average person is exposed to as many as 5,000 adverts every day. That’s one advert every 11.52 seconds. How do you make imagery stand out from an endless flood of data? This is the...

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