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Entertainment

BBC Earth announces VR partnership with Oculus

BBC Earth, the world’s leading natural history producer, has announced a new partnership with Oculus to launch three new bespoke virtual reality (VR) experiences, which will invite users to step into the lives of some very distinct animals. Users...

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Design

World's Pinkest Pink Banned by its own Creator

Artist Anish Kapoor has been legally forbidden from using a colour labelled as the “world's pinkest pink,” which is a reflective powdered pigment that repels light to create a powerful fluorescence. British artist Stuart Semple created the...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

J. Walter Thompson London - HSBC The latest HSBC UK campaign by J. Walter Thompson London aims to demonstrate how HSBC’s products and services keep its customers moving onwards with their lives. The four specific offerings are: a one day...

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Design

Top Design Trends of 2017 from the Industry

When it comes to the world of design in 2016, many will look back on it as a year where the digital and physical worlds finally began to blend in earnest thanks to the advent of affordable VR and the perpetual advancement of design technology. It's...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Live differently with Lim + Lu

Lim + Lu is an inter-disciplinary, architectural design studio founded by Vincent Lim and Elaine Lu. The duo started their practice after graduating from Cornell’s design school and they are currently based in Hong Kong, working internationally...

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Features

Will Digital Kill Packaging?

Galvanised by convenience and speed, we are ordering more online than ever before. E-commerce is the fastest growing retail channel in Europe and North America; globally it is expected to represent 70% of all sales transactions by 2017. The volume of...

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Advertising

PETA takeover Clapham Common tube station for Veganuary

PETA have taken over an entire London tube station with posters encouraging Londoners to go vegan in January as part of an ambitious new out of home advertising campaign that takes more than a few pointers from the more prevalent “Dry...

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Advertising

Cheil London reveals 5 star debut campaign for Etihad

Cheil London has launched its debut work for Etihad Airways, since winning the account earlier this year. The global print and digital campaign shows how Etihad offers a superior travelling experience to its rivals, positioning the company as a...

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Technology

Top Tech Trends of 2017 from the Industry

AI, VR, AR. 2016 was very much the year of the double letter acronym, and, if our panel of industry experts is to be believed, then 2017 looks set to take the developments of 2016 and push them into overdrive. We asked a number of industry experts...

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Advertising

Advertising Trends of 2017 from the Industry

When discussing the trends that will take hold in advertising next year, it's important to understand what a polarising year 2016 has been. As we approach year's end, we've all no doubt grown tired of the generic “I'll be glad when this year is...

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Trends

How to create the perfect creative space

Whether you’re freelance or full-time, creating the perfect creative space can bring previously unfathomable rewards. Despite this, many people don’t put much thought into their work environment, and - without realising it - they might...

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Advertising

The Top Advertising Campaigns of 2016 from the Industry

Whilst 2016 has been something of a banner year for many horrible things, it's been business as usual in advertising, and business navigating new frontiers. One thing that appears to have come to the forefront this year is the coming together of...

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Technology

Visions in VR: Trends to Watch in 2017

It’s no secret that virtual and augmented reality technologies are going to conquer the market in the coming years and change our media usage in increasingly 'Black Mirror'-esque ways. Just like social media and the widespread use of mobile...

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Design

Pentagram branding aims to eradicate US Tampon Tax

A Pentagram partner has created the visual identity for a rather unique organisation set up to lobby the US government on the controversial so-called 'tampon tax' on menstrual products. Paula Scher designed the branding for the Period Equity brand,...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Year: 2016

Another 12 months and another few hundred ads to sort through, but this year it was actually more of a pleasure than a chore. My only criteria this year was that I vowed to steer clear of any spots that were tied to heavily to a particular pop...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

SCPF - TOUS TOUS, along with SCPF, presents the fifth instalment of the well-known Tender Stories series. A comprehensive communication campaign with the aim of depicting tenderness from a new angle, as well as revealing the new Autumn/Winter 16-17...

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Features

Creative Opinion: Immersive Filmmaking in 2017

We’re in a unique moment in time which offers us the opportunity to blend traditional methods of filmmaking developed during the past 100 years with a new set of creative tools and displays in immersive content that allows filmmakers to engage and...

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Advertising

INNOCEAN and Flatpack discover pulse-stopping beauty for Hyundai

Hyundai has teamed up with INNOCEAN, Keystone and Flatpack Films to create a slick and dynamic new ad to promote its new model: Genesis G80. Whilst most car adverts focus on the drama and action of the model on the road, this spot succeeds in...

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Features

Creative Opinion: Thoughts on Branded Content for 2017

At K7, our role is to help creatives find, create and sell the hottest content around the world. Historically, our focus within that has always been with in what we’d now define as ‘classical television’; that largish screen we...

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Careers

YES Christmas is the best time to job hunt

Christmas is of course a time to reflect on the past year, meet up with friends, exchange gifts and celebrate, but did you know it is also the perfect time to look for a new job? You will be aware of some businesses are winding down and hiring has...

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