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WCRS expose Coercive Control with Women's Aid

Is domestic violence always physical? There's a growing awareness around the signs of coercive control - Imagine always being told that your dress is inappropriate. Imagine not being able to see your friends without your partner present. Imagine...

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Technology

Tech Meets Creativity: Best of 2016 & Trends for 2017

Towards the tail end of 2015, everyone was declaring 2016 as the dawning “Year of VR,” and whilst there have been a number of major developments in the field this year, including the commercial launches of all three major platforms, it's...

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Technology

Food Trends 2017: How technology is shaping our future

Speaking at The Future of Food conference in Stockholm last week, Johan Rockström, professor of environmental science at Stockholm University, urged attendees to think about the implications of society’s next 10,000 years by focusing on...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Creating a neutral setting with f+f architects

f+f architects are a Parisian architectural firm with a portfolio ranging from interior projects and furniture design, to large scale cultural facilities and urban planning. Their contemporary design approach derives context from physical, cultural,...

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Advertising

RKCR/Y&R launch ultimate campaign for Thomson ahead of TUI rebrand

Thomson is launching a campaign to showcase the special moments it provides for holidaymakers at its resorts, ahead of its planned rebrand to TUI in late 2017. The campaign, created by RKCR/Y&R, comprises of TV, radio, print, digital, VOD, broadcast...

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Entertainment

Beatboxing carollers deliver alcohol to your door with Deliveroo

Beatboxing carollers remixed classic Christmas songs to spread the festive cheer as part of the launch of a new alcohol home delivery service across the UK from thebar.com and Deliveroo. Launching in London last week, those first to use the service...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Proverb Proverb welcomed Alisa Blanter as Senior Art Director this week. Blanter will work on a variety of the agency’s accounts. Blanter joins Proverb after spending 10 years with Viacom’s Nickelodeon in New York where she began as a...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Cummins&Partners - Chobani Yogurt brand Chobani has appointed Cummins&Partners as its communications partner. The win follows a competitive pitch. The brand, which has attracted global notice for its policies on social responsibility, launched the...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi LA - Toyota Toyota and Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles have launched a new campaign to mark Toyota’s 37th annual “Toyotathon,” celebrating the brands’ yearly December Sales event. The campaign is comprised of...

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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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