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Beach Meets: Jody Barton

Jody Barton - once of London, and now, for a few years, a resident of Copenhagen - is one of the artists who inspired us to set up Beach. I remember seeing this video, for MC Paul Barman, bloody years ago. His vast portfolio of personal work contains...

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In The Making: Crystal Glass Blowing

The Giant Mountains of Bohemia in the Czech Republic, are famous for their glass makers. The oldest still working glass factory in Bohemia was established in the eighteenth century and today crystal is still mouth blown using the traditional...

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Beach Meets: Jayde Perkin

Continuing our series of recent grad interviews, we chatted to Jayde Perkin - her delicate watercolour illustrations are full of cute pastel tones, and fun representations of everyday life. Plus, I’m a sucker for an illustrated gallery scene...

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Sound Sells

The psychology of persuasion - what makes us buy one product over another - has been widely researched and the importance of visual triggers in influencing buying decisions is widely understood. However, the importance of what we hear is often...

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Interview: David Fraser from Ready10 on Goodbye Skint January

David Fraser made great waves in the PR industry last year when he left the established Frank PR after 12 years at the agency, having worked up the ranks from an entry-level role to the position of Deputy Managing Director. He has worked alongisde...

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How do you advertise an advertising competition ?

A weekly roundup of the most important news from the advertising awards world FWA After awarding amazing websites and digital experiences all year long, FWA now offers the public to select its favorite. You can vote for the FWA People Choice...

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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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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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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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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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We are all living in Kenzo’s world now

A roundup of the most important news of the week in the advertising awards world. Cannes Lions The Cannes Lions announced this week a major change among its jury selection. The total number of judges will decrease by 92 people for the 2017...

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The Rise of Retrobranding

Nostalgia in a digital age; a longing for local, community values in a culture of globalisation; striving for trust in a world that mistrusts big business; fear; bravery; trend. Whatever the reasons (and there are many), more and more rebrands are...

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The world is coming to an end: Emojis are here to save us

A roundup of the most important news of the week in the advertising awards world. Twitter Awards Earlier this year, Twitter announced that it will launch its own advertising awards competition. No one was surprised there as its main competitor...

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Because agencies can’t change on their own

The argument for diversity has been dining out for a long time now, with a lot of fat being chewed but no one quite swallowing. That is until a couple of big spenders, HP and General Mills, upped the ante with the threat of not spending their money...

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#MaintainTheRatio: There’s enough women in advertising...

A roundup of the most important news of the week in the advertising awards world. The 3% Conference This week, the 3% Conference held their 2016 edition. The event is growing and gaining support every year. The line of speakers was excellent and...

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Awards Alert: Won An Award? Crowdsource your speech

A roundup of the most important news of the week in the advertising awards world. Lovie Awards The Lovie Awards have introduced The Lovie Creators for Change Award. In partnership with YouTube’s Creators for Change programme, this special...

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Behind The Scenes Of The Mail Rail Experience

September has been a fun and frantic month of historical period filming here at Centre Screen, as production continues on The Postal Museum’s Mail Rail Experience. During four days at Malcolm Ryan Studios in Wimbledon, we filmed over 20 actors...

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Awards Highlights: McCann’s great week, SXSW, & YoungGuns

A roundup of the most important news of the week in the advertising awards world. SXSW After closing the PanelPicker public vote, SXSW has selected the sessions for the 2017 edition of the festival. More than 750 sessions have been announced...

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Our industry's obsessed with ideas. Here's why.

Idea. It’s a word we hear a lot. Idea this, idea that. Big idea, core idea, great idea, creative idea. Whatever they call it, whatever they mean by the word, our industry's obsessed with 'ideas'. But what actually is an idea? And how the hell...

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Creativepool City Guides: First stop, Berlin

Our new City Guides feature is the guidebook you never asked for but always wanted. Conventional travel guides are all good, but they don't really offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a city's creative heart. We're changing all that, by...

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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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