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Video Games

Fallout 4 launches a pioneering OOH campaign

Yesterday (November 10) Fallout 4 was released to its adoring public and my social life for the next fortnight took a tragic blow. Personally I'm only a few hours in thus far, but I can already quite say it offers everything the series' fans have...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Social Media

The Phones And The Fallout. What we should learn from the hacking trial.

Following a lengthy process and an awful lot of money, we now know Andy Coulson is guilty of conspiring to intercept voice-mail messages; he is also to be retried on the remaining charges. Rebekah Brooks has been acquitted though - and this is not...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

First Flower blooms in outer space! The orange zinnia plant, which is part of NASA's plant growth system on board the International Space Station, is finally flowering! The experiment began on November 16, 2015, when the zinnia's “Rooting...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Tomb Raider fans left to dangle from a billboard by McCann

Just when you thought video game inspired out of home advertising activations couldn't get more inventive (see my earlier post on Fallout 4's OOH activity HERE), McCann London only go and strap 8 maniacs to a billboard to promote a Tomb Raider game....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Week in Tech: E3 2015 Special

Every June, the gaming industry converges on the Los Angeles Convention Center for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, affectionately known to gamers worldwide as E3. The expo has, in parallel to the industry itself, grown from humble beginnings to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

m/SIX m/SIX has hired Alistair MacCallum, former CEO at Omnicom’s M2M, as its UK Chief Executive, allowing Jess Burley to focus on her role as Global CEO. m/SIX, which is a joint venture between The&Partnership and GroupM, experienced strong...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Economy

Creative Discussions: The verdict on Trump from Droga5, Cheil & more...

It's been 2 weeks now since D-Day (Donald Day) and our divided world has grown even more so in the ensuing noise, chaos and horror. The creative industries, however, prove ever resilient, and whilst my previous piece from last week regarding the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Social Media

DigitasLBi tells us which brands are most contagious on social media

Social media itself is pretty contagious. Indeed, try glancing over at a fellow commuter on your way to work tomorrow, seeing them on Facebook or Twitter, and NOT reaching into your own pocket to have a quick glance yourself. Seriously, it’s...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

X-Factor's Stevi Ritchie has a lesson for us all. What could it be?

If you're in the habit of staying in and watching ITV on a Saturday and Sunday night, you'll probably be familiar with Stevi Ritchie. If not, then I just need to tell you he's this year's comedy offering on the X-Factor. You know, the one who can't...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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It's Armageddon! Also known as "Facebook is down"...

by Ashley Morrison If, like me, you have moved or are thinking of moving to the country, you’re taking a perilous risk. It doesn’t matter if you’re pretty much bang on one of the main corridors into London or not (the Cambridge -...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

What did you just call me? The tricky art of naming brands.

By Magnus Shaw Have you used your Tripod today? How about your Mobi? There's a very good chance you have, but you knew it as your iPhone. It seems the obvious name for Apple's mobile handset doesn't it? After all, they already the iPod and its...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - A quick guide to being made redundant.

by Magnus Shaw Throughout this increasingly insane financial crisis I have worked as a freelance. Disadvantage: I have to find my own work and therefore income. Advantage: I can't be made redundant. However, I have faced the redundancy...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Technology

Amazon Launch Weather-Personalised Shopping

In 2017, we appear to be bombarded on a daily basis by tech stories that, only a few short years ago, would have appeared completely preposterous. Many of these innovations are also being spearheaded by the 'big three' consumer monoliths of Google,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Awards

733 Pencils awarded at D&AD 2017

The 55th D&AD Judging Week has come to a close; 733 Pencils have been in awarded in total, decided by juries made up of over 200 of the world’s top creatives. Entrants can visit www.dandad.org to see if they've won a Pencil, but they will have...

Posted by: D&AD
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Finding light at the edges with Brighten the Corners

Named after a 1997 album by indie rock-band Pavement, Brighten the Corners have been enlivening the design industry since they founded their studio back in 1999 (with the aforementioned album presumably playing on the office stereo). In the 17 years...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

IKEA Employs Syrian Refugees in Monumental Social Sustainability Drive

The Swedish furniture giants at IKEA are developing workshops in Jordan employing Syrian refugees and local people, with the eventual aim of helping to integrate refugees into the economy and create jobs in the country. The initiative is part of a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

Nearly Normal Celebrate Record Store Day's 10th Anniversary

To celebrate Record Store Day's 10th anniversary this Saturday, Jelly London's masters of paper craft animation and illustration Nearly Normal were honoured to work with Vinylize!, an exhibition at Concerto Record Shop in Amsterdam. Vinylize!...

Posted by: Jelly London
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Events

The Freelancer Event of the Year: National Freelancers Day 2017

June 8th is going to be a big day in everyone’s calendars, but for freelancers in particular. That’s because it’s not just the general election, it’s also National Freelancers Day! So book your tickets, drop off your ballots...

Posted by: IPSE
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Addressing the entire world at what3words

what3words is the simplest way to talk about any location. This London-based startup has given every 3m x 3m square on the planet, a fixed and unique three word address which uses ordinary, everyday vocabulary across 14 languages. By saying...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Channel 4 and ITV Unite Against Dementia for Alzheimer's Society

Channel 4 and ITV are uniting for the first time for a major brand campaign for the Alzheimer's Society, created by McCann London. Launching “United Against Dementia” today (Monday 24 April) from 20:55, this is the first time either TV...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Odysseus Arms The San Francisco-based agency Odysseus Arms has added three new members to its creative team: Art Directors Luisa Betancourt and Jarrod Gustin; and Copywriter Clémence Pluche. Betancourt joins the agency from Eleven, where she...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Entertainment

2017 Natwest everywoman Awards Open For Entries

The NatWest everywoman Awards celebrates the UK’s brightest female entrepreneurs, from innovative start-ups to established multi-million-pound organisations and will this year celebrate its 15th anniversary. During this time it has become a...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

TBWA/RRAD - Amnesty International Current political tensions have led to Arabs and Muslims being mistreated at airports in the USA and Europe because of their passports. Behind this, there is a strong misconception that all Arabs and Muslims are...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

IPA Bellwether Reports Rising Marketing Budgets

Marketers have revised their budgets up in the first quarter of the year thanks to a growth in online ad spend, according to the latest IPA Bellwether report, which reports an extension of a record run of marketing budgets’ growth to...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Economy

Creative Opinions: The Snap UK General Election

When Theresa May announced yesterday morning (18 April, 2017) that it was her intention to hold a snap general election in the UK on June 8 (a move that was since validated earlier today by a vote of 522 to 13), the UK media did what it always does....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Pre-Roll the Most Informative & Engaging Video Ad Format

IPG Media Lab, the creative technology arm of IPG Mediabrands, in partnership with the video advertising specialists at YuMe Inc, recently announced the results of a scientific media trial examining the impact and value of pre-roll, mid-roll,...

Posted by: Industry Updates

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