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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

Visions in VR: Is the VR boom over before it started?

It would, perhaps, be unfair to say that the VR bubble has burst, because from where I'm sitting, it looks as though the bubble has barely left the niche market that spawned it. Yet, with so many headsets now sat gathering dust in closets and display...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

KHWS KHWS, the Brand Commerce agency, has appointed Gary Brooks as its Creative Director to strategically develop the agency’s proposition and support its ambitious growth targets. Brooks brings over 20 years of varied industry experience to...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

MeringCarson - JetSuiteX JetSuiteX has announced that MeringCarson has been charged with taking the air travel company’s marketing to new heights as media and creative agency of record for the year-old public charter brand. New advertising...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Creative Opinion: Jani Guest on the steady decline of TV advertising

Jani Guest is not only the co-founder and managing director of Independent Films in London (having previously worked for Propaganda and Satellite Films), but is also the co-executive producer of the online channel for children, Kidspiration.tv. She...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Riz Ahmed inspires black and ethnic voters in blacksdontvote campaign

Launched on May 18, blacksdontvote.com is the latest hard-hitting campaign by Operation Black Vote and Saatchi & Saatchi London to engage Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities across the UK to boost BME voter registration and turnout to vote in...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

Jelly London inspire young adults to turn up on June 8

Illustration/animation agency Jelly London and UK charity Bite the Ballot called on creatives of all disciplines recently to submit designs for a strong visual campaign aimed at encouraging young adults to vote in in the upcoming snap General...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

Clerkenwell Design Week: A must-see shortlist

The Clerkenwell Design Week kicks off today (May 23) and runs until Thursday (25). Whilst there is far too much to cover in one article (we'll be running a more comprehensive trends piece at the end of the week), we thought we'd highlight 10 of the...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Samsung Galaxy S8 takes over New York during ambitious unboxing event

The launch of any new product is crucial to its performance in the market, especially in a category as crowded as the smartphone market. Culture-centric agency Wasserman was tasked with launching Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones while also...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Common Industry - NME Common Industry has announced its partnership with NME, the prestigious music and entertainment media brand. The agency will provide strategic consultancy for a series of upcoming projects, with a view to developing a new...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Are politicians targeting you on social media?

I'm going to go out on a limb here and presume that at least 75% of the people reading this piece have an active Facebook account. Such is the all-encompassing ubiquity of the great social media titan, that it's not unrealistic of me to make this...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

McCann hack maths to promote sex education in Peru's public schools

According to a 2013 UNICEF study, 15 out of every 100 teenage girls in Peru under 16 are mothers, and the average age for first sexual activity is between 15 and 17 years old in urban areas; in rural areas the age drops to 10-14 years of age. To...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Creative Opinion: Eurovision and YouTube

Matt Phelan, CEO of 4Ps part of NetBooster Group, on how Eurovision uses YouTube to elevate the event to a new global audience. On Saturday, the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) was held in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, with the...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Events

DWA brings you the May Creative Calendar, Part II

With each new day, you can guarantee that some very bright people are planning get-togethers designed to have massive impacts for everyone involved. The settings can be musical, artistic, creative, academic or business-focused; these are events you...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Mastering 3D artistry with Peter Nowacki

Peter Nowacki spent five years working as the lead 3D artist at Warsaw-based CGI production studio, ArsThanea, before deciding to go it alone, securing clients such as HBO Asia, Oppo, Facebook, Microsoft and few more in the process. With the world of...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advice

10 Writing Tools And Apps That Will Make Designing Easier

Graphic design is a complex and ever evolving industry. That means that as a designer, you're always looking to keep up with what's happening. Internet technology has made finding tools that will actually help you stay ahead of the curve easier, too....

Posted by: Mary Walton

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