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Design

Microsoft Paint avoids brush with death

When I heard news yesterday that Microsoft were considering erasing Microsoft Paint from Windows 10 it triggered a dense moment of nostalgia in me that I honestly wasn’t expecting. I’m no artist. Given a blank piece of paper and a pencil...

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Advertising

Rothco go to unbelievable lengths to get Pants for Andy

A man from Ohio recently tweeted a complaint about his pants (trousers to us more cultured folks this side of the pond) to a Dublin-based creative agency rather than the intended American clothes manufacturer. Instead of just responding, they really...

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Social Media

Facebook Messenger ads start rolling out worldwide

Facebook Messenger ads are going global, whether we like it or not. After tests back in January proved promising in Australia and Thailand, the beta is now being expanded further, with businesses around the world now being offered a way to use...

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Advertising

Sexualised shaving ad banned by ASA

In these supposedly enlightened times, it's rare for an ad to provoke a significant moral outcry, at least to the extent that it gets pulled from existence. It happened earlier this year, of course, with the woeful ad that saw Kendall Jenner solve a...

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Design

OMA design Facebook: The Village

Given its relatively humble beginnings (see the film “The Social Network” for proof), and its general brand identity as the cool, calm cousin to Google's hyperactive uncle, Facebook is not a company that one would expect to possess the...

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Features

Creative Opinions: The Wunderman/Possible Merger

Mergers are funny old things. More often than not, they're lambasted as job-eating, austerity driven moves that are more about branding than innovation, and result in work that lacks personality and clients feeling like they've been thrown from...

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Technology

Visions in VR: Google experiments with VR advertising

VR is, currently, one of the few remaining new media refuges where advertising is largely non-existent. Up until this point, adland's relationship with VR has primarily been through sponsored activations, games and tailored 'experiences' that...