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Account Wins of the Week

Mindshare - Unilever Unilever has moved its global communications planning account to Mindshare from PHD without a review. An industry source estimated Omnicom’s PHD employed in the region of 30 people on Unilever’s global communications...

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Technology

The Year in Tech 2017

Amazon's Giant Flying Drone Warehouses (January) In a story that gained a fair amount of traction on social media over the 2016 festive period for obvious reasons, Amazon filed a patent for gigantic flying warehouses back in January that could house...

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Trends

AI in Voice needs UX - are your UX skills developed enough?

The most exciting projects I’ve ever worked on were ones where challenges were presented through the change and innovation of technology, which ultimately affects social culture, communication and human interaction. We are now experiencing fast...

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Top Hires of the Week

Wunderman/Blast Radius Wunderman and Blast Radius have added a key member to their national leadership team as it continues to grow into one of the country’s digital powerhouses. VP, Creative Director Cass Zawadowski (right) will oversee...

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Account Wins of the Week

Publicis - Lastminute.com Lastminute.com has appointed Publicis London to its pan-European creative ad account, following the travel brand's split with FCB Inferno only months into the relationship. Publicis London has been tasked with developing an...

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Technology

AI & Creativity

Artwork composited using Adobe Stock Assets by visual artist Sebastian Hue The question as to whether AI could assist - or even replace - human creativity has been asked since the invention of the computer. While some creatives embrace the concepts...

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Careers

Creative & Digital - the next step for Stopgap

Creative & Digital - the next step for Stopgap As all brands will agree, having creative and digital marketing expertise is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s a necessity. So it was time for Stopgap, the marketing recruitment specialists, to...

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Events

DWA brings you the December Creative Calendar

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...

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Top Hires of the Week

M&C Saatchi M&C Saatchi has appointed Kate Bosomworth as its new Chief Marketing Officer, marking the first appointment to the management team by Giles Hedger, CEO at M&C Saatchi. Appointed to the Board of Sport England in 2013, Bosomworth has been...

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Trends

Today's colour surge in beauty

Undeniably bold, new and exciting rules for colour are appearing throughout design in diverse sectors. As the new aesthetic Colour Surge takes over, we’re observing a rise in unusual colour pairings in brand identities, brash, bright candy tones in...

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Features

The Best Booths in London

At The Flash Pack, we obviously love photo booths! There's something really nostalgic about cramming into a booth with your friends; getting snapped and receiving a print. All around The Flash Pack studio, you can see booth prints taped to screens,...

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Account Wins of the Week

Initiative - Lego Lego has appointed Initiative as its global media agency after a worldwide review of its planning and buying business. The IPG Mediabrands agency won the account after a competitive pitch and takes over from Dentsu Aegis...

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Top Hires of the Week

Clemenger BBDO Sydney Clemenger BBDO Sydney has announced five new creative hires - its second major injection of talent into the creative department since Ben Coulson, chief creative officer, joined the agency earlier this year. Vanessa Robinson...

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Design

How to live with a designer without killing them

Does noticing uneven kerning in signage typeface, or a rogue apostrophe, make you do a little sick? When you see a wonky picture on someone’s wall, is the desire to straighten it so strong you stop listening to what they are saying entirely and...

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Account Wins of the Week

Mother - Debenhams Debenhams has selected Mother as its lead strategic, creative and design agency, with a remit to develop its brand identity and express its new strategy dubbed “Debenhams Redesigned.” The department store announced its...

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Features

Why is Facebook building a neuroscience centre?

Facebook has long been one of the world’s most recognised innovators. The social media giant is now taking its research to the next level, having announced investment in a dedicated neuroscience centre. However, Facebook’s new initiative is...

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Top Hires of the Week

Jellyfish Digital agency Jellyfish has bolstered its creative offering by appointing a UK team dedicated to building its dynamic creative proposition in the UK. Headed up by Shane Smith, who has been named Head of Creative Production, the team also...

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Advice

Why I moved from agency to freelancing

Becoming a freelance designer (or any kind of freelance) is not an easy decision to make. It’s pretty tough actually. You give up on things like having a fixed salary, paid vacations and stability in your financial life that some people love. But...

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Designing our future 'Life Facilitators'

Over the last half decade, we have seen some interesting shifts in the buying habits of people in privileged and developed markets. Notably a decline in the need for ownership in its traditional sense. With the vast majority of ‘things’ no longer...

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Account Wins of the Week

72andSunny - Uber Uber has reportedly picked 72andSunny as its global ad agency following a review in the US. The taxi-hailing app has hired the MDC Partners agency to work on global campaigns. It is the brand's first review under newly appointed...

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Features

Do we still need Cannes?

Last night I was invited along to the Cannes Lions Official Launch at the rather swanky Mondrian London at Sea Containers. The room was filled with about 50 key members of the press from the usual suspects and a broadcast was streamed to about 500...

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