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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...

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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....

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Advertising

Direct Line's New Billboards Hack Car Radios and Geo Maps

Direct Line has announced the launch of a digital out of home (DOOH) campaign (the first using large scale DOOH roadside formats) in support of its new “Onward Travel” proposition. Tailored to match the conditions that consumers see the...

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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,...

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Advertising

Halifax and Kinetic take the Thunderbirds on a UK Tour

Halifax has collaborated with Greenhouse GroupM and the contextual advertising specialists at Kinetic to create a mobile-interactive Thunderbirds-themed game as part of a wider campaign to reach those people who aren’t ordinarily engaged with...

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Advertising

Kellogg’s Invests £6 million in Crunchy Nut

Kellogg’s is investing more than £6 million in advertising for Crunchy Nut this year, 31% of which will be spent digitally, as the brand reaches out to social influencers in its “Search for the Ultimate Crunchy Nutter” competition. The...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Havas Media - Beats by Dre Apple-owned headphones brand Beats by Dre has picked Havas Media to handle its media planning and buying across EMEA. Havas Media won the business after a competitive pitch againstOMD and the7stars. The media account...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Hoot Comedy Tom Bazeley, (second from left) former CEO of M&C Saatchi, is rejoining the world of production and IP to become chief executive of Hoot Comedy, a comedy production company he helped set up five years ago. He will rejoin Hoot Comedy this...

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Advertising

Adland Celebrates Diversity with #EasterSoWhite Campaign

Today sees the launch of an initiative that seeks to draw attention to the under-representation of the BAME (British Black Asian and Ethnic minorities) community in advertising and marketing, with particular focus on Easter. #EasterSoWhite is the...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Publicis - Fairy Fairy has brought to life the power of a single drop of its famous washing up liquid with a playful art installation of bubbles. Fairy wanted to come up with an engaging way to showcase its unique mileage messaging: “one drop...

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Design

British Vogue hires first male editor, Edward Enninful

Iconic fashion brand Vogue announced this week that Edward Enninful would serve as the editor of their British magazine. This is notable not only because Enninful will become the magazine's first male editor, but also the first black editor of a...

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Features

What is your Moonshot?

Close your eyes for a moment and think about the one big thing that has happened in your business environment over the past year that has directly impacted you. Last January (2016) I set about igniting conversations with companies that had...

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Trends

Are we being swerved?

In the rush to pin the butterfly of ‘experience’, are over-complex strategy creating their own problems, rather than helping deliver better customer services? It’s my contention that over-complicated ‘road maps’ of...

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Features

An Interview With Nayaab Tania

Tell us a bit about yourself? My names Nayaab Tania, I'm 21 years old and a Stylist/Director based in London. Most challenging job to date? It would have to be the Adidas x Bape Campaign that I styled. I felt the pressure on this shoot as it was...

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Beach Meets: Rosy Nicholas

WOW - A LONG overdue Beach Meets chat today with the AMAZING Rosy Nicholas: prop maker, illustrator, set designer, fashion designer, teacher, and craftswoman extraordinaire. We first met Rosy back in 2008 when she was working at Lazy Oaf - whom she...

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Trends

Discover the four behaviours impacting your communications

Social media has become central to the way many of us stay connected - not just to our nearest and dearest, but to the global population. But following the recent revelations of fake news, people are seeing the way others share online in a new light;...

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Advice

Our Biggest Build to Date: Behind the Scenes of Amy.com

12 months, 79 spreadsheets, 85.6GB worth of page designs, 90 design templates, 682.75 hours of coding, 137 Google Hangouts and four flights across 34,000 kilometers later and Amys.com was born. Find out how we did it here. This post reflects on our...

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Inspiration

Book Review: The Secret of Successful Advertising?

I must admit to being slightly addicted to books about how people are persuaded to buy things. Yet the very preponderance of such books indicates that there are very many competing opinions and theories of 'How we decide’ (also the title of one...

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Advertising

Wunderman's commitment to a more diverse agency world

In a bid to smash the mold of the traditional agency demographic, Wunderman opened its entry level recruitment scheme to non-graduates for the first time with the launch of Wunder Hunter - a recruitment platform that targets university alumni...

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Advertising

WCRS hit the Garden and the Kitchen for B&Q Spring Campaign

This week sees the launch of B&Q’s latest TV spot, part of its fully integrated Spring campaign from WCRS. The campaign sets out to remind customers that whatever their home improvement need or challenge, B&Q always has a brilliant solution,...

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Advertising

Adland Responds to the Great Kendall Jenner Pepsi Debacle

When Pepsi dropped their no-doubt incredibly expensive and undeniably ambitious new ad earlier this week, they probably had no idea that, by week's end, the spot would have dominated global headlines, which is particularly impressive, given the...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

VCCP - Domino's Pizza Domino's has appointed VCCP as its lead creative and strategic agency for the UK and Ireland after a competitive pitch process. VCCP will be working on its above-the-line business, but Incumbent Iris will continue to work on...

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