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*&%££!! On copywriting, artichokes and swearing.

I think I've only ever met two people who never swore. One for moral and religious reasons, the other had taught herself not to, because she thought she was doing it too much. I admired them both for their self-control and adhering to something they...

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Leo Burnett tasked with refreshing the McDonald's brand

After a recent heated shootout for ideas to refresh the McDonald's brand, Leo Burnett walked away with the prize, and are expected to put this idea to the test in a significant campaign later this year or early next year. Leo Burnett is already on...

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The MMA and adidas publish The Mobile Marketing Playbook

The Mobile Marketing Association has announced that it will be publishing a tool for brands and agencies called The Mobile Marketing Playbook, in partnership with adidas, the sporting goods giants. The playbook acts as a step-by-step, start to finish...

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Brave Brands: Innocent

Coca-Cola bought its first 18% stake in Innocent in 2009. Four years later, in 2013, the soft drinks giant upped its ownership of the smoothie brand to 90%. Why was Coke so keen to spend hundreds of millions buying Innocent? We have a pretty good...

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AKQA creates a brand new digital experience for Levi's

A new digital project by AKQA seeks to “Explore the stories of Levi wearers” and invite users to add their own. “Live In Levi's” is a digital experience that has been designed to “Engage and activate the expansive global...

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SegPay extends its contract with Creaxion for five more years

The Atlanta-based Creaxion, one of North America's leading marketing firms, announced recently that it had signed up SegPay for five more years; the longest, and perhaps most significant client contract in the agency's 16 year history. SegPay is one...

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Publicis acquires a stake in Singaporean agency Arcade

It was announced yesterday that Publicis Worldwide has acquired a minority stake in Arcade, the home grown ad agency based in Singapore. The agency also has offices in Shanghai, Tokyo, Jakarta and Indonesia (the Indonesian office was opened recently...

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Economy

Procter & Gamble looking to axe up to 100 brands

Alan Lafley, Procter & Gamble's chairman and CEO announced last Friday after a fiscal fourth-quarter earnings call, that the consumer products giant are planning to shed up to 100 brands to help make P&G a more efficient and streamlined company....

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DeVito/Verdi win Bernie & Phyl's Furniture advertising account

Boston-based furniture retailer Bernie & Phyl's has named the New York agency DeVito/Verdi as its agency of record. The award-winning agency was granted a seat at the company's table by Rob Rubin, Bernie & Phyl's president of merchandising and...

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ViralGains raise $2.8 million of a $3.3 million round of funding

ViralGains, the viral video marketing firm, announced yesterday that they have raised $2.8 million of what is expected to be a $3.3 million seed round of funding. They will be using these funds to grow the supply and demand sides of its business and...

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Vector Illustrations

Business People Communication - Vector Illustrations Verbal or non-verbal, business communication is essential everywhere, and I’m talking about the virtual world too. Quite often, in the ‘virtual’, communication needs some visual...

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Unilever enlist MediaLink to help revamp its global digital roster

London-based consumer goods giants Unilever has teamed up with US-based intermediary MediaLink in a formal, global digital agency review in an effort to (seemingly) completely revamp its global digital roster. Agencies who are currently on Unilever's...

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Steve Libenson joins the Publicis Groupe's Rosetta as Partner

The Publicis Groupe customer engagement agency, Rosetta announced yesterday that Steve Libenson has been hired as Partner at Rosetta Consulting. This is a key hire, which will serve to strengthen the industry-leading practice. Libenson will be based...

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RKCR/Y&R unveil new “Back to School” TV ads for M&S

M&S uploaded three new “Back to School” TV spots to its Facebook Twitter and YouTube channels yesterday, as well as an exclusive online video called “Both Getting Picked”. The ads form part of a campaign, which will focus on...

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Cartoon Surprise

We had the chance to speak to Italian Fotolia Contributor Danilo Sanino to ask him about his signature of illustration which is extremely popular, having found the target market for his work as well as his equation for success whilst still enjoying...

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