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Economy

Sadiq Khan wants to transform Thames Estuary into Creative Hub

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is lobbying the Government to turn the Thames Estuary into a major hub for the creative industries. The proposal, which posits the Thames Estuary as “a global centre of excellence for the creative industries,” even...

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Technology

#TechTuesday: Commercial Flying Cars and other stories

Dyson opens first research and development centre outside UK Dyson has opened a new Technology Centre in Singapore, its first research and development site outside of the UK. The £330 million investment will see 1,300 staff from the centre...

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Technology

How the Internet of Things is making the world a better place

When Ericsson’s former CEO, Hans Vestburg, said in a 2010 presentation that the world would have 50 billion connected devices by 2020 (you can find a great list of the best 50 here), we all kinda knew The Internet of Things was headed somewhere...

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Features

In The Making: Crystal Glass Blowing

The Giant Mountains of Bohemia in the Czech Republic, are famous for their glass makers. The oldest still working glass factory in Bohemia was established in the eighteenth century and today crystal is still mouth blown using the traditional...

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Advertising

The Best Valentines Day Campaign's of 2017

Whilst most of us know deep down that Valentine's Day is little more than a reason for couples to buy more cards and chocolate for one another and for singletons to buy more beer, ad land continues to pull out the punches every year. 2017 is no...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Bins, Pies, 'Secret' Clubs and other stories

Conran Design Group - Keep Britain Tidy Award-winning brand design agency Conran Design Group (part of the Havas Creative Group) has partnered with Keep Britain Tidy on a new brand identity including the redesign of the charity’s famous...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Publicis Media - Molson Coors Molson Coors, one of the UK’s biggest brewers, has announced Publicis Media as their new media agency for the United States and United Kingdom. Molson Coors launched an RFP last Autumn to assess media agency...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi London Saatchi & Saatchi London has made two key management changes, promoting Richard Huntington, currently Chief Strategy Officer, to the role of Chairman and Sam Hawkey, currently a Managing Partner, to Managing Director. The...

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Events

Calling all future creative leaders

#CEFutureLeaders - you're invited to a stellar one-day event. One of Creative Equals' aims is to double the number of creative directors in London. Currently, the number is just at 12%. That's why we're inviting 100 future creative leaders to come...

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Advertising

Facebook Crackdown on Discriminatory Advertising

It's been a busy day in the world of online advertising. The same morning that The Times released a shocking report insisting that many major brands had inadvertently funded extremist terror sties through unchecked programmatic advertising practices,...

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Trends

How brands are using: Live video

Lest we forget, video content is king, and live streaming is the shiny pearl on top of the crown. With Facebook Live and Instagram Live’s emergences last year, brands discovered unprecedented, cost effective ways to engage with existing...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Leo Burnett London - McDonald's Leo Burnett London has created a pretty beefy new campaign for McDonald’s, which turns the focus onto the actual meat for the first time in recent memory, a bold move considering McDonald's has never really...

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Design

The Finger Spoon that makes food taste better

Design studio Michel/Fabian has created a spoon that claims to improve the flavour of food by recreating the experience of licking your fingers. The Goûte spoon is reportedly the result of years of research by Michel/Fabian co-founder Andreas...

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News

Creativepool Annual & Awards 2017 Shortlist Nominees Announced

Creativepool has officially announced the shortlist nominees; this brings the start of the People’s Choice voting for the 2017 Annual and Awards, with support from jones knowles ritchie, Saddington Baynes, and Made in Global. The excitement...

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Features

Beach Meets: Jayde Perkin

Continuing our series of recent grad interviews, we chatted to Jayde Perkin - her delicate watercolour illustrations are full of cute pastel tones, and fun representations of everyday life. Plus, I’m a sucker for an illustrated gallery scene...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Giving children the power at Familie van Fonk

Familie van Fonk are a creative agency based in Amsterdam who work with children's open minds and ingenuity to produce digital and physical products which make not only their lives, but also their families and friends lives a little bit better. By...

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Design

Peter Saville had a hand in new CALVIN KLEIN logo

Calvin Klein's new creative director Raf Simons recently unveiled an updated logo for the iconic American fashion label and has revealed that he enlisted the help of British graphic design legend Peter Saville. The Belgian fashion designer, who left...

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Advertising

The Gunn Report 2016: Results

The Gunn Report, the global index of creative excellence in advertising, has released its 2016 Report summarising the overall performance of the advertising industry in the year January to December 2016 based on the results of 45 global, regional and...

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Advertising

Super Bowl 51: Ad land gets political. Or does it?

The 2017 Super Bowl came and went last night, with the New England Patriots coming back from the brink of defeat to score their fifth Super Bowl title. The real drama, however, appeared to be happening between the plays. Whilst Lady Gaga's half time...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Carling, Maplin, Wales and other stories

BrandOpus - Carling Carling has unveiled a brand refresh from global brand design agency BrandOpus, which will be introduced across its full range. The modern, striking design introduces a bold, single minded consistency across the entire Carling...

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