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Technology

Samsung and Leo Burnett use AR to save lives with Pocket Patrol

In collaboration with Surf Life Saving Australia, Samsung Electronics Australia recently launched and piloted an Augmented Reality (AR) mobile app developed with Leo Burnett Sydney, which uses technology to help raise awareness of the number one...

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Design

Getty Images forecasts Visual Trends for 2017

Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, today unveiled its highly anticipated visual trend forecast. The ground-breaking forecast sets out the macro and micro trends that will influence design, advertising and brand communications...

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Technology

The Airport of the Future

The airport of the future could see physical checks and lengthy waiting times become a thing of the past, according to new research which looks at technologies currently in development. The research has been carried out by Airport Parking and Hotels,...

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Advertising

Ocean become first OOH operator to join BCMA

In a move which further marks the emergence of digital out of home as a platform for branded content, premium digital out of home operator Ocean Group has been named the first UK player to join the Branded Content Marketing Association (BCMA)....

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Inspiration

Creativepool City Guides: Zürich

Often cited as one of the most expensive cities in the world, Zürich’s creative potential gets a bad reputation. But amongst the hedge-fund millionaires and the more traditional aspects of life in Switzerland’s largest city,...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: A visit to Estonia with AKU

AKU is a design consultancy based in Tallinn, Estonia, working with clients such as the The Huffington Post and The Estonian Parliament to deliver ambitious solutions across branding, experience, packaging, strategy and websites. Founded in 2012 by...

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Economy

Morrisons revive Safeway name as grocery brand

After 11 years in the wilderness, Morrisons is bringing back the Safeway brand as a new wholesale range of groceries to be stocked at independent retailers across the UK from next year. The name itself will be familiar to anyone who grew up in the...

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Advertising

Cheil Worldwide launch internship initiative at 2016 ANDY Awards

Cheil Worldwide is partnering with the ADVERTISING Club of New York's International ANDY Awards on an internship initiative to support two standouts from the show’s Student Competition. It is the first time in the show’s history where the...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Foxtrot Papa Foxtrot Papa, the London-based content marketing agency, has announced the appointment of Ryan McNamara as Deputy Managing Director. Ryan will be overseeing client services at Foxtrot Papa to help the ambitious strategic content agency...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Chi&Partners - McVitie's/Godiva CHI & Partners has won the international advertising accounts for McVitie's and Godiva, fending off competition from MullenLowe London and Havas London in both pitches. WPP shop Geometry Global pitched for both brands...

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Advertising

McCann London launches ‘Open Hour’ initiative

McCann London has launched a new initiative which aims to diversify its next generation of employees by encouraging a broader spectrum of prospective candidates to consider a career in advertising. “Open Hour” is a weekly hour-long...

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Economy

Black Friday 2016: A Creative Review

Black Friday is a very modern phenomenon. A true triumph of commercialism, it's a perfectly placed date in the cultural calendar that gained so much attention a few years ago that South Park deemed it necessary to construct a feature-length episode...

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Social Media

SMACK create Merry Moments for MS Society this Christmas

MS Society has teamed up with the award-winning, Covent Garden-based digital marketing studio SMACK to create its 2016 Christmas campaign; #Merrymoments. The campaign encourages the public to share stories, pictures and videos of their #Merrymoments...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

LIDA – Blue Cross Award-winning customer engagement agency, LIDA this week released a new integrated campaign for animal charity, Blue Cross. The charity tasked LIDA with developing a bold and brave campaign running across press, social, radio,...

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Trends

Good-Looking: Analysing health food's honest aesthetic

With the exception of Christmas - because it obviously doesn’t count - the post-processed hangover sweats of the past few decades have kicked in and they’ve got us skulking to the nearest raw bar to grab ourselves something cold-pressed....

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Features

We are all living in Kenzo’s world now

A roundup of the most important news of the week in the advertising awards world. Cannes Lions The Cannes Lions announced this week a major change among its jury selection. The total number of judges will decrease by 92 people for the 2017...

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Advertising

Tesco and Rothco break pregnancy news on TV for Christmas spot

In the latest phase of and Rothco's Christmas campaign for Tesco Ireland, “Here’s to the Hosts,” the brand broadcasted the biggest surprise yet from Dubliner, Suzin. On Monday this week (November 21), young mum, Suzin, broke the...

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Advertising

Honeycomb announce French launch at Effie Awards in Paris

Honeycomb, the revolutionary video advertising delivery platform, announced its expansion into France at the Effie France Awards Gala awards earlier this week. Refreshingly transparent and user-friendly, Honeycomb was launched earlier this year and...

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News

Annual 2017 welcomes new categories and global judging panel

With the year winding down, it's time for us to look back on what has been a particularly strong year for creative work with the announcement of a global judging panel, new categories, and the opening of early bird submissions for the 2017...

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Advertising

Omnicom launches bespoke McDonald's agency in the US

Omnicom recently announced the launch of “We Are UNLIMITED;” a new full-service advertising agency specifically created to service McDonald’s in the US. Unlimited, as the agency will be referred to, integrates strategic, creative and analytical...

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Advertising

SapientNitro and Razorfish merge to become SapientRazorfish

Publicis.Sapient, part of Publicis Groupe, recently announced the merger of SapientNitro and Razorfish to form SapientRazorfish, a supergroup agency which is designed to better fuse the significant experience and technology capability across the two...

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Advertising

Is 'Stop Funding Hate' a force for good?

In 2016, the lines between many progressive and intolerant ideals are beginning to blur at an unprecedented rate. Consider the marches currently taking place up and down the (somewhat ironically-named at this point) United States right now. These are...

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Careers

5 Steps to becoming a great Web Developer

Cogs work with developers on a daily basis and over the years they have developed a clear understanding of what sets apart the ‘amazing’ and the ‘average’. If you can make sure you are doing all of the below, then you will...

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