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Entertainment

Proximity introduce us to the Orgasm Sound Library

A total of 22.5% of Spanish women reportedly never or rarely orgasm during sexual intercourse, although many of them feel under pressure to do so (and, what’s more, in the manner that their male partners expect). This means that 52% fake it...

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Video Games

Super Nintendo Land: Mario kart, leaked plans and patents

Anyone who has ever cursed the name of a blue shell or screamed bloody murder at a well placed banana peel will undoubtedly be planning a trip to Japan at some point in the near future. I'm referring, of course, to the Nintendo theme park currently...

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Advertising

Uber launches first major UK TV campaign

Uber appears to be quite aggressively targeting the UK with its new brand campaign “Where to?” The campaign saw Uber’s first UK TV advert air at the weekend, with a series of out-of-home media also going live from today. The...

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Advertising

Grey Germany shockingly opens people's eyes to the horror of FGM

Worldwide more than 200 million women are affected by the cruel “tradition” of FGM (female genital mutilation), with over 48,000 of them living in Germany. Nevertheless, the problem is simply not visible to most people. TERRE DES FEMMES...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Snacks, whales, dolphins and other stories

BrandOpus - 9NINE 9NINE has unveiled a new identity and packaging for their range of healthy snacks with the help of leading strategic brand packaging design agency BrandOpus. Originally named “9Bar,” the brand needed to elevate itself...

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Advertising

Wieden+Kennedy celebrate a year of Pokémon Go

It might not seem like it, it's been almost a year since the international phenomenon that was Pokémon Go made its debut. Whilst the numbers of Pokémon players has dwindled significantly in recent months, the game still rides high on both the Apple...

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Technology

Google Ad Blocker: Don't get too excited, it might be a bad thing

Google recently announced that it will launch a version of the Chrome web browser that will automatically block intrusive ads in early 2018, following an earlier announcement from Apple that it too would be introducing an ad blocker to its Safari web...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Mediacom North MediaCom North, already one of the biggest billing agency outside London, is setting its sights even higher by creating a new board of directors for the group which now includes the recently acquired Code Computerlove (Code). Paul...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

PRMEDIACO - Valencia The Valencia Region Tourism Board has selected PR MEDIACO to run its PR activity in the UK market throughout 2017. The remit involves the promotion of the whole Valencia Region, Eastern Spain, which includes well-known...

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News

Cannes Lions 2017: Top parties you must attend

As adland prepares to descend upon the south of France for the annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, we have pulled together a list of the parties you should definitely be seen at. Please note, most events are exclusive and...

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Advertising

General Election 2017: Adland Roundup

It's finally here. The 8th of June, 2017. Snap UK General Election Day. A day that will live in infamy. Probably. In all honesty, the vast majority of us are probably just glad we can finally draw a line under all of this divisive piffle tomorrow and...

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Advice

How to create ideas collectively

There’s no such thing as “creative genius”. Everyone can be creative with the right tools and methods. As a matter of fact, we are more creative when we are working together with others. I have listed six steps to use when you...

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Advertising

Wieden+Kennedy unveil Equinox LGBTQAlphabet

Lifestyle brand Equinox has unveiled “LGBTQAlphabet: Six Letters Will Never Be Enough,” a short film that expands the definition of “LGBTQA” into a full alphabet with 26 distinct opportunities to proudly communicate who you...

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Advertising

Vivendi announces Havas purchase agreement with the Bolloré Group

Vivendi announced today that it has entered into the purchase agreement with the Bolloré Group regarding the approximately 60% majority stake Bolloré Group holds in Havas. The execution of this agreement by Vivendi's Management Board follows the...

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Advertising

BrewDog offer free beer to voters on Election Day

In a move that trumps even Banksy and his free art print ploy, the craft beer maestros at BrewDog are reportedly rewarding people with free beer if they vote in the General Election on June 8. The craft brewer is rewarding voters a free Punk IPA at...

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Features

The need for a Strong and Stable message

On the 18th April, Theresa May left the door of 10 Downing Street and stood in front of the world’s media to announce that she was calling a general election. In her speech, she said, “Last summer after the country voted to leave the EU, Britain...

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Design

Banksy withdraws anti-Tory free print election offer

UPDATE: Since the original article was posted (below) on Tuesday morning (June 6), Banksy has withdrawn his offer to send a limited edition print of a new piece to voters shunning Conservative general election candidates in and around his home city...

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Awards

Deadline Looming: Enter The Lovie Awards by the 9th of June

There’s still time to enter for the chance to be honoured as the best of the European Internet. Previous winners include creative titans like 2016 Lovie Agency of the Year Cheil Germany (pictured), as well as smaller studios like...

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Technology

The top 5 big announcements from Apple's WWDC17

Some major changes are coming to Apple's software according to CEO Tim Cook, who shared details with the tech community and the world at large this Monday at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference. There are also a few big hardware refreshes on...

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Design

7,000,000 jars of Nutella designed by an algorithm

An algorithm has usurped the traditional role of a designer to generate millions of unique, special edition packaging designs for Nutella, the legendary hazelnut chocolate spread brand. The custom algorithm pulls from a database of dozens of patterns...

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Economy

Interbrand announces breakthrough brands of 2017

What are the qualities that allow for some startups to soar, whilst so many others like it stumble at the first hurdle? That’s what global brand consultancy Interbrand set out to understand with its Breakthrough Brands report, now in its second...

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Technology

iris build a physical Give Button for Save the Children

Save the Children has developed a physical Give Button offering donors access to frictionless one-touch giving, on impulse in the home. The button, currently in prototype stage, has been designed for supporters who want a way to give frequently to a...

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Advertising

adam&eveDDB deconstruct The AA with a singing baby

We’ve seen the BBC, the Post Office and even British Gas undergo ‘brand transformation’, taking off their twinset and pearls and becoming modern, relevant and innovative. The AA, that bastion of British history and hero of the British motorist,...

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Advertising

Group M merge MEC and Maxus in major shake-up

It was announced this week that Group M will merge both the global operations and teams of its MEC and Maxus agencies into a brand new agency, which has yet to be named. This currently nameless agency will be led by MEC's Global CEO, Tim Castree,...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Above+Beyond Following a flurry of new business wins, including Ornua Foods, which has seen Above + Beyond propelled up the rankings table, the agency has made two senior hires to its creative department. Ben Da Costa has been hired as Creative...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

DCT8 - McLaren London-based media agency DCT8 has won the European Regional Office account for the high-performance and luxury sports car manufacturer McLaren Automotive Ltd. DCT8 Ltd, a full-service, global media agency, won the account as a result...

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