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Trends

Converagency: The device of our time

In times full of powerful stimuli that come from a multiplicity of channels, there is a need to think, to be, to live and to create outside the box in order to communicate honestly. A 360° perspective is no longer enough. It might seem...

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Account Wins of the Week

PHD – Sainsbury's Sainsbury's has confirmed that PHD has won its consolidated £115m media planning and buying account, ending the long-running drama over the account review. A source close to the supermarket giant said PHD eventually triumphed...

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Design

First look: Product Launches

designjunction is set to be the platform for hundreds of product launches from global brands including: Another Country, Bethan Gray, Channels, Deadgood, Design House Stockholm, Friends & Founders, Humanscale, LSA International, Icons of Denmark,...

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Inspiration

Homefarm: A very modern old age

We spend inconceivable hours dreaming of what our future might hold. How many kids we might have, if any at all. What kind of car we might drive. Where we might live. Yet, there’s a perception that once you cross the threshold into old age...

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News

CONNECT 2017 - our first festival comes to London!

As the creative industries connector, we are excited to announce the launch of CONNECT, on Thursday 14th September 2017 from 11:30-23:00. Building on the success of the annual London Pool Party, CONNECT is the creative industry’s day festival,...

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Features

Brands and the Cult of Celebrity

Greenlight’s Tim Waine on how icons can still breathe new life into brand campaigns. Remember that ad featuring Cheryl Cole and L’Oréal? Times and trends may change, but celebrity brand endorsements remain one of the most powerful...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Poetry, hair, taxis and other stories

Pentagram - Poetry Foundation A Pentagram New York team led by Michael Bierut have designed a new, typography-based visual identity for US-based organisation The Poetry Foundation. The organisation, based in Chicago, is a literary group and...

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How to get your first job in CG

When applying for a job, people often say it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Well, we call BS on that. In our industry, talent and creativity are obviously paramount. But that’s a little vague, isn’t it? What are...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

CHI&Partners CHI&Partners CEO Sarah Golding has appointed two new Joint Managing Directors to support her in the day-to-day running of the agency, promoting former Head of Account Management Gary Simmons (right) and Joint Head of Planning Sarah...

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Technology

That Google Memo: The sacking, the fallout and everything else

Last weekend, an internal memo from a Google software engineer with an incendiary title and even more incendiary content, went viral. Yesterday, it was confirmed that the employee who birthed the memo had been fired. The real question on everyone's...

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Advice

Time Management Tips for Creative People

If you work in an industry that involves creativity, you are probably used to working at some pretty strange hours. That sort of just seems to come with the territory. But, this can end up backfiring on you when you find yourself working at all hours...

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Features

Creativity: an ode to joy, not a song to drudgery

Imagine if Ludwig van Beethoven were around today. With so many distractions and crazy growing technology, would he be as musically creative as when he was only surrounded by his imagination, piano keys and silence? The truth is… it’s...

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Technology

Waste Away: Eco answers to the throwaway crisis

Our first problem; The Earth’s population will reach almost 10 billion by 2050 and, if that prediction proves true, it means that we’ll need to double the amount of crops grown in order to feed the mouths of the many. Astonishingly, we...

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Entertainment

The first ‘literal’ Game of Thrones marathon

There are a lot of things Game of Thrones fans would do in order to be the first to see the latest episode. Indeed, the sheer amount of people who jumped on the recently released leak is a testament to that fact. But how many people would run a...

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Advertising

Joint and Badger brewery give one fan the ultimate beer shed

Joint is launching the latest instalment of “Ultimate Beer Sheds,” a content series for the Badger brewery that partners with Unilad to showcase the ‘ultimate beer shed’ created for lucky Badger fans. Celebrating the British love affair with...

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Advertising

Can you spot what's wrong with this hotel?

Human trafficking, which is not typically perceived to be a problem in Canada, is one of growing concern across the country. More than 90% of the victims of sex trafficking within Canada come from Canada. Young Canadian girls of all socio-economic...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Engine (Fuel) Engine has hired Will Lowe (left) to lead Fuel, its marketing data and analytics consultancy, and promoted former CEO Charles Ping (right) to the new position of Chairman as the company targets further UK and international growth. Lowe...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

BBD Perfect Storm - The London Fire Brigade The London Fire Brigade has appointed BBD Perfect Storm to handle a new campaign to recruit firefighters that will be launched later in 2017. BBD Perfect Storm was selected to work on the two-year...

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