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Browse the latest news, blogs and thoughts from across the creative sector.

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

BMB - Campaign To End Loneliness BMB has been appointed to lead the Campaign to End Loneliness account, raising awareness of the issue of loneliness among older people in the UK. The first piece of work from the agency premieres on September 20th at...

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Alexa on Trial

It’s in our nature to rebel. As teenagers, or in retirement, we don’t really like to be told what to do. And we enjoy a good bit of mischief! It’s part of what makes us human. In today’s brave new world of artificial intelligence (AI) our...

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Inspiration

Don’t let the obsession kill you

Ever since I remember I was always obsessed with something. The first obsession I remember taking over me was collecting Lego sets at a very young age. It drove my dad insane, because living in post-communist Poland western Lego sets were pretty...

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Advice

The power of storytelling in a video-first world

According to Mark Zuckerberg, we’re entering a golden age of video, and in five years most of what people consume online will be exactly that - video. By 2019, 80% of the world’s internet traffic will be video. Cisco Study, 2015...

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Advertising

#SummerSOwhite live nationwide

Following the success of this year's #EasterSOwhite, Primesight is pleased to once again be showcasing work from the #SoWhiteProject. The work will be live this weekend across Primesight's entire digital 48-sheet and 96-sheet estate. #SummerSOwhite...

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Video Games

Ogilvy and Gentleman Scholar Help Lenovo(TM) Bring Gaming to Life

NEW YORK and HOLLYWOOD – A cinematic new animated trailer for Lenovo's Legion brand is debuting online and in targeted media outlets all around the world this week. The project was conceived by creatives at Ogilvy & Mather New York in partnership...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Nando's picks AnalogFolk to run digital account AnalogFolk has been named UK digital agency of record for Nando’s, following a competitive pitch that saw off AKQA and Dare. The Observatory International drew up the shortlist but Nando’s...

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News

CONNECT 2017: New speakers and keynote sessions announced

London, the melting a pot of creatives, creative enterprises and the home to our inaugural festival, CONNECT 2017. Join us at Juju Bar and Stage at the iconic Old Truman Brewery on Thursday 14th September 2017 from 11:30-23:00 to inspire, engage...

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Features

Coloro: The story so far with Thorsten Traugott

The global b2b media company Ascential, home to WGSN and Cannes Lions, has launched a revolutionary new product set to contemporize the global color industry: Coloro - The Color Code. Refined with 20 years of scientific innovation led by CTIC (China...

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Features

Creative Opinions: James Damore's Google Memo

Last week, there was a great deal of smoke being blown surrounding the memo released by Google employee James Damore, which inferred that women were biologically inferior to their male counterparts when it came to computer science and coding. These...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

VML VML has promoted God-is Rivera to the newly created position of Director of Inclusion and Cultural Resonance. Rivera has been a key part of the evolution of VML’s Inclusion & Diversity committee. Being a black woman in the advertising industry...

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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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Advertising

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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Advertising

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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