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Account Wins of the Week

UM - iZettle UM has won a four-way competitive pitch to become the exclusive UK media agency and lead agency for Europe for financial technology company iZettle. UM will handle all planning and buying for iZettle on an ongoing basis. This is...

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Events

London Design Fair: Dutch Stuff

This September is the first time that Dutch design will have a dedicated presence at London Design Fair, as over 65 studios, collectives, labels and independent makers from the Netherlands come together for an unprecedented national showcase. Dutch...

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VCCP appoints John Cherry as creative director

VCCP are thrilled to announce the arrival of John Cherry as creative director to the expanding creative department following new business successes this year including Cadbury, Domino’s, Suzuki and Britvic. A hugely talented creative, he comes...

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Events

DWA Presents Ultimate Events, September Edition, Part II

With each new day, you can guarantee that some very bright people are planning get-togethers designed to have massive impacts for everyone involved. The settings can be musical, artistic, creative, academic or business-focused; these are events you...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Rum, recipes, railways and other stories

The Specialist Works - Gousto Recipe box company, Gousto, has unveiled a rebrand, reflecting its commitment to offering families ‘good food all round’. The new brand identity is the next phase of a major growth strategy for Gousto, who...

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Top Hires of the Week

Publicis London To support Publicis London’s expansive growth over the last two years with the appointments of big accounts such as Morrisons, P&G Dish, Heineken global digital, and the IOC (International Olympic Committee), and reinforcing...

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Account Wins and Acquisitions of the Week

Uncommon Creative Studio - Halo Coffee/Headstart This week saw the launch of Uncommon Creative Studio, which has been built with one singular mission. In a world where people wouldn’t care if most brands disappeared tomorrow, Uncommon wants to...

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Features

Creative Foundations for VR

Opinion by Tom Fenwick-Smith, Creative Director, REWIND Back when I began my journey in advertising, digital advertising was pretty niche - above-the-line was still king; Facebook and Twitter were the new kids on the block. We knew they were going...

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Top Hires of the Week

CHI&Partners CHI&Partners has added three new multi-award-winners to its creative department, bringing in Howard Green and Kate Allsop from Grey London and Alice Burton from Y&R London. At Grey, Allsop was part of the team behind News UK’s...

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Events

DWA brings you the September Creative Calendar, Part I

With each new day, you can guarantee that some very bright people are planning get-togethers designed to have massive impacts for everyone involved. The settings can be musical, artistic, creative, academic or business-focused; these are events you...

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Trends

A study of a new simplicity in design

Each year we are presented with a new wave of minimalism. Our lives are full on, cluttered and constant. As a result we desire a sense of stripped back clarity. As this desire for all things simple continues to grow, we are noticing more elegant and...

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Advice

How your small business can grow with the help of iPhone apps?

When you’re running a small business on your own then you need all the help you can get. The powerful apps discussed here will help take your organizational and management skills to the next level. Calendar apps for better self-management and...

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Account Wins and Acquisitions of the Week

Publicis - Diesel Diesel, the legendary fashion brand part of the OTB group, has appointed Publicis Italia, the agency led by Bruno Bertelli, Global Chief Creative Officer of Publicis WW, to handle its global creative and strategy account. The...

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Top Hires of the Week

McCann London McCann London has hired the dynamic creative team behind the multi award-winning Freedom Brewery campaign; Will Cottam and James Crosby. Joining from CHI & Partners, where they spent 4.5 years, Cottam and Crosby produced work for Lexus...

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Ads of the Week

The Full Service - Macmillan Brave The Shave The striking black and white images featured in the clip above show the parents, partners and loved ones of people with cancer seconds after having all their hair shaved off in a bid to help others with...

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Video Games

The blue shells and the bob-ombs of Gamescom 2017

Gamescom is, to all intents and purposes, very much the sexier, more refined European cousin to E3’s bold, brash American convention. If E3 is a Michael Bay movie (all big bucks, explosions and exposition), then Gamescom, which wrapped up this week...

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Inspiration

Five Reasons to use Professional Creative Crowdsourcing

Businesses have been using the internet to outsource work to the crowd for over ten years now. Coined “crowdsourcing” by Wired writer Jeff Howe in 2006, brands continue to dabble with the art with varied success. In just the world of...

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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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