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Technology

Does the Oculus Rift set the standard for VR in 2016?

In the interest of balance, Iv'e decided to cover the news currently rocking the tech world as more of a think piece taking a thorough look on both sides of the fence. First, however, the facts:- It seems like forever and a day that we’ve been...

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Technology

Amsterdam: The City of the Future

3D printed houses and bridges, clean air, sustainable office spaces and coffee delivered by drone at the tap of an app. If this sounds like sci-fi to you then you need to visit Amsterdam. It’s the city of the future, and this is all a reality...

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Top 5 Ads of the Week

BMF - ALDI Whilst it was once seen as the butt of a not particularly amusing joke, thanks to a significant brand refresh over the last few years, ALDI is now known for everyday groceries, special buys and low prices. However ALDI still isn’t...

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Public Health England track our sugar intake with ingenious new app

A new app that tells parents and children how much sugar is in the food they eat has been launched by Public Health England (PHE) in a bid to combat obesity and encourage families to lead a healthier lifestyle. The new free Sugar Smart app forms part...

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The Stagwell Group makes a major digital acquisition

Adding to its agency portfolio, the Stagwell Group has announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Code and Theory, a digital creative shop based in New York with offices in Atlanta, London, San Francisco, and Manila, the Philippines. Code and...

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Agency of the Week: Wieden+Kennedy

Translating New Year resolutions for Booking.com Booking.com recently revealed the “Best 2016 Ever” campaign from Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, which encourages people to turn their (most likely) doomed New Year’s resolutions into...

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GPY&R drive giant Christmas presents across Australia

Christmas is generally all about the big impressions, even if we like to fool ourselves into believing it's all about family and friends. Adland knows this all too well, so in the week leading up to Christmas, while everyone else was busy wrapping...

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Technology

Mark Zuckerberg wants to be Iron Man

When you think of Mark Zuckerberg, you don't automatically think of Iron Man. Indeed, the only thing the Facebook CEO has in common with Tony Stark is his vast fortune, but he does have the means to create his very own digital butler. Yes, the JARVIS...

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Taylor Herring helps us get Fit Kwik without being a dick

Of all the nauseatingly predictable New Year’s resolutions, there can be none as odious as the half-arsed gym membership. This is an especially frustrating anomaly for those that actually use the gym on a regular basis, as it makes the fitness...

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Shaping the Landscape: Technology Trends in 2016

In a supplemental piece to my weekly tech roundup from yesterday, I'll be looking forward and examining the trends that look set to take the tech world by storm this year. In many ways, whilst it was a fine year indeed, 2015 didn’t see many...

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Design

BBC Three combat new logo criticism with satirical comedy

Red Bee Media has designed a new logo for BBC Three, which has replaced the word “Three” with a more direct and confrontational symbol, which underlines the channel's vibrant, youth-focused content. The entire brand has been repositioned...

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Why Epson are literally swimming in ink

On 21st December, printer giants Epson teamed-up with sportswear company Triflare to create swimsuits for Epson's "Swimming In Ink" event, that heralded the availability of Epson's innovative new EcoTank™ printers, with performances by the U.S....

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Features

Focal Point: From Graffiti to Screen Printing with ZEBU

How would you sum up ZEBU? ZEBU are an art and illustration duo from Berlin. Our work is bold, reduced and humorous. How did you guys get started in the industry? We have our roots in graffiti and urban art culture. Back in the day we were a...

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Features

The Brand Case Studies: KITE Eyewear

KITE is a UK-based optometry brand making waves with its innovative ‘eyewear’ and ‘eyecare’ products. Founder Asad Hamir was frustrated at optometry’s sterile marketplace and sensing that it lacked innovation or...

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Brothers and Sisters tell a heart-warming tale for Center Parcs

Center Parcs has unveiled a new TV advertisement as part of a broader £5 million marketing campaign from creative agency Brothers and Sisters, which celebrates family time in a charming and touching way. The novel twist here, is that instead of...

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Design

3D-printed Palmyra Arch coming to London and New York in 2016

The ruins of the Temple of Bel in Syria were among the best preserved at Palmyra until they were destroyed by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria last August. The only remaining monument of the over 2,000 year old UNESCO World Heritage Site...

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AMV BBDO named the Best Agency in the World by Bestads

As you can probably imagine, news from adland is scarce indeed at this time of year, so instead of looking forward, we're looking back just one more time here on the glory year that was 2015. Bestadsontv, the website that showcases the best in global...

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Technology

The Latest Highlights and Trends in Tech

First off the bat, let me take this opportunity to wish all my fellow Creativepoolers a happy and prosperous new year! 2015 was certainly an exciting one in the tech world, but with a 2016 looking to herald the dawn of mainstream virtual reality, the...

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Top Ten Ads of 2015

J. Walter Thompson London - KitKat As the countdown to the festive season began in earnest, millions of Brits had one worried eye on the exhausting side of Christmas. On top of this, they had to contend with more and more banal Christmas ads,...

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Design

The Top Design Stories of 2015

January: Charlie Hebdo cover unites millions against religious fascism For this one, there really are no words that would suffice. It does, however, underline the power that powerful and intelligent creative work still has to bring us together, even...

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The Top Technology Stories of 2015

January: Google lets users design their own phones Internet kingpins Google unveiled a new prototype this year for their modular smartphone, which will allow users to swap out components and essentially design their own phones. The phone will work...

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The Top Advertising Stories of 2015

It's been one hell of a year, so boiling it all down into a few humble little articles is no easy task. But we're going to try. This year we expanded our horizons a little bit, encompassing the entire creative spectrum, and as such, these lists will...

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Get the chance to be crowned the Best of 2015

2015 has been fierce. Creativity has been challenged by new realities, new mediums, new conversations, and a new Internet of Things. If you're an individual or agency that has your finger on this pulse then we would like to recognise you as...

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New campaign draws US tourists to the UK

Harnessing the power of social media to inspire more visitors to come and explore what makes Britain a great destination is the focus of a campaign launched in New York by UK Culture Secretary John Whittingdale. The Great Britain 'Home of Amazing...

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Design

The Week in Design

Price Philip Designers Prize set to return in 2016 The Prince Philip Designers Prize, which was run by the Design Council from 1959 to 2011, is set to return next year. The annual prize will now be run by the Chartered Society of Designers, which...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

The Mars Agency The Mars Agency has begun its 2016 fiscal year with the promotion of Darren Keen from Managing Director, Europe to Chief Executive Officer, Europe. For 43 years the agency has operated under one Global CEO, and the addition of CEO,...

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Top 5 Account Wins of the Week

TBWA\Chiat\Day - Sport Chek Sport Chek, one of Canada's largest retailer of athletic clothing and equipment, has selected TBWA\Chiat\Day as its lead creative and strategic partner following a review. The assignment was previously handled by the...

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New York Festivals 2016 Torch Awards Officially Open

The 2016 Torch Awards is now officially open for entry, with New York Festivals inviting young creative talent from the ages of 18-27 to take part in the third annual initiative, which is a unique competition exploring a different creative challenge...

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Agency of the Week: TBWA Worldwide

TBWA\Paris create a gender-free Christmas What worldview are we giving to our children? That's the question that food retailer Système U has tasked itself with answering over the 2015 Christmas period with an ambitious, and actually rather...