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Top 10 Hires of the Week

AKQA AKQA this week announced the promotion of Carlos Matias to International Design Director, effective immediately. In his new role, Carlos will oversee the design and branding practices across AKQA’s offices in the US and Europe. He will be...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

FCB Inferno - Holland & Barrett Health food retailer Holland & Barrett International has added FCB Inferno to its UK agency roster. The majority of their spend will be placed with FCB Inferno who will support their shift to a more digital and...

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News

The Top 25: What is it, who made it & how to get involved

Over the weekend we launched an exciting new part of Creativepool, the Top 25 ranking system. This initiative is a way for hard working creatives to be rewarded for the tireless work they do within the community, but to also provide a great tool for...

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Top 10 Ads of the Week

adam&eveDDB - Temptations The Temptations cat food brand launched a new online media campaign this week encouraging cat owners to remember their feline friends. Created by adam&eveDDB, the campaign’s first digital content release features a...

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DARE launch the first new Enterprise spots in two years

The polarising Brad and Dave ads for the Enterprise Rent-A-Car company have been circling the UK for two years. Now, finally, digital agency DARE has decided to upgrade the “UK car hire with US customer service” campaign by rolling out...

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Technology

The World's Largest Aircraft is a Giant Flying British Bum

A vessel said to be the world's largest aircraft has left its hangar for the first time, in preparation for a test flight. Perhaps even more notably, the aircraft in question also quite closely (and hilariously) resembles a large, human posterior,...

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Entertainment

BitTorrent offers cash grants of up to $100,000 to creatives

In many ways, it's harder than ever before to be a creative. Not only because there are more competitors than ever before to contend with, but because the kind of grants and subsidies offered to other industries are preciously difficult to come by...

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Google and adam&eveDDB discover Rio's best-kept secrets in VR

adam&eveDDB has launched the next stage of its “Hidden Cities” campaign for the Financial Times and Google. Combining Google technology with the global knowledge of FT Weekend journalists, the Hidden Cities series helps readers discover...

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Design

Airbnb launches “Samara” design and innovation studio

Initiated by Co-founder Joe Gebbia, the wildly successful online vacation home marketplace Airbnb is launching an innovation and design studio called “Samara,” which will see a multi-disciplinary design studio set up within the...

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Video Games

What Is No Man's Sky?

Unless you happen to be switched on to the gaming sphere, you might not be aware of the little indie title that could, which is poised to become the biggest hit of the summer. Where your annual Call of Duty, FIFA and Assassins Creed games arguably...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Freddy Taylor has got a Trump card

After pissing off a new neighbour during a flat warming party in 2015, Freddy Taylor serendipitously landed his current position as Art Director at Wieden + Kennedy. We chatted to him about why it feels like home... Tell us about how you started out...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Coffee, Beer and Baby Food

485 Design - 92 Beans Coffee Restaurant Brands teamed up with Mt Atkinson Coffee Roasters and 485 Design to create a new coffee brand that could be exclusively retailed at Carl's Jr restaurants throughout New Zealand.
 The name and identity of the...

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Grey London & Just So present the first Refugee Olympic Team

Last friday night at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, ten elite athletes walked out in front of a global audience of over a billion sports fans and got a well deserved standing ovation! These were not just exceptional athletes,...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

MEC Wavemaker MEC Wavemaker, the content division of MEC, has boosted its UK management line up with the appointment of Danny Weitzkorn to the new role of Content Partnerships Director. Weitzkorn joins Wavemaker from Ball Street, the UK...

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Account Wins of the Week

BMB - Hilton Hotels The BMB agency has been appointed by Hilton Worldwide to lead its social and content strategy across the EMEA region. The agency was appointed to the £9 million account without a pitch and has been tasked with assessing,...

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Top 10 Ads of the Week

McCann London - Shredded Wheat Shredded Wheat has launched a new brand platform with the message that, on a breakfast of 100% whole grain wheat, you will “Shred” life. We're talking the popular gym parlance here of course, not a...

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The diversity debate should not just be about women

Having read the debate in our industry on gender balance over the past few days, sparked by Kevin Robert's 'leave of absence', I thought it worth looking again at what can be done about equality, not just for women, but increasing diversity...

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Grey London unveil new KidZania campaign made by kids, for kids

KidZania London is a 75,000sq city where the kids are in charge. Complete with its own currency, university and more than 60 jobs for children to experience, the concept, designed to inspire, challenge and empower kids is located inside the Westfield...

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Design

Why Kanye West wants to work with IKEA

Rapper, producer and wannabe renaissance man Kanye West has declared his lofty and surprising ambitions to design for Ikea and has called for the Swedish company to collaborate with him on a furniture range. During an interview on BBC Radio 1 with DJ...