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Features

Im a expret and a gruu. It says so on my websight.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll belong to quite a lot of LinkedIn groups that are relevant to your area of work. For me, a lot of these are copywriting-specific groups, but I also belong to others to do with subjects like SEO, social...

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Leaders

Foster + Partners exhibition to open in Bangkok

‘Foster + Partners: The Art of Architecture’ will be staged at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) from 4 April to 29 June 2014. The touring exhibition is the first survey of the practice’s work in Thailand and follows...

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Leaders

DigitasLBi announce a major promotion and a fresh hire

DigitasLBi had two major announcements to make yesterday, both coming at a time when the agency is striving to transform its clients brands for the digital age. The first came in the form of David Carr, who has been appointed as the new strategy...

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Leaders

L'Wren Scott and the battle for creative identity.

This week we all heard the sad news that fashion designer L'Wren Scott was found hanged in an apparent suicide in her New York apartment on Monday. Although a successful fashion designer in her own right and professional model before this, Scott's...

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Leaders

Phil Dowgierd joins Tribal Worldwide Sydney as MD

DDB Group Sydney announced today that Phil Dowgierd has been appointed as managing director for Tribal Worldwide Sydney. Dowgierd moves to the DDB Group from AKQA, where he led a group of 60 individuals focusing on the global platform development,...

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Leaders

DraftFCB South Africa announce new name and CI roll-out

Brett Morris, CEO of DraftFCB South Africa, announced yesterday his agency is planning to roll-out a rebranding campaign, following on from the announcements on the 10th of March that the entire global network and all of its collective agencies is to...

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Leaders

VCCP to tailor ads specifically for comparethemarket.com.au

The Australian branch of comparison website comparethemarket.com is set to focus on more localised content with a new campaign spearheaded by international full service creative agency VCCP. The brand will launch the latest instalment in its wildly...

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Inspiration

The car ad without the car: Land Rover #Hibernot

I don’t want to jinx it or anything, but hasn’t the weather been glorious over the past few days? Warm enough to potter around the garden in a t-shirt, I even slapped on some factor 10 sun cream, being the pasty ginge that I am. And...

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Leaders

Prince Harry's Invictus Games branded by Lambie-Nairn

A sporting event for sick, injured and wounded servicemen and women was recently announced by HRH Prince Harry, himself a serviceman who took the title of the 'Invictus Games' from the famous William Ernest Henley poem of the same name, which...

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Inspiration

The cupcake gambit. Annoying people as an advertising strategy.

Back in the eighties, I worked for a radio station which ran a campaign for a double glazing firm. This campaign never actually ended. Like those sofa sales, it just continued year in, year out. The ads were very straightforward, consisting of little...

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Leaders

Moxie and Engauge Marketing unite under the Moxie banner

Digital advertising agencies Moxie and Engauge Marketing LLC announced yesterday that they intend to unite their brands under the 'Moxie' name, forming a fully integrated advertising and digital company in the process. Engauge became part of the...

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Leaders

What a spectacle. Why most people will never wear Google Glass.

Right now, the SXSW music festival is in full flow in Austin Texas. What's more, I believe Creativepool's glorious leader Mike Tomes is there, doing his funky thing. Anyway, following the event on Twitter, I noticed someone reporting a bearded fellow...

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Leaders

BBD Perfect Storm scoops up a Dream account

After having scooped a huge account in the form of the Prudential's 'PruProtect' life insurance business at the end of last month, BBD Perfect Storm now adds another wealthy string to its bow in the form of bed specialist 'Dreams', who yesterday...

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Features

There’s a new villain in town… #GoodToBeBad

‘Have you ever noticed how, in Hollywood movies, all the villains are played by Brits?’ asks a dinner-jacketed Sir Ben Kingsley in the commercial for the new Jaguar F-Type Coupe. Entitled ‘Rendezvous’ and aired at the Super...

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Leaders

JWT Focus on the Future, Celebrating 150 Years in the Business

Global advertising agency JWT will this year be celebrating a landmark anniversary. 150 years ago on the 5th of December 1864, William James Carlton opened 'Carlton & Smith' as a newspaper space brokerage. 14 years later, James Walter Thompson (the...

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Workshop

No reply. Are contact forms a waste of time and pixels?

Recently, I spotted something of interest on the site of a firm of creative recruitment consultants. Clicking through to their 'contact us' page, I was pleased to notice a statement declaring their belief in common courtesy, backed with a promise to...

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Leaders

JWT London handed the digital reigns by Rowntree's

Leading advertising agency JTW London has recently been named as the agency responsible for all digital business (marketing, social media and more) for confectionary brand Rowntree's. The partnership will commence in earnest this coming spring. The...