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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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Advertising

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...

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Advertising

J. Walter Thompson Company acquires iStrategyLabs in the US

WPP has announced that J. Walter Thompson Company, its wholly owned global marketing communications agency, has agreed to acquire iStrategyLabs, otherwise known as “ISL,” a full service digital agency, in the US, in order to expand its...

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Advertising

Smell like McCann with the “Eau de Créativité” perfume

If you've ever genuinely wanted to literally smell like an advertising agency then I frankly feel a little sorry for you. I mean, as someone who has spent a fair amount time in a handful of agency offices across the country, there's nothing...

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Your unconscious bias is showing, Kevin Roberts

Saatchi & Saatchi's Kevin Roberts exposed an unconscious bias with his controversial comments about gender diversity, but the debate is far from over, says the founder of Creative Equals. Kevin Roberts, Saatchi & Saatchi executive chairman and head...

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Social Media

Brass creates huge new digital marketing campaign for Ribena

Brass has successfully launched a huge new digital marketing campaign for Ribena. The digital-led campaign is a first for the Ribena brand and will include amplification of content in social media. The high-profile marketing campaign kicked off on...

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Trends

5 Golden rules for soft drinks branding

Naturally I assume that your product is great tasting, offers something new and interesting for a specific consumer, and keeps its promises. But wait…. is that enough? Creating top-drawer branding and packaging for any new drink has never been...

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Technology

Brand Case Studies: How Vinaya made wearable tech emotional

Vinaya is one-part design studio and one-part research lab, a brand cleverly positioned at the juncture between human experience and technology, interested in finding new ways to unite the two in a less absent-minded future. Kate Unsworth,...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Catching up with character expert, Studio Murugiah

Studio Murugiah is an award-winning multidisciplinary creative studio based in London, specialising in illustration, art direction, typography and design. Having produced work for Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Little White Lies, Scribbler and LEON, as...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Kentucky to Outer Space

Beardwood & Co - Iron-Tek Beardwood & Co took inspiration from a classic American poster by Harold Von Schmidt for a packaging and ID rebrand of the Iron-Tek protein supplement range, in what its agency is referring to, rather boldly, as a...

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Advertising

krow and DFS celebrate Great Brits in Team GB brand film

Throughout the upcoming Rio Olympics, DFS will be promoting their official Team GB partnership by celebrating the hard work that goes into getting to the top of your game. The campaign is based around a new brand film, created by krow communications,...

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News

Harley-Davidson and AKQA set young Japanese salarymen free

“Go Live, Go Ride: Harley-Davidson Weekend Ride” is an online-based campaign developed by AKQA that gives people the chance to ride one of the brand’s iconic bikes for a full weekend. The campaign aims give Japan's notoriously...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

TMW Unlimited TMW Unlimited has poached SapientNitro Associate Creative director Jamie Coggans to work across its award-winning Unilever account. Coggans joins the agency in the same role and will be partnered with Jeff Bowerman, the Creative...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

McCann London - Kew Foundation The Kew Foundation, the charitable arm of the world famous Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, has hired McCann London following a competitive pitch. The agency has been hired to support the charity’s fundraising...

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Features

Meet Award Winning Designer, Rick Banks aka Face37

Rick Banks is an award winning, London-based designer, otherwise known as Face37. He has created brand identities, bespoke typefaces and logo designs for some of the world’s biggest companies, including Triumph, Douwe Egberts, Nike and Adidas....

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Advertising

Havas Canada and the Future of Food

Havas Canada has published an article about the group's latest study: Eaters Digest: The Future of Food, analyzing the food industry as part of its Prosumer series of reports. The document investigates changes in the sector, industry trends, and the...

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PIA advocates cultural cohesion and justice

The PIA Agency launched a social justice campaign today. The San Diego based agency has produced an emotional short film called "Protect the Dream," highlighting the recent and recurring acts of violence and discrimination based on race and religion....