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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Crispin Porter + Bogusky

Copenhagen creates the Breathalyzela Over the last decade or so, the monumentally annoying Vuvuzela has become an icon of football fandom. Now for the UEFA Euros, Carlsberg is bringing back the hated horn for a good cause. To help fans celebrate...

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Advertising

Agencies share rejected Remain posters post-Brexit

I've waffled on enough already about the unmitigated disaster that has been the Brexit, and it's unlikely that a better advertising campaign could have saved us from the gallows, but it's still fun sometimes to ask ourselves “What If?” In...

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Inspiration

The Real Deal

My inspiration from this year’s Festival of Creativity in Cannes came from experiencing people who were the Real Deal. ‘Real Deal’ness was heard in every word of Condé Nast Artistic Director Anna Wintour’s elegant...

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Advice

Going freelance? We wrote the book

Going freelance: being your own boss, working flexibly, and taking charge in an industry you love. For many creative types, successful self-employment is the dream. As companies realise the benefits of outsourcing projects, the opportunity to...

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Inspiration

Focal Point: Challenging perspectives with TAVO Studio

Having worked with clients such as Nike, MTV and Ford, TAVO Studio are well known across Europe for their eye-dazzling graphics that effortlessly play with perspectives, forms and fluids to deliver award winning campaigns. The Madrid-based studio...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Forever Hope to Netflix

Branch - Forever Hope Foundation The Branch consultancy has worked on the development strategy and brand identity for the charity startup Forever Hope Foundation (FHF), which was set up to partner with other charities and run high-end events for...

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Advertising

Droga5 make goths smile

If there's one thing we don't see enough of in modern advertising, it's goths. OK, that might be something of an exaggeration, but they are a certainly subsection of the population who have gone unloved for the best part of the last decade. Indeed,...

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Technology

Tech Hacks: Ink mapping technology brings tattoos to life

Tattooing is a varied art form, the oldest tattoos ever discovered were found on the body of Ötzi the Iceman who lived sometime around the late 4th millennium BC. And over the centuries tattooing has been used by clans, oriental cultures,...

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Advertising

Top Account Wins and Acquisitions of the Week

Yard - ROX Jewellery retailer ROX has selected technical marketing agency Yard to manage digital marketing for the rox.co.uk domain, commencing this month, with the project covering search, content, conversion rate optimisation and analytics. Yard...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Cheil London Cheil London has boosted its creative department with two new hires. Nick Craske joins as Creative Director, working across all the agency's accounts, and Georgia Barretta takes up the new role of Creative Director Design. Craske joins...

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Design

Aesthetic Alerts: Brutalist design takes over the web

I always hated Craigslist. I found the website ugly, difficult to use and generally just an assault on my senses so I always avoided it. But it turns out I was behind with the times, Craigslist was way ahead of the pack with its terrible user...

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Entertainment

Breaking the band in Cannes with MEC Wavemaker

I spent the better part of my late teens and early twenties as part of an unsuccessful progressive rock band called Dead Letter Office, and the best part of my late twenties in an equally unsuccessful outfit called Rubicava. So, when it comes to the...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

B-Reel London - Gemfields Rather slim pickings this week, as ad land rallies to nurse its collective hangover from the Cannes Lions and the Brexit vote. Up first is this quite remarkable campaign from creative agency B-Reel & B-Reel Films. Together,...

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Advertising

Benefit and ODD create the perfect brow with The Great Browdini

Benefit Cosmetics has partnered with ODD, the creative agency that specialises in helping the world's best-loved fashion and lifestyle brands translate their ambitions into results, to introduce “The Great Browdini.” This fashionable...

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Advertising

Cannes Lions 2016: The Grand Prix Winners

While the 2016 Cannes Lions has been and gone, now that the dust has settled, and we've all gotten over our collective hangover, let's take a gander at all 27 of the major winners from the festival. Below you'll find every 2016 Cannes Lions Grand...

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Social Media

The refugee crisis story on NBC news

The Londoner was working in central Afghanistan when he stepped on a landmine and lost both legs and an arm five years ago. He has endured more than 30 operations since then. "I understand what it is to suffer from war," the 44-year-old said as he...

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Trends

Can AI produce original content?

A story caught my eye this morning: ‘In Japan, an artificial intelligence has been appointed creative director.’ Yes, you read correctly. This is the news that McCann Japan has created a robot, AI-CD β, that can analyse creative...

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Design

Six stellar brands at #djKX

Take a look at some of the leading international design brands on show at Cubitt House - the ultimate trade destination during #LDF16. Featuring more than 70 exhibitors, Cubitt House will showcase cutting-edge furniture and accessories, as well as...

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Features

Information Animation from Nucco Brain

Member Agency and storytelling studio Nucco Brain created an animation-led internal comms campaign for John Lewis, to educate partners about a new pension scheme. We spoke to Managing Director, Stefano Morrone, about how the agency approached the...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Droga5

London office has a very cynical and satirical response to Brexit Unless you've been living under the an actual rock for the last few days, even if you live outside of Europe, you'll undoubtedly have heard of the the current turmoil that's been...

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Advertising

MEC Manchester's Wavemaker start-up hub claims two more winners

MEC Manchester announced this week that Never No and Flow XO have won the opportunity to work within its new MEC Wavemaker start-up hub, following a competition held at the search, analytics and social conference SASCON last week. The two start-ups...