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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Karmarama - Confused In the first of four major wins this week, Karmarama has won the account for Confused.com, an ambitious brand in a competitive and highly creative sector. The pitch process began at the beginning of the year and was against...

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Features

#fansofcannes: The Airbnb Rebrand

A lot has been said about the Airbnb redesign. I’ve read numerous articles, blogs and pithy tweets on the subject. I’ve also seen plenty of iterations of the logo in the digital sphere. The mark itself is designed so that everyone can...

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Advertising

Channel 4 announce shortlist for Superhumans Wanted initiative

Channel 4 has announced the final eight brands and advertising agencies shortlisted for its Superhumans Wanted initiative following almost 90 brands and agencies pitching campaign ideas featuring disability and disabled talent to win £1 million...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Publicis

Publicis Conseil launch digital Renault F1 campaign Publicis Conseil & Renault have released a bold new digital campaign, which will lead to some lucky fans having their names printed on the Renault F1 car at the next Grand Prix. The idea behind the...

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Economy

UK Creatives say NO to Brexit

Brexit is the nonsensical word on the tip of everyone's tongue right now, and with good reason. The EU Referendum is, by quite a wide margin, one of the most important democratic decisions most of us will ever have to make. By this point you probably...

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Cannt Festival 2016 Encourages Diversity And Togetherness

Now in its 7th year, the CANNT Festival will be taking place in London and Seattle between the 20th and 24th of June, to inspire, showcase and reward the best creative talent. As in previous years, the timing of CANNT corresponds with the Cannes...

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FCB Inferno celebrate 100 years of BMW without any BMWs

To celebrate the100 year anniversary of BMW, FCB Inferno has created a series of striking press adverts that demonstrate the innovative technology available within the range of cars, but, rather interestingly, don't actually feature any BMW cars. The...

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Advertising

Havas Village opens in Jakarta

Havas Indonesia has announced the official opening of Havas Village Jakarta, an integrated office that houses creative, media, digital, PR and all the specialist brands of the agency group, under one roof. Havas Village Jakarta becomes the 39th...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

BBH London - Audi The very definition of subtle elegance in advertising, this new spot for the Audi R8 sports car from BBH London, is composed of little more than 60 seconds of a car spinning its wheels, but it looks absolutely flawless! Entitled...

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Trends

A logo a day keeps procrastination away!

Oh for Pete’s sake!!! Did you know that over the course of the last ten years the average attention span has dropped from 12 minutes to a short 3 to 5 minutes and it keeps dropping every year. It is worth talking into consideration in the last...

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Features

#fansofcannes: Raw for the Oceans

An idea born out of a purpose that doesn’t just highlight the cause it’s trying to address; it actually does something about it through the product it actually is. Too often, the marketing mix and design are asked to make people want...

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Technology

Brand Case Studies: Smart writing with Moleskine

Moving with analogue into the digital age is a problem facing many brands who work within a well established craft. As productivity takes precedence over the traditional, many find themselves outwitted and outdated by technology that offers quick,...

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Features

Guide to Computing: INK and Docubyte

INK’s James Ball, aka Docubyte, discusses the thought process behind the G​uide to Computing photo series ... Guide to Computing Guide to Computing represents the first release of a body of work documenting the beginning of our computing...

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Design

Coley Porter Bell celebrate Centenary anniversary for The RAF

To mark the centennial of the RAF, Coley Porter Bell has developed a new strategic and creative campaign proposition celebrating the oldest independent air force in the world. Primarily targeting millennials, the “RAF100” campaign was...

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Design

We Believers design edible beer packaging to save marine life

I love beer. I love almost everything about it. I love it's eclectic nature, the community behind it, the fact you can have more than a few without dissolving into a raving loon, and the hoppy, bitter taste that lingers in your mouth just long enough...

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Features

#fansofcannes: Coca-Cola's Icon Mashup

It’s not often that a brief is given to a broad set of industry creatives, each with their own distinct style and sense of expression, and for the output to be both artistically diverse, whilst sharing a striking consistency of spirit. Yet...

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Advice

Free online finance guide for freelancers

Unsure what your freelance rate should be? Fed up of pesky late-paying clients? Too scared to take a holiday? You need A Field Guide to Freelancer Finances! Packed with tips, reports, real life stories and much more, our free ebook is all about how...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From the Tate Modern to STÓR

Peter Saville/Morph - Tate Modern British graphic design legend Peter Saville is the mastermind behind the new graphic identity for the Tate Modern art gallery; a colourful model of the complex itself that includes the new Herzog & de Meuron...

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Technology

#TechTuesday: Google, Google and more Google!

Google and Levi's create an interactive jacket! Levi's Commuter x Jacquard Google has teamed up with Levi's to create a jacket that can be used to control electronic devices. The jacket in question, the “Commuter” uses Google's unique...

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Focal Point: Swedish minimalism with Justin Hallström

Justin Hallström is a Canadian born, Swedish raised and London based designer and art director. His strong, visual campaigns for foodie brands including Jamie Oliver and EAT. caught our attention. But according to Justin, he's still a Swedish...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

RKCR/Y&R - Lombard Odier RKCR/Y&R has been appointed by Lombard Odier to be its first global advertising agency partner following a competitive international pitch involving BETC Paris, Fred & Farid and Armanda Testa. Lombard Odier is one of the...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Deutsch New York Deutsch New York has hired Maggie O. Connors as EVP, Head of Business Development. Her appointment is the final piece of the NY reinvigoration. Earlier this year, the Agency announced Trevor O’Brien joined as Partner, Chief...

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Awards

Are You the Best of the European Internet?

Calling all creators: the 6th Annual Lovie Awards Final Deadline is quickly approaching: Friday, 10th June. We are looking for the best of the European Internet, from websites, online advertising and video, to mobile apps and social media. The...

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Features

#fansofcannes: Geico Unskippable

It’s fascinating to see how communications adapt (or fail to adapt) to changing media formats. Old Spice skillfully repurposed their ‘The Man your Man Could Smell Like’ TVC content for social media. Earlier this year, Jeep’s mobile-optimised...

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Advertising

Cheil Hong Kong says chocolate is the cure for everything

There's something wonderfully cheeky about this integrated campaign from Cheil Hong Kong that I can't help but fall head-over-heel for. This is a tongue-in-cheek repositioning effort for the Very Chocolate brand, which prides itself as being made...

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Agency of the Week: MullenLowe

MullenLowe Profero launch new Magnum with Kendall Jenner The Magnum ice cream brand is working with reality TV star and model Kendall Jenner to launch a decadent new variant at the Cannes Film Festival. MullenLowe Profero has helped to launch Magnum...

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Entertainment

Hollywood comes to Cannes Lions for 2016

Cannes Lions has confirmed a show-stopping roster of star speakers set to keep the red carpet firmly in place outside the Palais des Festivals. Some of Hollywood’s most famous faces will unite with industry stars to share insights and...

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Advertising

Carnage: The UK’s first production company for car brands

It's rare indeed for an agency to limit itself to one specific area of the market, and rarer still for it to do so of its own accord from the get-go, but that's exactly what Ben Hampshire, former Managing Director of The Mill LA, has decided to do...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

BBH Sport: The Lawn Tennis Association Go Hit It The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has announced the launch of their first-ever brand campaign this week, and its a bit of a big hitter! “Go Hit It” is part of an effort by the brand to...

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Advertising

Leo Burnett herald an unpredictable summer for a rebranded Co-op

The Co-op officially launched its Summer TV campaign this week, and it's a bit of a corker! “Be as unpredictable as the Summer” from Leo Burnett is kicking off with a 40-second commercial, accompanied by four 10 second ads, which together...