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Events

D&AD New Blood Winners get emotive for 2016

This week marked the big reveal of the D&AD New Blood winners of 2016. The winners brought their A-game, wowed the judges with their creative prowess and tonight received their very special prize: a New Blood Pencil. With entrants from 58 different...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Droga5 London - Glenmorangie Droga5 London has been awarded the global creative account for the Glenmorangie whisky brand. Amsterdam-based BSUR had worked with Glenmorangie, which is owned by Europe's luxury conglomerate LVMH, since 2013. BSUR did...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

MPC London MPC has announced the arrival of James Niklasson as Executive Producer at its London studio. As well as successfully co-running two of his own VFX production companies, James has been an Executive Producer within some of the...

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Video Games

What is Pokémon GO & how to get it right now

If you're even remotely interested in the wonderful world of Pokémon (and why wouldn't you be?) then you're probably aware of the mega-hyped Pokémon Go smartphone game, which essentially uses AR technology to allow fans to catch...

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Design

Designworks create a Puma trainer based on a shapeshifting BMW

Sports brand Puma has based its latest Disc trainers on a fabric-covered concept car released by BMW. The shoe combines the futuristic design of PUMA’s DISC range with the streamlined power and efficiency of BMW. It takes inspiration from one...

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Entertainment

The Straight 8 Shootout is coming to London

Fresh from Cannes and by popular demand, the Straight 8 industry shootout is set to premier in London next week. The screening will be presented by APA in association with Creature of London and with support from and Kodak, Cinelab London,...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Leo Burnett - Kellogg's Bran Flakes Kellogg’s Bran Flakes returned to our TV screens this week with an inspirational campaign created by Leo Burnett, which invites viewers to see the taste benefits of Kellogg’s Bran Flakes. “The...

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Advertising

Pride in London: Key campaigns from the celebrations

After the horror and dismay of the Orlando nightclub shootings on June 12 2016, LGBTQ communities around the world needed a show of strength and solidarity in the face of unmeritable evil. A key role in this recovery fell on London. Pride in London...

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Advertising

Coke Zero Sugar launches with £10 million campaign

Coca-Cola has unveiled its first TV ad campaign for Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, the reformulated and rebranded no-sugar Coke, which was, until recently, known as Coke Zero. The ad continues Coca-Cola's brand message for Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, which the...

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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...