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Design

Seymourpowell unveil a vision of future first class air travel

Nobody enjoys long-haul plane journeys. They're cramped, noisy, either too hot or too cold, and it's almost impossible to get comfortable, even in first class. All this could very well change in the near future, however, if Seymourpowell has anything...

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Advertising

Mother London go even more epic for MoneySuperMarket

ITV viewers in the UK on Saturday night were treated to another outstanding show of talent as MoneySuperMarket premiered an Epic Dance Off with a difference as part of the broadcaster’s Proud to Present initiative. The latest instalment of the...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Aston Villa to Oi!

Wolff Olins - Oi! Wolff Olins has launched a new brand identity for the spectacularly named South American telecoms company Oi, which is centred on a a user-generated logo that reacts to the sound of the customer’s voice. In creating the...

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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: Levi's & The 501 Jean

How do you make a brand timeless? It’s the million-dollar question in all branding conundrums. And folks trapped in the middle of the problem could do a lot worse than look to the Levi's 501 Case Study for inspiration. Levi's transition from...

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Features

What happens when the 'authenticity bubble' pops?

As consumers are hammered in the economic turbulence they seek stability, security and comfort amongst authentic brands. This pattern amongst consumers has led many brands to rethink their positions and consider existential questions regarding the...

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Technology

Will you be apart of a life-changing hackathon?

#BR2016 life-changing hackathon theme for 2016: How Can Technology Help Solve World Homelessness? Business Rocks 2016 will host a global hackathon in a bid to help solve the ever-growing problem of homelessness through technology. ​From...

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Inspiration

Focal Point: Getting surreal with The Beautiful Meme

Self-confessed tricksters The Beautiful Meme create unexpected campaigns and images that stun viewers out of submission. With a pretty stellar list of clients including the V&A, Google, Innovate UK, Design Museum, Oaktree Capital, English National...

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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

The Golden Nintendo As a self-confessed and unashamed nerd with a mean nostalgic streak, I have noticed of late that retro gaming is no longer the affordable pursuit it once was. It depends largely on whether or not you're a player or a collector of...

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Advertising

MIA teams up with H&M to encourage us to recycle our garments

Kicking off the first annual World Recycle Week on April 18, the goal of the “Rewear It” campaign, is to collect 1,000 Tons of used clothing at H&M stores worldwide, and keep them out of landfills by recycling them. It's rare indeed for...

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Features

Emojis: The most exciting thing since Hieroglyphics

Social media is a great leveller. Through shared images, links and a few key symbols, we all have the ability to speak the same language. Whether we understand Swahili, Spanish, or Swedish, social media can unite us in our passions as we share them...

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Careers

Good Things Come To Those Who Chase

In my family, I’ve always been referred to as the spiritual one, much like my grandfather whom I unfortunately never had the pleasure of meeting. Maybe because I was quiet and used to stare at people a lot growing up, or perhaps it was the...

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Features

Managing The Unmanageable: Is there a formula for creativity?

Creativity vs. Profitability: Ten leading creative agencies brought together to hash it out It's a question that is as old as advertising itself: How does an agency put a price tag on creativity? How can you place a value on something as intangible...

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Inspiration

Building A Team: Prototyping at W12 Studios

W12 Studios is a young digital product design agency based in London. We’ve been designing digital interfaces, primarily for the TV, for almost 4 years. During that time the studio has grown close to 40 designers, cemented itself in the TV...

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Advertising

Does Sex Still Sell?

Scope Overflowing champagne bottles, foamy shower scenes, underwear models in pillow fights. We’re all familiar with the sexy tactics deployed to turn us on to brands because it’s well-established that ‘sex sells’. Yet a study published in...

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Inspiration

How short films can help you to become a better storyteller

When I first heard the term ‘storyteller’, I hated it. I thought it was way too pretentious and self-important - we’re not novelists; we’re copywriters and art directors. But the more I work on film scripts, copy and even...

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News

Help us uncover the truth...

It’s that time of year again, where we ask some tough questions about your worth, your satisfaction, and what’s really important to you in your job. Last year you told us that your pay will increase in the coming year, did it come...

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Events

Creativepool discount for D&AD Festival 2016 tickets!

In April 2016 D&AD will be taking over Shoreditch in London for three days of creative excellence. D&AD Festival will host 150 speakers over four stages at The Old Truman Brewery, with events from morning to evening. You’ll immerse yourself in...

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Design

Engaging the New Generation

The Voxburner Youth Marketing Strategy Conference saw speakers from music streaming platforms to FMCG brands deliberate the weird and wonderful world of young people’s lives, loves and hates. And how to market to them, of course. Here are our...

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Advertising

A McDonald’s Breakfast at Sea

The Philippines is an island of over 7,100 islands. It’s not surprising then that a lot of Filipinos earn a living by fishing. Fishermen head out to sea as early as 2AM and spend hours on their boats waiting for their catch, sometimes foregoing...

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Careers

Graduates: Quick tips to landing your dream job

I will admit that being a graduate was probably one of the lowest points of life. After graduating, society seems to paint a picture that “life is only complete if you are accepted into a Big 4 graduate scheme”. Trust me I got declined...

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Inspiration

How To Master Product Development

In this era of startups and ‘unicorns’ like Airbnb or Uber, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the allure of the ‘big idea’. While such success stories are few and far between, there’s plenty of room for smart...

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Advertising

When Advertising Gets Weird!

Adland in the tenties (do you have a better name for it?) is playing it safe for the most part. Whilst the 90s revelled in anarchism and the dawn of the 21st century brought with it some pretty progressive ideas, the last 5 years have been largely...

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Features

Why Mr West shouldn’t lower the prize of Yeezy

While people from LA to Helsinki are spending nights outside carefully selected stores waiting to get their hands on the next Yeezy drop, the man behind the brand is dreaming of something that might destroy a well thought out brand. With the third...

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#AWEurope Unveils 2016 Lineup

The fourth edition of Advertising Week Europe is bringing more industry heavy hitters and unique programmes to the stages of the brand new Picturehouse Central venue. The thought leadership agenda and corporate partner roster for the 2016 event has...

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Design

The Recorder: Issue 3

Monotype's long awaited Issue 3 of its printed publication, The Recorder, launches on April 27th. But to avoid dissappointment, you can pre-order your copy today! The Recorder is the original Monotype magazine, a heritage publication dating back...

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Careers

Funding for creative talent at UAL

University of the Arts London is the leading specialist creative university with an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. UAL draws together six Colleges each with its own world-class reputation:...

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Features

Freelancing in the Creative World

More and more young professionals are going freelance with numbers of graduates increasing and job security after university looking less and less likely. Many new graduates cite control and flexibility as reasons for choosing a path in freelancing...

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Advertising

Cannes Lions Says, Thank You Creativity

The campaign promoting the 2016 International Festival of Creativity is about being grateful for great ideas. Developed in-house, Thank You Creativity is intended as a love letter to imagination and craft, and a reminder of their purpose and...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

DDB New York DDB New York has dramatically expanded its strategy department with five new hires: Director of Content Strategy Tim Polder, Director of Social Strategy Chiara Martini, Associate Planning Director Neil Simpson, Social Strategist Amanda...