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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...

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Inspiration

Focal Point: New images for a new world with Thomas Traum

Thomas Traum create still and moving images using fresh, explorative and explosive digital approaches. We chatted to founder Thomas Eberwein about discovering the previously unseen. Tell us about a bit Thomas Traum and how it all got started...

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Features

Web Design Predictions and Challenges for 2016

2016 is here. All the web designers and developers are already gearing up to test and embrace fresh ideas and innovations that the year will bring forth. In the past year, one can take a look at our dynamic industry and pick the trends that were...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Brand & Deliver - Workshare Brand & Deliver has won a hotly contested 5-way pitch to design and implement a series of marketing campaigns for Workshare, the leaders in document security and comparison software. These campaigns, to run throughout...

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Advertising

DDB Hamburg prove that the Weapen is mightier than the sword

Across globe, journalists are constantly under the threat of violence, and many unfortunately end up as victims, as simply researching authoritarian regimes or organised crime can be a life-threatening profession. In 2015 alone, 144 reporters were...

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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: Bright ideas with WATT A LAMP

The brand mission of WATT A LAMP is to introduce modern high-end lighting concepts that inspire and surprise with innovative design products and challenging materials. Suspended within an authentic universe of design, art, craftsmanship and quality...

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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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When girls create culture, they change culture

Idris Elba is a pretty cool guy. So I’m going to kick off with a quote from the man himself, before telling you why I’m so excited about Monday 11th April. “The Britain I come from is the most successful, diverse, multicultural...

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Technology

Razorfish use Adobe Summit to unveil new B2B platform

Razorfish, the world leader in helping global brands drive customer obsessed business transformation and part of the Publicis.Sapient platform, unveiled a ground-breaking business-to-business (B2B) commerce experience at the Adobe Summit in Las...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Saatchi & Saatchi

Saatchi London get to the beating heart of the 2016 Rio Olympics Visa - Rio 2016 Olympic Games: The Heart Visa has a proud heritage with the Olympic Games, having been the exclusive payment services sponsor and only card accepted at the Games since...

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Advertising

HI! MullenLowe consolidates group's Italian forces

MullenLowe Group has announced HI! MullenLowe, a new joint venture agreement entered into by Emilio Haimann, President and Creative Director of Hi! and Diego Ricchiuti, President and CEO of MullenLowe Pirella, to consolidate their forces in the...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Chester Storyhouse to Belgium's deSingel

True North - Chester Storyhouse True North has named and branded the Storyhouse, a new £37 million arts development in Chester, which is being designed by Bennetts Associates. The Storyhouse will be the biggest cultural space outside of London,...

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Advertising

The Gunn Report publishes 2015 Book and Showreel of the Year

The Gunn Report, the global index of creative excellence in advertising, has published its 2015 Book and Showreel of the Year, a round-up and showcase of the world's best advertising performance in the year January to December 2015 based on the...

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Advertising

Epic Awards Roundup

Rufus Leonard sweep the Transform Awards Europe Rufus Leonard picked up a haul of five awards at the Transform Awards Europe last night in a ceremony that recognises and celebrates excellence and innovation in branding. The agency’s total tally...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Gravity Road - Mikado Office Workers go WILD With Mikado First off, we have a new TV, VOD and social media campaign that has been created by Gravity Road for Mondelēz International biscuit brand, Mikado, and is the first for the brand to be...

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Advertising

Zoo Digital start subtitling the adverts

Subtitles are a wonderful thing. A lingual bridge that means content ceases to be limited to its country of origin. Also, just think of all the wonderfully ponderous European dramas we'd have missed out on without them? Subtitles can be found in all...

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Events

Two Weeks Till China Connect comes to Paris

2 weeks to go ! PARIS - April, 6-7 From April 6 to 7, leaders in tech, retail and more from China and Europe will descend upon Paris for the annual China Connect conference, the largest European gathering of experts on Chinese consumer trends and...

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Advertising

ADFEST call on designers to create new Lotus trophy

Annual advertising festival ADFEST is calling on designers, art directors and creative professionals to create a new Lotus trophy, which will be unveiled in the lead up to the festival’s 20th anniversary celebrations in 2017. The festival has...

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Advertising

M&C Saatchi acquire majority stake in MCD Partners

M&C Saatchi Group, through LIDA (its CRM agency), this week announced the acquisition of a majority stake in MCD Partners, the digital customer experience agency. The offering, which will be led by MCD Partners Co-Founders Ian Magnani, John Caruso,...

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Advertising

ColensoBBDO fight Cyber Censorship with Amnesty International

Last Saturday (March 12) was World Day Against Cyber Censorship, and in a unique partnership to mark the occasion, Amnesty International and AdBlock combined to deliver 156,789,119 impressions of messages by prominent privacy and free speech...

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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Self-lacing shoes are the next 'thing' Nike has unveiled a new trainer with self-tying laces. Called the “HyperAdapt 1.0,” the actually rather swanky-looking sneakers will be available to buy in time for Christmas 2016, and use a more...

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Inspiration

Focal Point: Taking on new worlds with Matt Saunders

Matt Saunders is a London-based illustrator taking people to mystical new worlds with his beautiful, ethereal drawings. We chatted to him about his methods and inspiration, as well as his most recent project involving a very famous wizard... Tell us...

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Technology

Uber Eats: An appetite for growth

To date, Uber has dazzled us with its super efficient app, courier off-shoot, car-pooling service, quick and easy taxis - and their luxurious siblings. And to this already extended family Uber is now adding UberEATS; a new food-delivery service...