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Cannes Lions 2016 Network of the Year goes to Ogilvy & Mather

Whilst the final days of the 2016 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity might have been coloured a little by results coming out of the UK on Friday morning, it can't be denied that it was a pretty incendiary year, especially when it came to...

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Design

North rebrands Tate to attract young audience

In an effort to not only unify the numerous galleries, but to engage a younger audience with the museums, North has refreshed the logo for cultural organisation (and institution) the Tate. The new visual identity is being rolled out across all...

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Account Wins of the Week

PHD - Volkswagen PHD has won the £2 billion business through building trust and a planning-based approach. Major account wins rarely come out of the blue, but PHD’s victory in what will almost certainly turn out to be the biggest global...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

RKCR/Y&R RKCR/Y&R has completed its senior management triumvirate by promoting Emily James to the role of Chief Strategy Officer. James, who was previously Head of Strategy, joins CEO Jon Sharpe and newly appointed CCO Jonathan Burley on the...

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Cannes Lions 2016: Thursday's Top Highlights

AKQA announce Future Lions winners AKQA announced the winners of Future Lions, the official student awards at the Cannes Lions yesterday. Future Lions challenges students to come up with an idea that would not have been possible three years ago for...

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Cannes Lions 2016: Thursday's Instagram Highlights

It is the final day with celebration of awards and creative spirit, listening to the final talks and the gathering of adland. Swag fashion to begin with: @advancedstyle: Spotted this guy wearing a matching tropical button down and shorts. This is...

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Creative Debates: Are External Production Partners Worth It?

Creative Debates is a tonic to the endless one-way talks that are in abundance within our sector. The debates, which took place during the 2016 Cannes Lions festival, will tackle some of the most difficult questions and topics being faced by our...

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Rufus Leonard mount one final REMAIN campaign

It's finally here. June 23. EU Referendum day. A day that will live in infamy whatever the outcome. The last few months have seen a dramatic escalation in propaganda from both sides. So much so that's it's genuinely difficult to know who to believe....

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Cannes Lions 2016: Wednesday's Top Highlights

Before we begin discussing the fifth day of the 2016 Cannes Lions, if you want to keep track of all the award winners, you can keep checking the “Just Announced” page on the official Cannes Lions website for all award wins as and when...

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Top 5 Ads of the Week

McCann HumanCare - Docusol How could I not begin this week's run of creative excellence with a spot involving a singing nappy? The online film, by McCann HumanCare, is part of children's constipation brand Docusol's “Make a Nappy Happy”...

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Cannes Lions 2016: Wednesday's Instagram Highlights

It is midweek, and the party at Cannes shows no signs of slowing down. Today, it is all about more incredible views from parties happening around Cannes, brilliant creatives awarded Lions, more talks, enjoying VR and of course, selfies. If you're in...

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Cannes Lions 2016: Tuesday's Top Highlights

Whilst there were not quite as many award announcements at the fourth day of the 2016 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, the day certainly wasn't without its drama. Will Smith shares his thoughts on the state of marketing Hollywood A-list actor...

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Agency of the Week: DigitasLBi

World's fastest flying women recruited for Dunkin' Donuts stunt DigitasLBi and Dunkin’ Donuts recruited the world’s fastest flying woman; 28-year-old wingsuit base jumper Ellen Brennan, to do the world’s fastest Dunkin’ run...

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Creative Debates: Is Brand Data Killing Creativity?

Creative Debates is a tonic to the endless one-way talks that are in abundance within our sector. The debates will tackle some of the most difficult questions and topics being faced by our industry, modelled on the old-school debate format with 2...

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Cannes Lions 2016: Tuesday's Instagram Highlights

On the second day of Cannes Lions, it is all about catching up with friends in the industry with much fun and laughter, lovely sea view that makes you wish that you did not miss the Festival, and inspirational talks from thought leaders. And of...

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Cannes Lions 2016: Talking sex with Cindy Gallop

When Cindy Gallop said she had time to sit down with us after her panel "Sex: The Final Frontier” we were thrilled. She may have left advertising for the time being but this Ex-Chairman of BBH has been busy! "Change happens from the bottom up...

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Rebrand Roundup: Jersey, Whisky, the Roundhouse & More

Monotype - Transport for London Monotype, the font and technology specialist, has updated the iconic Transport for London typeface to coincide with its centenary, featuring new hashtag, @ and ampersand signs. The new typeface, called...

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McCann London launches Wimbledon's first ever brand campaign

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has launched a new strategic brand positioning and campaign for the upcoming Wimbledon Championships, under the platform “In Pursuit of Greatness,” which is the first major campaign for the...

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Economy

Y&R prove that Britons trust the EU more than UK Government

According to new research conducted by the Brand Asset Valuator BAVlab consultancy from Y&R, Britons trust the EU more, and believe it is significantly more relevant, than their own Government. Y&R used their bespoke model to conduct a BAV Best...

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Cannes Lions 2016: Monday's Top Highlights

As part of our continuing coverage of the 2016 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity as official partner, we'll be bringing you the daily highlights from the festival. Ogilvy & Mather take Glass Lion and Two Grand Prix On the third day of the Cannes...

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Trends

Brand Case Study: Branding marijuana in the 21st century

In 2012 Colorado became the first state to pass laws governing the legalisation, tax and regulation of marijuana. Washington, Alaska and Oregon followed soon after, and overnight the magical herb’s image and perception in American culture was...

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Cannes Lions 2016: Monday's Instagram Highlights

It is the time of the year where everyone from Adland gets together at Cannes Lions. We will be bringing you the visual highlights through the courtesy of Instagram users globally. Receive all the latest happenings here and do not forget to tag...

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Features

#fansofcannes: The Dishoom Story Plates

It’s probably the Goldsmiths in me that means I have a special appreciation of emotional design. The kind that goes beyond beauty of just form and function to resonate at a deeper level, evoke memories, provoke feelings, or transport you to...

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Cannes Lions 2016: Lions Health Weekend Roundup

The 63rd Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity officially threw open the doors of the Palais des Festivals on Saturday (June 18), delivering its largest ever content programme, alongside some exciting new initiatives for attendees. Lions...

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Cannes Contenders 2016: Part 2

Del Campo Saatchi & Saatchi Argentina - Andes View The Full Project Clemenger BBDO Melbourne - Bonds View The Full Project FCB Inferno - BMW: 3 Series View The Full Project The Engine Group - Missing Type Isobar - Uniqlo: UMOOD View The Full...

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Cannes Contenders 2016: Part 1

72andSunny - AXE: Find Your Magic View The Full Project Digitas Lbi - Plume Labs View The Full Project Critical Mass - Travel Alberta: View The Full Project 180 Amsterdam - Benetton View The Full Project Pearlfisher - Seedlip View The Full...

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Creativepool are set to make a big splash at Cannes Lions 2016

It's that time of year once again when ad land descends upon the south of France in a tsunami of designer shades and branded belt buckles for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and those who didn't get an invite are left with...