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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Taylor Herring - Pimms Jelly Good Show Whilst not technically an ad, I couldn't possibly help but kick things off this week with this wonderful activation by Taylor Herring for Pimms. It would be unpatriotic of me to do otherwise! What the summery...

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Economy

Tony Blair asked AllofUs to reinvent his educational platform

The internet is, by and large and on balance, a force for good in the world. We honestly believe that. It's also a place where people are free to reinvent themselves, largely free of prejudice. So, even with our misgivings regarding former prime...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Grey Group

Grey London launches The Rules of Cheese This summer, Grey London has re-launched the nation’s favourite cheese brand, Cathedral City. The fully integrated brand re-launch from Dairy Crest, which carries the tag-line “Love Cheese?...

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Advertising

Jelly London and RKCR/Y&R go 'Shwopping' with M&S

Commissioned by RKCR/Y&R, Jelly London’s in-house animation team; The Kitchen, has produced a series of quirky animations to promote Marks & Spencer's latest Shwopping campaign to raise money for Oxfam. Featuring Absolutely Fabulous star, Oxfam...

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Inspiration

Focal Point: The dog days aren't over with Flakonkishochki

Basketball player Andrey Kasay aka Flakonkishochki is a big fan of dogs and always selects the best to aid the creation of his artworks and projects. The artist's trippy, skip-the-light fantastic work has translated into campaigns for the likes of...

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Advertising

Clemenger BBDO teach us How To Date Properly

DrinkWise, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and Mediacom recently launched “How to Date Properly,” a cheeky addition to their How to Drink Properly campaign. Aimed at encouraging young Australians to date classy by “Drinking classy,”...

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Design

RSA Student Design Awards: The Winners

This year’s winners of the world’s longest-running global student competition, the RSA Student Design Awards, were announced last week, and include a kettle that collects grip data to measure frailty, a new insulation material made from...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From the Ministry of Sound to the Peace Corps

Spin - Ministry of Sound Spin has created a surprisingly sparse new identity for the Ministry of Sound nightclub brand, which aims to highlight the spiky, irreverent qualities of the brand, while respecting its heritage and embracing its future....

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Ogilvy & Mather Ogilvy & Mather has appointed Gerald Lewis to the role of Worldwide Executive Creative Director for the Dove account. He will join Ogilvy immediately and report to Ogilvy’s Worldwide ECD for Unilever, Andre Laurentino. Lewis...

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Advertising

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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Advertising

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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Advertising

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...