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Technology

Meet the next generation of website builders

In the same way you wouldn’t use a hammer to crack a nut it’s just as important that you choose the right tool for building and updating your website. The Content Management System (or CMS) was supposed to be the all singing and all dancing...

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Advertising

Hovis brings back the Boy on a Bike

There's something undeniably warm, comforting and remarkably British about the classic Hovis ads. You know the ones. A child rides a rickety old bike through an idyllic countryside as the strains of Dvorak's “New World Symphony” yawn...

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Advertising

Wieden's creative director presented with governmental award

Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam creative director Alvaro Sotomayor, has been awarded a rare and prestigious honour by the Amsterdam City Council in recognition of his creative contribution to the city over his 20-year career at the agency. Sotomayor was...

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Advertising

Geometry Global take to the streets for London youth

Just under a month after being appointed as the agency of record for The Mayor's Fund for London, Geometry Global London sent their employees out on the streets last week as part of the ambitious “Penny for London” scheme, which is...

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Advertising

adam&eveDDB ask Brits to share their teatime with the nation

Frozen food bigwigs McCain are launching two multi-million pound marketing initiatives this week that aim to shine a spotlight on the modern, midweek, British family dinner. The first is a week-long series of consumer generated content TV ads, and...

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Technology

The Internet of Food: How tech will shape our food futures

Say hello to the 'internet of food’. A new buzz term used to describe the interconnectedness of physical objects that collect and exchange data about food preparation, consumption and exercise. Millennials believe that technology should play...

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Trends

The 2015 Trends and Futures in Food + Drink

Until recently, it would have been difficult to imagine butter gracing the front cover of British Vogue. But in June, the new superfood to watch made its fashion debut as part of a new breed of cultured products being championed by both chefs and the...

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Design

Tent & Super Brands London 2015

The 9th Edition of Tent and Super Brands London offered an insight into what is happening in the international design scene right now. From Super Brands to Tent London exhibitors showcased the highest standard of contemporary design and craft all...

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Features

British Airways go 3D for latest advertising campaign

Commissioned by BBH, Jelly London worked with Mr. Kaplin to create a “high-end 3D animation” for British Airways’ latest online and social campaign. The campaign focusses on BA’s “On Business” rewards scheme, a...

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Advertising

Samsung and DDB are offering the ultimate TV catch-up vacation

The phenomenon of “Binge watching” TV-series in one sitting is becoming even more popular as people across the world discover the giddy thrills of Netflix, Amazon Prime and on-demand box sets. Our TV viewing habits have changed...

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Advertising

D&AD welcome new president and announce Global Impact Awards

D&AD, the London based global design & advertising awards and creative education charity, has announced the launch of an all new edition of their prestigious awards show in partnership with Stillwell Partners, producers of the global Advertising Week...

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Technology

The Latest Highlights in Tech

Apple file a patent for the Smart Ring In a week that saw the iPhone 6S sell 13 million units in just three days during its launch weekend (compared to 10 million for the iPhone 6 last year), Apple has also filed a patent for a “Smart...

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Design

A celebration of London Transport's design icons

Transported by Design is a celebration of a rich design heritage, dating back over 150 years. Running from July 2015 to early 2017, this programme of events, exhibitions and competitions will raise awareness of the pioneering design used every day by...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Publicis London Publicis London has hired Grey’s multi-award winning deputy executive creative director Dave Monk as its new ECD. He will bring a creative force and internationally recognised talent to the agency that will play a key role in...

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Advertising

Top 5 Account Wins of the Week

McCann London - Picturehouse Cinemas Following a successful partnership in developing the McCann London “Up on the Roof” film festival, Picturehouse Cinemas (a boutique UK cinema chain offering everything from blockbusters to art house...

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Advertising

MediaCom change attitudes toward office working

In a media industry first, MediaCom has announced the launch of Project Blend; a unique talent management initiative that shies away from the traditional media industry approach to working. Rather than focusing on the amount of hours workers spend at...

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Design

Channel 4 is reborn with the help of DBLG & SQUA

It's been ten years since Channel 4's last major brand refresh, so when it came time to shake off the cobwebs and give the brand a shot in the arm, it was never going to be a simple lick of paint. The rebrand, which was a collaboration between DBLG,...

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Technology

Airbnb aquire a Russian wearables start-up

Lapka, a small Russian hardware start-up devoted to turning sensors (such as Geiger counters) into luxury items, has caught the eye of Airbnb, who snapped up the company this week for an (as yet) undisclosed sum. Lapka is now based in San Francisco,...

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Events

Live streaming from AdWeek: Lucille's: Thursday

Live Stream: 9:00 - Where Video Meets Spectacular Smart Screens At our workshop, you’ll hear how dynamic, full-motion video thrives on iconic, massively scaled digital screens that offer high dwell times at famous destinations like Times...

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Events

Live streaming from AdWeek: Nasdaq: Thursday

Live Stream: 9:00 - Financial Times Global Leadership Forum The Financial Times brings their unique international perspective to Advertising Week with this conversation on competing in the worldwide marketplace as technology and connectivity...

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Events

Live streaming from AdWeek: Adara Stage: Thursday

Live Stream: 9:30 - The Future of Retail and Commerce Marketing Competing on price and availability is being replaced with competing on experience. Big Data and personalization is now a reality and influencing everything from pricing, product...

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Events

Live streaming from AdWeek: Times Center Stage: Thursday

Live Stream: 9:00 - Managing Disruption There’s no question the media and advertising worlds are being turned upside down daily. New technologies enable innovation around business models and distribution, while barriers to entry for new...

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Advertising

Steve Albini rant becomes London billboard

When Diagonal label boss Oscar Powell, who also releases music under his surname via the XL label, decided to reach out to infamous producer Steve Albini to clear a vocal sample for his latest single “Insomniac,” he didn't expect a...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Crispin Porter + Bogusky - Turkish Airlines CP+B London has launched a new campaign for Turkish Airlines, starring football star Didier Drogba. “How Do You Make A Didier” condenses the busy life story of the former Chelsea striker into...

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Design

Grimshaw Architects create another Eden Project in China

Grimshaw Architects, the London firm behind the Eden Project (the bubble-shaped ecological park and Cornish tourist attraction) has signed a £100 million deal to design a similar scheme in Qingdao China called (rather obviously) “China...

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Events

Live streaming from AdWeek: Adara Stage: Wednesday

Live Stream: 9:30 - The Journey of Data-Driven Marketing Marketing and advertising is undergoing its biggest transformation since 1960. The change is all about data-driven marketing. By 2020, virtually all advertising and marketing impressions will...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Wieden+Kennedy

More Old Spice guys is never a bad thing Last month, Wieden+Kennedy Portland and Old Spice gave even more Isaiah Mustafa and Terry Crews, otherwise known as “The Old Spice Guys.” Whereas before the two men appeared in their own separate...

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Advertising

Live streaming from AdWeek: Liberty Theater: Wednesday

Live Stream: 9:00 - Native Ad Forum We have arrived at a turning point for advertising on the modern Internet. A moment where we lay to rest the notion that interruption is the core tactic to produce attention and commit to a future built on...

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Events

Live streaming from AdWeek: Times Center Stage: Wednesday

Live Stream: 9:00 - Pardon the Interruption: Advertising is Back Over the past several years, marketers have been finessing the technique of content marketing, the communication of choice for an always-on, newsfeed-based media world. But just when...

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Design

London Design Festival 2015: The Highlights

Somerset House At this year’s festival, Somerset House, which is often seen as one of the main hubs of the event, exhibited a range of exciting design innovations. From tree-shaped furniture to a piano played by light and a virtual reality...

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Advertising

Leo Burnett open up a digital greenhouse

Leo Burnett Chicago has announced the launch of Greenhouse, a production practice responsible for creating high-quality, but quick-turnaround content for digital channels. The theory is that by streamlining capabilities, Greenhouse will allow the...

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