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Leaders

The Week in Advertising

72andSunny Amsterdam – If Carlsberg Did Haircuts Carlsberg recently launched the latest instalment in its ongoing “If Carlsberg did” films, a series that has historically been a little hit or miss, but is firing on all cylinders here. Created...

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Cannes Lions 2015: Instagram Highlights Day 3

The Cannes party is showing no sign of winding down, but then we didn't really expect that. It's been all about reality TV and music mogels giving talks, with tech companies like Apple once again making waves (for their 'Shot On An iPhone 6'...

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Raspberry Pi gets first official accessory

As technology advances, it's also getting smaller, to the extent that most of us now harbour in our front pockets, computers (lets call a spade a spade right?) significantly more powerful than those first sent us to the moon. This need to shrink our...

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Cannes Lions Winners: Day 2

Cannes Lions 2015 - Highlights from Day Two Ogilvy & Mather After a phenomenally successful first full day at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2015, Ogilvy & Mather found even greater success yesterday by walking away with 45...

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Leash your Lion at Cannes this year

“Not everyone can win a lion, but anyone can lose it,” so states the first tweet sent on Monday morning from a mysterious new account that we're still not 100% sure is legitimate or not. Dubbed the "Lion Leash,” the project...

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How the Google algorithm stole a blogger's domain name.

You may remember, in the early days of the internet, some very smart cookies enriched themselves considerably by buying up the domain names they figured would be in demand, just as soon as major corporations woke up to the new technology. Smart...

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Fancy a break, freelancers? Become an employee again

In April of this year, I quit my part-time job of 15 years (almost to the day). Until then, two days a week, I was one of a number of pairs of hands… (ugh! What an ugly way of putting it! But I’m leaving it in because there’s...

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Cannes Lions 2015: Day 2 Instagram Highlights

So, today’s round up is all about celeb power, tech stars and some of the Cannes Lion’s winners who’ve made their mark. We’ve even thrown in some nice views too. If you're out an about in Cannes and want to get your photo...

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The Award Roundup (Sans Cannes)

Bazillion Pictures sweep the ADDYs Union Station Comes Alive - Quixotic, Bazillion Pictures and BIC Media Bazillion Pictures won a Gold National ADDY at The American Advertising Federation (AAF) 2015 Award Show earlier this week for its work on the...

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Cannes Lions Winners: Day 1

It's that time of year again, when the advertising 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...

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Seymourpowell design the world's most ethical smartphone

It's a constant 24 month cycle we've all become sadly accustomed with. The semi-ritualistic shedding of one smartphone for another as our contracts expire and we look to the newest handsets on the market for our next technological fix. The Dutch...

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Industry

Can't make Cannes? You can still make CANNT

With speculation and anticipation rife as Cannes Festival of Creativity approaches, it is only fair that those who can’t go to Cannes, can go to CANNT. Mr. President partners with creative hub The Hospital Club, to bring you this year’s...

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Countdown to our party in Cannes!

As the official partner of Cannes Lions Festival, Creativepool is taking their Pool Party concept to Cannes on the evening of Thursday 25th June 2015. Co-hosted by the likes of Massive Music, The Industry Club, The Foundry, Creative Translation and...

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How to attend Cannes from home

The Cannes Lions festival is amazing, but equally as expensive. In fact, by our calculations, a bare bones trip would cost over $7,000. By following channels, social media accounts, and advertisers, you can get an all-access pass to Cannes Lions...

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This is what it's like to be Dyslexic

It's common sense that when it comes to fonts in the worlds of design and advertising, the more easily readable the better right? Graphic designer Daniel Britton has bucked convention (and some might argue his marbles) with a new font that he's...

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Wieden + Kennedy supports the LGBTQA community and pilots

Wieden + Kennedy New York launched a couple of wilfully eclectic, but equally inspiring campaigns this week. First off, their social media & outdoor campaign for the Equinox gym launched with bespoke murals by Los Angeles based artist and designer...

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The Week in Tech: E3 2015 Special

Every June, the gaming industry converges on the Los Angeles Convention Center for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, affectionately known to gamers worldwide as E3. The expo has, in parallel to the industry itself, grown from humble beginnings to...

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Cannes Lions 2015: Day 1 Instagram Highlights

Cannes Lions is upon us, and all week we’ll be bringing you the best of the backstage moments courtesy of Instagram users everywhere. La Croisette boulevard is heaving with creatives, and you can have a sneak peek at what’s going down....

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

72andSunny Amsterdam 72andSunny Amsterdam made another exciting announcement this week, appointing Stuart Harkness as its new Executive Creative Director, partnering with Carlo Cavallone. Formerly a Creative Director at Wieden + Kennedy London and...

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Account Wins of the Week

Leo Burnett – Brooks Running Company Brooks Running Company, the US designers of famously superior running shoes and apparel, selected Leo Burnett as it's global creative agency of record this week, with the account to be led out of Leo Burnett's...

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Shenmue 3 breaks Kickstarter

Whilst some might say that Kickstarter is little more than an unnecessary middle-man, many others have argued that it has revolutionised the way in which the creative industry interacts with its fans by effectively bridging the gap between creator...

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Thinkmodo finds the strongest Meter Maid in NYC

Thinkmodo have made yet another viral video (remember their Devil Baby ad?), and this time its not as scary and a bit more believable. Or at least, it’s believable that a New York City taxi driver and Meter Maid could get into a huge argument....

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Happy London visions with artist Sandrine Boulet

Sandrine Boulet has given London a much-needed cheeky makeover with her cartoon inspired designs. Forget those grey towers or the pigeons down at Trafalgar Square, and instead enjoy these magical Mary Poppins moments and sausages riding the tube. If...

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Workshop

Creative Job Posting: Capturing the right talent

How much time do you spend looking at a candidate’s CV? I know when I was a recruiter I usually didn’t spend more than ten seconds scanning through and less if I wasn’t totally engaged. A job seeker probably takes the same amount of...

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Inspiration

The world's ten oddest magazines

You’ve read your Vogue, you’ve read your GQ, even an old copy of Woman's Own you found on the train. But why so predictable, friend? Expand your horizons, take a chance and live on the wild side - because, for all the talk of a crisis in...

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Artist prints Wikipedia: makes 7,600-Volume anthology

You know when someone has a grade A idea that’s so good you wish you’d thought of it (or had the print resources) to do it yourself? Well, welcome artist Michael Maniberg to the art and design win of the week. He printed English-language...

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Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel in low-budget YouTube shock

Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel seems to be everywhere at the moment. Most recently (and kind of inexplicably) in a video posted to Snapchat’s official YouTube page yesterday. He’s there to tell the world what it is the app does. Never mind...

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Have a little look at adam&eveDDB's Lastminute spot

Martin Krejci directs this new film through STINK, and they're urging you to #LoveEveryMinute. The campaign aims to establish lastminute.com as the travel and lifestyle brand of choice, one where you can get everything you want from your downtime....

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DLKW Lowe announces milestone move to Old Street

We can happily confirm that we are relocating to an old carpet factory in Shoreditch, 37-45 City Road, London EC1Y 1AT. We will be in by the end of 2015. The 46,000-sqft office will comprise all Mullen Lowe Group UK agencies including ad agency DLKW...

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Celebrate Coke's 100th birthday with Trussardi

It’s Coca-Cola’s 100th birthday, and to honour this century old institution, designers at Trussardi have given the can a makeover. If there’s one thing Coca-Cola have proven they can do is make their product a must have item...

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Awards Roundup: Top 5 wins of the week

1. Baltic Regions Leading International Adversiting Festival Awards Announced Latvia’s Jūrmala was host to the Golden Hammer awards, cementing it’s reputation as the Baltic region’s leading international advertising festival....

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Inspiration

It's hip to be old: How to be a graffiti grandma

We're looking at the OAP amazing, those creative types who live life to the very fullest. First up, it's Internet sensation Baddiewinkle ("Stealing your man since 1928"). She's followed by the likes of Rihanna, vocally supports legalising weed and...

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TV shows about the creative sector? Pah! Who needs 'em?

Antiques Roadshow, Flog It!, Bargain Hunt, Cash in The Attic, Dickinson's Real Deal - there’s no doubt the BBC and ITV recognise the crucial role selling old stuff plays in the cultural fabric of the UK. Indeed, one cannot help but be impressed...

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Surreal minimalism merges architecture with philosophy

Florence based artist, Michele Durazzi, creates a surreal world where architecture and nature meet. Using different 3D rendering software, he’s able to abstract and manipulate the images, making the human figure seem insignificant and...

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Top 5 London exhibitions to inspire graphic design: June 2015

London is over-stuffed with gallery choices, one of the many great things about the city. But where to go when you want a dash of visual inspiration or a calligraphy calm down? We've scoured around for the best design-led exhibitions on in London...

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