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M&C Saatchi turn the clocks back for smokers

To coincide with the end of daylight savings on Sunday, which saw the clocks in the UK set back an hour, M&C Saatchi Sydney has created a new campaign for QUIT, the anti-smoking charity, which revolves around a website that can give smokers a rough...

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Google attempts to reinvent email with new Inbox

Last Wednesday, when Google announced their new “Inbox” app, which heralded a supposedly radical new approach to email management, very few people were 100% sold on it. Early reports from beta-testers, however, has been incredibly...

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Facebook's Creative Lab creates apps and court battles

In the same week that Google set forth their mandate to reinvent email with their new “Inbox” app, Facebook also announced they were planning to reinvent the chat room with “Rooms,” an app that plans to bring back the glory...

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Hoverboards you say? Yes Please!

Anyone who has ever seen Back to the Future Part 2 has no doubt spent the best part of the last few decades longing for the day when the likes of self-tying shoelaces and hoverboards would become a tangible reality. Well the wait is almost over (at...

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The Big Apple just got a little bit juicer with GSP&P

In a move that reveals a certain symmetry with its parent office, which claimed the San Francisco Examiner as one of its first client back in the 1980's, the New York arm of Goodby Silverstein & Partners has landed a big city tabloid as one of its...

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Is Texas the next creative hub?

Saatchi & Saatchi LA agency is following Toyota, its sole client, to Texas. Toyota announced in April that is would be shifting its sales and marketing headquarters from Torrance, California to the Dallas suburb of Plano. The Publicis Groupe agency...

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Not a morning person? Get flexi-time

As the mornings grow darker and colder and the winter chills creep in, the desire to stay in bed wrapped in the duvet for an extra hour gets stronger. Most of us would love the opportunity to change our working patterns to suit our lifestyle better...

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CAA Marketing scoop new creative director from Ogilvy & Mather

CAA Marketing, the marketing division of the Creative Artists Agency (one of Hollywood's top talent agencies), has hired former Ogilvy & Mather Paris executive director and creative director Fred Levron to fill the same role at their Los Angeles...

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David Beckham acts like James Bond & VCCP hire David Brent

David Beckham; retired international football hero, noted philanthropist and unofficial UK ambassador, has collaborated with filmmaker Guy Ritchie in a new ad for his Haig Club Scotch Whisky, a venture he can add to his already enviable marketing...

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Why are ads for video games so dishonest?

I don't know about you, but I don't play video games. I'd argue that they're a bit childish, but I like plenty of childish things: Bagpuss, Thunderbirds, The Muppets - I think they're all terrific, so that's not the problem. No, I think it's a...

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Karmarama bail on BBC creative review

Karmarama dropped out of the statutory review yesterday for the BBC's creative account, which is looking more lucrative than ever before following the recent ambitious BBC Music ad (created by Karmarama) featuring a host of celebrated artists...

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Crimson Hexagon expands to WeWork's new South Bank location

The social media monitoring and analysis software company Crimson Hexagon, recently opened its new European headquarters on London's South Bank within the “WeWork London” workspace. The new office is home to a team that's expected to...

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JWT & KitKat want to get rid of Gordon

JWT Amsterdam have launched a new integrated campaign for Nestle's KitKat chocolate brand, which aims to promote the new KitKat Double Chunky Caramel through “The first-ever nationwide break.” The campaign, which is entitled “Give...

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Dyson Thinks Your Humidifier is Unhealthy

Renowned British technology company and vacuum cleaner dons Dyson, recently launched its first humidifier, but unlike most humidifiers, which have been known to spread unwanted, potentially harmful bacteria, Dyson's claim their industry-first model...

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McCann's Nestle account gains new global ECD

It was announced yesterday that Adrian Botan has been promoted to the role of global executive creative director for the McCann Worldgroup's Nestle account. Botan will join fellow global executive creative directors James Dawson-Hollis, Bill Wright...

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Former Leo Burnett employees make exciting moves in ad land

Luke Atkinson, former head of planning at Leo Burnett Sydney, will be moving to New York to serve as vice president of consumer and cultural planning for Smirnoff vodka. Atkinson left Leo Burnett earlier in the year to get married and was replaced by...

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Bose goes all in with IPG and WPP

The UK-based audio equipment maker Bose recently consolidated its media agency business between Interpublic Group and WPP shops after a lengthy review, which began in the spring. The review, which was supported by the London-based search consultancy...

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Rob Lowe unleashes his painfully awkward side for DirecTV

In a new ad for DirecTV, the American satellite TV provider and broadcaster, Rob Lowe stars as a man who is painfully awkward as he continues to give his reputation as a handsome, Hollywood heartthrob a run for its money following the already...

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The Ad World Weekend Roundup (20/10/14)

The last week has seen quite a few notable moves in ad world, with a few significant appointments that I've already touched on (including Lindsay Pattison's appointment to global CEO of Maxus), as well as those listed below. Nils Leonard has been...

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Snapchat move into the advertising game stateside

Over the weekend, popular picture messaging service Snapchat (which has been in the news of late due to the recent server hacks dubbed “The Snappening” by opportunistic perverts everywhere) revealed its first ads for US users, a move that...

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VivaKi sponsor original AOL On Network shows

VivaKi has been announced as the exclusive advertising partner of four new AOL Originals shows that will be available exclusively through the AOL On network in the UK and across AOL owned publishers and sites such as The Huffington Post, Engadget and...

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Two significant promotions in the ad world

Two big appointments were announced yesterday. The first concerns Lindsay Pattison of the WPP media agency Maxus, the smallest of the media agencies within GroupM, the division of WPP that oversees media, also overseeing MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare....

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Seymourpowell address a serious problem in the e eye-care world

Leading product design consultancy Seymourpowell recently announced a complete re-design for Bausch + Lomb's “Artelec” eye care range, with a shift in packaging that aims to create “A point of difference in both the consumer and eye...

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New LA global creative agency focus on music

Alan Sartirana, the co-founder of the Filter Creative Group, which announced it would be shutting its doors this summer, recently announced he'd be launching a new full-service global creative agency. Anthemic will specialise in “Strategy,...

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Fake TV show by fake agency are being sold worldwide

TBWA Helsinki has teamed up with Fremantle Media, the producers of hit American reality shows such as “American Idol” and “The X Factor” to produce ad campaigns for the Finnish ad agency sitcom “Buy This!”...

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