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Events

Clerkenwell Design Week Roundup

Three days of non-stop events, lectures, and installations can be a sensory-overload for most, but not for the those creative professionals who attended Clerkenwell Design Week. It was impossible to get to everything with over 250 exhibiting brands,...

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News

Ogilvy & Mather UK appoint Annette King as new CEO

Last week, it was announced that Annette King had been promoted to the role of CEO at Ogilvy & Mather UK, replacing Paul O'Donnell, who himself has also been moved up the ladder, with a promotion to CEO of Ogilvy & Mather EAME. Effective immediately,...

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News

Slipped Discs. Who's buying all this vinyl?

How much would you pay for a copy of Nik Kershaw’s album ‘The Riddle’? Should you wish to add it to your iTunes collection via Apple’s store, it would cost you about £5.50. On Amazon’s marketplace, you could pick up...

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News

Brave Brands: Oreo

Oreo is an untouchable part of the American brandscape. There’s no doubt that if innocent-looking Oreo ever had any competition, it would squash it. How is this 102-year-old cookie such a powerhouse brand? 1. That emotional hook “The...

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News

Clerkenwell Design Week Diary: Day 3

What a whirlwind the past 2 days have been, its surprises me that CDW is already coming to a close! A big thank you to everyone on the Clerkenwell Design Week team for facilitating the inspiring events that nurture our industry. Don’t forget to...

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Inspiration

Back Rub? The brands that changed their names.

On page one of 'The Bumper Book Of Branding' (which doesn't exist), we're told that a successful brand starts with a successful name. Y'know, something memorable, something that resonates with the audience. Crack the name and half the battle is won....

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News

Clerkenwell Design Week Diary: Day 2

Clerkenwell Design Week has kicked off and there is some amazing work on show! We are so impressed with the creativity coming out of the exhibits this year, and cant wait to be apart of more talks, workshops and competitions. Dont forget to check for...

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Features

Design masters: Happy 40th birthday to Rubik's Cube

"Oh that's shit, that's shit!" No, not a line from a rap song or a complaint from some disaffected yoof that they're misunderstood...or even Charlie Brooker commenting on something or other that actually does demand a bit of snorty ridicule. No, the...

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News

Ais London promote Liz Barnsdale to Managing Director

London-based digital agency Ais has just announced the promotion of Liz Barnsdale to the role of the agency's managing director. She previously served as client services director at the agency. On the management board, Barnsdale will join executive...

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Events

Clerkenwell Design Week Diary: Day 1

Happy Monday! We are all patiently waiting for the release of innovative installations, pop-up exhibits and showroom events this coming week. For those of you who are new to Clerkenwell Design Week, it is a three day showcase in the heart of one...

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News

M&C Saatchi tap into 'Tiger Power' at the San Diego Zoo

Earlier this week M&C Saatchi LA launched a new campaign for the new 'Tiger Trail' exhibit at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Whilst the campaign is primarily focused around TV, the integrated campaign will also feature three pieces of tiger-themed...

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News

VCCP create another historical ad for Royal London

Royal London has unveiled the follow-up spot to their “We're so yesterday” campaign, which was released earlier this month to (according to the mutual life and pensions company) celebrate the fact that “Royal London has stood by its...

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Inspiration

SpY installs a moon in the sky over Lausanne

One of the downsides of city life is not being able to marvel at a clear, starry night. Luckily urban artist SpY has solved this inconvenience by installing an enormous, illuminated crescent moon over the city of Lausanne in Switzerland. By day the...

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News

Ricky Neault appointed as director of Chapter

The Birmingham-based advertising agency Chapter, has recently announced that Ricky Neault has been appointed as a director of the young, award winning company. Neault will continue to head up one of Chapter’s multi-discipline teams, but will...

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Advice

Where's the glamour? They said there'd be glamour!

As the footer of this column will tell you, I’m a copywriter. And a blogger. I also dabble in journalism and podcasting. These are all quite enjoyable and satisfying things - at least from time-to-time - and I’m pretty lucky to do them...

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Inspiration

The top ten business card designs

From the most intricate folding cardboard and metal cards to contact details printed on balloons, the humble business card has developed into an art form in itself. With different cards out there trying to stand out and grab your attention more so...

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Inspiration

Packaging Gallery: Premium Coffee

Coffee, like wine, has become a product for aficionados. Consequently, a substantial market for high-concept bags of beans has evolved, with each brand using design as its weapon win the battle to become the coffee enthusiast's preferred brew. Below...

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8 Great Books for Copywriters

I don't know about you but I've noticed that an increasing amount of people are chucking in their day jobs to embark on a career as a freelance copywriter. I'm not entirely sure why so many fancy their chances. I guess they believe they can write a...

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Features

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, catch a Clarkson...and let him go?

Last week, Jeremy Clarkson was forced to apologise for having said a bad thing. A very bad thing. It is the only word in the whole English language that I can think of that is 100%, totally and utterly off limits. The word is “n****r”....