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News

mmadigital hires Phil Howells as creative consultant

mmadigital, the Manchester-based specialist online marketing agency for the legal sector, has completed a hat-trick of summer hires by appointing Phil Howells, the creative genius behind the “It's a bit of an animal” campaign for...

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Features

What does Creativepool's Salary Guide have to do with Wimbledon?

Today sees the start of my favourite time of year: Wimbledon fortnight. And with Andy Murray defending his title and the intrigue surrounding his appointment of 2006 Ladies Champion, Amélie Mauresmo, there's a lot to be excited about. What does...

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Inspiration

Brand Stretch

Soft drinks and shower gel. Heavy machinery and hats. A film franchise and manly cologne. At bluemarlin, we believe that all brands have the innate potential to stretch their identity into certain foreign categories. The right positioning and a...

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Inspiration

Portraits of World Cup goal scorers

This week I was asked to blog about the World Cup. I do not care for the World Cup. Not very much anyway. I hate those stupid flags that people stick in their car windows, reminding everyone of all the wasted excitement, hopes and dreams which the...

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News

New Hires and Appointments at AMV BBDO, TBWA, Ogilvy and W+K

In the first of a stream of new hires and appointments announced over the past week, London-based agency, AMV BBDO has named the creative team of Mike Crowe and Rob Messeter from adam&eveDDB as creative partners. Together, they will be running some...

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Garena and FIFA invite football fans to “Be the One"

Southeast Asian online gaming brand Garena plan to capitalise on the football mania created by the 2014 World Cup, hyping the free EA Sports multiplayer football game, FIFA Online 3 with the help of Saatchi & Saatchi Thailand. Garena was launched in...

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Guide Dogs appoints RAPP to brand work

- RAPP wins combined media and creative brand account - Includes offline, online and PPC UK brand media and ATL creative London, 18th June 2014: Guide Dogs has appointed RAPP to handle the combined media and creative accounts for its new integrated...

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Colleen Wilber named as Vice President of Qorvis MSLGROUP

It was announced yesterday that Qorvis MSLGROUP, the Publicis Groupe's strategic communications and engagement group, has named Colleen Wilber as its new vice president. Wilber is renowned as one of the best media professionals in the business, with...

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Advice

2014 Salary Guide & Survey

It may have taken a few months... but we have finished tackling one of the hardest subjects in the workplace, the paycheck. We have exposed the elephant in the room by asking tough questions, collecting data, and analysing opinions. Inside you will...

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News

Spray That Again. How evil is advertising?

Since an art director colleague introduced me to Banksy many years ago, I’ve enjoyed his stuff enormously. In that time he has painted throughout the world, from Sydney to Camden, LA to Palestine. The art critics bemoan him - too obvious, too...

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TBWA appointed as Sotheby's Global Lead Brand Agency Partner

It was announced yesterday that TBWA has been appointed as the global strategic and creative agency partner for Sotheby's, the fine art auctions and private sales corporation based in New York. The agency's London office will be leading the account,...

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News

Well done you! Why the Halifax campaign is so insulting.

Nobody likes being patronised. Even small infants boil with fury when some dough-faced adult leers into their pushchair and makes 'woo-woo' noises at them. Probably. I think being patronised takes us back to school, when we were bound by the...

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Natalie Lam appointed as executive creative director of Razorfish

Yesterday, it was announced that Natalie Lam has been appointed as executive creative director of Razorfish, at the agency's headquarters in Times Square, New York. Razorfish is a part of the Publicis Groupe holding company, and is one of the world's...

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Advice

Enter The Lovie Awards by 13 June

Attention creators of excellent interactive work, you have until Friday 13th June to enter this years' Lovie Awards! The mission of the Lovie Awards is to honour the best of the EU Web across Websites, Online Advertising, Internet Video, Mobile &...

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News

How one man predicted the future of televison.

From Cicero to Aubrey Beardsley, human beings have never had to look too far for individuals touched by the hand of creative genius. But finding intellects so inspired, profound and insightful they actually manage to predict the future, is more of a...