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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...

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Features

East London Swimmers

As soon as the city heats up, people flock to their favoured outside swimming spots. For most this is one of the ponds on Hampstead Heath, for others, London Field's Lido offers the perfect hipster location for posing, swimming, smoking and...

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News

Omnicom's RAPP acquire UK-based brand and retail agency Haygarth

The multichannel marketing agency RAPP, itself a part of The DAS Group of Companies, a division of the Omnicom Group, announced yesterday its acquisition of UK-based brand and retail agency, Haygarth for a sum that has yet to be disclosed. The deal...

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M&C Saatchi signed up by Sky Bet online gambling

It was announced yesterday that the Sport & Entertainment division of M&C Saatchi had been selected as the agency to deal with the title sponsorship of the English Football League by Sky Bet, the online gaming subsidiary of BskyB, the UK's largest...

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News

Up In Smoke. Is there any point in 'No Tobacco Day'?

It's 'No Tobacco Day 2014'. Hooray. It is often said there are too many 'days' dedicated to this that and the other. And I think this rather proves the point. Not because the World Health Organisation (who are behind the event) shouldn't have an...

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Inspiration

Packaging Gallery: Brazil 2014 - The Official Sponsors

Events like the World Cup prove that packaging is much more than protection. It’s a vessel and a vehicle for celebration. Limited edition event-orientated packaging doesn’t just ride the hype, it generates it. The brands that associate...

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Kat Gates named Global Creative Director at Leo Burnett for P&G

It was announced earlier this week that Kat Gates has been hired as the new global creative director for Leo Burnett Worldwide, where she will manage all creative for Procter & Gamble's 'Always' brand, which specialises in feminine care and hygeine...

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Webby and D&AD Awards Name Ogilvy & Mather Agency of the Year

Ogilvy & Mather have enjoyed another big win, just weeks after winning Global Network of the Year at the 41st annual One Show Awards, taking home Agency of the Year nods at two of the top industry award shows. The two shows in question are the 18th...

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TBWA Worldwide acquire Heimat; Germany's 'Agency of the Year'

It was announced yesterday that the advertising network TBWA Worldwide has acquired leading independent advertising agency Heimat, having taken a majority share. The German agency was founded in 1999 by partners Matthias von Bechtolsheim, Guido...

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Features

Game On. The toughest creative challenge in TV.

‘Nobody knows anything’. So goes the famous quote from screenwriter William Goldman, suggesting that it’s impossible to predict public taste. It’s a theory that would certainly be supported by the haphazard history of the...

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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,...