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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”....

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News

KV 'Pops' Sridhar to join SapientNitro as chief creative officer

It was announced last week that KV Sridhar, the erstwhile chief creative officer for Leo Burnett in India who is affectionately known as 'Pops' by his friends and co-workers, will be taking the CCO post at SapientNitro, the interactive marketing,...

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Inspiration

Does London help or hinder creativity?

I am writing this blog on a train on the way back to the Big Smoke following a few days mini-break in Cornwall, Mevagissey to be exact. As usual I have found the green hues, sea air and laid-back friendly locals a tonic to my tattered nerves and eye...

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News

Publicis and Omnicom call off the merger!

In a joint statement released yesterday, the global advertising holding groups Publicis and Omnicom officially announced that they had terminated their proposed $35 million merger, following weeks of speculation. The agreement was mutual, and came...

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Inspiration

Fear of music. Is this the most disturbing pop video ever?

Here’s an odd thing about rock music: the more frightening it tries to be, the more hilariously ludicrous it becomes. Ozzy can bark at the moon till the end of time, but he’ll still be more golden retriever than werewolf. Ronnie James Dio...

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News

Bulletproof moves to 10 Bedford Street

After 10 fulfilling years at our offices in Shelton Street, Bulletproof has moved - to 10 Bedford Street in Covent Garden. Following an extensive search in central London, the Bedford Street office was the firm winner offering Bulletproof both space...

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News

Toby Talbot appointed as creative chief at DDB Sydney

Taking the next step in their implementation of a fresh creative structure across Australasia, DDB Australia have appointed Toby Talbot as the chief creative officer at DDB Sydney. The move follows hot on the heels of DDB's recent appointment of...

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Features

Watch and comment: John Lewis’ 150th anniversary commercial

Taking a primetime advertising spot last Saturday night during Britain’s Got Talent, the new television commercial celebrating John Lewis’ 150th anniversary was revealed. Created by Adam & Eve/DDB, the ad is called Never Standing Still,...