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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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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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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,...

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Kogi Mobile and Download Festival launch Download Tribes

Download Festival launches Download Tribes, giving Europe’s biggest rock and metal music festival an entirely new, interactive digital dimension. The app allows users and their friends to connect with like-minded people, share plans and...

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Kate Howe hired as new Managing Director at Gyro

Kate Howe has recently been named as managing director at Gyro London, an agency which focuses on business-to-business advertising. She will join Gyro on the 1st of July this year, and will manage its 82 members of staff in a joint capacity with...

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Lowe Profero chosen as digital agency for Guzman Y Gomez

Lowe Profero, the global digital network of Lowe and Partners, announced last week that they have partnered with the Australian based Mexican food chain, Guzman y Gomez, to develop the brand's digital presence both locally and internationally. The...

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Inspiration

Comfort Food by Jessica Dance

Let me introduce you to Jessica Dance - a London-based Art Director, Model Maker and Prop Stylist. She specialises in handcrafted models, props and sets for the likes of Vogue, Google, Mulberry, Creative Review, Vanity Fair, Liberty, Topshop,...

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Droga5 and Newcastle Brown Ale take top Facebook Studio Award

For the second year running the top distinction at the annual Facebook Studio Awards has gone to an advertising agency and brand combination, who used the social media platform as a base from which to launch a successful campaign. This year the...

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The $35 billion Publicis/Omnicom merger faces major hurdles

The planned merger of major, global advertising holding firms Publicis and the Omnicom Group has hit a few major hurdles of late, which will need to be resolved before the $35 billion merger can take place. The first major hurdle to overcome will be...

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Inspiration

Under the skin. Why are we so obsessed with tattoos?

Late last year, a picture of Cheryl Cole appeared on the internet and in various newspapers. Nothing particularly odd about that; Ms. Cole is a constant media fixture. Only this picture, which she had released herself, was of her backside, newly...

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Wieden + Kennedy make Colleen DeCourcy a partner

Wieden + Kennedy's global co-executive creative director, Colleen DeCourcy, has recently been made partner at the agency after just 15 months. As a partner, she will join a select group of 11, which also includes president Dave Luhr, executive...

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News

Can I kick it? What's wrong with the World Cup 2014 logo?

Is there anything wrong with a writer reviewing a logo? After all, very few of us know our way around Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, and I've never met a writer who went to design school. If then, you do think we have no business sounding off about...

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FCB chosen over Leo Burnett for Choose Chicago account

FCB Chicago announced on Wednesday that they have been officially chosen as the new advertising agency of record for Choose Chicago, the windy city's convention and tourism bureau, besting other finalists Magnani Continuum Marketing and Leo Burnett...

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Inspiration

Designs Of The Year 2014

Spring can mean different things for different people but in the design world it's all about the nominees and the winners of Designs Of The Year. Acting as the main event at the Design Museum until the 25th August, the seven different categories...

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Razorfish snags Vik Kathuria from MediaCom for a top media role

The battle for talent between WPP and their rivals Publicis and Omnicom (who will soon be merging) continues apace as the Publicis Group's 'Razorfish' (a full service digital agency based in New York) announced they had poached WPP MediaCom's head of...