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Entertainment

Amazon's bookshop bridges physical and digital worlds

I'll happily admit that it's probably been almost a decade since I last purchased a book from a physical retail outlet. Whilst in my teenage years I'd spent the best part of an afternoon every weekend perusing my local book and record stores for my...

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Advertising

AWARD increases presence at Semi Permanent in Australia

The Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association (AWARD) will be increasing its presence at the annual Semi Permanent festival of creativity and design from May 2016, in a collaboration that will introduce an annual AWARD showcase to the...

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Advertising

WPP adds the Essence of digital advertising to its roster

As has been strongly rumoured, it’s been confirmed this week that WPP is buying a majority stake in Essence Digital, described by the company themselves as a leading global digital agency and the world’s biggest independent buyer of...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

McCann London - Bisto As part of the “Bisto Together Project,” which launched last year, McCann London has created a new campaign showing how home-cooked food can bring people together. Launching two new ranges under in the Bisto Made...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: JWT

Taking horses skiing for Canon The latest instalment of the “Come and See” campaign for Canon from JWT took a range of Canon cameras and some intrepid bearded crew members to Argentina’s mountains to film Franco Moro, the 55-year...

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Advertising

Creative Circle want us to test our advertising knowledge

Creative Circle, the longest running advertising awards body in the UK, has launched a social media focused campaign called #namethebrand to mark their call for entries for the 2016 awards. The campaign, created in collaboration with Leo Burnett...

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Design

London Transport Museum opens Design Gallery and pop-up shop

The recent history of London is a fascinating one indeed, especially when you factor in how the progress of transportation has transformed the city into a bustling, seemingly endless metropolis. The designs that underlined these changes appeared to...

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Features

We’ll pay you the princely sum of £EXP,OSU.RE

You may have seen this picture below doing the rounds on Facebook last week. And if you did and you’re a creative, you may well have chortled knowingly. Because the sad fact is, most creatives I know have experienced this at some point in their...

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Design

Brand Makeovers of the Week

Gretel transform Netflix into a literal House of Cards As maddeningly successful as it has become, few would argue that Netflix is long overdue for a visual upgrade. The internal design team unveiled a new, flatter logo design last year, which...

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Advertising

Havas opens first UK Village in Manchester

Havas Media UK has expanded its offering in our humble nation by opening its doors in Manchester. Building on the success of Havas Lynx, Havas PR and Havas People, the global marketing and communications group has unveiled the launch of the UK’s...

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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Computing goes horizontal Altwork, a US design company, is set to release an adaptable office chair that lets users sit, stand or lie down while using their computers. The concept is aimed at high-intensity users, meaning people who spend at least...

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Advertising

Derby opens as Turnkey Content Solution in NYC

Derby, a live-action creative collective and production company, launched this week under the leadership of industry veteran and Executive Producer Mary Crosse. Derby cultivates the industry’s best directorial visionaries including award-winning...

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Design

Say bye to Coco: Is Birch the next trend in packaged water?

British design studio Horse has created a unique log-like carton and a Norse-inspired identity for the aptly-named Tåpped; a drink actually made from birch-sap. Created to help the Finnish drink break into the UK market, the design aims to...

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Features

Crossing Borders: How business stumbled over design

We live in the age of design. We've seen Accenture buy design firm Fjord, making the international consulting firm the latest member of the club of multifaceted companies that are integrating studios. Accenture isn't doing its design savvy moves...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

McCann London McCann Worldgroup has announced Alex Lubar as CEO of McCann London. Currently McCann Worldgroup's New York-based Global Chief Marketing Officer, Lubar will transition to his new role beginning January 2016. He succeeds Zaid Al-Zaidy,...

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Advertising

Top 5 Account Wins of the Week

Gyro Manchester/Citypress - BRUSH The Manchester office of Gyro and integrated PR consultancy Citypress have been appointed to lead a global marketing and communications brief for BRUSH, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of...

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Advertising

Our top Halloween highlights for branded content

Halloween is big business in ad land, more so now than ever before, so every brand and agency under the sun is taking advantage of the seasonal madness by bringing a (temporary) spooky edge to their creative advertising work. Here I'll be examining a...

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Design

Slack make a big difference with a small change

On August 25th, the corporate group messaging site 'Slack' unveiled a new way for developers to connect to their service: the 'Add to Slack' button. It was the culmination of a great deal of work, but it was a seemingly small detail that proved to be...

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Advertising

KOREAT 2015 Unveils Korea’s Top 50 Restaurants Ranking

Korea recently saw the inaugural launch of its very own Michelin Guide-style top 50 ‘best’ restaurants ranking guide in the country, KOREAT. With the aim of creating an authoritative ranking of Korea’s top restaurants for locals and...

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Design

The Old Vinyl Factory becomes a major design incubator

The ground-floor of the Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes, West London, which was at the forefront of UK technological development for much of the 20th century, has been reimagined as an incubator space for start-up product design businesses. The site was...

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Technology

CreateVR wins the new 'Best In VR' at Digital Hollywood Awards

CreateVR and its parent company Create Advertising, took top honours at two prestigious industry awards shows last week, as the respected marketing agency earned Best In Virtual Reality, Based on a Cinematic or Television Experience for its...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

BBH London – Tesco When I was a wee lad (in the heady days of the mid-90's), Halloween wasn't a particularly big deal. Sure we got together to watch movies we probably shouldn't have been watching and hit up our neighbours houses for Dime bars and...

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Features

How companies convey reliability through their online presence

One of the key things that customers or clients search for in companies is that they can be relied on. Whether this is to provide them with food products, a new mortgage or simply to ensure that they deliver on their promises it is important that...

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Advertising

Perfect Fools ask us to dream up impossible “Sandwishes”

Jarlsberg, the world-renowned Norwegian cheese makers, are calling on foodies across Europe, North America and Australasia to imagine and share their most “Impossible” sandwich requests. The cleverly titled (because we LOVE a good pun)...

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Job Description: Exhibition Designer

Exhibition designers are responsible for the design and layout of shows and exhibitions. View People View Companies View Jobs Job Description, Salaries and Benefits Exhibition designers are responsible for the design and layout of shows and...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Havas Worldwide

Putting on a peep show in Chicago for Breast Cancer Awareness Month With one week remaining for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Havas Chicago has unveiled a rather provocative new installation designed to extend awareness of the disease and...

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Design

The Biggest Rebrands & Makeovers of the Week

Rufus Leonard - ODEON ODEON, the European cinema chain, has been given a glamorous brand revamp courtesy of Rufus Leonard, all based around the franchises iconic “O” motif, which the design consultancy have said they have aimed to...