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Geometry Global play Pass the Parcel

How many times have you returned home from work only to find that dreaded slip of paper that informs you you'll need to collect a parcel from your local delivery office? It's the very definition of a first world problem, but it's a problem...

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Anna Kendrick awakens her force for Star Wars Battlefront

As the world readies itself for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first in a sequel trilogy set in a galaxy far, far away, gamers are feeling the force for the new Star Wars: Battlefront game. The game will be officially available on...

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Top 5 Ads of the Week: Christmas Special

It's that time of year again when brands start milking our emotional connection to Christmas, so here I'll be looking at a few of the more interesting Christmas-themed ads to debut in recent weeks. I won't be featuring the annual John Lewis spot from...

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Agency of the Week: Leo Burnett

Turning sound waves into cups using 3D printing How do you 3D print a radio ad? Leo Burnett Melbourne has answered that question by getting experimental for Slurpee, the frozen drinks company (essentially the Australian “Slush Puppy”)....

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The LIA 2015 Winners are in!

The winners of the 2015 London International Awards (LIA) were announced yesterday (November 10) after 10 days of judging held at the SLS Hotel in Las Vegas. The 30th LIA juries led by their respective Jury Presidents, viewed and scored every entry...

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Design

Royal Mail gets biblical this Christmas

Winter's silver lining is dawning on us once again, and brands are wasting no time getting in on the action, not least Royal Mail, who are arguably as vital a part of the UK Christmas season as lukewarm mulled wine and tangled lights. Every November...

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Video Games

Fallout 4 launches a pioneering OOH campaign

Yesterday (November 10) Fallout 4 was released to its adoring public and my social life for the next fortnight took a tragic blow. Personally I'm only a few hours in thus far, but I can already quite say it offers everything the series' fans have...

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Lord Alan Sugar at FOM15 On Advertising

Though he might be more famous as an icy television personality these days thanks to his annual appearance on BBC One's The Apprentice as a stereotypical curmudgeon doling out advice to an increasingly infuriating batch of guileless narcissists...

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Former DDB execs embrace gender equality at new consultancy

Karen See, the former Chief Communications Officer for DDB Group Asia Pacific, and Sharn Bedi, the former Managing Director for DDB Remedy Asia Pacific, have teamed up to launch an executive leadership consultancy set champion gender diversity and...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Laptop Chargers to Jimi Hendrix

Fuseproject - Zolt Fuseproject has developed the branding and industrial design of the new Zolt Laptop Charger Plus, which claims to be the smallest and lightest charger on the market. Zolt (a division of US electronics product developers Avogy)...

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Berlin Dispatch: Ciclope International Festival of Craft

For the last two years Berlin has been the home of CICLOPE Festival, the only international event fully dedicated to the craft of moving image. Since moving to the heart of Berlin’s über cool Mitte district in 2012, it has become THE place...

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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

The first VR musical instrument is backed by Abbey Road A virtual reality musical instrument has been developed that can potentially mimic thousands of instruments through a unique (and really rather clever) 3D sensor. The design of the boldly named...

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Linda Kaplan Thaler joins the Advertising Hall of Fame

Publicis New York chairman Linda Kaplan Thaler was recently inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of Fame, an immense honour recognizing her lifetime of award-winning work in the industry. As a Hall of Fame member, Linda,...

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Design

Abbey Road opens first official retail store

I'll probably never get to record an album at Abbey Road. It's been a dream of mine since the moment I first picked up a guitar almost two decades ago, but I've come to the sad conclusion that this particular dream shall remain unfulfilled. The same...

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John Lewis puts away the big guns for Christmas

Last year, Sainsbury’s came under a lot of criticism for their World War II-inspired Christmas ad. Some agreed that it was a tear jerker, while others - in spite of the great attention to detail in terms of period costume accuracy and so on -...

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Events

Earn £10,000 to Transform the World

Creativepool have joined forces with Alternative Genius Ltd, Europe’s largest creative crowd sourcing agency, to bring you the chance to earn £10,000 ... and transform the world into a better place. Alternative Genius. have been...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

MEC MEC has promoted Marc Pearson to the newly created role of managing director of its Performance division, Jason Dormieux, the agency’s joint CEO announced today. His promotion reflects a doubling in size of MEC Performance across both its...

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Top 5 Account Wins of the Week

Ocean Outdoor - Team GB Team GB has revealed details of its exclusive content partnership with digital out of home owner Ocean as it unites the nation behind the team prior to Rio 2016. The deal will see Ocean turn the nation red, white and blue...

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Technology

Boys & Girls launch an anti-bullying wristband

Amidst the high-octane networking and big deal making at the Dublin Web Summit 2015, some of the youngest tech entrepreneurs at the event (five, 11 year olds; Katelyn, Chloe, Ben, Nadine and Daniel) from St. Audoen’s School, in the heart of The...

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News

Here's a little tease of something pretty massive...

We all love to have a sneaky peek inside our friend's house. A big thank you to our friends at Ground Control & Massive Music for collaborating with us on it, but we'll tell you a bit more next week. Stay hyped for the launch on Thursday the 12th...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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