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Advertising

Sexualised shaving ad banned by ASA

In these supposedly enlightened times, it's rare for an ad to provoke a significant moral outcry, at least to the extent that it gets pulled from existence. It happened earlier this year, of course, with the woeful ad that saw Kendall Jenner solve a...

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Design

OMA design Facebook: The Village

Given its relatively humble beginnings (see the film “The Social Network” for proof), and its general brand identity as the cool, calm cousin to Google's hyperactive uncle, Facebook is not a company that one would expect to possess the...

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Features

Creative Opinions: The Wunderman/Possible Merger

Mergers are funny old things. More often than not, they're lambasted as job-eating, austerity driven moves that are more about branding than innovation, and result in work that lacks personality and clients feeling like they've been thrown from...

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News

We want to see your best work: Enter by Friday, 28th July

Before you go on holiday this summer, you must cross one thing off your to-do list: Entering the 7th Annual Lovie Awards. The Extended Entry Deadline is on 28 July, so don’t delay! The Lovies honours the entire spectrum of the European...

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Advertising

HSBC and J. Walter Thompson get brits on their bikes

HSBC UK recently announced the launch of an integrated campaign as part of its eight-year partnership deal with British Cycling, the largest cycling organisation in Britain. Created as part of an integrated effort with Mindshare Worldwide, J. Walter...

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Design

2017 D&AD New Blood Winners Revealed

Last week, the Old Truman Brewery in East London opened its doors for the 2017 edition of the D&AD New Blood Festival. The festival showcased some of the best creative work from more than 1,000 students at design colleges and universities all over...

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Features

Consumers don’t want advertising bullsh*t

A view from Jason Foo... WARC’s ‘Lessons from the world’s best campaigns’ session at Cannes Lions was an impressive showcase in how brands ought to focus less on talk, and more on action. Josy Paul, Chairman and Chief...

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Technology

Visions in VR: Google experiments with VR advertising

VR is, currently, one of the few remaining new media refuges where advertising is largely non-existent. Up until this point, adland's relationship with VR has primarily been through sponsored activations, games and tailored 'experiences' that...

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Features

How AI can help us be more human again

From Leonardo da Vinci to the writer Zora Neale Hurston, artists throughout the ages have been inspired by muses. Today’s muses come in a very different form, however - like IBM cognitive computing system Watson. “It’s a new...

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Consumers don’t want advertising bullsh*t

A view from Jason Foo... WARC’s ‘Lessons from the world’s best campaigns’ session at Cannes Lions was an impressive showcase in how brands ought to focus less on talk, and more on action. Josy Paul, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer;...

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News

What happens when you blow the doors open?

Picfair is a revolutionary combination of experiments that might just change an entire industry. The first experiment is in openness. Image licensing has been a closed door for decades - despite living through the biggest proliferation of images in...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Clarity and dynamism with Ian Macfarlane

Ian Macfarlane is a London-based graphic designer, working with a variety of clients and companies to deliver everything from broadcast to book publishing, corporate reporting to visual identity. Ian has been selected to judge for the D&AD awards and...

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Inspiration

How brands are using: Podcasts

At the start of 2017, Rawvoice, a data firm that tracks 20,000 podcast shows, reported that 75 million people listed to its podcasts each month, and in the UK alone, statistics show that 4.7 million people download a podcast every week. Squarespace,...

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Advertising

Adland shows off its true colours for Pride London

Adland has really got stuck in for Pride London this year. We've already covered the wonderful official “Love Happens Here” campaign by WCRS, but that was only the tip of the rainbow. Here, we've gathered a few of the more interesting...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Leo Burnett - McDonald's McDelivery McDonald's has handed its £77m global advertising account for the new McDelivery home-ordering service to Leo Burnett London after a pitch involving roster agencies. McDelivery has now begun testing in the...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Jellyfish Diageo’s head of programmatic, Gawain Owen, is set to join independent digital agency Jellyfish as Digital Strategy Director on 1 August. With over 15 years of industry experience, Owen is widely recognised as a digital industry...

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Advertising

Game of Thrones becomes a Game of Parts

Game of Thrones is a pop culture phenomenon like few others. It's wilfully ponderous and defiantly adult with a capital A, and yet through the power of its deft storytelling and damaged, but relatable characters (not to mention the epic battles,...

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Events

Cannes Lions 2017: Drinks at sunset with Creativepool

It was a pleasure to bring together the Creativepool community for our annual drinks at sunset during Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity 2017. The sun-kissed, floral terrace of Le Canberra and a cold glass of champagne away from the frenzy of La...

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Advertising

Wunderman and POSSIBLE merge to form global digital powerhourse

Wunderman, the leading global digital agency, today announced that POSSIBLE, a multi-service digital agency, has joined its group. The enlarged group will have the scale, expertise and global reach to better meet the demands of global marketers today...

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