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Features

Are politicians targeting you on social media?

I'm going to go out on a limb here and presume that at least 75% of the people reading this piece have an active Facebook account. Such is the all-encompassing ubiquity of the great social media titan, that it's not unrealistic of me to make this...

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Technology

Geometry Global and Blippar buddy up to bring AR to the masses

Blippar has this morning announced a global partnership with shopper marketing agency Geometry Global, with the deal primarily aimed at helping GG clients better harness augmented reality applications. AR has long-promised to bridge the divide...

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Video Games

The mobile game that literally fights cancer

War on Cancer is a free-to-play fundraising mobile game, where money can actively be donated to a real-life cancer patient whilst the player enjoys a high intensity shoot-em-up game. The game has been created by Saatchi & Saatchi Interactive...

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Advertising

McDonald's pull tone-deaf dead dad ad

After receiving a barrage of bad press from medias both social and mainstream, McDonald's has bowed to public pressure and pulled their latest TV ad. The spot in question has been accused of “exploiting childhood bereavement” by not only...

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Features

Creative Opinion: Eurovision and YouTube

Matt Phelan, CEO of 4Ps part of NetBooster Group, on how Eurovision uses YouTube to elevate the event to a new global audience. On Saturday, the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) was held in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, with the...

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Design

The Graffiti Drones that recreate any artwork submitted by app

Drones are a technology that, in my humble opinion, have yet to reach their true potential, at least in terms of application. Initially used as hobbyist flying machines, drones are now being used for everything from home delivery services to...

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Advertising

Toddlers become rappers in #YOTO campaign for Toddlebox platform

Toddlers transform into gangsta rappers in the new #YOTO (You Only Toddle Once) campaign from Danone's educational platform Toddlebox.ie, as they welcome viewers to the Toddlerhood. On a mission to teach parents the little-known facts about what to...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Booze, biscuits and other stories

BrandOpus - Hall & Woodhouse Badger BrandOpus has designed a unique Collector’s Edition bottle for Hall & Woodhouse’s signature brew Badger, which has picked up a coveted D&AD Graphite pencil. The extraordinary bottle is a realisation of...

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Events

DWA brings you the May Creative Calendar, Part II

With each new day, you can guarantee that some very bright people are planning get-togethers designed to have massive impacts for everyone involved. The settings can be musical, artistic, creative, academic or business-focused; these are events you...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Mastering 3D artistry with Peter Nowacki

Peter Nowacki spent five years working as the lead 3D artist at Warsaw-based CGI production studio, ArsThanea, before deciding to go it alone, securing clients such as HBO Asia, Oppo, Facebook, Microsoft and few more in the process. With the world of...

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Advice

10 Writing Tools And Apps That Will Make Designing Easier

Graphic design is a complex and ever evolving industry. That means that as a designer, you're always looking to keep up with what's happening. Internet technology has made finding tools that will actually help you stay ahead of the curve easier, too....

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Awards

Final call for entry: The Rado Star Prize UK

Last Chance to apply to win £5,000, exhibit at designjunction and receive a Rado watch. The Rado Star Prize UK is a unique opportunity for emerging designers who are graduating now, or have recently graduated. Rado is working with...

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Design

Has the Banksy Brexit mural backfired?

A mural by street artist Banksy recently appeared in the English town of Dover on Sunday last week, showing a worker chipping a star away from the European Union flag. The four-storey artwork, located on the wall of a derelict building beside the...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Double Concentrate Double Concentrate, the Newcastle-based digital creative agency, has scored a hat-trick of new hires after adding industry veteran Gareth Howells to its team as part of an appointment triple. Howells was one of the founders of...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Droga5 London - Secret Escapes Secret Escapes, the luxury travel club, has appointed Droga5 London to handle its advertising account. Droga5 London, which won the account following a pitch process against 101, will develop a new strategy and...

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Social Media

Snapchat shares plummet after disastrous debut

Last night, shares in the boldly named Snap, the parent company of the snap-happy social media picture sharing titan Snapchat, fell by almost a quarter after the app reported significant losses and poor user growth. The company's first results as a...

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Advertising

Richard Branson and Y&R London open Dyslexic Sperm Bank

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson has supported the launch of a new charity, Made by Dyslexia, at the world’s first “dyslexic sperm bank.” Made by Dyslexia is a global charity led by successful and famous dyslexics, and its purpose is to help...

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Technology

Visions in VR: Is the VR boom over before it started?

It would, perhaps, be unfair to say that the VR bubble has burst, because from where I'm sitting, it looks as though the bubble has barely left the niche market that spawned it. Yet, with so many headsets now sat gathering dust in closets and display...

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Technology

Digital Leaders announce DL100 finalists

Digital Leaders, the global initiative for promoting effective, long-term digital transformation across government and industries, has today announced the finalists who make up the DL100 list for 2017 and opened the public vote. The independent list...

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