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Advice

How your small business can grow with the help of iPhone apps?

When you’re running a small business on your own then you need all the help you can get. The powerful apps discussed here will help take your organizational and management skills to the next level. Calendar apps for better self-management and...

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Advertising

Account Wins and Acquisitions of the Week

Publicis - Diesel Diesel, the legendary fashion brand part of the OTB group, has appointed Publicis Italia, the agency led by Bruno Bertelli, Global Chief Creative Officer of Publicis WW, to handle its global creative and strategy account. The...

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Top Hires of the Week

McCann London McCann London has hired the dynamic creative team behind the multi award-winning Freedom Brewery campaign; Will Cottam and James Crosby. Joining from CHI & Partners, where they spent 4.5 years, Cottam and Crosby produced work for Lexus...

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Ads of the Week

The Full Service - Macmillan Brave The Shave The striking black and white images featured in the clip above show the parents, partners and loved ones of people with cancer seconds after having all their hair shaved off in a bid to help others with...

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Video Games

The blue shells and the bob-ombs of Gamescom 2017

Gamescom is, to all intents and purposes, very much the sexier, more refined European cousin to E3’s bold, brash American convention. If E3 is a Michael Bay movie (all big bucks, explosions and exposition), then Gamescom, which wrapped up this week...

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Inspiration

Five Reasons to use Professional Creative Crowdsourcing

Businesses have been using the internet to outsource work to the crowd for over ten years now. Coined “crowdsourcing” by Wired writer Jeff Howe in 2006, brands continue to dabble with the art with varied success. In just the world of...

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Account Wins of the Week

BMB - Campaign To End Loneliness BMB has been appointed to lead the Campaign to End Loneliness account, raising awareness of the issue of loneliness among older people in the UK. The first piece of work from the agency premieres on September 20th at...

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Alexa on Trial

It’s in our nature to rebel. As teenagers, or in retirement, we don’t really like to be told what to do. And we enjoy a good bit of mischief! It’s part of what makes us human. In today’s brave new world of artificial intelligence (AI) our...

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Inspiration

Don’t let the obsession kill you

Ever since I remember I was always obsessed with something. The first obsession I remember taking over me was collecting Lego sets at a very young age. It drove my dad insane, because living in post-communist Poland western Lego sets were pretty...

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Advice

The power of storytelling in a video-first world

According to Mark Zuckerberg, we’re entering a golden age of video, and in five years most of what people consume online will be exactly that - video. By 2019, 80% of the world’s internet traffic will be video. Cisco Study, 2015...

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Advertising

#SummerSOwhite live nationwide

Following the success of this year's #EasterSOwhite, Primesight is pleased to once again be showcasing work from the #SoWhiteProject. The work will be live this weekend across Primesight's entire digital 48-sheet and 96-sheet estate. #SummerSOwhite...

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Video Games

Ogilvy and Gentleman Scholar Help Lenovo(TM) Bring Gaming to Life

NEW YORK and HOLLYWOOD – A cinematic new animated trailer for Lenovo's Legion brand is debuting online and in targeted media outlets all around the world this week. The project was conceived by creatives at Ogilvy & Mather New York in partnership...

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Account Wins of the Week

Nando's picks AnalogFolk to run digital account AnalogFolk has been named UK digital agency of record for Nando’s, following a competitive pitch that saw off AKQA and Dare. The Observatory International drew up the shortlist but Nando’s...

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News

CONNECT 2017: New speakers and keynote sessions announced

London, the melting a pot of creatives, creative enterprises and the home to our inaugural festival, CONNECT 2017. Join us at Juju Bar and Stage at the iconic Old Truman Brewery on Thursday 14th September 2017 from 11:30-23:00 to inspire, engage...

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Features

Coloro: The story so far with Thorsten Traugott

The global b2b media company Ascential, home to WGSN and Cannes Lions, has launched a revolutionary new product set to contemporize the global color industry: Coloro - The Color Code. Refined with 20 years of scientific innovation led by CTIC (China...

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Features

Creative Opinions: James Damore's Google Memo

Last week, there was a great deal of smoke being blown surrounding the memo released by Google employee James Damore, which inferred that women were biologically inferior to their male counterparts when it came to computer science and coding. These...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

VML VML has promoted God-is Rivera to the newly created position of Director of Inclusion and Cultural Resonance. Rivera has been a key part of the evolution of VML’s Inclusion & Diversity committee. Being a black woman in the advertising industry...

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Trends

Converagency: The device of our time

In times full of powerful stimuli that come from a multiplicity of channels, there is a need to think, to be, to live and to create outside the box in order to communicate honestly. A 360° perspective is no longer enough. It might seem...

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Account Wins of the Week

PHD – Sainsbury's Sainsbury's has confirmed that PHD has won its consolidated £115m media planning and buying account, ending the long-running drama over the account review. A source close to the supermarket giant said PHD eventually triumphed...

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Design

First look: Product Launches

designjunction is set to be the platform for hundreds of product launches from global brands including: Another Country, Bethan Gray, Channels, Deadgood, Design House Stockholm, Friends & Founders, Humanscale, LSA International, Icons of Denmark,...

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Inspiration

Homefarm: A very modern old age

We spend inconceivable hours dreaming of what our future might hold. How many kids we might have, if any at all. What kind of car we might drive. Where we might live. Yet, there’s a perception that once you cross the threshold into old age...

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News

CONNECT 2017 - our first festival comes to London!

As the creative industries connector, we are excited to announce the launch of CONNECT, on Thursday 14th September 2017 from 11:30-23:00. Building on the success of the annual London Pool Party, CONNECT is the creative industry’s day festival,...

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Features

Brands and the Cult of Celebrity

Greenlight’s Tim Waine on how icons can still breathe new life into brand campaigns. Remember that ad featuring Cheryl Cole and L’Oréal? Times and trends may change, but celebrity brand endorsements remain one of the most powerful...

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