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Social Media

What is Facebook Marketplace and should you be using it?

Anyone who has been watching AMC's “Halt and Catch Fire,” which takes place during the computer boom of the mid 1980s (and if you haven't you really should be) will have noticed that online retail transactions between users are actually...

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Features

Creativepool City Guides: First stop, Berlin

Our new City Guides feature is the guidebook you never asked for but always wanted. Conventional travel guides are all good, but they don't really offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a city's creative heart. We're changing all that, by...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: UCL, Natwest and the London Design Biennale

Lambie-Nairn - University College London Lambie-Nairn has unveiled a new brand identity for UCL’s (University College London) new global Philanthropy and Engagement Campaign. The university is aiming to raise £600 million for cutting-edge...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

CHI&Partners Yan Elliott is joining CHI&Partners as Joint Executive Creative Director, alongside Micky Tudor. Elliott leaves Lucky Generals, where he was Creative Partner, and responsible for notable recent campaigns including the Radiocentre work...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Absolut Vodka has appointed BBH London as lead global creative agency following a review. Sid Lee formerly held creative duties on the account and is believed not to have participated in the review. BBH London’s first effort will be an...

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Advice

Why Creative Talks are So Important Part 4: Growth

In the final part of our series on learning how to navigate the world of creative talks and events, and how to make the most of them, we turn our attention to using them for growth - both in terms of your business and personal prospects. If you have...

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News

Collaboration is key to the world’s most purposeful brands

The overall trend that surfaced in this year’s Fit For Purpose index was collaborative thinking; the top purposeful brands are collaborating with stakeholders and partners within and outside the company to embed purpose in authentic and...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

180LA - Boost Mobile To address the fact that low-income and minority Americans typically face significantly more obstacles when it comes to casting their ballot this November, Boost Mobile, with the help from 180LA, is throwing its hat into the...

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Design

D&AD's Andy Sandoz unveils 2016 'Manual' annual

In his final act as D&AD President after a year in which he has imparted many valuable lessons with his future-facing attitude and love for the weird and wonderful, Andy Sandoz has made some major changes to the D&AD Annual. A dedicated champion of...

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Technology

Google France and AKQA embark on a 360° urban adventure

Google France has unveiled the first episode of Curio-Cité, a series of films, immersive 360° VR video masterclasses and live events allowing people to jump head first into the world of urban exploration (colloquially known as “Urbex”) in...

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Technology

Accessible VR from Google’s Daydream View VR headset

Yesterday at the much anticipated Made by Google event, via a live stream Google finally announced Daydream View, their new $79 VR headset. This forms part of Google’s new hardware positioning, Made by Google, which offers phones, virtual reality...

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Design

BBC announces UX&D Digital Design Research Roster

After a rigorous and creative selection process, the BBC have announced their new User Experience and Design (UX&D) Digital Design Research roster, which features the eight agencies the BBC is now committed to work with for the next 2 years. Over 50...

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Entertainment

Loco marks it's 9th year as Post Production Partner of the UKMVAs

The UK Music Video Awards 2016 is gearing up for a star-studded ceremony on Thursday, October 20 at the legendary Roundhouse venue in London. This year sees banner names such as Radiohead, Coldplay, Beyoncé and the late, great David Bowie nominated...

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Technology

Google enter the smartphone race in a big way with Pixel

It was only a matter of time. Google have been dipping their increasingly gigantic toes into the ever-widening smartphone pool for years now, but it's only now, when the market is arguably at its peak, that the tech giants have finally decided to...

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Trends

Are you ready for the rise of the bots?

In a world where our interaction with shop assistance is reduced to an encounter with robotic refrains of ‘unexpected item in bagging area’, is the personal touch of service too much to ask for? Not according to Uber’s Dev...

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Features

Awards Highlights: Why is creativity in radio advertising dying?

A roundup of the most important news of the week in the advertising awards world... Advertising Week 2016: 26-30 Sept This week was Advertising Week in New York. Attendees of the week-long event got to hear Carolyn Everson, Imran Khan, Wendy Clark...

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Advertising

FCB Inferno help Brits be better in bed for Holland & Barrett

Health food retailer Holland & Barrett wants to awaken the nation, as it launches its first big creative campaign with new agency FCB Inferno. The multi-channel campaign, spanning TV, press, digital, in-store, experiential and social, aims to improve...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: A new kind of creative agency at KEMMLER KEMMLER

Over in Berlin, KEMMLER KEMMLER are breaking down the traditional boundaries between art & design agencies and strategy implementation to deliver high-profile campaigns across the fashion and lifestyle industries. Sebastian Kemmler, one of the...