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Leaders

Fighting fires. Why that Vodafone ad is such a terrible mistake.

Getting an advertisement completely and utterly wrong is quite an art. For starters, it takes two parties who at least profess to know what they're doing: the client and the agency. Then the brief must wildly misunderstand the nature of the audience...

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Inspiration

Album covers located on Street View

The Guardian have been delving into the amazing world of Google Street View of late, and have been coming up with some clever uses for the world's most detailed map. Last month they placed famous artworks from around the world back in their original...

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Leaders

AKQA call for entries in this year's Future Lions competition

AKQA is hosting the Future Lions competition for the ninth year in a row, in partnership with the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The competition (which counts Google amongst its partners) challenges young minds in the creative...

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Features

A Great British Design Classic: the telephone box

Yet another reality show came to an end last week, with Jermain Jackman being crowned king on The Voice. But these public competitions - from singing to cooking to interior designing to baking to skating - are nothing new. Did you know, for instance,...

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Leaders

Ogilvy & Mather replace iconic E-Trade baby with Kevin Spacey

Last month it was announced that online brokerage firm 'E-Trade' were retiring their now legendary talking baby commercials, which have been mainstays on American television since they first aired during the Super Bowl commercials back in 2008....

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Leaders

Digital Innovation Agency of the Year 2013: SapientNitro

Published 18/12/2013 by Campaign Magazine In a year when the importance of crea­tivity and innovation in digital rose further, SapientNitro stood ahead of its peers. And SapientNitro’s creativity extends to trying to make the world a...

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Leaders

Are we failing all this technology?

When the dreadful story of the mysterious disappearance of Flight MH370 dawned on the world, it was notable how many people pontificated ‘Surely all those satellites and things can track a plane anywhere.’ Some hotheads even went as far...

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Industry

The House of Peroni

Art, food, shoes, fashion, beer, handbags, ice cream and pizza - no one does the finer things in life quite like the Italians. Next month, 64 Lincoln's fields in Holburn will be awash with Italian style and culture all with a retro twist. The best of...

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Leaders

"Content is crap". Does ITV's Simon Daglish have a point?

Last week saw Sir John Heggarty proclaiming most modern advertising to be sh*t. Perhaps there's something in the bracing Spring air, because this week ITV's commercial boss Simon Daglish has warned brands that '90% of content is crap'. Some livewires...

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Leaders

WPP announce a 6% rise in sales over the first two months of 2014

WPP, the largest advertising company in the world, have recently announced an increase in revenue of more than 6% in just the first two months of the year, thanks to improved business in both western Europe and the U.S. According to CEO Sir Martin...