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Features

Should we even go back to normal?

There’s this golden rule in journalism saying that any question-based headline can inevitably be answered with a ‘No,’ and thus instantly become uninteresting. I’m going to save you from all the mental stress: no, maybe we...

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Industry

In Time Swept Ruins, All That Stands Are The Strong Foundations

You know us; we toe the line of optimism and realism every day. In the integrated marketing industry, and just as people who operate in the world from a brand strategy perspective, we’ve gotten pretty good at keeping things real, unfiltered,...

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Inspiration

Why better digital branding means a better 2021

2020. Well, that was crap. So look, we know it was a rubbish year, and we know you heard another 1,278 times that it was a rubbish year before that rubbish year was done. So instead of listing out a myriad of reasons why 2020 was a dumpster fire of...

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Inspiration

The Animation Trends to watch out for in 2021

2020 was... interesting. An interesting time for all of us, from artists to writers and everything in between. It was also an interesting year for animation, and who knows what will happen in 2021 with that? With people still stuck at home for the...

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Leaders

Listening, Pivoting and Adapting with the Ogilvy Sydney CSO

When Ogilvy Australia CEO David Fox approached Toby Harrison, Toby was probably not expecting that he would soon become the one driving a substantial change in Ogilvy Australia's structure. Moving the company from compartments and silos to working...

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Inspiration

2021 Photography Trends that will blow (out) your mind

Poor photographers. Them and video makers were possibly among the most hit creatives in 2020, forced to stay indoors and having to live with loads of unpleasant consequences of this social-distancing situation. But we know creatives, don’t we?...

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Leaders

The value of collaboration in creative work

How do you establish a collaboration-friendly infrastructure in your team, especially in these corona times? Among the many things the pandemic has done for us, losing team meetings and face-to-face interactions was a hard blow to all of us, and few...

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Industry

Behind the Idea: Homosexuals are Still Revolting

If your first reaction to the headline above was of pure shock amidst some confusion, clearly Martin Firrell and Clear Channel have done an amazing job. ‘Still Revolting’ is a OOH project featuring three artworks by public artist Martin...

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Industry

Behind the Idea: Start with Connection and a bit of Juice

Short deadline, teams scattered around the world, a pretty challenging theme to transfer on screen. This may sound like the perfect recipe for failure to some, but not when Polish studio Juice enters the stage. Start with Connection is a powerful...

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Features

The Consumer Trends that will define 2021

How’s the new year treating you? Feel any different yet? Well, according to some reports, consumer habits have changed quite a bit in the last year and you could arguably speculate that a global pandemic may have helped with that. With people...

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Leaders

From Space Monkeys to ITV Creative with ECD Tony Pipes

Surely Executive Creative Director of ITV Creative Tony Pipes knew that someday his Space Monkeys would lead him to love everything and anything creative. What he probably didn't know was that he would become such a successful leadership figure in...

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Features

What's next for agencies in 2021?

The year we’ve just been through will certainly make history. We’ve seen society move from globalised, frenetic and somewhat overcrowded streets to the unforgiving solitude of our own houses pretty much overnight. And the ways we coped...

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Industry

Behind the Idea: Switching Off with a Creature and a test card

As a successful UK-based mattress brand, Eve Sleep certainly cares a lot about our sleeping habits and it's probably among the most indicated brands that can actually teach us something about how we sleep. To expose the dangers of bad sleeping...

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Inspiration

Advertising & Marketing Trends that will dominate 2021

2020 is officially over. To many, January is rebirth, repurpose, refocus - a chance to reflect on what didn’t work the year before and build on our successes for a better future. Except this time most of us probably won’t have a lot of...

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Inspiration

The most popular Web Design trends for 2021

Anyone following the video games industry has probably seen this coming for a while, but we humans love interaction and most of all, we love games and stories. There’s nothing quite like a good interactive experience with our web browser to...

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Workshop

How young creatives can build a career in 2021

A young graduate looking to enter the industry in the middle of a pandemic? Well, you're not alone. According to the BBC, there are at least seven ways in which young people employment (or lack thereof) has been affected by the Covid crisis, either...

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Inspiration

The Colour Trends you'll see everywhere in 2021

Here’s to a colourful year. The year of health panic is hopefully about to end, but it's quite possible that 2021 will still have room for the creative world to reflect on lockdown experiences. If you thought 2020 was quite chaotic in terms of...

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Leaders

Learning start-up culture with the Global CCO of BrandOpus

Unconventional, yet remarkably intuitive. This is the philosophy guiding each and every creative strategy, thought and move for BrandOpus, born as a start-up and now boasting offices in London, Melbourne, Chicago and New York. Like many great...

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Industry

Behind the Idea: Saving Bros with Movember & Sky Media

It's hard to say 2020 was a simple year for mental health - and, well, health in general. Even in this climate, charities and fundraisers have been hard at work to improve health all across the globe, beyond the damages that COVID-19 was already...

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Inspiration

2021's most inspiring Graphic Design trends

If you thought 2020 was a chaos, you clearly haven’t seen what graphic design might have in store for 2021. After such an unbelievable year (in good and bad terms), we can all expect designers to bear the marks of 2020 for quite some time,...

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Inspiration

2021: Predictions for an Unpredictable Year

One thing we can predict for the year ahead is that what will have unfolded 12 months from now is most likely unpredictable. Our shift online has undoubtedly accelerated across the board - markedly with older generations who are typically slower in...

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Inspiration

The heroes of a Production Designer - #MemberSpotlight

Ever wondered who makes all those beautiful buildings and sets you see in films, TV shows and on stage? That would be the careful, precise and beautifully creative job of a Production Designer. Hakan Yoruk has been designing sets for six years, and...

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Features

Global creative calendar: January 2021

Presently, hopes for the brand new year are soaring, as each of us takes stock of available opportunities, then takes aim. To see the big picture, you're in the right place. While this schedule of events starts out slowly, its offerings will soon...

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Inspiration

The Best Creative Work of 2020

2020 sucked in so many ways. And yet in spite of all that happened – or maybe in some ways because of all that happened – we saw some great creative work. Here’s my round up of some of the best advertising to come out of one of the most...

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Inspiration

Best Art Directors of 2020

10 of the most talented art directors to look out for in 2021. Being in charge of how things are supposed to look is no mean feat. Imagine having to come up with the full aesthetics of a project in tandem with a copywriter, under heavily strict...

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Inspiration

Best Graphic Designers of 2020

10 of the most exciting and talented graphic designers to keep an eye on in 2021 Good graphic design is easy to spot. But excellent graphic design? You need to have a specific kind of eye, taste and interest to understand what that is all about. The...