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Dame Helen Mirren leads the quest to save our #ManOnTheMoon

Ageing is an inevitable aspect of life that's very rarely covered in advertising unless it's going for an easy laugh (otherwise known as the “Let's just put a granny on a trampoline and call it a day” syndrome). It could be because...

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License the star power of a legend

Celebrity endorsements-great for brand recognition, potentially not-so-great if your celebrity endorser ends up embroiled in scandal. Celebrities are people and people make mistakes. Unfortunately, the mistakes of celebrity endorsers are played out...

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Inspiration

The Brand Case Studies: Our/London

Our/Vodka is a super interesting case study. It's a global vodka, owned by Pernod Ricard Company and found in ten cities worldwide. The recipe stays the same, but locally sourced ingredients ensure that each city's drink is a collaborative product;...

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The listed Church that became a Theatre

A crack architectural team has converted a heritage-listed church in Bedford, England, into a gorgeous, modern theatre with a new curved timber and glass foyer bar. The Quarry Theatre at St Luke's occupies a previously unused Moravian church and...

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The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

B29 and the Royal James Bond garage Ever wanted to be James Bond, only without the espionage, fist fights and gun play? Well then you better either be a very handsome, established british actor (or actress?) in their late 30's, or be a member of the...

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Inside Iran's first ever International Marketing Event

The Global Marketing Summit, which opened on Saturday, November 21, at Shahid Baheshti University International Conference Centre, brought together prominent and seasoned executives from across the world as well as hundreds of top marketing managers...

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Film about free speculative work goes viral

Just over a week ago, a two-minute film called 'Say No To Spec' was released onto the web and has become a viral sensation. Originally created for Strategy Magazine's Agency of the Year competition in Canada, the film calls into question the common...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Blue Fountain Media Manhattan-based digital agency Blue Fountain Media is bolstering its executive, strategy and marketing teams with the addition of a new senior leader. Yoni Ben-Yehuda has been announced as the agency's new Chief Marketing...

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Top 5 Account Wins of the Week

McCann Worldgroup - Beko Beko has appointed McCann WorldGroup as lead agency partner for global communication projects, with the agency set to serve as a lead agency for Beko; a global Premium Partner of FC Barcelona, the second largest brand in...

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Eivind H. Natvig launches first UK solo exhibition

Du Er Her No/You Are Here Now is the first UK solo exhibition by the Norwegian photographer Eivind H. Natvig, whose striking photographs represent his unique vision of his homeland, and reveal a country devoid of the familiar clichés (fantastic...

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Ads of the Week: Christmas Special

BBH London - KFC Nothing says Christmas quite like fried chicken. OK, maybe that's a bit of a stretch, but if there's one time of year where it's socially acceptable to stuff our faces with fast food, then it's surely the November/December Christmas...

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The first episode of Agency Cribs: Hello SapientNitro!

In advertising, it’s perfectly natural to have an inquisitive nature, and to harbour a desire to peek behind the curtain every once in a while. Now, we finally have that chance! We teased you last week, but here it is! The official launch of an...

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J.Walter Thompson bring China's Yangtze River to Gatwick

J.Walter Thompson London and HSBC have brought one of the world’s longest rivers to the sky by creating an ambitious and unique soundscape in Gatwick Airport’s new Sky Bridge. “A Living River” is the world’s longest and...

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Agency of the Week: Blink

Bringing home a bounty of awards The Blink Productions family have had a truly amazing week when it comes to mantelpiece clobber, with a veritable bounty of awards success. First up, Televisual ranked Blink as the Best Production Company and Dougal...

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Morag Myerscough on the mystery behind her colourful tweets

I don't use Twitter, and considering I work in the media, that's actually quite a shocking revelation. At first it was probably something to do with the fact I'm a naturally verbose writer, and bring myself to boil my casual witticisms down into 140...

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Tune in to the 360 Live Stream for BIMA's Digital Day

We've partnered with Streaming Tank, our live streaming partners and BIMA to make this year's Digital Day on 17th November extra special. Not only will Ogilvy's Group UK Vice Chairman, Rory Sutherland, kick off Digital Day with one of his legendary...

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Inspiration

Have we become desensitised to Christmas?

So by now you’ll all have seen John Lewis’s #ManOnTheMoon ad. It’s probably also true that you’ve had your say on it - whether on social media, in lunchtime chats with office colleagues, or in heated discussions with family...

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The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Apple News of the Week Apple’s design team is reportedly planning to ditch pens and sketchbooks in favour of the iPad and the recently released Apple Pencil according to the company’s chief design officer Sir Jony Ive. The Apple Pencil...

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Gravity Road send celebrities on Milk Tray boot camp

London based creative agency Gravity Road has been appointed by global food and beverage conglomerate Mondelēz International to produce, develop and deliver their creative content strategy for some of its brands in the UK. They've chosen mark this...

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Rebrand Roundup: From Snoop Dogg to Chilean pop-ups

Pentagram - Leafs by Snoop Pentagram partner Emily Oberman has created the laid-back Californian cool branding for Snoop Dogg’s new range of Cannabis infused products, which are going on sale in the US (in legal states of course). Marijuana...

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New report reveals the use of social media by TV viewers

Social TV behaviours - the simultaneous use of television and social media - have continued to evolve over the years; shifting from consumers passively consuming TV - to socially consuming TV as more and more social platforms becomes accessible via...

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Saatchi & Saatchi and the world's largest interactive music box

A World first event is currently underway in Budapest, with members of the public being invited to interact with a larger than life ambient installation conceived by Saatchi & Saatchi to celebrate the Hungarian capital's much-loved music institution;...

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The REAL reason why David Hasselhoff dropped the Hassel

Australia's fourth largest telco, Amaysim, has revealed the reason behind the recent announcement by American TV acting legend, David Hasselhoff, that he was changing his name to “David Hoff.” The news managed to dupe many major...

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VCCPme expose the shocking realities of child exploitation

A shocking video exposing the brutal realities of child sexual exploitation has been launched by one of the UK’s leading children’s charities this week. The Children’s Society teamed up with communications agency VCCPme to draw...

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Sainsbury’s brings Christmas ads back down to earth

Last week, I blogged about the new John Lewis Christmas ad, #ManOnTheMoon. To say that it split opinion is certainly no understatement. Whereas I liked the rather sweet fairy tale where a small girl sends the man on the moon a telescope so that he...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Publicis Canada Duncan Bruce, the current President & Chief Creative Officer at Publicis Canada, has been promoted to President & CEO, effective immediately. His promotion comes as a direct result of the agency's marketing transformation and the...

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Account Wins of the Week

Optimedia - Bridgestone Golf Optimedia has been appointed by Bridgestone Golf, a leading golf ball and equipment provider based in Covington, Georgia as their agency of record for media strategy, planning and buying. The contract is effective...

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NiceBot turns the other cheek on Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying is a very modern, but very serious problem, which is especially rife on Twitter. Indeed, online bullying is more prevalent today than it’s ever been before, with Twitter alone registering something mean, cruel or hurtful posted...

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