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Leaders

Seymourpowell address a serious problem in the e eye-care world

Leading product design consultancy Seymourpowell recently announced a complete re-design for Bausch + Lomb's “Artelec” eye care range, with a shift in packaging that aims to create “A point of difference in both the consumer and eye...

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Leaders

New LA global creative agency focus on music

Alan Sartirana, the co-founder of the Filter Creative Group, which announced it would be shutting its doors this summer, recently announced he'd be launching a new full-service global creative agency. Anthemic will specialise in “Strategy,...

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Leaders

Fake TV show by fake agency are being sold worldwide

TBWA Helsinki has teamed up with Fremantle Media, the producers of hit American reality shows such as “American Idol” and “The X Factor” to produce ad campaigns for the Finnish ad agency sitcom “Buy This!”...

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Leaders

Twitter help Sky 'Amplify' online content and sponsorship fusion

Sky has become the latest brand to sign up to Twitter's 'Amplify' video advertising platform in an effort to integrate its content and sponsorships online. The Amplify platform first launched in May 2013 and now has more than 70 partners (including...

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Leaders

Publicis Groupe back Israeli digital advertising group

It was announced recently that Matomy Media Group has agreed to sell just under 25% of itself to the French media conglomerate Publicis after the Israel-based company floated on the London stock market. Publicis will be buying 20% of Matomy's shares,...

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Industry

The Winners of The 4th Annual Lovie Awards Are…

If you appreciate creative, inspiring online work, get ready to cheer: After a long and thrilling season, marked by nearly 1,500 entries from all across Europe, The Lovie Awards has officially announced this year's winners. And we're proud to share...

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Teenagers are bored with Facebook. But why is that such bad news?

MySpace is an astonishing use of new technology, which links people to one another, and allows them to share news, views, photos and comments. It is extraordinarily popular, particularly with younger people, and is growing every day. This makes it...

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Leaders

MediaCom land lucrative A-B InBev account

The WPP shop MediaCom has been selected to take care of US media planning and buying duties for Anheuser Busch InBev, the brewing giant whose brands include globally recognised beers such as Budweiser, Bud Light, Stella Artois and Beck's. The company...

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Leaders

The Huffington Post and Leo Burnett make it exclusive

Influential online news blog The Huffington Post recently announced an exclusive partnership with advertising network Leo Burnett, which promises to completely transform the relationship between creative agencies and publishers. This is the first...

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Leaders

YouTube celebrate digitisation of Old Street EC1 Roundabout

London's Old Street EC1 Roundabout has recently been brought kicking and screaming into the 21st century with a state-of-the-art, four-screen digital billboard. To celebrate this digitisation, a YouTube ad campaign has been launched to raise...

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Leaders

SoundCloud posts significant 2013 losses

The online music sharing platform SoundCloud has proven to be one of the great online musical success stories of the last few years, with an average of around 175 million users signing into the site to listen to and share their own music every month....

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Fair game? The ugly world of trolling

By virtue of the fact that you're reading this blog, you almost certainly know what trolling is. For those of you that don't, it's when people with absolutely no penis (and whatever the female equivalent is) leave nasty comments on blogs, online...

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NRMA Insurance launch new campaign from award winning agency

A new campaign for Australian insurance firm NRMA Insurance, highlights its home and contents insurance policy with an amusing 30-second TV spot that shows a family of possums breaking into a family's home while they're away on holiday. The campaign...

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Leaders

WCRS and Now TV bring The Walking Dead to life!

To celebrate the return of the perpetually popular zombie-drama series The Walking Dead, the 5th season of which debuts tonight on the FOX channel in the UK, creative agency WCRS and the internet television service Now TV have teamed up to bring the...

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Leaders

M&C Saatchi appoint new CEO with a digital background

M&C Saatchi announced yesterday that it has drafted in Tom Bazeley, founder of the digital agency Lean Mean Fighting Machine (LMFM), as its new CEO. Bazeley, who replaces Camilla Harrisson, who quit last week to lead Anomaly London, co-founded LMFM...

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Features

What would ITV's schedule look like if it went up-market?

Good Morning Britain 6:00am - 8:30am Suzanna Reid talks to Alan Yentob about his new beard. Meanwhile Simon Schama and Andi Peters drop into the International Symposium On Medieval Folk History in Bruges for more spins of the Wheel of...

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VivaKi announce partnership with Publicis Health Media

Global programmatic advertising agency VivaKi announced yesterday that it will be working with Publicis Health Media (PHM) to bring programmatic advertising to the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector. PHM will be using a custom version VivaKi's...

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Leaders

Google embedded into New York City for new Google App campaign

Google has been making a concerted effort to promote their rebranded mobile app, with an ad campaign summed up quite adequately by a charming 30-second TV spot (below), which shows a child asking Google if dogs can dream. Other short clips used to...

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Leaders

Activision prank fans to promote new Skylanders game

The Skylanders franchise brought the idea of connecting physical toys to video games into the mainstream, and the concept has been copied by everyone from Disney to Nintendo in the years since. As such, franchise publishers Activision have decided to...

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Leaders

WPP snap up Element Marketing Group for Ogilvy CommonHealth

WPP announced yesterday that they have agreed to acquire Element Marketing Group (EMG) on behalf of Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide (OCHWW). EMG is a leading market access agency in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries and will rebranded as Ogilvy...

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Leaders

Hollywood stars lend their voices to Nature

TBWA Media Arts Lab recently launched a star-studded new campaign called “Nature Is Speaking” for Conservation International (CI), the nonprofit environmental organisation based in Arlington, Virginia. The bold and cinematic ads, which...

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The Bump launches revolutionary new charity registry program

Multi-platform pregnancy and parenting brand, The Bump, recently announced the launch of a unique new Charity Registry Program, which will be integrated across all of its digital platforms, including their Bump Pregnancy and Bump Baby smartphone...

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Leaders

Isn't it high time we got serious with the social media trolls?

We can't really go on like this. The alarming evolution of 'trolling' from pestering people online to the loss of life, has been eye-watering in its speed. The last week has seen a situation develop whereby a family whose daughter is missing, was...

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Leaders

The ultimate amazon jungle challenge. In speedos.

Publicis Mojo Brisbane recently launched a social media campaign for RID, the Australian insect repellent brand. The unique campaign takes the form of a digital competition called the 'RID Amazon DT Challenge', which seeks to reinvigorate the iconic...