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Vivendi announces Havas purchase agreement with the Bolloré Group

Vivendi announced today that it has entered into the purchase agreement with the Bolloré Group regarding the approximately 60% majority stake Bolloré Group holds in Havas. The execution of this agreement by Vivendi's Management Board follows the...

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BrewDog offer free beer to voters on Election Day

In a move that trumps even Banksy and his free art print ploy, the craft beer maestros at BrewDog are reportedly rewarding people with free beer if they vote in the General Election on June 8. The craft brewer is rewarding voters a free Punk IPA at...

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Features

The need for a Strong and Stable message

On the 18th April, Theresa May left the door of 10 Downing Street and stood in front of the world’s media to announce that she was calling a general election. In her speech, she said, “Last summer after the country voted to leave the EU, Britain...

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Design

Banksy withdraws anti-Tory free print election offer

UPDATE: Since the original article was posted (below) on Tuesday morning (June 6), Banksy has withdrawn his offer to send a limited edition print of a new piece to voters shunning Conservative general election candidates in and around his home city...

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Awards

Deadline Looming: Enter The Lovie Awards by the 9th of June

There’s still time to enter for the chance to be honoured as the best of the European Internet. Previous winners include creative titans like 2016 Lovie Agency of the Year Cheil Germany (pictured), as well as smaller studios like...

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Technology

The top 5 big announcements from Apple's WWDC17

Some major changes are coming to Apple's software according to CEO Tim Cook, who shared details with the tech community and the world at large this Monday at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference. There are also a few big hardware refreshes on...

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Design

7,000,000 jars of Nutella designed by an algorithm

An algorithm has usurped the traditional role of a designer to generate millions of unique, special edition packaging designs for Nutella, the legendary hazelnut chocolate spread brand. The custom algorithm pulls from a database of dozens of patterns...

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Economy

Interbrand announces breakthrough brands of 2017

What are the qualities that allow for some startups to soar, whilst so many others like it stumble at the first hurdle? That’s what global brand consultancy Interbrand set out to understand with its Breakthrough Brands report, now in its second...

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Technology

iris build a physical Give Button for Save the Children

Save the Children has developed a physical Give Button offering donors access to frictionless one-touch giving, on impulse in the home. The button, currently in prototype stage, has been designed for supporters who want a way to give frequently to a...

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adam&eveDDB deconstruct The AA with a singing baby

We’ve seen the BBC, the Post Office and even British Gas undergo ‘brand transformation’, taking off their twinset and pearls and becoming modern, relevant and innovative. The AA, that bastion of British history and hero of the British motorist,...

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Group M merge MEC and Maxus in major shake-up

It was announced this week that Group M will merge both the global operations and teams of its MEC and Maxus agencies into a brand new agency, which has yet to be named. This currently nameless agency will be led by MEC's Global CEO, Tim Castree,...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Above+Beyond Following a flurry of new business wins, including Ornua Foods, which has seen Above + Beyond propelled up the rankings table, the agency has made two senior hires to its creative department. Ben Da Costa has been hired as Creative...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

DCT8 - McLaren London-based media agency DCT8 has won the European Regional Office account for the high-performance and luxury sports car manufacturer McLaren Automotive Ltd. DCT8 Ltd, a full-service, global media agency, won the account as a result...

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Economy

McCann reveal the truth about a divided Britain

Against a global background of increasing isolationism, uncertainty, and mistrust, Britons today demonstrate unexpected confidence in their nation and belief in the potential of foundational institutions and major brands for stability, truth, and...

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Events

DWA brings you the June Creative Calendar, Part I

With each new day, you can guarantee that some very bright people are planning get-togethers designed to have massive impacts for everyone involved. The settings can be musical, artistic, creative, academic or business-focused; these are events you...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

KHWS KHWS, the Brand Commerce agency, has appointed Gary Brooks as its Creative Director to strategically develop the agency’s proposition and support its ambitious growth targets. Brooks brings over 20 years of varied industry experience to...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

MeringCarson - JetSuiteX JetSuiteX has announced that MeringCarson has been charged with taking the air travel company’s marketing to new heights as media and creative agency of record for the year-old public charter brand. New advertising...

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Technology

Google I/O 2017: Top 5 Announcements

It's been almost a week now since the 2017 Google I/O event ended, and it's given me a bit of breathing room to analyse the event and come to some conclusions regarding what were not only the 'biggest' announcements, but the most important. Many...

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Technology

BAM Nuttall bring VR to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Industry leading civil engineering contractor BAM Nuttall, is partnering with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to bring virtual reality to the Chelsea Flower Show (23rd-27th May) for the very first time this year, creating a virtual experience...

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Founded launches FT Weekend brand campaign

Founded has launched a global campaign for the FT Weekend to raise its awareness in the lifestyle space. The campaign is currently running across multiple channels including OOH, taxi tops, digital, social and print. FT Weekend, the home of...

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Entertainment

Elton John: The Cut winners announced at Cannes Film Festival

The winners of the Elton John: The Cut music video contest have been revealed at the Cannes Film Festival. The talent competition called for young filmmakers to create the first official music videos for three of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s...

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Design

#wheredesignmeets #London

Now in its seventh year, designjunction has cemented its reputation as the place #wheredesignmeets. We’re proud to be part of #London's thriving creative community, acting as a platform which connects the industry during the London Design...

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