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Five Ways To Avoid Burnout As A Creative

As the world opens up again, many of us will find ourselves in new and exciting working environments. And while exploring the world can be a great opportunity to find creative inspiration, it’s more important than ever to ensure that you take...

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How to master the virtual pitch in a hybrid working world

As we move towards a new normal of hybrid workforce and increasingly virtual environments, pitches also move to the virtual scene and agencies will soon be required to up their game in a yet fiercer and more competitive environment. When you look at...

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Horsin' around with the editor of The Stable - #GettingToKnow

Candide McDonald grew up in an advertising family. Her path into the industry was almost written in the stars, and her numerous years as an ex-senior creative are a testimony of that love for the industry. Later, Candide went on to found The Stable,...

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What does the end of cookies mean for marketing data insights?

Cookies are crucial to understanding customer behaviour online, but in recent years, having to accept or reject cookies has become somewhat of a nuisance for the average online user. Also, one can argue they're not exactly the best for privacy. In a...

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Go your own way | By the CEO of Redwood BBDO

This new wave of purpose comes with a caveat: brands are eager to jump on the most popular causes, and sometimes forget about their own, true essence. Purpose should be personal. It should be lived and breathed every day, from the brand's core and...

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What Apple's privacy update means for advertisers worldwide

Apple's new privacy update sent the world of advertising in somewhat of a turmoil. With the possibility for users to choose which apps track their data, a debate was started asto whether this was something Apple should do or not. First, Facebook...

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Be proud of your work! - #JudgeSpotlight

"As an Italian, Silvia grew up surrounded by art and has always been fascinated by it, in particular interactive installations and immersive experiences." This is how Creative & Art Director at MullenLowe London Silvia Sella kicks off her bio here...

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We must adopt "Regeneration" now

To those who closely observed the creative and advertising industries in the past year, it may seem like the pandemic was a catalyst for change and it brought about a shift in consumer habits that wouldn't have happened before. In truth, and at...

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Reframing the role of creativity in sustainability

"There is nothing new under the sun." This ancient expression from the Book of Ecclesiastes made it through to us to this day, and it is especially relevant to the world of creativity: there isn't really anything new and original, just remakes and...

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A crime of mass production – By VMLY&R London CCO Laurent Simon

The advertising clutter is real. According to research from the industry and beyond, consumers are exposed to an average of 8,000 ads every single day and all of these aim to sell products en masse, creating more problems than the ones they claim to...

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How can we *truly* make a difference for the industry?

A chat with the authors of Sustainable Marketing, published by Bloomsbury Business Some time ago, we worked on a piece about greenwashing and the harm it can do to the industry on the short and longer term. Too many organisations are still making...

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What is digital sustainability, and why should you care?

It's easy to conceive sustainability in its most tangible form - innovative packaging solutions, plastic waste, plant-based products and so on. But what about that email you just sent? What kind of impact does our digital footprint leave on the...

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How a pandemic changes brand perceptions

There's no denying that the pandemic has changed consumer behaviour worldwide, forcing the whole creative industry to find new ways to adapt to a new normal. What was perfectly reasonable and effective in a world dominated by reason and logic, such...

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Why big brands need design systems

It is now yesterday's news that the consumer experience has almost entirely shifted online as a result of a global pandemic. With such sudden change in behaviour, consumers have honed their taste in regards to interactive experiences, and they are...

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Business goals and purpose are not incompatible

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a rise in popularity for brands who are more purpose-driven. The past year has shown us how important it is to have a purpose to which your customers can connect, one key message that can be described in one sentence...

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Beauty beware - the B-Corps are coming

The global vegan market is predicted to reach $31.4 billion by 2026. The rise of the plant-based diet has recently generated a whole new wave of consumer awareness in certain sectors, with environmentally conscious consumers looking for greener...

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Design for people, not just the planet

For every person who will take durable jars to refill, there’s thousands who won’t. In the race to reach sustainability and be regarded as the greenest brand in the biz, consumers are often overlooked. This is not to mean that their...

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How to make your reduced marketing budget work harder

As the coronavirus crisis continues to hit cash flows, force redundancies and cause disruption to normal business operations, thousands of companies across the UK are currently operating on reduced marketing budgets. Though putting marketing...

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Why 2021 must become the year of inclusive workplaces

Though Covid has somewhat strengthened some workplace ties between employees, there's still a significant portion of the workforce which doesn't exactly feel more connected than before. In fact, this physical distance seems to have hurt the industry...

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Social Commerce: the new retail avenue for brands

Following the rise of social media during the pandemic, one may be left to wonder about the destiny of retail and how retail sales will be shaped by such surge in social media user bases. It is true that there is an opportunity for brands to take on...

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Sustainability needs its digital heroes

In our mostly-digital world, brands have countless ways to connect with consumers and engage with them on sustainability issues. However, the process of digital transformation is often forgotten or overlooked. Any website is leaving a "digital...

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Getting around the danger of click bots in digital marketing data

With an overabundance of noise reaching out to customers every day, marketing needs to be relevant and aim for quality to stand out among the sea of competitors. Which can only be done by improving customer experience across all platforms. However...

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Will advertising succumb to UX?

Digital, digital, digital. Among the many things this pandemic has shown, the need to develop a digital presence took centre stage and demonstrated how some brands have probably been clinging onto their real-life, physical origins for one year too...

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