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Can retail experiences discriminate?

From the perspective of store design, how can the physical environment discriminate in retail? Discrimination is traditionally defined as unjust or prejudicial treatment of people based on a number of protected characteristics, including; age, sex,...

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Action over virtue: looking beyond purpose

It appears that only an incredibly small portion of Fortune 500 companies believe that they should focus on making profit and their actions, rather than social goals. Of course this is far from being negative. Such shift in perception heralds an era...

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38,262 reasons why the future of content is long form

Have you scrolled through the Discover page on TikTok lately? Interesting and inspiring trends for sure - but as we know, TikTok only ever works well with very short content. Instagram and other social platforms have all followed the same route,...

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What's next for UI? | By the Senior UI Designer at giffgaff

The future of technology and design runs through an exciting and effective UI. Be it neural links or mixed reality glasses, someone will have to design the interactive interfaces for us to use these devices - and the trends are quite thrilling to...

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How anamorphic digital outdoor is redefining OOH

As technology progresses, the push for immersion and for a blended reality with our everyday screens is what will define most of the future trends in the advertising industry (and beyond). It started with VR and AR; now it's moving onto...

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How Dynamic Advertising can help fight ad fatigue

Context, context, context. As the cookieless future approaches, we will hear more about context and contextual advertising, be it location-based or else. In an ever-shifting brandscape triggered by the pandemic, the need for increased...

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How to reach a more inclusive online customer experience

Good user experience isn't measured by how attractive a website or application can be. There are a number of elements at play when designing effective online UX, but most of them run through clarity of communication and accessibility. Following the...

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Hybrid partnerships are the only answer to 'broken' agency models

If we are to change the 'broken' agency model, hybrid partnerships may be a great place to start. A hybrid partnership brings down any and every wall between client and agency, by fostering a collaboration between the brand and the agency's team....

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"If you do it right, it will last forever" | #GettingToKnow

Founder & Creative Partner of ROOK/NYC Mark Christou is particularly attached to this famous quote by Massimo & Lella Vignelli, according to which quality will always win over time. Juggling a mix of client meetings and calls, projects and more on a...

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What brands can learn from the LGBTQIA+ culture

The future is inclusive. Anyone denying that is either a bigot or something else that rhymes with the word. Every year we see brands from everywhere in the industry embrace the Pride rainbow in more or less cheesy ways - but there is still so much...

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Social commerce: why we must not ignore this new ROI goldmine

As we ease back into a new normal and things start opening up again, there are new avenues of profits for brands and advertisers worldwide that simply can't be ignored. Our favourred social media platforms have turned into proper digital...

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Make to Treasure. Adding true value to the art of production

A few months ago, and sort of by accident, I coined the phrase ‘Make to Treasure’. It was in the process of writing our first update on sustainable production at the end of a steep learning curve of a year. A year we’d started out...

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Legends of Advertising: Sir Martin Sorrell

Few people in advertising can hope to compete with the fame and legacy of Sir Martin Stuart Sorrell. At the age of 76 and counting, the historic founder of WPP is still very much in the game, a proof of character with no equals in advertising and...

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How can today’s finance brands navigate the years ahead?

We are approaching a whole new world for brands and consumers alike, one in which humanity will matter more than anything else. Yet, it would be foolish to overlook what has happened in the past 16 months - and how the financial struggles of many...

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The Good Rebellious Spirit of Mark Ralphs | #GettingToKnow

From finding inspiration in all corners of the industry and beyond to envisioning new ways for his team to work better (and happier), Mark Ralphs from Good Rebels is a restless leader and one that was able to develop the digital agency in Europe and...

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How music and cinematic trailers enhance games brand identity

Games pull their audiences into extraordinary worlds made of fantasy, deeply human stories and epic challenges. As the 'gaming' demographic reaches an ever so broad spectrum of audiences all over the world, gaming brands are finding new ways to...

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Living for the thrill - With Territory Studio | #GettingToKnow

No business is invincible. When Covid hit the industry, Ryan Hall from Territory Studio saw businesses big and small crumble under the weight of a scary societal crisis - but it was also a chance to reconnect with the industry's inner self, to find...

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The art of pitching in a pandemic

A year of remote working has forced many to re-channel their resources to the online environment - including the pitching progress. As pitching moved out of meeting rooms and into a virtual screen, agencies have found ways to perfect their approach...

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Can Brands Make you Happy?

I was asked recently - 'What brands make you happy?' Almost every day my colleagues and I are asked to help organisations find their deeper purpose, unravel their values and promote a part of life they can slot into to make the most profitable...

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Five ways to avoid burnout as a creative professional

We will forever remember the past 16 months as the moment in which mankind realised they could be as productive from home as they are in the office - if not even more. Sadly, it was also a time of pay cuts, layoffs and job losses. A time when a...

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