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Connect: London 2018 - what a week!

Creativepool held its annual Connect: London festival at Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery last week with two days of inspiring talks, workshops and networking events for the creative industry. The packed programme saw the action take place across...

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Rebrand roundup: Wahaca, Waitrose Free From, Labrador and more

Wahaca by Without Mexican-style street food restaurant Wahaca in the UK has has been given a rebrand by London-based design studio Without with a focus on illustration. The new branding centres around a line-drawn, illustrated logo of a hand...

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Top hires this week

Arnold steps down at AMV Rosie Arnold (pictured) is to step down from her role as creative partner at AMV BBDO. Arnold was most recently head of art and creative partner but spent 33 years at BBH, where rose to creative director, prior to joining...

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Elton John takes it away in John Lewis Christmas ad 2018

This year’s John Lewis Christmas ad has finally arrived and is led by the story of British music legend Sir Elton John who fronts the film. The Boy and His Piano opens on the singer in his living room as he begins to play his classic tune Your...

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Rebrand roundup: Cocoa Jones, The Big Issue, Azerbaijan and more

Cocoa Jones - Supple Studio​ The new branding for young chocolate product Cocoa Jones has been created by Supple Studio with a colourful theme that brings through the heritage and cultures of its two founders. The luxury confectionary company was...

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Top hires this week

Better boosts senior management team Brand agency Better has appointed two new members to its senior management team, including Simon Preece who joins as associate brand director. Preece will support the agency’s strategic growth, service...

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7 talks to see at Connect: London 2018

There's just one week to go until Connect: London, a new creative festival that will see two days of insight, inspiration and thought-provoking conversation take place at Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery. With so much happening on the agenda...

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How to take your webinars global

Companies have always struggled with scaling their marketing beyond their own region or country, and in a global marketplace, that means lost revenue. On Tuesday, November 13, at 11am PT, attend Taking Your Webinars Global and learn best practices...

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Festive Feels: All the ads of Christmas 2018

Burberry - Close Your Eyes and Think of Christmas Vodafone - Christmas Covered Agency: Ogilvy UK Director: Gary Freedman Production: Independent Films Visa - #KeepItLocalThisChristmas Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Director: Chris...

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Modern heritage – How to reinvent iconic brands

Jonathan Ford, Founding Creative Partner & CEO New generations come with new preferences, new technology and new ways of wanting to connect. Brands - regardless of their age or size - need to adapt to the needs, wants and desires of evolving...

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Top hires this week

Isobar ups Gill, Sytsma Isobar has elevated Simon Gill (pictured above, front, alongside CEO Steven Moy) to chief experience officer for EMEA and Daniël Sytsma to chief design officer of EMEA with immediate effect. They will be critical in...

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Ads of the Week

BBC Sounds - Listen without Limits​ This ad from BBC Creative is directed by Megaforce for the public broadcaster’s personalised music, radio and podcast app for young listeners. It features a slew of stars from the world of music and...

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Account wins this week

Wella Professionals appoints The&Partnership Beauty company Coty has appointed The&Partnership London as global lead creative agency for its Wella Professionals brand. The appointment is effective immediately and reflects Coty’s focus on...

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Rebrand Roundup: Taster, The Economist, True Water and more

Taster by Koto London-based design studio Koto has overseen the branding for French food delivery service Taster. The design is typical of the Koto’s minimal style while at the same time jumps out with a bold, colourful and eye-catching...

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Top hires this week

Kelly Anna joins Jelly Print designer and illustrator Kelly Anna has joined Jelly London for representation. Known for her signature bold and vivacious style, Anna’s output has earned her clients such as Nike, Stylist and Stella...

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Ads of the Week: Wieden+Kennedy, BETC, Uncommon and more

Three - #PhonesAreGood If it weren’t for your mobile how would you find love lounging on the sofa? Buy new shoes sitting on the toilet? Or get a pizza stonebaked, seasoned and delivered to your door at the drop of a thumb? This ad from...

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LIDA launches European brand campaign for Invesco

Digital and direct marketing agency LIDA has launched a new campaign for Invesco bringing to life its exchange-traded fund (ETF) offering across Europe. The work shows the opportunities that can unexpectedly surface in troubled times and features...

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Connect: London 2018 - More sessions and speakers announced

Connect: London is edging closer and we’re excited to announce the Learners Stage with support from RTL AdConnect! We can’t wait to hear from our speakers as they impart expert knowledge, reveal insights and trends for the next year and...

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Rebrand Roundup: Sherwood Forest, The Guardian Weekly and more

Sherwood Forest by Cafeteria Sherwood Forest in the UK has rebranded with new work from Sheffield-based design studio Cafeteria and Birmingham-based illustrator Tom Woolley. The assets include new branding, website, print and advertising...

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Top hires this week

Laurentino lands CCO role at Ogilvy Ogilvy UK has appointed André Laurentino (pictured above, centre) to run its creative department as chief creative officer. Laurentino has led multi-disciplinary teams to produce work for the likes of...

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Ads of the Week

Barbie - The Dream Gap Project Starting at the age of five, many girls begin to develop limiting self-beliefs. They stop believing their gender can do or be anything. This is the Dream Gap and this is the year toy brand Barbie begins working to...

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Account wins this week

Tribal Worldwide gets social with AT&T Tribal Worldwide, a division of DDB Worldwide and Omnicom, has been selected by telco AT&T to run its corporate social media account, effective immediately. Tribal will service the business out of its...

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Rebrand roundup: Mr Kipling, FIX8, Festival PIEL and more

Mr Kipling by Robot Food Strategic brand agency Robot Food has redesigned the look of Mr Kipling cakes in the US and Australian to boost its international appeal. The company is known in the UK for its ‘exceedingly good cakes’ slogan...

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Top hires this week

Proximity London adds Tan Proximity London has hired Ben Tan (above) as head of strategy to lead and oversee the growing department. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Tan joins from BBD Perfect Storm where he was executive planning...

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Brands cut through with Banksy remakes

Street artist Banksy caused a stir this week with a tongue-in-cheek stunt which saw one of his pieces self-destruct after selling for £1m (US1.4m). An original version of his Girl with a Balloon picture was fitted with a secret shredder which...

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Ads of the Week

Amazon Prime Video - Great Shows Stay with You Droga5 London has launched a new campaign to promote Amazon Prime Video’s programming slate led by four funny spots called Jack Ryan, Lucifer, Outlander and Vikings. The ads are shot by Steve...

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Account wins this week

Ford parks WPP, names BBDO Car manufacturer Ford has selected Omnicom’s BBDO Worldwide as its new lead creative agency after 75 years with WPP. Wieden+Kennedy was also involved in the pitch which launched in April and the agency has taken a...

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