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Technology

#TechTuesday: Budweiser on Mars, Apple AR Glasses and other stories

Apple building AR technology that could “make it's way onto our bodies” A new report released yesterday claims that the mighty trend-setters at Apple are currently working on an augmented reality product, which would put it in direct...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From KFC to Budweiser

Wolff Olins - Enel Wolff Olins has created a bold new brand identity for electricity and gas company Enel, which aims to mimic the idea of moving energy. To convey this message, each letter in the new logo includes a cursor that echoes a light bulb...

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Advertising

Budweiser allows consumers to send beer to their friends over Facebook

Anheuser-Busch, the brand behind the ubiquitous American beer Budweiser, recently announced a partnership with the award-winning experiential marketing platform Gratafy. The partnership will enable the world's largest beer brand to connect with its...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

5 of the best Women's World Cup ads

The Women's World Cup kicked off in France this week where 24 teams from across the globe will battle it out over the next month for football's ultimate prize. The women's game has been slowly but steadily evolving in recent years with more TV...

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Advertising

All the ads of Super Bowl 53: The food

Now that the dust has settled after the New England Patriots won a record sixth Super Bowl in Atlanta on Sunday, it’s time to judge who won brand bowl in 2019. While it wasn’t a vintage year for football on the field, the ads typically...

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Advertising

Reports of the death of advertising are false

There has been talk of the death of advertising as a new media landscape continues to evolve but is there any truth in the claiming that creativity’s best days are over? Federico Garcia, ECD at Huge New York, defended its case at Connect...

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Features

Creating brands, not design

By Dan Gladden, associate creative director at Pearlfisher New York Great design - it will set your brand on the path to success, right? Challenger brands look to the icons they want to be and often come to our table with the understanding that...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

AKQA Chris Wallace joins AKQA as Client Partner of media in the San Francisco studio. Chris has 15 years’ experience in a variety of digital strategy and global client leadership roles focused on data-driven decision making, innovation and...

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Awards

Cannes Lions 2018: The Grand Prix winners

Brand Experience & Activation Apple "Today at Apple" (in-house) Apple’s in-store experience programme, which was activated in all 501 stores across the globe, encouraged each local community to develop their creativity with coding...

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Features

Creative Opinions: Adland and the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup creates some pretty valuable opportunities for advertisers. TV coverage of its matches attracts gigantic audiences across the world (about 3.5 billion people viewing at home in more than 200 countries) during a season when TV...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Advertising

With the 2018​ FIFA World Cup kicking off this very afternoon, we've scoured the internet to bring you the best ads, campaigns, brand activations and more that have sprung up in the last few weeks in honour of the tournament known to those who...

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Advertising

Ads of the Week: The best of Fathers Day and other stories

Recipe - Birdseye Birds Eye is building on its #Solidaritea campaign, championing parenting and putting an end to “parent shaming.” The new campaign showing solidarity with parents is breaking in the run up to Father’s Day on June...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

We Are Disrupt - Women's Sport Trust Women’s Sport Trust has appointed We Are Disrupt for an initial six-month contract to manage its PR and communications, with a primary focus on their main annual event, the #BeAGameChanger Awards....

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

DDB Worldwide Omnicom Group President and CEO John Wren has announced the appointment of Wendy Clark as President and CEO of DDB Worldwide. Clark succeeds Chuck Brymer who will assume the title of Chairman. Both roles are effective immediately....

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Advertising

Super Bowl Ads 2018

Whilst traditional TV advertising has long been superseded by digital as the most relevant and important medium for marketers and agencies alike, adland always resets itself for one night in February. One night where ad spend is at an annual high and...

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Advertising

Top 20 Ads of 2017

With digital arguably superseding traditional TV advertising as the most relevant and cost-effective way-forward for the industry this year, it's surprising that we actually enjoyed such a banner year for great, 30-90 second creative content. Of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

CHI&Partners Joining CHI&Partners this week are the talented creative team of Jo Griffin and Tom Dixon, who are coming to the agency after three years at rival London shop WCRS. As the team responsible for the multi-award winning campaign...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Clemenger BBDO Sydney Clemenger BBDO Sydney has announced five new creative hires - its second major injection of talent into the creative department since Ben Coulson, chief creative officer, joined the agency earlier this year. Vanessa Robinson...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Leo Burnett Leo Burnett London has invested heavily in its creative department, hiring a diverse range of talent from across the agency world. Dan Fryer and Gate Lambert join Leo Burnett as a creative team from Fold7, where they worked on everything...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

McCann London McCann London has hired the dynamic creative team behind the multi award-winning Freedom Brewery campaign; Will Cottam and James Crosby. Joining from CHI & Partners, where they spent 4.5 years, Cottam and Crosby produced work for Lexus...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

BBD Perfect Storm - The London Fire Brigade The London Fire Brigade has appointed BBD Perfect Storm to handle a new campaign to recruit firefighters that will be launched later in 2017. BBD Perfect Storm was selected to work on the two-year...

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Advertising

Amplify & Seed confirm strategic partnership in parity ownership deal

Amplify, the marketing agency that aims to join the dots between people, brands and culture, has bought a parity stake in Seed - the marketing agency that specialises in targeting students for brands including Budweiser and Nike. The deal further...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

LoRo - La Scala Theatre LoRo, an Italian agency that belongs to the Serviceplan group, has won the account of La Scala Theatre for the season 2017/2018. The communication campaign includes print, buses, posters and below the line advertising. The...

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Advertising

YouTube unveils pre-Cannes Lions ad leaderboard

With Cannes Lions 2017 on the horizon, YouTube has today released their special edition Cannes YouTube Ads Leaderboard celebrating the most popular global video ads since last year’s festival. Please note that this is purely for fun, given that...

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Advertising

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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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

OLIVER On-site specialist OLIVER has appointed Proximity London Creative Director, Rob Kavanagh (left), to take on the role of Executive Creative Director on a number of key client accounts. Kavanagh will report in to OLIVER Group UK’s chief...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Odysseus Arms The San Francisco-based agency Odysseus Arms has added three new members to its creative team: Art Directors Luisa Betancourt and Jarrod Gustin; and Copywriter Clémence Pluche. Betancourt joins the agency from Eleven, where she...

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Features

Interviews on AI: Connecting Automation and Intelligence

Alongside my recent pieces, Tech Trends: AI in 2017 and Creative Opinions on AI, I also conducted a series of interviews with some varied and insightful industry figures about their own experiences, hopes, thoughts, feelings and fears regarding the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Wieden+Kennedy bring Bud Light to the UK in a big way

I'm known amongst my friends as something of a 'beer snob' that won't settle for a sub par lager on a night out. Indeed, I genuinely struggle at large events (concerts, trade shows, festivals etc) to swallow my pride and chug the generic swill on tap...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Edelman Deportivo Edelman UK is looking to Stockholm to accelerate its creative ambitions consolidating its capabilities under the Edelman Deportivo banner. Stockholm based Deportivo was described by Contagious in January 2017 as the “best and...

Posted by: Industry Updates

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