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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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Top Hires of the Week

M&C Saatchi M&C Saatchi has appointed Sereena Abbassi as Head of Culture and Inclusion, where she will be working closely with Victoria Fox, Chief Executive of LIDA and group sponsor of diversity and inclusion at M&C Saatchi Group. Sereena is...

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Account Wins of the Week

Accenture - Vatican News The Ministry of Communications of the Vatican has appointed Accenture Interactive to help design and deliver its new communications system called Vatican News. The move is part of the Vatican reform aimed at finding new ways...

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Top Hires of the Week

WPP Lindsay Pattison has been named Chief Transformation Officer of WPP with responsibility for getting its agencies to work more closely together for its top 50 clients. Her appointment to the newly-created role comes at a pivotal time for WPP,...

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Technology

Could the Amazon Anytime messaging app be a serious rival to WhatsApp?

Evidently not content with effectively monopolising the worlds of online retail, voice activated assistants and drone delivery, Amazon have now set their sights on the world of instant messaging, with the tech giant recently posting a series of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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 Hires of the Week

Publicis Groupe Publicis Groupe has announced, as predicted by many, that Arthur Sadoun, current head of Publicis Communications, will replace Maurice Levy as chairman and chief executive of Publicis Groupe on June 1. Levy, who has served as CEO of...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: WeTransfer drop the transfer and other stories...

Bold Monday - WeTransfer Online file sharing service WeTransfer has unveiled a bold redesign of its identity, logo and website, which includes the rater severe step of removing the “Transfer” from the brand name. This is the first...

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Economy

Creative Discussions: The verdict on Trump from Droga5, Cheil & more...

It's been 2 weeks now since D-Day (Donald Day) and our divided world has grown even more so in the ensuing noise, chaos and horror. The creative industries, however, prove ever resilient, and whilst my previous piece from last week regarding the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Tribal Worldwide London Tribal Worldwide London has announced the appointment of Andrew Liles to the role of Director of Technology, while Marie Bradley will head up Business Analysis; a brand new role and discipline within the agency. Liles joins...

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Agency of the Week: VCCP

Maria Sharapova settles into an internship at VCCP London In what might just about be the most surprising piece of agency news of the year, Maria Sharapova has reportedly spent the last week as an intern at VCCP London. The former world number one...

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Inspiration

The Real Deal

My inspiration from this year’s Festival of Creativity in Cannes came from experiencing people who were the Real Deal. ‘Real Deal’ness was heard in every word of Condé Nast Artistic Director Anna Wintour’s elegant...

Posted by: Ann Wixley
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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Solve - V Foundation for Cancer Research Following a national agency search and competitive review, Solve has been awarded the account for The V Foundation for Cancer Research. Based in Cary, NC, The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in...

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VCCP creates £50 million billing agency with Adconnection acquisition

VCCP has announced the acquisition of independent media agency Adconnection. The business will be fully merged with VCCP’s existing media operation, VCCP Media, creating a combined media capability with billings in excess of £50 million....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Who Made The Jury? The British Arrows Craft 2015

The British Arrows have announced the jury for this year’s Craft Awards; the only awards in the advertising industry to celebrate and recognise the individual craftsmanship of companies and professionals solely in motion picture. Chairman of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Apple Whilst not technically an Ad Land related news piece, this one is big enough news that we thought it was pertinent to at least include it somewhere. Sir Jonathan “Jony” Ive has been promoted to the newly created role of chief...

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Technology

Google and the "Mobilegeddon"

As part of an effort to chime with the progressively mobile times, Google made a significant change to their ranking system this week by giving web pages that haven't been optimised for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices a lower ranking on...

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Inspiration for Advertising Week Europe

Karmarama has used inspirational quotes from influential people such as director Richard Curtis and TV chef Jamie Oliver as a basis for a new print and poster campaign that aims to raise awareness of this year's Advertising Week Europe. The work...

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Social Media

It's official! The Queen has tweeted.

"It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @sciencemuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R." That's what it said, the first tweet from Her Majesty The Queen. Causing a great deal of fuss, it arrived on...

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Awards

Adam & Eve DDB dominate the IPA Effectiveness Awards

At the IPA Effectiveness Awards ceremony last night, which was held at the London Hilton on Park Lane, the big winner was Adam & Eve DDB's Foster's “Good Call” campaign, which has become synonymous with Channel 4 comedy over the last...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top Hires of the Week

Marcel Sydney Marcel Sydney has announced the newest members of its creative department. The new faces include senior team, Scott Maggs & Alexander Haack (aka "The Cavemen”), creatives Lucy Ochoapetit & Aisling (Ash) Dowling, Grace O'Brien &...

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Careers

Portfolios: The Basics.

So you’ve got your kick-ass CV in front of someone, they love it, now what? In our industry, it’s work samples. Ultimately these are what’ll get you sat in front of someone for an interview. Lots of designers have their own websites, that’s...

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Inspiration

Book Review: The Secret of Successful Advertising?

I must admit to being slightly addicted to books about how people are persuaded to buy things. Yet the very preponderance of such books indicates that there are very many competing opinions and theories of 'How we decide’ (also the title of one...

Posted by: Steve Osborne
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Trends

Design Trends 2017: Upcycling

The concepts of building something out of nothing and finding gold in somebody else's garbage are very much at the heart of a trend that could very well be seen as a euphemism for 2017 as a whole, given the widespread disappointment with the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Sound Sells

The psychology of persuasion - what makes us buy one product over another - has been widely researched and the importance of visual triggers in influencing buying decisions is widely understood. However, the importance of what we hear is often...

Posted by: Chris Turner
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Cheil London Cheil London has boosted its creative department with two new hires. Nick Craske joins as Creative Director, working across all the agency's accounts, and Georgia Barretta takes up the new role of Creative Director Design. Craske joins...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

McCann HumanCare - Docusol How could I not begin this week's run of creative excellence with a spot involving a singing nappy? The online film, by McCann HumanCare, is part of children's constipation brand Docusol's “Make a Nappy Happy”...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Holocaust survivors memories immortalised in stunning new exhibition

Even seventy years later, the Holocaust is still a sensitive subject for many people, especially those that lived through it. That doesn't mean however, that it doesn't deserve to be remembered. As the old saying goes (though I might very well be...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Jack Morton brought in the London New Year with a charitable bang!

Say what you want about Boris Johnson, but the bumbling buffoon/Mayor of London really knows how to put on one hell of a show! His New Year’s Eve fireworks, delivered in partnership with Unicef, saw in 2016 with a truly breathtaking show...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

TBWA\Chiat\Day TBWA\Chiat\Day has appointed Andrew Dauska as managing director of the agency's Nissan account, reporting directly to TBWA\Chiat\Day LA president, Luis DeAnda. Andrew, who joins TBWA from Wunderman in Minneapolis, has a proven track...

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Awards Roundup

ADC Annual Awards Quad Group announced this week that it has been named ADC Global's “Production Company of the Year.” In addition to Production Company Of The Year, The Quad Group also won a Silver Cube in Special Effects for Cartier...

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