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Inspiration

Privatised health care? Advertising opportunities galore!

Whether you consider it a good idea or not, thanks to the coalition government, it seems the increased involvement of private companies in the NHS is a racing certainty. And what could possibly go wrong? Just look how affordable and reliable the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Wavemaker UK Build Farm for Rural Care’s Aldenham Country Park

As part of its 2018 CSR program, Wavemaker supports Rural Care, a day provision that provides work related experiences for people with learning disabilities and/or mental health issues. Yesterday, Wavemaker UK’s entire workforce swopped...

Posted by: Persuasion Communications
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Design

Seymourpowell address a serious problem in the e eye-care world

Leading product design consultancy Seymourpowell recently announced a complete re-design for Bausch + Lomb's “Artelec” eye care range, with a shift in packaging that aims to create “A point of difference in both the consumer and eye...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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The Doctor Who theme – from then until now...

Apart from the Scottish yes/no question, there is one thing that sticks in my mind as being the biggest argument to be heard around the office water cooler over the past year or so. “Who will be the next Doctor Who?” (which could actually...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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News

A Doctor Who movie? Don't hold your breath.

Peter Capaldi is to be the new Doctor and I couldn't be more delighted. Apart from the fact I consider 'The Thick Of It' to be a television comedy so accomplished is resembles high art, Capaldi just has the face and demeanour of a Time Lord. Yes, I...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Technology

Finalists announced for the 2017 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards

The finalists for the seventh annual FDM everywoman in Technology Awards, which celebrates women that are changing the face of technology in the UK, have been announced this week. From entrepreneurs and engineers driving the business agenda to...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Mother Design Mother New York has announced that Mark Sloan has been named Head of Mother Design. He came over from TBWA\Chiat\Day, where he served for over three years as its director of design. Mark’s prior experience included working on a...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

VCCP - eBay eBay has picked VCCP as its lead creative agency in Europe as it embarks on the next stage of its “brand evolution.” The announcement follows a competitive pitch during which the online marketplace sought out one agency to...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

How the Internet of Things is making the world a better place

When Ericsson’s former CEO, Hans Vestburg, said in a 2010 presentation that the world would have 50 billion connected devices by 2020 (you can find a great list of the best 50 here), we all kinda knew The Internet of Things was headed somewhere...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Ogilvy & Mather tackle Cyberchondria for healthcare app Babylon

As a nation of hypochondriacs, it's become all too common for us to reach for Google to analyse our health concerns before actually booking a doctor's appointment. The problem is that Google often only serves to underline our worst fears, so before...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

MEC - Nationwide MEC is looking poised to win Nationwide's estimated £38 million media planning and buying account. Havas Media has looked after Britain’s biggest building society since 2008 and pitched against Starcom and the7stars as...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

#TechTuesday: More Pokémon, a self-driving bus and a talking T. Rex

The Week in Pokémon We already reported last week on the rather nifty Pokédrone, but in the wake of Pokémon Go's phenomenal success, there have been many more products announced to capitalise on the game's current ubiquity. Nintendo's...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

The Philips Breathless Choir transform the lives of those with COPD

Marking World COPD Day (November 18), Royal Philips has unveiled the Philips Breathless Choir, an event that brought together a group of 18 COPD sufferers in New York and documented their journey through a series of films, as they conquered their...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

How to be nice. Yes, I'm talking to you, PALS. #hellomynameis

There's something I don't like. 'Quelle surprise!' (that's your actual French) I hear you cry. It's when people start emails off like this: Ashley. Blah blah blah. Message message message. J. Now, for all I know they might not have been frowning...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Inspiration

Personal best. What 2013 did for me.

For all its trials, hardships, wars and woes, 2013 still managed to inject some wonderful stuff into our busy, pressured lives. So, with 2014 snapping at our heels, this would be an appropriate moment to celebrate the things which enhanced the human...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Why gaming should be taken more seriously

Gaming’s got a strange reputation. It’s not got the respect that film, literature and even television has. However, as an industry its success is staggering. In the UK the gaming market is now worth a record £5.7bn, that’s more...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Features

Industry Influencers: Pancho González

Pancho González is co-founder and chief creative officer at Inbrax Chile. Despite being one of the region’s top creatives, he only got into advertising because he didn’t get the qualifications needed to study medicine. However, he...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Industry Influencers: Cat Davis

gyro is the first full-service global creative B2B agency. The company employees 700 people across 21 international offices with a shared mission to create ideas that are humanly relevant. Cat Davis, chief marketing officer, is one of those...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

A Conversation with... OHMME’s Louis d’Origny

You’d be forgiven for thinking that yoga is an exclusively female pursuit, judging by the amount of athleisure-clad women you’ll see in most city brunch spots on any day of the week. And yet - more and more men are realising the benefits...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Features

Industry Influencers: Jason Harris

US-based creative agency Mekanism prides itself on delivering work aligned with the 'Soul & Science' of storytelling, which means the human and data side is considered on every brief. It's an approach that helps the company to deliver meaningful...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Industry Influencers: Javier Suso

Javier Suso, CEO of VCCP Spain, talks about increased competition for ad agencies and what his company is doing to combat that threat in this industry influencer interview. He also outlines the importance of company culture, how his former bosses...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

A Conversation with… The Economist’s Denise Law

More than just a newspaper, The Economist Group is a media company that challenges readers to critically examine the fundamental issues facing our planet. From its inception in 1843, The Economist continues to provide bold ideas, a global...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Awards

Innocent 'energised' by Brand Team Annual win

Smoothie brand Innocent’s Annual Brand Team of the Year win in 2018 energised its whole creative team, according to Katie Rosen, group head of creative. The department has grown by 10 - from 8 to 18 - in her five-year tenure since she joined...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Trends

Five social media trends for 2019

Claire Lancaster, head of social media at IF Agency, starts the year with her prediction of the key trends that will define the next 12 months in social media, content and influencer marketing. "I expect reach, dialogue and influencers to all reduce...

Posted by: If Agency
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Advertising

Ad trends 2019: Mark Melling

Verizon Media-owned global creative studio RYOT's head of EMEA, Mark Melling, believes it's time for advertising move on from being passive and one-way and that we have the tools and technology to make it happen. He gives his wider thoughts and...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

How to survive in the new age of creativity

Agencies are going through an unprecedented time of change with technology having a significant impact on business and how they are defined. So how can they survive in this new age of creativity? Laura Jordan Bambach, chief creative officer at Mr...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

Top 10 innovations from Dutch Design Week 2018

Dutch Design Week is renowned for future thinking and concept-driven projects, making it one of the top design events of the year. This year’s exhibit revolved around something that’s top of the agenda for everyone from governments to...

Posted by: Pearlfisher
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Events

Sneak preview of my intro to Connect: London 2018

The turmoil of 2018 is close to being over. Only for a whole new era of uncertainty to seemingly be on the horizon. The internet that was supposed to broaden our worlds and bring us closer together seems to have divided nations and neighbours....

Posted by: Michael Tomes

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