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General Election 2017: Adland Roundup

It's finally here. The 8th of June, 2017. Snap UK General Election Day. A day that will live in infamy. Probably. In all honesty, the vast majority of us are probably just glad we can finally draw a line under all of this divisive piffle tomorrow and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

How creatives are empowering people to vote in the UK General Election

Studio Output are changing young people's perception of voting with Rize Up - a self-initiated, party-neutral campaign aimed initially at getting young people to register to vote, and now accelerating at full speed to make sure they go to the polls...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Economy

Creative Opinions: The Snap UK General Election

When Theresa May announced yesterday morning (18 April, 2017) that it was her intention to hold a snap general election in the UK on June 8 (a move that was since validated earlier today by a vote of 522 to 13), the UK media did what it always does....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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BrewDog offer free beer to voters on Election Day

In a move that trumps even Banksy and his free art print ploy, the craft beer maestros at BrewDog are reportedly rewarding people with free beer if they vote in the General Election on June 8. The craft brewer is rewarding voters a free Punk IPA at...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Banksy withdraws anti-Tory free print election offer

UPDATE: Since the original article was posted (below) on Tuesday morning (June 6), Banksy has withdrawn his offer to send a limited edition print of a new piece to voters shunning Conservative general election candidates in and around his home city...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

Election Fever: The Final Countdown

The 2016 US general election has been an almighty farce, let's not pull any punches here. Farce makes for great fuel when it comes to creative work though. Running the range from the daft to the strikingly satirical and the just downright bemusing,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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UK Election 2015 in advertising

Today (7 May 2015) marks the commencement of the first UK general election in five years, and by necessity, it looks to be perhaps the most closely fought election battle in recent history. With 7 leaders fighting for your vote this time around, it's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Election 2015: It's all a game

For young people in 2015, it would appear that there is nothing quite as unsexy as politics. To be completely honest, I can't blame them, as the whole political system has nosedived into a complete farce over the last decade or so. What was once a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advice

Q&A: General Art Director Questions

One of our interns had to interview me for school so I went ahead and recorded it. Now, the audio is awful and the video cut out half way through the interview, but hey... screw it. Hope this Q&A provides some insight into the basic job description...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Advertising

General Mills hand their shopper-marketing account to 5 WPP agencies

General Mills, whose shopper-marketing was until now handled by a handful of independent shops, recently announced that it had consolidated its duties within a team of 5 WPP owned agencies. According to Brian Kittelson, company's director of shopper...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

The Year in Design 2017

Netflix get Abstract for the Art of Design series (January) Netflix began the year with the launch of a new documentary series that took an in-depth look inside the beating heart of the design industry, in much the same manner as their previous,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Economy

Jeremy Corbyn is the most searched political leader online in the UK

Ahead of the UK General Election this Thursday (08/06/17), new online search trends analysis research has reveals that Labour was the most searched for political party by the UK public from April to May 2017. Captify, a Search Intelligence driven...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

The need for a Strong and Stable message

On the 18th April, Theresa May left the door of 10 Downing Street and stood in front of the world’s media to announce that she was calling a general election. In her speech, she said, “Last summer after the country voted to leave the EU, Britain...

Posted by: Andrew Robinson
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Riz Ahmed inspires black and ethnic voters in blacksdontvote campaign

Launched on May 18, blacksdontvote.com is the latest hard-hitting campaign by Operation Black Vote and Saatchi & Saatchi London to engage Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities across the UK to boost BME voter registration and turnout to vote in...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

Jelly London inspire young adults to turn up on June 8

Illustration/animation agency Jelly London and UK charity Bite the Ballot called on creatives of all disciplines recently to submit designs for a strong visual campaign aimed at encouraging young adults to vote in in the upcoming snap General...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Events

The Freelancer Event of the Year: National Freelancers Day 2017

June 8th is going to be a big day in everyone’s calendars, but for freelancers in particular. That’s because it’s not just the general election, it’s also National Freelancers Day! So book your tickets, drop off your ballots...

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Advertising

IPA Bellwether Reports Rising Marketing Budgets

Marketers have revised their budgets up in the first quarter of the year thanks to a growth in online ad spend, according to the latest IPA Bellwether report, which reports an extension of a record run of marketing budgets’ growth to...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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SS+K turn Donald Trump's idiocy against him

Donald Trump has built his political career on saying the things that no other candidate would say, and most normal Americans wouldn’t say either. So a new set of campaign ads from EMILY’s List and Priorities USA, asks why would we let...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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AMV casts Gogglebox stars for National Lottery campaign

Gogglebox is a show that sounds like torture on paper, but against all odds, a non-scripted show starring members of the general public watching and casting a critical eye over the week's televisual highlights, has proven a critical and commercial...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Six US presidential candidate logos reviewed

In the UK, those standing for parliament always use the branding of their party. During the run-up to the recent general election, you may have noticed Labour candidates' posters were red and yellow with a red rose; Tories were all blue and white...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

Account wins of the Week

TBWA\Chiat\Day – Kenwood Vineyards TBWA\Chiat\Day has been named agency of record for Kenwood Vineyards, a brand that was acquired by wine & spirits leader Pernod Ricard USA last year. The agency was appointed to help lead a re-launch of the brand...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Block the Kardashians A new version of AdBlock was recently announced, which has been built with one purpose in mind; to block out all mentions of the Kardashian family on your internet browser. KardBlock is currently in the beta testing stage, and...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Economy

Ed Milliband makes creative promises

When it comes to politics, I personally put little stock in the personality of a party leader. Just because a person comes across as unlikeable and more than a little boring, doesn't necessarily mean they will make a poor leader or that their...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Saatchi & Saatchi say “Labour isn't working”

Saatchi & Saatchi has not only announced that they won't be backing the Labour Party for this year's general election, but expect the Conservatives to win. CEO Robert Senior said that, though the agency handled the advertising for Labour's campaign...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top Hires of the Week

AKQA Resh Sidhu has returned to AKQA as Creative Director. Based at the NYC studio after two years at digital and visual effects company Framestore, Resh will join the AKQA New York Leadership Team. Resh is one of the most respected names in Virtual...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Trends

Ad Trends 2018: An uncertain industry in a state of flux

When looking ahead, it's always important to keep one foot firmly rooted in the past, particularly when examining adland, which has been in a state of flux for years now. With agencies and brands alike shifting their allegiances towards digital with...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

CHI&Partners CHI&Partners has added three new multi-award-winners to its creative department, bringing in Howard Green and Kate Allsop from Grey London and Alice Burton from Y&R London. At Grey, Allsop was part of the team behind News UK’s...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Economy

The UK Busts the Gender Pay Gap Wide Open

Thousands of employers will publish their gender pay gap figures for the first time from today (April 6), helping break the glass ceiling and create a more modern workforce. The UK is one of the first countries in the world to require gender pay gap...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

Design Vs Trump: Nazi Logos and Border Walls from IKEA and Katy Perry

You're all probably just as sick as hearing about Easy D (does anybody know what that really meant yet?) and his constant fear mongering, divisive hate speak and general incompetency. Historically, however, when in times of great political and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Economy

Donald Trump vs Architects of America on Climate Change

More than 250 American architecture practices have signed an open letter to Donald Trump ahead of the president-elect's inauguration on Friday. A host of firms including Snøhetta, Brooks + Scarpa, Deborah Berke Partners and Lorcan O'Herlihy...

Posted by: Industry Updates

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