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Lord Alan Sugar at FOM15 On Advertising

Though he might be more famous as an icy television personality these days thanks to his annual appearance on BBC One's The Apprentice as a stereotypical curmudgeon doling out advice to an increasingly infuriating batch of guileless narcissists...

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Economy

Sadiq Khan wants to transform Thames Estuary into Creative Hub

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is lobbying the Government to turn the Thames Estuary into a major hub for the creative industries. The proposal, which posits the Thames Estuary as “a global centre of excellence for the creative industries,” even...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: BBC Bitesize, BrewDog, Scope and more

BBC Bitesize - Rufus Leonard UK public broadcaster the BBC’s online education platform BBC Bitesize has been rebranded by design agency Rufus Leonard. Those in their 30s will remember Bitesize as a series of TV programmes that first aired in...

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Account Wins of the Week

Jones Knowles Ritchie - Dunkin’ Donuts Dunkin’ Donuts has announced its partnership with global creative business Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR) to manage its brand identity and branding strategy. JKR will work alongside Dunkin’...

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Top Hires of the Week

Droga5 London Droga5 London has named Ashley Shack as Director of Talent - a new role at the agency. Shack, who is American, arrives from Wieden+Kennedy London, where she was the Creative and Design Recruiter. She joins the management team at Droga5...

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Account Wins of the Week

McCann CRAFT - eBay eBay, the leading marketplace, announces the appointment of CRAFT, the production arm of McCann Worldgroup, to its portfolio of agency partners in the EMEA region. CRAFT will be tasked with supporting eBay’s global...

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Account Wins of the Week

WPP - Bose Audio electronics firm Bose has selected a custom-built team of WPP agencies to be its global agency across creative, media and digital along with localisation and production. Grey Group, Wunderman, Hogarth Worldwide and MediaCom are...

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Account Wins of the Week

Mindshare - Unilever Unilever has moved its global communications planning account to Mindshare from PHD without a review. An industry source estimated Omnicom’s PHD employed in the region of 30 people on Unilever’s global communications...

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Top Hires of the Week

Havas London Havas London has appointed former 101 London Partner & Head of Strategy, Clare Hutchinson, as its new Executive Strategy Director. In this new role, which she starts in November, she will report directly into Havas’ European Group...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Poetry, hair, taxis and other stories

Pentagram - Poetry Foundation A Pentagram New York team led by Michael Bierut have designed a new, typography-based visual identity for US-based organisation The Poetry Foundation. The organisation, based in Chicago, is a literary group and...

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Features

How AI can help us be more human again

From Leonardo da Vinci to the writer Zora Neale Hurston, artists throughout the ages have been inspired by muses. Today’s muses come in a very different form, however - like IBM cognitive computing system Watson. “It’s a new...

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Technology

Digital Leaders announce DL100 finalists

Digital Leaders, the global initiative for promoting effective, long-term digital transformation across government and industries, has today announced the finalists who make up the DL100 list for 2017 and opened the public vote. The independent list...

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Entertainment

May the fourth be with you: Best of Star Wars Day 2017

As perhaps the only instance of a cheesy pun becoming an international (though admitedly unofficial) holiday, Star Wars Day is certainly unique, but then, Star Wars is a pretty unique franchise. By blending the worlds of science fiction and fantasy,...

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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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WCRS hijacks the Welsh flag in a fight against skin cancer

This week marks the launch of the hard hitting “Don’t Be A Lobster” campaign created by WCRS for Welsh charity Skin Care Cymru, a campaign that aims to raise awareness of skin cancer in the run up to the summer months. Skin cancer...

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Design

Shortlisted Designs for the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre

Designs by shortlisted teams in a competition to design a £40 million national Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in the UK have gone on public display. The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation launched the memorial international design...

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Features

Interview: David Fraser from Ready10 on Goodbye Skint January

David Fraser made great waves in the PR industry last year when he left the established Frank PR after 12 years at the agency, having worked up the ranks from an entry-level role to the position of Deputy Managing Director. He has worked alongisde...

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Design

Designers light up the Thames for Illuminated River competition

Six shortlisted proposals have been unveiled for the Illuminated River design competition, which has seen 17 London bridges between Albert and Tower bridge lit up as part of a permanent light installation. Designs by six international teams,...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Superdream Steve Price, a well-known name and highly respected personality on the Midlands creative scene for more than 30 years, has been appointed as creative director at Bromsgrove-based marketing and communications agency Superdream. Formerly...

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Advertising

M&C Saatchi is our Agency of the Week

Coating everything in chocolate for Sydney's newest attraction Sydney’s newest attraction, The Calyx, opens its doors at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney on 11 June 2016, forming the centrepiece of the Garden’s 200th Birthday. The Calyx...

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Events

How an innovation mindset can help brands be and act more responsible

Former apprentice star & agency innovators warn brands & agencies to make responsibility a mind-set. Today, Christie H.Kristensen from Creativepool hosted a session at Advertising Week Europe exploring how an innovation mindset helps brands to...

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#AWEurope Unveils 2016 Lineup

The fourth edition of Advertising Week Europe is bringing more industry heavy hitters and unique programmes to the stages of the brand new Picturehouse Central venue. The thought leadership agenda and corporate partner roster for the 2016 event has...

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Top Ten Hires of the Week

Grey Group James R. Heekin III, Chairman and CEO of the Grey Group, has announced the promotion of Michael Houston, to Global President of Grey. Houston served most recently as CEO of Grey North America. In his expanded new worldwide leadership...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

The Mars Agency The Mars Agency has begun its 2016 fiscal year with the promotion of Darren Keen from Managing Director, Europe to Chief Executive Officer, Europe. For 43 years the agency has operated under one Global CEO, and the addition of CEO,...

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Technology

Technology, Great Minds and The Natural History Museum

The Director of London's Natural History Museum, Sir Michael Dixon, has spoken out about the importance of the impact technology can have on visitor experience. Speaking in the museum's Darwin Centre as a part of London School of Business and...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Design

London Transport Museum opens Design Gallery and pop-up shop

The recent history of London is a fascinating one indeed, especially when you factor in how the progress of transportation has transformed the city into a bustling, seemingly endless metropolis. The designs that underlined these changes appeared to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

McCann London recruits gamers for unique Halo 5 campaign

For many gamers (perhaps a few Creativepoolers amongst them), today is not simply the 27th of October 2015, it's the day they've been waiting on for years. The launch of Halo 5: Guardians, the latest entry in the blockbuster gaming franchise, and the...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

BBH New York - Playstation The latest edition of the Star Wars Saga, The Force Awakens, won't hit cinema screens until December 17 in the UK, but the marketing frenzy has begun already. Toys have hit already hit store shelves, and the final official...

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