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McCann and Mastercard offer free London travel with Android Pay

Whilst the public transport system in London is amongst the best in the world (anyone who says otherwise is obviously deluded or has obviously never been to New York), it can prove pretty pricey. Mastercard are betting on this with their latest...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

Ellie Goulding follows in Mark Ronson's footsteps for Mastercard campaign

We recently reported on the collaboration between Mark Ronson and Mastercard, which saw the producer teaming up with a few musical fans to record a unique cover version of his iconic “Uptown Funk” hit. Now it's the turn of BRIT Award winning...

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Features

Brand simplicity – a trend or natural evolution?

In early January, Mastercard dropped its name from its logo, and a number of industry commentators picked up their pens to discuss the meaning of the move. The financial brand cited the removal of the wordmark as a move towards greater digital...

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Saatchi & Saatchi London taps 72andSunny ECD Saatchi & Saatchi London has hired the former ECD of 72andSunny New York to be its new chief creative officer. Guillermo Vega will join the agency on October 1 following the departure of Andy Jex, who...

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180LA 180LA announces that two new teams will be joining the agency, bolstering a highly regarded creative group. Copywriter Will Sands, previously at Deutsch and AKQA, will partner with Art Director Robison Mattei. Prior to joining the team at 180,...

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Great Guns Great Guns has welcomed directing team Kronck to its roster, where they will be represented throughout the US. Jessica Benzing and Maximilian Gerlach, the German duo behind Kronck, began their careers while both studying production and...

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Account Wins of the Week

BBD Perfect Storm - Etihad Airways Etihad Airways has appointed BBD Perfect Storm to its agency roster following a competitive strategic and creative pitch. BBD Perfect Storm competed for the business against a number of unnamed network agencies in...

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gyro gyro APAC has announced the promotion of two leaders to important new roles: Paul Hutt is now Chief Growth Officer, gyro APAC and Laura Bell is Client Services Director, gyro APAC. As Dentsu Aegis Network continues to invest in the growth of...

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Account Wins of the Week

isobel - The White House It was announced on April 1 this year that The White House has hired independent creative agency, isobel, to “make Trump more popular amongst Brits” prior to his forthcoming visit later in the year. The campaign...

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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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Stink Studios Stink Studios has grown its leadership team with the appointment of Kate Sutherland, L.A. Ronayne and Jim Hunt. Sutherland joins as Executive Producer from BBH, where she lead Digital Production. She was part of the successful team...

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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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Genuine IPG-owned digital creative agency Genuine has hired Adam Kasper and Mitch Blum away from Havas and DigitasLBi, respectively. Kasper, an 11-year veteran of Havas (and a 22-year industry vet) and the advertising conglomerate’s former...

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Wunderman/Blast Radius Wunderman and Blast Radius have added a key member to their national leadership team as it continues to grow into one of the country’s digital powerhouses. VP, Creative Director Cass Zawadowski (right) will oversee...

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UNIT9 Leading multi-screen storyteller and award-winning director Jason Zada is the latest addition to UNIT9’s roster. Leading multi-screen storyteller and award-winning director Jason Zada is the latest addition to UNIT9’s roster. He...

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Twelve Creative agency Twelve has announced that former Geometry Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Partner, Martin Smith, has been appointed as its new Group Strategy officer. Starting the role in mid-November, Smith will also play a role in...

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Features

Beyond Billboards: The true potential of OOH

When the vast majority of us hear or read the phrase "out-of-home advertising," we picture exactly the same thing; billboards. Big, beautiful billboards. They still occupy our high streets and motorways despite the incredible shift into the digital...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

McCann London McCann London has further strengthened its management team with the appointment of Sheryl Marjoram as Managing Director. Marjoram joins from Saatchi & Saatchi where she was a Managing Partner, leading its Asda account - before this she...

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Cannes Lions 2017: Top Speaking Sessions at the Palais

Whilst it's the awards and the general glamour of Cannes that might dominate headlines, the real heart of Cannes Lions lies in the festival's celebrated speaking sessions. Championing the sharing of ideas and the betterment of the creative...

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Top 10 Ads of the Week: Irn bru, beanz, comedy cats and Bradley Cooper

The Leith Agency - Irn Bru Xtra Musical comedian Brett Domino? Talking Squirrels? Seb Cardinal (of Cardinal Burns) directing? Sounds like the perfect ingredients for a new IRN-BRU commercial. Working through The Leith Agency, Seb stepped behind the...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Proximity London - Virgin Atlantic/Virgin Holidays As part of a three month competitive pitch, it has been announced that Virgin Atlantic have named Proximity London as its customer engagement and strategic agency. Joining sister brand Virgin...

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Above+Beyond Above+Beyond has boosted its strategic offering by appointing Matt Sadler as its first Head of Strategy. Sadler joins the agency from Karmarama where he was Planning Director and will lead Above+Beyond’s growing strategy team....

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Technology

Top Stories from the Wearable Technology Show 2017

Nimb ring doubles as a panic alarm The Nimb Ring hides a panic button that sends an alert to friends and emergency services if the wearer is in trouble. The button is concealed in the underside of the ring, which otherwise resembles a normal piece...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

JJ Creative Integrated marketing agency JJ Creative has recruited two highly established creatives, with over 40 years of combined industry experience, to add to their growing team. Rick Gillham and Kat Wild join the Oxfordshire-based JJ, whose...

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Above+Beyond (See Header) Above+Beyond begins 2017 with three new hires across its Strategy and Design teams, to work across the agency’s client base including Amazon, Betway, Meantime Brewing Company and Unilever. Toby Steinberg comes to...

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Technology

How brands are using Chatbots

Discussions about chatbots have been doing the rounds for a while now, they're usually encased within a ‘will they/won’t they?' hit the mainstream-type discussion, in which marketers like to tell us we’re on the cusp of THE next big...

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Design

Pentagram branding aims to eradicate US Tampon Tax

A Pentagram partner has created the visual identity for a rather unique organisation set up to lobby the US government on the controversial so-called 'tampon tax' on menstrual products. Paula Scher designed the branding for the Period Equity brand,...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Proverb Proverb welcomed Alisa Blanter as Senior Art Director this week. Blanter will work on a variety of the agency’s accounts. Blanter joins Proverb after spending 10 years with Viacom’s Nickelodeon in New York where she began as a...

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Isobel Following another year of record growth, creative agency isobel has appointed Rob Forshaw and Daryl Fielding as non-execs to support the agency’s senior team as they look to further accelerate their growth in 2017. Forshaw, who is an...

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Cheil London Cheil has appointed Peter Zillig, a former Chief Executive of Havas Worldwide New York, as CEO of its London office. His appointment follows the resignation of Paul Hammersley, the chief executive of Cheil UK, in October 2016. Zillig,...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Absolut Vodka has appointed BBH London as lead global creative agency following a review. Sid Lee formerly held creative duties on the account and is believed not to have participated in the review. BBH London’s first effort will be an...

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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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