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Economy

McCann reveal the truth about a divided Britain

Against a global background of increasing isolationism, uncertainty, and mistrust, Britons today demonstrate unexpected confidence in their nation and belief in the potential of foundational institutions and major brands for stability, truth, and...

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McCann hack maths to promote sex education in Peru's public schools

According to a 2013 UNICEF study, 15 out of every 100 teenage girls in Peru under 16 are mothers, and the average age for first sexual activity is between 15 and 17 years old in urban areas; in rural areas the age drops to 10-14 years of age. To...

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McCann turns annoying cookie notifications into real cookies for SUBWAY

SUBWAY is launching a digital campaign in the UK and Ireland to thank its customers for accepting digital cookies notifications by offering them real cookies. Created by McCann London, the “cookies for cookies” activity sees the SUBWAY...

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Entertainment

McCann help seven-piece 'disabled' band release debut single

Delta 7, an inclusive band featuring members with various learning disabilities, are releasing their debut single today. The group first found themselves in the limelight when a documentary about them won a short film competition judged by James Bond...

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Technology

McCann help Romania become the first country to have an AI Ambassador

Following negative global media coverage about Romanians in recent years, an unbiased voice was needed to speak for them and show the world the true colours of Romania. ROM chocolate (a traditional chocolate bar wrapped in the national flag) and...

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Advertising

McCann London launches ‘Open Hour’ initiative

McCann London has launched a new initiative which aims to diversify its next generation of employees by encouraging a broader spectrum of prospective candidates to consider a career in advertising. “Open Hour” is a weekly hour-long...

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Features

Awards Highlights: McCann’s great week, SXSW, & YoungGuns

A roundup of the most important news of the week in the advertising awards world. SXSW After closing the PanelPicker public vote, SXSW has selected the sessions for the 2017 edition of the festival. More than 750 sessions have been announced...

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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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McCann launch the UK's first ever 4DX cinema spot for Forza Horizon 3

When I first stumbled across the concept of 4DX cinemas, to say I was sceptical would be something of an understatement. Whilst the idea of being bashed about from pillar to post in order to replicate the physical thrill of the action on-screen might...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Smell like McCann with the “Eau de Créativité” perfume

If you've ever genuinely wanted to literally smell like an advertising agency then I frankly feel a little sorry for you. I mean, as someone who has spent a fair amount time in a handful of agency offices across the country, there's nothing...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

McCann London launches Wimbledon's first ever brand campaign

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has launched a new strategic brand positioning and campaign for the upcoming Wimbledon Championships, under the platform “In Pursuit of Greatness,” which is the first major campaign for the...

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Advertising

McCann London create new trainer and Norman Walsh exhibition

McCann London has teamed up with iconic British sports show brand, Norman Walsh, to create a trainer inspired by the agency’s iconic art deco building on 7-11 Herbrand Street. The “Herbrand Seven-Eleven” trainer, in the distinctive...

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Technology

McCann Japan pit the world's first AI CD against a creative legend

AI-CD ß, the world’s first artificially intelligent Creative Director created by McCann Erickson Japan, debuted its first work for the Mondelez Japan brand this week. The brand set the AI the brief of creating an ad that communicated the...

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Features

Recruiter Insight: McCann London with Robert Stone

The Creativepool Recruiter Insight series is a new batch of podcasts we'll be bringing you over the coming weeks, which aim to answer the questions on the lips of every Creativepooler: “What will it take to bag me a job at my dream agency, and...

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Technology

McCann Madrid are changing the game for skaters

Skateboarding is a sport that's hardly evolved in its 50-year history, until now. McCann Madrid has helped develop a unique new skating accessory that could change the game for even the most experienced skaters. Syrmo is a deceptively simple device...

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Advertising

These McCann cakes visualise the gender gap in a remarkable way

I like cake. This will not come as a surprise to anyone who has ever met, or even just caught sight of my perpetually expanding stomach in recent years, but I certainly do not like social inequality, so my head doesn't know quite what to make of this...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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McCann London and Ethos Travel help us prioritize our schedules

Christmas is now little but a fading memory, and with the new year spread out before us in an endless procession of meetings, events and duties, many of us are facing a year long depression head on. Jammed calendars sit on many a desktop, and they...

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Advertising

Mark Ronson and McCann create a 'Priceless' cover of Uptown Funk

To celebrate the credit card brand's 19th year of sponsoring the Brit Awards, MasterCard have teamed up with celebrated producer (and BRIT Award winner) Mark Ronson to give six of his fans the chance to record a cover of his ubiquitous hit...

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Advertising

McCann's Asian agencies win big at Campaign Awards

McCann Worldgroup dominated the 2015 Campaign Asia-Pacific Agency of the Year Awards. With the global marketing firm being ranked the most creative agency network in Greater China and taking home the largest number of “Agency Of The Year”...

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Advertising

Tomb Raider fans left to dangle from a billboard by McCann

Just when you thought video game inspired out of home advertising activations couldn't get more inventive (see my earlier post on Fallout 4's OOH activity HERE), McCann London only go and strap 8 maniacs to a billboard to promote a Tomb Raider game....

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

McCann study reveals the truth about global brands

A new study conducted by McCann Truth Central, McCann Worldgroup’s global intelligence unit, took an in-depth look at the changing dynamics of global brand marketing today, concluding that building global brands today requires a more nuanced...

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Advertising

McCann Mexico & Leonardo Di Caprio create a real tearjerker

Women really like to be emotional. Oh women. However, we’ll let L’Oreal have a little free pass for this marketing stunt, because the film they showed to provoke the crying-fest (162 minutes of tears, no less) was Titanic. Obviously the...

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Advertising

McCann Erickson joins the Army

McCann Erickson has launched a new campaign for the US Army, which aims to help the American public understand exactly what makes the Army so unique and vital. The idea for the campaign emerged from market research that revealed most Americans, even...

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Advertising

McCann's Nestle account gains new global ECD

It was announced yesterday that Adrian Botan has been promoted to the role of global executive creative director for the McCann Worldgroup's Nestle account. Botan will join fellow global executive creative directors James Dawson-Hollis, Bill Wright...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Jean-Michel Wu moves from WPP to McCann and from Shanghai to Singapore

It was confirmed yesterday that McCann Worldgroup have poached WPP's Jean-Michel Wu as chief talent officer. The move, effective from the 20th of October, will see Wu moving from his base in Shanghai to Singapore, where he'll be responsible for...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

McCann reclaim Coke from Leo Burnett in China

McCann recently won back the Chinese Coca-Cola account they lost to Leo Burnett back in 2007. The switch will not be affecting Leo Burnett's Publicis Groupe siblings or WPP's Ogilvy, which handle the Coca-Cola owned brands Sprite, Minute Maid and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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