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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...

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Advertising Trends of 2017 from the Industry

When discussing the trends that will take hold in advertising next year, it's important to understand what a polarising year 2016 has been. As we approach year's end, we've all no doubt grown tired of the generic “I'll be glad when this year is...

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Features

Creative Opinions: Adland and the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup creates some pretty valuable opportunities for advertisers. TV coverage of its matches attracts gigantic audiences across the world (about 3.5 billion people viewing at home in more than 200 countries) during a season when TV...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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How to Approach Humour Across Cultures

Four years ago this November, I was on a date with a lovely Japanese businesswoman in downtown Shibuya, Tokyo. Desperate to impress, and wary about breaking some sort of cultural taboo, I started chatting about humour in different languages. I tried...

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Features

Creative Opinion: Brands can no longer afford to ignore diversity

Pam Grossman, Director of Visual Trends at Getty Images, explains how, whilst they have made significant progress, brands still have their work cut out for them if they want to champion true diversity. Pam Grossman​ Technological advances have...

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Technology

Airbnb launches Open Homes refugee housing platform

I've yet to have a bad experience in an Airbnb. Granted I might just have been lucky, but then the vast majority of my friends have shared equally positive experiences, so maybe they really do have an excellent vetting process (for balance, if anyone...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Adland Celebrates Diversity with #EasterSoWhite Campaign

Today sees the launch of an initiative that seeks to draw attention to the under-representation of the BAME (British Black Asian and Ethnic minorities) community in advertising and marketing, with particular focus on Easter. #EasterSoWhite is the...

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Adland Responds to the Great Kendall Jenner Pepsi Debacle

When Pepsi dropped their no-doubt incredibly expensive and undeniably ambitious new ad earlier this week, they probably had no idea that, by week's end, the spot would have dominated global headlines, which is particularly impressive, given the...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Ocean Outdoor - BBC Three/Hyundai (Piccadilly Lights) Hyundai has renewed its commitment to both Ocean Outdoor and the UK’s most iconic DOOH location, confirming that it will continue to maintain its presence on the iconic Piccadilly Lights...

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Advertising

Watch people discover their origins in new AncestryDNA campaign

Fifty Fifty has teamed up with Fergus Hynd to create a striking three spot campaign for Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, to promote the company’s DNA product, AncestryDNA. The none-more aptly titled...

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CHI&Partners open doors to non-graduates with inclusive 'Spark' scheme

CHI&Partners is launching a new entry-level recruitment scheme called SPARK; which encourages ambitious people from all backgrounds to apply to come and work at the top 20 agency, which was the UK’s most-awarded independent creative agency at this...

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Maxus launches first ever Diversity Week

WPP media agency Maxus UK has announced the launch of its first ever Diversity Week, to celebrate diversity within the agency. The Diversity Week will run from 19 -23 September 2016 and will feature guest speakers including Jan Gooding, chairwoman of...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Coffee, Beer and Baby Food

485 Design - 92 Beans Coffee Restaurant Brands teamed up with Mt Atkinson Coffee Roasters and 485 Design to create a new coffee brand that could be exclusively retailed at Carl's Jr restaurants throughout New Zealand.
 The name and identity of the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Leo Burnett Leo Burnett has announced the appointment of Chaka Sobhani to the role of Chief Creative Officer. Chaka, who joins Leo Burnett London from Mother, brings with her 20 years of experience from both the Advertising and Broadcast industries,...

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The Most Influential Black Person in Britain

Karen Blackett OBE, chief executive of WPP's MediaCom, has recently been named “The Most Influential Black Person in Britain” by Powerlist magazine, but the 43-year old leader of the UK's largest media agency still thinks it's odd that...

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News

Use and abuse. Can we really make the internet a safer place?

Yesterday was 'Internet Safety Day'. Which pretty much proves the pointlessness of things having days dedicated to them. Unless the internet was substantially and provably safer for the entirety of 11th February 2014, or yesterday marked the point...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

What's the problem with the Big Fat Gypsy Weddings campaign?

This week Channel 4 has attracted considerable attention. Its high-profile, much discussed ‘documentary’ strand Big Fat Gypsy Weddings has returned to a big fat viewing audience and water-cooler debate over the style merits of pineapple...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Getty Images - Pride in London Getty Images, a world leader in visual communication, has been appointed as an Official Media Partner of Pride in London, which will see it capture this year’s official celebrations and set up a legacy collection...

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Advertising

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Advertising

With the 2018​ FIFA World Cup kicking off this very afternoon, we've scoured the internet to bring you the best ads, campaigns, brand activations and more that have sprung up in the last few weeks in honour of the tournament known to those who...

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Design

Craft Month: Introducing... Cabeza Patata

Creative Duo Cabeza Patata (that's Potato Head in Spanish) have recently joined the Jelly Futures family just in time for Craft Month - that was handy wasn't it?! Formed by illustrator and craftswoman Katie Menzies and 3d artist and animator Abel...

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Advertising

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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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Engine (Fuel) Engine has hired Will Lowe (left) to lead Fuel, its marketing data and analytics consultancy, and promoted former CEO Charles Ping (right) to the new position of Chairman as the company targets further UK and international growth. Lowe...

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Advertising

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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Advertising

Facebook Crackdown on Discriminatory Advertising

It's been a busy day in the world of online advertising. The same morning that The Times released a shocking report insisting that many major brands had inadvertently funded extremist terror sties through unchecked programmatic advertising practices,...

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