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Video Games

Sony announce the Playstation 4 Pro and November 2016 release date

When news of the upgraded Xbox One (the rather grandly-named Project Scorpio) dropped at E3 this year, there was one question on the lips of every Sony fan; where the bobbins is the Playstation Neo? The Neo was the codename given to the potential...

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TBWA help Playstation reconnect with its sporty roots in France

Despite its identity as a gaming brand, PlayStation is a brand that's always been actively involved in the world of sports, and the brand wanted to reaffirm its commitment this year by signing a three year partnership with the prestigious French...

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Top hires this week

Publicis Group unveils leadership team Publicis Groupe has appointed Jo Coombs as chief operating officer (COO), reuniting her with the company’s chief executive Annette King, who she worked with at Ogilvy UK. The new leadership team also...

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Top Hires of the Week

CULT The independent digital agency, CULT has announced its appointment of Matt Watson as Executive Creative Director. Previously, a creative director at Digitas UK and SapientNitro. Since Cat Turner and Bridey Lipscombe opened its doors in 2012,...

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Top Hires of the Week

Park Village Park Village announces a new addition to its growing roster: Melody Maker. The London native has directed commercials and music videos for brands and artists such as HP, BOY, Gorgon City, Shades and Killa P, Shift K3Y, Jetta Fool,...

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Top Hires of the Week

McCann Bristol Jade Delaney, who dressed up as the Fearless Girl statue to convince McCann Bristol to give her a work placement, has bagged a full-time job at the agency. Delaney was offered a month-long placement on the spot when she stood outside...

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Top Hires of the Week

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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Top Hires of the Week

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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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Firstborn - Jagermeister Spirits brand Jägermeister has selected Firstborn as its digital agency of record, following a review launched in October which included four undisclosed agencies, in addition to Firstborn. Firstborn will be tasked with...

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Top Hires of the Week

Cake/Havas London Havas UK’s creative agency Havas London and sport and entertainment agency Cake have bolstered their creative, digital and production teams with three significant, senior hires. Patrick Cahill joins Havas London from...

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Top Hires of the Week

AnalogFolk Independent digital agency AnalogFolk, has announced the appointment of Fredrik Dahlberg as Creative Director. Dahlberg will be responsible for the development of the agency’s copy arm as well as bolstering the agency’s...

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Top Hires of the Week

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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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...

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Design

Microsoft Paint avoids brush with death

When I heard news yesterday that Microsoft were considering erasing Microsoft Paint from Windows 10 it triggered a dense moment of nostalgia in me that I honestly wasn’t expecting. I’m no artist. Given a blank piece of paper and a pencil...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Visions in VR: Google experiments with VR advertising

VR is, currently, one of the few remaining new media refuges where advertising is largely non-existent. Up until this point, adland's relationship with VR has primarily been through sponsored activations, games and tailored 'experiences' that...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

bigdog Full-service, integrated marketing agency bigdog has announced that Harman Randhawa has joined its management board as Associate Director. Reporting into Managing Director, Ross Faulkner, he will be leading the client services team while also...

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Trends

Licensing Nostalgia

Advertising is no stranger to nostalgia driven marketing with sentimental ads resonating particularly well with millennial audiences. Harnessing the power of your audience’s favourite childhood memories may not deliver the culture changing,...

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Technology

Mother make a major investment in VR/AR

Mother has announced an investment in virtual and augmented reality startup Dream Reality Interactive (DRI), signalling a recognition of the growing role of the technologies in communications. DRI was founded by Dave Ranyard, who in his previous job...

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Video Games

Atari to release first console in over 20 years

Whilst many modern gamers might bemoan the fact that they have too much choice in this day and age when it comes to their gaming platform of choice, the reality is that we actually have it a lot easier than our 80s counterparts. Back in the days when...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

LoRo - La Scala Theatre LoRo, an Italian agency that belongs to the Serviceplan group, has won the account of La Scala Theatre for the season 2017/2018. The communication campaign includes print, buses, posters and below the line advertising. The...

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Video Games

Visions in VR: What has E3 2017 told us about the future of VR gaming?

Considering what a big year it had last year, VR was remarkably thin on the ground at E3 2017. Yes, VR has been largely absent from the show floor, save for a few niche booths and afterthoughts. Now that the three main gaming headsets are out in the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Double Concentrate Double Concentrate, the Newcastle-based digital creative agency, has scored a hat-trick of new hires after adding industry veteran Gareth Howells to its team as part of an appointment triple. Howells was one of the founders of...

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Technology

Visions in VR: Is the VR boom over before it started?

It would, perhaps, be unfair to say that the VR bubble has burst, because from where I'm sitting, it looks as though the bubble has barely left the niche market that spawned it. Yet, with so many headsets now sat gathering dust in closets and display...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Creative Opinions: VR (The Emotional Connection)

Dan Phillips, Head of Digital and Interactive at MPC Advertising Cutting to the core of who we are and evoking primitive human emotion forms the basis of experiences that are talked about, shared and remembered. In advertising, therefore, it is no...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Visions in VR: The Emotional Connection

By it's very nature, virtual reality can be an emotionally draining thing to experience if you're not prepared for it and the creative industries are starting to realise that, if they utilise this more immediate connection effectively, they can...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Karmarama (See Hero Image) Karmarama has hired Rob Chandler and Daniel Prestes as Strategy Lead for Data-Driven Content and Strategy Director respectively. Rob joins Karmarama following a year-long consultancy role, working with companies such as...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi London Saatchi & Saatchi London has made two key management changes, promoting Richard Huntington, currently Chief Strategy Officer, to the role of Chairman and Sam Hawkey, currently a Managing Partner, to Managing Director. The...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

m/SIX m/SIX has hired Alistair MacCallum, former CEO at Omnicom’s M2M, as its UK Chief Executive, allowing Jess Burley to focus on her role as Global CEO. m/SIX, which is a joint venture between The&Partnership and GroupM, experienced strong...

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