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Victoria 'Posh Spice' Beckham endorses Spice Girls spoof Project Everyone

In September 2016, World Leaders will mark the first anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals; a plan to end poverty, fix climate change and address inequalities over the next 15 years. Issues like quality education, an end to...

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Design

8 bold logo moves by brands

The golden arches, a half-eaten apple, a pair of mouse ears... just some of the instantly recognisable logos in the world of big brands. A company’s emblem is a powerful thing and associates everything it represents in one image which means it...

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Advertising

McDonald’s taps into hype culture for spicy McNuggets drop

We’ve all seen the cringey ads for millennial fashion brands like boohoo and Jameson Carter, but there's a hot new name in town. McDonald’s has ‘launched’ a fake fashion brand to promote its limited edition Spicy Chicken...

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Advertising

Game of Thrones stars recreate SodaStream ad for sustainability

A trio of stars from HBO hit Game of Thrones have reunited for a remake a 2017 SodaStream ad to raise awareness around single-use plastic. Say Goodbye features actors Thor Bjornsson AKA The Mountain, Hannah Waddingham AKA Septa and Kristian Nairn...

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Advertising

Ads of the Week

Barbie - The Dream Gap Project Starting at the age of five, many girls begin to develop limiting self-beliefs. They stop believing their gender can do or be anything. This is the Dream Gap and this is the year toy brand Barbie begins working to...

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Advertising

Ads of the Week: The best of Fathers Day and other stories

Recipe - Birdseye Birds Eye is building on its #Solidaritea campaign, championing parenting and putting an end to “parent shaming.” The new campaign showing solidarity with parents is breaking in the run up to Father’s Day on June...

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Trends

Creative Stranger Things are happening

Next weekend the world will be turned upside down as the 80s return for Halloween in the style of Stranger Things inspired costumes and activations to celebrate the release of Season 2 on October 27th on Netflix. Topshop has teamed up with Netflix...

Posted by: Heather Deacon
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Entertainment

April Fools 2017: The Best Fake News

April Fools Day is an event that's perfect for modern media, given the potential for wide reaching mayhem and confusion. With the world currently a place where the unbelievable and the borderline satirical appears to hit the headlines on a daily...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

International Women's Day 2017 in Advertising

This year, there has been decidedly more attention cast on International Women's Day, which is important, as, even in these enlightened times, many women across the world are still being made to feel as if they are somehow 'less than' their male...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Smörgåsbord - Visit Wales Welsh actor Luke Evans, who will star as Gaston in the new Disney remake of Beauty and the Beast, is starring in an atmospheric new TV ad for Visit Wales, designed to promote the country’s 2017 Year of...

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Design

Design Vs Trump: Nazi Logos and Border Walls from IKEA and Katy Perry

You're all probably just as sick as hearing about Easy D (does anybody know what that really meant yet?) and his constant fear mongering, divisive hate speak and general incompetency. Historically, however, when in times of great political and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

CES 2017: Setting the Tech Trends for 2017

Automated and Electric Cars takeover the show floor The trend I noticed from this year's CES above all others was the prevalence of automobiles on the show floor. Whilst we are probably a good few years away from the technology becoming commonplace,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

Election Fever: The Final Countdown

The 2016 US general election has been an almighty farce, let's not pull any punches here. Farce makes for great fuel when it comes to creative work though. Running the range from the daft to the strikingly satirical and the just downright bemusing,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

South Korean creatives lampoon Kim Jong Un with fake LinkedIn profile

Whilst the concept behind North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is genuinely terrifying; a real-life King Joffrey with a god complex born of indoctrinated power and a revolving cabal of yes men, the man himself is rife for parody. One of my favourite...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Zulu Alpha Kilo make a comical RFP for both Clinton & Trump

The independent, Toronto-based agency Zulu Alpha Kilo has found an unusual way to get attention stateside, sending an RFP (request for proposal) to the campaigns of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to become either candidates...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

BBH London - Audi The very definition of subtle elegance in advertising, this new spot for the Audi R8 sports car from BBH London, is composed of little more than 60 seconds of a car spinning its wheels, but it looks absolutely flawless! Entitled...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Saatchi & Saatchi

Saatchi London get to the beating heart of the 2016 Rio Olympics Visa - Rio 2016 Olympic Games: The Heart Visa has a proud heritage with the Olympic Games, having been the exclusive payment services sponsor and only card accepted at the Games since...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

MEC – Monsanto MEC has won the pan-European media planning and buying account for the consumer division of Monsanto, the company behind Roundup weed killer. The WPP-owned agency won the business without a competitive pitch and the business moves...

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Advertising

Ads of the Week

Ad of the Week: RKCR/Y&R – The Home Office Disrespect NoBody Iv'e always been a big fan of puppets. It probably has something to do with being raised on a steady diet of The Muppets and Fraggle Rock from an early age. Regardless, if a campaign...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Introducing the first completely offbeat 360° video

Technology, eh? Undoubtedly very handy, but full of concepts with funny names and purposes seemingly designed to befuddle and confuse. Take 'offbeat 360° video' for example. Who on earth would have the first idea what that is? Perhaps not you,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

BMF - ALDI Whilst it was once seen as the butt of a not particularly amusing joke, thanks to a significant brand refresh over the last few years, ALDI is now known for everyday groceries, special buys and low prices. However ALDI still isn’t...

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Design

BBC Three combat new logo criticism with satirical comedy

Red Bee Media has designed a new logo for BBC Three, which has replaced the word “Three” with a more direct and confrontational symbol, which underlines the channel's vibrant, youth-focused content. The entire brand has been repositioned...

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Advertising

The Top Advertising Stories of 2015

It's been one hell of a year, so boiling it all down into a few humble little articles is no easy task. But we're going to try. This year we expanded our horizons a little bit, encompassing the entire creative spectrum, and as such, these lists will...

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Design

London Design Festival 2015: The Highlights

Somerset House At this year’s festival, Somerset House, which is often seen as one of the main hubs of the event, exhibited a range of exciting design innovations. From tree-shaped furniture to a piano played by light and a virtual reality...

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Advertising

The Muppets take a selfie with the Blair Witch

I clearly remember my experience watching The Blair Witch Project when it first came out back in 1999. It arrived on the scene around the time my generation were just about starting to “Get” the internet, and the marketing campaign behind it was...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: BBDO

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne help young women face their fears Clemenger BBDO have teamed up with feminine health brand Libra to launch a platform that helps young women learn how to deal with the things that hold them back. The campaign will launch...

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Advertising

Dannes Lions, the latest addition to the winners circle

The advertising industry is not exactly renowned for taking the piss out of itself. Indeed, the only major zeitgeist defining piece of entertainment set around the industry in recent memory (Mad Men) glamorised ad land to almost the point of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

The Week In Advertising

The Green Party - Change The Tune Unlike the US position, political parties in the UK aren't permitted to buy up airtime for promotional purposes. They are, however, allocated pre-arranged slots on which to display their wares - and this is the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

The Green Party say "Take That"

Regardless of your political affiliation, you'd be hard pressed to deny that this year's political race has been a bit of a farce thus far. With so many warring (and jarring) personalities vying for public attention in a staggeringly negative media...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

The blurred legal lines between inspiration and stealing.

When does homage become theft? And when does inspiration tip into plagiarism? Can a creative endeavour ever be called completely original? These were the questions facing a U.S. court, which last week found in favour of the family of the late soul...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

BetVictor and VCCP diversify their mascot

BetVictor has really doubled (or tripled even) down on its loony mascot Maurice in a trio of new spots by VCCP, which feature the zany character played by Paul 'Denis Pennis' Kaye in a variety of guises, each one obsessed with getting the best odds...

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Advertising

The Awards Update

Facebook Awards Submissions are officially open for the 2015 Facebook Awards (formerly the Facebook Studio Awards), which celebrates top creative work on Facebook (and Instagram this year). This year’s awards feature four additional...

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Advertising

The Best 2015 Super Bowl Campaigns (PART 2)

Nissan Whilst I normally don't care much for the “Prank” ads that have become more popular since the rise of the YouTube star, I couldn't help but fall for this remarkable clip from TBWA\Chiat\Day LA. One of a number of videos for a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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