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Who owns the future of sport?

When it comes to engaging the fans of the future, some sporting organisations and sponsors could be doing more. Imagination's Creative Strategist, Alex Beazley-Long, discusses below. A changing landscape In the past, sports organisations did not...

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The power of sport in brand activism

Throughout history, athletes have operated in the sphere of public good. From Mohammad Ali resisting the Vietnam War draft, Billie Jean King playing the now infamous 'Battle of the Sexes' match to promote women’s equality, or Colin Kaepernick...

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Buzzman shows the power of sport for Paris 2024

The Committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games has unveiled its vision for the event through a campaign created by agency Buzzman. Entitled Sport Can Change Everything, the lead film is a collective call to push limits and get...

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Crazy new Nike ad celebrates women in sport

Nike has launched a new ad celebrating women in sport featuring and narrated by tennis star Serena Williams along with a host of other talent, through agency Wieden+Kennedy. The 90-second spot looks back on iconic moments when women were either...

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FCB Inferno continue to Inspire Women to take up sport with This Girl Can

The next phase of the This Girl Can campaign, commissioned by Sport England and funded by The National Lottery, began last week with new creative across social media, digital media and out of home (48 sheets and 6 sheets) from FCB Inferno. Over the...

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Football stars transformed into classic pub signs for BT Sport

I won't pretend to know a thing about Football, but I know quite a lot about pubs. I've always been adverse to the fancy wine bar or the over-priced nightclub, being more at home in a dusty hovel bearing a name such as the “Bull and Bladder” or...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Lucozade Sport is strictly for the home nations

In this morning's second piece of rugby related news (see our piece on Jack Whitehall's rugby school experience with BBH for Samsung HERE) Grey London has hooked into our love of the game (and our national pride) with a new campaign for Lucozade...

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Industry

Annual 2020: who will see your work this year?

We are exactly one week away from the Annual 2020 final submissions deadline. As you are starting to put the finishing touches on your entries, you might be wondering who will actually see the work you submit. Aside from being scored by our esteemed...

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Getting to Know... Sam Hawkey, Saatchi & Saatchi London's CEO

It is always inspirational to talk to someone who 'made it'. Saatchi & Saatchi London chief executive officer Sam Hawkey may not want to admit that he belongs to that category, but you can tell from his words that he genuinely loves what he's been...

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Features

Behind the Idea: AI-powered fun from Avantgarde's Motivator

Aside from post-apocalyptic thoughts related to Skynet and the Matrix, the rise of AI anticipates a future of big data, digital and progress. Countless are the already available uses of AI, from the most primordial forms in game programming to...

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Behind the Idea: finding simplicity in Guinness Night Football

Expanding the reach of a brand to a new segment of audience can be a tricky challenge to overcome, as it is arguably easy to make false steps and set yourself off to an unpleasant start. It is also just as easy to overshoot and aim for too much...

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Inspiration

Behind the Idea: Grey unleashes the Hunger Hammer on hungry gamers

Last week, Pringles unveiled a rather unique gaming headset that doubles as an automatic Pringles dispenser. Whilst it might sound on the surface like some form of particularly creative torture, this bizarre invention was actually dreamt up by Grey...

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Kia celebrates football fans in new Europa League campaign

European football returns this week and Kia Motors has teamed up with Innocean and Sydney/Seoul-based production company Calltime for a cinematic follow-up to last year’s UEFA Europa League partnership. In a continuation of 2018’s...

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Publicis Brasil celebrates Senna and his power to unite a nation

A new spot from Publicis Brasil pays homage to Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna while communicating the power he had to bring the country together. “They say when it is the flag of some, it is not the flag of others. But in his hands it was the...

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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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Behind the Idea: Rebranding the Rugby World Cup

The Rugby World Cup is in full swing with the quarter finals taking place this weekend and the host nation, Japan, flying. But long before a ball was kicked - five years ago, in fact - a plan to rebrand World Rugby was devised which included a new...

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Behind the Idea: Bringing Honda back up to speed

Valtteri Bottas may have won the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka yesterday but the prize for the coolest ad to promote the event goes to Digitas UK and Honda. The high-octane animation is a collaboration with Mainframe and a sequel to the Powered...

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The rise of sports fans that don’t care about sports

From Cristiano Ronaldo’s own fashion line CR7 to David Beckham’s now iconic partnership with Calvin Klein, athletes have long occupied a central position in the cultural zeitgeist. The combination of athletic prowess and celebrity status...

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Features

Getting to Know... New Land's Trine Pillay

Scandi production company New Land opened in London recently with former Smuggler exec producer Trine Pillay at the helm. New Land launched in 2014 and has since become Scandinavia’s most awarded production company with offices in Stockholm...

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Inspiration

Company Spotlight: Maximising Studio Output

Ove the last 12 months, London-based design company Studio Output has shifted its focus with an increased emphasis on digital work. “Believing that brands are defined by their digital experiences, we’ve evolved from a generalist design...

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You don't need to know the rules to enjoy the Rugby World Cup

The Rugby World Cup (RWC) kicked off in Japan earlier today with the host nation playing - and beating - Russia in an entertaining opener. To celebrate the start of the competition, Publicis Italy has launched its first global ad to promote the...

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DixonBaxi ushers in new era for AC Milan with bold rebrand

European football giants AC Milan have launched a new club visual identity system, developed and designed by London-based brand agency DixonBaxi. The rebrand, which ties in with the start of the Serie A 2019/20 season marks the beginning of a brave...

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Features

Getting to Know... ENGINE's Lisa Parfitt

Lisa Parfitt is MD of ENGINE Sport & Brand Experience, a member of the European Sponsorship Association, and was recently appointed to professional network Women in Football's board. As well as being passionate about her job, Parfitt's love of sport...

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18 authentic fan photos for the NFL kick off

After a long summer away, American football is back! As the NFL gears up for another big season - its 100th - a new ad featuring real fans celebrates the fierce rivalries of the sport across the US. Inspired by this year’s Thursday Night...

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Features

JSR's Simon Amster on the evolution of content

As creative partner at photographic and illustration management agency JSR, Simon Amster sees a lot of content. With a background in broadcast at the likes of Disney and NBC Universal, he’s observed how the meaning of the word has changed over...

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Paddy Power walks with Brighton Pride

'Come out to play' was the message last weekend as Irish bookmaker Paddy Power put together a team of LGBTQ players and walked alongside a larger than life inflatable dubbed The Game Changer at Pride Brighton. The case video for the stunt (below),...

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Inspiration

Company Spotlight: Picture Farm at your service

When asked how he’d like integrated production company Picture Farm to be perceived, Todd Stewart, partner and creative executive, says the aim is to be known as a “helpful” multi-disciplined collaborator first and...

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Industry

Cannes Lions 2019: Design, Outdoor, Print & Publishing winners announced

The first round of awards were handed out at the opening show of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity last night with focus on the Communication and Health Tracks. Grands Prix in Communications went to Google Creative Lab New York,...

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Behind the Idea: Bringing down the house for Lacoste

It’s been a busy week for French clothing brand Lacoste and its creative agency BETC Paris. As well as launching the second instalment of its Save Our Species campaign for Biological Diversity Day, it released a new ad capturing the deep...

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4 ways to amplify your brand purpose through film

After speaking at the Brand Film Festival in London recently, I decided to share my approach when using video in a campaign with a cause (capital ‘C’, or otherwise). Film can be an incredibly powerful way of amplifying your brand purpose,...

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Taking VR beyond eye candy: 3 key pillars of effective storytelling

James Beveridge, MD and co-founder of creative technology company Pebble Studios, talks about how the industry can move on from using virtual reality (VR) for tech’s sake in this Connect London video. He suggests that instead of trying to...

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International Women's Day 2019: 8 of the best ads that empower women

To mark International Women's Day, we've compiled eight of the best ad that promote femininity. Sport, singing and all-around positivity feature heavily as ladies come together to show that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. 1. Sport...

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Behind the Idea: Coca-Cola x Premier League

Coca-Cola launched a campaign to mark a new strategic partnership with the Premier League last week positioning the beverage and sport as things that bring people together. Alec Mellor, marketing manager at the brand, offers insight into the...

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Coca-Cola sends love letter to the Premier League

The director of a new ad from Coca-Cola in the UK has described it as a "love letter to the Premier League" as the drinks brand launches a new partnership with the football division. Where Everyone Plays is helmed by Stacy Wall and created through...

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