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McCafé returns to the ridiculous world of coffee

McDonald’s and Leo Burnett London have launched the latest instalment of their We Could campaign for coffee brand McCafé with the introduction of its new Iced Latte. Last month, creatives Andrew Long and James Millers discussed the...

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Former Grey London chairman brews world's best compostable coffee

This week saw the launch of “Halo,” a challenger coffee brand which aims to give people the world’s best coffee, in a way they want it, that’s best for the world. Halo is the world’s first fully compostable coffee capsule filled with the...

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Dinosaurs and Coffee are a dangerous mix

When you think of coffee, what associations do you tend to make off the top of your head? Breakfast? Starbuck? Dinosaurs? That last one might have caught you off guard, but apparently it's what Publicis London had in mind when they were putting...

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Inspiration

Packaging Gallery: Premium Coffee

Coffee, like wine, has become a product for aficionados. Consequently, a substantial market for high-concept bags of beans has evolved, with each brand using design as its weapon win the battle to become the coffee enthusiast's preferred brew. Below...

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Features

Ten Japanese TV ads Hollywood's stars wouldn't want you to see

It would be slightly mean to accuse Hollywood's finest actors of greed - but only slightly. You see, not content with the multi-million dollar fees for the movies in which they appear, they flock to a highly lucrative trade in advertising cameos. And...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Design

Nescafé’s global brand refresh leaves a bitter taste

Back in 1938, Nescafé brought instant coffee to the world's lips for the first time. 76 years later, it is still the instant coffee of choice for the baby boom generation and their jars continue to stock kitchen cupboards all around the globe....

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News

A shot in the dark. Is The Guardian wise to open a cafe?

When it comes to digital media The Guardian is certainly adventurous. Indeed, behind those doors at King's Place there's a policy/philosophy called 'digital first' - essentially a prioritisation of the newspaper's online activity, from podcasts to...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

The only lovely service station on Earth. Are we there yet?

by Magnus Shaw. There are so many religions, beliefs, creeds and philosophies we can't really be sure what hell would be like. But it's a reasonable assumption a motorway service station would be involved. I don't know what it is about these...

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Features

Is it possible to be too creative?

by Magnus Shaw. Do you remember Kiss? Of course you do. Ludicrous American band - wore loads of black and white make-up. Well, they're back. Sort of. The new campaign for Costa Coffee features their track 'I Was Made For Loving You. The song...

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Features

Take your pick. Why consumer choice is not always a good thing.

Social media is currently the marketing Holy Grail. Formerly sceptical clients are now convinced that, properly leveraged, Facebook and twitter will open up a treasure trove of commerce. Against this backdrop, Dutch airline KLM is offering its...

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Features

Taxing. What we can learn from the Starbucks fiasco.

by Magnus Shaw. There's only one thing that surprises me about the Starbucks saga, and it isn't their reluctance to pay tax. As large corporations are only really answerable to shareholders, that is to be expected. No, it's the fact they thought...

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Inspiration

Where's the love? Have we had enough of sex in advertising?

For decades brand marketeers have worked hard to draw a direct link between a product and the possibility of success with the opposite sex (they’ve rarely been brave enough to suggest a connection with same sex relationships outside specialist...

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Advertising

Behind the Idea: McCafé's take on the ridiculous world of coffee

Coffee is big business in the modern world with consumers drinking copious amounts at a premium price. But sometimes, it can take itself far too seriously. Enter Leo Burnett senior creative team Andrew Long and James Millers, who recently applied a...

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Design

Creative Coffee Break: Adobe XD

Adobe XD is built for today’s UX/UI designers, with intuitive tools that eliminate speed bumps and make everyday tasks feel effortless. With the new Starter plan for XD, it’s fast, easy and free. We’ve just posted the second in a...

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Design

Creative Coffee Break: Adobe XD

Adobe XD is built for today’s UX/UI designers, with intuitive tools that eliminate speed bumps and make everyday tasks feel effortless. With the new Starter plan for XD, it’s fast, easy and free. We’ve just posted the first in a...

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Advice

Creative Coffee Break: Make it with Adobe Stock.

With Adobe Stock, you’ll always find the perfect asset to make something amazing. Built directly into your favourite Creative Cloud apps, it gives you instant access millions of inspiring images, vectors, videos, templates and 3D assets. Plus,...

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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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BBH London ask if we'd exchange personal info for a good cup of coffee

Your name on your coffee makes your order feel more personal, but what if, in the few moments it took to make your cappuccino, a coffee shop found out everything about you and wrote that on your cup too? That’s exactly what happens in a new...

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Greggs celebrate new coffee with giant Nappuccino lab at Potters Field

Despite more than half the population admitting that they rely on a coffee to help them feel more awake or alert, caffeine and sleep have long been thought to be incompatible. However, recent scientific research put to the test by Greggs has found...

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The Moment reveals Coffee vs Gangs finale for Kenco

International, London-based content company, The Moment, has completed the third and final instalment from the first year of Kenco’s inspiring and wonderfully unique “Coffee vs Gangs” project. Set in the raw, beating heart of Honduras, the...

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Advertising

DJ Black Coffee joins forces with Ballantine's Whisky in new campaign

In the latest episode of Ballantine's “Stay True Stories” series created by M&C Saatchi Sport and Entertainment and M&C Saatchi London, the Pernod Richard-owned scotch whisky brand have teamed up with South African electronic musician and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Context is key: How to create impactful ads on the right platform

We’re a nation of coffee addicts. We’re also addicted to coffee brands. This has become apparent in the FMCG sector, where well-known coffee shop brands can be seen lining supermarket shelves as they continue to exert their dominance in...

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Technology

Vype launches new vaping tech at the top of the Gherkin

British American Tobacco (BAT)’s e-cigarette brand Vype unveiled two new products at a launch event held at the top of London's Gherkin building last night. The Vype iSwitch and Vype iSwitch Maxx devices are aimed at smokers who are yet to...

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Advice

How to cut down on freelance admin

Sponsored Post As a creative freelancer, you’ll often have more choice over projects and freedom in the way you work compared to people who work full-time for one company. But you’ll also have more paperwork to handle - something that is...

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