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Is art advertising (4): American Gothic

It is one of the most recognisable paintings of the 20thcentury. It has been ripped off, spoofed and copied thousands of times. Among other things, it has sold pharmaceuticals, beer and biscuits. Few people can actually tell you what it’s...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Inspiration

Critiquing My Very First Advertising Portfolio

Today, I go 8 years back in time and review my first ever advertising portfolio. I feel a bit vulnerable but I think that being transparent with you all can be eye opening while you are trying to build your first books. I'm going to start critiquing...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Features

Is advertising art?

Over twenty years ago, I originated (I think) what has become a cliché. I put together a Better Briefing workshop for some of the suits and the planners in the agency. I thought they should know what does and does not help creative people do...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Technology

5 ways GDPR will reintroduce creativity into online advertising

Imagine a world where we select the brands we want to see advertising from. Where that advertising is brilliant storytelling and craft. And where our personal data is controlled by us, and we can exchange it with publishers and media owners at our...

Posted by: Luc Benyon
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Should brands invest in VR advertising?

Successful virtual reality projects from publishers like The New York Times have paved the way for sponsorship opportunities, product placement and interspersed immersive ads. However, according to Anna Bager of the Interactive Advertising Bureau...

Posted by: REWIND
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Social Media

An in-depth look into Twitter advertising

If you happen to have read any of my earlier posts, or you know me personally, you will know I am not a fan of Twitter at all. They have spent years playing catch up to the big social giants because they changed their channel around way too much, and...

Posted by: Jason Holmes
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Inspiration

Book Review: The Secret of Successful Advertising?

I must admit to being slightly addicted to books about how people are persuaded to buy things. Yet the very preponderance of such books indicates that there are very many competing opinions and theories of 'How we decide’ (also the title of one...

Posted by: Steve Osborne
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Features

How do you advertise an advertising competition ?

A weekly roundup of the most important news from the advertising awards world FWA After awarding amazing websites and digital experiences all year long, FWA now offers the public to select its favorite. You can vote for the FWA People Choice...

Posted by: TheNextGag
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Features

Want to win an advertising award? Just gather your fans

A roundup of the most important news of the week in the advertising awards world. Clio Health This week were announced the winners of the Clio Health 2016. CLIO Health - established in 2009 - is a specialist competition in the healthcare...

Posted by: TheNextGag
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Events

Why the advertising industry needs to be more Punk

The upcoming Production Social (30th November) is themed around Punk, Dani Michelon, Head of AMV XLAB, the innovation lab at AMVBBDO & Founder of Production Social discusses why she chose this left field theme and the need for originality, rebellion,...

Posted by: Creative Social
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Features

#MaintainTheRatio: There’s enough women in advertising...

A roundup of the most important news of the week in the advertising awards world. The 3% Conference This week, the 3% Conference held their 2016 edition. The event is growing and gaining support every year. The line of speakers was excellent and...

Posted by: TheNextGag
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Events

Advertising Week Europe: Live Streaming from IPA Stage

Advertising Week is the premier event for marketing, brand, advertising, and technology professionals. Boasting more that multiple events in 5 days with 200+ events including more than 180 seminars and workshops and endless opportunities to learn,...

Posted by: Advertising Week
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Advertising Week Europe. Live Streaming from Sun Studio

Advertising Week is the premier event for marketing, brand, advertising, and technology professionals. Boasting more that multiple events in 5 days with 200+ events including more than 180 seminars and workshops and endless opportunities to learn,...

Posted by: Advertising Week
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Events

Advertising Week Europe: Live Streaming from The Guardian Stage

Advertising Week is the premier event for marketing, brand, advertising, and technology professionals. Boasting more that multiple events in 5 days with 200+ events including more than 180 seminars and workshops and endless opportunities to learn,...

Posted by: Advertising Week
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Features

Native advertising may be the future, but at what cost?

Radical moves at BBC Three and The Independent (they've both moved to on-line only platforms) is all the proof we need that UK media is furiously chasing around trying to find the new paradigm. A financially sustainable platform with a healthy,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

British Airways go 3D for latest advertising campaign

Commissioned by BBH, Jelly London worked with Mr. Kaplin to create a “high-end 3D animation” for British Airways’ latest online and social campaign. The campaign focusses on BA’s “On Business” rewards scheme, a...

Posted by: Jelly London
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Social Media

Social Media Advertising: Show Them The Money

Don’t you just hate it when they take something pure, and put sponsored ads all over it? Not that Instagram is the purest social media platform; it has been co-opted readily by A-List celebrities who just want to rebel against Anna...

Posted by: Jade French
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

Vodafone - Let's Go While I don't object to advertisements suggesting a product or service will enhance a small corner of my life (it could be argued that's what all advertising does), I do find it tiresome when a brand proposes it has unlocked the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

Very - Can't Wait For Summer Quite a plush and expensive looking spot for Very, here. And a nice little twist at the end. It's just a shame the whole thing is focused on models with 'perfect' beach bodies, rather than the actual people likely to be...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

Travelodge - Travelodgical Here's an interesting thing. While Lenny Henry camps out in a railway station in their competitor's campaign, Travelodge pitch in with their guests as Sesame Street puppets. Other than comfort, I'm not entirely sure what...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

Irn Bru - Train The Irn Bru people have been making a virtue of tasteless ads for a while now. I suppose you'd call them 'cheeky', rather than full-on rude - and here's the latest. If one were to nit-pick, it could be said they are playing a bit...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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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 Week In Advertising

Arnie And The Meerkat Unless you've been on holiday to Jupiter, you'll have seen the current 'Compare The Market' work, wherein Alexander and Sergei run into trouble with the former Terminator. But what happened behind the scenes? Here's your chance...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

Dove (US) - Men Care Other than a common language, if there's one thing that separates the Brits from the Americans, it's advertising. Take this spot for Dove Men Care; you just know it's an American ad before you even hear the first 'Daddy!'. In...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

McCain - Real Tea Times With this new work and strapline, McCain are obviously determined to put their brands at the heart of British mealtimes - particularly their chips. This may not play well with health and nutrition campaigners, but will...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

The Week In Advertising: Easter Special

Spar There's no doubt about it, Spar stores are very handy. In fact, where I live, they're the only shop open on Christmas Day. And here they come pitching their Easter offering, which interestingly seems to largely consist of booze. Not a chocolate...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

The Week In Advertising

THINK! - Drug Drive Paranoia No-one should underestimate the challenge of creating a decent public information film. Selling your audience tasty ice-cream is a walk in the park when compared with the task of changing people's lifestyle choices....

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

M and M Direct - Start Saving Quite how a catalogue clothes company manages to use that name, without falling foul of the chocolate people (whose ad we reviewed last week), I'm not sure. Perhaps it's because their ad is so anodyne and dull, the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

Capital FM - Biggest Hits I'm not overly fond of Capital Radio. Over the last decade they've set about eradicating truly local music radio, and ensuring its replacement is nothing more than banal yammering. But what of their advertising? Well, not...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Events

A Distinctly Creative Advertising Week Europe

There is most certainly much business going on at Advertising Week Europe. When one sees the great work from Karmarama for the week itself, you’ll see that this not your “typical” gathering of advertising folk. Yes, there will most...

Posted by: Advertising Week
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Features

The Week In Advertising

Mars - Winning Yes, we all know they're much smaller than they used to be (Mars have admitted as much). But they're still one of the leading chocolate brands, and need the power of advertising to maintain that position. Fortunately, the Mars people...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

McVities - Sweet Friends The image of two tough-nut window cleaners going all soppy over some soft toys is undeniably amusing, and that's what we find in the latest execution of McVities 'Sweet' campaign. Clearly a lot of time and money have been...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

Barclays - Code Playground There can be few things more important to a kid's education right now, than teaching them code. Whilst nothing is guaranteed, it's surely their best bet for a productive career in later life. So Barclays have launched an...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

Jackpot Joy - Bus Stop There's so much to baffle me here (which leads me to suspect these people are not really addressing me). Does Barbara Windsor really need money so badly that she's forced to appear in online bingo ads? Can't Eastenders give...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising - Superbowl Special

Jamie Casino - Casino's Law It's hard to overstate the importance of the Superbowl to Americans. Ostensibly a sports final, it's actually a televisual event which unites the country annually - and the commercial breaks are just as important as the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw

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