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#TechTuesday: Who Won E3 2017?

Last week, the gaming industry descended on the Los Angeles Convention Centre to show off their wares, swap war stories and make the wallets of gamers everywhere quiver in fear. E3 2017 was not exactly a banner year for the expo, with precious few of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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AKQA analyse your selfies for Watch Dogs 2

Every day, millions of selfies are posted and shared, without a thought given to the risks they may pose, with advances in technology turning every camera and every selfie into a potential data mine ripe for hackers to excavate. To capitalise on this...

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Account Wins of the Week

Havas Media – Ubisoft Havas Media has been named as the media agency for video game publishers Ubisoft, with a contract spanning across 17 countries in Europe and Australia, which will incorporate Havas Media's full range of media, digital and...

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Trends

5 things we learned at Gamescom 2019

The team at in-game advertising platform Bidstack spent last week in Cologne for Europe’s biggest gaming event - Gamescom. Here, its CMO, Simon Gosling, offers a comprehensive look at some of the key things they took away from this year’s...

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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Moving and shaking with art director David Simoes

Things move fast in advertising. After writing a series of short stories to a creative director working on Unilever back in his hometown of Lisbon years ago, David Simoes managed to bag a meeting at the agency while looking for his first job. The...

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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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Top Hires of the Week

Sibling Rivalry Award-winning production company Sibling Rivalry has bolstered its directorial roster by signing on renowned commercial, documentary and short narrative filmmaker, Sandra Winther. With a style that melds documentary and narrative...

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Top Hires of the Week

M&C Saatchi M&C Saatchi has appointed Kate Bosomworth as its new Chief Marketing Officer, marking the first appointment to the management team by Giles Hedger, CEO at M&C Saatchi. Appointed to the Board of Sport England in 2013, Bosomworth has been...

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Top Hires of the Week

Dare.Win Dare.Win group has announced the promotions of copywriter Fabienne Fiorucci (formerly of Y&R and TBWA\Paris) and art director Damien Foui (formerly of Marcel and TBWA\Paris) to Creative Directors. This dynamic duo, known by their nickname...

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Top Hires of the Week

BETC BETC welcomes Lennie Stern as Head of Creative and Entertainment Strategies. After having worked for Y&R, DDB and Fred&Farid, Lennie joined entertainment agency Dare.Win in 2015 as Associate Managing Director. At Dare.Win, Lennie was in charge...

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Ads of the Week

The Full Service - Macmillan Brave The Shave The striking black and white images featured in the clip above show the parents, partners and loved ones of people with cancer seconds after having all their hair shaved off in a bid to help others with...

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Video Games

The blue shells and the bob-ombs of Gamescom 2017

Gamescom is, to all intents and purposes, very much the sexier, more refined European cousin to E3’s bold, brash American convention. If E3 is a Michael Bay movie (all big bucks, explosions and exposition), then Gamescom, which wrapped up this week...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Brothers and Sisters - Carphone Warehouse This Christmas, Carphone Warehouse plans to let the nation know that literally everyone can come through its doors and find the best possible deal. Rather than creating some lofty, emotional Christmas ad,...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Edelman Deportivo Edelman Deportivo of Sweden has hired Martin Jon Adolfsson as a Creative Director. Adolfsson joins Edelman from BBH London, where he has served as a senior creative and art director since August of 2015, including work on...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Industry London-based global brand consultancy Industry has appointed Dominic Zammit as its first Head of Digital. Zammit will be responsible for Industry’s digital output, leading on strategy, content and delivery for clients across a range...

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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

First Flower blooms in outer space! The orange zinnia plant, which is part of NASA's plant growth system on board the International Space Station, is finally flowering! The experiment began on November 16, 2015, when the zinnia's “Rooting...

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Technology

The Latest Highlights and Trends in Tech

First off the bat, let me take this opportunity to wish all my fellow Creativepoolers a happy and prosperous new year! 2015 was certainly an exciting one in the tech world, but with a 2016 looking to herald the dawn of mainstream virtual reality, the...

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Top 5 Account Wins of the Week

Ocean Outdoor - Team GB Team GB has revealed details of its exclusive content partnership with digital out of home owner Ocean as it unites the nation behind the team prior to Rio 2016. The deal will see Ocean turn the nation red, white and blue...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

McCann New York McCann New York announced this week that Caprice Yu and Grant Smith have joined the agency as Executive Creative Directors. “We are truly excited to welcome Grant and Caprice,” said Eric Silver, CCO of McCann North...

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Awards Roundup

ANDY Awards Leo Burnett was the most awarded agency network earlier this week at the 51st annual International ANDY Awards. In addition to the sixth consecutive Network of the Year win, Leo Burnett London received the prestigious Richard T. O'Reilly...

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Game Marketing Awards announce finalists

The Game Marketing Awards (GMA) is the first and only US program to honour the top creative work produced by and for the video game marketing community. This week, it announced the finalists for its 10th annual program after receiving a record high...

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News

The SYZYGY Group dramatically raise their stakes in Ars Thanea

The SYZYGY Group (a digital communication and marketing network based in Frankfurt) made a big move for the big leagues earlier this week when they significantly upped their investment (from a 26% share to a major 70% share) in the Warsaw-based,...

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