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Whipped Woodlouse? Why The Economist is giving away insect ice-cream

A few years ago, I arrived at Stockport station in Cheshire. It was early morning and I was feeling distinctly peckish. Fortunately, as I reached the foot of the stairs from the platform, a well-known retailer of baking goods was holding a promotion,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Trends

Something to offend everyone – Hope to Nope at the Design Museum

“Something to offend everyone” – that’s how the curator describes Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18, a new exhibition at the Design Museum looking at how people have used creativity to react to political upheaval over the past...

Posted by: Stephen ONeill
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Features

Talking Cannes Lions 2018: Why Cannes Lions is still relevant.

With adland set to descend on the French Riviera any day now in preparation of the biggest week in the industry calendar, I caught up with a host of industry experts and influencers and quizzed them on the continued relevance of the Cannes Lions...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Advertising

With the 2018​ FIFA World Cup kicking off this very afternoon, we've scoured the internet to bring you the best ads, campaigns, brand activations and more that have sprung up in the last few weeks in honour of the tournament known to those who...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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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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Features

Creative Opinions: GDPR

This week, on May 25, data protection rules across Europe will undergo the biggest change in the last two decades. It's a change two years in the making. In April 2016, after years of negotiations and legal tussling, officials agreed upon the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Marcel Sydney Marcel Sydney has announced the newest members of its creative department. The new faces include senior team, Scott Maggs & Alexander Haack (aka "The Cavemen”), creatives Lucy Ochoapetit & Aisling (Ash) Dowling, Grace O'Brien &...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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News

The 7th Annual Lovie Awards Winners

On Wednesday 11th October 2017 we announced that Sir David Attenborough/BBC, FKA Twigs, VICE Germany, Russell Brand, Brian Eno, WIRED UK, Sky Italia, UNICEF, Amazfit App, Skyscanner, The Economist, Red Bull Racing, Dagbladet and IKEA are among the...

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Top Hires of the Week

Havas London Havas London has appointed former 101 London Partner & Head of Strategy, Clare Hutchinson, as its new Executive Strategy Director. In this new role, which she starts in November, she will report directly into Havas’ European Group...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Top 10 Hires of the Week

OLIVER On-site specialist OLIVER has appointed Proximity London Creative Director, Rob Kavanagh (left), to take on the role of Executive Creative Director on a number of key client accounts. Kavanagh will report in to OLIVER Group UK’s chief...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

MEC Tonic MEC UK has hired Sarah Salter to lead MEC Tonic, its innovation division, Jason Dormieux, the MEC UK CEO announced this week. The brand innovation space is at a pivotal point, as innovation has yet to deliver returns that brands are...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Isobel Following another year of record growth, creative agency isobel has appointed Rob Forshaw and Daryl Fielding as non-execs to support the agency’s senior team as they look to further accelerate their growth in 2017. Forshaw, who is an...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

MEC Wavemaker MEC Wavemaker has boosted its senior team with a series of promotions, including Ben Bradley as its new Head of Sports & Entertainment Partnerships. Bradley, previously a Business Director, will now lead Sport and Entertainment...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Our industry's obsessed with ideas. Here's why.

Idea. It’s a word we hear a lot. Idea this, idea that. Big idea, core idea, great idea, creative idea. Whatever they call it, whatever they mean by the word, our industry's obsessed with 'ideas'. But what actually is an idea? And how the hell...

Posted by: Emily Jeffrey-Barrett
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Advertising

The diversity debate should not just be about women

Having read the debate in our industry on gender balance over the past few days, sparked by Kevin Robert's 'leave of absence', I thought it worth looking again at what can be done about equality, not just for women, but increasing diversity...

Posted by: Suki Thompson
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Advertising

Cannes Lions 2016 Network of the Year goes to Ogilvy & Mather

Whilst the final days of the 2016 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity might have been coloured a little by results coming out of the UK on Friday morning, it can't be denied that it was a pretty incendiary year, especially when it came to...

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Advertising

Cannes Lions 2016: Monday's Top Highlights

As part of our continuing coverage of the 2016 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity as official partner, we'll be bringing you the daily highlights from the festival. Ogilvy & Mather take Glass Lion and Two Grand Prix On the third day of the Cannes...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Industry Garrett Reil has joined the global brand consultancy Industry as Creative Director, following a three year stint at FutureBrand. In his newly created role, Reil will have a remit to grow and develop the creative team, with creative...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Ogilvy Pride launches in Hong Kong

For an industry built on a foundation of creativity, inclusivity and forward-thinking idealism, adland still has a way to go when it comes to workplace diversity. We've come a long way since the days of Mad Men of course, but there's still a long...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Ogilvy & Mather

Going into the Red in Asia Ogilvy & Mather has announced the launch of OgilvyRED, a new consulting arm that brings together senior strategic specialists to consult on marketing transformation for brands in the Asia Pacific region. OgilvyRED will be...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: JWT

Turning YouTube's black bars into ad space for nonprofits When videos recorded vertically are posted to YouTube, two black bars appear on each side, to frame the action. Knowing the relevance of this channel’s audience (with an average of four...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Events

Live streaming from AdWeek: Nasdaq: Thursday

Live Stream: 9:00 - Financial Times Global Leadership Forum The Financial Times brings their unique international perspective to Advertising Week with this conversation on competing in the worldwide marketplace as technology and connectivity...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

McCann Erickson and American Airlines recall the glory days of flying

As the competition between the major transcontinental airlines becomes more fraught than ever, American Airlines have launched a new campaign that celebrates the aviation firms illustrious history. Created by globally renowned ad agency McCann...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

CP Loves... Heads up. The best advertising headlines in the world?

by Magnus Shaw For a jet propulsion lab brochure: "What we do isn't rocket science. Oh, hang on ...". For Sainsbury's: "We say 'hello' to good buyers". A recruitment ad for security guards: "Who says you can't have a successful career after the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Meet Rishi Dastidar

Rishi Dastidar is a copywriter for ad agency archibald ingall stretton. When he's not doing that, he pretends he's a digital native at his blog Being Beta. When hes not doing that, he pretends he's a poet. And when he's not doing that, he sits on the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Social Media

Why Instagram should be careful

I have been a user of social media since Facebook launched back in 2004 and like many of you have seen the development and additions of existing and new channels. In recent years the giant that once was Twitter seems to be struggling and in my...

Posted by: Jason Holmes
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Events

Top 10 Highlights To Expect At Eurobest 2016

The count-down has begun for another top event bringing together the brightest thinkers and the best creative work. From the organiser of Cannes Lions, Eurobest is the world’s most prominent celebration of European creativity. The festival...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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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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Advertising

Quantcast's Supernova event put the BIG in Big Data

Digital marketing firm Quantcast hosted a rather ambitious (and some might say out-of-this-world) event on Wednesday (October 21) this week, which brought together some of the top innovators in the creative industries (growing brands, leading...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Apple accused of deleting their rivals

News has emerged over the last couple of days that Apple has been accused of scanning the iPods of its users for music that wasn't purchased on iTunes and effectively forcing them to delete those files. Apple however, are claiming the move was purely...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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