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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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Technology

Man builds bionic arm for his son using an Xbox and a 3D printer!

A Welsh father whose baby son’s arm had to be amputated has developed a custom bionic limb for baby Sol. Ben Ryan got the inspiration for the arm after studying the way spiders make their webs, and was prompted to develop it after being told...

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Video Games

A Chinese games console rips off the PS4 and Xbox One

If recent images from China are to be believed, it would appear that after more than a decade of back-biting, exclusivity battles, failed motion control experiments (Playstation Move anyone?) and fanboy wars, that Xbox and Playstation have finally...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

The Future of VR & AR at VR World, London

By Suzie Ryan Two of our most enthusiastic techies – Hamzah Ghafoor, Creative Technology Lead and Stephen Beaumont-Adam, Senior Project Manager – head to VR World at Kensington Olympia to find out what augmented, mixed and virtual reality has in...

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Technology

The Year in Tech 2017

Amazon's Giant Flying Drone Warehouses (January) In a story that gained a fair amount of traction on social media over the 2016 festive period for obvious reasons, Amazon filed a patent for gigantic flying warehouses back in January that could house...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Atari to release first console in over 20 years

Whilst many modern gamers might bemoan the fact that they have too much choice in this day and age when it comes to their gaming platform of choice, the reality is that we actually have it a lot easier than our 80s counterparts. Back in the days when...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

#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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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...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Awards

Cannes Lions 2018: The Grand Prix winners

Brand Experience & Activation Apple "Today at Apple" (in-house) Apple’s in-store experience programme, which was activated in all 501 stores across the globe, encouraged each local community to develop their creativity with coding...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

M&C Saatchi - GambleAware GambleAware has appointed creative agency M&C Saatchi to develop a new safer gambling advertising campaign. Broadcasters and gambling industry groups drew up proposals for a major responsible gambling advertising campaign...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

TBWA\China Ronnie Wu, executive creative director, TBWA\Shanghai has been promoted to the role of Chief Creative Officer of TBWA\China with immediate effect. Ronnie joined TBWA\Shanghai at the end of 2015 as executive creative director, and during...

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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...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

DDB Worldwide Omnicom Group President and CEO John Wren has announced the appointment of Wendy Clark as President and CEO of DDB Worldwide. Clark succeeds Chuck Brymer who will assume the title of Chairman. Both roles are effective immediately....

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

M&C Saatchi M&C Saatchi has appointed Sereena Abbassi as Head of Culture and Inclusion, where she will be working closely with Victoria Fox, Chief Executive of LIDA and group sponsor of diversity and inclusion at M&C Saatchi Group. Sereena is...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Wunderman/Blast Radius Wunderman and Blast Radius have added a key member to their national leadership team as it continues to grow into one of the country’s digital powerhouses. VP, Creative Director Cass Zawadowski (right) will oversee...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

WPP Lindsay Pattison has been named Chief Transformation Officer of WPP with responsibility for getting its agencies to work more closely together for its top 50 clients. Her appointment to the newly-created role comes at a pivotal time for WPP,...

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Advertising

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...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong has announced the appointment of two senior executives to new roles within the digital team in Hong Kong. Manolis Perrakis joins as Head of Creative Technology and Vivi Fitriani as Head of UX/UI....

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Trends

Licensing Nostalgia

Advertising is no stranger to nostalgia driven marketing with sentimental ads resonating particularly well with millennial audiences. Harnessing the power of your audience’s favourite childhood memories may not deliver the culture changing,...

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Advertising

Lions Entertainment kicks off & more Cannes Lions winners are revealed

Lions Entertainment, the Festival’s two day-specialist event, kicked-off yesterday, bringing the worldwide entertainment industry together with global brands for a programme of speaker sessions, live performances, curated roundtables and...

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Advertising

Outdoor Lions Winners Revealed

The winners of the prestigious Outdoor Lions Awards (sponsored for the eighth consecutive year by Clear Channel Outdoor) have been announced at Cannes Lions 2017. Joint Grand Prix winners were: Twitter, for their brand campaign through Twitter San...

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Advertising

Marcus Rashford and Willian save their serious prep for FIFA 17 online

Xbox are proudly shouting that Xbox Live is the UK’s fastest gaming network for playing FIFA 17 with an epic yet light-hearted new film featuring the Premier League stars Marcus Rashford and Willian. The film pastiches the serious tone of...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Brand & Deliver Hayley Lawrence, Director of Events and member of the Board at integrated marketing agency Brand & Deliver, has been appointed to the role of Managing Director. Founder Ben Gallop will remain in the position of CEO, handing over...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Above+Beyond Above+Beyond has boosted its strategic offering by appointing Matt Sadler as its first Head of Strategy. Sadler joins the agency from Karmarama where he was Planning Director and will lead Above+Beyond’s growing strategy team....

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

JJ Creative Integrated marketing agency JJ Creative has recruited two highly established creatives, with over 40 years of combined industry experience, to add to their growing team. Rick Gillham and Kat Wild join the Oxfordshire-based JJ, whose...

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Video Games

10 things you might not know about the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch touches down in stores and homes worldwide today (March 3). I have mine on preorder and will be popping to pick it up as soon as I'm done with work for the day (no I didn't pull a sickie, but I was tempted), but until then, I...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Sell! Sell! - Racing Post Sell! Sell! has teamed up with Gas & Electric director Tom King, and Yellow Boat Music to create a brand new campaign for Racing Post. The quirky spots highlight the formidable expertise behind the brand that is the...

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