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TBWA Worldwide acquire Heimat; Germany's 'Agency of the Year'

It was announced yesterday that the advertising network TBWA Worldwide has acquired leading independent advertising agency Heimat, having taken a majority share. The German agency was founded in 1999 by partners Matthias von Bechtolsheim, Guido...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Finding light at the edges with Brighten the Corners

Named after a 1997 album by indie rock-band Pavement, Brighten the Corners have been enlivening the design industry since they founded their studio back in 1999 (with the aforementioned album presumably playing on the office stereo). In the 17 years...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Maximum creative output at Bureau Mirko Borsche

On a mission to spark imagination and educate, Mirko Borsche and his team take part in conferences, panels and seminars, give lectures and workshops at universities, and frequently exhibit in art exhibitions to challenge themselves and others to...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

DMY International Design Festival Berlin

For those of you not familiar with DMY Berlin, the annual contemporary design festival is hosted in the German capital, and each year it invites aspiring and established designers to present new products, prototypes and design concepts to an...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: Fritz-Kola

How do you take on two of the world’s biggest corporations and win? Well you start by saying "it can be done better". At least, that’s what Mirco Wolf and Lorenz Hampl told each other as they sat in their kitchen one day, eating a frozen...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Social Media

Razorfish give power to the people

#GetTheMayor - A Future Platform for Citizen Engagement Razorfish recently announced the results of their #GetTheMayor platform; a world-first creative digital platform for the German city of Heidelberg, which allowed citizens to influence genuine...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

M&C Saatchi Milan bring Rio's 'Christ the Redeemer' statue to Naples

As well as losing out on their own 2014 World Cup (after a staggering 7-1 defeat to Germany on Tuesday evening) it would appear Brazil have lost something else to a European country. In this case we're referring to the iconic 'Christ the Redeemer'...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Finding courage with Studio Mut

Based in South Tyrol, a very curious area of Northern Italy located right next to the country’s border with Austria, where the majority of residents speak German despite their Italian nationality, Studio Mut is used to looking at the world a little...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Consuming creative eye-candy with FOREAL

FOREAL is a young German design studio with a creative focus on illustration and art direction founded by Benjamin Simon and Dirk Schuster. We love their style - it's intense, but super fun and eye catching as the duo strive to transform each of...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Grey Germany shockingly opens people's eyes to the horror of FGM

Worldwide more than 200 million women are affected by the cruel “tradition” of FGM (female genital mutilation), with over 48,000 of them living in Germany. Nevertheless, the problem is simply not visible to most people. TERRE DES FEMMES...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Honeycomb launches in Germany and Austria

Following its UK launch earlier this month, Honeycomb, the revolutionary video advertising distribution platform, is opening its doors to advertisers, production houses and agencies in Germany and Austria. Frank Lakebrink, who is leading the charge...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

Germany creates the first 3D printed sweets

In the last few years, 3D printing has evolved from a niche concern into a thriving industry, with many previous naysayers in the design community now happily jumping on board the bandwagon with both feet. Not only is it a surprisingly affordable and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

A Conversation with… Klarna’s Dan Spencer

Klarna is transforming how we pay. The Swedish bank, founded in 2005, provides game-changing flexible payment solutions for customers and merchants allowing consumers to pay for their shopping days, weeks or even months after the purchase. With...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Awards

Innocent 'energised' by Brand Team Annual win

Smoothie brand Innocent’s Annual Brand Team of the Year win in 2018 energised its whole creative team, according to Katie Rosen, group head of creative. The department has grown by 10 - from 8 to 18 - in her five-year tenure since she joined...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Advertising

Account wins this week

Ford parks WPP, names BBDO Car manufacturer Ford has selected Omnicom’s BBDO Worldwide as its new lead creative agency after 75 years with WPP. Wieden+Kennedy was also involved in the pitch which launched in April and the agency has taken a...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Wavemaker - RNLI Wavemaker has been appointed by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to handle all of the charity’s media planning and buying in the UK and Ireland for a wide range of campaigns and programmes supporting their long...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Snap LDN - Good Hemp SNAP London has been appointed lead creative agency for Good Hemp and will be working on the immediate launch of their new chilled milk product into key retailers. Good Hemp was founded by Glynis Murray and Henry Braham in 1998,...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Hotels, ales, soaps, champions and more

Ragged Edge - Assembly Most hotels want you to spend time in them. But for millennial travellers, the priority is to get out and experience the city. Assembly is a new hotel brand from Criterion Capital, designed to inspire people to make the most...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

72andSunny - Trojan Following a competitive review, Trojan Brand Condoms has tapped 72andSunny New York as its lead creative agency. As the leader in the condom category, Trojan will work with 72andSunny New York to engage a new generation of...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Adam & Eve/DDB - Born Free International wildlife charity Born Free has appointed Adam & Eve/DDB to its creative account, as it switches focus to highlight the plight animals in UK zoos. This year, Born Free will attempt to raise awareness of the...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Jones Knowles Ritchie - Dunkin’ Donuts Dunkin’ Donuts has announced its partnership with global creative business Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR) to manage its brand identity and branding strategy. JKR will work alongside Dunkin’...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Getty Images - Pride in London Getty Images, a world leader in visual communication, has been appointed as an Official Media Partner of Pride in London, which will see it capture this year’s official celebrations and set up a legacy collection...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Havas helia Havas helia announces the expansion of its senior management team, as Paul Kitcatt and Lisa Lee join to drive the business forwards and support the marketing agency’s sustained growth, following a series of new business wins. Both...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Inspiration

And the #WeWhoTravel winners are...

In May 2018, Hotels.com and studiocrowd launched the #WeWhoTravel photograph competition inviting members of the global Creativepool community to submit their #AccidentallyWesAnderson city snaps. Over 1100 photographs were submitted from which 26...

Posted by: Hotels.com
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Somesuch Alex Lill joins the Somesuch roster worldwide for music-video and commercial representation. Alex Lill, known for his genre-defining music videos for artists such as Sampha, Joey Bada$$, Lil Yachty and Melody's Echo Chamber. His...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Little moons, sacred gins and other stories

Pearlfisher London - Little Moons Pearlfisher London has created a new brand identity and packaging for Little Moons - artisan producers of premium gelato mochi ice-cream. A new identity and packaging design were needed to unify the two ranges -...

Posted by: Industry Updates

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