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Advice

Opinions - Doing bird. Should Twitter be policed?

by Magnus Shaw In the early hours of this morning Dorset police arrested a 17-year-old boy. It's alleged he sent a tweet to Olympic diver Tom Daly which read "You let your dad down I hope you know that." Daly had finished fourth in the Men's...

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Features

International Day of Peace: five Lion-winning campaigns for good

Today marks International Peace Day 2018, an event sanctioned by the United Nations and observed annually around the world on 21 September. To mark the occasion, James Cooper, head of digital content at Cannes Lions, offers five Lion-winning...

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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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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Firstborn - Jagermeister Spirits brand Jägermeister has selected Firstborn as its digital agency of record, following a review launched in October which included four undisclosed agencies, in addition to Firstborn. Firstborn will be tasked with...

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Trends

Ad Trends 2018: An uncertain industry in a state of flux

When looking ahead, it's always important to keep one foot firmly rooted in the past, particularly when examining adland, which has been in a state of flux for years now. With agencies and brands alike shifting their allegiances towards digital with...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

That Google Memo: The sacking, the fallout and everything else

Last weekend, an internal memo from a Google software engineer with an incendiary title and even more incendiary content, went viral. Yesterday, it was confirmed that the employee who birthed the memo had been fired. The real question on everyone's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

BBH London and Absolut remind the LGBTQ community to Kiss With Pride

London Pride has been and gone, and was, by all accounts, a colossal success this year, firmly cementing the big smoke as a city of warmth and acceptance for the LGBTQ community. Absolut, however, wish to underline the fact that just because Pride is...

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Advertising

Cannes Lions 2017: Top Speaking Sessions at the Palais

Whilst it's the awards and the general glamour of Cannes that might dominate headlines, the real heart of Cannes Lions lies in the festival's celebrated speaking sessions. Championing the sharing of ideas and the betterment of the creative...

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Design

Banksy withdraws anti-Tory free print election offer

UPDATE: Since the original article was posted (below) on Tuesday morning (June 6), Banksy has withdrawn his offer to send a limited edition print of a new piece to voters shunning Conservative general election candidates in and around his home city...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Economy

TMW help crack down on anti-competitive Business Cartels

A campaign aimed at cracking down on cartels by encouraging people to report illegal cartel activity has been launched by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA). This is the first ad campaign by the CMA; the government body responsible for...

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Design

The Ministry of Sound nightclub with moving walls that never was

Architecture firm OMA has revealed some previously unseen designs for a shapeshifting new music venue for London nightclub chain Ministry Of Sound. According to the firm run by Rem Koolhaas, it won a competition to design a new home for the...

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Technology

Tech Meets Creativity: Best of 2016 & Trends for 2017

Towards the tail end of 2015, everyone was declaring 2016 as the dawning “Year of VR,” and whilst there have been a number of major developments in the field this year, including the commercial launches of all three major platforms, it's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

JWT and MPC urge us to become Tiger Protectors for WWF UK

WWF UK has brought the plight of wild tigers home in the latest emotional spot to hit screens during the festive season. Created by J. Walter Thompson London and called #iProtectTigers, the strategy moves away from the traditional “adopt...

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Entertainment

Election Fever: The Final Countdown

The 2016 US general election has been an almighty farce, let's not pull any punches here. Farce makes for great fuel when it comes to creative work though. Running the range from the daft to the strikingly satirical and the just downright bemusing,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Darknet is getting darker: Where is 'Torism' headed?

When Facebook launched its Marketplace Android and iOS app at the start of this month, the site opened itself up to total and utter anarchy. Despite a clear policy stating that “weapons, drugs, alcohol, "adult items or services" and overly...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Social Media

What is Facebook Marketplace and should you be using it?

Anyone who has been watching AMC's “Halt and Catch Fire,” which takes place during the computer boom of the mid 1980s (and if you haven't you really should be) will have noticed that online retail transactions between users are actually...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

#TechTuesday: Robotic Interns, Simulated Dementia and more Pokémon

360i hire their first robotic intern Internships at an ad agency are not easy to come by and it can be especially hard for young people living outside major cities. To combat this, 360i came up with a way for one lucky person, living outside a big...

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Video Games

Nintendo vs Sega: Retro Console Wars Round Two

Gaming is no longer the solitary pursuit of children, perpetual loners and hairy palmed basement dwellers. In fact, it's become such an accepted mainstream hobby that the gaming industry is now worth more and generates more income than the film and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Trends

Brand Case Study: Branding marijuana in the 21st century

In 2012 Colorado became the first state to pass laws governing the legalisation, tax and regulation of marijuana. Washington, Alaska and Oregon followed soon after, and overnight the magical herb’s image and perception in American culture was...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

J. Walter Thompson London - KitKat Crossy Road FOR REAL In a piece of advertising that will absolutely delight casual commuter gamers and probably annoy almost everyone else, J. Walter Thompson London has created a full-size real-life version of...

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