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Technology

The Week in Tech: E3 2015 Special

Every June, the gaming industry converges on the Los Angeles Convention Center for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, affectionately known to gamers worldwide as E3. The expo has, in parallel to the industry itself, grown from humble beginnings to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Awards

Final call for entry: The Rado Star Prize UK

Last Chance to apply to win £5,000, exhibit at designjunction and receive a Rado watch. The Rado Star Prize UK is a unique opportunity for emerging designers who are graduating now, or have recently graduated. Rado is working with...

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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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Advertising

Rufus Leonard mount one final REMAIN campaign

It's finally here. June 23. EU Referendum day. A day that will live in infamy whatever the outcome. The last few months have seen a dramatic escalation in propaganda from both sides. So much so that's it's genuinely difficult to know who to believe....

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Advertising

D&AD 2016 Day Three: The Final Winners Roundup

After three days on intense deliberation, the 54th D&AD Judging Week has come to a close. 749 Pencils have been in awarded in total, decided by juries made up of over 200 of the world’s top creatives. Entrants can visit the official Pencil...

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Design

TFL and Barber & Osgerby unveil final Crossrail designs

The interior designs for London’s new Crossrail trains from design duo Barber & Osgerby, have been unveiled by the Mayor of London and Transport for London. Barber & Osgerby have acted as design consultants for the interiors, working alongside...

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Advertising

McDonald's unveil the final phase of their “My Burger” experiment

To celebrate the climax of their “My Burger” campaign, McDonald's and Leo Burnett have unveiled a new TV ad, which will showcase the five winning burgers from the fast-food restaurant chain's ambitious crowdsourcing campaign. Each of the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

BMB - Hilton Hotels The BMB agency has been appointed by Hilton Worldwide to lead its social and content strategy across the EMEA region. The agency was appointed to the £9 million account without a pitch and has been tasked with assessing,...

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Video Games

#TechTuesday: Sony @ E3 2016

Every June, the gaming industry converges on the Los Angeles Convention Centre for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, affectionately known to gamers worldwide as E3. The expo has, in parallel to the industry itself, grown from rather humble...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Oscars 2019: Who will win big at Sunday's Academy Awards?

Every year, Digital Cinema Media (DCM) launches a Fantasy Film League for the media and advertising industry, asking for predictions on who will win big at the Oscars which will be held this Sunday (24 February) in 2019. As the deadline to enter is...

Posted by: Zoe Jones
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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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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Publicis - Fairy Fairy has brought to life the power of a single drop of its famous washing up liquid with a playful art installation of bubbles. Fairy wanted to come up with an engaging way to showcase its unique mileage messaging: “one drop...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

J. Walter Thompson London - HSBC J. Walter Thompson London has created a touching, feel-good ad for HSBC celebrating how little things can make a big difference. Demonstrating the small but powerful features of HSBC’s digital current accounts...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

This Harry Potter themed bar proves alcohol can be truly magical

I love Harry Potter; the books and the movie, and I'm not even remotely ashamed to admit it. I also, however, love drinking (beer particularly). Not to excess, but let's just say enough to loosen my tongue and provide a lighter head for a heavy...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The Week in Advertising

72andSunny Amsterdam – If Carlsberg Did Haircuts Carlsberg recently launched the latest instalment in its ongoing “If Carlsberg did” films, a series that has historically been a little hit or miss, but is firing on all cylinders here. Created...

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News

3D technology - Ford creates a design "CAVE"

There’s nothing we like more than a nice bit of 3D and Virtual Reality. That is, if our trips to the cinema are anything to go by. There was a time not so long ago when watching a film in 3D was a bit of a treat. Now the technology is arguably...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Inside Oreo's cookie kingdom for Game of Thrones

To mark the launch of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones and a new limited-edition range of OREO cookies aligned with the series, New York-based digital agency 360i created a unique title sequence with US cable network HBO. The 50-second...

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Advertising

Behind the Idea: McCafé's take on the ridiculous world of coffee

Coffee is big business in the modern world with consumers drinking copious amounts at a premium price. But sometimes, it can take itself far too seriously. Enter Leo Burnett senior creative team Andrew Long and James Millers, who recently applied a...

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Advertising

Sir John Hegarty airs concern over Brexit

Advertising icon Sir John Hegarty has expressed his feelings over Brexit by saying Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) is “without question probably the most stupid thing the country has ever done.” Hegarty, the...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Changing perceptions of Race for Life

Race for Life returns in 2019 with a message to encourage everyone to join the charity event and help beat cancer through a campaign by Anomaly. Matt Roach, one of the creative directors on the project, talks about what went into making the work and...

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Advertising

10 nutty Snickers ads to satisfy your day

Snickers has always had a reputation for being the chocolate bar that conquers hunger fast and its oddball advertising through the BBDO network has backed up that claim in entertaining fashion. The brand has been a serial advertiser at the Super...

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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Coca-Cola x Premier League

Coca-Cola launched a campaign to mark a new strategic partnership with the Premier League last week positioning the beverage and sport as things that bring people together. Alec Mellor, marketing manager at the brand, offers insight into the...

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Advertising

Linear production 'too long and expensive' - Shutterstock chief

The growth of video on social media has contributed to a need for cheaper, faster branded content, according to a marketing executive at Toronto-based Shutterstock Custom. Paul Cowan, VP of enterprise and SMB marketing, believes the introduction of...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Awards

10 tips on how to win an Annual

The deadline for entries to this year's Creativepool Annual awards is fast approaching and with just over two weeks to submit your work, we've compiled a list of top tips to get you on your way. From telling your story and presenting the results...

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Advice

UX prototyping: Test, learn and apply

Neil Sampson, UX designer at Matter Of Form, offers insight into the benefits of prototyping. Did you know that eight out of 10 new initiatives, services or start-ups fail in their first year? Often, this can be explained by a simple lack of or...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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A Kind of Magic: Freddie Mercury through Richard Young's lens

To mark last week’s release of Bohemian Rhapsody, the cinematic tale of Freddie Mercury and Queen, we spoke to photographer Richard Young about documenting the singer’s dazzling live performances, lavish parties, and quiet, candid...

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Account wins this week

Mother reaches for Sky European pay TV operator Sky has appointed Mother London to create an integrated campaign following a four-way process. Mother pitched against Sky roster agencies Brothers and Sisters and WCRS plus TBWA. Sky is the...

Posted by: Industry Updates

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