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Design

Loughborough University takes a stand against bad design!

Loughborough University announced this week that it will be temporarily halting the rollout of its new visual identity as a result of a petition set up to revoke the revised logo, which was supposedly developed with the aim of bringing the branding...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

Crafts aren't creative – they're, well, erm...

Earlier this month, there was widespread consternation and outrage that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is going to exclude the 'crafts' as a category under the banner of 'creative industries'. Having done some work on a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

The Humane League calls time on McDonald's 'party'

The Humane League has renewed its focus on McDonald’s’ unacceptable treatment of chickens with a new brand-jacking campaign calling for the fast food chain to review its animal welfare policies. Despite being one of the biggest...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

Dodge the Bullet app shows effects of gun violence in Toronto

The Coalition for Gun Control has released a new app highlighting how increasing gun violence has had an impact on Toronto, the fourth largest city in North America. Dodge the Bullet, created by local agency Zulu Alpha Kilo, uses geo-location...

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Trends

The new era of conscious consumerism

The insatiable rise of the conscious consumer has taken extraordinary effect in the world of retail. The latest edition of Raconteur, in which Matter of Form (MOF) features, states two in three of us claim to be belief-driven buyers. A social...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Features

Is art advertising (2)?

Is art advertising? Sometimes it can look like it. Equally, advertising can sometimes look like like art. Take the fascinating example of State Street’s “Fearless Girl”. Under cover of night, she was placed directly opposite...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Design

The Kapoor/Semple colour war continues

A feud we've been reporting on for what seems like forever, which has previously seen Anish Kapoor banned from using the “world's pinkest pink,” continues apace, with its creator, Stuart Semple, now prohibiting the artist (and his arch...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

TMW Unlimited - Lynx TMW Unlimited has created a candid digital campaign for Lynx about what it means to be a man in 2017. The “Men In Progress” campaign comprises nine videos featuring a cross-section of British men talking honestly...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

180LA - Boost Mobile To address the fact that low-income and minority Americans typically face significantly more obstacles when it comes to casting their ballot this November, Boost Mobile, with the help from 180LA, is throwing its hat into the...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Grey London & Just So present the first Refugee Olympic Team

Last friday night at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, ten elite athletes walked out in front of a global audience of over a billion sports fans and got a well deserved standing ovation! These were not just exceptional athletes,...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Droga5

London office has a very cynical and satirical response to Brexit Unless you've been living under the an actual rock for the last few days, even if you live outside of Europe, you'll undoubtedly have heard of the the current turmoil that's been...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Economy

The creative industry responds to the effects of Brexit

“The situation can be (in broad terms) broken down as such: Bigots voting for economic isolation, and a grave instability the people who will actually live to see it (for the most part) don't want. Politics is broken. We are not governing...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Does Sex Still Sell?

Scope Overflowing champagne bottles, foamy shower scenes, underwear models in pillow fights. We’re all familiar with the sexy tactics deployed to turn us on to brands because it’s well-established that ‘sex sells’. Yet a study published in...

Posted by: Canvas8
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Advertising

Lily Cole and FCB Inferno create the Alphabet of Illiteracy

British supermodel and actress Lily Cole has launched a creative campaign, developed by FCB Inferno, for Project Literacy, at the Houses of Parliament. The Alphabet of Illiteracy project was established by FTSE 100 learning company, Pearson, to make...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Ads of the Week

Isobar re-connect families in Japan Isobar have really hit for the heartstrings with their latest campaign for MetLife Insurance in Japan. Based on the idea that “Insurance deepens family bonds,” the “My Dearest Dad and Mom”...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The Week in Advertising

VCCP – O2 Priority “Waggy Tails” VCCP recently launched its latest work for O2 Priority this week, which once again stars the delightful ginger cat that thinks it's a dog. The spot takes the form of one long tracking shot, following people...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

The Award Roundup (Sans Cannes)

Bazillion Pictures sweep the ADDYs Union Station Comes Alive - Quixotic, Bazillion Pictures and BIC Media Bazillion Pictures won a Gold National ADDY at The American Advertising Federation (AAF) 2015 Award Show earlier this week for its work on the...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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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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Features

Food Revolution Day and yet another viral video

I’m a grumpy git, I know. I never watch Comic Relief and I find Pudsey the giant eye-patched teddy bear more sinister than endearing. For me, there’s nothing more nauseating than being lectured by multi-millionaire...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Design

The Guardian gets dark and dirty

In an effort to draw attention to its new climate campaign against excessive carbon consumption, The Guardian has essentially covered its global homepage for 24 hours. The dark and dirty graphic that is seen covering the website and print publication...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Hires of the Week: Part 1

BMF Nicole Hetherington and Simon Fowler, the award-winning creative duo, joined the BMF creative department. The Kiwi team moved to Sydney five years ago after winning New Zealand Young Lions competition, and have since created unique and effective...

Posted by: Industry Updates

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