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UK Election 2015 in advertising

Today (7 May 2015) marks the commencement of the first UK general election in five years, and by necessity, it looks to be perhaps the most closely fought election battle in recent history. With 7 leaders fighting for your vote this time around, it's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

5 minutes with... Ben Walker - Beattie McGuinness Bungay

Ben Walker worked on some of Wieden & Kennedy's most awarded campaigns including Honda "Cog", which he created in 2003, before controvercially moving to BMB in 2010 whilst heading up Wieden's Nokia business. His roster of clients have also included...

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Top Hires of the Week

Publicis London To support Publicis London’s expansive growth over the last two years with the appointments of big accounts such as Morrisons, P&G Dish, Heineken global digital, and the IOC (International Olympic Committee), and reinforcing...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

DDB New York DDB Worldwide has announced the appointment of three executive creative directors at DDB New York. After a strong year of new business growth in 2015, including Pure Leaf, Qualcomm and Huawei, the agency is increasing its creative...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Mediacom - Sony Sony has moved the lion's share of its global media account into MediaCom following a competitive pitch. The Japanese electronics giant called a review for its five business divisions, including the global PlayStation account, which...

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Top Hires of the Week

The OLIVER Group The OLIVER Group has announced three new senior promotions with immediate effect as it expands its unique experience planning discipline: Mark Bell to chief experience officer for OLIVER Group, and John Gibbard and Roz Thomas to...

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Top 5 Ads of the Week

Deutsch - Target “Share the Force” Deutsch LA is celebrating the launch of brand new Star Wars merchandise (which coincide with the eagerly awaited 7th instalment in the franchise) with a few blasts from the past for Target, the major...

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Top Hires of the Week

Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific Andy Annett has been appointed as managing director of TODAY Ogilvy & Mather Myanmar. 

Based in Yangon, Annett will lead efforts to develop the agency’s social and digital offering, expand its creative...

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Hires of the Week

TBWA\Chiat\Day New York This week, TBWA\Chiat\Day New York appointed former Saatchi & Saatchi NY EVP Rodes Ponzer as Global Brand Leader on the Accenture account. The agency has also hired three new Group Account Directors: Carrie Lipper to lead the...

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Account Wins of the Week: Part 1

MXM - Bob Evans Farms Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM) announced this week that it has been named digital agency of record for Bob Evans Farms after a consultant-led review. Bob Evans operates over 500 full-service restaurants across 19 states...

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VCCP land Grolsch creative account and 101 Wins Tango

After a short time spent without a dedicated advertising agency, Grolsch, the Dutch premium lager brand, has given its UK account to VCCP. Grolsch gave VCCP the business without a pitch, and the resulting campaign will air in 2015 to coincide with...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Bisto and McCann open doors and bring communities together for Sunday Lunch

Bisto and McCann London recently launched “Open Door Sunday;” a new initiative to encourage neighbours in Britain to enjoy a meal together and get to know each other. The aim of the campaign is to bring neighbours together in a society that has...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Cheil Spain - WiZink WiZink, the bank formerly known as BancoPopular-e, has appointed Cheil Spain as its first creative agency following a pitch. Cheil Spain beat a number of undisclosed agencies to win the business and will now work on all brand...

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Behind the Idea: Bringing Honda back up to speed

Valtteri Bottas may have won the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka yesterday but the prize for the coolest ad to promote the event goes to Digitas UK and Honda. The high-octane animation is a collaboration with Mainframe and a sequel to the Powered...

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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Kevin Myers' art packs a punch

Some of the characters in Kansas City-based illustrator Kevin Myers’ portfolio include Batman, Captain America, Spider-Man and Wolverine. But there are also lesser-known characters like Hellboy, The Main Man and Dawg and Silver Surfer...

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Women’s Equality Party launches ads against abuse in Westminster

The Women’s Equality Party (WEP) has launched a series of ads asking why MPs facing unresolved allegations of harassment and abuse have been allowed to keep their jobs. WEP’s poster, print and social media ads (below), created by Quiet...

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Features

Design agencies speak out on mental health

Illustrations: Vault49 Today marks World Mental Health Day, an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. The subject has become more important than ever as the world continues to change and...

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Careers

The Freelancer Grind: Making a clean and simple résumé

This is a tough one, as for the longest time I didn’t believe in having a résumé as a designer. I still kind of believe that, as I think you should only really judge a designers work based on their portfolio. However, as I got more...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai
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Design

Stop by the Brexit Halloween horror show

The countdown to Brexit is on and while MPs in Parliament continue to dither over the decision to leave the EU, for others the debacle is proving an opportunity to get creative. As the UK hurtles towards 31 October, Boris Johnson’s prospects...

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Volkswagen inspires movie star confidence in new TV idents

Volkswagen has created a series of funny idents to promote its continued sponsorship of ITV Movies in the UK that see people in films gain unrealistic levels of confidence. The entertaining scenes include an American spy eager to show off his fluent...

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Inspiration

She Dynasty - a powerful podcast about 'women who rule'

She Dynasty is a powerful podcast about 'women who rule' - successful entrepreneurs, change-makers, c-suite executives and leaders who are making their dreams a reality. The latest episiode unites Valerie Moizel, The Woo ECD/co-founder and She...

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Features

Getting to Know... VMLY&R's Fred Saldanha

Creative agency VMLY&R New York recently announced the appointment of Fred Saldanha to lead creative for Colgate-Palmolive as global chief creative officer on the account. Joining from Arnold Worldwide, he's racked up almost 30 years of experience...

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Awards

Epica Awards 2019 deadline extended

The Epica Awards, the only global creative awards judged by the press - including Creativepool - has extended its deadline for entries giving you two additional weeks to submit your work. Epica honours the year’s best work in the fields of...

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Behind the Idea: Why Cadbury is lost for words

Last month, Cadbury launched a campaign with Age UK to raise awareness about the issue of loneliness amongst older people and encourage the nation to get involved by 'donating their words'. This week, the latest stage of the work was unveiled with...

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Features

Do influencers have a responsibility to be 100% authentic?

When an eagle-eyed Twitter user noticed an influencer posting images with identical cloud formations, he wasted no time in calling out her ‘spooky’ behaviour. Matt Navarra’s tweet (below) about Martina Saravia got 35k likes....

Posted by: Aaron Brooks
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Careers

6 ways to get commissioned as an illustrator

Getting your first commission as a creative in any field can be tough, but with self-belief, perseverance and a solid plan of action, you can bag that first client and kick on. Following a recent interview with California-based freelance cartoonist,...

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Trends

Let's Play: Gamifying graphic design

Let's have fun learning and improving on our graphic design skills by utilising some dope online games. Here are links to the games mentioned: What's that colour? The Kerning Game Brand Recognition Pixactly Bezier Type Game Watch, play along...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Joseph Ford’s photography makes people disappear

Photographer Joseph Ford’s subjects include dynamite fishing, butterflies flying out of people's mouths, a railway line merging into a zipper and a crocodile attacking Lacoste sneakers, but a series that also stands out is his Knitted...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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New Churchill dog divides opinion online

A new ad for insurance company Churchill has been met with mixed emotions from fans on social media as they responded to a makeover of mascot Churchill the Dog. The 30-second spot sees the new version of the iconic canine character riding a...

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Social Media

10 of the best memes on the internet

'The blinking white guy' is a meme used to express incredulity when responding to social media posts, usually published on Twitter. The gif has become the go-to response for internet users to show they simply cannot believe something and is instantly...

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Careers

The Freelancer Grind: Creating an eye-catching portfolio

You need a strong online portfolio to be able to make a good impression on prospective clients. Many designers I meet have weak portfolios and wonder why they don’t find work. Your portfolio showcases you as a designer, your skills and...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai
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Design

My London Design Festival 2019 highlights

One of the strange truths about working in the creative industry is how easy it is for your focus to narrow and shut out other people’s exciting projects. It’s a trap that leads to people becoming predictable and something I don’t...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Features

Getting to Know... FF LA's Nicolas Berthier

French creative agency Fred & Farid Paris recently named Nicolas Berthier as creative director at its West Coast studio FF LA in the US. Having spent the last year as associate creative director for the company in Paris, Berthier has made the move...

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The rise of sports fans that don’t care about sports

From Cristiano Ronaldo’s own fashion line CR7 to David Beckham’s now iconic partnership with Calvin Klein, athletes have long occupied a central position in the cultural zeitgeist. The combination of athletic prowess and celebrity status...

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