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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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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...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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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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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Why white male creative directors are ruining advertising

The reason 89% of advertising is forgotten is because white men in London are the ones making the ads, according to Paul Mellor, owner and design director at Mellor&Smith. It’s all well and good for business leaders like Cindy Gallop and Sir...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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7 ads that prove Carlsberg wasn't all bad as new pilsner launches

Danish beer brand Carlsberg recently took the brave decision to launch a new campaign criticising the taste of its own product to promote the launch of a new pilsner. The work has seen social videos emerge featuring employees reading out negative...

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Reconnecting with our roots: How VR can bring us back to reality

I have always deeply revered nature. Growing up in Cornwall surrounded by the ocean on (almost) all sides has meant I’ve always been aware of the scale of the wild world outside. I am keenly aware of the beauty of nature, but never forget the...

Posted by: George P. Johnson
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Industry Influencers: Michael Scantlebury

Independent ad agency Impero was founded by Michael Scantlebury in 2009 as an innovative, risk-taking challenger to the big networks. The company recently reported a negative pay gap, with women being paid 3% more than men on average, while its...

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Burger King’s flame-grilled glasses are too hot to handle

Fast food chain Burger King has launched a range of flame-grilled glasses in France to promote the intense flavour of its burgers. Independent agency Buzzman is behind the limited-edition product, with more than a million of the glasses created and...

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Continuous innovation: How to do new things when everyone's always busy

Many modern digital teams have established a strong process and culture of continuous delivery across their core products, which has led to an increased demand on designers, engineers, product managers and so on. From here, through solid design...

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Industry Influencers: Pancho González

Pancho González is co-founder and chief creative officer at Inbrax Chile. Despite being one of the region’s top creatives, he only got into advertising because he didn’t get the qualifications needed to study medicine. However, he...

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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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Building your personal brand

Personal branding is an extremely important tool in order to stand out amongst the competition in the advertising industry. Whether you're trying to attract the attention of ad agencies or you are looking to jumpstart your freelance business, how...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Game of Brands: 5 companies that could rule Westeros

With only days to go before the eighth-season of Game of Thrones, we’re having a hard time staying out of a medieval mindset. And since we quickly realised that trying to quell our excitement over the return of all our heroes (and villains)...

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Greenpeace faces up to Nestlé's #PlasticMonster

Environmental group Greenpeace has revived its call for mega corporations to stop polluting the planet with single-use plastic by launching a new video aimed at food and drink brand Nestlé. In the social spot, Nestlé’s 'chief...

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Industry Influencers: Caroline Foster Kenny

Caroline Foster Kenny is CEO of IPG Mediabrands for Europe, Middle East and Africa. With over 25 years of global client leadership and business experience, she now oversees all of the network's digital and media businesses across the region,...

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NIKEiD rebrand ticks all the boxes

New York-based creative agency Gretel has created a new look for Nike’s customisation service, formerly known as NIKEiD, now named Nike By You. The service gives consumers and Nike heads the chance to co-create their own sportswear with the...

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Waitrose issues apology over 'racist' Easter packaging

UK reatailer Waitrose has issued an apology after receiving customer complaints about a trio of chocolate ducklings being sold in its stores. The set of ducks included three types of chocolate that were labelled as crispy, fluffy and ugly, with the...

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Industry Influencers: Chris Hirst

Prior to being named global CEO of Havas Creative, Chris Hirst was CEO and chairman of Havas UK and Europe. As UK CEO, he led 1,800 people across both creative and media disciplines, so he knows a thing or two about management. Recently, he wrote a...

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Behind the Idea: How Gerard Butler hijacked Enterprise

This week, car rental firm Enterprise launched a high-octane campaign featuring Hollywood star Gerard Butler to communicate how the brand helps consumers get things done whether it be a house move or family visit. Below, Joe Stamp and Tom...

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Your type on paper: How brands can hit it off with Love Island in 2019

Love Island is now ITV2’s most watched show ever, which has made brand association with the programme highly desirable. The launch of the fourth season of the reality TV show last year, which follows a group of twentysomethings in their quest...

Posted by: TVSquared
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My design tournament submission

Zimri Mayfield has an amazing design channel where he hosts a competition called Design Chicken Chicken, and I made it into the tournament. Here's my video going through my first round submission; a logo and flyer I had to complete in just three...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Industry Influencers: Cat Davis

gyro is the first full-service global creative B2B agency. The company employees 700 people across 21 international offices with a shared mission to create ideas that are humanly relevant. Cat Davis, chief marketing officer, is one of those...

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New appointments at LEAP support regional and global ad clients

For more than 30 years, LEAP (Loveurope and Partners) have provided integrated advertising production services to agencies, advertisers and marketing departments across a wide range of industry sectors. LEAP is pleased to announce two new...

Posted by: Loveurope and Partners

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