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Technology

Tech Tats: Meet the new biowearables

Body art for aesthetic appeal is a thing of the past. Say hello to the new Tech Tats; temporary tattoos that tell you your temperature, gives you statistics related to your health and prevent you from getting sick by warning you about serious health...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

McCain - Real Tea Times With this new work and strapline, McCain are obviously determined to put their brands at the heart of British mealtimes - particularly their chips. This may not play well with health and nutrition campaigners, but will...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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The Week In Advertising

Compare The Market: Meerkats On Safari Try as I might, I still can't bring myself to dislike the meerkats. The campaign has been running so long, it should have run out of steam, but when Alexander tells Oleg (you see, I even know their names) he's...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Up In Smoke. Is there any point in 'No Tobacco Day'?

It's 'No Tobacco Day 2014'. Hooray. It is often said there are too many 'days' dedicated to this that and the other. And I think this rather proves the point. Not because the World Health Organisation (who are behind the event) shouldn't have an...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Technology

London's first Food Tech Hackathon with Jamie Oliver

Hackathons traditionally conjure up images of (male) tech brains surrounded by empty pizza boxes, beer cans, caffeine and questionable personal hygiene choices. But last weekend, London’s first ever Food Tech Hackathon blew the cobwebs out of this...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

M and M Direct - Start Saving Quite how a catalogue clothes company manages to use that name, without falling foul of the chocolate people (whose ad we reviewed last week), I'm not sure. Perhaps it's because their ad is so anodyne and dull, the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

McVities - Sweet Friends The image of two tough-nut window cleaners going all soppy over some soft toys is undeniably amusing, and that's what we find in the latest execution of McVities 'Sweet' campaign. Clearly a lot of time and money have been...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

Barclays - Code Playground There can be few things more important to a kid's education right now, than teaching them code. Whilst nothing is guaranteed, it's surely their best bet for a productive career in later life. So Barclays have launched an...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Weight Watchers launches Love Fibre, design by bluemarlin

Global brand consultancy bluemarlin has continued its partnership with Weight Watchers to design packaging for Love Fibre, the weight loss organisation’s new venture into the cereal category. The range, created in alliance with Weetabix, the...

Posted by: Bluemarlin
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Inspiration

The terminology trap. Is jargon bad for us?

Other than persuading an audience to act, a copywriter's mission is to deliver clear and concise communication. Writers claim this is an underappreciated art, so it's always useful to examine the ways in which language can be used for the opposite...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advice

Opinions - What does the future hold for an old creative?

by John Fountain Like it or not, the industry we work in is youth biased. They don't tell you this when you first start out on your career, but the fact is, when you reach about 40 years of age the trajectory of your career will change. Unless you...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Why ecce.'s running through 5k of mud for mental health

A recent BIMA survey found that tech sector workers are five times more depressed than the general public. Of those, 13% said their daily lives are affected by headaches, anxiety attacks, sleeplessness and continual tiredness. It really is time for...

Posted by: ecce.
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Advertising

Cannes kicks off with big Lions Health wins including first Grand Prix

Launched in 2014, the Health & Wellness and Pharma Lions celebrate creativity across pharma and healthcare communications, aimed at healthcare professionals, patients and consumers. The Health & Wellness Lions celebrate creativity for personal...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Trends

Good-Looking: Analysing health food's honest aesthetic

With the exception of Christmas - because it obviously doesn’t count - the post-processed hangover sweats of the past few decades have kicked in and they’ve got us skulking to the nearest raw bar to grab ourselves something cold-pressed....

Posted by: Sophie Summers
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Design

Creative Breakdown: Johnny Kelly's five beautiful Apple Health films

Johnny Kelly, a director and animator working for Nexus Productions, has created five beautiful films for Apple Health promoting Apple’s new app released this September. Each film highlights a different aspect of health; eating, sleeping,...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Cheil London and wethepeople London launch Cheil Health

Cheil London has today announced the official launch of Cheil Health, a joint venture with the specialist healthcare agency wethepeople London. It will be dedicated to servicing global and local healthcare and pharmaceutical clients. Cheil Health...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Cannes Lions 2016: Lions Health Weekend Roundup

The 63rd Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity officially threw open the doors of the Palais des Festivals on Saturday (June 18), delivering its largest ever content programme, alongside some exciting new initiatives for attendees. Lions...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Hooch, Homes and Health Clubs

Greenspace - Anthology Deptford Foundry The Greenspace consultancy has created the branding for a new London housing development, and is hoping to tell the story of the area through its work. The Deptford Foundry in south-east London is made up of...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Shakira named as Guest Juror for new Lions Health competition

Lions Health, the Festival and Awards that celebrates life-changing creativity in healthcare communications, and UNICEF, have launched the 2016 Young Lions Health Award, and have named Colombian pop star Shakira as one of its special guest judges!...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Public Health England track our sugar intake with ingenious new app

A new app that tells parents and children how much sugar is in the food they eat has been launched by Public Health England (PHE) in a bid to combat obesity and encourage families to lead a healthier lifestyle. The new free Sugar Smart app forms part...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Saatchi & Saatchi, Langland and CAHG sweep the Best of Health Show

Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney had a great run at the 2015 Best of Health Show, which was held this Tuesday (November 24) at the Café de Paris in central London. In this, the 20th year of the awards, which celebrate healthcare advertising, the guests...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

Can VR help your mental health?

ProReal in mental health Full disclosure here; I suffer from mental illness. I have since I was 13, and it's something I have had to live with every day since. I see no reason not to divulge that information, as I personally don't believe it in any...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Economy

'Mythbusting' what you know about work health and safety

Later today, a campaign will be launched in London at the House of Commons to attempt to cull the number of deaths related to occupational cancer. The campaign, organised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (the IOSH), which is the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

VivaKi announce partnership with Publicis Health Media

Global programmatic advertising agency VivaKi announced yesterday that it will be working with Publicis Health Media (PHM) to bring programmatic advertising to the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector. PHM will be using a custom version VivaKi's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Economy

WPP acquire Brazilian health consultancy company

WPP recently announced that Kantar Health, its wholly-owned global healthcare consulting firm, has acquired Evidências, a healthcare research company based in Brazil. Evidências is an industry leader in “Evidence-based, health...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Privatised health care? Advertising opportunities galore!

Whether you consider it a good idea or not, thanks to the coalition government, it seems the increased involvement of private companies in the NHS is a racing certainty. And what could possibly go wrong? Just look how affordable and reliable the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw

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