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Warc releases Effective Innovation Report 2018

Warc has released the Effective Innovation Report 2018, highlighting key trends of the world's most original marketing thinking...

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#BehindtheSelfie with... Damon Stapleton
#BehindtheSelfie with... Damon Stapleton

This week, we got behind the selfie with SA export Damon Stapleton, now chief creative officer at DDB New Zealand...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Sep 2018

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Winners announced for Wan-Ifra Print Innovation Awards 2018
Winners announced for Wan-Ifra Print Innovation Awards 2018

Wan-Ifra has announced the winners of its first Print Innovation Awards. The prize for innovations of newspapers and magazines will be presented on the first exhibition day of the Ifra World Publishing Expo on 9 October 2018, in Berlin...

18 Sep 2018

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A scene from Dr Beal's presentation for Spark Media.
The role of memory and media in converting consumers for brand growth

At Spark Media's annual event, a top marketing scientist from the Australia-based Ehrenberg-Bass Institute, Dr Virginia Beal got attendees thinking and rethinking the role of memory in reaching consumers. While there's no one-size-fits-all approach, you'll do well to factor in light media buyers and light media users...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Sep 2018

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#FairnessFirst: How Nike inspires others to 'just do it' with commodity activism
#FairnessFirst: How Nike inspires others to 'just do it' with commodity activism

What do Colin Kaepernick, Serena Williams and Caster Semenya have in common? Despite each facing controversy in their sporting careers, they're all stars in Nike's inspirational 30th-anniversary campaign, filled with fiery new words to live by...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Sep 2018

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D&AD Impact Awards 2018 reveals shortlisted work
D&AD Impact Awards 2018 reveals shortlisted work

D&AD Impact has unveiled the list of 116 pieces of work that have been shortlisted at the third annual D&AD Impact Awards...

12 Sep 2018

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#NewBiz: 2Sales acquired by Wunderman

WPP's wholly-owned global digital agency, Wunderman, has acquired 2Sales International SA, an e-commerce consulting agency...

6 Sep 2018

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Serviceplan France’s joint chief creative officer Fabien Teichner.
Fabien Teichner selected for One Club's 'Next Creative Leaders' jury

Fabien Teichner, joint chief creative officer of Serviceplan France, will take part in the jury of The One Club and 3% Movement's new initiative: 'Next Creative Leaders'...

29 Aug 2018

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Ad Stars 2018 winners announced

Ad Stars has unveiled this year's winners, which were chosen from 20,342 entries from 57 countries at a gala awards ceremony on Saturday, 25 August in Busan, Korea...

27 Aug 2018

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What do you want creativity to do?
What do you want creativity to do?

"What can creativity do?" Last week, I was asked this simple question. I have been asked this four-word puzzle a few times in my career. It is a strange question...

By Damon Stapleton 22 Aug 2018

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#NewBiz: WPP's GroupM network wins $1.4bn Mars global media business
#NewBiz: WPP's GroupM network wins $1.4bn Mars global media business

After a large-scale review earlier this year, Mars has consolidated all of its media planning and buying duties with WPP's GroupM network...

10 Aug 2018

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2019 One Show awards calling for entries
2019 One Show awards calling for entries

The One Club has announced the call for entries for the 2019 One Show awards by launching a teaser "Win Pencil, Draw Respect" campaign...

10 Aug 2018

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Ad Stars announces judges for 2018 Awards

Ad Stars have announced 34 judges from around the world, including Liam Wielopolski, chief creative officer, DDB South Africa...

8 Aug 2018

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NYF Television & Film Awards announces new categories and call for entries

New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films competition is open for entries and has announced new categories...

26 Jul 2018

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The One Club and the 3% Movement call for entries for Next Creative Leaders
The One Club and the 3% Movement call for entries for Next Creative Leaders

The One Club for Creativity and the 3% Movement opens global call for entries for their joint Next Creative Leaders programme...

24 Jul 2018

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190 countries agree to proposal to stop funding hate against migrants

190 UN states have approved the final text of a new international agreement that outlines a range of measures for tackling xenophobia...

23 Jul 2018

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Vumile Mavumengwana on the power of creative work that resonates universally

Having dusted off the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity cobwebs, VM DSGN's designer and creative director Vumile Mavumengwana talks us through his experience on this year's design awarding jury and what it's really like being a South African in Cannes...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Jul 2018

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LIA's 2018 Ambient, Print, Poster, Billboard, Verbal Identity jury announced

London International Awards has announced the Ambient, Print, Poster, Billboard, Verbal Identity jury and that Jeremy Craigen, global chief creative officer of Innocean Worldwide, will preside over it...

17 Jul 2018

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#FairnessFirst: Not-so-secretly supporting Pride Month with Russia's #thehiddenflag

The Fifa World Cup settled the global gaze on Russia for the past few weeks. While July 2018 has been a time of football celebration, it's also Pride Month. So while 'gay propaganda' is still banned in Russia, that doesn't mean there's been a lack of rainbow support - where there's will, there's a way...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Jul 2018

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D&AD New Blood Award winners announced for 2018

D&AD has revealed the winners of the 2018 New Blood Awards at a ceremony in London, with a total of 194 Pencils awarded...

12 Jul 2018

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Lisbon Ad Festival: Digital, Outdoor and PR grand juries announced
Lisbon Ad Festival: Digital, Outdoor and PR grand juries announced

The Lisbon International Advertising Festival has announced three more categories and the respective jury panels that will evaluate the work submitted...

11 Jul 2018

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Latest Twiplomacy study reveals 97% of all governments are on Twitter

The latest Twiplomacy study reveals 97% of all governments are on Twitter and US president, Donald Trump has become the most followed world leader with the most interactions over the past 12 months...

10 Jul 2018

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Ant White announced as latest judge to join Immortal Awards jury

CHE Proximity's Ant White is the latest juror to be announced for The Immortal Awards, the global free-to-enter advertising award for all Little Black Book members...

10 Jul 2018

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New Craft and Direct categories announced for Lisbon Ad Festival
New Craft and Direct categories announced for Lisbon Ad Festival

The Lisbon International Advertising Festival has added two more jury panels that will evaluate submitted work in the Craft and Direct categories...

5 Jul 2018

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Most Awarded rankings for 2018 D&AD Awards
Most Awarded rankings for 2018 D&AD Awards

D&AD has released the Most Awarded rankings based on the results of the 2018 D&AD Awards...

4 Jul 2018

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LIA 2018 Health and Wellness judges: Jeanie Caggiano, Karalyn Ciucci, Sacha Lai-Svirk, Tim Jones, Oliver Caporn, Todd Henwood, Ricardo Sciammarella Pereira, Jonathan Isaacs, Bernardo Romero. © LIA.
LIA announces Health and Wellness jury

The London International Awards has announced its Health and Wellness jury with Tim Jones as the 2018 jury president...

2 Jul 2018

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Media literally under fire in Capital Gazette shooting

Newswatch: In a media shooting reminiscent of the Charlie Hebdo attack, five staff members of the Capital Gazette were killed and two injured when a man armed with a shotgun entered their newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday afternoon...

29 Jun 2018

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#YouthMonth: Radarboy on data art, creative coding and 'un-design'
#YouthMonth: Radarboy on data art, creative coding and 'un-design'

Not your typical creative, South African George 'Radarboy' Gally explains how he made the leap from creative director to teaching creative coding workshops across the world and working on data sculpture projects. He also shares advice for anyone out there looking to tap into their quirky talents...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Jun 2018

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#FairnessFirst: Why SDGs are at the (Lion)heart of #CannesLions2018
#FairnessFirst: Why SDGs are at the (Lion)heart of #CannesLions2018

A stand-out factor of Cannes Lions 2018 was the introduction of the SDG Lions to this year's Festival of Creativity. We can make the world a better place through creativity...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Jun 2018

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Wan-Ifra's International Color Quality Club 2018-2020 winners
Wan-Ifra's International Color Quality Club 2018-2020 winners

The winners of the International Color Quality Club 2018-2020 contest (ICQC) has been announced...

21 Jun 2018

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