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Ikea: transforming the everyday

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Ikea recently celebrated their 30th year in the UK – three decades of pushing creative boundaries, one ad at a time. Following this anniversary, we’re going to explore exactly how Ikea makes an impact through copy, sound, and voice – … Read more>>


NFL’s strategic branding touchdown

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Gone are the days of the NFL being an American-only past time, with the global popularity of the sport rising to an all-time high. As so often with American football, the reason for this surge of overseas support lies in … Read more>>


An audio adventure

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The car has long since been an accessory of adventure, giving passengers the chance to travel and create new experiences in the comfort of their own space. And with audiences at their most receptive to audio entertainment, it represents a … Read more>>


Campaigning for consistent creativity

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When faced with a barrage of buying options, there’s one thing consumers need from their brands – consistency. And the best way to achieve this is with a well-developed campaign that projects a business’ key message or values across multiple … Read more>>


Wimbledon: on the ball branding

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Wimbledon is more than just the most famous tournament in the tennis world… or even in the history of sport. It’s one of the most recognisable brands on the globe. The mere mention of its name is enough to stimulate … Read more>>


Music and voice: what it takes to become a Cannes Lion

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Last week, The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity celebrated the most exciting innovators in all creative industries, from marketing to design and technology. Stand-out campaigns and agencies were rewarded with gold, silver and bronze accolades – including those that … Read more>>


Advertising breaks free from the screen

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The marketing landscape is filled with flashing images and towering billboards – but visual advertising is no longer enough to captivate consumers’ attention. To really make their mark, brands are moving into more experimental mediums. As the face of advertising … Read more>>


Doing the caller experience properly

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Yorkshire Tea’s latest ad campaign shows that they ‘do things properly’ – not just their tea, but their on-hold time too. But even though they might present their version of the caller experience as comically OTT, we don’t think it’s … Read more>>


A celebration of sound in advertising

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It’s been a century since the Institute of Practitioners in Advertisers (IPA) – the UK’s advertising institute – came into being. To mark the auspicious occasion, they decided to celebrate the very best of British advertising over the last 100 … Read more>>


More to a logo than meets the eye

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p.padding { padding-left: 33%; } A logo is a key part of every business identity – it’s the icon seen across every marketing channel, sign, promotion and product, and one that’s instantly recognisable to every customer.  Such a high profile … Read more>>


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