One Love, three days: How the British Red Cross handled digital donations during the Manchester event

One Love, three days: How the British Red Cross handled digital donations during the Manchester event

British Red Cross raised £2.35 million in three hours during One Love Manchester, watched live by 22.6 million people. How did the charity’s donations platform cope with the massively increased influx of traffic? Chris Walker, CTO at digital agency Friday, which built the platform, explains: Friday’s involvement in One Love began at 1.30pm, Thursday 1 […]

MarComm News’ Hit Parade: July 2017

MarComm News’ Hit Parade: July 2017

MarComm News’ Hit Parade brings you our selection of the “hit” projects of the month. The highlights for July 2017 include technology, design, advertising and viral projects: 1) “The Homo-schlepiens” by SodaStream Although it has not been the most viral ad of July, SodaStream‘s “The Homo-schlepiens” didn’t fair too shabbily, racking up over five million views at the […]

Plagiarism – A Dirty Word For A Dirty Habit

Plagiarism – A Dirty Word For A Dirty Habit

“Plagiarism is always the biggest thing in Hollywood.” Mr Clint Eastwood knows Hollywood so must have a point. We’re not in Hollywood, but the London-centric design world can be a bit like La-La Land at times. The highs, the lows, the fight for an original Oscar-worthy idea that transforms business thinking and consumer’s lives. There’s […]

Nils Leonard on the need for provocation in the Food and Beverage Industry

Nils Leonard on the need for provocation in the Food and Beverage Industry

Every year, during the Cannes Lions Festival, the who’s who of the Marketing and Advertising Industry congregate at the picturesque city in France, to celebrate the creativity and innovation done over the last year. So if you can afford to grab a ticket to the festival (and we know that isn’t easy!), then running into […]

Three things brands can learn from Wimbledon’s ‘In Pursuit of Greatness’ campaign

Three things brands can learn from Wimbledon’s ‘In Pursuit of Greatness’ campaign

Considering sell-out crowds every year and 2016’s annual profit of £42m, the most famous tennis tournament in the world hardly needs an introduction. But inline with Wimbledon’s 140th anniversary, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) have unveiled a new digital strategy to expand their global fan base. Enhancements to their digital platforms and the […]

Blis’ Harry Dewhirst on what agencies and brands need to do to maximise their mobile strategy

Blis’ Harry Dewhirst on what agencies and brands need to do to maximise their mobile strategy

Location intelligence company, Blis has been on a roll over the last year, with some innovative projects and movements in the digital marketing space. During the Cannes Lions Festival, we sat down with their President, Harry Dewhirst, who told us about what Blis have been up to this past year and where they plan to go […]

JWT Amsterdam’s Bas Korsten on cultivating creativity within and being on the forefront of innovation

JWT Amsterdam’s Bas Korsten on cultivating creativity within and being on the forefront of innovation

J. Walter Thompson Amsterdam were the toast of the Marketing and Communications Industry in 2016, greatly thanks to projects such as ‘The Next Rembrandt’ that helped bag them the Innovative Agency of the Year prize at the Cannes Lions Festival last year. A year on, we got a chance to sit down with the Creative […]

Mindshare’s Gowthaman Ragothaman: ‘Industry is at the cusp of that ‘Aha’ moment, but is not there yet’

Mindshare’s Gowthaman Ragothaman: ‘Industry is at the cusp of that ‘Aha’ moment, but is not there yet’

Mindshare is placing its FAST (Future Adaptive Specialist Team) integrated performance unit at the heart of its business going forward. According to the agency, FAST is an integrated service that joins together with traditional media planning and buying services, enabling maximum efficiency in driving insights, targeting, allocating investment, activating and optimising across all media. To […]

Jason Romeyko Reveals His Blueprint For Serviceplan Going Forward

Jason Romeyko Reveals His Blueprint For Serviceplan Going Forward

Jason Romeyko recently becomes Worldwide Executive Creative Director (WWECD) at Serviceplan, working alongside International Managing Partner Markus Noder to amplify globalisation of the network. We had a chance to sit down with Jason during the Cannes Lions Festival and speak about what his vision is for the Group going forward: Q) Take us through your journey from Australia […]

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