Letting go in lockdown

By Richard Williams, Chairman, Williams Murray Hamm

Letting go in lockdown

When lockdown happened, I imagined that everything was going to hell in a handcart and I’d cling on to things I knew and trusted. A metaphorical reaching out for the banister rail. In fact, I’ve done the opposite. BBC Radio has been the first casualty. I never want to hear a politician ever again, so […]

Would you choose to have cats eyes or a super-smart brain? AI and bioethics experts ask ordinary people

In the latest mini-documentary film for cybersecurity brand Kaspersky by Beta Alliance, 6 families are asked to debate the real-world consequences and ethics of having their bodies changed by technology

Would you choose to have cats eyes or a super-smart brain? AI and bioethics experts ask ordinary people

Beta Alliance, part of the Forever Beta Group, has brought together two of the world’s foremost bioethics and AI experts, one a self-proclaimed “Mad Scientist”, to introduce ideas for how humanity augmented by technology could change the world to three regular families.  Imagine Beyond: What If? from Forever Beta on Vimeo. The short documentary includes suggestions ranging […]

Pete Edwards named Chief Executive Officer of Spark Foundry in the UK

Edwards succeeds Lindsay Turner who is stepping down from her role

Pete Edwards named Chief Executive Officer of Spark Foundry in the UK

Publicis Media has today announced the appointment of Pete Edwards as Chief Executive Officer of Spark Foundry UK. Edwards will lead the agency as it continues to drive growth and innovation for its clients, and will report directly to Sue Frogley, Chief Executive Officer, Publicis Media UK.  Edwards joined the agency in June 2019 as […]

Dentsu Aegis Network’s flagship schools programme The Code launches digital curriculum in response to COVID-19

Innovative training initiative to bridge the skills and diversity gap for budding marketers in the era of social distancing

Dentsu Aegis Network’s flagship schools programme The Code launches digital curriculum in response to COVID-19

 Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) today announces the launch of its new online curriculum for schools, delivered through its flagship schools programme, The Code. The new curriculum, designed and developed by DAN experts in digital, media and creative communications, will go live on Monday 1st June. The digital curriculum, aimed at students aged 15 to 18, has been […]

NEW HIRE: Cheil appoints Mariana Peluffo, Regional Creative Director for Central America

NEW HIRE: Cheil appoints Mariana Peluffo, Regional Creative Director for Central America

Cheil welcomes Mariana as Regional Creative Director for Central America. Reporting to CEO and president at Cheil Central America, Kyung Keun Choi, Peluffo will be responsible for all Samsung communications across the 14 countries of her business region.  Peluffo has picked up a number of international and regional awards for her work including Concurso Buenas […]

WT Gothic – New Font by Wunderman Thompson Creatives

Two Wunderman Thompson designers based in the. U.K. created a new font themselves for Wunderman Thompson, called WT Gothic.

WT Gothic – New Font by Wunderman Thompson Creatives

To do this, they studied the history of Wunderman and J. Walter Thompson’s respective origins, researching the past to define moments where each agency inspired growth as a brand. The designers looked at key design elements of the older timeframes (i.e.: building facades, advertisements, and fonts of the legacy agencies), using their inspiration to create one new typeface.  Key points about the process: Variability, sound, motion, and data were key considerations during development, all around inspiring growth.  Geography and […]

FAB Finalists of The 22nd FAB Awards Revealed!

FAB Finalists of The 22nd FAB Awards Revealed!

Following a few weeks of intense judging, The FAB Awards have released their list of Finalists for the 22nd edition of their awards programme, which is focused entirely on work done for Food and Beverage brands.  The Awards, which each year attract entries from all over the world, recognises the critical contribution that outstanding creative work makes […]

Creative business owners launch YouTube channel to inspire professionals

Creative business owners launch YouTube channel to inspire professionals

Two Nottingham-based business owners have launched Tale Talks; a video series of bite-sized video Q&As with business professionals, entrepreneurs and athletes from across the Midlands region, to share insight and inspire. Tale Talks started as an idea born during the current lockdown period by Alex Lees of Tale Production and Jennie Holland of Jennie Holland PR. Having moved […]

IoT Agency SharpEnd solidifies client services team with new brand-side hires

IoT Agency SharpEnd solidifies client services team with new brand-side hires

SharpEnd, the Internet of Things agency, has bolstered its client leadership team with the addition of client-side marketers Eddy Peters and Paul O’Connor. Eddy joins from Pernod Ricard’s Gin Hub, where he was the global digital lead, responsible for spearheading digital strategies across the gin portfolio. Paul arrives from his global Brand Manager role at […]

SNAP London & VCCP Media Win New Free2 Brand Launch

SNAP London & VCCP Media Win New Free2 Brand Launch

SNAP London & VCCP Media have been appointed to handle creative and media for new financial services brand, Free2.  Free2 is a new financial services brand focused on developing new and innovative products aimed specifically at the 55 and over market, a group of people that the team believe have been historically overlooked by financial services providers. […]

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