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by Greg Taylor, 22/10/2014
Ever been to a wedding where the invitation asks you to submit your favourite tune for the DJ’s playlist? Ever hidden in shame as the dance floor clears and everyone tuts when your choice comes on?
by Grace Regan, 22/10/2014
Until just over a year ago, I wasn’t interested in ‘the news’. I may now be the co-founder and editor-in-chief of a news company, but I’m pretty new to the news thing.
by Nimeshh Patel, 22/10/2014
This year, technology and communications devices are undoubtedly due to top Christmas wish-lists in the developed world. With the September launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and October launch of new iPads, Apple is hoping that larger screens, faster internet connectivity and greater product variety will see the US company dominating the Christmas market.
by Andy Nairn, 21/10/2014
Nice isn’t a word you encounter much in advertising these days. (Apart from when someone asks you the best airport for Cannes). It feels rather old fashioned. A bit vanilla. Damning with faint praise, perhaps.
by Patrick Hourihan, 21/10/2014
Changing content consumption habits, driven by the proliferation of devices means brands are having to innovate the way in which they communicate with consumers, particularly on mobile devices. At Yahoo, we looked at how consumers are reacting to brands’ new efforts to engage with them, what they like already and what they want in future.
by Greg Taylor, 21/10/2014
Ever feel like you’re sitting in a doctor’s waiting room instead of a train carriage? If your morning commute is an everyday battle to avoid catching something horrific, you need the Germinator Transit jacket.
by NABS, 21/10/2014
On Tuesday night we played host to a very special guest at our regular Tuesday Club Talk, with legendary ad-man Martin Sorrell taking to the stage at JWT. In what was his third Tuesday Club Talk, making him our most frequent speaker, Sir Martin ensured it was another memorable talk.
by Polly Becker, 21/10/2014
We take a look at the most famous brands in the world, and point out hidden design features and messages that most people have never spotted before. Infographic courtesy of Oomph.
by Ben Cooper, 21/10/2014
The path to purchase is no longer linear. In a multi-screen world, consumers experience multiple touch points, via a variety of online and offline channels and devices, before the final conversion takes place.
by Dave Trott, 21/10/2014
I just read Peter Mead’s new autobiography, it’s fascinating of course.
But not for the reason you’d think.
You’d think it would be difficult for him to choose the happiest moment of his life.
by Paul Vallois, 20/10/2014
It’s only just begun: no, it’s not the opening line of a song, it was the theme of this year’s IAB Engage summit. It echoes the sentiment of Larry Page, at Google’s 2013 meeting, when he said: “We’re only at 1 per cent of what’s possible.” And while it’s laudable, it does seem as though the faster the industry runs at this, the quicker the size of the opportunity expands, and we’re left perpetually chasing our tail. Sometimes it is ability that holds us back, sometimes it is a deficit in skill sets, but often it’s good old-fashioned inertia.
by Greg Taylor, 20/10/2014
Half an onion, the scraps of yesterday’s roast, a couple of green beans and a jar of mayonnaise. What on earth are we going to have for dinner?
The contents of a mid-week fridge can lead anyone to despair (and a take-away). But now, Hellmann’s Brazil and a team of professional chefs are here to help.
by Jon Davie, 20/10/2014
Justice used to be a religious ceremony, conducted in hushed courtrooms and viewed with a certain amount of respect. Now it’s a spectator sport. Serried ranks of Tweeters belt their support or opprobrium from the digital cheap seats. Newspapers offer live updates, precisely as they do for Premiership football. That really was a neat little jink by the prosecution, Barry. Lovely feet.
by Bhavesh Vaghela, 20/10/2014
It’s difficult to escape the reality of the ‘always on’ society, that is creeping up on the world as mobile has become the first screen. It may seem that the human voice and the phone call have, in many cases been replaced with a few taps on the screen – a result of mobile payments and shopping, through apps and social networks.
by Greg Taylor, 17/10/2014
It’s that time of day again. The clock’s just struck five (or three. Or midday. Or ten in the morning.) You’ve had a hell of a week. And all you can think about is an ice-cold, citrusy gin and tonic.
by Sarah Lawson Johnston, 17/10/2014
Individuals now have more control over how, when and where they engage with different media and – as a result – marketing models need to be dynamic and agile to keep up with changing consumer demands.
by David Turton, 17/10/2014
It’s a familiar sight to anyone scrolling down their newsfeed. Mysterious headlines with intriguing images that just tempt you to click through and see what it’s all about. ‘You’ll never guess what this woman did next’, ‘what follows will blow your mind’ and the equally clickable ‘what the hidden camera recorded was utterly terrifying’.
by Greg Taylor, 16/10/2014
“Wait a minute, I’ll just take a picture before you start.” If your food is forever going cold because your friends insist on snapping/filtering/Instagramming every meal you have, you need to book a table at The Secret Restaurant.
by Hugh Salmon, 16/10/2014
On 4 October, Lord Dannatt, who was introduced as a former ‘Chief of The General Staff and Head of the Army for several years and knows the Middle East well’, was interviewed on BBC Radio 4.
by Greg Taylor, 15/10/2014
Too tired to cook? Too weary to make a call? Too exhausted to type? Wow. You should see someone about that. And that someone is ‘Dom’, the new voice-ordering app that lets you order pizzas from Domino’s just by speaking into your phone.
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