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New technology is another way to be creative

NEW YORK - Three of the world's most respected creatives rejected the idea that algorithms and computers will ever replace people in the advertising industry, at Advertising Week in New York.


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Stewart Easterbrook becomes strategic adviser to Media iQ

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Kate Robertson picks up honorary doctorate

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Publicis unveils innovation concept

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