Presidential Campaign Ads Are Super Quirky in South Korea

Posted 05/08/2017 - 12:17

One ad from a South Korean presidential candidate parodied an Apple iPhone commercial; another riffed on famous Korean gangster flicks. Ahead of Tuesday's election, some campaign ads have been surprisingly quirky and full of pop-culture references.

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Creativity Top 5: The Week's Best Ads

Posted 05/08/2017 - 07:00

In this week's episode, Dove brings its 'Real Beauty' message to its packaging. Another skincare brand tells a tale of beauty addiction gone awry. And Colonel Sanders takes on a hunky new role.
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At Cannes, 8 Jury Presidents and 43.5% of Judges Are Women This Year

Posted 05/05/2017 - 15:10

The number of female judges at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has doubled in the last five years to 43.5% for next month's festival, and for the first time, eight of the 23 jury presidents will be women.

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So Forced: 'Star Wars' Day Tributes Are Weak Sauce This Year

Posted 05/04/2017 - 16:40

Has the revitalization of storytelling in the "Star Wars" films simultaneously sucked the creative life out of others? Brands came out to pay tribute to the franchise on May 4, which in nerd circles is more formally known as Star Wars Day. But overall, fell flat their ideas did, say we.

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Grey Taps John Patroulis for Long-Vacant Role of Worldwide Chief Creative Officer

Posted 05/03/2017 - 14:05

Prior to BBH, Patroulis co-founded San Francisco agency T.A.G., which went on to become Twofifteenmccann. There, he oversaw award-winning work for Xbox, including the "Halo 3 Believe" campaign, which set a new standard for the videogame category.

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Hungry Man Signs Farhang, Papamichael Joins Untitled

Posted 05/03/2017 - 10:34

Amir Farhang has joined the directing roster at Hungry Man Productions. Farhang, who was an advertising creative at 180, Wieden & Kennedy, CP&B and BBH before turning director in 2012, was previously represented by Caviar. He won a Cannes Lion for his work on "World's Toughest Job" for American Greetings in 2016.

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DDB's Boord Joins Periscope, Coutinho Goes to Y&R NY

Posted 05/02/2017 - 10:50

Brian Boord is returning to independent creative agency Periscope as a group creative director after spending the last five years at DDB Chicago. At DDB, he worked on brands such as Skittles, including its Super Bowl commercials, State Farm, McDonald's, Capital One and LifeLock.

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Inside the New Vanguard of Hispanic-American Agencies

Posted 04/28/2017 - 07:00

Curro Chozas' best idea could easily have turned out to be his worst.

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Australia's Clemenger BBDO Is Most Awarded Agency at D&AD

Posted 04/27/2017 - 18:00

Clemenger BBDO's grotesque road safety sculpture campaign "Meet Graham" and Channel 4's 2016 Paralympics spot "We're the Superhumans" won multiple honors at D&AD in London on Thursday evening, a clear sign that they could also be among the big winners at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in June.

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The 11 Best Trump-Inspired Ads From His First 100 Days

Posted 04/27/2017 - 16:45

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Caicoya Goes to No Smoke, ReelFX Opens Flight School

Posted 04/26/2017 - 12:21

Spanish director Nicolas "Nico" Caicoya has joined the roster at motion content company No Smoke. Caicoya's spots include "Associate No. 1," a commercial he directed for Spanish professional soccer team Atlético Madrid, which won a Bronze Cannes Lion and was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid.

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BBDO New York Is Named Agency of the Year at the 2017 Webby Awards

Posted 04/25/2017 - 09:00

The Webby Awards has named BBDO New York 2017 "Agency of the Year," with its chilling film "Evan" for Sandy Hook Promise picking up four awards out of the six it won.

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Why Healthcare Needs Better Storytelling, Not Better Marketing

Posted 04/25/2017 - 07:00

Every healthcare marketer has firsthand experience with the industry he or she supports, whether it's a sick relative or a child recovering from a broken arm. But not many have the story of Manny Rodriguez. Before taking on a chief marketing title at UCHealth, Rodriguez was a leukemia survivor.

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A Dog Brings Out the Best in George Washington in Pedigree's Moving Film

Posted 04/21/2017 - 11:35

Mars Petcare brand Pedigree's "Feed the Good" campaign is now digging into history to show how dogs bring out the best in people. A moving film from BBDO New York and directed by Biscuit Filmworks' Noam Murro recreates an obscure U.S.

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As Post Buys Weetabix, We Look Back at Some of the Iconic British Brand's Ads

Posted 04/21/2017 - 07:00

Weetabix, a staple of the U.K. breakfast table, entered American hands this week with its acquisition by Post Holdings, maker of Honey Bunches of Oats and Raisin Bran, for $1.76 billion.

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Boost Mobile and 180LA Win Campaign of the Year in Ad Age's First Creativity Awards

Posted 04/19/2017 - 22:00

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Mike Woods Joins M ss ng P eces, RSA Opens VR Division

Posted 04/19/2017 - 10:26

M ss ng P eces has appointed Mike Woods as director of immersive content, executive creative director. Woods is known for launching Framestore's digital department in 2005 and later its VR studio; he is also a co-founder of White Rabbit, a startup specializing in destination VR.

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Sokoloff Moves to MullenLowe U.K., Calleja Joins Deutsch

Posted 04/18/2017 - 14:28

MullenLowe Group U.K. has appointed Jose Miguel Sokoloff, global president of MullenLowe Group's Creative Council, to the additional role of U.K. chief creative officer. Sokoloff, who is moving to London from his native Bogota and will be responsible for leading the integrated MullenLowe Group U.K.

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Listen to the New 'Tagline' Podcast With Melissa Etheridge

Posted 04/17/2017 - 07:00

Artist and activist Melissa Etheridge joined the latest episode of Ad Age and iHeartMedia's "Tagline" podcast series to talk about collaboration, mashups and creativity.

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They Won Ad Age's Cover Contest for Young Creatives; Where Are They Now?

Posted 04/14/2017 - 07:00

One winner co-founded a boutique shop that has Coca-Cola as a client; another helped launch a "pro-lifestyle" agency with a four-hour workday. One is transitioning successfully to a career as an artist. Two winners married each other. Ad Age's annual Young Creatives Global Cover Competition has been a turning point for many winners, and an experience that helped them see their potential.

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The Most Important Tech Trend Of 2017

Posted 01/02/2017 - 07:00

And how to get started.

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Explore 14 Hidden Worlds, From Porn Sets To Religious Trade Shows

Posted 12/27/2016 - 07:00

Look inside everything from Brazil's love hotels to the world's most famous piano factory in the best photo essays of 2016.

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The Biggest UX Challenges Of 2017

Posted 12/22/2016 - 14:40

UX is no longer just about user experience. It's about social justice.

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All The Ways AI Didn't Revolutionize Our Lives In 2016

Posted 12/22/2016 - 13:30

From playing Pictionary to generating NSFW images, AI in 2016 was full of surprises.
From playing Pictionary to generating NSFW images, AI in 2016 was full of surprises.

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5 Photo Essays That Captured Our Changing Planet In 2016

Posted 12/22/2016 - 12:00

This year, aerial photos and satellite imagery helped make climate change more tangible.
This year, aerial photos and satellite imagery helped make climate change more tangible.

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The Most Inspiring Interior Design Of 2016

Posted 12/22/2016 - 07:00

From micro apartments to historic libraries and healing hospitals, the best interiors of 2016 do more with less.
From micro apartments to historic libraries and healing hospitals, the best interiors of 2016 do more with less.

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The Year Dark Patterns Won

Posted 12/21/2016 - 16:12

It's not just a UX term. It's a metaphor for the web, culture, and politics in 2016.

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The Year's Most Optimistic Architecture

Posted 12/21/2016 - 16:10

From tackling climate change to revolutionizing healthcare, these seven projects illustrate architecture's power.
From tackling climate change to revolutionizing healthcare, these seven projects illustrate architecture's power.

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Transforming The Bleakness Of Winter Into A Wondrous Candy Land

Posted 12/21/2016 - 11:26

The whitewashing of snowfall provides a perfect blank canvas for Japanese artist Toshihiko Shibuya.

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The Architecture Of Radical Simplicity

Posted 12/21/2016 - 08:00

A new monograph collects the brilliant, community-focused work of African architect Francis Kéré.

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This Home Separates Your Work And Life For You

Posted 12/21/2016 - 07:00

The Zen Houses delineate home and office by putting them in separate, but nearly identical, buildings.

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To Tackle Big Urban Issues, This Architect Became A Data Designer

Posted 12/21/2016 - 07:00

Herwig Scherabon wanted to communicate the inequality of cities rather than contribute to it.

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Designers: 2017 Is The Year To Find Your Purpose

Posted 12/21/2016 - 07:00

Everyone has to make a living, but designers can make a difference. 2017 is the year to do that.

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The Best And Worst User Interfaces Of 2016

Posted 12/20/2016 - 16:00

The human neck was not designed to be used like a joystick, and other things we learned from this year's most notable UX.

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A New Google Experiment Translates Your Doodles Into Satellite Imagery

Posted 12/20/2016 - 13:30

Land Lines will match any squiggle you draw to a real place on the planet.

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This Beautiful iOS Game Is Tappable Art

Posted 12/20/2016 - 11:15

Like Monument Valley, Islands invites players to explore a strange, atmospheric universe.

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Why Is The Home Automation Industry So Obsessed With Voice Control?

Posted 12/20/2016 - 09:38

Companies have anointed voice the OS of home automation. But as Mark Zuckerberg found out designing his own AI butler, voice doesn't always cut it.

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Pentagram Redesigns The World (And Tests Your Geography Skills)

Posted 12/20/2016 - 08:00

The Up Side Down map game, designed by Pentagram partner Angus Hyland, makes you wonder what's up.

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An Exoskeleton For The Elderly

Posted 12/20/2016 - 07:30

With almost $10 million in funding, Superflex wants to redesign DARPA exoskeleton technology for the aging mainstream.

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Design In The Darkest, Coldest, Most Remote Places On Earth

Posted 12/20/2016 - 07:00

Hugh Broughton Architects designed a mobile research station on the ice shelves of Antarctica. Now, it's on the move for the first time.

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Visualizing What The World Googled In 2016

Posted 12/19/2016 - 15:20

Google's interactive explores the topics that dominated the internet, from Donald Trump to three-toed sloths.

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A Drone Tour Of One Of The Most Anticipated Buildings Of 2017

Posted 12/19/2016 - 10:06

Herzog & de Meuron's Hamburg Concert Hall opens in January. See it only as a drone can.

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Beyond "Contemporary:" A Map Of Today's Architectural Movements

Posted 12/19/2016 - 09:30

As architecture struggles to redefine its political identity, this chart attempts to map its numerous schools.

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Beyond "Contemporary": A Map Of Today's Architectural Movements

Posted 12/19/2016 - 09:30

As architecture struggles to redefine its political identity, this chart attempts to map its numerous schools.

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Software Is Politics

Posted 12/19/2016 - 08:00

Software can't just be easy to use. It also has to be understandable, accountable, and trusted.

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5 Alternatives To American Ballot Design (And Why They Suck, Too)

Posted 12/19/2016 - 07:00

Could redesigning the ballot system strengthen our democracy? It's complicated.

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Experience The Trippy Life Of An Ancient Redwood

Posted 12/19/2016 - 07:00

Hug this tree in virtual reality, and you'll be sucked into an experience that can only be described as mind-altering.

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What Peter Thiel And Elon Musk Deserve For Christmas (According To An AI)

Posted 12/16/2016 - 13:30

An AI bot called Gifted recommends presents based upon pictures of the recipient. Its suggestions can be a little hit or miss, though.

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How WeWork Capitalizes On Aging Architecture

Posted 12/16/2016 - 09:00

The coworking company is remaking historic and aging buildings across America.

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To Attract Top Talent, Approach Recruiting Like A Design Challenge

Posted 12/16/2016 - 08:00

Hiring creative leaders is notoriously difficult. To lure them in, you need a game plan.

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Studying Cy Twombly Through His Studio Space

Posted 12/16/2016 - 07:00

Sally Mann captures the essence of the modern master, who died in 2011, by photographing his storefront studio in rural Virginia.

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The Worst Design Of 2016 Was Also The Most Effective

Posted 12/16/2016 - 07:00

Trump's "Make America Great Again" hat was pervasive, potent, and deeply misunderstood.

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