Your Agency A-List Deadline Is Tomorrow

Posted 12/19/2017 - 06:00

Ad Age's 2017 A-List & Creativity Awards celebrated outstanding agencies, work, people and companies. Honorees included Anomaly, BBDO, Boost Mobile's Boost Your Voice campaign, Kaylin Goldstein of CP&B Boulder and The Drone Racing League.

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This Sweet App Distracts Kids When They’re Stuck In The Hospital

Posted 12/19/2017 - 04:00

Because sometimes distraction is good.

There’s nothing harder to bear than a child who is sick. They’re confused, scared, and in pain. And a trip to the hospital only makes things scarier. What if there was a better way?Read Full Story

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Tango, Google’s Big AR Experiment, Is Over

Posted 12/19/2017 - 03:15

But the groundbreaking AR tech will live on in Google’s ARCore.

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Is Google Street View The Next Big Census Tool?

Posted 12/19/2017 - 02:30

Stanford researchers create a new method for demographic data that uses AI and Google Street View.
Drive through an unfamiliar neighborhood, and you can probably tell at a glance whether it votes Democrat or Republican just based on the numbers of sedans versus trucks parked along the street.Read Full Story

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13 Last-Minute Amazon Gifts That Still Have Design Cred

Posted 12/19/2017 - 02:00

Procrastinators, let two-day shipping be the gift you give yourself.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully waited until the last minute to buy holiday gifts.Read Full Story

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Walmart, Taco Bell, Seventh Generation and More

Posted 12/18/2017 - 16:45

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time over the weekend.

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The Agency A-List Deadline Is This Wednesday

Posted 12/18/2017 - 11:50

Ad Age's 2017 A-List & Creativity Awards celebrated outstanding agencies, work, people and companies. Honorees included Anomaly, BBDO, Boost Mobile's Boost Your Voice campaign, Kaylin Goldstein of CP&B Boulder and The Drone Racing League.

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Monday Wake-Up Call: Watch Hugh Jackman's Epic Live Movie Trailer. Plus, a News Network Built for Twitter

Posted 12/18/2017 - 05:00

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital-related news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app.
What people are talking about today

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The Creators Of This Algae Plastic Want To Start A Maker Revolution

Posted 12/18/2017 - 04:45

It’s grown locally, processed locally, 3D-printed locally, and sold locally. And its inventors think it could change how we buy just about everything.

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Netflix Is Even Personalizing Its Graphic Design To You Now

Posted 12/18/2017 - 04:00

Netflix knows you well–so well that it’s now generating new movie art based on your preferences.

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Why The #MeToo Movement Matters, Summed Up In One Chart

Posted 12/18/2017 - 03:15

The graphic represents the swirling tempest of conversation and emotions instigated by powerful men being accused of sexual harassment.
Harvey Weinstein. Louis C.K. Al Franken. Roy Moore. Matt Laur. Mario Batali. Read Full Story

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Ford Helps Pioneer An Exoskeleton For The Future Of Assembly Lines

Posted 12/18/2017 - 02:30

The EksoVest is aimed squarely at factories, where workers might be faced with injuries caused by repetitive stress–and that market could be vast.

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AI Dominated 2017. Here’s What’s Coming Next

Posted 12/18/2017 - 02:00

Experts predict where AI will go in 2018–and the role designers are destined to play.

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The 2017 Ad Age Creativity 50

Posted 12/18/2017 - 00:01

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Quaker Oats, Kohl's, Quicken Loans and More

Posted 12/15/2017 - 15:35

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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Friday Wake-Up Call: Watch the FCC's Bizarre Harlem Shake Video. Plus, Retailers Dump Mario Batali

Posted 12/15/2017 - 05:30

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital-related news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app.
What people are talking about today

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Friday Wake-Up Call: Watch the FCC chairman's Bizarre Harlem Shake Video. Plus, Retailers Dump Mario Batali

Posted 12/15/2017 - 05:30

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital-related news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app.
What people are talking about today

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Our Massive Wine Glasses Are Out Of Control

Posted 12/15/2017 - 04:45

They’ve ballooned by seven times in the last 300 years–a phenomenon that illustrates how design influences what we eat and drink.
Gulp. New research has discovered that the average wine glass is seven times larger than it was in 1700. And we’re probably drinking more as a result.Read Full Story

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Star Wars Was Almost A Much Weirder Movie

Posted 12/15/2017 - 04:00

Think more Flash Gordon — and Chewbacca as an ugly alien.

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This Chic Furniture Is Made Out Of E-Waste

Posted 12/15/2017 - 03:15

Only 30% of electronic waste is recycled. The Dutch studio Formafantasma wants to change that.

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A Look At The Wonderfully Weird Houses Of Queens

Posted 12/15/2017 - 02:30

The New York City borough is one of the most culturally–and architecturally–diverse places in the country.

High-density design defines New York City architecture, from Manhattan’s towering skyscrapers to Brooklyn’s stately brownstones. In Queens, however, single-family homes abound. And they are as wonderfully distinct as the borough itself.Read Full Story

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Tech Has A Diversity Problem–So This Designer Went To Kentucky

Posted 12/15/2017 - 02:00

John Maeda, the head of Automattic’s design and inclusion program, sets up students in coal country with prestigious designers.

Tayler Bussey, 17, lives in Paintsville, Kentucky–the heart of coal country. She loves to do art, but design wasn’t something she’d ever envisioned as a career.Read Full Story

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Amazon Fire TV, Sunglass Hut, Payless and More

Posted 12/14/2017 - 14:30

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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Blink Signs Krejci, Laubscher Joins Company Films, Amon Moves to Bullitt

Posted 12/14/2017 - 10:58

Blink has signed Martin Krejci to its roster for representation in the U.K. Krejci moves from Stink and returns to commercials following work on his soon-to-be-released debut feature film, "The True Adventures of Wolfboy," starring John Turturro. His previous work includes spots for Lurpak, Heineken, Carlsberg, Ikea and Nike, as well as a series of ads for Germany's Hornbach.

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Snap Is Now Letting Users Make Their Own Filters

Posted 12/14/2017 - 06:00

Cue endless rainbow vomit.

Who will make the next dancing hotdog? Maybe you. That’s the hope of Snap, which for the first time in the company’s history, will allow anyone with a computer and a little spare time to make its addictive Lenses–those 3D, augmented reality figures that can show up in your snaps. To date, Snap has made over 3,000 of them on its own.Read Full Story

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Thursday Wake-Up Call: BuzzFeed's Swipe at Google and Facebook. Plus, Disney-Fox Updates

Posted 12/14/2017 - 05:56

How low can they go?
There's more bad news for broadcast TV: Nielsen says C3 ratings last month dropped 16 percent versus the same period last year. As Ad Age's Anthony Crupi asks, "Has the bottom fallen out of the broadcast TV ratings?" He writes:

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This Celebrated Arts & Crafts House Is Getting An Ingenious Refresh

Posted 12/14/2017 - 04:00

The unusual process turns architectural conservation into a living exhibition.

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This Radical Parking Garage Solves Three Of Cities’ Biggest Problems

Posted 12/14/2017 - 03:15

A futuristic concept addresses three of today’s very real needs: more parking, more open space, and better flood mitigation.

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The Secret To Great Logos, From The Gurus Of Corporate Branding

Posted 12/14/2017 - 02:30

“Symbols don’t make clear what you do; it makes it clear who you are.”

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9 Big Design Trends That Will Shape 2018

Posted 12/14/2017 - 02:00

Inclusiveness. Value. And super-powered AI.
Everyone thought 2016 was bad. That was before 2017. Over the past year, we learned Russia used social media ads to meddle in our election. Our data was stolen from Equifax, Yahoo, and Uber. It felt like virtually every man in a position of power was revealed to be a total dirtbag. The list goes on.Read Full Story

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Alfa Romeo, Old Navy, Verizon and More

Posted 12/13/2017 - 15:15

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call: The Ad Battle in Alabama's Election. Plus, Harassment Claims Hit NFL Network

Posted 12/13/2017 - 05:51

Feminism Part 2: On that note, check out Grey London's campaign that rewrote Christmas carols to give them a feminist slant. As Ad Age's Alexandra Jardine writes, they're no longer Christmas "hymns," they're "hyrrs." And "Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly" becomes "Kick the Balls (of Patriarchy)" Read more here, and have a listen.
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Can You Spot The 30 Famous Buildings Hidden In This Mega Model?

Posted 12/13/2017 - 04:00

Test your architectural history and find them all.

How well do you know the Villa Savoye from the Katsura Imperial Villa? The Parthenon from the Pergamon? If you think you’ve got Austin Rogers levels of knowledge on architectural trivia, Memories of Architecture is the puzzle for you.Read Full Story

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This Graphic Explains Just How Crazy The Cryptocurrency Bubble Is

Posted 12/13/2017 - 03:15

The bubbles are many–and this new viz shows how quickly the latest have ballooned.

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New Book To Celebrate The Godfathers Of Corporate Graphic Design

Posted 12/13/2017 - 02:30

Identity: Chermayeff Geismar & Haviv celebrates the firm’s 60-year legacy.

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This Designer Quit His Federal Job. Now He’s Working To Elect More Women

Posted 12/13/2017 - 02:00

The website Project 100 aims to get 100 women elected to Congress.

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Amazon, Honda, Google and More

Posted 12/12/2017 - 15:45

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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Every American Wildfire In The Last 36 Years, Mapped

Posted 12/12/2017 - 06:45

As fires rage in California, this map by Jill Hubley offers a broader look at the data on what typically causes wildfires.
As the gates of hell open near Los Angeles and northern California starts to recover from its own massive fires of October, it feels like wildfires are getting more frequent. Everyone is asking how so many of these fires can happen at the same time.Read Full Story

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Tuesday Wake-Up Call: Netflix's Creepy Tweet. Plus, An Ex-Facebook Exec's 'Tremendous Guilt'

Posted 12/12/2017 - 06:00

But there was also a backlash from people disturbed about Netflix keeping such close tabs on them. "Netflix's 'creepy' tweet reminds us all how closely it's watching us," was The Washington Post's headline. Mashable's story opened with: "Netflix watches you, too."

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AI Is Learning How To Make You Cry At The Movies

Posted 12/12/2017 - 04:00

New research can predict how plots, images, and music affect your emotions while watching a movie.

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This Is The Most Useful Redesigned Subway Map Yet

Posted 12/12/2017 - 03:15

It’ll tell you how long it really takes to get to work–assuming there are no delays.
How accurate is the New York subway map? When it comes to communicating how long it will take you to actually get somewhere–not especially.Read Full Story

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MIT Trained An AI To Tug At Your Heartstrings (And Pursestrings)

Posted 12/12/2017 - 02:30

Researchers want to know what images make us feel more attached to other people. They call their project “Deep Empathy.”

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MIT Trained An AI To Tug At Your Heartstrings (And Purse Strings)

Posted 12/12/2017 - 02:30

Researchers want to know what images make us feel more attached to other people. They call their project “Deep Empathy.”

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MIT Trained An AI To Tug At Your Heartstrings

Posted 12/12/2017 - 02:30

Researchers want to know what images make us feel more attached to other people. They call their project “Deep Empathy.”

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The 10 Design Trends Of 2017 That Need To Die

Posted 12/12/2017 - 02:00

Do better in 2018–do away with these design crimes.

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Spectrum, Target, Microsoft and More

Posted 12/11/2017 - 15:30

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time over the weekend.

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Virgin Atlantic and Delta Team on 'Prodigal Brother' Holiday Campaign

Posted 12/11/2017 - 12:30

Virgin Atlantic and Delta bring charming cheek to the schmaltz-filled holiday advertising season with a short film, their biggest push yet to promote their strategic partnership. Created out of Figliulo & Partners and directed by Anonymous Content's Tim Godsall, it tells the story of a wayward man named Jacob who turns up unexpectedly at his brother's home for Christmas.

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Monday Wake-Up Call: A Boy's Anti-Bullying Plea Goes Viral. Plus, Disney-Fox Updates

Posted 12/11/2017 - 06:00

YouTube, YouTube, YouTube

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Jony Ive Is Reportedly Taking Back Control Of Design At Apple

Posted 12/11/2017 - 05:00

Ive will return to oversee a united software and hardware team.

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This Spider Silk Hat Keeps You Warm With Biotechnology

Posted 12/11/2017 - 04:00

But it’ll cost you.

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The “Dark Fiber” Beneath Our Streets Could Be Coming Back To Life

Posted 12/11/2017 - 03:15

Scientists want to put unused cables to work spotting earthquakes and other changes in our planet.

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Pinterest Sees The Future

Posted 12/11/2017 - 02:00

How visual AI will change the way we eat, play, and shop.
It all started 16 months ago with an avocado. (This is California, after all.)Read Full Story

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