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Droga5 Nabs Top Facebook Studio Award for Newcastle Brown Ale Work

Check out the (often international) winners

For the second year in a row, the Facebook Studio Awards' best distinction goes to an agency-brand combo that used the social media platform as an anchor for a narrative…

What Paul Venables Learned from Maya Angelou

Creative chiefs compare notes on how to lead

Being a creative leader means taking a bullet for an underling and identifying other leaders. Rarely does the job involve actually making ads, but it’s healthy to do a bit…

Is the Cannes Lions Festival Suffering From Trophy Overload?

New category is 10th in 8 years

Call it category creep. Cannes this year unveils the Innovation Lions, the 10th category the festival has rolled out in the past eight years, compared to just five in the…

Razorfish Opens San Francisco Lab for Emerging Retail Experiences

Follows successful space in Atlanta

There’s no shortage of specialists out there to help make the digital dreams of retailers a reality. As the concept of the fully digitized store spreads, agencies including AKQA, iCrossing…

WPP Created One Big Digital Shop From 8 Smaller Ones

This is Possible

WPP Group, like most rival holding companies, is perfectly willing to acquire a big digital player like AKQA. But with Possible, WPP’s roll up of smaller digital shops, the parent…

How to Attract Eyeballs to Branded Content

Millions more pageviews

Web publishers and big brands are starting to feel the pull of Gravity. The four-year-old Web personalization tech firm, founded by former Myspace COO Amit Kapur, helps publishers surface more relevant…

What Advertising Do You Admire and Why?

Creative chiefs at 4A's confab cite an app, packaging, TV ads

A simple question elicited varied responses today during a panel presentation at the 4A's Transformation conference: What work do you admire and why? For Co: Collective's Tiffany Rolfe, it's app that…

Updated: DDB Chicago Expands Duties on Mars, Safeway

Adds 3 Musketeers, Safeway digital assignments

Mars and Safeway have expanded their relationships with DDB's Chicago office. Mars has shifted creative responsibilities for its 3 Musketeers candy bar to the Omnicom Group agency, Mars confirmed. The shop…

Glue Isobar Gets AKQA's Bailey

Aegis shop hires new executive creative director

Aegis-owned Isobar has hired AKQA executive creative director Nick Bailey as the new executive creative director of its U.K. digital shop, glue Isobar. Bailey will oversee creative across glue Isobar's clients,…

The Year in Digital

Acquisitions, elections, implosions ... and the natives got restless

Is it possible that the Facebook IPO really happened in 2012? Why does it feel like it was five years ago? In a medium that moves at a dizzying pace,…

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