The Flintstones have returned from Bedrock to feature in a new Halifax advert.

Promoting Halifax's current account switch, Fred Flintstone embarks on a journey to find a more modern bank, contrasting with his caveman origins - but why does Fred want to switch?

The first ad in the series saw Top Cat applying for a mortgage, while Fred will also appear in Halifax branches and online.

Watch the Flinstones' return below and let us know what you think of the ad.






The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the six buildings which have been shortlisted for the most prestigious award in architecture.

'The RIBA Stirling Prize is awarded to the building that has made the biggest contribution to the evolution of architecture in a given year', according to Jane Duncan, RIBA President.

The impressive shortlist includes a partly subterranean house, the conversion of an entire street into a public gallery, a college campus in post-industrial Glasgow, and the restoration of a Grade II listed building.

The six finalists will now go head to head, with the winner announced on Thursday 6th October.

View the full shortlist here and let us know your favourite.




Gliding through twelve hairpin bends and plunging into darkness at 15mph is most definitely the best way to travel through London in our opinion.

And now you can on the new ArcelorMittal Orbit.

Located in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the £20 million steel structure is the highest and longest slide in the UK, offering daredevils the chance to experience an adrenaline-pumping 178m helter-skelter.

The structure was designed by Belgian artist Carsten Höller as a way to sustain tourism in East London after the 2012 Olympics.

Are you courageous enough to take the plunge? Let us know your thoughts and find out more here.


Just as we thought summer had arrived, you can now immerse yourself in a magical wintry installation in Washington DC’s National Building Museum.

‘Icebergs’, by James Corner Field Operations, is a glacial landscape with white peaks jutting from a transparent blue box, which is large enough to let visitors explore the underwater scene.

Visitors are encouraged to relax on chunky, triangle shaped bean bags; alternatively, those with a little more courage can either ascend to the summit onto a spectacular viewing platform or embark on a journey down a slippery berg.

The main objective of this experience is to create a space for play and reflection, as well as for submerging yourself into a chilly delight in contrast to humid city life.

Take a look at the piece here and tell us what you think.




Pokémon Go is the latest obsession taking the nation by storm, but what’s made it so successful? And what does this mean for the marketing industry?

The main success of Pokémon Go lies in the fact that the original Pokémon fans have now reached adulthood.

The game was first launched on mobile devices, a favoured form of media for this younger demographic ‒ but the app’s simplicity also allows a vast range of audiences to become involved.

The real charm lies within the app’s augmented reality element, taking in real life points of interest to encourage users to explore their surroundings whilst embarking on day to day life.

Have you been drawn into this global craze? Read more here and let us know your thoughts.




Do you think about safeguarding against identity theft on your social media?

Fraud prevention company Cifas created a unique shock tactic to encourage you to strengthen your privacy settings - with the help of a pop-up coffee shop.

The company's 'Data to Go' campaign invited Facebook users to like a coffee shop’s page to receive a free coffee and pastry.

But by providing their names, these unwitting customers didn't realise that with a simple online search, the coffee shop could find out all about them while they waited for their reward.

To the shock of the waiting customers, the barista would then shout out personal information such as employment, age, or even education, for them to collect their coffee.

Watch the stunt below and tell us whether this would make you change your privacy settings.





Struggling for ideas to entertain kids this summer?

Nestle has created a science-themed interactive exhibition to celebrate its 150th birthday.

Nest, in the brand’s original factory in Switzerland, is a family-orientated centre divided into ‘Past’, ‘Present’, and ‘Future’ zones.

A trip down the spiralling staircase and across swirling bridges allows visitors to understand the historic culture of Nestle, and learn more about nutrition and health, whilst providing a degree of interaction with colourful games and adventure helping young minds flourish.

Take a look at the whole experience here and let us know your thoughts - will you be paying Nest a visit?

 



Canva is inspiring creativity with its new colour palettes.

The site lets savvy users upload and share images with rich, vibrant colours with ease ‒ no qualifications required!

Creating spectacular combinations of tranquil blues, tropical oranges, soothing scenes, and much more is now stress-free with Canva’s variety of themes inspired by real photographs.

The themes include ‘Rich and Adventurous’, ‘Warm Antique’, and ‘Tropical Punch’, adding another dimension to your photos or brand identity.

Poppie Pack, Canva’s Graphic Designer, gives further tips and tricks of how to enhance your photography, as well as explaining colour symbolism.

Sign up for free here and be sure to share your stunning Picasso-worthy creations with us.






Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas has captured the mesmerising life of Africa’s animals at night.

With the help of modern camera technology, he was able to get up close and personal with each animal in their natural Zambian habitat under the stars, creating stunning and dramatic pictures.

He used a unique remote control buggy, BeetleCam, which helped him capture each shot remotely to ensure the animals weren't spooked.

Read more about Will's breath-taking work here and let us know what you think of it.


A new survey reveals marketers’ priorities for the next twelve months and how they feel about the next big technology leaps.

The research, by Publicitas, looks at how publishers, agencies, and advertisers are stepping it up to meet consumer expectations, drawing on responses from 672 participants in the media industry.

In all three sectors, content marketing is the number one focus, while other priorities make appearances in the top five across the sectors, including ad personalisation, programmatic, and accurate audience measurement.

Immersive technologies are also on the agenda ‒ 70% of respondents agree that Virtual Reality will drive the next technology revolution.

Download the infographic and whitepaper here and let us know what you think will be driving the next technology leap.





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