February 3, 2017

Open Strategy Evening – ‘Good practice, bad practice: habits to acquire and habits to kick in 2017’

On Monday 24th January the VCCP reception was packed to rafters with young planners, strategists, and brains from across London. Plied with drinks and snacks they sat waiting for two…

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On media, ideas, chickens and eggs

As the age old saying goes: which came first, the idea or the platform? Our industry is rife with examples of ideas being wedged into platforms for the sake of…

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January 13, 2017

What to expect from ad tech in 2017

It was only two years ago that mobile and tablet usage exceeded desktop for the first time worldwide. As of 2015, adults now spend more time engaged with mobile devices…

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You name it

What have the Romans ever done for us? Well apart from the alphabet, the annual calendar and an assortment of essential infrastructure, they also bequeathed us a legacy of some…

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December 21, 2016

Data-driven and hyper-targeted: the possibilities of OOH

Whether it’s a simple roadside banner or a huge digital billboard, ‘out of home’ advertising has become part of the modern urban landscape. But that’s not to say it’s become…

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Christmas Adverts: The UK’s Answer to the Super Bowl

Christmas adverts are the UK’s answer to the Super Bowl. For much of the country, the Christmas clock is now set by the arrival of the John Lewis Christmas advert.…

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Newsflash: You’ve been duped

We have to admit, with the rate that consumer technology is evolving, it’s sometimes hard to know what to believe when it comes to those ubiquitous pre-release rumours. You might…

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December 5, 2016

Curious Special: On the Sofa with Metz & Racine

The first day of advent brought divine inspiration to VCCP towers in the shape of photography maestros Metz & Racine, a collaboration who’ve gained a stellar reputation for their “not so still”…

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Industry insider: what we learnt in 2016

This week saw prominent thinkers in the industry gather together to share their thoughts on an eventful year (to put it diplomatically). We heard from five very clever strategic types…

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November 25, 2016

Back in Black

In recent years, Black Friday has managed to establish itself as a mainstay in the British cultural calendar having previously been regarded as a distinctly American phenomenon. Most High Street retailers in the UK now…

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