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The End

After 8 years, Amsterdam Ad Blog ends its existence. In a letter to the regular contributors of the blog founder Wouter Boon wrote yesterday: “The blog feels more and more like a burden. I want to be able to put more time in other activities… More.

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ADNIGHT

ADNIGHT, a new initiative founded by Denise Willigers, Claire Daemen, Rose Zandvliet and Wybe Sallows, is “the ultimate kitchen review”. For one night a selection of agencies open their doors to the ad industry and offer an “inspiring program” so that ad folk can get… More.

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Dutchies on second ‘trade mission’ to Cannes

For the second year the most important ad councils in the Netherlands (ADCN, Dutch Digital Agencies, IAA Netherlands, Orange Lions, Dutch Digital Design and VEA) join forces to promote Dutch creativity at the Cannes Lions Festival. The purpose of the ‘creative embassy’ is to present… More.

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Random makes you wonder

On Thursday, April 14th at 7pm in the Amsterdam Apple Store, join Daan Lucas and Carsten Goertz of Random Studio (quite recently featured on this blog with this fantastic window display) as they reveal some secrets about how they blend experimental technology and visual arts for… More.

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Forward with the goat

72andSunny’s creative residency ’72U’ is now welcoming applications for its first European residency, at 72andSunny Amsterdam. The residency was founded in 2012 within the agency’s LA office and has transformed the lives of many who have participated in the course. 72U is now looking for 6… More.

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The Creative of the Future

In 2014 we interviewed Dinesh Sonak, the director of the ADCN about his ambitions, and found out he was very ambitious. Some told us, unrealistically ambitious. So far, though, he seems to be delivering – at least in making the ADCN-brand vital and relevant again! Take… More.

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Advertising Week visits Amsterdam

The continent’s largest annual gathering of marketing and communication leaders, Advertising Week Europe, announces a Roadshow visiting Amsterdam, Berlin and Stockholm. Each Roadshow stop will focus on a unique aspect of the overarching theme, Creativity Through Innovation. Next week the Amsterdam event, organised in partnership… More.

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Achtung! becomes McGarry Bowen

Fltr: Boris Nihom, Daniel Sytsma, Dick Buschman, Julius Minnaar, Katja Bauer, Mervyn ten Dam, Mark Muller. Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) has acquired Achtung!. The agency, with its management (see photo) unchanged, will continue as McGarry Bowen, a network with a strong reputation in the US. Achtung!’s positioning on the intersection of… More.

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Awwwards coming to town

A few years ago we had barely heard of the Awwwards – bit of difficult name to pronounce. But slowly but surely the conference, being held in the Royal Tropical Institute next week (27-29 Jan), is becoming the leading edge ad-tech event. The conference will host… More.

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Wieden+Kennedy gives a fuck

Wieden+Kennedy launched a platform, dubbed ‘Give A F*ck‘; a charitable online gallery where you can purchase limited-edition artworks to raise money for the refugee crisis. Wieden partnered with over 60 artists from all over the world, asking each to create and donate artworks that represent or… More.

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