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Imogen Watson

Imogen is work and inspiration editor at Campaign. Contact her at Imogen.Watson@haymarket.com.

A photograph of Sheba's coral reef

AMV BBDO wins Industry Craft Grand Prix at Cannes Lions 2022 for Sheba’s ‘Hope reef’

Overall in the craft category, the UK won a Grand Prix, five golds, seven silvers, and the US won a Grand Prix, six golds and 19 silvers.

Image of Daria Hlazatova artwork 'Victory' with the words 'Creativity in conflict' overlaid in the top left-hand corner

Creativity in conflict: 'Focus on the light not the darkness'

Difficult times have a long history of inspiring artists to document, process, highlight and protest against their circumstances.

A Ukrainian man stands among the rubble caused by war

It's our brand: Ukraine's government turns nation's bravery into biggest cultural export

Created by Kyiv-based Banda, the large-scale project by the Office of the President of Ukraine and the Government of Ukraine focuses on the nation's bravery and will appear in 15 countries worldwide.

The team present the idea of “BetterBag” start-up

The unskippable underdogs: the director behind the lengthy 'Apple at work' films

Since 2019 'The underdogs' have humorously captured the trials and tribulations of the working world, all the while advertising Apple's products. Campaign talks to Smuggler director Mark Molloy to discuss why they are so effective.

Ukrainian flag flutters in blue sky on barricades (Getty Images)

Watch: Kyiv-based Banda on trying to work from a war zone

After enduring a month of conflict, Campaign virtually met Cannes Lions award-winning creative agency Banda to find out what life has been like under siege.

Jean Zamprogno and Fernando Pellizzaro

Mouldy Whopper duo launch agency with AKQA

Incubating the project at AKQA, Jean Zamprogno and Fernando Pellizzaro cross over from David Miami, where they notably created the Mouldy Whopper.

A photograph of the #LeaksHappen billboard taken at Commercial Street in London

Elvie normalises urinary incontinence with giant 'peeing' billboard

From the makers of the 'flying fanny' that ascended at the Edinburgh Fringe, this time around, Don't Cry Wolf has created Elvie, a 10-foot 'peeing' billboard to call out social media giants for censoring incontinence.

Banda thanks 'close and distant neighbros' for support

Ukraine's Banda Agency says thanks for international response

The expression of gratitude comes after the Kyiv-based agency asked people to #standwithukraine.

The Underdogs appear in Packagers Weekly

'Apple at work': third in series sees 'The underdogs' escape clutches of evil boss

Office team defy tyrannical boss, quit jobs and start own company thanks to Apple tech.

Each Havas employee captures a day in the life of a country at war

'The fear is indescribable': testimonials of Havas staff in war-torn Ukraine

Four adlanders from a Havas affiliate in Ukraine shed light on their experiences of the Russian invasion.

Price comparison site says fictional Russian billionaire Aleksandr Orlov has ‘no association with the current situation’

Should Comparethemarket self-censor its Russian meerkats?

Adland contemplates Comparethemarket's decision to remove its meerkat ads from TV news.

Ukrainian employees across agencies are remaining fairly optimistic with “remarkable calmness” (Getty Images)

Agencies ramp up support for Ukrainian staff

Publicis Groupe has pledged a guaranteed salary for the rest of 2022.

A woman shelters in the metro system, clasping a baby

Ukraine agency Banda creates harrowing film calling for international support

With the capital under siege, the Kyiv agency is asking supporters to post this video and #standwithukraine.

The Russian invasion has forced companies to shut Ukraine operations (Getty Images)

Brands and agencies on alert to support staff in Ukraine

Companies offer financial support and close offices.

An animated woman stands in a burning room, illustrating what the menopause feels like

WPP's Mark Read among line-up for WACL's 'Menopause in the Workplace' event

The discussion will include Mark Read, chief exec of WPP and Conservative MP Caroline Nokes.

Kate Winslet delivers what 'Because I'm worth it' means to her

Kate Winslet and Helen Mirren deliver raw monologues on self-esteem for L'Oréal Paris

Each 'Lessons of worth' film has a L'Oréal ambassador examine the brand's 'I'm worth it' phrase from their own perspective.

Apple Music" positions itself as 'the home of Neil Young'

'We love Neil': Apple Music courts Spotify users amid Joe Rogan misinformation row

#SpotifyDeleted has been trending on Twitter since the streaming site took down Neil Young's music and stood by podcaster Joe Rogan.

Wil Maxey: "there are references to different gaming genres sprinkled throughout the film"

New player: how Samsung levelled up with gaming breakthrough

Launching a new type of chip isn't normally the sexiest update, so Samsung teamed up with Bartle Bogle Hegarty to hype it up to the gaming community, with a high-octane metaphorical mobile game marketplace.

Francis Bourgeois: the viral TikTok star's Gucci debut

Francis' world: behind Gucci and North Face's Alpine journey of 'big smiles'

Reminiscent of French new wave cinema, the good vibes emanating from Francis Bourgeois' chaotic Alpine journey are infectious. Campaign gets the lowdown on the charming second chapter of Gucci and The North Face's partnership from Highsnobiety and director Tom Dream.

Chicago: Oscar winning film director Matthew A. Cherry

Twitter resurrects tweets from stars that brought their dreams to life

Twitter says: 'If you can dream it, tweet it.'

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