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All texture, no ‘big idea’

It’s taken several years for the industry to learn the language of YouTube but it remains a tricky platform to get right

Some of this week’s ads

A trip down Sony’s memory lane and the life of an Anchor butter kitchen are among adland’s offerings this week

Sony World Photography Awards: our pick

The shortlist for the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards has been announced featuring images across a range of categories, from portraiture to fashion, current affairs to nature and wildlife. Here are some of our favourites

Nice ads in November

Summer haters being kept in the cold, an illustrated ditty on the perils of ill-advised transgressions on railway lines and a turbo-charged chain-reaction video feature in our latest round-up of entertaining, and endearing, ads from around the world.

UK Music Video Awards 2012 winners announced

M.I.A is the big winner at this year’s Music Video Awards, scooping three separate awards for her Bad Girls video. We’ve put together a selection of our favourite music video winners, and a full list of everyone who took home an award this year…

Would you like a phone with that?

In a stunt to promote the Sony Xperia, film-goers attending the opening of new Bond film Skyfall in Stockholm were given a free soft drink on entering the cinema. Then some of those drinks started to ring…

Independent thinkers

Thirty years after its birth in provincial Portland, Wieden + Kennedy has offices in eight cities around the world and a reputation for great creative work. But how do they maintain standards and keep that work fresh? How do they deal with change and the highs and inevitable lows of agency life? Eliza Williams gained unique insight into the workings of one of advertising’s top networks. Here’s our special report on life at W+K

Sony Music timeline, 1887-2012

The history of Sony Music is charted in a typographic timeline installed in the company’s London HQ, created by designer Alex Fowkes

Lifetime Achievement: Apple

The most valuable brand in the world is also the most awarded at D&AD. Clive Grinyer, formerly of the Design Council, explains why

Record sleeves of the month

Time for a round up of record (and CD) sleeves. This month we’ve selected releases from David Byrne & St. Vincent on 4AD, Cat Power on Matador, The xx on Young Turks and more…

Build’s Blood, Sweat and 11 Years exhibition

London-based design studio Build celebrates its 11th birthday this year and is marking the occasion with an exhibition in London. We asked Build founder Michael C Place to tell us more about the show…