Firstly our condolences, our thoughts and aroha go out to the family, friends, and community of Dr Joe Williams, former Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, who sadly passed away last week.
Here’s what’s been happening in the world of marketing, advertising, design and digital over the last week.
- At RUN one of our core values is positivity, so we love this series of data visualisations, designed by Pentagram (the world’s largest independent design consultancy), that look for the positive in a period of crisis - Happy Data.
- The Advertising Standard Authority (ASA) has released new influencer guidelines for ad content, to help support the identification of influencer content on social media.
- Shutterstock explores how diversity is changing the way we advertise.
- If you’ve enjoyed the Toby Morris and Dr Siouxsie Wiles Covid-19 explainer animations and illustrations, they’ve now released them under Creative Commons license, so you can reuse and republish them (with a credit and notification to the Spinoff). We love that there’s a collection of Te reo Māori translated versions too.
- After a reported spend of around $10 million on the rebrand, it’s sad that this Australian logo has been pulled.
- Last year we were proud finalists in the PANZ Book Design Awards. - congratulations to all of this year’s finalists!
- Don’t forget you can watch the D&AD Awards Ceremony on a virual live stream later this week, honouring the very best design and advertising from around the world.
- Rolls-Royce unveils their new digital-friendly visual identity design.
- 'You get 2 seconds to engage consumers online': Mars neuroscientist shares key findings.
- Shout out to our friends and neighbours, Monster Valley, as they’ve just launched MVTV (Monster Valley Television) - supporting emerging and alternative arts in Aotearoa. Check out this form if you’re keen to get involved.
- Osaka Expo 2025 unveils a “googly eyed” logo design.
- Instagram introduces “suggested posts” and new ads.
- And finishing on a positive note -what happiness can teach us about marketing.
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