We are recruiting a Creative Designer / Art Director

The Think Tank is seeking a Creative Designer / Art Director with a strong design portfolio to work within our growing creative team.  

This role will involve the creation of a diverse range of marketing material as well as brand development work. 

Candidates will have worked in a similar agency environment and possess excellent knowledge of Quark, Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design. A knowledge of digital design would also be a benefit but not essential. We are growing rapidly and have an immediate need for an individual with a strong design and communications background who can add to our creative team that has a great reputation.

This is a fulltime position for a person with outstanding design skills to put their mark on a wide range of marketing media, aiding the growth of the agency.

To apply for this position please email our Creative Director, Shaun Madle, at shaunm@thinktank.org.uk including you CV and portfolio.

Volvo Trucks begin ‘The Chase’

Volvo Trucks has been releasing a series of videos showing imaginative ways they ‘test’ their vehicles, this latest edition involves their FL being chased through a Spanish town by a group of raging bulls.

This daredevil stunt was created with Swedish agency Forsman and Bodenfors.

The idea of this test was to show how the Volvo Trucks’ new city distribution vehicle handles extreme conditions and pressure situations.

You can enjoy this stunt from a 360 degree camera here, or see the video below, and tell us if you would be brave enough to lead the chase.

2013 Emmy Best Commercial Winner: ‘Inspired’ by Grey

Grey New York and MJZ director Nicolai Fuyglsig created this ‘Inspired’ ad for Canon. The spot won the 2013 Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial on last Sunday at the 65th Annual Creative Arts Emmys.

The advert showcases the creative ways Canon users have captured images and videos, demonstrating users can extend their imaginations using Canon products.

The other three nominees were Wieden + Kennedy’s ‘Jogger’ for Nike, BBH’s ‘Jess Time’ for Google Chrome, and Crispin Porter + Bogusky’s ‘The Chase’ for Grey Poupon.

Grey’s win ended a streak of four straight victories for ads created by Wieden + Kennedy. Watch the shortlisted ads here.

Lastly, watch the winning ad below and tell us if this would inspire you.

Long live paper

le treflele treflele trefleIn a clever add by French toilet paper company Le Trèfle, the fight between paper and digital reaches a pivotal point.

In the spot a married couple are depicted with the husband constantly trying to prove that his tablet is better than traditional paper, for drawing, doing sudoku and reading books. However his wife gains the upper hand at the end of the segment when the poor man is left on the loo without any paper.

Clever and funny from Leo Burnett Paris, have a watch below.

Budweiser alerts hockey fans

Budweiser Red lightBudweiser red lightBudweiser Canada is helping ice hockey fans keep track of when their team scores by selling goal lights similar to those used at the games.

It is set up to their favourite team using an app on a smartphone, after that it will connect to their WiFi network and follow live scores. When a selected team scores it lights up and makes a sound, regardless of where the team is playing or if the game is televised.

The first batch made has sold out, but the website is taking pre-orders for the next batch which should be with fans in time for the play-offs. The lights will set back fans $149 + taxes & shipping, but those living in the greater Toronto area will be able to get theirs installed by Budweiser.

As part of this campaign they have created an advert that introduces a new character, who is portrayed as the inventor of the light and builds upon their ‘Great times are waiting’ campaign.

A great marketing ploy by the American beer brand, although we think it may disturb a few mealtimes. Watch the video below.

VW ad is daylight robbery

Volkswagon MaskVolkswagon MaskVolkswagen‘s latest advert by Deutsch, is a brilliant bit of suspense, slightly reminiscent of an action movie but with a humorous twist at the end.

The premise for the ad, titled Mask, is simple; a guy walks into a local shop wearing a ski mask, starts stalking down the aisles collecting food and such like, whilst looking menacing. All the while the customers start to hide and the counter staff begin to look scared. The camera angles and accompanying music all add to the suspense and creates a commercial that seems to promise cars chases and gun fights.

Hopefully we have built this up enough without spoiling the end, so take a look at it here.


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