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THE BREXIT AND TRUMP PODCASTS.

In our inaugural podcasts, we asked Dave Trott, Chaka Sobhani, Vicki Maguire and Guardian journalist Deborah Orr for their take on this year's political turmoil.

Our original plan was to meet up with all four in the studios of String and Tins - our partners in this venture - but owing to a last-minute scheduling change, Dave Trott was unable to attend and we spoke to him separately.


1. Dave Trott.



The first podcast is a recording of an interview with Dave Trott at The Groucho Club in Soho.

As it was an incisive piece written by Trott for Campaign which helped to form the idea for the podcasts in the first place, it was fitting that he should be the first contributor.

And - as fans of his work might expect - he offered some really interesting insights into the extraordinary electoral outcomes we've witnessed this year.



2. Chaka Sobhani, Vicki Maguire and Deborah Orr.



At the second of the two recordings, Leo Burnett's Chaka Sobhani and Grey's Vicki Maguire were joined by Guardian journalist Deborah Orr as they offered their take on Brexit and Trump.

The discussion was fascinating with Orr offering a harsh verdict on those who appeared to vote against their own interests, with Sobhani and Maguire providing the advertising and marketing insights on how it all went so wrong for the establishment.


We're hugely indebted to String and Tins - our partners in this venture - for lending us their time, expertise and overall support for this project.

The Podcasts will soon be available at iTunes. A third recording is taking place later this week, and many more will follow in 2017.

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B-REEL FILMS BECOME BRF.

B-Reel Films have rung the changes in 2017 by rebranding themselves as BRF.


BOSCH PEPS UP FRIEND LONDON

Award-winning Spanish director Pep Bosch signs to Friend London for UK representation.


TOM NOAKES FLOCKS TO PRETTYBIRD.

Filmmaker and skateboarding fanatic Tom Noakes has signed for Prettybird.


ALEX TURNER ARRIVES AT FAT LEMON.

Commercial director and documentary filmmaker Alex Turner has joined Fat Lemonís carefully assembled roster for representation.


ANDREA JADE COLOMB IS AN OUTSIDER

Outsider have snagged South African-born director AJ Colomb for their roster.


CRACKING LINE-UP FOR CRAFTWORKS.

Our first CraftWorks of 2017 takes place on January 25th. In the morning. At the LSE Student Union building. It's going to be great. Come along.


SOUND CAREER ADVICE.

The RAFís intelligence wing is eager to recruit good listeners - especially those who didnít think they had a talent for it.


EVERYTHING'S HUNKYDORY FOR MARY-SUE MASSON

Creative director turned filmmaker Mary-Sue Masson moves from Bare Films to HunkyDory.


IT'S ACADEMIC FOR DORIAN & DANIEL.

German upstarts Dorian Lebherz and Daniel Titz aim to build on their early promise by joining Academy Films and A+.


SYLVAIN CHOMET JOINS DIRTY FILMS AND HUSH.

French director Sylvain Chomet has joined the rosters at both Dirty Films and Hush.


PARK VILLAGE SIGNS JAKE JELICICH

Park Village have signed director Jake Jelicich to their content and music roster.


THE CHRISTMAS VERDICT

For our latest podcast, we asked comedians Simon Evans, Alice Frazer and Dan Antopolski to offer their verdict on this year's Christmas commercials.


NICK BALL IS MR CHRISTMAS

Blink's Nick Ball has spent the last few months in full-on Christmas mode as he was asked to make three seasonal campaigns this year.


THE BREXIT AND TRUMP PODCASTS.

In our inaugural podcasts, we asked Dave Trott, Chaka Sobhani, Vicki Maguire and Guardian journalist Deborah Orr for their take on this year's political turmoil.


DAVID'S CHRISTMAS CRACKERS

It's time to take a look at some of 2016 most notable Christmas work.


BABY TALK.

One of the stars of T K Maxxís Christmas ad is helping Facebook users drop a big hint about what they want from Santa.


PLAYING CHICKEN WITH KFC.

KFC aim to bring couch gaming back to the fore with an online campaign pitting some of the UKís top gamers and grime artists against one another.


HOTSPUR & ARGYLE'S CHRIS SHEPHERD HONOURED AT LIA FESTIVAL.

Chris Shepherd is the London International Animation Festival's special opening night guest.


NEXUS'S WHITE HOUSE MAGIC

The clever boffins at Nexus Studios have created an incredible AR experience to say celebrate eight years of the Obamas.


FOCUS ON CRAFTWORKS

Our next CraftWorks event is part of The Location Guide's Focus event at the Business Design Centre in Islington on Wednesday 7th December.


4 CREATIVE AND DOUGAL WILSON TAKE THE CRAFT PLAUDITS.

At last night's Arrows Craft Awards, 4 Creative and Dougal Wilson took the Best Crafted Commercial gong in a big night for their Paralympics film.


A CULTURE SHOCK AT MOXIE PICTURES.

Exciting times ahead for Moxie Pictures as the company signs the thinking man's thinking man Rob Hughes as their new Head of Culture.


ANDREA KAPOS DRAWS ON DARK ENERGY

Andrea Kapos has joined Matt Brown's band of merry directors at Dark Energy.


STRANGELOVE IS ALL AROUND GREG HACKETT.

After launching earlier this year, StrangeLove are pleased to announce a new addition to their core roster: intrepid filmmaker Greg Hackett.


76 SNARE WOLF&LAMM

76 in London have become the UK representatives for German directing duo Wolf&Lamm.


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