Major domestic violence awareness raising campaign crescendos on Christmas Eve with new film, radio and digital creative

Refuge, the UK’s largest domestic violence charity, launched a second phase of its major domestic violence awareness raising campaign at Christmas. Earlier last month, a series of poems were unveiled. The poems, when read top to bottom appear as ‘standard’ poems; but when read in reverse, bottom to top, reveal a chilling story about domestic abuse. Since the launch, the poems have received unprecedented media and digital exposure, gaining support from high profile individuals such as Paloma Faith, Nicola Roberts, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Richard Herring, amongst others. To…

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Barnardo’s has Christmas all wrapped up with new cosmetic advent calendars, stylish decorations and fun table settings

Feel festive and create your perfect Christmas at Barnardo’s, with their fun and festive range of Christmas advent calendars, decorations, wrapping paper, and gifts. Feel festive and create your perfect Christmas at Barnardo’s, with their fun and festive range of Christmas advent calendars, decorations, wrapping paper, and gifts. The children’s charity has launched a fantastic selection of brand new items in selected stores and online (https://shop.barnardos.org.uk/christmas) to help you decorate your home for the season. You’ll ensure there are plenty of happy smiles when unwrapping gifts on the big day,…

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Huawei launches StorySign to make storytime more accessible for deaf children

Many of the 32 million deaf children in the world struggle to read. Using the power of AI, Huawei has created StorySign, a free app that helps open the world of books to deaf children. This is how it works. First, the child or parent opens the app and clicks on the selected book from the StorySign library. Then they hold their phone up to the words on the page, and our friendly avatar, Star, signs the story as the printed words are highlighted. This allows parents and children to…

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Galicia Ambiental and Tiempo BBDO Campaign to put a Galician tree in every home for Christmas Last Year

Last October Galicia (North Western Spain) suffered the worst outbreak of fires for over a decade: more than 200 confirmed fires caused the evacuation from their homes of over 4, 000 people and turned about 48,000 hectares to ash, more than in 2014, 2015 and 2016 combined. Because of this, just before Christmas the Asociación Galicia Ambiental (The Galician Environmental Association) launched a campaign to send Galician trees to homes throughout Spain. But not just any trees, the ashes of the thousands of trees that were burnt during last October’s…

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PayPal Community Donates $1 Billion During Holiday Season

Dan Schulman, President and CEO of Paypal has revealed on a post on their Paypal Stories page that the Paypal Community used the platform to donate over $1bn over the festive season and $8.5bn over 2017 as a whole. The post read: “At PayPal, we pride ourselves on always looking forward and never standing still. By challenging ourselves to do better and work harder we can better serve our customers and move further towards fulfilling our mission of democratizing financial services. With that said, however, I spent some time over…

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