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News CD part of Dubai Lynx Jury 2021  

Dubai Lynx celebrates and rewards work produced within the MENA region. Our CD was asked to be part of the jury for Direct and Outdoor advertising. The shortlist is now live and presented by TicTok.

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Creatives we loveEtan Comics

We have discovered an Ethiopian comic book house which focuses on East African mythology,fantasy and superhero stories. Their latest work epic work Jember is crowdfunding on Kickstarter.

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WorkMeetings of Minds - Inspiration Series

We teamed up with platform Meeting of Minds to speak to entrepreneurs and find out what podcasts and books have been pivotal to their business journey. 

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eventTastemakers Africa: The Thread Vol 6 

Proud to again support the next The Thread: Conversations Beyond The Return.A virtual conference bringing together communities for talks, music, learning and networking.

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businessFeatures in Pitch Magazine

Its a duel feature for our founders, both featured in Pitch magazine for June and July. UI/UX Lead Designer and CTO Viren was nominated for the 100 Supermen while Nene featured in an interview article for the Seniors Creatives.

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PODCASTAccessVFX BAME Industry connect

In response to Black Lives Matter, AccessVFx and WeAreStripes host a disssusion with BAME creative talent from the VFX industry about the challenges they have faced. 

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BUSINESSCampaign Magazine BAME edition

Our Art Director was featured in the Adland BAME editions which was guest edited by WPP head Karen Blackett and Vogue Editor Vanessa Kingori.

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throwbackTech Nation's Influential black voices list

Tech Nation put together a list of 50 of the most inspiring, prominent and influential black voices in UK tech. From founders to VCs, creatives and campaigners, we were honoured to be included.

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Creatives We LoveHair Animation wins an Academy Award

Having supported these creatives since 2017, the heart warming story of a dad learning to do his daughter’s hair has received an Oscar for best animated short in 2020

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PhotoshootTech Innovators Commissioned by Goldman Sachs

Once again we've teamed up with the excellent tech platform UKBlackTech to shoot and showcase their Innovators in STEAM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) photo series.

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BusinessVINE Creatives: Review of the year 2019

The last year before the new decade, we take a look back over an interesting and pivotal year for the studio. From judging stints, to events, to creative work, to creative collobrations and business content, we share some of our highlights over this year.

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BusinessIntroducing Impact X

We were very proud to have worked with Impact X, a VC firm that is looking to invest in underrepresented european creative companies, run by founders of colour and women.

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ThrowbackCannes 2019 lookback

Our Creative Director had the honour of being part of the Jury for the Industry Craft Lions at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2019

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EventCreatives Talk: GAINING ACCESS

This event saw our CD on the panel with other top creatives to speak to emerging talent about how to enter and navigate their creative careers. An excellent event hosted by platform Identity Creates.

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BusinessDragons Den's 2019 business lessons

The 16th series of Dragons Den is currently airing and we were asked by business platform Enterprise Nation to review and comment on the pitches for the series' second episode and share our insights and observations.

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Work#Afrovisibility billboard campaign 2019

This year the campaign focused on rewriting the stigma that Afro hair is not deemed professional in the workplace. The campaign was featured on over 800+ billboards across the country and on the BBC, ITV and Metro Online.

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EventBlack Magic Awards, Men's edition

June saw the Black Magic Awards first Men's edition. Held at the Crititon Theatre it saw award winners such as Stormzy, Akala, Trevor Nelson, Noel Clark and many more. Watch the video highlights here.

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PhotoshootDarling Bubs

A collaboration with makeup artist Lori Bee, this beauty editorial was inspired by the SS19 collection delivered by Valentino and uses flowers to celebrate human diversity.

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BusinessLondon African Food Week roundup

Join us for the first London African Food Week hosted by the brilliant Tokunbo's Kitchen. A week long celebration of the African food experience in London.

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PhotoshootProject Embrace Casting Call

The Project Embrace billboard campaign is back! We are gearing up to make the 2019 campaign even bigger than last year and we could feature you!

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PhotoshootI am a Marvel

Inspired by the Captain Marvel film, we came together with a team of creatives to photograph a collection of 11 inspirational women who embody her spirit, strength and humanity.

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EventInvestHer branding and launch

InvestHer is a new investment platform that specifically targets women as equity investors in seed stage businesses. We attended their launch event this month.

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Creatives we loveMalika: Warrior Queen

You Neek Studios is a creative storytelling studio with it’s emphasis on African history and culture. Malika: Warrior Queen is their lastest creative work.

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BusinessSelf Made Book Launch

PJ Murray, a serial entrepreneur, has launched his memoirs, a narrative chronicling the life of a northwest London juvenile gangster turned self-made success story.

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PhotoshootBlack Creators Matter

Working with the founder of this new educational platform, we directed a shoot with 50+ creators, who spoke about their content and why this platform matters.

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Event ReviewPeckham's Palms opens its doors.

Peckham’s exciting new luxury Afro hair and beauty centre, Peckham Palms, officially launched on 24th January 2019. Read our full review.

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creatives we loveWhy I had to leave Saudi Arabia, BBC3 documentary

Stylist and presenter Basma Khalifa documentary on her experience travelling back to her birthplace of Saudi Arabia is insightful and emotional.

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BusinessVINE Creatives, review of the year 2018

We take a look back over a very busy but very good year for the studio. From press, to events, to creative work, to creative collobrations, to viral work and business content, we share some of our highlights over this year.

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business5 no nonsense tips for DIY entrepreneur

For the Fempire Collective we put together these tips on money and business finance. The basis and bedrock of a solid business and what is real success. Our free mini guide on nonsense money tips; we can say that some of them may surprise you...!

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PodcastOur top 14 Creative and Business Podcasts

We have rounded up our selection of the 14 best creative business podcasts for your listening pleasure. Take a look our top picks.

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BusinessEffective freelance team management

We were asked by business platform website, to give some tips and advice on how to manage your freelance team, be it remotely or on site.

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ThrowbackUrban City Siren - The Flash

Inspired by the Elseworlds 3 night event on the CW, we pull out this shoot from the archives which was our take on a classic character.

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ThrowbackBlack Panther Looks Like Me Passion Project

For Black History month we throwback to one of our most sucessful projects we were involved in. The passion project for Black Panther for talent agency Looks Like Me.

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BusinessBlack is the New Black Gallery Launch

October saw the installation of Simon Fredrick's Black is the New Black series of portraits at the National Portrait gallery in London.

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Event reviewThe 2nd Black Magic Awards 2018

We were invited to the 2nd annual Black Magic Awards show which highlights and celebrates the achievements of british women of colour in the creative media sector.

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PhotoshootInterstellar Beauty

For our creative collobration this month, we teamed up with makeup artist Lori Bee and L.A based photographer Nathalie Gordon to produce work inspired by nebulas, star dust, comets and the beauty of deep space.

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BusinessBranding Basics

Perception is everything, especially in business. In this post we explain why branding is important, how to think about it from the angle of your audience and how you can nail the basics down for your business.

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Event reviewCelebrating the World Afro Day Awards 2018

World Afro Day is now a global movement which trends each year on social media. Founded by Michelle De Leon who has now extended the movement to include an awards show, World Afro Day Awards.

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ThrowbackDragon's Den - Know your numbers.

It might be boring but knowing your numbers is essential in business. We reviewed an episode of Dragon's Den for business platform Enterprise Nation, analysing the business and share what we gleamed on this important subject.

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PodcastFor the Creators Podcast episode 29

This month podcast creator and host Vernaire Bass of the ‘For the Creators Podcast’ sat down with our Senior Art Director Nene to talk about her creativity, what inspires her, what she is most proud of during her 13 years in the industry.

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Event reviewShades of Beauty 2018

The bank holiday weekend saw us pop down to the Royal Horticultural Halls in South London to attend the first Shades of Beauty Live event. The 2-day event was created by siblings Christina and Grace Adesina, who are of Nigerian decent born and bred in London.

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ThrowbackPretty In Pantone - Greenary

Every year we produce our Pretty in Pantone Colour of the Year photo series. 2017's colour was Greenery and saw VINE Creatives have a creative collobration with Nigerian based photographer, ImageFaulty.

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NewsProject Embrace goes to Cannes!

Thanks to partners and media owners Clear Channel, we were thrilled to have the Project Embrace "Proud to be Me" billboard campaign feature over the Grand Hotel and on various totems around the annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2018.

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PhotoshootGo behind the scenes on the Project Embrace photoshoot

Take a look at our behind the scenes video and find out how we put together the beauiful images which made up the "Proud to be me" billboard campaign from Project Embrace. We assembled the entire creative team to work on this project as well as wrote the brief and co-ordinated the shoot.

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EventClear Channel hosts Project Embrace press day

The Project Embrace press day, which took place at Clear Channel HQ in Central London saw the minds behind the project share their motivation for being part of this amazing project.

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Work#Afrovisibility billboard campaign 2018

We are very proud to be project partner on the 2018 #Afrovisibility billboard campaign. 6 ladies from over 400 who applied for the open audition back in February were selected to create a series of portrait photos featuring their natural hair in all its glory.

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PodcastThe brands of Colour Podcast

Senior Art Director and Co-founder of VINE Creatives was invited to be featured on the Brands of Colour Show Podcast. Nene Parsotam spoke about her business journey, what it takes to run a creative business and what she has learned and observed so far.

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EventProject Embrace auditions

Over 450 women applied for the Project Embrace 2018 billboard campaign. Held at Viacom HQ, the women first applied online with the finalists meeting the panel of esteemed judges and sharing their stories. Hosted by Sky Presenter Jacqueline Shepherd.

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News Nene Parsotam judges D&AD awards

The D&AD awards are the most prestigious awards for design and advertising. Nene was invited to judge the 2018 awards in the digital design category. Alongside 9 other esteemed judges.

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Event Lori Bee MUA career event

Nene was invited along side some other creatives to speak at Smashbox Cosmetics to share tips and advice with upcoming makeup artists on how to progress in their creative careers.

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Work VINE Creatives brands the 3rd Tech in Ghana London Conference

March 2018 saw the 3rd Tech in Ghana Conference and the second one of its kind hosted in London. We have developed the brand from its inception and this conference saw 50 speakers.

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PodcastDown in the DM - After Work Drinks Club

Hosted by Anessa Sankyuke, we were joined by CEO of Salaam Ventures, Suki Fuller and Founder of Africa Business 2020 & Tech in Ghana, Akosua Annobil.

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PhotoshootUKBlackTech Tech Stock Photography series

We collaborated with UKBlackTech to create a series of stock images featuring people of colour using various tech items.

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