Improbable as it may be, it appears that we finally have had a bona fide Indian Summer! A fact which has certainly not been lost on us here at GSHQ – (our offices, easily distinguishable from a top-secret government organisation to the trained observer).

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Did you know that slang is short for secret language? Well according to this OUP blog, neither did Scrabble. However, their short video celebrating slang is still we worth a gander!

Ever wondered what happens if you ask a bot to write a TED talk? Perhaps not. Fortunately, Keaton Patti has and the results are excellent!

Proving that automation isn’t always entertainingly pointless, Domino’s partnership with IFTTT allows you to set up (amongst other things) Nelly’s ‘Hot In Here’ to play automatically when your pizza is put into the over. On second thoughts, perhaps that’s not the key takeout at all…

Moving away from the trivial, Shelter’s Sleep Walk is not only a fantastic initiative, it now also has fantastic creative to promote it.

And great work by great causes remains a theme, with Truth’s live streaming of an opioid addict’s withdrawal and treatment an incredibly impactful way to highlight the growing crisis facing America.

Finally, what’s the highest honour a public safety ad can receive? An ad industry spoof of course! This effort by Cummins & Partners is certainly thought provoking, even hard to swallow, though granted, our thick skin protected us from the worst…

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