With Halloween over, brands have set their sights on Christmas. This week, we reveal some of our favourite festive ad campaigns, as well as Kraft’s plan to modernise their portfolio in pursuit of millennials.

It’s the last news bulletin of 2013 and it’s a festive bonanza, best enjoyed with a nice mince pie. We’ve got Christmas packaging, advertising and even decoration. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

We have fully succumbed to Christmas cheer thanks to the new Sainsbury’s advert, and so we have two noel-based news stories this week. But don’t worry for those not feeling the festive vibes yet there’s other November-appropriate news too…

It’s our birthday week! And we’re celebrating with chocolate, beer and announcing the launch of the first ever design + research student competition…

In our final news bulletin of 2012 we’re channeling festive indulgence and talking about everything from sausages to chocolate baubles and flavoured gin…