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Register now for Clerkenwell Design Week 2015

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 (19-21 May) is set to build on the success of its previous five editions with an impressive mix of cutting-edge installations, exclusive product launches and insights into contemporary design and architecture. The annual...

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Technology

Is the Watch posing Apple an insurmountable problem?

If Apple excel at one thing, it's this: convincing us we own the pinnacle in technological achievement, and then replacing it. When we all bought our iPods, we couldn't imagine a day when they'd no longer be desirable, let alone available. Like a...

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Design

Warriors take a stab at rethinking Wikipedia

As part of Icon Magazine's “Rethink” project, the Glasgow-based graphic design and creative agency Warriors Studio were tasked with redesigning something they thought was in dire need of a visual upgrade. So they decided to focus their...

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Technology

Supercharge Your Creative Studio With Team

Managing a creative studio isn’t easy. Studios and agencies who have survived the lean years are now facing the challenge of carefully navigating growth, if they’re to thrive. This improvement in the creative economy is great news, but...

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Features

Jelly London launch Melvin Galapon to their roster

jelly London are immensely excited to welcome the effortlessly cool, and highly sought after, Melvin Galapon to our exclusive roster of talent. Melvin is a graphic artist hailing from a small town in the Northwest of England. A graduate from Central...

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Advertising

Celebrate defining moments in family history

Creative agency, Leagas Delaney London today launches two new films for Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky. ‘The Maverick Whisky Makers of Dufftown’ heralds the latest instalment of the ‘Family Run...

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Burger King helps Koreans get off at the right station

Many Koreans are busy and sleep-deprived. According to one OECD statistic, Koreans’ average sleep time is 7 hours and 49 minutes, the shortest amongst its member state [i]. Another OECD stat confirms Korean’s commute times is the longest...

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Advertising

Durex caught vlogging off for new campaign

The last few years have thrown up a new kind of professional personality; the “YouTube celebrity.” These video bloggers (or “Vloggers”) make a living by posting short videos online that cover a range of topics from video games and films to...

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Design

Carphone Warehouse iD finds a face

Bow & Arrow, the London-based creative growth consultancy, has designed the identity for iD, a new mobile phone network to be launched by the Carphone Warehouse, which has posited itself as the most affordable 4G network. It will operate via the...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

Digital tattoos and telepathy Anyone who has ever played through the classic sci-fi adventure game Deus Ex probably left the experience with one of two thoughts: “When dealing with biomechanical augmentation, at what point do we truly begin to...

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Advertising

Hires of the Week

18 Feet & Rising 18 Feet & Rising bolsters its management line up by bringing in Brad Fairhead as partner, with a remit to further build 18 Feet & Rising’s work in the more progressive areas of communications. Fairhead has 20 years experience...

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Account Wins of the Week

Publicis Worldwide Publicis Worldwide has announced the acquisition of Vivid Brand, adding to its portfolio of agencies within the Publicis Worldwide network in the UK. Vivid Brand is a strategic and creative shopper marketing agency, connecting...

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Awards Roundup

ANDY Awards Leo Burnett was the most awarded agency network earlier this week at the 51st annual International ANDY Awards. In addition to the sixth consecutive Network of the Year win, Leo Burnett London received the prestigious Richard T. O'Reilly...

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BBH London shake up their laundry

When it comes to original advertising concepts, I'm all for interactivity. Advertising has a bad rep for being rather passive and monotonous, so any time an agency wants to shake things up by injecting a little audience participation into their work,...

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News

Creativepool at D&AD 2015

The 53rd D&AD Judging Week wrapped up at the Truman Brewery in East London yesterday. 85 countries were vying for a coveted Pencil, with 197 of the world's top creatives (ourselves included) debating the industry's toughest prize. Entrants can visit...

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The Week In Advertising

Arnie And The Meerkat Unless you've been on holiday to Jupiter, you'll have seen the current 'Compare The Market' work, wherein Alexander and Sergei run into trouble with the former Terminator. But what happened behind the scenes? Here's your chance...

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Design

Explore an interactive history of London

A gigantic interactive map almost 13 metres long was unveiled recently at the New London Architecture Galleries at The Building Centre in London, which aims to help the general public and tourists alike explore the past, present and future landscapes...

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Advertising

Donate to charity in your sleep with Surfify

A new campaign for the SurfAid charity organisation from BWM Dentsu encourages people to literally make a donation in their sleep. The organisation, which works hand-in-hand with the communities of Western Sumatra, Sumbawa and Sumba in the Mentawai...

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Technology

Google and the "Mobilegeddon"

As part of an effort to chime with the progressively mobile times, Google made a significant change to their ranking system this week by giving web pages that haven't been optimised for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices a lower ranking on...

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Game of Thrones boosts Irish Tourism

Game of Thrones has arguably become the pop culture touchstone of the last few years. Indeed, it's probably easier to list your friends and family members that don't watch the hit HBO show, than those that do. Such is a monumental success of the epic...

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Features

Looks: engaging a post-human existence

The new ICA show Looks is a group exhibition presenting work by the likes of Wu Tsang, Stewart Uoo, Juliette Bonneviot and Morag Keil opening 22nd April until 21st June. It’s an investigation into our contemporary relationship with technology,...

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Design

Hewlett Packard Enterprise finds a fresh identity

After Hewlett Packard announced its intention to split into two separate entities last October, the “Enterprise” arm was left without any real brand identity, and it's taken six months for the newly christened Hewlett Packard Enterprise...

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Advertising

Cannes Lions and R/GA start it up!

It was announced yesterday that this year’s Lions Innovation Festival programme will include a unique new Start-up Academy, developed in partnership with pioneering global digital agency R/GA. The academy has been designed to help innovative new...

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Advertising

Irish rugby fans epically pranked by Heineken

Rothco makes rugby fans face one of their worst nightmares in an epic stitch-up for Heineken, sponsors of the European Rugby Champions Cup. The film, which leads an in-depth online campaign for the brand, was directed by Finn Keenan of Motherland,...

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Technology

Google and the Looney Balloons

In this perpetually advancing technological age, we've developed a habit of taking things for granted, particularly when it comes to the internet. Just yesterday in fact, I recall sitting across from a frumpy young woman in a local eatery, who was...

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Features

Say what? 15 ridiculous things overheard in agencies

Here's a little plug for a Twitter feed we can all enjoy. Called @AgencyQuotes, it simply compiles strange, amusing and ridiculous things which have been uttered in the offices of creative businesses throughout the land. Highly entertaining and...

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News

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Last month we were ecstatic to release the 2015 Annual. It was amazing to see all of the fantastic work that our platform hosts celebrated in our unique publication. One of our core aims at Creativepool has always been to give those who do...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Wieden+Kennedy London

Are you a soft mint or a strong mint? In a bizarre, but hilarious new campaign for Trebor by Wieden+Kennedy London, viewers are being encourages to “Choose their Trebor.” The campaign highlights people’s affinity to Trebor’s incredibly minty...

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Technology

Google's guide to designing the perfect app

The great and powerful Google recently published a report advising app developers on how to maximise user experience through design. The report is titled “Mobile App UX Principles: Improving User Experience and Optimising Conversion,”...

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Bates CHI&Partners host second Singapore Portfolio Night

Bates CHI&Partners announced recently that they will be hosting the Art Director’s Club (ADC) Portfolio Night, the world’s largest advertising portfolio review, in Singapore on Wednesday 20 May. This is a one-night-only event, which will be held...

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Design

Election 2015: It's all a game

For young people in 2015, it would appear that there is nothing quite as unsexy as politics. To be completely honest, I can't blame them, as the whole political system has nosedived into a complete farce over the last decade or so. What was once a...

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Features

Puck Collective Launches The Jungle Book Club

Get yourself lost in the leafy undergrowth and howl with the wild beasts of Puck Collective's Jungle Book Club! Last Thursday (April 16th) we visited the launch and exhibition exploring the scale and beauty of the Jungle fauna with proportional...

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Technology

A New Agency Tool for Creating Better Proposals - Faster

First sentences are difficult. As they go, that one wasn’t particularly memorable. I went to journalism school where they drummed it into you that if it was longer than 25 words and didn’t summarise the story in a compelling way,...

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt supports the National Parks

The North American National Park Service (as so lovingly portrayed on the sadly now defunct sitcom “Parks & Recreation") has teamed up with the National Park Foundation and Dark Knight Rises actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt's collaborative online...

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Advertising

StrawberryFrog celebrates photogenic dogs

Per food company Nature's Variety, makers of the Instinct brand and official pet food partner of the Best Friends Animal Society, recently announced that its initial goal of 9,000 photos for its Long Live Pets campaign has been overwhelmingly...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

R2-D2 takes to the skies! Disney and Japan's All Nippon Airways have joined forces (pun obviously intended) to transform a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner into the beloved droid R2-D2 from the Star Wars movies, as part of the Star Wars Celebration event,...

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