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News

The creative industry is 2% away from gender equality

Creativepool’s Annual Creative Industry Report, in partnership with creative digital recruitment specialists, IC Creative & Serendipity, surveyed over 2,500 industry professionals. The most suprising and encouraging finding revealed that ratio...

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Technology

Tech Tampons: Revolutionising the time of the month

Since ancient times, women have been using the same old products and techniques to manage mother nature’s monthly visit. We may be living in the noughties, but up until now our approach to female menstruation has been very firmly rooted in the...

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TMW Unlimited ask if technology is ruining holiday sex

To test the theory that an addiction to technology (smartphones particularly) is the reason sex on holidays often does't live up to the expectations of modern couples, Durex has launched a social experiment, devised by TMW Unlimited, which tears...

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Catch put some Cats on a Plane for Thomas Cook

Everyone knows that cats are essentially the gatekeepers of the internet, and as long as they continue to be cute, cuddly and prone to fits of random insanity, agencies and brands alike will continue to utilise their charms in all manner of inventive...

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Features

#fansofcannes: Coca-Cola's Icon Mashup

It’s not often that a brief is given to a broad set of industry creatives, each with their own distinct style and sense of expression, and for the output to be both artistically diverse, whilst sharing a striking consistency of spirit. Yet...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Proximity London - Specsavers Specsavers is bringing in an external agency to handle its CRM for the first time, having previously handled all activity in house. After an extensive pitch process, which began last September, the retailer appointed...

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D&AD 2016 awards 747 Pencils to winners

The 54th D&AD Professional Awards Ceremony took place Thursday night (19 May) in London, where two Black Pencils were awarded; the highest accolade in the creative industry. As well as being the most awarded design agency at the Ceremony, UK...

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The Inaugural UK Effie Awards Winners Announced

Winners of the 2016 Effie UK programme were revealed last week at the inaugural Effie Awards Ceremony in London. All 2016 UK finalists were celebrated at BAFTA in London, with 11 of them taking away hardware. MullenLowe Group was named the Agency...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Politics to Chocolate, or both

Design Army - Harper Macaw Ahead of this year's heavily publicised and unprecedentedly divisive US presidential election, the creative gurus at Design Army are encouraging American citizens to chose their chocolate bars based on their political...

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Advertising

FCB Inferno support Get In and Go Far apprenticeship campaign

When it comes to taking that first step onto the career ladder, apprenticeships generally come a distant second to university, which is a real shame considering apprenticeships offer real world, paid working experience to young people from all...

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Advertising

RKCR/Y&R convince Brits to holiday at home

It has been said that we've explored almost as little of our own seas as we have of the great unknown void of outer space, and much the same can be said of our own country. Whilst many enthusiastic holiday goers jet off to warmer pastures every...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Publicis Worldwide Bruno Bertelli, the ECD of Publicis Worldwide Western Europe, and CEO of Publicis Worldwide Italy, has been promoted to the newly created role of Global Chief Creative Officer at Publicis Worldwide. He will report to Arthur...

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Features

#fansofcannes: Nivea Doll

What a simple, smart idea. Taking its insight from child educational methods, rather than traditional advertising persuasion, to great effect. Nivea hit the beaches of Rio to help parents and kids understand the impact of not applying sun...

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Advertising

Cheil Worldwide's latest innovations are improving life

Whilst it began life as an agency created specifically to service Samsung, Cheil has gone from strength to strength in recent years with work that continues to push boundaries and make people think. Here, we've highlighted two recent campaigns from...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Just So - DFS DFS UK - Ambassador Adam Peaty DFS launched the second phase of its Rio 2016 Olympic sponsorship campaign this week with profiles of three of Great Britain’s Olympic medal-winning hopefuls; cyclist Laura Trott, swimmer Adam...

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How to attract and hire a Millennial

Millennials (or Gen Y) is the name given to people born between 1980 and late 1990’s, and whilst you may imagine them to be young, could be anywhere between 18 and 35 years of age. In fact by the year 2020, half of our workforce will be...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Ogilvy & Mather

Ogilvy London & Aardman create Monster Stains Monster Stains: The Art of Stain Removal Ogilvy & Mather London have collaborated with Oscar-winning animation studio Aardman on a new campaign for Unilever’s laundry brand Persil. To demonstrate...

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Advertising

Wieden+Kennedy take us on a 360 tour of some Tiny Kitchens

“No kitchen too small for a dishwasher.” That’s the mantra Finish is working from with its new digital platform, produced in collaboration with Bosch. The platform in question is a fully immersive 360 degree experience that takes...

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Technology

The Hyperloop propulsion test is a resounding success

Tesla entrepreneur and all around tech mogul Elon Musk is kicking up quite a fuss about his Hyperloop high-speed transportation system, and with good reason. If the system lives up to its potential, it could revolutionise public transportation, to...

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Inspiration

Focal Point: Rough and ready with Linda Linko

Finnish illustrator Linda Linko mixes hand painted typography, collage and a rough and ready artistic style to create unique designs that blur the lines between illustration, art and design. With a client base including Adidas, ELLE magazine and...

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Features

#fansofcannes: Depaul - There's another side to the story

The poster campaign for Depaul, the homelessness charity, exemplifies how copywriting can deliver a real sucker punch in emotional impact. “There is another side to the story” is the creative idea, and the execution is pleasingly literal,...

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Advertising

BBDO and OMD make Grey Goose soar in cinematic new spot

Grey Goose, the world’s most popular premium vodka, is set to launch the next chapter of its “Fly Beyond” brand platform with a new campaign from BBDO, which is part of the brand's significant global investment in driving category...

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Design

PearsonLloyd design smart bins for Joseph Joseph

We've already had smart fridges, smart toasters and entire smart kitchens, so it was only a matter of time before someone decided to create a smart bin. Enter the London-based design studio PearsonLloyd, who are no strangers to intelligent waste,...

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Advertising

Wieden+Kennedy show us how to live with Corona

“This is Living”, the latest campaign for Corona by Wieden+Kennedy, is a gloriously romantic campaign that taps into a universal desire for freedom that the brand hopes will inspire people to go outside and live more “Moments that...

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Technology

#TechTuesday: Dyson Flagship, Tesla Rivals, and Mover Kits

Tech Will Save Us design new wearable How does the Move Kit work? The smart cookies at Technology Will Save Us, a company that specialises in designing easy-to-use tech for children, have designed a wearable device that children can make and code...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Cuban Rum to Marbled Popcorn

Pearlfisher - Havana Club Pearlfisher has partnered up with a team of Cuban artists to reposition the Havana Club rum brand as a hand-crafted product designed to appeal to rum connoisseurs and first time drinkers alike. A new identity and visual...

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Awards

Creativepool's next Pool Party is heading back to Cannes

As the official partner of Cannes Lions Festival, Creativepool is taking their Pool Party concept to Cannes once again. The Pool Party Cannes 2016 is an exclusive event inviting industry leaders and close friends to celebrate creativity with a...

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Advertising

AMV BBDO storm the English Channel with Mars for Euro 2016

Mars, an official FA sponsor since 2009, is launching a new multi-channel campaign set to galvanise the nation’s support of the England football team ahead of Euro 2016. The new #Believe campaign coincides with the brand’s display of...

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Design

Hadrian's Wall plays host to a mobile writer's sanctuary

As a writer, I know all too well that finding a place of true solitude in this world of perpetual distraction is no mean feat. Not only do we have to live in a constant battle with the very tools we use to ply our trade (social media is a wonderful...

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