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Trends

Brand Genius: Tribes of Coke

By the 1980s, it looked like Coca-Cola had maximised its growth potential. But it wanted more. The biggest soft drinks company in the world had two options: steal customers from other beverage companies or encourage its pre-existing loyalists to buy...

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Technology

AccuWeather Updates Windows Phone App with MinuteCast

AccuWeather, the internet's top global weather information company, recently announced that a new version of its “Weather for Life” app has been released for Windows Phone users. This iteration of the app, which is also available for...

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Technology

Samsung and Cheil debut their Centre Stage in-store display

Electronics giants Samsung recently unveiled a new digital in-store display known as “Centre Stage,” in an effort to show off its vast portfolio of appliances to customers in true-to-life size. The display, which launched yesterday at a...

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Entertainment

Ogilvy's Doug Scott takes on new role at WME | IMG

An internal announcement made yesterday has stated that Doug Scott, the president and founder of Ogilvy Entertainment, will be joining WME | IMG as the firm's New York-based executive vice president of marketing and brand solutions. A new role...

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Technology

Ariel Bath Announces 2014-2015 brand campaign

As the first American brand to bring modular, computerised steam shower systems to the US, Ariel Bath is looking to set Ariel at the standard in luxury for in-home steam showers with its 2014-2015 brand campaign. The "Healthy Living at Home" campaign...

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Video Games

3BlackDot Appoint Marwan Abderrazzaq to lead game development role

3BlackDot, the multimedia entertainment company launched last month by former Machinima executives Angelo Pullen and Luke Stapleton in partnership with YouTube gaming influencers Tom Cassell and Adam Montoya, recently announced the appointment of...

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Social Media

After all these years, I still don't 'get' Facebook.

Do you remember when Tony Blair said he couldn't use a computer? I do, because it infuriated me. At the time, he was leader of one the world's largest economies and democracies, and there he was, smirking gleefully about the fact that he couldn't...

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Features

Freelancers, stop ignoring customer retention!

Most freelancers think that 'customer retention' and 'brand loyalty' are just terms that get thrown around by marketers and don't apply to them. But no matter how small the business in question may be, customer retention is always relevant. In fact,...

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Advertising

Former Leo Burnett leader touches down at Omelet

Boutique Los Angeles creative agency Omelet announced recently that Shannon McGlothin has been signed as the shop's group creative director. McGlothin, who is a veteran of the industry with time spent at several prominent agencies, will be leading...

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Advertising

TBWA's “Misunderstood” ad wins Emmy for Apple

“Misunderstood,” the Christmas themed ad that TBWA released over the holiday season last year, was recently named “Most Outstanding Commercial” at the Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday (the 16th). The ad, which was put together...

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Features

'A five-year-old could have done that!' Do artists have it easy?

Regular readers of the Creativepool blog will know that, although I am no artist, I like nothing more than to spend several hours at an exhibition, having a good moan. True, I don't need to be in an exhibition to do that; Ed Reardon lives - he's 42...

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Economy

Coca-Cola buys a $2.15 billion stake in Monster energy drink

Coca-Cola and Monster formed a long-term partnership last week, with the soft-drink behemoths looking to take the Monster brand into the global market. Coca-Cola will acquire exactly 16.7% of the company in a deal that is set to benefit both brands....

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Advertising

McCann reclaim Coke from Leo Burnett in China

McCann recently won back the Chinese Coca-Cola account they lost to Leo Burnett back in 2007. The switch will not be affecting Leo Burnett's Publicis Groupe siblings or WPP's Ogilvy, which handle the Coca-Cola owned brands Sprite, Minute Maid and...

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Trends

13 packs that add extra to the ordinary

This month many Londoners have been lucky enough to bear witness to British artist Lucy Sparrow taking an everyday cornershop and catapulting it into the art world with her felt FMCG creations. You can read all about it here. Clearly Lucy's skill...

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Economy

Rosetta promote five associate partners to the ranks of partner

Rosetta, the Publicis Groupe's customer engagement agency, announced yesterday that it had promoted five associate partners to partner, elevating the total number of partners at the agency to 47, with 14 managing partners. Tom Adamski, who took over...

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Technology

Demand Media buy Saatchi Art and names new CEO

Demand Media, the Santa Monica-based content and social media company that operates brands like eHow, Cracked and Livestrong, announced yesterday that it had added Saatchi Art to its collection. They acquired the company for $17 million in cash and...

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Advertising

Honda US consolidates its digital media work with Razorfish

The American Honda Motor Company announced yesterday that it would be consolidating the lion's share of the digital marketing for both its primary Honda brand and its Acura luxury brand into a new team drawn from Razorfish and other members of the...

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Video Games

Microsoft and Sony go head to head at Gamescom 2014

Yesterday at Gamescom, the annual gaming convention which is currently taking place at the the Koelnmesse in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Microsoft and Sony laid out their cards for the coming fiscal year for their respective gaming...

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