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London skyline set to get hammy

I don't know about you, but I for one have always thought that if there was one thing the London skyline needed, it was another building shaped like a foodstuff. Well, it would appear my prayers have been answered, as after a six-year hiatus, the...

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Business Roundup

Havas Media Group Atlas, Facebook's ad serving and measurement platform, recently signed a partnership deal with the Havas Media Group, a global deal that will focus heavily on the US and Western Europe. The partnership will see Havas offering Atlas...

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Top Hires of the Week

BBDO Abbe Hale joined BBDO this week as global business director across the network's Fonterra accounts. She will be based out of Singapore and will report to Jean-Paul Burge, president of BBDO Southeast Asia and CEO of BBDO Singapore. She joins...

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Danny Trejo reveals his feminine side

Mars recently gave Americans a taste of the brand new 30-second Snickers commercial that will be airing during the highly coveted first quarter period of this year's Super Bowl. The spot is a parodic riff on the classic sitcom The Brady Bunch, only...

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NatWest and M&C Saatchi play musical chairs

In a new fully integrated campaign from M&C Saatchi, NatWest use the metaphor of the classic party game, musical chairs, to promote the bank's decision to end introductory teaser rates on savings accounts and credit cards. The campaign will run...

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Design

The grand purple amethyst hotel

The Dutch design studio NL Architects has proposed an incredibly ambitious, unique design for a new hotel on an island off the south coast of China called Ocean Flower island. The project, which the firm themselves describe as “Slightly...

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Technology

Everything you need to know about Windows 10

As a Mac user (I went Mac and never went back around the tail end of 2006), I honestly had very little interest in Microsoft's Windows 10 event, which took place yesterday (January 21), and I wasn't the only one. The announcement alone left people...

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BBDO Worldwide takes the big won

BBDO Worldwide has officially been named the world's most awarded agency network across all marketing communication disciplines after topping the 2014 Directory Big Won, an annual report based on 5,138 pieces of work from 1,667 agencies around the...

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Fitness First turn Blue Monday Red

Fitness First is the world's largest privately owned health club group with over 540 clubs worldwide and over 1 million members in 21 countries. In London alone there are over 40 clubs, each stocked with state-of-the art gym equipment, and staffed by...

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Neri&Hu's unsettling home of the future

Neri&Hu, the Chinese design studio that specialises in contemporary architecture and interior design that “Challenges the accepted values of society,” has installed what it calls its vision for the “Home of the Future” at the Imm Cologne...

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Technology

Netflix world domination plans continue apace

If you've yet to climb aboard the Netflix bandwagon then it's probably for one of three reasons:- You simply don't watch enough TV/Movies to warrant the subscription. You're using a friend or family member's account and don't see the point in...

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Elon Musk to get Mars online

SpaceX founder and Tesla Motors bigwig Elon Musk recently revealed another of his ambitious projects; an internet connection that will link Mars with the world wide web. Musk hopes to achieve this by launching hundreds of geosynchronous...

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M&C Saatchi takes Tel Aviv

It was announced recently that the global advertising network M&C Saatchi has expanded its Middle Eastern portfolio by acquiring a majority stake in the Tel Aviv, Israel-based agency, Ben-Natan Golan. The new agency will be called simply “M&C...

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Design

Prada and OMA create an Infinite Palace

AMO, the research branch of the Dutch design studio OMA, recently created a unique runway for the Prada Autumn/Winter menswear show that used clever design trickery to make it appear as though the catwalk stretched on into infinity. At the...

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The Honey Monster comes of age

The Honey Monster was really starting to show his age when the official Sugar Puffs mascot was benched back in 2010, but it would appear he's due a comeback in his autumn years. Having originally been created by the advertising legend John Webster...

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Features

Let's push the envelope to reach out and touch base

I rarely, if ever, blog about television programmes I happen to like - largely because it would be a bit off-brief if I did. This is, after all, a blog that is specifically supposed to appeal to Creativepoolers, with features, advice or opinions on...

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Get your spot in the 2015 Annual!

Wow, that was quick. 2014 has come and gone and what a busy year it's been. So it's that time of year, when we are now accepting submissions for The Creativepool Annual 2015! And this year it is BIGGER and BETTER. With a whole new layout, content,...

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Newcastle Brown Ale goes satirical for the Super Bowl

Though Newcastle Brown Ale, the Heineken-owned British beer brand that is surprisingly popular across the pond, lack the finances to buy a national TV ad during the 2015 Super Bowl, they have struck upon an ingenious way in which to buy regional TV...

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Technology

Google lets users design their own phones

Internet kingpins Google recently unveiled a new prototype for their modular smartphone, which will allow users to swap out components and essentially design their own phones. The phone will work in a similar manner to a desktop gaming PC, only it...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

Amazon and the million dollar robot How to ride Kuratas Amazon Japan is now in the robotics business, with the gigantic robotic mech suit known as the “Kuratas,” recently uploaded to the company's technology section. Costing a svelte $1...

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Business Roundup

BBH - Tesco In yet another big move under new CEO Dave Lewis, Tesco has replaced Wieden + Kennedy as its advertising agency of record with BBH. The appointment, which is worth £110 million, means that BBH will be severing ties with rival...

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Top Hires of the Week

Arnold Worldwide Global creative agency Arnold Worldwide announced recently the appointment of Jim Elliott to the new role of global chief creative officer, a role under which he will drive Arnold's creative product across the network from the...

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Design

Andy Murray makes his mark

Following in the footsteps of world number 2 tennis star Roger Federer and his ubiquitous “RF”, our very own Andy Murray now has his very own logo, which will no doubt become one of the most popular tattoos at this year's Wimbledon. The...

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Royal Mail step through the looking glass

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's classic children's story, Royal Mail has launched a set of Alice in Wonderland stamps from designer Jason Godfrey (of Godfrey Design fame) and illustrator Grahame Bakersmith. There are ten stamps...

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Features

The Week In Advertising

eHarmony - Popcorn There's some furious competition between TV dating sites right now, and that means a plethora of TV ads. One campaign simply shows happy daters on happy dates, but eHarmony have gone more leftfield, using a bizarre scenario to...

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Economy

UK Creative Industries hit record high!

According to new figures recently published by the UK's Department for Culture Media & Sport (DCMS), the UK's creative sectors (which encompasses everything from film, tv and music to advertising and design) were worth £76.9 billion a year to...

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White Lodge collaborate with James Long x River Island at LFW

White Lodge, the award-winning creative direction and production house for the fashion, luxury and lifestyle industries, recently announced that Dutch director Menno Fokma has been added to their growing roster of clients and unveiled the first piece...

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BHF and Alphabetical heart a good GIF

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) recently hired the creative graphic design studio Alphabetical to design a new “Self-care” pack to help teenagers manage their heart conditions. The “Transition Pack” is aimed towards 12-19...

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Behind the scenes with the latest celebrity cat Malcolm

In its first TV campaign for Young's Seafood since winning the account last Summer, Quiet Storm has hired Shakespeare in Love and Shrek star Rupert Everett to voice a fish-obsessed cat called Malcolm. The multi-million pound campaign hopes to...

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Havas Media leads a life of luxury

Havas Media Group recently announced the global launch of it's Italy-based LuxHub, a consulting business specialising in luxury brands. The new global unit is to be headed up by current Havas Media Group Italy CEO, and luxury fashion expert, Isabelle...

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Havas acquire award-winning German agency

It was announced recently that The Havas Group has acquired the award-winning German agency, Bird & Schulte Advertising, a leading health and wellness communications agency which offers a full spectrum of services including advertising, digital...

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Charlie Hebdo cover unites millions against religious fascism

By now you will almost certainly have seen the front cover of today's landmark edition of Charlie Hebdo. Indeed, it might even be your Facebook profile picture by this point. But whilst the image in question might seem a little tame given the events...

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Something extraordinary has happened...

Something extraordinary has happened to me. Not a new brand of tea bag I rather like, but something properly extraordinary. As you'll know, almost a week ago, armed men stormed the offices of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo; shooting and killing...

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Video Games

Top 5 Weirdest Flappy Bird Clones

Tiny Flying Drizzy - Are you a fan of chart-topping hip-hop star Drake and a fan of Flappy Birds? If so, this is the game for you. Collect Grammy Awards as Drake's disembodied head in this vaguely creepy clone that looks as if it were cobbled...

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Design

Could you fit a city in a suitcase?

In a stunning new animated short from Jelly London's A+C Studios for the travel management organisation Key Travel, an entire city comes to life inside a suitcase. The work, which was created with design communications agency Stream, aims to...

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