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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Digitas LBi DigitasLBi, has announced Alvaro Cabrera as chief strategy officer for North America. In his new role, Alvaro will report to Tony Weisman, CEO of DigitasLBi North America. As CSO, Alvaro will work closely with CCO Ronald Ng, and global...

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Inspiration

Heidi and Hallbery: A unique blend of advertising and print design

We all know the agency Mother. Great client list, lots of awards, reputation for ace campaigns; but nobody really associates them with scarves. Until now, that is. Introducing Heidi Pridham and Nick Hallbery. Nick's a leading creative at Mother and...

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Events

Discover a little something in your next Uber

In partnership with our friends at Uber and SUITCASE Magazine, we are launching #BackseatArt across six UK cities to showcase local artists. This week, cars in London, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham and Newcastle will contain limited...

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Creative Review Photography Annual now open for entries

We're very happy to announce that Creativepool have come on board as a media partner for the CR Photography Annual this year. The Creative Review Photography Annual 2015 is now open for entries, accepting work from students and independent...

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Economy

Exeter creates its own currency

In an effort to boost local trade, the Devonshire city of Exeter has launched a currency known as the Exeter Pound, which can only be used at a number of local shops and is designed to work alongside, not replace, traditional sterling. It's an...

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Top 5 Ads of the Week

Lucky Generals - Pot Noodle In a humorous new ad for snack brand Pot Noodle from Lucky Generals, a young Pot Noodle fan’s story is told in bombastic style in order to promote the brand’s new “You can make it” tagline....

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The Evolution of Google

Google is a company with surprisingly humble origins (it began life back in 1996 as a simple research project) that has evolved in just under 20 years into a global behemoth worth more than $100 billion. Indeed, the word “Google” has...

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Agency of the Week: JWT

Help the blind to experience a smile for Listerine The team at JWT London have created a rather special film and designed and built a bespoke app that lets blind people know when someone is smiling at them, to launch Listerine’s Advance White...

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Grey Group goes nude in Thailand

Grey Group has announced the acquisition of award-winning boutique advertising and digital agency nudeJEH in Thailand. Following the acquisition, nudeJEH will join Grey Group Thailand and be known as GREYnJ United. Founded in 2011 through the merger...

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72andSunny channel Admiral Akbar in latest campaign

72andSunny has used a barrage of internet memes in its latest piece of work for anti-smoking organisation Truth. The “It's a Trap” spot reveals the deceit and danger behind social smoking, sheesha smoking and cigars, with some help from...

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Technology

Former Apple CEO makes an iPhone for the developing world

Whilst there are now more Android smartphones on the market than there are iPhones, Apple's handset is still arguably the definitive smart device, despite its exorbitant cost. It's this cost, however, that has irked the tech giant's former CEO John...

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CHI & Partners give us all the X Factor

TalkTalk TV’s new X Factor sponsorship campaign launched over the weekend to coincide with the premier episode of the zeitgeist defining (for better or worse depending on who you ask) reality show's 12 series. “BopHeads” offers X...

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Razorfish Global acquires 2DataFish

Razorfish Global has announced the acquisition of Sydney-based 2DataFish, the leading Adobe data analytics and marketing optimisation consultancy in Australia and the APAC region.

 The acquisition strengthens Razorfish Global, making it the only...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

Buddy is the robot you always wanted Buddy is a crowd-sourced robot that you shouldn't let your kids research, because they'll want one and it's NOT cheap. The Johnny 5/Wall-E hybrid is a family friendly robot helper that has aspirations beyond...

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Inspiration

Focal Point: Catching up with Harvey Dormer

Part of the Focal Point interview series is to shine a spotlight on the best creative work we can find - and often that comes from our very own Creativepool members. Harvey Dormer's distinctive illustrative style has caught our eye a few times in the...

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Design

3D printed Bionic Hand grabs UK Dyson Award

Whilst it might quite heavily resemble the bionic arm set to be worn by Solid Snake in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5 (and yes I am BEYOND pumped for next Tuesday), this particular bionic hand hasn’t been designed as an instrument of war, but...

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H&M and DDB launch an award for Global Change in fashion

On Wednesday this week (August 26), the H&M Conscious Foundation and DDB Design Stockholm launched the first ever Global Change Award; one of the world’s biggest challenges for early stage innovation and the first such initiative in the fashion...

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Account Wins of the Week

Pereira & O'Dell – Timberland Pereira & O’Dell New York has been selected by the leading global outdoor lifestyle brand, Timberland, as creative agency of record to provide all aspects of the brand’s global communications strategy and...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Digitas LBi DigitasLBi has promoted creative strategy director Nic Howell to the role of head of creative strategy. The promotion follows the announcement that former DigitasLBi creative strategy head Ed Beard is to become chief strategy officer at...

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Job Description: Interior Designer

Interior designers plan the design of living and commercial environments. They then manage the work of turning their ideas into a reality. View People View Companies View Jobs Job Description, Salaries & Benefits Interior designers plan the design...

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Top 5 Ads of the Week

Deutsch - Target “Share the Force” Deutsch LA is celebrating the launch of brand new Star Wars merchandise (which coincide with the eagerly awaited 7th instalment in the franchise) with a few blasts from the past for Target, the major...

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Technology

Foster + Partners make electric car refuelling look cool

Nissan has teamed up with famed London-based architectural firm Foster + Partners to develop a new, more refined design for electric vehicle charging stations, which will take into account the rise in popularity on electric cars in the UK and beyond....

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Dismaland gets an official trailer

Since I reported on Banksy's Disneyland pastiche last week, the art installation-cum theme park in Weston Super Mare has become major international news (seeing American newspapers talking about an abandoned water park in Weston was genuinely surreal...

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Social Media

Dentsu create a social media war room

Dentsu Mitchell, which until recently operated as Mitchells, but was rebranded back in July when Dentsu Media launched in Australia, recently launched a social media control centre called “Fireside,” which is being touted as an industry...

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Design

The London Design Festival ROCKS

Even though the recorded music industry has been falling into a perpetual tailspin since the advent of the “Free” download (it's not free it's stealing), live music is more popular than ever before. In fact, many acts (even the big ones)...

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Agency of the Week: Droga5

Creating an athletic anthem for Under Armour Sports clothing specialists Under Armour unveiled the new “Rule Yourself” marketing campaign from Droga5 NY this week, which defines the brand’s vision for training not as a hobby, but...

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Features

Land Rover's misadventure on Instagram

Everything's viral, everything's multi-platform, everything's connected, everything's social. The advertising world isn't happy these days, unless it's combining some social network with some digital device to produce something everybody can stand...

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Four Corners: An Exhibition of Contemporary Craft for Etsy

Etsy unites the best of UK craft with an exhibition in partnership with Tent London, the Crafts Council and arts organisations in England, Scotland, N. Ireland and Wales. A diverse selection of contemporary craft from the four corners our country,...

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TBWA joins forces with Juniper Park in Canada

The TBWA Worldwide holding company has announced a major merger in Canada that will see TBWA\Toronto and Juniper Park become a single new agency called Juniper Park\TBWA. The Juniper Park partnership team of CEO Jill Nykoliation and Chief Creative...

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Finding the best GIF of summer

The travel website Booking.com is on a mission to find and GIF the best shots of the summer, and find out who effectively “Won summer” in the process. Over eight days the site is partnering with leading digital artists to GIF the greatest...

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Features

Meet Shota Kotake: Guinness World Record-Breaking Artist

Well, that’s the aim, anyway. Japanese-born Shota Kotake is on a mission. Not quite a holy mission, but one that nonetheless involves him painting the portrait of a priest every day for three years. That priest, though, is Father Ted, the...

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Design

Live activity at designjunction 2015

From 24-27 September, designjunction will bring The College and Victoria House B1 to life with a host of inspiring installations, live activities and flash factories - which will highlight the intricate making process of product design. Expect to...

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Inspiration

Focal Point: How to keep busy with Andy Cooke

Andy Cooke has one hectic schedule – not only has he worked with clients as far ranging as Google, Ace Hotel and Ikea, but he also runs a streetwear shop, is an artist’s agent and (probably most importantly) is about to open a pizza place. With...

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Video Games

A Chinese games console rips off the PS4 and Xbox One

If recent images from China are to be believed, it would appear that after more than a decade of back-biting, exclusivity battles, failed motion control experiments (Playstation Move anyone?) and fanboy wars, that Xbox and Playstation have finally...

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