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Top 8 Hires of the Week

Sunshine Nadya Powell is joining the creative agency Sunshine, in the newly created role of Managing Director. She is expected to join from DigitasLBi agency Lost Boys in August. Sunshine has grown significantly since it was conceived of two and a...

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Account Wins of the Week

Isobar - Chambord Isobar has been appointed as the UK social and digital agency for Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur, owned by Brown-Forman Beverages. Isobar will manage all social and digital strategy and activity in the UK, continuing to build...

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Introducing the pizza box that's also a movie projector

I like Pizza hut. A lot. I'm not afraid to admit it. I understand we live in an age where gluttony is frowned upon perhaps even more so than alcohol or drug abuse, and I know it's technically not 'real' pizza, but a bastardised American approximation...

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Leo Burnett clean up at D&AD Awards

The results of the 2015 D&AD Awards were announced in London last night with Leo Burnett, 4creative, Made Thought, Marcel Worldwide and Colenso BBDO all scooping up coveted Black Pencil awards. This year's awards saw the most amount of Pencils won in...

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Design

Because everyone deserves to live Happily Ever After

Happy Ending, a small creative studio based in East London have been helping out a local charity called CoppaFeel! for a little while now. CoppaFeel!’s mission, to raise awareness of early detection of breast cancer, not only an honourable...

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The Week In Advertising

Very - Can't Wait For Summer Quite a plush and expensive looking spot for Very, here. And a nice little twist at the end. It's just a shame the whole thing is focused on models with 'perfect' beach bodies, rather than the actual people likely to be...

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Let Nyan Cat teach you about airplane safety

Internet memes are rarely seen as high culture. Indeed, they're rarely seen as even legitimate forms of entertainment, instead being little more than placeholders used by Facebook trolls with no original thoughts and little inclination to develop...

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Olympicopolis set to be the new cultural centre of London

Whilst few decried the creation of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics, even the most rabid sports fans would happily admit that they were unsure as to what exactly the space would be used for once the games...

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News

Homophobia flipped on its head by Dublin taxi driver

This week saw probably the most tongue-in-cheek comment yet on the upcoming Irish referendum debate on gay marriage. The taxi app Hailo (think Uber, only for actual taxis) released a hilarious and bitingly satirical online video in order to not only...

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Home prepares for opening weekend in Manchester

Home, the new Manchester arts centre, is set to open this weekend with a series of events curated by oscar winning director Danny Boyle. The centre is an architectural marvel from the Dutch firm Mecanoo, which has been designed to reconcile the needs...

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Meet the Genius, the gluten free hedgehog

Genius Gluten Free, the number one bakery brand in the free-from category in Britain, has launched a new digital advertising campaign to drive awareness and educate consumers on the physical benefits of a gluten-free diet. It uses three very...

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Wonga rebrand spearheaded by StartJG

Following the introduction of new legislation for short term loans, annual losses of £37.3 million, and a festering reputation as a daylight robber, the loan company Wonga has rebranded and repositioned itself as a more “Responsible and...

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Rankin's climactic new film for Coco De Mer is definitely NSFW

“Sex sells” is a cliché so run into the ground it's probably as old as advertising itself, but that doesn't make it any less true, and it doesn't mean that there are not still a few creative masterminds out there who are ready to...

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Features

Five reasons we should be worried about the BBC

The BBC is great, right? Doctor Who, QI, Strictly Come Dancing - what's not to like? Of course, there's much to praise about our national broadcaster - after all, they've provided us with decades of creative highlights. But 2016 will see a crossroads...

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Events

Visit Clerkenwell Design Week 19-21st May

Today, Tuesday 19 May 2015, the madness of Clerkenwell Design Week begins. #CDW2015 is serving up a marathon of design goodness for you this Tues-Thurs in and on the streets of EC1. We can't wait even begin to think how you will plan your day with so...

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Watch a blind mother “See” her unborn son

Huggies has announced the launch of a new campaign that presents a never-before-seen vision of the maternal bond. Created by the Brazilian agency Mood to celebrate Mother's Day in the Americas (which took place last Sunday), “Meeting Murilo” is...

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Inside the floating house on the River Thames

Some London commuters were taken by surprise yesterday morning when they spotted a fully functioning house floating down the River Thames. The Floating House stunt was arranged by TBWA\London for Airbnb, the website that allows anyone to rent out...

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McKinsey shoot for the moon

Management consultancy giant McKinsey & Company this week announced the purchase of San Francisco-based design company Lunar in an effort on McKinsey's part to grow its design capabilities. The deal is understood to be McKinsey’s first-ever...

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NASA offer $2.25 million for Space Home designs

Most of us have (at one point or another) dreamed of breaching the horizon and travelling into space, but the sad fact is that the vast majority of us (and that's putting it mildly) will never be able to experience space travel, especially now that...

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Features

Food Revolution Day and yet another viral video

I’m a grumpy git, I know. I never watch Comic Relief and I find Pudsey the giant eye-patched teddy bear more sinister than endearing. For me, there’s nothing more nauseating than being lectured by multi-millionaire...

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Trends

Top 10: it's all about the GIF

Recently the Adam Leibsohn, COO of Giphy, gave a talk about the importance of communication through GIFs (well, he would, wouldn’t he). But a partisan opinion aside, the tendency to rely on GIFs to communicate our thoughts and feelings online...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

Apple find their bearings Only the most steadfast Apple apologist would argue that the Apple Maps service can come even close to comparing with Google Maps. Indeed, statistics suggest that almost twice as many iPhone owners prefer to get directions...

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ADMA announce new 3 day festival

ADMA, the Association for Data-Driven Marketing and Advertising, has announced a brand new three day festival in Australia. The Festival of Marketing, Media, Analytics and Advertising (FOMMA) from August 4-6 at the Sydney Hilton Hotel and The Seymour...

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Fosters say “Hooroo” to Brad & Dan

The Australian advice gurus Brad and Dan have become iconic characters over the last few years, with their lightly comedic antics promoting Foster's lager bringing a spot of personality to the often bland or pretentious world of alcoholic beverage...

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Qorvis MSLGROUP sweep up at Hermes Awards

Qorvis MSLGROUP, the Washington, D.C.-based unit of MSLGROUP, has been honoured at the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards with two nods for their outstanding advertising work. The awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in...

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Events

Ogilvy Labs at Digital Shoreditch 2015

As an official partner of Digital Shoreditch 2015, Creativepool joined the Ogilvy Labs Live day on Thursday 14 May to celebrate the outstanding achievements in the creative, tech and entrepreneurial communities. Held in East London's Shoreditch Town...

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Technology

Huge digital transformation pop-up studios throughout Europe

Research labs in six cities during 2015 will explore digital transformation in Europe from a unique, local perspective. Beginning this month in Hamburg, Huge is launching a series of pop-up studios to help facilitate digital transformation in...

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Account Wins of the Week

Brothers & Sisters - Pearl & Dean Pearl & Dean, the UK’s best known cinema advertising contractor, has appointed Brothers & Sisters, without a pitch, to produce a new summer campaign. The campaign will celebrate the unique relationship Pearl &...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Publicis London Publicis London has hired Phil Dowgierd as managing director of digital as part of its ongoing commitment to champion creative leadership and excellence within Publicis UK. Dowgierd joins from Tribal Worldwide Sydney where he was...

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Watch Jean Claude Van Damme get 'Fripples'

When Jean Claude Van Damme took distressed denim to the dance-floor last year, a legend was born. This time round, it’s the audiences turn to bust a move. In the latest social activation campaign from Coors Light and VCCP, we see JCVD “Do...

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Design

98 isometric cubes of raw by Lernert & Sander

Raw food often gets a raw deal. OK, fair enough sushi has developed a fair few millions western fans in the last decade or so, but in general, raw food is seen by many of us as less exciting than its cooked or chilled brethren. The Dutch design...

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Features

Jo Bird illustrates for Ralph Lauren

jelly's Jo Bird was recently commissioned to illustrate customised cards at the exclusive launch party of Ralph Lauren’s Spring/Summer collection in Kuwait. The event, which introduced this season’s Ralph Lauren latest addition to the...

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The Week In Advertising

Travelodge - Travelodgical Here's an interesting thing. While Lenny Henry camps out in a railway station in their competitor's campaign, Travelodge pitch in with their guests as Sesame Street puppets. Other than comfort, I'm not entirely sure what...

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Advice

What do you do when you're not feeling creative?

It’s been a heck of a few weeks. Actually, make that a heck of a few months. Why? Because I’ve been revamping my home and it’s taking up every waking hour of my time. It all started off more Kevin McCloud - a la Grand Designs. We...

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Design

London Design Festival 2015 reveals gigantic installations

The London Design Festival recently unveiled it's installation plans for the 2015 festival, which will run between the 19th and the 27th of September this year. David Adjaye, Alex Chinneck and Mischer Traxler are among the esteemed designers set...

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UK takes bronze at Festival of Media Global Awards

Yesterday, (May 13) the winners of the Festival of Media Global Awards 2015 were announced. The FMG Awards, which took place in Rome earlier this week, is arguably the most influential media industry event in the world, so it was quite a coup for the...

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