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Andrea Wan in BC Gallery Berlin

With her upcoming show “FLEETING SEASONS” Berlin based artist Andrea Wan dedicates her artwork to one of the oldest topics in fine arts: transience and the eternal circle of life and death. Taking inspiration by the old idea of...

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Features

Behind the scenes with jelly's newest directors Mr Kaplin

We're very excited to introduce the amazingly talented Mr Kaplin to jelly's red hot directors roster. We talk inspiration, dream clients, and why animation is such a powerful storytelling tool... Mr Kaplin specialises in 3D design and animation....

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Advertising

Publicis make an Epic acquisition

Last week, the Publicis Groupe made yet another acquisition in South Africa in the form of Epic Communications, the country’s leading independent integrated strategic communications agency. The acquisition follows those of BrandsRock (Saatchi &...

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Advertising

M&C Saatchi gets a Brazilian

Last week, M&C Saatchi bought a stake in the multi-award winning Brazilian agency, Santa Clara, on of the top five creative advertising agencies in the LATAM region. The agency is led by partner and CEO Ulisses Zamboni and partner and CCO Fernando...

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Technology

MWC 15: the best of the rest

Whilst I already covered the two major players at the 2015 Mobile Web Congress, Samsung and HTC were not the only companies to unveil something of note at this year's mobile electronics trade show. As was expected given the precedent already set by...

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Advertising

Account Wins

Peperami After a competitive pitch process, Havas Helia, has won the digital engagement work for Peperami, the flavoured salami brand now owned by Jack Links. Havas Helia has been tasked with building a new UK website for the brand and driving...

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Hires of the Week

Razorfish London Razorfish London has named Jim Mason as executive director of strategy & insight. Mason joins the London team from the Razorfish Atlanta office, and will be formally leading the practice which unites strategy, insights, planning,...

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Technology

Love the world by loving yourself

OK, this is going to be an interesting one. I promise I'll attempt to steer clear of lazy innuendo, but I can't promise I'll be 100% successful, and there will be more than a few bad jokes. So be warned. The Wankband aims to turn masturbation (male...

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Events

2015 Annual Launch Party

On 26th March, Creativepool will be hosting the Annual launch party at the cool offices of Mother London. We can’t wait for this exclusive gathering of the shortlisted companies and individuals, the panel of judges, and our sponsors where we'll...

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The Week In Advertising

McVities - Sweet Friends The image of two tough-nut window cleaners going all soppy over some soft toys is undeniably amusing, and that's what we find in the latest execution of McVities 'Sweet' campaign. Clearly a lot of time and money have been...

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Advertising

AdRoll big in Japan

AdRoll, the world's largest retargeting platform, has announced plans to expand into Japan with the opening of its new Tokyo office, which will be led by a local, all-star team of industry heavyweights. This is the company's sixth office, after...

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Advertising

BBDO tops the Warc 100. Again.

For the second consecutive year, BBDO has been named as the top-rated agency network by the Warc 100; the definitive annual ranking of the world's top marketing campaigns and companies. Results this year were culled from results in 87 major global...

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Design

Idean heads for the hills

Global experience design agency Idean, has announced the opening of a new studio in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, which will be led by newly appointed head of studio & creative director, Andreas Neumann. Neumann brings to the agency extensive...

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Design

River Island experience a Happy Finish at Fashion Week

As part of their ongoing collaborative partnership with high street fashion brand River Island, White Lodge, the production company dedicated to creating premium content for fashion brands, has teamed up with VFX specialists Happy Finish to create a...

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Advertising

Inspiration for Advertising Week Europe

Karmarama has used inspirational quotes from influential people such as director Richard Curtis and TV chef Jamie Oliver as a basis for a new print and poster campaign that aims to raise awareness of this year's Advertising Week Europe. The work...

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Technology

Clear Channel to go digital with Amscreen

Amscreen, the largest digital signage company in Europe, has announced a strategic partnership with outdoor media agency Clear Channel UK, which will see a new range of sun-light visible digital outdoor screens deployed across the UK. The idea behind...

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Advertising

Cannes Lions shines a light on subpar employees

The Cannes Lions is taking a rather unconventional approach this year with its own ad campaign called “Invest in Creativity,” which features print ads and online videos created by McCann London. The tongue-in-cheek message behind the...

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Features

Introducing Mariana Rodrigues: jelly London's newest Future

Ever wondered what inspires the jelly talent? What drives them? What a typical day is like? jelly London's Head of Creative Comms Rachael Guiver went behind the scenes with jelly's newest Futures illustrator Mariana Rodrigues to ask how she starts...

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Design

26 shades of Grey for Ryman (for free!)

Ryman, the UK's leading stationer, has teamed up with Grey London to promote the sustainable Ryman Eco font through a new initiative called the “Alphabet Poster Project.” 26 leading British designers have created “Beautifully...

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Advertising

MPC announce Parisian adventure

MPC, the creative studio that specialises in VFX, a sector in which it has been a global leader for over 25 years, recently announced the launch of a new VFX studio in Paris, which will be led by multi award-winning creative director Franck Lambertz,...

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Technology

TubeMogul form strategic partnership with Dailymotion

TubeMogul, the leading enterprise software company for digital branding, and Dailymotion, one of the world's most visible video platforms, recently announced a strategic partnership, which will allow advertisers to leverage the Dailymotion...

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Economy

Ed Milliband makes creative promises

When it comes to politics, I personally put little stock in the personality of a party leader. Just because a person comes across as unlikeable and more than a little boring, doesn't necessarily mean they will make a poor leader or that their...

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Advertising

What does it take to be an icon?

Here at Ubiquitous we like to talk about icons; we truly believe that the black cab is an icon and we go so far as to say so in our strapline, iconsonicons. But what is it we mean by this? What is it that makes something iconic and therefore worthy...

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Features

The Black Cab Interviews presents Billy Faithfull

Billy Faithfull, Executive Creative Director at WCRS, talks with Creativepool founder, Michael Tomes. Hear Billy's thoughts on the book, whether creativity can be learned, and problem solving in advertising. Billy started his career in a design...

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Features

When reality TV meets recruitment

I don't know about you, but I'm getting a bit bored of reality TV shows. If we're not biting our fingernails during Masterchef just because the soufflé hasn't risen and Mr Big Food Critic is poking at it disapprovingly, then we're waiting for...

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Advertising

The Oscars are more expensive than the Super Bowl

Though it attracts only half the viewers, a recent study unveiled by Forbes has revealed that advertisers pay a larger premium to show off their wares at The Academy Awards, which were held in LA last night and were broadcast in the US on the ABC...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

Nintendo Whilst last week saw the launch of the New Nintendo 3DS in Europe, many North Americans have been complaining that the device has yet to be released across the pond, with only the New 3DS XL hitting western Atlantic shores. Nintendo's...

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Advertising

Spinal Tap director gets PetSmart

Spinal Tap is one of my favourite movies of all time. Me and my brother hold viewings at least twice a year where we spend practically the entire duration of the film matching the characters quote for quote, and even after more than 15 years it's...

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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

Barclays - Code Playground There can be few things more important to a kid's education right now, than teaching them code. Whilst nothing is guaranteed, it's surely their best bet for a productive career in later life. So Barclays have launched an...

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Advertising

Business Roundup

Royal Caribbean Norwegian cruise line brand Royal Caribbean International is thought to be reviewing its global creative agency business, with a decision expected to arrive by May. JWT, the incumbent agency, is expected to defend their title in the...

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Advertising

Hires of the Week

GSD&M Texan agency GSD&M has announced the appointment of husband and wife team Kris and Alisa Wixom as group creative directors, effective immediately. The 7-time Cannes Lions winners who have worked together for 16 years in “A harmonious union...

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Advertising

OMD claim Top Gunn once again

Omnicom's OMD Worldwide has claimed the title of the “World's most creative media agency” for the ninth consecutive time courtesy of the Gunn Report for Media. This now means that the agency has topped the rankings every year since the...

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Advertising

Leo Burnett wave goodbye to the Big Apple

Leo Burnett has announced that it will be closing it's New York office after only four years in operation. The office opened in February 2011, and until recently held a staff roster including CCO Jay Benjamin who left in April for Saatchi & Saatchi...

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