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Hires of the Week: Part 1

Dalziel and Pow Former Household Design creative strategy director Paul West, has been named as strategy director at Dalziel and Pow, a role in which he will champion and nurture insights and creative strategy. The announcement forms part of an...

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Account Wins of the Week

One Earth Farms - Transcend3 One Earth Farms has named Transcend3 as their national advertising agency of record and strategic partner in Canada. OEF is an umbrella housing many natural and organic food brands, including Beretta Farms and Sweetpea...

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Smart Car prove that size doesn't matter

Whilst in the western world we appear to shy away from anything small and cute (tries not to make an obvious dirty joke), in the East, smaller is always better. From technology and architecture, to food and even living space, the lack of space...

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Features

The Power Of Crowdsourcing

The Internet is a prime place to gather people together. Sometimes you don’t necessarily need a group of trolls coming together to slam the Yeezy Boost, or unendingly comment on the blue-black-gold-white dress debate. You might wonder why these...

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BBDO make some big regional changes

BBDO Worldwide president and CEO, Andrew Robertson, announced yesterday that he was putting a new regional management team in place to lead agency growth. Robertson said that these changes demonstrate the benefits of BBDO's "Commitment to strong...

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The Ad Council gets under our skin

A surprisingly moving new campaign from the non-profit Ad Council group has been making some big waves this week. A film shot on Valentine's Day called “Diversity & Inclusion” made its online début on Tuesday and sent the internet into floods of...

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Design

NOW TV reveal magical new identity

The independent, London-based brand consultancy Venturethree has created a colourful new brand identity for NOW TV, the TV streaming service from Sky, marking the first rebrand since the service launched back in July 2012. The new identity features a...

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Havas Village opens in the windy city

Havas officially opened the Havas Village Chicago this week at the freshly renovated 81,000 square foot office space in the River North area of the windy city; a trendy, urban neighbourhood that perfectly suits the global marketing and communication...

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Holiday Inn teams up with IDEO to bring in SmartTech

Holiday Inn's Express chain of affordable hotels is undergoing an exhaustive redesign. The brand has been working with IDEO and Forpeople to develop brand new interior designs for its hotels that use “Smart technology” to make guests'...

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BetVictor and VCCP diversify their mascot

BetVictor has really doubled (or tripled even) down on its loony mascot Maurice in a trio of new spots by VCCP, which feature the zany character played by Paul 'Denis Pennis' Kaye in a variety of guises, each one obsessed with getting the best odds...

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Twinings make a Disneyesque bid for the kitchen table

Twinings is a brand that has long been held in high regard amongst tea drinkers. But there's also a certain stigma against it. Whilst most of us are more than content with our PG Tips or Tetley's in the morning, many fans of the 300-year old brand...

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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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Is video interviewing a dream come true or a disaster?

Sweaty palms, dry mouth, stuttering words. Most people would agree job interviews are pretty painful. Recruiters can help prepare, coach and calm a candidate but once they walk into that room with their prospective boss, everything is usually...

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Features

The five briefs I don't want on my desk

Mussel meat A leading discount frozen food company is selling bags of 'mussel meat'. I may be wrong, but I suspect these are the unfortunate shellfish deemed too manky to be sold whole, and are therefore mushed up and flogged in a heaving mass. Good...

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Design

Lema bring Italy to King's Road

The Lema furniture brand is opening its first company-owned flagship store in London this spring on Kings Road. The store, which is due to open in May, will cover 400 square metres over two floors, each encompassing Lema's two brands, Lema Casa (on...

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Cannes Lions breaks the Glass ceiling

Cannes Lions has announced the launch of a brand new award, launched with the active support of LeanIn.Org. Glass Lion: The Lion for Change follows on from the 2014 launch of “See It Be It,” the Festival initiative which aimed to...

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WCRS face the challenge this Mother's Day

The UK's largest curated online marketplace, Notonthehighstreet.com, recently launched its 2015 Mother's Day campaign, which was created by WCRS and is built around the challenge that awaits all sons and daughters this coming Sunday, March 15: What...

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Grolsch are celebrating a BIG birthday

I have a particular affinity for Grolsch. I'm not normally a lager drinker; it all tends to taste the same to me, and the gas is a by-product of heavy consumption that I could quite frankly do without. For that reason, I've always been a cask ale...

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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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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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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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Technology

MWC 15: Samsung vs. HTC

This weekend at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, 2000 exhibitors and more than 86,000 visitors gathered to revel in everything portable and electronic. Traditionally the annual show (which continues throughout the week) is all about...

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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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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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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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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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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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