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Voting. The most creative thing you'll do this year.

Whatever your take on Russell Brand, you'd have to admit he's quite a creative soul. As well as his acting roles (in which he always plays himself) and stand-up gigs, he runs a popular YouTube channel 'The Trews' and writes books. But one thing you...

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Awards Roundup

ADC Annual Awards Quad Group announced this week that it has been named ADC Global's “Production Company of the Year.” In addition to Production Company Of The Year, The Quad Group also won a Silver Cube in Special Effects for Cartier...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

Block the Kardashians A new version of AdBlock was recently announced, which has been built with one purpose in mind; to block out all mentions of the Kardashian family on your internet browser. KardBlock is currently in the beta testing stage, and...

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Grow Up Protein World

The story of Protein World doesn’t start with the fact an advert like that was made, as they helpfully pointed out themselves on Twitter, there are loads of companies who are invested in body shaming and who participate in the culture of...

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Design

The Design Museum taps Leo Burnett

The London Design Museum has appointed Leo Burnett as its official design partner for the museum’s final year in its current location at 28 Shad Thames in central London near Tower Bridge, where it has existed since 1989 as the world's leading...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

TBWA\Chiat\Day LA TBWA\Chiat\Day LA has announced Renato Fernandez as Worldwide Creative Director at the agency, with responsibility for the Gatorade brand. Previously Creative Director for Gatorade in the U.S., Renato's promotion extends his role...

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Account Wins of the Week

Cheil UK – Absolut Vodka Absolut, Pernod Ricard’s leading brand of premium vodka, has handed Cheil UK a global off-trade retail design brief to focus on ensuring a globally consistent in-store brand identity. The agency secured the work after a...

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These Advertising Emojis are adsolutely marvellous

Emojis have become a niche market in and off themselves of late, with every minor property or release appearing to warrant its own batch of respective icons. So why has it taken this long for the advertising industry to get in on the action? The...

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Design

Loughborough University takes a stand against bad design!

Loughborough University announced this week that it will be temporarily halting the rollout of its new visual identity as a result of a petition set up to revoke the revised logo, which was supposedly developed with the aim of bringing the branding...

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The Week In Advertising

The Green Party - Change The Tune Unlike the US position, political parties in the UK aren't permitted to buy up airtime for promotional purposes. They are, however, allocated pre-arranged slots on which to display their wares - and this is the...

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Arena Media turns Black Cabs into Domino drivers

In a campaign full of media firsts, planned and bought by Arena Media, Domino’s Pizza will be advertising via London taxis for the first time, as well as via podcast platform, Acast. Domino’s branding will appear on London cabs, with the...

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Learn animation at jelly’s Motion Academy

This May, jelly London will be launching a series of exciting, interactive animation workshops aimed to inspire, educate and motivate the next generation of producers. Motion Academy will take place at jelly's HQ in the heart of Fitzrovia, giving...

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Facelift: This Week's Latest Rebrands

Renault Renault unveiled a new brand identity this week that was developed by its own in-house corporate design team. The French car manufacturers hope the new identity will give the brand a “Bolder, brighter and warmer” image, with the...

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Car safety innovation designed by kids to save their parents

A new campaign from Volkswagen New Zealand and Colenso BBDO aims to answer the question; “Can a simple child's drawing make their parents drive safer?” The answer would appear to be a clear and resounding yes. Volkswagen, of course, has...

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Design

Bates Y&R design the ultimate modular couch

If sitting was an olympic sport, I'd probably be up there on the podium every four years without fail. As such, finding the perfect couch (or sofa or settee depending on your preference) has always been something of a bucket list goal for me....

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British Airways Names SapientNitro As Global Digital Agency

British Airways has announced that SapientNitro, part of Publicis.Sapient, has been appointed the airline’s global digital agency for its creative technology and social media activities. SapientNitro will support the in-house team with BA.com,...

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Australian agency turns movie studio!

George Patterson Y&R (Patts) is getting into the movie business, with their official backing of a heavily anticipated new film by acclaimed actor and writer Brendan Cowell, which will be making its début appearance at the 2015 Sydney Film...

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Olivia Colman lends her voice to an important TFL campaign

Transport for London, the Metropolitan Police Service, British Transport Police, City of London Police and M&C Saatchi have teamed up for a new campaign that encourages people to report any unwanted sexual behaviour (USB) they experience on public...

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VCCP packs a real punch!

I don't get boxing. I'll admit it. The idea of watching two (admittedly skilled and highly athletic) men bash seven shades of shit out of each other for the amusement of a baying crowd is simply not my idea of a good time. I do, however, get...

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jelly London launch award-winning director Effie Pappa

This week, jelly London welcome award-winning animator, Effie Pappa, to their exclusive team of directors. Effie specialises in all ranges of Stop Motion as well as 2D animation. She is best known for her short film “My Stuffed Granny”,...

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Awards

Creativepool takes home two wins at Communicator Awards

New York, NY (April 26, 2015) - The winners of the 2015 Communicator Awards have been announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts today. With over 6000 entries received from across the US and around the world, the Communicator Awards is...

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Events

Register now for Clerkenwell Design Week 2015

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 (19-21 May) is set to build on the success of its previous five editions with an impressive mix of cutting-edge installations, exclusive product launches and insights into contemporary design and architecture. The annual...

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Technology

Is the Watch posing Apple an insurmountable problem?

If Apple excel at one thing, it's this: convincing us we own the pinnacle in technological achievement, and then replacing it. When we all bought our iPods, we couldn't imagine a day when they'd no longer be desirable, let alone available. Like a...

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Design

London Fashion Week finds a new home

This week, it was announced that London Fashion Week would be moving from its iconic Somerset House location to the heart of Soho. The British Fashion Council (BFC) have decided to move the event to the Brewer Street Car Park at the centre of the...

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Design

Pick Me Up returns to Somerset House

The Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival has returned to Somerset House, with a fresh line-up of artists and designers poised to bring the very best in new illustration, graphic design and related disciplines to the idyllic grounds for the sixth year...

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Warriors take a stab at rethinking Wikipedia

As part of Icon Magazine's “Rethink” project, the Glasgow-based graphic design and creative agency Warriors Studio were tasked with redesigning something they thought was in dire need of a visual upgrade. So they decided to focus their...

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Technology

Supercharge Your Creative Studio With Team

Managing a creative studio isn’t easy. Studios and agencies who have survived the lean years are now facing the challenge of carefully navigating growth, if they’re to thrive. This improvement in the creative economy is great news, but...

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Jelly London launch Melvin Galapon to their roster

jelly London are immensely excited to welcome the effortlessly cool, and highly sought after, Melvin Galapon to our exclusive roster of talent. Melvin is a graphic artist hailing from a small town in the Northwest of England. A graduate from Central...

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Celebrate defining moments in family history

Creative agency, Leagas Delaney London today launches two new films for Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky. ‘The Maverick Whisky Makers of Dufftown’ heralds the latest instalment of the ‘Family Run...

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Burger King helps Koreans get off at the right station

Many Koreans are busy and sleep-deprived. According to one OECD statistic, Koreans’ average sleep time is 7 hours and 49 minutes, the shortest amongst its member state [i]. Another OECD stat confirms Korean’s commute times is the longest...

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Durex caught vlogging off for new campaign

The last few years have thrown up a new kind of professional personality; the “YouTube celebrity.” These video bloggers (or “Vloggers”) make a living by posting short videos online that cover a range of topics from video games and films to...

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Design

Carphone Warehouse iD finds a face

Bow & Arrow, the London-based creative growth consultancy, has designed the identity for iD, a new mobile phone network to be launched by the Carphone Warehouse, which has posited itself as the most affordable 4G network. It will operate via the...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

Digital tattoos and telepathy Anyone who has ever played through the classic sci-fi adventure game Deus Ex probably left the experience with one of two thoughts: “When dealing with biomechanical augmentation, at what point do we truly begin to...

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Hires of the Week

18 Feet & Rising 18 Feet & Rising bolsters its management line up by bringing in Brad Fairhead as partner, with a remit to further build 18 Feet & Rising’s work in the more progressive areas of communications. Fairhead has 20 years experience...

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