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Account Wins of the Week

VCCP Nationwide has appointed VCCP as its lead advertising agency in a move to keep the momentum going behind the revamped brand building strategy launched last year. VCCP will take over lead duties on the £20 million account from 18 Feet and...

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Hires of the Week

Y&R Y&R has appointed John Fraser as president of Y&R Chicago, with Fraser set to lead the strategic vision and growth of the agency. Kary McIlwain, who has worked with Y&R for 26 years in both its New York and Chicago offices, will step into the...

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Advertising

M&C Saatchi launch brand new agency

M&C Saatchi has announced it will be launching a brand new agency specialising in driving purchase conversion, with Michelle Whelan as managing director. The agency, which has yet to be named, will be opened in September, and will help brands better...

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Social Media

Facebook F8 Announcements

Say what you like about Facebook, but Mark Zuckerber's social media monopoliser has (for better or worse) become an integral part of our shared cultural heritage in recent years. Who amongst you, the media-savvy Creativepool reader, could honestly...

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Features

The Week In Advertising

THINK! - Drug Drive Paranoia No-one should underestimate the challenge of creating a decent public information film. Selling your audience tasty ice-cream is a walk in the park when compared with the task of changing people's lifestyle choices....

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Design

Grow your own designs (literally)

Whilst 3D printing has certainly expanded the horizons when it comes to personal design, one company has taken things a step further by designing a sustainable building material (essentially) from mushrooms. Mushroom Materials is a unique “Grow...

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Design

King's Cross asks the public for a little help

The King's Cross area of central London is currently in the midst of an incredible redevelopment that is seeing the area known for heavy industrial use for over 150 years being transformed into a vibrant new city quarter with new homes, shopping,...

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Design

The Caledonian Sleeper service gets a luxurious makeover

The London-to-Scotland rail Caledonian Sleeper service that exists to carry Londoners and Scots back and forth in great comfort, is to be given a complete overhaul with new branding by Weber Shandwick and new train interior designs from Ian Smith...

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Advertising

What are you capable of?

AMV BBDO has created a new integrated campaign for The Open University, the first since it won the OU account in a competitive pitch last year. Leagas Delaney was Open University’s previous pan-European ad agency, having won the account in...

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Design

HS2 shoots ahead with Design Visions

Former Design Council chief executive David Kester has been working with top designers such as Thomas Heatherwick, Paul Priestman, Simon Sankarayya and Sophie Thomas to create a complete “Design Vision” for the planned £42.6 billion...

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Advertising

Ad land fights back against homophobia

Hatred exists in many shapes and forms, but no form of hatred grinds my gears quite like bigotry. In such a supposedly enlightened age, despising another person simply because their beliefs or lifestyle don't align with yours should be completely...

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Advertising

How David Cameron proved the brilliance of a vintage strapline

David Cameron won't serve a third term as Prime Minister. We know because, he's just told us on the telly. Which is odd, as he hasn't yet won a second term. Many hope he doesn't. Anyway, there'll be plenty of time for political manoeuvring and...

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14 day celebration for creative, tech & converging industries

Digital Shoreditch Festival 2015 - register your Open House & get listed in The Source V4 now! Calling all studios, co-working spaces, venues, galleries, restaurants, maker spaces, cinemas, awesome meetup networks and more! Over 15,000 people from...

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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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Advertising

Ogilvy & Hogarth join forces

Yesterday, Ogilvy & Mather announced an exciting partnership with Hogarth Worldwide, their sister WPP company. H&O (Hogarth & Ogilvy) is a new company, a joint venture between the two power houses that brings the resources and technology of the...

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Advertising

Maurice Lévy talks retirement and David Guetta

During the first day of Advertising Week Europe in London yesterday (March 23), Publicis Groupe head honcho Maurice Lévy spoke about his longstanding rivalry with WPP boss Martin Sorrell and dropped some not-so-subtle hints about his succession...

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Design

Meals on Wheels rolls in fresh identity

The Minneapolis branding and design firm Duffy & Partners has undertaken a thorough rebranding for the Meals on Wheels organisation in the US; a charitable organisation that provides healthcare, meals and company to elderly citizens who need it most....

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Advertising

Hannibal Lecter and Captain Picard lighten up

Modern television has long been heralded as “The new cinema.” With hit dramas such as Breaking Bad, Game Of Thrones and Broadchurch redefining what is possible in the medium of long-form drama, a medium which might lack the funding of its...

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Features

I’m donating my earnings from Creativepool to a guy in Nigeria

A few weeks ago, I urged you not to read my latest blog. So if you took my advice, well done, and I hope you enjoyed the five minutes of your life that I kindly gave back to you. If you didn’t, thank you for loving my writing too much. Note to...

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Events

Advertising Week Europe Live Streaming from the Newsroom Studio

Live from the Advertising Week Europe Newsroom Studio Stage Advertising Week Europe has 200+ events including more than 180 seminars and workshops. World-class industry thought leaders take the Advertising Week stage to tackle the industry's issues...

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Events

Advertising Week Europe Live Streaming from St James's Church

Live from the Advertising Week Europe St James's Church Advertising Week Europe has 200+ events including more than 180 seminars and workshops. World-class industry thought leaders take the Advertising Week stage to tackle the industry's issues and...

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Events

Advertising Week Europe Live Streaming from the YouTube Stage

Live from the Advertising Week Europe YouTube Stage Advertising Week Europe has 200+ events including more than 180 seminars and workshops. World-class industry thought leaders take the Advertising Week stage to tackle the industry's issues and...

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Events

Advertising Week Europe. Live Streaming from ITV Stage

Live from the Advertising Week Europe ITV Stage at Princess Anne Advertising Week Europe has 200+ events including more than 180 seminars and workshops. World-class industry thought leaders take the Advertising Week stage to tackle the industry's...

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Advertising

Adfest 2015 Roundup

This weekend saw the 18th annual Adfest 2015 Awards take place at PEACE, Royal Cliff Hotels Group in Pattaya, Thailand. Here we'll be running through a few of the most notable wins. Young Lotus Abigail Montana and Margarita Salvador from Lowe...

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Design

The Ultimate Responsive Logo

Fugue Website The New York-based design agency Sagmeister & Walsh has taken a very musical approach with their visual identity for Fugue, a cloud software management brand with a distinctly stylish vibe. The idea was to create an identity that stood...

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Advertising

AWARD Awards present record numbers

A record number of 32 golden pencils were handed out at last week’s 36th annual AWARD Awards ceremony at Sydney's Town Hall, celebrating the most outstanding creative communications work in the Asia Pacific region. 96 silver and 127 bronze...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

Large Hadron Collider: Round Two Remember a few years ago when they turned the Large Hadron Collider at CERN on for the first time and half the population seemed to fear that a global catastrophe was imminent? We all just, kind of forgot about it...

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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

M and M Direct - Start Saving Quite how a catalogue clothes company manages to use that name, without falling foul of the chocolate people (whose ad we reviewed last week), I'm not sure. Perhaps it's because their ad is so anodyne and dull, the...

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Technology

Total Eclipse of the Galaxy

Samsung is taking advantage of today’s eclipse with the launch of an eclipse-themed multichannel campaign around its new Galaxy S6 handset. The push, which forms part of Samsung’s global ‘Next is Now’ campaign, launches the...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Vivid Sydney M&C Saatchi’s Bang PR has been appointed to represent the Vivid Sydney festival for the second year running after a competitive agency pitch.

 Vivid Sydney is a festival of light that transforms the Harbour City with its...

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Advertising

Preparing for Launch: Launches of the Week

KBS Shanghai KBS officially opened its doors in Shanghai this week, marking its formal entry into the Chinese market. The new office is led by Douglas Lin, partner and CEO, and Jonathan Ip, partner and chief creative officer. KBS has already begun...

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Advertising

Hires of the Week

Havas Worldwide Havas Worldwide has announced Coral Garvey as head of art for the New York office. In her new role, Coral will collaborate with senior leadership across the agency's portfolio to ensure Havas' creative offering is best in class....

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