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Features

Beach Meets : Patrick Savile

We first came across Patrick’s work many, many moons ago when he showed at the gallery at a People of Print exhibition - maybe back in 2011. But his recent show at Shoreditch mainstay Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes really blew us away. Get down there...

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Inspiration

Creativepool City Guides: Kiev

As a result of two, bloody revolutions, Russian tensions, and a never-ending series of crises, many of us overlook Kiev as a creative destination. But amongst the bloodshed and upheaval, a peaceful, creative core has emerged at the heart of the...

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Advice

How to decide your idea

*This tool only works if you have a clear focus question and have your ideas pinned down on post-it notes. We often read articles on “how to generate the million dollar idea”, but we rarely talk about how to decide on the idea. The...

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Technology

Can we save the world's coral reefs with 3D printing?

Over the last couple of years 3D printing has been used to build houses and bridges, create new body tissues and organs, and pioneered as a future development through which we'll be able to build space stations and space exploration devices in situ...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Addressing the entire world at what3words

what3words is the simplest way to talk about any location. This London-based startup has given every 3m x 3m square on the planet, a fixed and unique three word address which uses ordinary, everyday vocabulary across 14 languages. By saying...

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Advertising

Channel 4 and ITV Unite Against Dementia for Alzheimer's Society

Channel 4 and ITV are uniting for the first time for a major brand campaign for the Alzheimer's Society, created by McCann London. Launching “United Against Dementia” today (Monday 24 April) from 20:55, this is the first time either TV...

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Technology

Arsenal and AKQA Launch Amazon Alexa Skill

Arsenal FC has become the first Premier League club to launch an Amazon Alexa Skill that will allow fans to live stream matches. Skills are Alexa’s in-built capabilities that enable users to interact with devices, like Amazon Echo and Echo Dot,...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

VCCP - Royal British Legion VCCP Media have been appointed The Royal British Legion’s media planning and buying agency following a competitive pitch process informed by Creativebrief. The incumbent was Maxus. The Royal British Legion was...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Odysseus Arms The San Francisco-based agency Odysseus Arms has added three new members to its creative team: Art Directors Luisa Betancourt and Jarrod Gustin; and Copywriter Clémence Pluche. Betancourt joins the agency from Eleven, where she...

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Entertainment

2017 Natwest everywoman Awards Open For Entries

The NatWest everywoman Awards celebrates the UK’s brightest female entrepreneurs, from innovative start-ups to established multi-million-pound organisations and will this year celebrate its 15th anniversary. During this time it has become a...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

TBWA/RRAD - Amnesty International Current political tensions have led to Arabs and Muslims being mistreated at airports in the USA and Europe because of their passports. Behind this, there is a strong misconception that all Arabs and Muslims are...

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Advertising

IPA Bellwether Reports Rising Marketing Budgets

Marketers have revised their budgets up in the first quarter of the year thanks to a growth in online ad spend, according to the latest IPA Bellwether report, which reports an extension of a record run of marketing budgets’ growth to...

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Economy

Creative Opinions: The Snap UK General Election

When Theresa May announced yesterday morning (18 April, 2017) that it was her intention to hold a snap general election in the UK on June 8 (a move that was since validated earlier today by a vote of 522 to 13), the UK media did what it always does....

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Advertising

Direct Line's New Billboards Hack Car Radios and Geo Maps

Direct Line has announced the launch of a digital out of home (DOOH) campaign (the first using large scale DOOH roadside formats) in support of its new “Onward Travel” proposition. Tailored to match the conditions that consumers see the...

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Advertising

Pre-Roll the Most Informative & Engaging Video Ad Format

IPG Media Lab, the creative technology arm of IPG Mediabrands, in partnership with the video advertising specialists at YuMe Inc, recently announced the results of a scientific media trial examining the impact and value of pre-roll, mid-roll,...

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Advertising

Halifax and Kinetic take the Thunderbirds on a UK Tour

Halifax has collaborated with Greenhouse GroupM and the contextual advertising specialists at Kinetic to create a mobile-interactive Thunderbirds-themed game as part of a wider campaign to reach those people who aren’t ordinarily engaged with...

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Advertising

Kellogg’s Invests £6 million in Crunchy Nut

Kellogg’s is investing more than £6 million in advertising for Crunchy Nut this year, 31% of which will be spent digitally, as the brand reaches out to social influencers in its “Search for the Ultimate Crunchy Nutter” competition. The...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Havas Media - Beats by Dre Apple-owned headphones brand Beats by Dre has picked Havas Media to handle its media planning and buying across EMEA. Havas Media won the business after a competitive pitch againstOMD and the7stars. The media account...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Hoot Comedy Tom Bazeley, (second from left) former CEO of M&C Saatchi, is rejoining the world of production and IP to become chief executive of Hoot Comedy, a comedy production company he helped set up five years ago. He will rejoin Hoot Comedy this...

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Advertising

Adland Celebrates Diversity with #EasterSoWhite Campaign

Today sees the launch of an initiative that seeks to draw attention to the under-representation of the BAME (British Black Asian and Ethnic minorities) community in advertising and marketing, with particular focus on Easter. #EasterSoWhite is the...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Publicis - Fairy Fairy has brought to life the power of a single drop of its famous washing up liquid with a playful art installation of bubbles. Fairy wanted to come up with an engaging way to showcase its unique mileage messaging: “one drop...

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Design

British Vogue hires first male editor, Edward Enninful

Iconic fashion brand Vogue announced this week that Edward Enninful would serve as the editor of their British magazine. This is notable not only because Enninful will become the magazine's first male editor, but also the first black editor of a...

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Features

What is your Moonshot?

Close your eyes for a moment and think about the one big thing that has happened in your business environment over the past year that has directly impacted you. Last January (2016) I set about igniting conversations with companies that had...

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