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Brands and the Cult of Celebrity

Greenlight’s Tim Waine on how icons can still breathe new life into brand campaigns. Remember that ad featuring Cheryl Cole and L’Oréal? Times and trends may change, but celebrity brand endorsements remain one of the most powerful...

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Creativity: an ode to joy, not a song to drudgery

Imagine if Ludwig van Beethoven were around today. With so many distractions and crazy growing technology, would he be as musically creative as when he was only surrounded by his imagination, piano keys and silence? The truth is… it’s...

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The Future: Lifestyle Branding

Customers are increasingly pushing for more experiences - viewed as a luxury to share and embrace. Lifestyle brands need to give consumers bigger, better, bolder and more distinct experiences. Lifestyle branding is about: Storytelling and engaging...

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5 Licensed Lions Win at Cannes

With Cannes Lions a distant, sun-soaked memory Greenlight looks back on our favourite Cannes Lion Winning Campaigns and the casting, music and rights clearance needed to make them happen. Adidas “Original is Never Finished" Entertainment for...

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Creative Opinions: The Wunderman/Possible Merger

Mergers are funny old things. More often than not, they're lambasted as job-eating, austerity driven moves that are more about branding than innovation, and result in work that lacks personality and clients feeling like they've been thrown from...

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Consumers don’t want advertising bullsh*t

A view from Jason Foo... WARC’s ‘Lessons from the world’s best campaigns’ session at Cannes Lions was an impressive showcase in how brands ought to focus less on talk, and more on action. Josy Paul, Chairman and Chief...

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How AI can help us be more human again

From Leonardo da Vinci to the writer Zora Neale Hurston, artists throughout the ages have been inspired by muses. Today’s muses come in a very different form, however - like IBM cognitive computing system Watson. “It’s a new...

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Creative Opinion: Brands can no longer afford to ignore diversity

Pam Grossman, Director of Visual Trends at Getty Images, explains how, whilst they have made significant progress, brands still have their work cut out for them if they want to champion true diversity. Pam Grossman​ Technological advances have...

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How our office disco loo boosted business performance

A view from Mike Cullis... I’m a big believer that a workplace should both reflect and inspire the spirit of a business because it has such a fundamental impact on teams of people, quality of work and, ultimately, success and profitability. Soul...

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5 ways to boost your content for foreign markets

Robert Gorby, VP of SMB Business at SDL, examines 5 simple ways in which marketers and advertisers can boost their localisation efforts without spending a fortune. You would have to have been living on a desert island or under a rock to have missed...

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Beyond Billboards: The true potential of OOH

When the vast majority of us hear or read the phrase "out-of-home advertising," we picture exactly the same thing; billboards. Big, beautiful billboards. They still occupy our high streets and motorways despite the incredible shift into the digital...

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Cannes Lions 2017: Artificial Intelligence with Wain Choi

In partnership with 90 Seconds, Creativepool caught up with the Wain Choi, Chief Creative Officer for Cheil Worldwide Seoul, at Havas Cafe in Cannes. Wain explained the importance of representing creative work, and inspiring the creatives of the...

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Cannes Lions 2017: The influence of imagery with Paul Foster

We took a break from the busy, bustling crowds on the Croisette and sat down with Paul Foster, Senior Director, Creative Content at Getty Images to talk about the 20th Year of Young Lions and imagery at Havas Cafe. Paul believes in the power of...

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21st Century Women: An alternative view of Cannes 2017

As this year’s Festival of Creativity draws to a close, it’s safe to say that Cannes 2017 has been predictably unpredictable. From a semen testing app scooping a Grand Prix, through to the epic 17-minute film triumph from, of all brands,...

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Cannes Lions 2017: LGBT Heroes with Jackie Stevenson

We took a break from the sun and sat with Jackie Stevenson, Founder & Global Managing Director of The Brooklyn Brothers at Havas Cafe during Cannes Lions to chat about the importance of entertainment in communications and conversations in...

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The need for a Strong and Stable message

On the 18th April, Theresa May left the door of 10 Downing Street and stood in front of the world’s media to announce that she was calling a general election. In her speech, she said, “Last summer after the country voted to leave the EU, Britain...

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Are politicians targeting you on social media?

I'm going to go out on a limb here and presume that at least 75% of the people reading this piece have an active Facebook account. Such is the all-encompassing ubiquity of the great social media titan, that it's not unrealistic of me to make this...

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Creative Opinion: Eurovision and YouTube

Matt Phelan, CEO of 4Ps part of NetBooster Group, on how Eurovision uses YouTube to elevate the event to a new global audience. On Saturday, the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) was held in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, with the...

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What's on your mind Facebook?

At Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference last month, the social media monolith revealed a – up unto now – secret department called Building 8, which has been working behind the scenes on the company’s most secretive and controversial...

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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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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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An Interview With Nayaab Tania

Tell us a bit about yourself? My names Nayaab Tania, I'm 21 years old and a Stylist/Director based in London. Most challenging job to date? It would have to be the Adidas x Bape Campaign that I styled. I felt the pressure on this shoot as it was...

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Interviews on AI: Connecting Automation and Intelligence

Alongside my recent pieces, Tech Trends: AI in 2017 and Creative Opinions on AI, I also conducted a series of interviews with some varied and insightful industry figures about their own experiences, hopes, thoughts, feelings and fears regarding the...

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Creative Opinions on AI

Dan Koren, Head of ADI at Wix.com, on how AI is creating a new market standard for web design. Currently, artificial intelligence is mainly associated with robotics and self-driving cars. Nonetheless, major advances in AI technology have opened the...

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