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Entertainment

Elton John: The Cut – Judges and Call for Entries announced

We already reported on Elton John: The Cut, the competition giving young filmmakers the chance to create the official music videos for iconic Elton John hits, but this afternoon, the judges line-up and official call for entries was finally announced....

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Inspiration

15 Famous Glasses.

Since movies began, we’ve recognised distinctive people and characters from Hollywood and the entertainment scene. We automatically associate certain styles and looks with specific people. One of the most obvious examples of style is the...

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Entertainment

Elton John: The Cut winners announced at Cannes Film Festival

The winners of the Elton John: The Cut music video contest have been revealed at the Cannes Film Festival. The talent competition called for young filmmakers to create the first official music videos for three of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s...

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News

Hey, sugar. Is John Lewis' Christmas ad too treacly?

Could they have been the most expensive two minutes in advertising history? Well, if they weren’t, they certainly weren’t far off. Last Saturday during X Factor - and therefore requiring the sign-off from pop mogul Simon Cowell himself -...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advertising

John Lewis puts away the big guns for Christmas

Last year, Sainsbury’s came under a lot of criticism for their World War II-inspired Christmas ad. Some agreed that it was a tear jerker, while others - in spite of the great attention to detail in terms of period costume accuracy and so on -...

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Design

John Lewis gets big headed about its latest revamp

John Lewis has created the largest home department in central London with a dramatic revamp that includes five individual creative spaces, and an installation designed to calculate customers’ design tastes. The brand's flagship department at London...

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Advertising

John Cooper Clarke asks you to complete his latest poem

Celebrated British punk poet John Cooper Clarke has teamed up with 18 Feet & Rising and Agile Film to launch a new campaign for the National Trust, in which he shares his love of the British coastlines to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Neptune...

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Advertising

David Mitchell & John Hurt save choking babies

In a new film created by BBH, London's St John Ambulance has hired an enviable roll call of comedians and veteran actors to voice characters in an animated short that bears more than a passing resemblance to the classic Disney film, Toy Story. The...

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Economy

Arsene Wenger and John Terry, new voices for the Underground

As part of “London Poppy Day,” commuters will be hearing the voices of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Chelsea captain John Terry on the London Underground today, filling in for the generic announcers. In aid of the Royal British...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Papa John's kick of the NFL season with a new campaign

Papa John's, the internationally renowned pizza chain and official “Pizza Sponsor” of the NFL, has launched a new integrated advertising and social media campaign to coincide with the start of the 2014/2015 NFL season, which kicks off...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

What does working with John Hurt have to do with copywriting?

John Hurt, Sir Neville Marriner and I walked into a bar... No, that isn't the opening of a joke; it actually happened on Saturday. (Yes, it really did.) Luckily, there was no rerun of any alien-bursting-out-of-the-stomach scene. Always a bonus. So,...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Watch and comment: John Lewis’ 150th anniversary commercial

Taking a primetime advertising spot last Saturday night during Britain’s Got Talent, the new television commercial celebrating John Lewis’ 150th anniversary was revealed. Created by Adam & Eve/DDB, the ad is called Never Standing Still,...

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News

Sir John Hegarty says modern advertising is 'sh*t'. Is he right?

“If you look at the UK, we are suffering because we are not putting the time into the idea and there’s empirical evidence to say that the quality of our output has gone down. It’s not my opinion. Empirical evidence from the audience...

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Features

What do apostrophes make? Prizes! The day John Lewis bagged my loyalty

Contrary to popular urban myth, I am not a member of the Apostrophe Protection Society. Yes, I did write a blog about Waterstone’s and the decision from their powers that be to get rid of the apostrophe in 2012. My blog did, incidentally,...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Inspiration

Exploding Lightbulbs by John Smith

As part of an ongoing exploration of high speed photography, Jon Smith has been filling standard incandescent light bulbs with various objects, liquids and other substances before causing them to explode in front of his camera. In some of his more...

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Features

Spotlight - John Aranda - Photographer

- View John's Creativepool profile. ‘The Philippines via California via London via a camera' How long have you been a Freelancer for? 2 years now, since graduating from Camberwell College of Arts in 2009. Describe your work in one...

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Features

Meet John Simmons

This creativepool blog is a great way to find out more about the people who work in the creative industries and hear how they do what they do. My plan is, every two weeks, to chat with lots of different creative people from around the world. Today...

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Advertising

Leo Burnett's 2017 Cannes Lions Predictions

Leo Burnett has published its 30th annual Cannes Predictions of the top 25 contenders ahead of the 64th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The annual Leo Burnett Cannes Predictions has a track record of nearly 85% accuracy in...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

WCRS - Pride in London Pride in London has appointed WCRS to develop an integrated campaign to promote its 2016 festival, the focus of which is a central London parade on June 25. Pride in London is one of London’s biggest free events,...

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Advertising

What do Lionel Messi and Neil Patrick Harris have in common?

The answer to the headline question is simple; they both appear in groundbreaking new campaigns, with one starring in a campaign for an international airline, and the other starring in a campaign for a 90-year-old fashion brand. Neil Patrick Harris,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Intrude out. Where now for disruptive advertising?

Disruption has always been key to the advertising model. Very few people opt to be exposed to marketing messages, therefore effective advertising has traditionally intruded into the content the audience has chosen to consume - a TV show, a magazine...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Spotlight - Zoe Murphy - Designer

Ever since I was a kid I've cared about recycling, I even started a save the planet club at primary school. Young British designer Zoe Murphy, creates imagery inspired by her seaside home town of Margate, and uses it to print on to recycled interior...

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Inspiration

# Trends. Project Glass. Why Google's new technology is badly flawed.

by Magnus Shaw. Before the introduction of the iPhone and its Android counterparts, mobile phone manufacturers were locked in a frantic competition to produce ever smaller handsets. As soon as a device smaller than a fag packet was launched, another...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Droga5 - Tencent New York-based advertising agency, Droga5, has announced their newest client in Tencent Holdings Limited (“Tencent” or 00700.HK). Effective immediately, Droga5 will work with Tencent on strategic and creative development...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong has announced the appointment of two senior executives to new roles within the digital team in Hong Kong. Manolis Perrakis joins as Head of Creative Technology and Vivi Fitriani as Head of UX/UI....

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Jellyfish Diageo’s head of programmatic, Gawain Owen, is set to join independent digital agency Jellyfish as Digital Strategy Director on 1 August. With over 15 years of industry experience, Owen is widely recognised as a digital industry...

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Advertising

Brands and Bands: The XX music video that's also a Calvin Klein ad

Even a few years ago, the concept of a credible, critically lauded indie rock band collaborating with one of the world's most visible brands would have seemed a preposterous concept. Imagine, for example, 2007 era Arcade Fire writing a jingle for...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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