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Design

KFC collaborates on first fashion collection with Katie Eary

To mark the launch of a new, more sophisticated and calorie conscious lunchtime menu item called the Ricebox, as well as London Fashion Week, KFC challenged British designer Katie Eary, to design a clothing collection in a lunch hour to reflect the...

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There's a new Colonel Sanders in town and he's hilarious

Until this morning, I honestly had no idea that Colonel Sanders didn’t create the now globally ubiquitous KFC brand until he was 65 years old. That’s pretty bloody inspiring if you ask me. My dad’s 63 and his idea of a colossal...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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The Week In Advertising

Barclays - Code Playground There can be few things more important to a kid's education right now, than teaching them code. Whilst nothing is guaranteed, it's surely their best bet for a productive career in later life. So Barclays have launched an...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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BBH say you can win 50 years of KFC

Finger licking fast-food chicken brand KFC is celebrating 50 years in the UK with a series of campaigns created by BBH London. The work will span the whole year, beginning with the multichannel “Families” campaign that launches today....

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HEEEEERE'S MEATBALLS! Ikea recreate the Shining in creepy Halloween ad

The iconic and terrifying hallway scene from Stanley Kubrick's seminal adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel “The Shining” has been spoofed in a pretty spot-on new 90-second ad for Swedish home furniture giants Ikea, just in time for...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Back Rub? The brands that changed their names.

On page one of 'The Bumper Book Of Branding' (which doesn't exist), we're told that a successful brand starts with a successful name. Y'know, something memorable, something that resonates with the audience. Crack the name and half the battle is won....

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Ocean Outdoor - BBC Three/Hyundai (Piccadilly Lights) Hyundai has renewed its commitment to both Ocean Outdoor and the UK’s most iconic DOOH location, confirming that it will continue to maintain its presence on the iconic Piccadilly Lights...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

JJ Creative Integrated marketing agency JJ Creative has recruited two highly established creatives, with over 40 years of combined industry experience, to add to their growing team. Rick Gillham and Kat Wild join the Oxfordshire-based JJ, whose...

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Top 10 Ads of the Week

DUKE - Foxy Bingo and Casino Foxy Bingo and Casino recently launched a series of six tongue-in-cheek ads for its new above-the-line (ATL) campaign. Created by London based creative agency DUKE, the first ad, “Dance Moves,” premiered last...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

R/GA - PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)/Guinness R/GA has won the PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) agency review. The agency beat out incumbent Deutsch, Huge and other unnamed agencies to win what we’ve learned is a per-project assignment for the...

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Top 10 Ads of the Week

Smörgåsbord - Visit Wales Welsh actor Luke Evans, who will star as Gaston in the new Disney remake of Beauty and the Beast, is starring in an atmospheric new TV ad for Visit Wales, designed to promote the country’s 2017 Year of...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Above+Beyond (See Header) Above+Beyond begins 2017 with three new hires across its Strategy and Design teams, to work across the agency’s client base including Amazon, Betway, Meantime Brewing Company and Unilever. Toby Steinberg comes to...

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Top 10 Ads of the Week

Leo Burnett London - McDonald's Leo Burnett London has created a pretty beefy new campaign for McDonald’s, which turns the focus onto the actual meat for the first time in recent memory, a bold move considering McDonald's has never really...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top 10 Hires of the Week

IAB UK Jon Mew has been announced as CEO of the IAB (Internet Advertising Bureau), making him the successor to Guy Phillipson, who recently stepped down from the role. Mew has been at the IAB since 2008, joining as head of mobile before being...

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Top 10 Ads of the Week

Brothers and Sisters - Carphone Warehouse This Christmas, Carphone Warehouse plans to let the nation know that literally everyone can come through its doors and find the best possible deal. Rather than creating some lofty, emotional Christmas ad,...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) Sarah Golding, CEO and Partner of CHI & Partners, was today nominated by IPA Council members as the preferred candidate to succeed Tom Knox as President of the IPA in March 2017. Golding will be...

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Trends

Creativepool City Guides: Stockholm

Stockholm’s creative energy is dynamite, something evidenced by the sheer amount of agencies and digital pioneers who are expanding from their Stockholm bases to open offices further afield in Europe and even as far as America. Chances are, if...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Top 10 Ads of the Week

Faster Horses - Somerset House Faster Horses and Somerset House, the centre for contemporary culture in the heart of London, have released a film to launch Somerset House Studios. Somerset House Studios is a new experimental workspace for artists,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top 10 Hires of the Week

M&C Saatchi M&C Saatchi has announced the appointment of the highly regarded Sian Cook to the role of Managing Partner. In her new role, Cook will lead one of the agency’s largest accounts, Woolworths. Cook comes to the role from BBH, London...

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Top 10 Ads of the Week

Leo Burnett - McDonald's McDonald’s has launched a dependably bold new TV spot from Leo Burnett promoting its Chicken Legend range. The spot features an incredibly intimidating Judo instructor at what appears to be a village hall and a man...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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KFC chicken scented sunscreen sells out

It takes a lot to surprise me when it comes to adland, but one thing that has genuinely given me pause for thought in recent years is the (albeit still rather niche) trend of companies creating beauty products to flog their brand. First there was...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top 10 Ads of the Week

BBH London - KFC BBH London and Giles Ripley from Partizan have cast “Randy O’Brien,” the bogus KFC Chief Apology Officer, in a tried and tested comedy classic, the faux corporate apology. Hand-crafted in a single shot, what starts...

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Top 10 Ads of the Week

BBH London - KFC BBH London and Giles Ripley from Partizan have cast “Randy O’Brien,” the bogus KFC Chief Apology Officer, in a tried and tested comedy classic, the faux corporate apology. Hand-crafted in a single shot, what starts...

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Cannes Lions 2016: The Grand Prix Winners

While the 2016 Cannes Lions has been and gone, now that the dust has settled, and we've all gotten over our collective hangover, let's take a gander at all 27 of the major winners from the festival. Below you'll find every 2016 Cannes Lions Grand...

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Cannes Lions 2016 Network of the Year goes to Ogilvy & Mather

Whilst the final days of the 2016 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity might have been coloured a little by results coming out of the UK on Friday morning, it can't be denied that it was a pretty incendiary year, especially when it came to...

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Top 5 Ads of the Week

McCann HumanCare - Docusol How could I not begin this week's run of creative excellence with a spot involving a singing nappy? The online film, by McCann HumanCare, is part of children's constipation brand Docusol's “Make a Nappy Happy”...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Cannes Lions 2016: Monday's Top Highlights

As part of our continuing coverage of the 2016 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity as official partner, we'll be bringing you the daily highlights from the festival. Ogilvy & Mather take Glass Lion and Two Grand Prix On the third day of the Cannes...

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Features

Dubai Lynx: Hephzibah Pathak Interview

As a final note to accent Creativepool's constant coverage of Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity on its 10th birthday, we tracked down Hephzibah Pathak, Global Brand Head and member of the Ogilvy India board, to gather her thoughts on...

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DDB help New Zealanders build their own McDonald's burgers

I've never been a big McDonald's fan (more of a KFC man myself), but the more I see of the brand's overseas executions, the more I'm starting to believe that's because we're being poorly served by Ronald and his cohorts when compared to the rest of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From KFC to Budweiser

Wolff Olins - Enel Wolff Olins has created a bold new brand identity for electricity and gas company Enel, which aims to mimic the idea of moving energy. To convey this message, each letter in the new logo includes a cursor that echoes a light bulb...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week: Week 4

Wieden+Kennedy - Bud Light The Bud Light Party is Coming American football confuses me. Quite honestly I just find the whole garish spectacle to be a little too much for my fragile British constitution to handle, so when it comes to The Super Bowl,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top 5 Ads of the Week: Week 3

FCB West - Electronic Arts Electronic Arts and their agency FCB West have hired educational children's entertainer Bill Nye (the science guy) to front a brand new campaign to launch the next evolution of its gaming subscription service, Origin...

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Agency of the Week: Ogilvy & Mather

Going into the Red in Asia Ogilvy & Mather has announced the launch of OgilvyRED, a new consulting arm that brings together senior strategic specialists to consult on marketing transformation for brands in the Asia Pacific region. OgilvyRED will be...

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