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Trends

Ad Trends 2018: An uncertain industry in a state of flux

When looking ahead, it's always important to keep one foot firmly rooted in the past, particularly when examining adland, which has been in a state of flux for years now. With agencies and brands alike shifting their allegiances towards digital with...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Genuine IPG-owned digital creative agency Genuine has hired Adam Kasper and Mitch Blum away from Havas and DigitasLBi, respectively. Kasper, an 11-year veteran of Havas (and a 22-year industry vet) and the advertising conglomerate’s former...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Accenture - Vatican News The Ministry of Communications of the Vatican has appointed Accenture Interactive to help design and deliver its new communications system called Vatican News. The move is part of the Vatican reform aimed at finding new ways...

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Trends

Design Trends 2018: Bold moments, glitches, layers and diversity

I'm not a designer, lacking both the patience and the creative impulse (at least when it comes to images), but design is something I, and almost everyone else on this planet, appreciate on a very primal level. It's the first thing we notice in almost...

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Design

Have yourself a merry little GIF-mas with Enjoy Digital

Leeds-based integrated digital marketing specialist, Enjoy Digital, is spreading some extra special festive cheer this December with the launch of its interactive online Christmas GIF generator. The online application is available here:...

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A year of OOH with Primesight

In 2017, Primesight continued to expand in the world of OOH with the introduction of InLinkUK, winning more airport media contracts and enabling more creative solutions than ever before Here's a round-up of another incredible year: The Wish: 99...

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Advertising

Top 20 Ads of 2017

With digital arguably superseding traditional TV advertising as the most relevant and cost-effective way-forward for the industry this year, it's surprising that we actually enjoyed such a banner year for great, 30-90 second creative content. Of...

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Trends

'Tis the season for festive creative

Cover image "Deer Santa" by illustrator Pete Ellis Whether they be a model maker, photographer, filmmaker, agency, agent or designer, it's a pleasure to see the amazing work that's uploaded every day by the Creativepool community. Here is a roundup...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

CHI&Partners Joining CHI&Partners this week are the talented creative team of Jo Griffin and Tom Dixon, who are coming to the agency after three years at rival London shop WCRS. As the team responsible for the multi-award winning campaign...

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Inspiration

A nostalgic review of Christmas advertising

To coincide with everyone's 2017 Chrimbo advert reviews, we asked Philip James, our Creative Director to do a round up of the Best Christmas Adverts ever..... not just this year! 'Though I am a sucker for a new technology, new cinematic quality and...

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Design

The Year in Design 2017

Netflix get Abstract for the Art of Design series (January) Netflix began the year with the launch of a new documentary series that took an in-depth look inside the beating heart of the design industry, in much the same manner as their previous,...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Mindshare - Unilever Unilever has moved its global communications planning account to Mindshare from PHD without a review. An industry source estimated Omnicom’s PHD employed in the region of 30 people on Unilever’s global communications...

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Technology

The Year in Tech 2017

Amazon's Giant Flying Drone Warehouses (January) In a story that gained a fair amount of traction on social media over the 2016 festive period for obvious reasons, Amazon filed a patent for gigantic flying warehouses back in January that could house...

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Trends

AI in Voice needs UX - are your UX skills developed enough?

The most exciting projects I’ve ever worked on were ones where challenges were presented through the change and innovation of technology, which ultimately affects social culture, communication and human interaction. We are now experiencing fast...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Wunderman/Blast Radius Wunderman and Blast Radius have added a key member to their national leadership team as it continues to grow into one of the country’s digital powerhouses. VP, Creative Director Cass Zawadowski (right) will oversee...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Publicis - Lastminute.com Lastminute.com has appointed Publicis London to its pan-European creative ad account, following the travel brand's split with FCB Inferno only months into the relationship. Publicis London has been tasked with developing an...

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Technology

AI & Creativity

Artwork composited using Adobe Stock Assets by visual artist Sebastian Hue The question as to whether AI could assist - or even replace - human creativity has been asked since the invention of the computer. While some creatives embrace the concepts...

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Events

DWA brings you the December Creative Calendar

With each new day, you can guarantee that some very bright people are planning get-togethers designed to have massive impacts for everyone involved. The settings can be musical, artistic, creative, academic or business-focused; these are events you...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

M&C Saatchi M&C Saatchi has appointed Kate Bosomworth as its new Chief Marketing Officer, marking the first appointment to the management team by Giles Hedger, CEO at M&C Saatchi. Appointed to the Board of Sport England in 2013, Bosomworth has been...

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Trends

Today's colour surge in beauty

Undeniably bold, new and exciting rules for colour are appearing throughout design in diverse sectors. As the new aesthetic Colour Surge takes over, we’re observing a rise in unusual colour pairings in brand identities, brash, bright candy tones in...

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Features

The Best Booths in London

At The Flash Pack, we obviously love photo booths! There's something really nostalgic about cramming into a booth with your friends; getting snapped and receiving a print. All around The Flash Pack studio, you can see booth prints taped to screens,...

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