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Top 10 Hires of the Week

VML VML has announced the promotion of Chris Wood to Executive Director of Europe, and Amanda Farmer to Managing Director of London, as the agency expands its global operations. Wood, has led VML's London office for the past five years in his role...

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Design

Tim Nicholls uncovers the lost beauty of the Artcade

Some of my fondest childhood memories involve cycling to the local arcade with a handful of 20 pence pieces and experiencing the kind of immersive experiences my Sega Mega Drive simply couldn't offer. Of course, with the passing of time and the march...

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The Prince’s Trust launches 40th Anniversary campaign

To celebrate its 40th Anniversary, The Prince’s Trust has launched a year-long campaign to reconnect with everyone who has been a part of the charity’s history. The aim of the #partofPT campaign is to galvanise The Prince’s Trust’s network of...

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Ads of the Week

Ad of the Week: RKCR/Y&R – The Home Office Disrespect NoBody Iv'e always been a big fan of puppets. It probably has something to do with being raised on a steady diet of The Muppets and Fraggle Rock from an early age. Regardless, if a campaign...

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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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So Over It: Barbie's Rebrand

These days, Barbie has come to stand for a biologically impossible body shape, vanity, narcissism and the aspiration to do nothing more than hang around all day with Ken. She’s certainly not a figure of female empowerment. In fact, it’s...

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Agency of the Week: J. Walter Thompson

Amsterdam introduces a new identity for Spa The Rain Project J. Walter Thompson Amsterdam has created a new digital campaign for Spa mineral water, which includes an online film called “The Rain Project,” with supplemental video content...

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MEC launch “Take Off The Tape” social campaign for Mind

Mind, the mental health charity, and media agency MEC have launched an exciting new campaign alongside a raft of celebrities and ambassadors encouraging people to open up about what is making them anxious. The social media driven campaign known as...

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Dubai Lynx Live: Remy Kurpershoek Interview

The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity is celebrating its 10th birthday this year, and as an official partner, we're continuing to bring you interviews with some of the top creative minds at the festival. Creativepool Founder Michael...

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New campaign aims to reduce 'women as objects' in advertising

Today is International Women's Day, so it's rather appropriate to ask ourselves, as an industry, whether we are actually taking gender equality seriously. Badger & Winters say we're still part of the problem, not the solution. Badger & Winters is an...

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Dubai Lynx Live: Dave Budge Interview

As you may have noticed by now, Creativepool's founder Michael Tomes has been rapidly interviewing industry leaders at Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity on their way to and from judging, speaking, and all sorts of other events, as part...

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Dubai Lynx Live: Christian Waitzinger Interview

Furthering our partnership with the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity in its 10th year, Creativepool Founder Michael Tomes (trying on his best German accent) sat down with Sapient Nitro's Continental European ECD Christian Waitzinger...

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Dubai Lynx Live: Susan Credle Interview

The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity is celebrating its 10th birthday this year, and as an official partner, we're bringing you interviews with some of the top creative minds at the festival. Creativepool Founder Michael Tomes had an...

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Dubai Lynx Live: James Murphy Interview

Our coverage of Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity continues. As the festival celebrates its 10th birthday, we're continuing to bring you interviews with some of the top creative minds at the festival. This morning, Creativepool Founder...

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Dubai Lynx Live: Anathea Ruys Interview

Continued coverage at Dubai Lynx brings Michael Tomes face-to-face with Anathea Ruys, head of FUSE APAC, Omnicom Media Group, who has been over at Lynx judging as President of the Branded Content & Entertainment Jury. "Brands and companies are being...

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Dubai Lynx Live: Kei Shimada Interview

The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity is celebrating its 10th birthday this year, and as an official partner, we're bringing you interviews with some of the top creative minds at the festival. Creativepool Founder Michael Tomes had an...

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Dubai Lynx Live: Nick Eagleton Interview

As part of our partnership with the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, which is celebrating its 10th birthday this year, we're continuing to bring you interviews with some of the top creative minds at the festival. This morning,...

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Dubai Lynx Live: Karolina Galacz Interview

Our non-stop coverage live at Dubai Lynx saw Michael Tomes link up today with Karolina Galacz, Deputy Creative Director at Y&R Hungary. She's come a long way from home in order to judge in the festival's Promo & Activation category. "Try to be less...

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Dubai Lynx Live: Jeff Povlo Interview

We're continuing to bring you the best and most insightful interviews from the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, which turned 10 this year. This morning, Creativepool Founder Michael Tomes sat down with Jeff Povlo, Founder and Brand...

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Dubai Lynx Live: Ton Habraken Interview

As part of our partnership with the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, which is celebrating its 10th birthday this year, we're continuing to bring you interviews with some of the top creative minds at the festival. This morning,...

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TBWA help Playstation reconnect with its sporty roots in France

Despite its identity as a gaming brand, PlayStation is a brand that's always been actively involved in the world of sports, and the brand wanted to reaffirm its commitment this year by signing a three year partnership with the prestigious French...

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Big Four agencies dominate Dubai Lynx shortlists

The lion's share of the Dubai Lynx Festival of Creativity shortlists were released yesterday, with Leo Burnett, J.Walter Thompson, Impact BBDO and Memac Ogilvy leading the nominations. Leo Burnett will no doubt be attempting to repeat its double...

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The Week in Branding

SomeOne create flowery identity for Hello Student SomeOne has created the new brand identity for a student accommodation service from Empiric Student Accommodation, which aims to provide accommodation and services for student living. The consultancy...

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We're Thinking We Need To Build A Better Mousetrap

Visionaries with brains of creative gold often have one thing in common: flurries of ideas but an inability to set one down and bring it to life with a focused mind. Thus begins the business of agencies and creative and producers and art directors...

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Inspiration

Creative Cultural Calendar for 2016

It seems like every year the creative calendar gets bigger and 2016 is no different. But with more festivals than you could shake a pencil at, how do you decide what’s worth your money? We’ve taken a look at the year ahead and pulled out...

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Native advertising may be the future, but at what cost?

Radical moves at BBC Three and The Independent (they've both moved to on-line only platforms) is all the proof we need that UK media is furiously chasing around trying to find the new paradigm. A financially sustainable platform with a healthy,...

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Inspiration

Focal Point: Being brave with Believe in®

The Believe in® team love inspiring bravery in their clients. Moving them on from safe to risky concepts and delivering simple, powerful designs as a result. We're converts, and they've got us asking: What would it look like if you chose to be...

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Dubai Lynx Live: Simon Gosling Interview

In yet another coup scored thanks to our partnership with the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Creativepool founder Michael Tomes sat down with Simon Gosling, Creative Evangelist...

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Dubai Lynx Live: Bharat Thakrar Interview

Continuing our extensive coverage of the 10th annual Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, Creativepool founder Michael Tomes sat down with Bharat Thakrar, CEO of WPP Scangroup, one of Africa’s leading marketing and communications...

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Dubai Lynx Live: Rod Findley Interview

As part of our continued coverage of the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, which is celebrating its 10th birthday this year, Creativepool founder Michael Tomes sat down with Rod Findley, Executive Creative Director at global creative...

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Design

The Future of Designing Healthcare Brands

As we continue to see healthcare take on the lifestyle category, design has a crucial part to play in championing this shift and creating a new expression around health empowerment. Healthcare is becoming more of a lifestyle category than ever...

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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Exploring New Realities The New Revolution at Six Flags As a fan of both roller coasters and VR, this news really excited me, and had me semi-considering booking an immediate flight to LA. This is the rather boldly named “New...