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Technology

Cheil and Samsung use VR to help people conquer their fears

Cheil Worldwide are asking people to conquer their deepest fears with the help of virtual reality technology in the Samsung #BeFearless campaign, which focuses on the common fears of public speaking and heights. The campaign seeks to empower young...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: DDB Worldwide

DDB Stockholm turn McDonald's Happy Meals in VR experiences! Happy Goggles To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Happy Meal in Sweden, McDonald's has developed the Happy Goggles, an idea developed in collaboration with DDB Stockholm. By...

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Advertising

Jeep announce interactive partnership with Batman!

Comic book movies are big business. Indeed, the genre has evolved from its fringe beginnings (anyone else remember Howard the Duck?) to effectively monopolise mainstream cinema. Even though Marvel has done its best to corner the market over the past...

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Features

The Black Cab Interviews: Andy Jex, ECD at Saatchi & Saatchi

Creativepool worked in collaboration with friends from Brightmove Media, production support by Ground Control and music by Tin Drum Music for the second series of The Black Cab Interviews in London. In the back of a signature London black cab,...

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Inspiration

In The Toolkit: Seven top creatives share their favourites

Some people buy fast cars or exotic holidays. Others invest their cash in digital technologies or own 500 pairs of shoes. But if there’s one thing a creative’s wallet has a soft spot for it’s ‘kit’. Who can walk past a...

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Design

The Week in Branding

Studio Output create design-savvy logo for the BBC Connected Studio BBC Connected Studio Idents Studio Output has redesigned the visual identity for the BBC Connected Studio, BBC’s digital research arm, in order to make it more...

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Technology

The latest advances in the land of VR

They were always going to make an impact on the VR world in a big way, but reports seem to suggest that Google have some pretty ambitious plans, with the rumours stating that the tech giants are building a standalone headset that doesn't require a...

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Advertising

Ogilvy Pride launches in Hong Kong

For an industry built on a foundation of creativity, inclusivity and forward-thinking idealism, adland still has a way to go when it comes to workplace diversity. We've come a long way since the days of Mad Men of course, but there's still a long...

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Advertising

Brew Dog release the keys to the kingdom with DIY Dog

In a move that most conventional marketers would chastise as throwing the baby out with the bathwater, the craft brewing king pins at Brew Dog have thrown open the floodgates with a remarkable, and daring new initiative. The craft beer company, which...

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Inspiration

Berlin Dispatch: Contemporary Art in the Sammlung Boros Bunker

The Sammlung Boros private collection of contemporary art is a remarkable story of history, architecture and artistic curation housed in a former WWII bunker in Berlin-Mitte. The word ‘bunker’ is not used lightly here. The entire...

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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Atlas is the adorable and terrifying faceless face of the future Atlas – The Next Generation Robotics company Boston Dynamics has developed a new version of its humanoid robot; “Atlas,” which can walk in snow, pick up heavy objects and even...

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Advertising

Doner London & Rankin breathe fresh life into global Geox campaign

Doner London unveiled an integrated multi-million euro global campaign for Italian footwear brand Geox this week, which aims to reposition them as a more modern, emotionally engaging, premium lifestyle brand, with their breathable sole technology at...

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Design

Tokyo Students design an architectural 3D Printing Pen

As someone who actually owns a 3D printing pen, but struggled to even create a decent stick figure after hours of turmoil, this recent development certainly impressed me, but also left me feeling more than a little bit lacklustre. A group of...

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Advice

Take My Advice: Don’t give unwanted advice

My topic this week was going to be “how to write an ebook”, for no other good reason than I’ve been asked to write two in the space of a few weeks. Although I know what I’m doing, I thought it might be interesting to pop onto...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

DDB New York DDB Worldwide has announced the appointment of three executive creative directors at DDB New York. After a strong year of new business growth in 2015, including Pure Leaf, Qualcomm and Huawei, the agency is increasing its creative...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

RKCR/Y&R – Premier League The Premier League has appointed Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R as its first advertising agency of record. The WPP agency will begin working on the advertising, digital and social media account immediately. RKCR/Y&R won...

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Advertising

Lily Cole and FCB Inferno create the Alphabet of Illiteracy

British supermodel and actress Lily Cole has launched a creative campaign, developed by FCB Inferno, for Project Literacy, at the Houses of Parliament. The Alphabet of Illiteracy project was established by FTSE 100 learning company, Pearson, to make...

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Advertising

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...

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Features

What's the point of ads which don't reflect the truth?

The famous advertising agency McCann Erickson's founding motto is 'Truth Well Told'. I've always admired this as much more than a simple corporate strapline, but as a guiding principle for all creative marketing and advertising ventures. I was...

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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: prinkshop

The prinkshop team have issues and they’re the first to admit it. Really big issues, ranging from sex trafficking and education to homelessness and marriage equality. And what do they do about these issues? Well they make pretty cool...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

McCann – Chevrolet From Like to Love Facebook has now become such an integral part of our lives that even a relatively minor new feature becomes a major news story. Jumping on the bandwagon of Facebook's new “Reaction” buttons, which allow...

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Awards

2016 Annual Launch Party

On 10th March 2016, Creativepool will be hosting the Annual Launch Party at the LIBRARY Club in Covent Garden, London, UK. Celebration of the Best The 2016 Annual brought in eight times as many project entries compared to last year’s Annual,...

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Design

Design Thinkers Academy launches in UK

The Design Thinkers Academy is launching in the UK to offer design thinking training for leadership teams at large organisations. The academy was founded in Amsterdam in 2011, and has spent the last 5 years working with hundreds of organisations,...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Droga5

Putting Sir Patrick Stewart and Strongbow together again Strongbow US “Award - Original” Whilst it might be found on the taps at almost every pub in the UK, Strongbow is still something of a niche beverage across the pond, indeed, alcoholic...

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Inspiration

Focal Point: Off to Glasgow with RISOTTO

It's February, it's cold and summer seems a long way away. But Gabriella and the wonderful RISOTTO Studio are injecting sunshine into otherwise grey days with bold and playful prints. Grab your sunglasses and let's soak up the colour. Tell us a bit...

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Advertising

Advertising Week Europe Announces European Roadshow

Berlin School of Creative Leadership, Dutch Digital Design, Future Foundation, The Ad Club and The Marketing Society join inaugural Readshow, with speakers from Spotify, Adobe, Google and more. European Roadshow LONDON, 23 February 2016 -...

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Events

The Deep Dive Report: Rights Here, Right Now

Celebrity sells. It’s a marketing device that can be traced back to the 1760s when Josiah Wedgewood used Royal endorsements to create an aura around his pottery and make the Wedgewood name famous. Later, author Mark Twain licensed his name to...

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Advertising

Charli XCX turns GIFs into Graffiti for Pepsi Max

Fresh from a big win at the NME Awards, where she claimed “Best British Solo Artist,” British pop star Charli XCX has lent her creative flair to a one of a kind piece of “GIFiti” art after teaming up with Pepsi MAX Cherry and London based...