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Entertainment

DDB and Icona Pop pull a complete 360

Swedish pop duo Icona Pop, have released their new single “FU” straight to their most loyal fans through a live online concert streamed in partnership with DDB Stockholm and Samsung. The idea was to create a unique concert that could be...

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Advertising

The Launchpad: The newest agencies opening their doors this month

This is a new monthly article focusing on the most exciting new agencies opening up across ad land. If we've missed any you think deserve a mention, feel free to let us know in the comments below. Billion Dollar Boy hits the Big Apple London-based...

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Advertising

Play 'Spot the Ad' with D&AD's Next Awards campaign

What do Nirvana, Guinness, Honda and Spike Jonze have in common? They all have work that stars in the 2016 D&AD Next Awards campaign. Here, some of the most iconic photographic and film works of all time have been creatively re-imagined by F/Nazca...

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Inspiration

24 Days of Lever Street: Manchester's Giant Advent Calendar

Think you’re too old for advent calendars? Feeling like a bit of a scrooge? Bored of being forced to consume tiny pieces of molded chocolate on a daily basis (stay with me)… well this might just be for you! Manchester-based agency True...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Publicis

Claiming a batch of Epica Awards for charming, but serious animation For the COP21 Climate Change Conference currently happening in Paris (until December 11), WIZZdesign produced a poignant film with director Leyla Kaddoura for Publicis Nurun and...

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Careers

10 Tips for contacting Agents & Publishers

In a recent article I pulled together 10 Tips for Creative Writing; remember those? Okay. So you’ve followed the tips, come up with some of your own besides, and penned that fantasy novel / autobiography / collection of short stories…...

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Features

I should of pacifically mentioned that...

On Saturday night, I was at a party. (Yes, I do get out sometimes; it’s not all tracksuit bottoms in front of Grand Designs, you know.) Anyway, at said party, I was speaking to a guy about the Davis Cup finals - yay, Team GB! - and he said that...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Swedish Cuisine to the BFAs

Kessels Kramer - NRW Forum Kessels Kramer has designed a new identity system for NRW Forum, the German cultural centre, based around the phrase “Change is the only constant.” Taking this as a starting point the only thing that is certain...

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Inspiration

Paris Dispatch: Creativepool ♥ Palais de Tokyo

Fun, it seems, is something we adults are a little short on. These days, the word is something we’ve learned to measure out or schedule in. It’s time to let lose; and we know just the place… Palais de Tokyo is easily the coolest...

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Economy

HS2 Crewe and Leeds hub designs begin to emerge

As the Government brings forward the deadline for its £55.7 billion high speed rail network HS2 by six years, design visualisations have emerged for stations in Crewe and Leeds. Based on an advisory paper by David Higgins, the chairman of HS2,...

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Entertainment

Real life Crystal Maze to open in London next year!

Of all the annual Christmas specials, the one that always made my heart sing as a youngster were the Crystal Maze specials, where a group of hapless adults were replaced by a group of equally hapless children. It gave me a giddy thrill to see kids...

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Advertising

Saatchi London keep families together with Sausages & Chips

Saatchi & Saatchi London and Richmond Sausages have launched a nationwide “Sausages & Chip” campaign, which continues Richmond’s signature family focus with a brand positioning that centres on the extreme lengths to which parents...

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Advertising

London shoppers experience the worlds most widely used toilet

Generally speaking, campaigns based around toilets will often utilise pretty broad humour to get the point across, because we all know, toilets (or at least what happens on them) is usually quite funny (come on, admit it). But a sobering new campaign...

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Technology

The latest highlights & trends in Tech

This device will stop hackers at the front door Start-up company Dojo Labs has created a connected device designed to scan your home and protect against malware, viruses and cyber attacks. The US-based team of security experts and hackers felt that...

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Advertising

The Black Friday Roundup

Black Friday isn't a real thing. At least it wasn't until recently, but in recent years it appears to have become one of the most successful American imports since Breaking Bad. Thankfully the droves of rapid shoppers largely migrated online this...

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Design

Brandalism advertise the truth in Paris on Black Friday

Sometimes, ads lie. This is a fact, but as an affiliate and propagator of the industry, it's a fact I often attempt to mask with frilly words and subtle humour. It's (more often than not) a comforting and well-intentioned lie, but it's a lie...

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Trends

Paris Dispatch: Meet the team behind the quaint shop OMY

When you discover OMY’s shop fresco for the first time - nestled inbetween quaint, Parisian side streets - you're locked in a moment of childish awe. In front of you looms a giant map of Paris; it covers the whole of the building, and it's...

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Technology

Technology, Great Minds and The Natural History Museum

The Director of London's Natural History Museum, Sir Michael Dixon, has spoken out about the importance of the impact technology can have on visitor experience. Speaking in the museum's Darwin Centre as a part of London School of Business and...

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Careers

Creative Writing Tips from the experts

They say there’s a novel in all of us… so far I’ve found a dozen short stories and a handful of poems, but I’m working on it. With that in mind, I took a trip to my old haunt Manchester Metropolitan University for the...

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Advertising

Top Account Wins of the Week

Leo Burnett India - General Mills Leo Burnett India has won the integrated communication mandate for the entire product portfolio of General Mills in a multi-agency pitch, with most top agencies participating. After Bajaj this is yet another...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

FCB Inferno FCB Inferno has hired Elspeth Lynn to join its creative department. She will start in January, working directly with the agency’s clients, which include BMW, Beiersdorf and Sport England, and report to joint Chief Creative Officers...

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Design

OMA win design rights on huge Manchester arts venue

OMA, the design firm founded by Rem Koolhaas, is to build its first major public building in the UK after winning an international competition to design The Factory in Manchester. The £110 million project will create a major new theatre and arts...

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Advertising

JWT Brazil and Coca-Cola build a bridge for Santa Claus

Despite being something of a notorious scrooge amongst my friends and family, I'm still a sucker for a well executed Christmas campaign, and when it comes to well executed Christmas campaigns, Coca-Cola might very well be the kings. Indeed, it's...

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Advertising

Wonder what you look like as a singing yeti?

British fashion label Ted Baker has famously shunned conventional advertising throughout its 26 year history. Indeed, Ted Baker remains one of the only brands to have been built into an international designer label without an international...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Grey London - KOOVS Now this is something truly impressive. Many people balk at the idea of using a music video as advertisement, as they see it as some kind of infringement on artistry. That's largely bollocks though, as I'd argue that any music...

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Design

TFL and Barber & Osgerby unveil final Crossrail designs

The interior designs for London’s new Crossrail trains from design duo Barber & Osgerby, have been unveiled by the Mayor of London and Transport for London. Barber & Osgerby have acted as design consultants for the interiors, working alongside...

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Design

Introducing the Department Store for the Mind

A new online store has opened, which solely sells products designed for emotional health and well-being, focusing on psychological needs rather than physical ones. The Department Store for the Mind has been created by Sophie Howarth; a teacher,...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: J. Walter Thompson

Signalling the first signs of Christmas for Quality Street The First Signs of Christmas J. Walter Thompson London has teamed up with Quality Street to signal the real signs of Christmas by showering a street (and a cinema audience) with a blizzard...

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Design

The IKEA team explores innovation in their new lab Space 10

As a child, I always loved visiting IKEA, which I promise isn't half as odd as it sounds. Not only were the meatballs simply divine (they appear to have lost a little of their lustre of late though), but the IKEA closest to us featured not only a...

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Features

The Black Cab Interviews: Emma de la Fosse, CCO EAME OgilvyOne

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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