For those looking to expand their creative advertising knowledge past the channel, here are some awesome books you should dive into.
It's some real LITerature (I apologise for that). Read up!
In this month's top reads our CEO, Anant Sharma, looks at passwords rendered from brainwaves, the rise of no-frills brands and a national obsession with KitKats...
Gosh. What a summer. What great weather. So lovely to see everyone so bloody...
While most of this year is history, I hope you are ready, willing and able to celebrate the fact that the best is yet to come.
Are you focused on sharpening your skills for 2019? If so, some of the world’s most elite organisers are preparing...
When you think of Monzo, beyond the unmistakable hot coral card the company's meteoric rise springs to mind. The self-professed challenger bank of the future, Monzo aims to make money work for everyone with its innovative model.
The firm, originally...
Dutch Design Week is renowned for future thinking and concept-driven projects, making it one of the top design events of the year. This year’s exhibit revolved around something that’s top of the agenda for everyone from governments to...
Creativepool held its annual Connect: London festival at Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery last week with two days of inspiring talks, workshops and networking events for the creative industry.
The packed programme saw the action take place across...
For all you Adobe Photoshop beginners out there, Blending Modes are the basic effects you'll need to familiarise yourself with to greatly enhance your photos.
Multiply, screen and overlay are my favourites but you should play around with them a...
At Connect: London this week, Stuart Wilson, creative director at McCann Central, will host a session about deepfake technology and look to take the audience on a journey around the subject.
Deepfake is an AI-based technology used to produce or...
Wahaca by Without
Mexican-style street food restaurant Wahaca in the UK has has been given a rebrand by London-based design studio Without with a focus on illustration.
The new branding centres around a line-drawn, illustrated logo of a hand...
Arnold steps down at AMV
Rosie Arnold (pictured) is to step down from her role as creative partner at AMV BBDO.
Arnold was most recently head of art and creative partner but spent 33 years at BBH, where rose to creative director, prior to joining...
This year’s John Lewis Christmas ad has finally arrived and is led by the story of British music legend Sir Elton John who fronts the film.
The Boy and His Piano opens on the singer in his living room as he begins to play his classic tune Your...
Simon Richings, ECD at digital creative agency AnalogFolk, will appear at Creativepool's Connect: London festival next week alongside Miguel Alvarez, director of technology, to offer insight on how artificial intelligence (AI) can be harnessed as a...
November 11 2018 marked the 100th Armistice Day since the end of World War I (WWI). It struck me how - despite all being tragic - most wars and conflicts have quite a different ‘feel’ in the public psyche.
I think a significant part of...
Pick up the first foldable smartphone
Chinese tech firm Royole has beaten Samsung to launch the world’s first foldable smartphone.
While Samsung recently unveiled its own bendable offering, Royole’s flexible phone-tablet hybrid is...
Cocoa Jones - Supple Studio
The new branding for young chocolate product Cocoa Jones has been created by Supple Studio with a colourful theme that brings through the heritage and cultures of its two founders.
The luxury confectionary company was...
Better boosts senior management team
Brand agency Better has appointed two new members to its senior management team, including Simon Preece who joins as associate brand director.
Preece will support the agency’s strategic growth, service...
I’m like one of those annoying reformed non-smokers who coughs, passively aggressively, as you spark up a social cigarette. I’m like the vegan who mocks you for eating Quorn, the new mum who tells my childless friends they haven’t...
Burberry - Close Your Eyes and Think of Christmas
Vodafone - Christmas Covered
Agency: Ogilvy UK
Director: Gary Freedman
Production: Independent Films
Visa - #KeepItLocalThisChristmas
Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi
Muji's all weather bus
Japanese brand Muji has revealed designs for an autonomous shuttle bus built for all weather conditions, set to hit the road in three Finnish cities by 2020.
The public vehicle, called Gacha, is designed in collaboration with...
Animal Planet by Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
New York-based design studio Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv has rebranded nature channel Animal Planet led by a new distinctive logo intended to be better recognised across all platforms.