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Technology

Spotlight: Adobe Edge Animate for Flash users

Adobe Edge is a suite of web development tools developed by Adobe Systems. Edge Animate has been developed as an alternative method of creating browser-delivered content. You can use Edge Animate to build interactive, responsive, animations based on...

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Design

Getty Images expands “Lean In” iStock collection

Getty Images and Lean In, the women’s nonprofit founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, have announced the expansion of the Getty Images “Lean In Collection,” which is now available on iStock. An expert curation of images devoted to the...

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Technology

Method designs head-mounted display for surgeons

With all the technological advancements being thrust upon the world of entertainment, it's only natural (and fair) that these advancements are also being used to benefit us in ways beyond keeping ourselves occupied in the hours between sleep and...

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Features

Do you really need to send that tweet? #PossiblyNot

For about five or six years, I have blogged for Creativepool. During that time, I’ve written 254 blogs, most of which I hope have been either interesting or amusing, informative or insightful. Some will have been more of one than the other, of...

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Technology

Food Futures: Take-out gets more app-etising

Still struggling to order a takeaway from your smartphone? Well, get ready for a new wave of curated food platforms that promise to redefine our relationship with eating-in. Delivery-only restaurants are here, and zero-cost delivery by self-driving...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: DDB Worldwide

Crafting Fargo-inspired wooly wear DDB NZ has teamed up with one of New Zealand’s leading knitwear and textile designers to create the “Fargo Woollens” clothing range to celebrate the second season of FX’s black comedy-drama...

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Advertising

Tesco launch new campaigns in the UK and Ireland

Tesco has marked its return to TV advertising this weekend with major new campaigns in the UK and Ireland. The UK campaign comes courtesy of BBH London (the first major Tesco TV campaign from the agency), and focuses on helping customers, whilst also...

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Technology

IAB UK Digital Upfronts: Buzzfeed launches Branded Content

BuzzFeed’s UK general manager, Kate Burns, and the president of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures, Ze Frank, who had flown from Hollywood especially for the IAB UK Digital Upfronts, chose Monday (October 19) to announce its launch of branded video...

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Advertising

How brands are celebrating Back to the Future Day

It's October 21st 2015, which any self-respecting 80's cinema fanatic will tell you with no small amount of enthusiasm is the date Marty McFly arrives in the future in Back to the Future 2. Of course, this isn't the first time we've caught up with a...

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News

A Gold and Grand Prix win for FCB Inferno at the APG Awards

On the 18th October the Account Planning Group Awards took place in the grand setting of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. The awards are a bi-yearly event celebrating the crème de la crème of planning strategies that have resulted in...

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Design

Spy Studio give Goldsmiths Uni an expressive makeover

Goldsmiths, the famous London University, has undertaken a major repositioning led by Spy Studio, which encourages the university to express itself through a bold and flexible graphic language. The studio was first brought in last year to carry out a...

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Design

Tokyo 2020 Olympics open up logo design after plagiarism fiasco

After ditching its previous identity because of a heavily publicised plagiarism row, the organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have launched a public competition to design a new logo, which isn't just open to the nation of Japan, but (quite...

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Advertising

Grey London celebrate the Great British Boozer for Greene King IPA

I've always loved the atmosphere of the good old fashioned British pub. It might have something to do with the fact my father worked for a brewery throughout my formative year, and it's almost certainly been exacerbated by my general indifference...

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Inspiration

The Manchester Print Fair Highlights 2015

Celebrating print design in all its glory This weekend saw The Manchester Print Fair hit the city, taking over the Edwardian Engine Hall at the People’s History Museum for the second time this year. A regular feature on Manchester’s independent...

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Technology

Global Focus 2015 gives key insights into the digital landscape

As digital developments continue to revolutionise the rapidity and range of information and marketing messages that are communicated globally, the rapid transfer of ideas has naturally had an impact on the technology and advertising industries...

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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

The burglar alarm finally steps into the smartphone age Dan Conlon, the founder of the tech firm that bears his name, have created a new home alarm overhauled for the internet age. Next year the Cocoon by Conlon will be launched for £299. A...

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Advertising

AllTogetherNow capture run faces for Virgin Money Giving

Virgin Money Giving has released a video targeting next year’s London Marathon runners, which captures (and captions) the extraordinary (and surprisingly diverse) range of strained, but amusing faces runners pull as they approach the finish...

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Advertising

AMV casts Gogglebox stars for National Lottery campaign

Gogglebox is a show that sounds like torture on paper, but against all odds, a non-scripted show starring members of the general public watching and casting a critical eye over the week's televisual highlights, has proven a critical and commercial...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Leo Burnett India Leo Burnett India has appointed Sachin Das Burma as Group Executive Creative Director at its Delhi office. Sachin comes to the team having built his credentials across several marquee brands. Sachin joins from Draft FCB Ulka where...

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Advertising

Top 5 Account Wins of the Week

Digital Cinema Media - Curzon Cinemas Curzon has appointed Digital Cinema Media (DCM), the UK market leader in cinema advertising, to grow its ad revenue and build brand partnerships across its expansive portfolio. DCM will take over the current...

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Advertising

CHI&Partners opens applications for graduate scheme

CHI&Partners has now opened applications for its 2016 graduate scheme, which calls for entrepreneurial, creative and ambitious young people from diverse backgrounds across the world to get in touch and earn a career at the agency. The full-service...

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Advertising

2016 D&AD Awards officially open!

Entries for the 54th D&AD Professional Awards have opened, so if you’ve created a piece of work, a campaign, a product, or a movement that has had people exclaiming “I wish I’d done that,” then this might be your year. This...

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Advertising

Cadbury and Fallon mount a search for the new Milk Tray Man

Cadbury has unveiled a new campaign that launches a nationwide search to find the next Milk Tray Man, bringing back an iconic company mascot that was arguably once as integral to the Milk Tray brand as the Milkybar Kid was to Milkybar. Kicking off...

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Design

Gitta Gschwendtner's Fabric of India opens at the V&A

Acclaimed furniture, interior and exhibition designer Gitta Gschwendtner has created a unique new spatial design for the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Fabric of India exhibition, which uses yarn to help house and tell the story of around 200...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi London - Direct Line Some might argue that this campaign has already been run into the ground, but I've really enjoyed it, and that's not just because I have a particular fondness for Quentin Tarantino movies. The latest spot in...

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Technology

The 5TH Annual Lovie Awards Winners Announced

We are so thrilled to share The 5th Annual Lovie Awards Winners, representing the very best of the European Internet across Websites, Online Advertising, Internet Video, Social and of course Mobile & Apps. With 400+ expert Academy members across...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: JWT

Turning YouTube's black bars into ad space for nonprofits When videos recorded vertically are posted to YouTube, two black bars appear on each side, to frame the action. Knowing the relevance of this channel’s audience (with an average of four...

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Inspiration

What to see at Design Manchester this year

Design Manchester is back, and this time it’s all about the Know How. With a manifesto built on celebrating creativity, Design Manchester aims to promote collaboration and inclusivity across the worlds of art, design, illustration, film,...

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Advertising

Feed move to the Tea Building in Shoreditch

This week Feed moves into the Tea Building, the jewel in the crown of Shoreditch High Street, which will give them the room to grow into one of London’s top tier digital agencies. The new office, four times the size of its former location in...

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Advertising

Saatchi &Saatchi launch stunt-filled campaign for Toyota

There is surely still something to be said for ambition in advertising. As easy (and fun) as it is to be passive and cynical about the latest flashy campaigns from the biggest brands, it's more fun to simply sit back and let the spectacle do its job....

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Advertising

The Moment reveals Coffee vs Gangs finale for Kenco

International, London-based content company, The Moment, has completed the third and final instalment from the first year of Kenco’s inspiring and wonderfully unique “Coffee vs Gangs” project. Set in the raw, beating heart of Honduras, the...