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Ogilvy & Mather employees honoured at the ADCOLOR Awards

Two employees from Ogilvy & Mather have been recognised for the 8th Annual ADCOLR Awards, which honours top individuals in the advertising, marketing and entertainment industries who endeavour to catalyse diversity within their professions. Ashley...

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Microsoft dig deep and spend $2.5 billion on Minecraft!

In a deal that has been rumoured for a while now, Microsoft has bought Mojang, the Swedish creators of the phenomenally successful Minecraft, for a reported $2.5 billion. Officially announced on Monday afternoon, both Microsoft and Mojang spokesman...

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Thank you, U2...for giving us something to moan about on Twitter

Looking down my Twitter feed, it seems to me that the 140-character-loving public has forgotten something. They've forgotten how to be interesting. That includes me, incidentally, before you go and tweet something rude @Ashley_Morrison in response. I...

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Apple CEO hints at a future in TV

Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, has recently hinted that, whilst the company has recently made its first big reveals of the year in the shape of last week's unveiling of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, there might still be a few tricks left up...

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Warc 100 database name 2014's top agencies and brands

The Warc 100 database, which tracks international winners of effectiveness and strategy awards, recently named Ogilvy & Mather New York as the Americas top creative agency, PepsiCo as the top advertiser and Samsung Galaxy as the top brand, according...

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Memac Ogilvy named AOR for Pearl-Qatar developers

After an extensive review, the Qatar-based United Development Company has selected Memac Ogilvy as its advertising agency of record, with the team chosen to lead all strategic branding and creative efforts for the Qatari shareholding company. The...

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Ogilvy & Mather kick-off the Hero Indian Super League

Ogilvy & Mather has developed a TV spot urging Indians to get involved with the Hero Indian Super League with an official TV campaign called “C'mon India, Let's Football!” The TV spot forms the basis of an extensive, 36-day, 360 degree...

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LG usher in the future with new Ultra HD 4K OLED TVs

The South Korean electronics firm LG recently announced its first Ultra HD 4K OLED TV, which is due to hit shelves in the US. The cutting-edge, market leading TV is available in 65-inch and 77-inch classes and offers a picture that combines the...

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First-half profits looking good for M&C Saatchi

M&C Saatchi has posted strong profit and revenue growth for the first half of 2014, with the advertising and marketing company declaring a 15% increase in its dividend to 1.40 pence, up from the 1.21 pence it declared last year. The profits have been...

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MediaCom USA scoops new Subway lead from Omnicom

It was announced yesterday that MediaCom USA has hired industry veteran Thomas Rocco as managing partner and group account director as the lead on the agency's iconic Subway account. He joins MediaCom from Omnicom, where he served as executive vice...

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Publicis poaches JWT's Floriane Tripolino

Publicis Worldwide has named a new business director to manage global accounts across the APAC region. Floriane Tripolino joins Publicis from JWT, where she served as regional business director, overseeing blue chip accounts such as Kellogg's and...

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Time for new Apple products. But is all the fuss justified?

Of all the things Apple do well, creating a hullabaloo is one of the best. Despite ongoing wars and Scotland's bid for independence, the launch of a new product still performed well in the news agenda on Tuesday. Live from Cupertino, the world's...

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Publicis join forces with Adobe

The Publicis Groupe and Adobe recently announced a strategic partnership in order to deliver the group's end-to-end marketing platform 'Always-On'. The bespoke platform automates and connects all components of their client's marketing efforts through...

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Industry

Creative Industry End of Summer Bash: Pool Party 2014

The Creativepool Team believe it’s time for the creative industry to have an End of Summer Bash: Pool Party 2014! Watch Creativepool and friends take over Shoreditch on Wednesday the 10th of September. Look out for our Ubiquitous Taxis, the...

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Win tickets to Wembley for the England v. San Marino Qualifier

Win tickets to Wembley for the England v. San Marino Qualifier at Pool Party 2014 We are all excited for the Creativepool end of summer party happening this Wednesday, but we have some more news! We have a PAIR OF GOLD LEVEL TICKETS up for grabs...

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Braintree join the Bitcoin bandwagon

Braintree, a subsidiary of eBay (eBay acquired Braintree in an all-cash £800 million deal almost a year ago) that deals with the payment processing for a number of popular mobile apps, recently announced that it would be accepting Bitcoin...

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IPG kill off Rouge and find new home for Cadillac

The Interpublic Group (IPG) recently announced that it will be retiring the “Rogue” brand it created to serve Cadillac and will be giving all Cadillac work to Lowe and Partners Worldwide in an effort to “Deliver a comprehensive...

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Paul Rudd replaces Jeff Bridges as the “Voice Of Hyundai”

Comedic actor Paul Rudd, who is perhaps best known for his roles in comedy hits such as Anchorman, I Love You, Man and This Is 40, and is currently filming a role as the superhero Ant Man in the Marvel film of the same name, has been named as the new...

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Could Fubar Radio be the future of online broadcasting?

UK radio is in surprisingly good shape. As the first electronic media mankind ever enjoyed, we might reasonably expect it to have been overtaken or eradicated by something more futuristic. In fact, listening figures are pretty robust and, although...

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TBWA partner with Airbnb as new Global AOR

TBWA, the Omnicom owned global advertising agency, has been named the global agency of record for Airbnb, the San Francisco-based hospitality website, which effectively acts as a social networking site for lodgers and landlords looking for short-term...

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TBWA eyeing up a potential six new South African acquisitions

According to TBWA\South Africa CEO Derek Bouwer, TBWA is looking to acquire as many as six new agencies over the next year within the region. The group, which is owned by the Omnicom holding company recently acquired 80% of HDI Youth Marketers, the...

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Publicis scoop Coca-Cola design agency for Leo Burnett

It was announced yesterday that the Publicis Groupe is to acquire the design agency Turner Duckworth on behalf of the Leo Burnett network, which it owns. Turner Duckworth is most known for its designs for Coca-Cola, particularly its 2012 redesign of...

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Congratulations - 5 Pool Party 2014 Ticket Winners

Congratulations too the 5 lucky winners of a exclusive #CPoolParty14 ticket for The Industry Bash of The Year! Take a look at our Vine below of us using our very sophisticated way of choosing the winners. On the 10th of September, Creativepool...

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APAC Effie Awards announce 2015 chairman

Jarek Ziebinski, the chairman and CEO of Leo Burnett Asia Pacific, has been named as chairman of the 2015 APAC Effie Awards. Next year will mark the second annual APAC Effies, which will continue to honour and celebrate the Asia Pacific region's most...

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Guinness amplify the “Artist's Journey” in new ad

The latest ad from Guinness, a brand renowned for their zeitgeist defining advertisements, features instrumental post-rock group “And So I Watch You From Afar,” in a spot (below) that aims to promote the globally popular stout brewers'...