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Getting the message. Was WhatsApp really worth $19billion?

'Merry Christmas' - that's how it began. On 3 December 1992, Neil Papworth from Sema Group, used his PC to send this written seasonal greeting to the phone of a Vodaphone executive. By 2010, 6.1 trillion SMS text messages were sent annually. That is...

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VCCP Partnership scoops IAB’s Agency of the Year award

VCCP Partnership has been awarded the Internet Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) Creative Showcase Grand Prix to become Agency of the Year. The agency scooped the award after receiving the most honours for outstanding digital campaigns throughout...

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How 'ambition' became a dirty word.

Do you remember Cait Reilly? She was the graduate who brought a legal case against the government after she was forced to abandon her voluntary work with a museum, and replace it with unpaid 'work experience' at Poundland. Both situations allowed her...

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Features

I just wanna be adored...

Heralding from the age of creative recruitment, where leads and sales were championed through the art of face to face meetings, the closing phone calls and the golden age old rolodex of contacts, ok, I’m not that old, to embrace the wonders or...

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Facing the music. Did The Brits' PR campaign go too far?

You may not have noticed, but they held the Brit Awards last night. You may not have noticed because the TV coverage attracted fewer viewers than any Brits this century. Whether this is a failure of broadcasting, marketing or pop music will remain a...

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Features

It's over. Is it ever okay to fire a client?

Firing a client is an unusual notion - counterintuitive even. Business norms suggest an enterprise will always welcome the presence of as many paying customers as possible. So why would anyone ever sack a client? Actually, although it would be a...

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Not on the High Street appoints WCRS after 5-way pitch

Not on the High Street has appointed WCRS as its new creative agency after a five-way creative pitch. WCRS will be responsible for creating a new brand platform that will be marketed across all marketing channels as Notonthehighstreet seeks to build...

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Creativepool is going to SXSW

Big news this week! Creativepool has been selected by UKTI (United Kingdom Trade and Investment) to be a part of the UK Demo Day at SXSW! UKTI scoured the UK to bring you the best of British Technology and they found us to be exactly what they were...

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Features

I’m LMAO. Y? Just cuz it’s gr8 2 C U! Lol!

I remember when all this were fields. And young people had respect for their elders. And dash it all, people spoke English PROPERLY in my day! Yes, I’m sure we’ve all heard the same old rant - if not from grandparents then from the old...

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Digital desire. Will humans ever fall in love with robots?

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. Depending on your point of view, this is the point in the year when you make a special effort to show your affection and appreciation for the significant person in your life; or a cynical exercise in consumerism, carried...

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WorldPay appoints DigitasLBi as lead global digital agency

WorldPay, the established global leader in payment processing, has appointed global marketing and technology agency DigitasLBi as its lead global strategic digital agency. The appointment follows a five-way competitive pitch. DigitasLBi will now...

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The SYZYGY Group dramatically raise their stakes in Ars Thanea

The SYZYGY Group (a digital communication and marketing network based in Frankfurt) made a big move for the big leagues earlier this week when they significantly upped their investment (from a 26% share to a major 70% share) in the Warsaw-based,...

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I Heart Studios take over Shoreditch Art Wall #iheartcreates

We sat down with the Creative Director of I Heart Studios, Martin Winslade yesterday to talk about their most recent takeover of the Shoreditch Art Wall. The creative for Underated went live yesterday so head to Shoreditch and see it in the flesh....

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Inspiration

Human Flesh Fonts

Font design has never been so competitive, so technically advanced, so multi-platformed. These days just about anything can be formed into an eye catching font, aesthetically enticing enough to be snapped up by graphic designers, all you need is...

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Use and abuse. Can we really make the internet a safer place?

Yesterday was 'Internet Safety Day'. Which pretty much proves the pointlessness of things having days dedicated to them. Unless the internet was substantially and provably safer for the entirety of 11th February 2014, or yesterday marked the point...