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Trends

Creative Stranger Things are happening

Next weekend the world will be turned upside down as the 80s return for Halloween in the style of Stranger Things inspired costumes and activations to celebrate the release of Season 2 on October 27th on Netflix. Topshop has teamed up with Netflix...

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Inspiration

Top 13 Inspired Halloween Projects for 2017

Cover photo: National Express by 3 Colours Rule I am always blown away by the variety, quality and quantity of creative work uploaded to Creativepool every single day. I delve into the site and an hour later, not unlike a Wikipedia black hole, I...

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Top Hires of the Week

Twelve Creative agency Twelve has announced that former Geometry Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Partner, Martin Smith, has been appointed as its new Group Strategy officer. Starting the role in mid-November, Smith will also play a role in...

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Events

Digital Day – Sign Up to Inspire

“What do you want to do when you leave school?” For many students, it’s one of the toughest questions to answer. It’s also one of the reasons Digital Day exists - and it’s helping students and digital agencies...

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Account Wins of the Week

agenda21 Digital - Addison Lee agenda21 Digital has been appointed by Addison Lee, the world’s largest managed car company, as its’ lead digital marketing agency to help drive the business’ expansion in the UK. Effective...

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Events

DWA brings you the October Creative Calendar, Part II

With each new day, you can guarantee that some very bright people are planning get-togethers designed to have massive impacts for everyone involved. The settings can be musical, artistic, creative, academic or business-focused; these are events you...

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Top Hires of the Week

Leo Burnett Leo Burnett London has invested heavily in its creative department, hiring a diverse range of talent from across the agency world. Dan Fryer and Gate Lambert join Leo Burnett as a creative team from Fold7, where they worked on everything...

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News

The 7th Annual Lovie Awards Winners

On Wednesday 11th October 2017 we announced that Sir David Attenborough/BBC, FKA Twigs, VICE Germany, Russell Brand, Brian Eno, WIRED UK, Sky Italia, UNICEF, Amazfit App, Skyscanner, The Economist, Red Bull Racing, Dagbladet and IKEA are among the...

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Advertising

Rapunzel, Rapunzel... you need your eyes checked

Jelly London’s animation director The Kitchen have produced a short animation to promote Specsavers free home eye tests in their latest TVC​. Marrying the story of Rapunzel, a fair maiden in distress and her knight in shining armour, with that...

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Careers

Portfolios: The Basics.

So you’ve got your kick-ass CV in front of someone, they love it, now what? In our industry, it’s work samples. Ultimately these are what’ll get you sat in front of someone for an interview. Lots of designers have their own websites, that’s...

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Account Wins of the Week

Atomic London - Royal Opera House Atomic London has been appointed by the Royal Opera House to create the campaign around the transformation of the iconic London theatre through its Open Up project, due for completion in autumn 2018. The Royal Opera...

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Events

Are you in need of the Tapestry Treatment?

Ready for a Halloween Makeover? Enter for a chance to win the Tapestry Treatment and a £75 Selfridges voucher We're offering the opportunity to have your image transformed this Halloween using the magic of post production! No dressing up or props...

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Top Hires of the Week

Havas London Havas London has appointed former 101 London Partner & Head of Strategy, Clare Hutchinson, as its new Executive Strategy Director. In this new role, which she starts in November, she will report directly into Havas’ European Group...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

18 Feet & Rising - Popchips Popchips, the Californian snack brand, is poised to launch its first global ad campaign after appointing 18 Feet & Rising as its lead creative agency. It is the first time the 10-year-old brand, which markets itself as a...

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Ben Leeves for Jungle

Jungle Studios, the Soho-based full service audio post production facility that brings together award-winning sound design and music for advertising, promo and broadcast, has announced the appointment of Ben Leeves. Ben, who has over 20 years’...

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Events

DWA brings you the October Creative Calendar, Part I

With each new day, you can guarantee that some very bright people are planning get-togethers designed to have massive impacts for everyone involved. The settings can be musical, artistic, creative, academic or business-focused; these are events you...

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Top Hires of the Week

Mindseye MindsEye have announced the signing of directing duo Mindcastle to the MindsEye roster for commercial representation. Danielle Krieger and Casey Warren are MINDCASTLE. Together they create powerful emotional storytelling. They developed...

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Design

New Talent Alert: Nice Shit and Everyone's favourite

Things have been busy over in Jelly London HQ! We have signed not one but TWO new directors onto our animation roster. Nice Shit - our fresh animation collective from Argentina and Italy. Self-confessed storytellers, character lovers and detail...

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VCCP launches Car Park Poker for Virgin Games

Vlad, history’s most improbable vampire, returns for his latest jaunt with Virgin Games. This time he’s turning everyday situations into fun social games, starting with a car park #CarParkPoker, a live-streamed game that people can engage with...

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Account Wins of the Week

Splendid Unlimited - Royal Holloway Royal Holloway, University of London, has appointed Splendid Unlimited to transform the institution's website experience to communicate its reputation as one of the UK's best universities. Royal Holloway is ranked...

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Careers

To attend or not attend the awards is the question…

As we start to enter the awards season we often find people and businesses are torn as to whether they should enter, attend or do neither. You only have to cast you mind back to early summer when Arthur Sadoun, the new CEO for the Publicis Group...

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Features

Jack of All Trades: Why the classic agency model needs fixing

The traditional agency model used to work. An agency builds a team of trained and dedicated full-time 'creatives.' A client brief lands, a team of in-house talent is assembled, and tasks are assigned. The work is delivered and the time billed - all...

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