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Browse the latest news, blogs and thoughts from across the creative sector.

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Design

GIFs, Cinemagraphs & Ballerinas

The GIF turned 30 last year and yet this simplistic medium continues to evolve and amaze. At first GIF's, relegated to flashy, pixelated pop-up ads that made your eyes bleed, were shunned by any sophisticated designer. Now, advancements in mobile,...

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Features

Is advertising art?

Over twenty years ago, I originated (I think) what has become a cliché. I put together a Better Briefing workshop for some of the suits and the planners in the agency. I thought they should know what does and does not help creative people do...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Droga5 - MINI Electric Droga5 London has been appointed to MINI Electric’s global advertising account, following a five-way competitive pitch organised by The Observatory GE. The agency has been briefed on a three-year assignment to develop a...

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News

Get Everyone: The Creativepool Recruitment Competition

Recruitment, it’s a funny old game! Arguably, at times, the most undervalued aspect of any organisation. Internal Talent Teams work tirelessly year after year to meet the demands of Hiring Managers within their organisations, and 2018 is...

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News

Creativepool Annual 2018 Shortlist Announced

Creativepool has officially announced the Annual 2018 shortlist and marked the beginning of the electrifying judging process and the exciting People’s Choice vote. The Annual 2018 is with support from Ambrose Press, 90Seconds, MassiveMusic and...

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Features

A disloyal customer, a chatbot, and a really bad movie.

AI and Customer Retention Practices. A semi-fictional case study. It’s a dark and stormy night. About 10 pm. Maria walks into a store. She goes straight to the pharmacy aisle. She is looking for Melatonin, a popular herbal supplement to aid...

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Trends

101 Color Combinations to Inspire Your Next Design

Color is one of the most critical aspects of a design. In this roundup, we compiled 101 brand new color combinations to inspire your next project. Color sets the tone of any visual, engaging viewers while shaping their perceptions. Whether...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Marcel Sydney Marcel Sydney has announced the newest members of its creative department. The new faces include senior team, Scott Maggs & Alexander Haack (aka "The Cavemen”), creatives Lucy Ochoapetit & Aisling (Ash) Dowling, Grace O'Brien &...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

We Are Disrupt - Canyon UK Canyon UK has appointed We Are Disrupt to drive awareness and sales of the Canyon Fitness range. Canyon’s Fitness range aims to bring their award-winning performance to more riders. Whether you’re cruising...

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Technology

5 ways GDPR will reintroduce creativity into online advertising

Imagine a world where we select the brands we want to see advertising from. Where that advertising is brilliant storytelling and craft. And where our personal data is controlled by us, and we can exchange it with publishers and media owners at our...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Cannabis-infused caramel and other stories

Noise13 - Dovana All woman-led San Francisco agency Noise13 has unveiled a cute, playful identity for Dovana, a “sophisticated” range of cannabis-infused caramel. The agency was approached by the “mom and pop duo,” who...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

DDB Worldwide Omnicom Group President and CEO John Wren has announced the appointment of Wendy Clark as President and CEO of DDB Worldwide. Clark succeeds Chuck Brymer who will assume the title of Chairman. Both roles are effective immediately....

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Inspiration

The Power of User Generated Content: Puddle Jump Gone Wrong

Colin Rudicil had no idea when he filmed a friendly bet, it would become an internet sensation. Right before the video starts, Colin, his friend Lakeem, and a few of his other high school buddies were walking to their local Family Dollar store. As...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

BMB/Eulogy - Pride in London Pride in London has appointed BMB as its creative agency and PR agency Eulogy as its lead agency partner ahead of this year's main parade and festival in July. While BMB will be responsible for Pride’s creative...

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Careers

Discover your creative career

Escape Studios has been at the forefront of creative education since 2002, offering courses in VFX, Games, Animation and Motion Graphics. They work hand in hand with industry experts from top post production studios including DNeg, The Mill, MPC and...

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Inspiration

Five Minutes with Lisa Hogg, EMEA Marketing Director at TOMS

As part of our "Five Minutes with..." Annual 2018 judges series, meet Lisa Hogg. Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? I am a Brand Marketing professional and currently am the EMEA Marketing Director for TOMS, based in Amsterdam. I...

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Advice

Creative Coffee Break: Make it with Adobe Stock.

With Adobe Stock, you’ll always find the perfect asset to make something amazing. Built directly into your favourite Creative Cloud apps, it gives you instant access millions of inspiring images, vectors, videos, templates and 3D assets. Plus,...

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Features

What makes a great UGC campaign?

Since its inception more than 10 years ago, user-generated content (UGC) has had a storied career. From a few videos on a then little-known website called YouTube in 2006 to full-blown media campaigns harnessing the power of real people, the...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Stink Studios Stink Studios has grown its leadership team with the appointment of Kate Sutherland, L.A. Ronayne and Jim Hunt. Sutherland joins as Executive Producer from BBH, where she lead Digital Production. She was part of the successful team...

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Advertising

Super Bowl Ads 2018

Whilst traditional TV advertising has long been superseded by digital as the most relevant and important medium for marketers and agencies alike, adland always resets itself for one night in February. One night where ad spend is at an annual high and...

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The Unsustainable Nature of Crunch Culture

You’ve forgotten what your family looks like. It’s been months of overtime. Leaving the house before they’ve woken up, coming home after they’ve gone to bed. You tell them that ‘it’s expected, and everyone else is doing it’, well aware...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

CP+B - Goose Island CP+B has won creative duties for Goose Island Beer Co, which became one of AB InBev’s first craft acquisitions back in 2011. The agency first tweeted about their new partnership last week, and the client confirmed the...

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Inspiration

Five Minutes with Sam Moore, Head of Digital at Carlsberg

As part of our "Five Minutes with..." Annual 2018 judges series, meet Sam Moore. Tell us what you do for a living? Head of Digital at Carlsberg. What does that involve? I manage the digital user experience for both On Trade customers (e.g. Pubs...

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