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Design

London Transport Museum opens Design Gallery and pop-up shop

The recent history of London is a fascinating one indeed, especially when you factor in how the progress of transportation has transformed the city into a bustling, seemingly endless metropolis. The designs that underlined these changes appeared to...

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Features

We’ll pay you the princely sum of £EXP,OSU.RE

You may have seen this picture below doing the rounds on Facebook last week. And if you did and you’re a creative, you may well have chortled knowingly. Because the sad fact is, most creatives I know have experienced this at some point in their...

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Design

Brand Makeovers of the Week

Gretel transform Netflix into a literal House of Cards As maddeningly successful as it has become, few would argue that Netflix is long overdue for a visual upgrade. The internal design team unveiled a new, flatter logo design last year, which...

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Havas opens first UK Village in Manchester

Havas Media UK has expanded its offering in our humble nation by opening its doors in Manchester. Building on the success of Havas Lynx, Havas PR and Havas People, the global marketing and communications group has unveiled the launch of the UK’s...

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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Computing goes horizontal Altwork, a US design company, is set to release an adaptable office chair that lets users sit, stand or lie down while using their computers. The concept is aimed at high-intensity users, meaning people who spend at least...

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Derby opens as Turnkey Content Solution in NYC

Derby, a live-action creative collective and production company, launched this week under the leadership of industry veteran and Executive Producer Mary Crosse. Derby cultivates the industry’s best directorial visionaries including award-winning...

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Design

Say bye to Coco: Is Birch the next trend in packaged water?

British design studio Horse has created a unique log-like carton and a Norse-inspired identity for the aptly-named Tåpped; a drink actually made from birch-sap. Created to help the Finnish drink break into the UK market, the design aims to...

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Features

Crossing Borders: How business stumbled over design

We live in the age of design. We've seen Accenture buy design firm Fjord, making the international consulting firm the latest member of the club of multifaceted companies that are integrating studios. Accenture isn't doing its design savvy moves...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

McCann London McCann Worldgroup has announced Alex Lubar as CEO of McCann London. Currently McCann Worldgroup's New York-based Global Chief Marketing Officer, Lubar will transition to his new role beginning January 2016. He succeeds Zaid Al-Zaidy,...

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Top 5 Account Wins of the Week

Gyro Manchester/Citypress - BRUSH The Manchester office of Gyro and integrated PR consultancy Citypress have been appointed to lead a global marketing and communications brief for BRUSH, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of...

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Our top Halloween highlights for branded content

Halloween is big business in ad land, more so now than ever before, so every brand and agency under the sun is taking advantage of the seasonal madness by bringing a (temporary) spooky edge to their creative advertising work. Here I'll be examining a...

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Design

Slack make a big difference with a small change

On August 25th, the corporate group messaging site 'Slack' unveiled a new way for developers to connect to their service: the 'Add to Slack' button. It was the culmination of a great deal of work, but it was a seemingly small detail that proved to be...

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KOREAT 2015 Unveils Korea’s Top 50 Restaurants Ranking

Korea recently saw the inaugural launch of its very own Michelin Guide-style top 50 ‘best’ restaurants ranking guide in the country, KOREAT. With the aim of creating an authoritative ranking of Korea’s top restaurants for locals and...

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Design

The Old Vinyl Factory becomes a major design incubator

The ground-floor of the Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes, West London, which was at the forefront of UK technological development for much of the 20th century, has been reimagined as an incubator space for start-up product design businesses. The site was...

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Technology

CreateVR wins the new 'Best In VR' at Digital Hollywood Awards

CreateVR and its parent company Create Advertising, took top honours at two prestigious industry awards shows last week, as the respected marketing agency earned Best In Virtual Reality, Based on a Cinematic or Television Experience for its...

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Top 5 Ads of the Week

BBH London – Tesco When I was a wee lad (in the heady days of the mid-90's), Halloween wasn't a particularly big deal. Sure we got together to watch movies we probably shouldn't have been watching and hit up our neighbours houses for Dime bars and...

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Features

How companies convey reliability through their online presence

One of the key things that customers or clients search for in companies is that they can be relied on. Whether this is to provide them with food products, a new mortgage or simply to ensure that they deliver on their promises it is important that...

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Perfect Fools ask us to dream up impossible “Sandwishes”

Jarlsberg, the world-renowned Norwegian cheese makers, are calling on foodies across Europe, North America and Australasia to imagine and share their most “Impossible” sandwich requests. The cleverly titled (because we LOVE a good pun)...

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Job Description: Exhibition Designer

Exhibition designers are responsible for the design and layout of shows and exhibitions. View People View Companies View Jobs Job Description, Salaries and Benefits Exhibition designers are responsible for the design and layout of shows and...

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Agency of the Week: Havas Worldwide

Putting on a peep show in Chicago for Breast Cancer Awareness Month With one week remaining for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Havas Chicago has unveiled a rather provocative new installation designed to extend awareness of the disease and...

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Design

The Biggest Rebrands & Makeovers of the Week

Rufus Leonard - ODEON ODEON, the European cinema chain, has been given a glamorous brand revamp courtesy of Rufus Leonard, all based around the franchises iconic “O” motif, which the design consultancy have said they have aimed to...

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Technology

London's first Food Tech Hackathon with Jamie Oliver

Hackathons traditionally conjure up images of (male) tech brains surrounded by empty pizza boxes, beer cans, caffeine and questionable personal hygiene choices. But last weekend, London’s first ever Food Tech Hackathon blew the cobwebs out of this...

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Communications Council appoints M&C Saatchi CEO as chair

It was announced earlier today that M&C Saatchi Australia CEO Jaimes Leggett, has been appointed chair of Australia's peak industry body, The Communications Council, and will be taking on the role until the next Annual General Meeting in May 2016, at...

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McCann London recruits gamers for unique Halo 5 campaign

For many gamers (perhaps a few Creativepoolers amongst them), today is not simply the 27th of October 2015, it's the day they've been waiting on for years. The launch of Halo 5: Guardians, the latest entry in the blockbuster gaming franchise, and the...

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Retargeting Demystified: Get out of my face(book)!

Contrary to what Google thinks, I am not interested in dating Christians. No offence to Christians, of course - just that I’m married. So I’m getting a little annoyed that when I log on to various websites, I get more or less harangued...

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