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Features

How AI can help us be more human again

From Leonardo da Vinci to the writer Zora Neale Hurston, artists throughout the ages have been inspired by muses. Today’s muses come in a very different form, however - like IBM cognitive computing system Watson. “It’s a new...

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Consumers don’t want advertising bullsh*t

A view from Jason Foo... WARC’s ‘Lessons from the world’s best campaigns’ session at Cannes Lions was an impressive showcase in how brands ought to focus less on talk, and more on action. Josy Paul, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer;...

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News

What happens when you blow the doors open?

Picfair is a revolutionary combination of experiments that might just change an entire industry. The first experiment is in openness. Image licensing has been a closed door for decades - despite living through the biggest proliferation of images in...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Clarity and dynamism with Ian Macfarlane

Ian Macfarlane is a London-based graphic designer, working with a variety of clients and companies to deliver everything from broadcast to book publishing, corporate reporting to visual identity. Ian has been selected to judge for the D&AD awards and...

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Inspiration

How brands are using: Podcasts

At the start of 2017, Rawvoice, a data firm that tracks 20,000 podcast shows, reported that 75 million people listed to its podcasts each month, and in the UK alone, statistics show that 4.7 million people download a podcast every week. Squarespace,...

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Advertising

Adland shows off its true colours for Pride London

Adland has really got stuck in for Pride London this year. We've already covered the wonderful official “Love Happens Here” campaign by WCRS, but that was only the tip of the rainbow. Here, we've gathered a few of the more interesting...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Leo Burnett - McDonald's McDelivery McDonald's has handed its £77m global advertising account for the new McDelivery home-ordering service to Leo Burnett London after a pitch involving roster agencies. McDelivery has now begun testing in the...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Jellyfish Diageo’s head of programmatic, Gawain Owen, is set to join independent digital agency Jellyfish as Digital Strategy Director on 1 August. With over 15 years of industry experience, Owen is widely recognised as a digital industry...

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Advertising

Game of Thrones becomes a Game of Parts

Game of Thrones is a pop culture phenomenon like few others. It's wilfully ponderous and defiantly adult with a capital A, and yet through the power of its deft storytelling and damaged, but relatable characters (not to mention the epic battles,...

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Events

Cannes Lions 2017: Drinks at sunset with Creativepool

It was a pleasure to bring together the Creativepool community for our annual drinks at sunset during Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity 2017. The sun-kissed, floral terrace of Le Canberra and a cold glass of champagne away from the frenzy of La...

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Advertising

Wunderman and POSSIBLE merge to form global digital powerhourse

Wunderman, the leading global digital agency, today announced that POSSIBLE, a multi-service digital agency, has joined its group. The enlarged group will have the scale, expertise and global reach to better meet the demands of global marketers today...

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Features

Creative Opinion: Brands can no longer afford to ignore diversity

Pam Grossman, Director of Visual Trends at Getty Images, explains how, whilst they have made significant progress, brands still have their work cut out for them if they want to champion true diversity. Pam Grossman​ Technological advances have...

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Advice

Which roll?

So you've just gotten your first 35mm camera and you want to start shooting; Which type of film do you use, is there a difference between them, and what film is still being made? For most first-time film users, it's an easy shout to go the 35mm...

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Features

How our office disco loo boosted business performance

A view from Mike Cullis... I’m a big believer that a workplace should both reflect and inspire the spirit of a business because it has such a fundamental impact on teams of people, quality of work and, ultimately, success and profitability. Soul...

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Features

5 ways to boost your content for foreign markets

Robert Gorby, VP of SMB Business at SDL, examines 5 simple ways in which marketers and advertisers can boost their localisation efforts without spending a fortune. You would have to have been living on a desert island or under a rock to have missed...

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Social Media

An in-depth look into Twitter advertising

If you happen to have read any of my earlier posts, or you know me personally, you will know I am not a fan of Twitter at all. They have spent years playing catch up to the big social giants because they changed their channel around way too much, and...

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Inspiration

Music and Musicians - An Inspiration Goldmine

The Creativepool studiocrowd project that searches for artworks inspired by Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly and his eclectic new album, bloom, is no new concept. Artists have been inspired by music (and vice versa) for decades and from a marketing...

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Features

Beyond Billboards: The true potential of OOH

When the vast majority of us hear or read the phrase "out-of-home advertising," we picture exactly the same thing; billboards. Big, beautiful billboards. They still occupy our high streets and motorways despite the incredible shift into the digital...

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Technology

Amazon announce third annual Prime Day

As an Amazon Prime account holder for nigh on three years now, it would be sorely hypocritical of me to cast aspersions at the service as a consumerist cult, but I can at least understand the criticism. What we're talking about, after all, is...

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Advertising

Brands and Bands: The XX music video that's also a Calvin Klein ad

Even a few years ago, the concept of a credible, critically lauded indie rock band collaborating with one of the world's most visible brands would have seemed a preposterous concept. Imagine, for example, 2007 era Arcade Fire writing a jingle for...

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Events

DWA brings you the July Creative Calendar

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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Advertising

Cannes Lions and Ketchum announce Young Lions winners

Virginia Bond Núñez Horcajadas and María Isabel Ortiz Ortega of Shiseido in Spain won the Gold Lion in the eighth-annual Young Lions Marketers Competition at the 64th annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Sponsored...

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