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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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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

bigdog Full-service, integrated marketing agency bigdog has announced that Harman Randhawa has joined its management board as Associate Director. Reporting into Managing Director, Ross Faulkner, he will be leading the client services team while also...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

VCCP - Cadbury At an exciting time for the evolution of the Cadbury brand, and following a global review of agency relationships, the iconic chocolatier has appointed VCCP as its new global lead strategic and creative agency partner. Often referred...

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Trends

Licensing Nostalgia

Advertising is no stranger to nostalgia driven marketing with sentimental ads resonating particularly well with millennial audiences. Harnessing the power of your audience’s favourite childhood memories may not deliver the culture changing,...

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Events

Cannes Lions 2017: The Inaugural Creativepool Influencer Lunch

Every year, Creativepool celebrates the inspiring and innovative leaders that shape the future of the creative industry through the Top 100 Influencer List. To honor the success and champion the efforts of the men and women behind the best creative...

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Entertainment

The Smalls launch first ever brand-led film fund

Not only is film one of the most competitive industries to break into, it is also expensive, costing an average of £10,000 to create a short film. Many ambitious filmmakers have struggled to pursue their dreams because of a lack of funding....

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Awards

New Blood is Coming. Make Way.

D&AD New Blood Festival is the place where it comes to life, with up-and-coming creatives from around the world putting the future on display. Over a thousand graduates, from some of the best creative courses, will be showcasing their work in east...

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Economy

Lack of accountability and investment blamed for NHS cyber attack

A “lack of accountability and investment” in cyber security measures has been blamed for the recent so-called 'Wannacry' virus that hit NHS IT systems in the UK last month in a report released today by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS). The...

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Awards

There’s More Time to Enter The Lovies!

Missed the Final Entry Deadline for the 7th Annual Lovie Awards? Not to worry: By popular demand, the deadline has been extended to Friday, 28 July. You’re proud of the work you’ve created this year, so give it the chance to be...

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Careers

Having a niche, an area of expertise as a Creative

Within the Creative Recruitment Sector, we notice the importance and advantage of having specific industry or market knowledge more and more. Carving out your own niche, becoming an expert within a specific area or sector (beyond Creative, think...

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