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Inspiration

The 10 best ever Christmas ads that you should watch today

It’s that time of the year! In mid-November, brands usually rush to release their best Christmas ads and capture a precious slice of attention from their target audiences. Due to the shortage crisis, this year was a bit different, but...

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Inspiration

Ads that made history: the Christmas Truce of Sainsbury’s

I was in a classroom, leaning over my desk as my Storytelling tutor dimmed the lights in the room, when I watched the 1914 Christmas ad for the first time. As someone who hadn’t lived in the UK until 2017, I’d apparently missed out on a...

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Inspiration

STOP THINKING!

This article is 2238 words. If you don't expect to zone out for at least 40% of them, I want you to stop reading now because you are probably not in a creative field, so this is not meant for you. Ironically, this article is for the few who have...

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Inspiration

How FMCG brands can thrive post-COVID

The pandemic has driven a long-term shift in consumer behaviour, says STB’s Lois Blackhurst - and brands must respond accordingly. Food shopping during the pandemic has been an ongoing source of stress and anxiety for many. While demand for...

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Ads that made history: that time Old Spice broke the fourth wall

I was still in high school when a friend of mine showed me a distinctive ad, featuring a man as he talked directly at the camera. I had never seen an ad like that before - and certainly not in my overly traditional home country. To think that over...

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