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Inspiration

Christ on a bike! No, Jesus in a marathon

Today I’m on a bit of a high. And not just because I have a rare day off. No, it’s because yesterday I completed my second marathon this year - the 41st BMW Berlin Marathon. For a while there, I didn’t fancy my chances. About six...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Entertainment

New Balance to enter London Marathon at dreaded mile 24

Virgin Money London Marathon sponsor New Balance is plotting an on-course activation at this Sunday’s race to help give runners an unexpected boost at the most daunting part. The global athletics brand will have a presence at mile 24, the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Entertainment

The first ‘literal’ Game of Thrones marathon

There are a lot of things Game of Thrones fans would do in order to be the first to see the latest episode. Indeed, the sheer amount of people who jumped on the recently released leak is a testament to that fact. But how many people would run a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Samsung and Leo Burnett turn gaming marathon miles into charity donations

Samsung has taken an innovative approach to its marathon title sponsorship in Israel by turning the course into a video game event where runners collect virtual coins throughout which the brand will then donate as real money to charity. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Berlin Dispatch: This year's winners at The CICLOPE Festival of Craft

Unlike advertising festivals, CICLOPE Festival focuses on the art of execution, rather than of the ideas. Whether it’s a TV commercial, a mobile app or an interactive installation, CICLOPE believes a the finished result is as important as the...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Features

Creativepool City Guides: First stop, Berlin

Our new City Guides feature is the guidebook you never asked for but always wanted. Conventional travel guides are all good, but they don't really offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a city's creative heart. We're changing all that, by...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

DMY International Design Festival Berlin

For those of you not familiar with DMY Berlin, the annual contemporary design festival is hosted in the German capital, and each year it invites aspiring and established designers to present new products, prototypes and design concepts to an...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Ogilvy Berlin turn Mein Kampf into an anti-fascists bible

Fascism is one hell of a buzzword, and if there could be one fascistic figurehead, it would undoubtedly by Adolf Hitler. Yes, many have accused Donald Trump of holding similar values as the man many still refer to as the most evil to have ever walked...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Berlin Dispatch: Contemporary Art in the Sammlung Boros Bunker

The Sammlung Boros private collection of contemporary art is a remarkable story of history, architecture and artistic curation housed in a former WWII bunker in Berlin-Mitte. The word ‘bunker’ is not used lightly here. The entire...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Technology

Berlin Dispatch: transmediale 2016

With technology advancing in new and diverse directions year on year, it can be difficult to take time to consider the wider implications of its growth on our civilisation. Lucky then, that for the last 29 years, Berlin’s transmediale festival...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

Berlin Dispatch: Goodbye to the catwalk at Berlin Fashion Week

The temperature may have dropped to a Baltic minus 9, but that didn’t chill the atmosphere in Berlin last week. Since Berlin Fashion Week first opened it’s doors in 2007, the fashionable elite have been flocking to Europe’s creative...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Berlin Dispatch: Ciclope International Festival of Craft

For the last two years Berlin has been the home of CICLOPE Festival, the only international event fully dedicated to the craft of moving image. Since moving to the heart of Berlin’s über cool Mitte district in 2012, it has become THE place...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Berlin Dispatch: Grace Weaver’s 'Skinny Latte’ at Soy Capitán

The introduction to Grace Weaver’s Skinny Latte at Soy Capitán Berlin, promises to immerse you in the land of ‘milk and honey’. It’s an ominous assurance, there are emojis throughout the text and everything looks candy...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Features

Berlin Dispatch: Style synthesis with Jadye Perkins

Jadye Perkins is something of a DIY flâneur, having moved from Devon to Bristol by way of Berlin putting together zines and exhibitions with her friends along the way. Out of all the stories of 'creative types moving to Berlin', we like Perkin's...

Posted by: Jade French
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Inspiration

Berlin Dispatch: Slavs & Tatars at Hamburger Bahnhof

Founded in 2006, the art collective Slavs and Tatars have continuously created thought provoking, hilarious and politically charged work. Although taken under the wing of art establishments such as the MoMA, their work also speaks to a graphic design...

Posted by: Jade French
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Inspiration

Berlin Dispatch: Converse x Stüssy at Soto

Last Friday, Soto launched the hugely anticipated Converse X Stüssy collaboration. The only spot for such a clash of lifestyle brands was the shop Soto, with drinks provided by Bulleit and Clique Bier. A selection of hip hop hits filled the...

Posted by: Jade French
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Advertising

Airbnb strike emotional chord celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall

A new national US campaign from Airbnb, the website that allows users to rent out their own homes to tourists and vice versa, uses the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall to tell an emotionally engaging story about two men from opposite...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

The London Marathon: Batman, blisters and PR campaigns

I may be preaching to the converted here, but you’ve gotta love London. A lot of people - and certainly the majority of Creativepoolers - would say it’s the centre of the creative industry, and not just in the UK. But even leaving the...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Inspiration

CP Loves... Berlin's East Side Gallery

by Ashley Morrison Understandably, a lot of people hate graffiti, mainly because it takes the form of the pointless defacement of public or private property with little more than large and ugly "tags," carried out by people who are - usually -...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

The future of retail: lessons from China

A market of extreme competition While America’s top 100 retailers account for approximately 40% of its retail market, China’s equivalent enjoy just 6.4% of total sales of consumer goods. What this means in practice is a market of...

Posted by: AKQA
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Events

Global creative calendar: September 2019

According to research conducted by The EXPERIENCE Institute, there are three main reasons people attend events: education, destination and networking. Your focus may be on advancing knowledge and skills, visiting locations exotic or nearby, or...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Features

Finding your way with location marketing in a world of choice

Taking location marketing as the process of delivering visitors to a specific location or set of locations, one of the simplest solutions is to be visible to people who are looking for the service you offer. As a prime driver of discovery and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Company Spotlight: Picture Farm at your service

When asked how he’d like integrated production company Picture Farm to be perceived, Todd Stewart, partner and creative executive, says the aim is to be known as a “helpful” multi-disciplined collaborator first and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Buzzman shows the power of sport for Paris 2024

The Committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games has unveiled its vision for the event through a campaign created by agency Buzzman. Entitled Sport Can Change Everything, the lead film is a collective call to push limits and get...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Events

Global creative calendar: July 2019

It’s a wonderful feeling to read through the exotic list of locations below and imagine those of you who will be booking flights, securing tickets and investing your time into making exciting new memories. From Hungary to Indonesia, South...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Design

Lacoste replaces logo for Biological Diversity Day

French clothing brand Lacoste has once again removed the classic crocodile logo from its iconic polo shirts to raise awareness for International Day for Biological Diversity (22 May). Save Our Species 2 is taking place today at the brand’s...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Short film for Mercedes-Benz encourages you to #PlayByYourRules

A new short film created by Berlin-based agency antoni encourages consumers to remember who they are by channelling their youth alongside the tagline #PlayByYourRules. The five-minute film (below) introduces an adult male with a busy professional...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Events

Global creative calendar: May 2019

You may not have heard of US-based security analyst Jim Nitterauer, but if your boss is resisting your request to participate in a business conference, he is here for you. In a 2017 Tripwire article, Mr. Nitterauer listed the most common objections...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Features

A Conversation with… Klarna’s Dan Spencer

Klarna is transforming how we pay. The Swedish bank, founded in 2005, provides game-changing flexible payment solutions for customers and merchants allowing consumers to pay for their shopping days, weeks or even months after the purchase. With...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Events

Global creative calendar: February 2019

It's been 32 years since South By Southwest launched in Austin, Texas. March will see more than 150,000 people will convene in the city once again to redefine the cutting-edge in interactive, film, music and culture. The event will focus on trends...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency

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