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Features

The Black Cab Interviews: Charlie Sells, CD & Founder of Jelly London

Creativepool worked in collaboration with friends from Brightmove Media, production support by Ground Control and music by Tin Drum Music for the second series of The Black Cab Interviews in London. In the back of a signature London black cab,...

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Design

Charlie Hebdo cover unites millions against religious fascism

By now you will almost certainly have seen the front cover of today's landmark edition of Charlie Hebdo. Indeed, it might even be your Facebook profile picture by this point. But whilst the image in question might seem a little tame given the events...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

If you were on a precipice, maybe you should just let go

Last week, I posted one of my most successful blogs this year. "Top 10 worst corporate phrases" was for all you folk out there who hate ugly jargon such as “reach out”, “touch base” and “push the envelope”. You...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Social Media

Facebook F8 Announcements

Say what you like about Facebook, but Mark Zuckerber's social media monopoliser has (for better or worse) become an integral part of our shared cultural heritage in recent years. Who amongst you, the media-savvy Creativepool reader, could honestly...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Whatever happens, I urge you NOT to read this blog post

I'm serious. Quit while you're ahead. Or rather, quit while you're not as far behind as you will be if you keep reading. Apart from its arguable entertainment value, it will not enrich your life, make you cleverer, funnier or wealthier. Or even feel...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advice

Blogging: what are the rules? Are there any?

by Ashley Morrison The other day, I was at a party and talking to someone who wrote for a technical magazine. Personally, I'm a generalist; unlike him, I don't have one particular area of expertise. So that means, as a freelance copywriter, I've...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Design masters: Happy 40th birthday to Rubik's Cube

"Oh that's shit, that's shit!" No, not a line from a rap song or a complaint from some disaffected yoof that they're misunderstood...or even Charlie Brooker commenting on something or other that actually does demand a bit of snorty ridicule. No, the...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advice

Opinions - Dead heat. Why The Exclusives is unfair on us all.

by Magnus Shaw Perhaps we shouldn't expect anything more from ITV2 - after all, this is the home of Celebrity Juice, Life On Murrs and The Only Way Is Essex. But while those shows may grate and irritate, they manage to avoid devaluing and...

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Inspiration

Company Spotlight: Why Leo Burnett London is lovin' life

Leo Burnett London has been dining at advertising’s top table with its McDonald’s client for more than three decades and continues to reinvent the brand as the world evolves. In the past year, the agency has cut through the crowded...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Features

Talking Cannes Lions 2019: Key themes from this year's festival

As the dust settles after another sun-drenched week in the South of France, a selection of industry experts give their views on the key themes in 2019. Aside from the usual networking, parties and late-night Gutter Bar action, here's what else made...

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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Changing perceptions of Race for Life

Race for Life returns in 2019 with a message to encourage everyone to join the charity event and help beat cancer through a campaign by Anomaly. Matt Roach, one of the creative directors on the project, talks about what went into making the work and...

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Advertising

Top hires this week

Isobar ups Gill, Sytsma Isobar has elevated Simon Gill (pictured above, front, alongside CEO Steven Moy) to chief experience officer for EMEA and Daniël Sytsma to chief design officer of EMEA with immediate effect. They will be critical in...

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Inspiration

Anxiety, loneliness, heartbreak, Peanuts

Peanuts! A children’s comic strip, with the coolest dog in the world, reaching more than 350 million people in 75 countries. But a comic strip way ahead of it’s time, addressing modern day neuroses such as anxiety, loneliness and...

Posted by: Stephen ONeill
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Trends

The information age is dead

The information age is dead In the later part of 1971 Ray Tomlinson sent the first email, since then telecommunications and computer networks have become increasingly complex and powerful. Today every aspect of our lives relies on fibre optics and...

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Advertising

Ads of the Week: The best of Fathers Day and other stories

Recipe - Birdseye Birds Eye is building on its #Solidaritea campaign, championing parenting and putting an end to “parent shaming.” The new campaign showing solidarity with parents is breaking in the run up to Father’s Day on June...

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Features

Creative Opinions on Cannes Lions 2018: Big Trends and Big Changes

The big theme for Cannes Lions 2018 is change. Out with the old, bloated, elitist festival of old and in with the more svelte, measured and inclusive festival of new. The major changes Cannes Lions is instituting for 2018 are as follow:- The...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Raconteur A women-led tour de force is in full swing, as Marissa Puget and Olia Ougrik take the mantle of ownership of Raconteur, the Los Angeles and Paris-based consultancy known for their creative storytelling approach to publicity, marketing, and...

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Trends

Ad Trends 2018: An uncertain industry in a state of flux

When looking ahead, it's always important to keep one foot firmly rooted in the past, particularly when examining adland, which has been in a state of flux for years now. With agencies and brands alike shifting their allegiances towards digital with...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Account Wins and Acquisitions of the Week

Publicis - Diesel Diesel, the legendary fashion brand part of the OTB group, has appointed Publicis Italia, the agency led by Bruno Bertelli, Global Chief Creative Officer of Publicis WW, to handle its global creative and strategy account. The...

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Advertising

DogPay Lets Your Dog Do The Shopping For You

When it comes to shopping, owners and dogs don’t often have the chance to do it together. But OgilvyOne and Purina’s Bakers brand have teamed up to put reality on hold for one day and make it possible for dogs to go shopping. Introducing...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

AKQA Italy Umberto Basso has been appointed as Managing Director of AKQA in Italy. Prior to this role, Umberto was Head of Emerging Technology at AKQA, and will now report into Matthew Bain, International Managing Director. Umberto will oversee AKQA...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Edelman Deportivo Edelman UK is looking to Stockholm to accelerate its creative ambitions consolidating its capabilities under the Edelman Deportivo banner. Stockholm based Deportivo was described by Contagious in January 2017 as the “best and...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Karmarama (See Hero Image) Karmarama has hired Rob Chandler and Daniel Prestes as Strategy Lead for Data-Driven Content and Strategy Director respectively. Rob joins Karmarama following a year-long consultancy role, working with companies such as...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi Magnus Djaba has been appointed by Publicis to take on the newly created Global President role at Saatchi & Saatchi, with current global CEO, Robert Senior, departing to pursue personal plans. Djaba, the UK CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi...

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Advertising

Ogilvy & Mather tackle Cyberchondria for healthcare app Babylon

As a nation of hypochondriacs, it's become all too common for us to reach for Google to analyse our health concerns before actually booking a doctor's appointment. The problem is that Google often only serves to underline our worst fears, so before...

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