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Technology

Southampton FC reveal fan-first digital platform from Delete

Southampton FC has launched a new club website in partnership with digital agency, Delete, which is part of a wider effort by the Premier League club also known as “Saints,” to create a market leading digital experience for the fans. Capitalising...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

When silence speaks volumes for brands

Calling all marketers - we carry a responsibility to our brands. The responsibility to only speak when we have something of value to say. There was an article doing the rounds recently written by an influencer who recommended publishing content...

Posted by: ifour
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Features

Creative Opinions: GDPR

This week, on May 25, data protection rules across Europe will undergo the biggest change in the last two decades. It's a change two years in the making. In April 2016, after years of negotiations and legal tussling, officials agreed upon the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

How to live with a designer without killing them

Does noticing uneven kerning in signage typeface, or a rogue apostrophe, make you do a little sick? When you see a wonky picture on someone’s wall, is the desire to straighten it so strong you stop listening to what they are saying entirely and...

Posted by: Sane & Able
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

CHI & Partners - Netflix (Bright) CHI & Partners has picked up the brief to launch Netflix's first blockbuster movie, Bright. The agency won the business following a pitch against undisclosed agencies. Bright is Netflix’s biggest ever movie...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Personalisation is the future of marketing

Recently in marketing, there has been a lot of talk about approaches that had fallen out of favour, such as podcasts and direct mailers, making a resurgence. Is it nostalgia that is turning agencies heads backwards? The changing economic and...

Posted by: ifour
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Cheetham Bell/iris/MEC/mSIX - Great British Bakeoff Channel 4 has announced that Lyle’s Golden Syrup and Dr. Oetker as the broadcast sponsors of The Great British Bake Off, set to return to screens this autumn for the eighth series. In its new...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

VCCP - eBay eBay has picked VCCP as its lead creative agency in Europe as it embarks on the next stage of its “brand evolution.” The announcement follows a competitive pitch during which the online marketplace sought out one agency to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Should we adopt Digital Minimalism?

You may have seen the video of Simon Sinek explaining the Millennial Question. If not you should check it out now. His insight into the Millennial generation’s addiction to the dopamine-releasing effects of smartphone and computer usage is an...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Features

Sound Sells

The psychology of persuasion - what makes us buy one product over another - has been widely researched and the importance of visual triggers in influencing buying decisions is widely understood. However, the importance of what we hear is often...

Posted by: Chris Turner
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Advertising

Zulu Alpha Kilo make a comical RFP for both Clinton & Trump

The independent, Toronto-based agency Zulu Alpha Kilo has found an unusual way to get attention stateside, sending an RFP (request for proposal) to the campaigns of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to become either candidates...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

FCB Inferno - Holland & Barrett Health food retailer Holland & Barrett International has added FCB Inferno to its UK agency roster. The majority of their spend will be placed with FCB Inferno who will support their shift to a more digital and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

McCann London - Kew Foundation The Kew Foundation, the charitable arm of the world famous Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, has hired McCann London following a competitive pitch. The agency has been hired to support the charity’s fundraising...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Droga5

London office has a very cynical and satirical response to Brexit Unless you've been living under the an actual rock for the last few days, even if you live outside of Europe, you'll undoubtedly have heard of the the current turmoil that's been...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Karmarama - Confused In the first of four major wins this week, Karmarama has won the account for Confused.com, an ambitious brand in a competitive and highly creative sector. The pitch process began at the beginning of the year and was against...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Creativepool's 2016 Valentine's Day Gift Guide

If someone’s got you looking so crazy in love right now, then you might be on the hunt for the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re wanting to spoil that ‘special someone’ or just need an excuse to treat...

Posted by: Michelle Collier
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Advertising

Retargeting Demystified: Get out of my face(book)!

Contrary to what Google thinks, I am not interested in dating Christians. No offence to Christians, of course - just that I’m married. So I’m getting a little annoyed that when I log on to various websites, I get more or less harangued...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Inspiration

Could this be the most enticing job ad ever?

Every morning, my inbox is littered with job ads. The Guardian, Brand Republic, Monster... Not that I’m especially looking for a new job - freelancing from the comfort of my own office at home makes me very happy - but it’s always worth...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Technology

Apple accused of deleting their rivals

News has emerged over the last couple of days that Apple has been accused of scanning the iPods of its users for music that wasn't purchased on iTunes and effectively forcing them to delete those files. Apple however, are claiming the move was purely...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Thank you, U2...for giving us something to moan about on Twitter

Looking down my Twitter feed, it seems to me that the 140-character-loving public has forgotten something. They've forgotten how to be interesting. That includes me, incidentally, before you go and tweet something rude @Ashley_Morrison in response. I...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Technology

Instagram's Hyperlapse app is an instant success

Hyperlapse from Instagram is a brand new app (Instagram's second standalone app following the release of the Snapchat clone Bolt in July) currently available on iOS devices through the Apple App Store. The mind-bogglingly clever tool allows iPhone...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Social Media

After all these years, I still don't 'get' Facebook.

Do you remember when Tony Blair said he couldn't use a computer? I do, because it infuriated me. At the time, he was leader of one the world's largest economies and democracies, and there he was, smirking gleefully about the fact that he couldn't...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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8 Great Books for Copywriters

I don't know about you but I've noticed that an increasing amount of people are chucking in their day jobs to embark on a career as a freelance copywriter. I'm not entirely sure why so many fancy their chances. I guess they believe they can write a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

No reply. Are contact forms a waste of time and pixels?

Recently, I spotted something of interest on the site of a firm of creative recruitment consultants. Clicking through to their 'contact us' page, I was pleased to notice a statement declaring their belief in common courtesy, backed with a promise to...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Top 20 most pointless apps

by Jessica Hazel. The ways in which certain human beings decide to waste their lives away never ceases to amaze and appall me. The age of smart phones and no-so-smart apps for their not-so-smart users has opened up a doorway into a universe of...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

CV + TLC = Job

by Jinx Jeffery, Dynamic New Alliances. I know a great deal of you reading this will probably have read something similar before, so please forgive me if some of this comes across in a wave of deja vu. But the information is clearly not sinking in -...

Posted by: Creativepool
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State of Grace. Beware - careless tweets cost careers.

Twitter can be a bear pit. As a repository for anything that crosses one's mind, it tends to attract rebuttals, rejections, replies and refutations like an old sweet attracts pocket fluff. However, with a bit of luck, a judicious following policy and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

How to... Use your blog

Chris Unitt is the managing director of Meshed Media. He was editor of Created in Birmingham, winner of Best UK Blog 2008, before recently standing down and now helps artists and arts organisations to make the most of the internet. How to use your...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

How agencies can gain a competitive advantage when selling to brands

Tenacity One of the main reasons people tend to ‘fail’ at new business is they give up all too easily. It may be very ‘un-British’ to keep on at people and sell things, but if that is the job you must do, do it with skill and...

Posted by: David Alexander

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