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Technology

UK banning sale of petrol and diesel cars in 2040

The UK is looking set to join France in banning the sale of all diesel and petrol vehicles from 2040. The ban forms part of the UK Plan for Tackling Roadside Nitrogen Dioxide Concentrations, the government's £3 billion vision for improving the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

The Green Party say "Take That"

Regardless of your political affiliation, you'd be hard pressed to deny that this year's political race has been a bit of a farce thus far. With so many warring (and jarring) personalities vying for public attention in a staggeringly negative media...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Economy

Ed Milliband makes creative promises

When it comes to politics, I personally put little stock in the personality of a party leader. Just because a person comes across as unlikeable and more than a little boring, doesn't necessarily mean they will make a poor leader or that their...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

A Right Honourable Christmas? When design meets politics

There are few things more cringe-worthy than politicians trying to be any of the following: hip, funny, down with da yoof, normal, John Travolta. I had to add number five because I'm still haunted by images of John "Two Jags" Prescott bopping away at...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Economy

Finally, the first Living Wage employer in Ad-Land

The UK branch of the Ogilvy & Mather Group recently became the first major, global advertising giant to instigate a Living Wage policy amongst its employees. Becoming a living wage employer means that a company will pay all of their employees a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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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Features

Christmas Borebles

Creative agency Sane & Able have designed a set of Christmas Cards to keep in the Festive spirit. And what better way than paying homage to those lovely celebrities thats wit and passion for life will add a little festive cheer to anyone’s...

Posted by: Sane & Able
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Inspiration

The 12 Days of Christmas. BANNED.

Christmas Eve is finally here and I'm feeling festive. Well, actually, I was feeling festive a while ago because I've been doing an awful lot of carol singing throughout December. Not that I'm bragging but, for the most part, these carol concerts...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Can blogs change an opinion?

Blogs can do many things. They can inform, entertain and sometimes educate. They can be a useful and more creative platform for someone to write more freely than when they begrudgingly trudge through the corporate work they might have to do for their...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Technology

Airbnb launches Open Homes refugee housing platform

I've yet to have a bad experience in an Airbnb. Granted I might just have been lucky, but then the vast majority of my friends have shared equally positive experiences, so maybe they really do have an excellent vetting process (for balance, if anyone...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Compare and contrast. American advertising's point of difference.

I'm in the USA - in a beautiful city called Charlestown on the Atlantic coast of South Carolina. But I'm travelling, so last night I was in Cherokee which, although it sounds romantic, is actually a rather tacky casino town 300 miles north. The...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Trends

What is Art?

That’s a big question, but two recent exhibition visits have led me to ponder, and think about the essential Duchamp revelation that if you put a urinal in an art gallery, it becomes, art. The Stanley Kubrick exhibition at The Design Museum...

Posted by: JSR Agency
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Careers

Why grad teams should think twice about joining a small agency

Think Small. One of the greatest ad campaigns ever created. But forget cars, I’m talking about small agencies. I know what I would be thinking as a shiny new ad grad reading this, but hear me out fledgeling creatives. When you embark on your...

Posted by: Rickie Marsden
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Design

DixonBaxi ushers in new era for AC Milan with bold rebrand

European football giants AC Milan have launched a new club visual identity system, developed and designed by London-based brand agency DixonBaxi. The rebrand, which ties in with the start of the Serie A 2019/20 season marks the beginning of a brave...

Posted by: DixonBaxi
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Features

World Cleanup Day 2019: Zero waste and plastic-free photography

Can a photo save the world? With World Clean Up Day taking place on the 21 September, explore tips by top Shutterstock photographers on how they empower environmental issues through powerful images. When UK photographer ​Kev Gregory​ made his...

Posted by: Shutterstock
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Advertising

Burger King has Meltdown over plastic toys

Fast food chain Burger King has removed the toys from its King Junior Meals in a bid to raise awareness about the effects of plastic pollution to the environment. The Meltdown initiative, created by Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR), is also calling on...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

The copywriter’s toolkit - part 1: The secret archives

Building your library of spell books If there was a stereotypical mug for copywriters, it would have a slogan along the lines of ‘You don’t have to be a bibliophile to work here, but it helps!’ Actually, it would probably be...

Posted by: Mr. Write
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Advice

Top 10 reasons to update your website

If you're responsible for the website of your business or organisation, it can sometimes be a case of out of sight, out of mind once it's up and running… you may only look at or amend one or two pages from time to time until someone points...

Posted by: Progression Design
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: The bigger picture with Charis Tsevis

Charis Tsevis’ personality is as complex as his art. Having grown up in Athens, he’s developed a passion and appreciation for different cultures which has influenced the way he works. “I’m a dedicated scholar of gestalt...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Reasons why graphic designers should go back into education

Graphic designers - never stop learning I’ve worked as a graphic designer for a long time, graduating from Wrexham Glyndŵr University in 1993 and working in various studios, bringing me to launch The Severn Agency in 2017. You might say that...

Posted by: SEVERN_
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Unboxing freedom and individuality for Zalando

Fashion and lifestyle platform, Zalando, has launched a new campaign celebrating free thinkers and and self-expression through Grey London. Led by an ad starring well-known personalities Adwoa Aboah, Alice Hurel, Felicity Hayward, Rain Dove and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

5 great Champions League ads

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost four months since the UEFA Champions League (UCL) Final took place in Madrid but Europe’s biggest club competition is back. All 32 teams are ready to go for the first round of group stage games...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Getting to Know... ENGINE's Lisa Parfitt

Lisa Parfitt is MD of ENGINE Sport & Brand Experience, a member of the European Sponsorship Association, and was recently appointed to professional network Women in Football's board. As well as being passionate about her job, Parfitt's love of sport...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why you should be investing in your staff

Between 2011 and 2018, employment in the creative industries grew by an astonishing 30.6%, compared to the UK average of 10.1% according to official statistics, making it one of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK. However, while this growth may be...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Travel the world and enjoy Amongst Friends

Most of you know how much I travel every year. I often find it hard to discover genuine and authentic places when I visit a new city. I have spent countless hours browsing through the pages of TripAdvisor and reading outdated recommendations on...

Posted by: Maksimilian Kallhed
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Features

Why on earth aren't brands doing enough for the environment?

It's no secret that the planet is suffering. Aside from Brexit, it's been the biggest thing affecting the news agenda for the past few years and coverage is only set to increase. But if the decay and gradual demise of our world is so important, why...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

An insider's guide to the 3D animation pipeline

The process of creating a 3D animation is much more complex than most people think. The number of steps to produce a 3D animated video can vary a great deal, depending on the animation studio involved and the scale of the project itself. But...

Posted by: Dream Farm Studios
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Features

Understanding propaganda in advertising

I’ve always been fascinated with the power of propaganda. Last week marked the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War and, of the many impacts it had on the world, it’s effect on advertising is the one I encounter every...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Entertainment

How Desperados became the most inclusive brand overnight

At London’s newest event space, Magazine, there’s a giant octopus serving drinks, a Human Mirrorball in the middle of the dancefloor and custom-built ‘see the stage boots’ to allow for good views of the DJ. These are just some...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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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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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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Careers

Portfolio Critique: Copywriter takes on adidas

Isabella Ciardelli, a current account co-ordinator seeking to become a future copywriter, threw her book my way for a nice and friendly portfolio critique. She took on powerhouse brand adidas and also showed off her bilingual skillset in a campaign...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Entertainment

Join the Losers' Club in London today

Pennywise the clown makes a long-awaited return today as IT Chapter Two is released in cinemas, but excitement is spreading beyond the big screen to the pavements of London. ESI Media’s Evening Standard has partnered with Warner Brothers and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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