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Game of Thrones stars recreate SodaStream ad for sustainability

A trio of stars from HBO hit Game of Thrones have reunited for a remake a 2017 SodaStream ad to raise awareness around single-use plastic. Say Goodbye features actors Thor Bjornsson AKA The Mountain, Hannah Waddingham AKA Septa and Kristian Nairn...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Behind the Idea: Inside Oreo's cookie kingdom for Game of Thrones

To mark the launch of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones and a new limited-edition range of OREO cookies aligned with the series, New York-based digital agency 360i created a unique title sequence with US cable network HBO. The 50-second...

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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...

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Publicis weave a literal Game of Thrones tapestry for Tourism Ireland

Game of Thrones season 7 is finally here, and whilst many fans are still moaning about that woeful Ed Sheeran cameo (the one that felt like it belonged more on Coronation Street than in Westeros), few could deny that, by and large, the first episode...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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White Walkers march south of the wall to promote Game of Thrones in London

This morning, winter arrived in London, as the Night King was spotted travelling south on horseback from Hadrian’s Wall and descended on London, joined by a troop of White Walkers, with sightings at Oxford Circus, Tower Bridge and The Tower of...

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Game of Thrones becomes a Game of Parts

Game of Thrones is a pop culture phenomenon like few others. It's wilfully ponderous and defiantly adult with a capital A, and yet through the power of its deft storytelling and damaged, but relatable characters (not to mention the epic battles,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Aesop have designs on Game of Thrones

Following a competitive pitch, Aesop Agency, the brand storytellers, have been picked by HBO to design the Season 1-5 boxset for Game of Thrones, as well as UK-exclusive box art for the show's upcoming sixth season. Their limited edition Season 5...

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Game of Thrones boosts Irish Tourism

Game of Thrones has arguably become the pop culture touchstone of the last few years. Indeed, it's probably easier to list your friends and family members that don't watch the hit HBO show, than those that do. Such is a monumental success of the epic...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Game of Brands: 5 companies that could rule Westeros

With only days to go before the eighth-season of Game of Thrones, we’re having a hard time staying out of a medieval mindset. And since we quickly realised that trying to quell our excitement over the return of all our heroes (and villains)...

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Why it pays to play the long game in the build-up to Black Friday

Black Friday has fast become the standout date in the UK ecommerce calendar. It may well be yet another transatlantic import to the UK retail scene, but it’s a date that consumers are looking out for and a date that ecommerce brands have very...

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Feeling twitchy? How the ad industry is upping its game through Twitch

It’s all just fun and games until something wins a Cannes Grand Prix. Then it might be worth taking more seriously. Below, our deputy ECD, Jason Cascarina, reveals what makes live streaming video platform Twitch so appealing to the masses and...

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Unicorns of retail: How upstart D2C brands are changing the game

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) retailers are fast gaining ground in an overcrowded market at a time when high street retail’s woes are only deepening. As iconic brands like Barney’s and Victoria’s Secret struggle in the US and Mothercare...

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Video Games

Bill Murray & Co return in new Ghostbusters game trailer

Nostalgia has been big for business for the past few years and a new HD Ghostbusters game is set to continue that trend as Bill Murray and his team of trusted scientists return for more adventures. Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered delivers a...

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Advice

Elevate your stationary game

In today's episode, we attend a quick workshop where Nick Kidd, associate art director at TracyLocke, takes us through the process of foil stamping, creating envelope liners, and making wax seals. He has an awesome stationary company where he sells...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Platform for success: A history of video game art

If you're a fan of video game art, then you're in the right place. Today’s innovations and improvements in game art design and development have been shaped by the first steps that were taken in the past. Today, video games are considered more...

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Video Games

The mobile game that literally fights cancer

War on Cancer is a free-to-play fundraising mobile game, where money can actively be donated to a real-life cancer patient whilst the player enjoys a high intensity shoot-em-up game. The game has been created by Saatchi & Saatchi Interactive...

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Rothco promote Irish Defence Force recruitment with Video Game stunt

Detractors and meddling busybodies have been claiming for decades that video games are criminalising are youth and making them more prone to violent behaviour, but a bold and potentially controversial new campaign from Rothco aims to turn that...

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Technology

Deutsch turn pollution into monsters for educational VR game

Advertising, design and digital agency Deutsch NY, visual content studio Ntropic and specialist VR company Tactic have launched an educational social good initiative called the “Hidden Dangers Project,” in conjunction with the nonprofit...

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J. Walter Thompson create bonkers “Fresher's Fortune” game for HSBC

When we think of University Freshers, it conjures up images of glorious debauchery, taxi cabs doused in teenage vomit and Jägerbombs. What it doesn't bring to mind, even remotely, is the concept of responsible banking. It is, however, one of the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Dystopian business in The Founder video game

“I first started thinking about making a startup simulator around 2012" said Francis Tseng, talking to Creativepool about his inspiration for The Founder - a meta, dystopian simulator that lets you launch and manage your own business. “I was...

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Tel Aviv's City Hall transformed into gigantic game of Tetris

We've all played Tetris. In fact, if you haven't then you should really put down whatever it is you're doing right now and either hit your local retro gaming store or (perhaps more conveniently) download it to your phone right now, because it truly...

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Technology

McCann Madrid are changing the game for skaters

Skateboarding is a sport that's hardly evolved in its 50-year history, until now. McCann Madrid has helped develop a unique new skating accessory that could change the game for even the most experienced skaters. Syrmo is a deceptively simple device...

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Technology

Does Google's 360 Suite change the game for large-scale analytics?

Google are rarely ones to be left in the dust, so when they announced their new suite of analytical tools, which have been designed with larger firms in mind, I wasn't exactly surprised. When I looked into it, however, I was pretty impressed. The...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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A giant game of Guess Who promotes rock legends Wembley show

Of all the board games from my childhood, few elicit the same pangs of nostalgia as Guess Who? This was less of a game, more of a light detective simulation, and the fact that it also contained some rather hilarious caricatures certainly didn't...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Global tech game changers confirmed to headline @ Business Rocks 2016!

The hub for tech innovators to congregate and shakeup the European Startup scene… Business Rocks, taking place 21 – 22 April 2016, Manchester Central, UK, today announced its inspiring, thought provoking keynote speaker line up at the UK’s...

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Video Games

Super Mario Maker is the game the creative industry has been waiting for

The first time I booted up Super Mario Maker last Thursday evening (yes I got it a day early because it transpires Amazon are just THAT reliable) I was immediately struck by just how intuitive it was. Whereas I had experimented with game building...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Play the new WWE game as the Terminator? Hell yeah.

As he famously promised 30 years ago, Arnold Schwarzenegger is indeed back, and in a big way. This summer saw the release of the latest Terminator movie, which also marked the former California governor's return to the big screen blockbuster scene...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Election 2015: It's all a game

For young people in 2015, it would appear that there is nothing quite as unsexy as politics. To be completely honest, I can't blame them, as the whole political system has nosedived into a complete farce over the last decade or so. What was once a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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