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The first open source Mozilla rebrand designs revealed by Johnson Banks

We reported last month on the ambitious Open Source Design Project being undertaken by Mozilla and the Johnson Banks consultancy and now the first seven potential identities have been revealed. The search for the not-for-profit software...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

George Nguyen joins McKinney New York as Managing Director

Last week, George Nguyen departed TBWA\Toronto for pastures new, and it was finally revealed yesterday that he was to move into the same role at McKinney in New York, filling a vacancy left by Alex Van Gestel, who left the agency late last year....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Spotlight: Alex Donne-Johnson

Alex Donne-Johnson is a multidisciplinary creative living and working in London. His work has been featured in numerous magazines and books. Computer Arts magazine named him a 'Leading creative' and he's been hired directly by clients such as adidas,...

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Features

Getting to Know: The passionate innovation of Paulo Pimentel

It’s rare to find someone in the creative industries who will “tell it like it is” without sounding like an entitled brat but Paulo Pimentel is one of the few ‘white, middle-aged male executives’ who admits he is...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Why 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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Leaders

Reconnecting with our roots: How VR can bring us back to reality

I have always deeply revered nature. Growing up in Cornwall surrounded by the ocean on (almost) all sides has meant I’ve always been aware of the scale of the wild world outside. I am keenly aware of the beauty of nature, but never forget the...

Posted by: George P. Johnson UK
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Leaders

Mobile World Congress 2019: A virgin's view

As someone who hasn’t set foot inside an exhibition hall since my dad took me to the London Motor Show in Earls Court in 1995, I was intrigued to see what my visit to this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) at the Fira de Barcelona would...

Posted by: Matt Box
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Leaders

Why the industry needs more diverse voices – With Sachini Imbuldeniya

"No one makes a difference in the world by playing it safe." Sachini Imbuldeniya didn't exactly have an easy or calm childhood. Growing up in one of the "roughest" council estates in London, she learned to look after herself quite quickly, with her...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top Hires of the Week

180LA 180LA announces that two new teams will be joining the agency, bolstering a highly regarded creative group. Copywriter Will Sands, previously at Deutsch and AKQA, will partner with Art Director Robison Mattei. Prior to joining the team at 180,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top Hires of the Week

DDB Worldwide Omnicom Group President and CEO John Wren has announced the appointment of Wendy Clark as President and CEO of DDB Worldwide. Clark succeeds Chuck Brymer who will assume the title of Chairman. Both roles are effective immediately....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top Hires of the Week

Dare.Win Dare.Win group has announced the promotions of copywriter Fabienne Fiorucci (formerly of Y&R and TBWA\Paris) and art director Damien Foui (formerly of Marcel and TBWA\Paris) to Creative Directors. This dynamic duo, known by their nickname...

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Leaders

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Mediacom North MediaCom North, already one of the biggest billing agency outside London, is setting its sights even higher by creating a new board of directors for the group which now includes the recently acquired Code Computerlove (Code). Paul...

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Leaders

Top Ten Account Wins of the Week

WCRS - First TransPennine Express First TransPennine Express, a UK train operating company which services the major cities of Northern England as well as Scotland, has just appointed WCRS as its creative agency following a competitive four-way pitch...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

London's Garden Bridge receives £2 million but still faces set backs

UPDATE Since I reported on the Garden Bridge last week, it appears there has been something of a reversal in its potential fortunes. Public opinion has been mixed from the start, but whilst it appeared the £175 million plan was previosuly certain...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Jack Whitehall gets schooled by Rugby legends

Jack Whitehall, the famously (and self deprecatingly) posh stand up comedian and star of the BBC Three sitcom “Bad Education” (now a major motion picture) has teamed up with BBH London and Samsung UK for a new campaign that takes advantage of the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Australian agency turns movie studio!

George Patterson Y&R (Patts) is getting into the movie business, with their official backing of a heavily anticipated new film by acclaimed actor and writer Brendan Cowell, which will be making its début appearance at the 2015 Sydney Film...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Being a creative woman in Covid times

To us men, sitting at a desk and sipping hot drinks from our favourite mug, this pandemic sure felt a bit strange. No more taking the Tube to go to work, no more spending huge chunks of our day to commute and so on. So much time saved. Most...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

A Critique of Criticism (for anyone who’s ever had a bad review)

On January 29th 1968. the New York Times carried a review of an album by an up and coming musician. Unfortunately for the aspiring artist it was not a positive one. ‘Alienated Young Man Creates Some Sad Music’ ran the headline, and the...

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Industry

Supporting underrepresented talent with Daniella's Guestbook

There is clearly a problem with representation in the creative industry. With mostly white males and females holding a position of power, Asian, Latinos and Black creatives are very few and far in between. This leads to a plethora of underrepresented...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How to job hunt during the pandemic

It's no secret that the industry has seen several mass redundancies being made in the past six months. Add that to a delicate balance made of fresh graduates looking for a job, which reach the order of tens of thousands every year, and you have the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The future of customer interaction is with progressive web apps

You may have never heard of Progressive Web Apps before, but we're one-hundred-percent sure you've used one without even noticing. Adopted around the Internet by websites such as AliExpress, Forbes, Amazon, Debenhams and retailer George, progressive...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The creative industries need #MoreThanWords to ensure real change

We've heard the promises of a hypocritical industry working relentlessly to patch up the holes in representation and diversity. We've seen our own industry fall short of those promises when the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has...

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Workshop

What if holding a candy bar could get you killed?

Implicit racial bias is deadly. "A black person is three times more likely to be killed by the police in America, too often when armed with nothing more than a candy bar." It sadly comes to the surprise of no one that there is an implicit bias in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Annual 2020: who will see your work this year?

We are exactly one week away from the Annual 2020 final submissions deadline. As you are starting to put the finishing touches on your entries, you might be wondering who will actually see the work you submit. Aside from being scored by our esteemed...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Who owns the future of sport?

When it comes to engaging the fans of the future, some sporting organisations and sponsors could be doing more. Imagination's Creative Strategist, Alex Beazley-Long, discusses below. A changing landscape In the past, sports organisations did not...

Posted by: Imagination
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Inspiration

#EachForEqual: What International Women’s Day Means to Photographers

See what #EachForEqual means to these photographers as they prepare for International Women’s Day 2020, and learn ways you can add gender diversity to your own portfolio. The theme for International Women’s Day 2020 on Sunday, March 8th...

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Inspiration

10 digital marketing trends to watch in 2020

Ten years ago, display advertising was in its infancy and Promoted Tweets were yet to make their debut. Times have changed considerably. Intelligent and automated technologies have increasingly super-charged digital marketing efficiency - so much so...

Posted by: Caroline Burgess-Pike
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Leaders

Red vs Blue - Colouring Corbyn and Branding Bojo

Politics and marketing have never been so closely entwined in an age of 24-hour news and false facts. But after three years of Brexit burnout, the marketing teams behind the parties fighting in today’s historic general election have never had a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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