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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Flipping the script with copywriter Vikki Ross

Brand and tone of voice specialist Vikki Ross didn’t take your average route into copywriting but has carved out a successful career by going off script. “I’m from the school of Work Your Arse Off,” she says. “I did...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

10 reasons why these Chanel ads should never have been made

Check out the above and below ads created for French fashion and perfume brand Chanel. Here's a list of 10 reasons why they should never have been made... 1. The product doesn't look premium. 2. There is no human insight. 3. There is no customer...

Posted by: Lucian Trestler
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Moving and shaking with art director David Simoes

Things move fast in advertising. After writing a series of short stories to a creative director working on Unilever back in his hometown of Lisbon years ago, David Simoes managed to bag a meeting at the agency while looking for his first job. The...

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Features

Industry Influencers: Federico Russi

The Leo Burnett network promotes a core belief called The HumanKind Scale at all its international offices. It’s a value that shifts the focus from advertising, brand propositions and marketing to being more about people and purposes that serve...

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Advertising

Behind the Idea: When Harry's met Harry Kane

Last weekend saw the return of Tottenham and England star Harry Kane after a month out of football through injury. Scoring a goal in typical fashion, he has since made headlines by appearing in a great new campaign for Harry’s razors which...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Life in the living room: Why TV still matters in 2019

- By Rhiannon Murphy, head of TV at the7stars - Television, or at least our relationship with it, has changed. Over the past 20 years we’ve gone from celebrating the launch of a fifth terrestrial channel on our TV screens in the UK to...

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Design

Let’s pretend - Social influencers turn virtual

Activists, trendsetters, mummy bloggers, Youtubers, pet influencers, unboxers and Instagrammers. Everywhere you look on social media there is someone trying to steer your choice for your next purchase, be it a snack, trainers or a new car. But what...

Posted by: ifour
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Features

Servers? Who needs ‘em?

The one constant over the past 30 years when creating, hosting and managing web services has been the not so humble and often temperamental server. Whether you’re running a website, email or web app you’ve always needed somewhere to store...

Posted by: Blutui
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Features

Talking Cannes Lions 2018: Why Cannes Lions is still relevant.

With adland set to descend on the French Riviera any day now in preparation of the biggest week in the industry calendar, I caught up with a host of industry experts and influencers and quizzed them on the continued relevance of the Cannes Lions...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Visualsoft Leading e-commerce and digital agency, Visualsoft, has recruited 20 new employees as part of its ongoing growth strategy - with more on the way! The team expansion has taken place across its Stockton, Newcastle and Manchester offices, to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

The Northern Creative Revolution

Make no mistake the creative industries are thriving. The value to the UK economy exceeded £91 billion in 2016 and the sector is growing faster than any other. 1 in every 8 businesses in the UK is now defined as ‘creative’ which...

Posted by: Ross Taylor
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

VML VML has rebranded its channel activation team to connections to reflect the department’s role as experts in connecting brands to consumers in a contemporary and relevant way. VML’s retail team will become a connections channel,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

GIFs, Cinemagraphs & Ballerinas

The GIF turned 30 last year and yet this simplistic medium continues to evolve and amaze. At first GIF's, relegated to flashy, pixelated pop-up ads that made your eyes bleed, were shunned by any sophisticated designer. Now, advancements in mobile,...

Posted by: Phillip Powdrill
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Marcel Sydney Marcel Sydney has announced the newest members of its creative department. The new faces include senior team, Scott Maggs & Alexander Haack (aka "The Cavemen”), creatives Lucy Ochoapetit & Aisling (Ash) Dowling, Grace O'Brien &...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

CHI&Partners Joining CHI&Partners this week are the talented creative team of Jo Griffin and Tom Dixon, who are coming to the agency after three years at rival London shop WCRS. As the team responsible for the multi-award winning campaign...

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Advertising

Ads of the Week: The last of the big Christmas spots and other stories

Havas London - Heathrow Heathrow has unveiled its second-ever Christmas advert, revealing the epic, 50-year-long love story of Doris and Edward Bair, the much-loved teddy bears, who were shown in the airport's first Christmas TV ad last year. The...

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Advertising

Ads of the Week: Christmas comes early (again) and other stories

Adam&Eve/DDB - John Lewis It's that time of year again. John Lewis has unveiled its hotly anticipated Christmas spot with new star Moz the Monster, who lives under a boy's bed. The ad tells the story of a boy called Joe who is kept awake by the...

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Technology

Waste Away: Eco answers to the throwaway crisis

Our first problem; The Earth’s population will reach almost 10 billion by 2050 and, if that prediction proves true, it means that we’ll need to double the amount of crops grown in order to feed the mouths of the many. Astonishingly, we...

Posted by: Sophie Summers
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Design

OMA design Facebook: The Village

Given its relatively humble beginnings (see the film “The Social Network” for proof), and its general brand identity as the cool, calm cousin to Google's hyperactive uncle, Facebook is not a company that one would expect to possess the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

The Graffiti Drones that recreate any artwork submitted by app

Drones are a technology that, in my humble opinion, have yet to reach their true potential, at least in terms of application. Initially used as hobbyist flying machines, drones are now being used for everything from home delivery services to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Marcus Rashford and Willian save their serious prep for FIFA 17 online

Xbox are proudly shouting that Xbox Live is the UK’s fastest gaming network for playing FIFA 17 with an epic yet light-hearted new film featuring the Premier League stars Marcus Rashford and Willian. The film pastiches the serious tone of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi - D&AD Next Awards With only one week remaining for photographers and filmmakers to enter 2017’s D&AD Next Awards, F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi have released a new series of stop motion animations as the centre-piece of...

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Technology

CES 2017: Setting the Tech Trends for 2017

Automated and Electric Cars takeover the show floor The trend I noticed from this year's CES above all others was the prevalence of automobiles on the show floor. Whilst we are probably a good few years away from the technology becoming commonplace,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

SCPF - TOUS TOUS, along with SCPF, presents the fifth instalment of the well-known Tender Stories series. A comprehensive communication campaign with the aim of depicting tenderness from a new angle, as well as revealing the new Autumn/Winter 16-17...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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