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John Lewis Christmas spot fuels fire for Waitrose merger

John Lewis has finally launched its Christmas ad for 2019, which tells the story of a little girl and her excitable dragon, Edgar, and unites the brand with partner company Waitrose. The spot, created by adam&eveDDB and directed by Dougal Wilson, is...

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Elton John takes it away in John Lewis Christmas ad 2018

This year’s John Lewis Christmas ad has finally arrived and is led by the story of British music legend Sir Elton John who fronts the film. The Boy and His Piano opens on the singer in his living room as he begins to play his classic tune Your...

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John Lewis puts away the big guns for Christmas

Last year, Sainsbury’s came under a lot of criticism for their World War II-inspired Christmas ad. Some agreed that it was a tear jerker, while others - in spite of the great attention to detail in terms of period costume accuracy and so on -...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Design

John Lewis gets big headed about its latest revamp

John Lewis has created the largest home department in central London with a dramatic revamp that includes five individual creative spaces, and an installation designed to calculate customers’ design tastes. The brand's flagship department at London...

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Features

Watch and comment: John Lewis’ 150th anniversary commercial

Taking a primetime advertising spot last Saturday night during Britain’s Got Talent, the new television commercial celebrating John Lewis’ 150th anniversary was revealed. Created by Adam & Eve/DDB, the ad is called Never Standing Still,...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

What do apostrophes make? Prizes! The day John Lewis bagged my loyalty

Contrary to popular urban myth, I am not a member of the Apostrophe Protection Society. Yes, I did write a blog about Waterstone’s and the decision from their powers that be to get rid of the apostrophe in 2012. My blog did, incidentally,...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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News

Hey, sugar. Is John Lewis' Christmas ad too treacly?

Could they have been the most expensive two minutes in advertising history? Well, if they weren’t, they certainly weren’t far off. Last Saturday during X Factor - and therefore requiring the sign-off from pop mogul Simon Cowell himself -...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advertising

Sir John Hegarty airs concern over Brexit

Advertising icon Sir John Hegarty has expressed his feelings over Brexit by saying Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) is “without question probably the most stupid thing the country has ever done.” Hegarty, the...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Features

Ad trends 2019: John Treacy

John Treacy, ECD at Proximity London shares his thoughts on the year ahead for advertising and tells us what the best campaign was in 2018. What will be the biggest trend in 2019? Brands going into ‘acquisition mode’ after GDPR has...

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Features

Cannes Lions 2018: Creativity in healthcare with R. John Fidelino

Finding a spare moment in between his duties as Jury President overseeing the Health & Wellness Lions category, R. John Fidelino, Executive Creative Director at InterbrandHealth joined us for a Cannes Lions Poolcast. “We are looking for pieces...

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Features

Talking the World Cup 2018 ITV campaign with John McKenna

In the lead up to this year's FIFA World Cup, I was lucky enough to speak with John McKenna, CEO of Noah Media Group, the specialist sport production company who are delivering the creative campaign for the ITV coverage. Below, we discuss the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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VCCP appoints John Cherry as creative director

VCCP are thrilled to announce the arrival of John Cherry as creative director to the expanding creative department following new business successes this year including Cadbury, Domino’s, Suzuki and Britvic. A hugely talented creative, he comes...

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Entertainment

Elton John: The Cut winners announced at Cannes Film Festival

The winners of the Elton John: The Cut music video contest have been revealed at the Cannes Film Festival. The talent competition called for young filmmakers to create the first official music videos for three of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s...

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Entertainment

Elton John: The Cut – Judges and Call for Entries announced

We already reported on Elton John: The Cut, the competition giving young filmmakers the chance to create the official music videos for iconic Elton John hits, but this afternoon, the judges line-up and official call for entries was finally announced....

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Advertising

John Cooper Clarke asks you to complete his latest poem

Celebrated British punk poet John Cooper Clarke has teamed up with 18 Feet & Rising and Agile Film to launch a new campaign for the National Trust, in which he shares his love of the British coastlines to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Neptune...

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Advertising

David Mitchell & John Hurt save choking babies

In a new film created by BBH, London's St John Ambulance has hired an enviable roll call of comedians and veteran actors to voice characters in an animated short that bears more than a passing resemblance to the classic Disney film, Toy Story. The...

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Economy

Arsene Wenger and John Terry, new voices for the Underground

As part of “London Poppy Day,” commuters will be hearing the voices of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Chelsea captain John Terry on the London Underground today, filling in for the generic announcers. In aid of the Royal British...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Papa John's kick of the NFL season with a new campaign

Papa John's, the internationally renowned pizza chain and official “Pizza Sponsor” of the NFL, has launched a new integrated advertising and social media campaign to coincide with the start of the 2014/2015 NFL season, which kicks off...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

What does working with John Hurt have to do with copywriting?

John Hurt, Sir Neville Marriner and I walked into a bar... No, that isn't the opening of a joke; it actually happened on Saturday. (Yes, it really did.) Luckily, there was no rerun of any alien-bursting-out-of-the-stomach scene. Always a bonus. So,...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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News

Sir John Hegarty says modern advertising is 'sh*t'. Is he right?

“If you look at the UK, we are suffering because we are not putting the time into the idea and there’s empirical evidence to say that the quality of our output has gone down. It’s not my opinion. Empirical evidence from the audience...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Exploding Lightbulbs by John Smith

As part of an ongoing exploration of high speed photography, Jon Smith has been filling standard incandescent light bulbs with various objects, liquids and other substances before causing them to explode in front of his camera. In some of his more...

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Features

Spotlight - John Aranda - Photographer

- View John's Creativepool profile. ‘The Philippines via California via London via a camera' How long have you been a Freelancer for? 2 years now, since graduating from Camberwell College of Arts in 2009. Describe your work in one...

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Features

Meet John Simmons

This creativepool blog is a great way to find out more about the people who work in the creative industries and hear how they do what they do. My plan is, every two weeks, to chat with lots of different creative people from around the world. Today...

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Features

Will the pandemic mark the end of retail?

I'm yet to find someone who hasn't worked in retail at least once. Which means we all know the issues and problems of retail experiences, especially in the most recent of times. Retail is an old industry. We can arguably all agree with that. Stuck...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Life is a story - The power of experiential storytelling

Humans need storytelling. Starting with the first cave paintings and carvings that told the stories of hunting and gathering; myths and legends that united people into societies; the invention of the written word, manuscripts and the printing press....

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