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#CompanySpotlight on Miami agency Might & Matter

This week, we’re talking to Milton Lebron, Co-founder & Executive Creative Director at Might & Matter, a relatively young agency based in Miami, Florida that are looking to establish meaningful connections that go beyond mere...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why awards still matter for creatives

As a creative, you may understandably often wonder if awards are still relevant in today's rapidly changing world. After all, it’s all about the process, not the results, right? And with so many platforms available to showcase your work, do you...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

Hoarders matter - Why businesses should embrace advertising hoarding

While new forms of advertising are continuously emerging to cater for the technologically advanced consumer, one form of out-of-home (OOH) marketing never goes out of fashion - advertising hoardings. Advertising hoardings are bold, grandiose, and...

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Industry

Weaving a tapestry of diversity for Black Lives Matter | #BehindTheIdea

Black Lives Matter is arguably the most important political movement of the last decade and its echoes have been felt in the ad world for well over a year now. Adding to the ever-building thrum of social rebalancing was a rather unique global...

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Industry

Black Minds Matter UK and the 21K donor challenge - #BehindTheIdea

With the stigma around mental health issues and vulnerability still alive here in the UK, we can only imagine how bad it can be as a member of an underrepresented community. Black Minds Matter UK set out to change that. With a campaign/challenge...

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Leaders

#TechTuesday: Elon Musk, Odd Matter Studio & an Alphabet of Light

Elon Musk sends a Dragon to Mars This week, SpaceX, the aerospace manufacturer founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, announced its plans to send unmanned Dragon spacecrafts to Mars by 2018. These initial missions will reportedly inform them of the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Smart Car prove that size doesn't matter

Whilst in the western world we appear to shy away from anything small and cute (tries not to make an obvious dirty joke), in the East, smaller is always better. From technology and architecture, to food and even living space, the lack of space...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Nothing to fear. Why horror movies matter.

The most successful film in UK cinemas this week is 'Insidious 2'. Having seen the first 'Insidious' instalment just a couple of weeks ago, I don't think I'll bother with chapter two. The best horror movies are akin to long road trips through foreign...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Workshop

Opinions - Wright ore rung. Does spelling really matter?

by Magnus Shaw Browsing through my emails this morning, discarding increasingly bizarre spam along the way, I was struck by a common element. Of the dozen or so genuine messages, over half contained basic spelling mistakes. I wasn't particularly...

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Features

A Brief History of Diversity in Advertising #DiversityMonth

Adland has not always been known as the bastion of diversity and inclusion it is today… mostly. Indeed, we only have to cast our minds back to the halcyon days of the Mad Men and the regrettable ads that now seem as outdated as blackface and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

The agency founder who became her own client #BehindTheBrand

Sister Mary, a new strategic design agency founded by Leigh Chandler, has unveiled the design for a limited-edition run of intricately designed votive candles. The client? Leigh herself. Leigh, whose 20 year career has seen her design for major...

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Leaders

#MemberSpotlight on commercial director and filmmaker Martin Edwards

How did you get into the industry? I was living the dream of being an indie filmmaker in New York-in other words, struggling to pay the rent and eating a lot of iffy cheeseburgers-when a friend hooked me up with a gig at a SoHo ad agency....

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Inspiration

Building a greener future for London with TfL #BehindTheIdea

Transport for London (TfL) with the help of agency of record VCCP London and Wavemaker UK, launched an awareness campaign last year for the huge range of improvements TfL is continuing to make across its network. Some of the many improvements that...

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Industry

What is diversity washing and how can you avoid it? #DiversityMonth

To an extent, the creative industries have always dealt in smoke and mirrors. Obfuscation is, after all, part of what makes the whole thing so exciting. We live, however, in a world that increasingly values transparency, particularly given the age of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

What the second rise of Trumpism could mean for creatives

As we all know, the creative industries thrive on the principles of diversity, open expression, and global collaboration. These are not principles even the most ardent supporter of former president Donald Trump would ever align him with and with the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

#GettingToKnow Nataly Kelly, CMO of Zappi

Tell us a bit about your role! Is there a “typical” day? I’m based in Boston, and I generally start my workday rather early, by checking in with our Zappi teams in Europe. We begin each day with a daily virtual stand-up in our...

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Features

The Taylor Swift AI Scandal and the Bleak Implications of Deepfakes

Of all the fresh horrors wrought by AI in recent years, few chill the blood quite like the concept of the ‘deepfake’. If the term still means nothing to you then allow me to ruin your day - in essence, it’s the concept of creating...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

‘Google — 25 Years in Search’: A love letter to humanity

Google is 25 years old, meaning that Search data is able to reflect 2.5 decades of human history. This time period includes, of course, the rapid popularisation of the internet, the genesis of social networks sites and YouTube - as well as much more....

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Inspiration

Sue Ryder explores how the five senses can spark grief #BehindTheIdea

National bereavement charity Sue Ryder’s new campaign shows how touch, taste, sight, smell and sound can trigger emotions for those grieving. The campaign launched through a unique pop-up exhibition at The Corn Exchange in Leeds and encourages...

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Industry

#CompanySpotlight on expo experts MagnWall

Today, we’re talking to Yannick Wahler, CFO of MagnWall, a retail and expo design expert agency with a patented and globally unique technology. How was your company born and where are you based? We are based in Weinstadt, Germany, a beautiful...

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Inspiration

The EPIC untold story behind Fairytale of New York #BehindTheIdea

Over Christmas last year, Irish independent creative agency The Public House launched their ampaign for EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum featuring a choir of NYPD veterans, correcting a musical myth at the heart of The Pogues’ classic Fairytale...

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Inspiration

#MemberSpotlight on filmmaker Frederic Tschepp

How did you get into the industry? I started making films when I was quite young, maybe 10 or 11 years old. A neighbour worked at an adult education centre in Peckham and could borrow a VHS camera they had there for me and a few other kids on the...

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Inspiration

Tearing loved ones apart for 40 years with Domino’s #BehindTheIdea

Domino’s, the UK’s most loved pizza delivery company, unveils the next chapter of its ongoing Domin-oh-hoo-hoo campaign. Revealing a new 30” spot which reflects a brutally honest take on sharing, Tearing Loved Ones Apart Since 1985...

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Inspiration

5 Work Resolutions for Creative Freelancers in 2024 #PredictionsMonth

A new year often brings with it a chance to sweep the slate clean and make healthier choices when it comes to the work we accept and the work we don’t. Indeed, it could be argued that the perpetual curse of the freelancer isn’t so much...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Why You Should Be More Creator in 2024 #PredictionsMonth

Social doesn't stand still - it’s consistently reinventing itself, shifting and growing to shape itself around trends, cultures, and moments in ‘real-time’. It’s this always-evolving dynamic state that sets it apart from any...

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Inspiration

Samsung commit to UK skating with Sky Brown #BehindTheBrand

Iris London has worked with Samsung Electronics UK to launch an impactful campaign supporting the brand’s announcement that they are joining forces with Skateboard GB, the governing body for skateboarding in the UK. The partnership will form a...

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Features

Creative Trends That Will Dominate 2024 #YearInReview

We’ve already looked back at the year that was 2023 and what a year it was. But what kind of magazine would we be if we didn’t also cast our sights on the next 12 months? Of course, there are a few trends you can expect to see pop up...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

The most creative campaigns of 2023 #YearInReview

2023 has been a lot of things. It’s been a year that saw great divisions widen and a year that seemed to almost revel in chaos, but it was also a year in which creativity continued to shine, even as it stood on the precipice of potential...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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