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Phillip Powdrill's Love for Learning

Luck is an important factor at any given time in life. There is always a certain degree of planning ahead, but you would be surprised by the amount of sheer luck that is needed to actually break through. Now, you could argue that opportunities don't...

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Ads of the Week

Barbie - The Dream Gap Project Starting at the age of five, many girls begin to develop limiting self-beliefs. They stop believing their gender can do or be anything. This is the Dream Gap and this is the year toy brand Barbie begins working to...

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Top Hires of the Week

CULT The independent digital agency, CULT has announced its appointment of Matt Watson as Executive Creative Director. Previously, a creative director at Digitas UK and SapientNitro. Since Cat Turner and Bridey Lipscombe opened its doors in 2012,...

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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...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

iris Amsterdam iris is investing in its senior creative leadership in Amsterdam, by appointing Kenn MacRae to the newly formed role of Executive Creative Director. Across his 20-year career in advertising, Kenn has held Creative Director positions...

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Thor replaces Crocodile Dundee as Australian Tourism ambassador

Australian superstar actor Chris Hemsworth (better known to Western audiences as the mighty god of thunder Thor from the Marvel Avengers movies) has been appointed global ambassador for Tourism Australia's new campaign by AOR Clemenger BBDO, which...

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The Top 5 Ads of the Week

RKCR/Y&R - BBC One In this imaginative new festive ad for BBC One, an unloved sprout rather aptly named Sprout Boy makes friends with a host of BBC stars including Doctor Who, Luther, Mary Berry and Sherlock. The campaign, which includes a TV trail,...

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Account Wins of the Week

VCCPme - PDSA PDSA has awarded VCCPme its direct account following a competitive pitch, which was handled by the AAR. PDSA is the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 51 pet hospitals and over 380 pet practices working tirelessly to provide...

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London's Old Manor Park Library reborn as creative workspace

The Old Manor Park Library in Newham, London, is to be transformed into a new workspace for creative businesses and artists by architects Nicholas Lobo Brennan and Astrid Smitham, who were appointed by the arts organisation Create. The duo want to...

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Account Wins of the Week

Mother - Atom Atom, the digital App based bank that’s set to launch later this year, has asked Mother, the world’s largest independent marketing agency to be their strategic creative partner. The partnership is the result of a...

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Piers Morgan is terrible and he knows it

Now, I'm not saying it's ever a good thing to see more of Piers Morgan on television than is strictly necessary (less than not at all would be ideal), but for once I actually thing his smug, deflated David Cameron face has been put to good use. The...

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The Annual Has Arrived!

We would like to formally announce the release of our Annual! A huge year for the Creativepool team and the members. Inside is a diverse compendium of our favorite companies and individuals that make up this pool of talent. Broken down into the...

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Inspiration

A Fashion Galore! - Welcome to the wonderful world of Isabella Blow.

Somerset House is currently showing an exhibition about the extraordinary life of Isabella Blow, a woman who performed a striptease at Andy Warhol's funeral to the live music of the Velvet Underground, not to draw attention to herself, but because...

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Trailblazers

Natalie Nicklin Illustrator, Digital Illustrator, Creative "Natalie Nicklin is a London based illustrator and artist who utilizes a wide range of processes within her work; from found images and photography to modern digital techniques and...

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Trailblazers

Jon Baker Photographer, Picture Researcher, Retoucher " Provide a high level photographic retouching service. My work has included Hair and beauty campaign's for Loreal and Wella Portraits of The Prince of Wales to accompany the Alan Titchmarsh...

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Nostalgic Advertising- why fix it if it aint broke?

When it comes to trends, what goes around comes around. Trends will invariably repeat themselves once enough time has passed for them to become 'In Vogue'again. This is true across the board, from fashion and interiors to music and lifestyle choices....

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Top Hires of the Week

Mother Design Mother New York has announced that Mark Sloan has been named Head of Mother Design. He came over from TBWA\Chiat\Day, where he served for over three years as its director of design. Mark’s prior experience included working on a...

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Top Hires of the Week

Y&R London Y&R London has appointed Katie Lee, currently MD at Sunshine, as its new Managing Director to bring further experience and dynamism to the business. The appointment is the first major management hiring by Paul Lawson since he joined as...

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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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Top Hires of the Week

Havas London Havas London has appointed former 101 London Partner & Head of Strategy, Clare Hutchinson, as its new Executive Strategy Director. In this new role, which she starts in November, she will report directly into Havas’ European Group...

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Beach Meets : Patrick Savile

We first came across Patrick’s work many, many moons ago when he showed at the gallery at a People of Print exhibition - maybe back in 2011. But his recent show at Shoreditch mainstay Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes really blew us away. Get down there...

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Creative Opinions: VR (The Emotional Connection)

Dan Phillips, Head of Digital and Interactive at MPC Advertising Cutting to the core of who we are and evoking primitive human emotion forms the basis of experiences that are talked about, shared and remembered. In advertising, therefore, it is no...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi Magnus Djaba has been appointed by Publicis to take on the newly created Global President role at Saatchi & Saatchi, with current global CEO, Robert Senior, departing to pursue personal plans. Djaba, the UK CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

IAB UK Jon Mew has been announced as CEO of the IAB (Internet Advertising Bureau), making him the successor to Guy Phillipson, who recently stepped down from the role. Mew has been at the IAB since 2008, joining as head of mobile before being...

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Inspiration

Creativepool City Guides: Tokyo

Tokyo is a never-ending magnet for creativity and no wonder - the city is rich with new opportunities at every turn, an infectious ‘anything is possible’ vibe, a huge population, and a steely determination to become Asia’s creative...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

MEC - Nationwide MEC is looking poised to win Nationwide's estimated £38 million media planning and buying account. Havas Media has looked after Britain’s biggest building society since 2008 and pitched against Starcom and the7stars as...

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Cannes Lions 2016 Network of the Year goes to Ogilvy & Mather

Whilst the final days of the 2016 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity might have been coloured a little by results coming out of the UK on Friday morning, it can't be denied that it was a pretty incendiary year, especially when it came to...

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