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Advertising is not a craft, it's a business - Sir Martin Sorrell

The former founder of agency network WPP has hit out at creatives in the advertising industry by suggesting that too many are living in the past. Sir Martin Sorrell spent 33 years building WPP into a global powerhouse with the network welcoming the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Sir Martin Sorrell headlines Connect: London 2018

We’re excited to announce that we are launching Connect: London, London’s first creative industry trade show on 21st - 22nd November. The unique counterparts of the creative industry are coming together to showcase their products and...

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Creative Opinions: Sir Martin Sorrell and the end of an era

This week, Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO and Founder of the world's largest advertising agency network, WPP, resigned from his post amidst circling 'personal misconduct' allegations that remain (at the time of writing) unresolved, much to the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Sorrell responds to WPP hack

Sir Martin Sorrell has issued a memo calling upon WPP employees to help minimise disruption to client business after the ransomware attack yesterday. In the same memo, which you can read for yourselves in full below, he also assured everyone that...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Jack Morton and Martin Lindstrom team up to challenge Big Data thinking

Global brand experience agency Jack Morton Worldwide and brand guru/international best-selling author Martin Lindstrom, have announced a partnership set to challenge the dominance of big-data thinking by helping brands to uncover the potential and...

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Technology

Michael Craig-Martin exhibition traces the evolution of the gadget

Since hitting my mid-twenties and discovering the joys of an (albeit limited) disposable income, I've become something of a gadget fiend. Yes readers, I'm one of those insufferable pricks who just has to have the latest gizmo or pointless upgrade,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Martin, Paltrow and ‘Conscious Uncoupling’. Another easy target?

Naming their children Apple and Moses would be reason enough for a lot of people to mock Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin: a slightly bizarre melange of Hollywood new age tree hugger and artiste-who-takes-himself-a-bit-too-seriously. As if those same...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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A Day in the Life...Michelle Martin, Head of Production

Michelle Martin Head of Production Lola Post Production LTD Visit Lola Post on IMDB 9am - Grab a coffee, switch the computer on, wait for a zillion emails to appear on my outlook, open the schedule and take a deep breathe before the day...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Steve Martin - The comic who went somewhere new.

by John Fountain I've just been reading Steve Martin's autobiography - Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life. Although I knew that he was a funny guy, I wasn't aware how alternative his act was back in the 70's, or how creative his writing. When he began...

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Are white male creative directors ruining advertising?

The reason 89% of advertising is forgotten is because white men in London are the ones making the ads, according to Paul Mellor, owner and design director at Mellor&Smith. It’s all well and good for business leaders like Cindy Gallop and Sir...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Connect: London 2018 - what a week!

Creativepool held its annual Connect: London festival at Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery last week with two days of inspiring talks, workshops and networking events for the creative industry. The packed programme saw the action take place across...

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7 talks to see at Connect: London 2018

There's just one week to go until Connect: London, a new creative festival that will see two days of insight, inspiration and thought-provoking conversation take place at Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery. With so much happening on the agenda...

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Events

Connect: London 2018; sessions and speakers announced

This November, we’re pulling the creative, production, technology and digital communities from across the UK together to connect you to partners, potential clients, collaborators and peers, giving you the opportunity to meet people crucial to...

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Account Wins of the Week

Getty Images - Pride in London Getty Images, a world leader in visual communication, has been appointed as an Official Media Partner of Pride in London, which will see it capture this year’s official celebrations and set up a legacy collection...

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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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Creative Opinions on Cannes Lions 2018: Big Trends and Big Changes

The big theme for Cannes Lions 2018 is change. Out with the old, bloated, elitist festival of old and in with the more svelte, measured and inclusive festival of new. The major changes Cannes Lions is instituting for 2018 are as follow:- The...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Account Wins of the Week

Publicis London - Tourism Ireland Tourism Ireland has re-appointed Publicis London to develop its global creative work, and has appointed OMD as its global media agency, after a process involving Creativebrief. Both agencies will support Tourism...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Meet us at Advertising Week Europe!

We are very pleased to announce that we will be presenting the benefits of sourcing creative from professional communities at AdWeek Europe next week. Heather Deacon, Creative Solutions Director, will discuss how effectively sourcing from a...

Posted by: Heather Deacon
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Top Hires of the Week

Quiet Storm Quiet Storm is bolstering its creative department, digital offering, and client servicing with three senior new appointments. Award-winning creative Laurence Quinn joins the independent agency as Creative Director, Scott Powney as...

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Account Wins of the Week

Initiative - Lego Lego has appointed Initiative as its global media agency after a worldwide review of its planning and buying business. The IPG Mediabrands agency won the account after a competitive pitch and takes over from Dentsu Aegis...

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Top Hires of the Week

WPP Lindsay Pattison has been named Chief Transformation Officer of WPP with responsibility for getting its agencies to work more closely together for its top 50 clients. Her appointment to the newly-created role comes at a pivotal time for WPP,...

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Cannes Lions 2017: The Last Big Winners

Now that the sun has set on the Cannes Lions 2017, we're looking back over the weekend at the big winners that were announced at the climax of this year's tumultuous, exhausting but reliably satisfying festival of creativity. There's been no shortage...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Publicis pull out of Cannes and WPP voice doubts

Shares in Ascential, the owner of Cannes Lions, fell more than 3% after Publicis Groupe said it would not enter the awards next year. Sir Martin Sorrell, meanwhile, CEO of WPP, adland's other big hitter, has said that “the jury is out” on...

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Gender equality is the hot topic at Cannes this year

J Walter Thompson London has teamed up with Creative Equals to place a spotlight on the low levels of women at the top table of creativity at this year's Cannes Lion. Together, they are launching #TheFemaleFilter; a campaign which will analyse the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Cannes Lions 2017: Top Speaking Sessions at the Palais

Whilst it's the awards and the general glamour of Cannes that might dominate headlines, the real heart of Cannes Lions lies in the festival's celebrated speaking sessions. Championing the sharing of ideas and the betterment of the creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Havas joins list of names pulling ads from YouTube

There was a great deal on internet chatter over the weekend regarding brands (both major and minor) pulling their ads from YouTube following the revelations from the ongoing investigation from The Times, which found that ads from brands including...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Various Agencies - BBC The BBC has announced its new graphic design services roster for 2017, naming five consultancies including Studio Output and Mother London. The consultancies were selected from 11 tender applications in total, and will be...

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Cannes Lions 2016: Wednesday's Top Highlights

Before we begin discussing the fifth day of the 2016 Cannes Lions, if you want to keep track of all the award winners, you can keep checking the “Just Announced” page on the official Cannes Lions website for all award wins as and when...

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D&AD Day Two Roundup: Grey London out in front

Things are really starting to heat up over at the Old Truman Brewery, with the second set of D&AD Pencil winners for 2016 having been announced to coincide with the first day of the inaugural D&AD Festival. Please note that victorious entrants will...

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Advertising Week Europe: Live Streaming from ITV Stage

Advertising Week is the premier event for marketing, brand, advertising, and technology professionals. Boasting more that multiple events in 5 days with 200+ events including more than 180 seminars and workshops and endless opportunities to learn,...

Posted by: Advertising Week
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Events

Creativepool discount for D&AD Festival 2016 tickets!

In April 2016 D&AD will be taking over Shoreditch in London for three days of creative excellence. D&AD Festival will host 150 speakers over four stages at The Old Truman Brewery, with events from morning to evening. You’ll immerse yourself in...

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