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The Sweet Spot: Loveable Valentine’s Day Campaigns for 2016

In case you haven’t noticed, Valentine’s Day drops in just two more sleeps. As ever, brands are busy capitalising on all the love in the air to match people to their products. So far we’ve seen a mixed bag of tongue-in-cheek...

Posted by: Michelle Collier
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Why Valentine's Day is so attractive to malicious hackers

At the moment, there is much debate and argument in politics and elsewhere, regarding the renewal of the UK's Trident nuclear deterrent. But as some wise souls have pointed out, the most significant threat to the country may well not come from...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Creativepool's 2016 Valentine's Day Gift Guide

If someone’s got you looking so crazy in love right now, then you might be on the hunt for the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re wanting to spoil that ‘special someone’ or just need an excuse to treat...

Posted by: Michelle Collier
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A year of OOH with Primesight

In 2017, Primesight continued to expand in the world of OOH with the introduction of InLinkUK, winning more airport media contracts and enabling more creative solutions than ever before Here's a round-up of another incredible year: The Wish: 99...

Posted by: Primesight
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Beyond Billboards: The true potential of OOH

When the vast majority of us hear or read the phrase "out-of-home advertising," we picture exactly the same thing; billboards. Big, beautiful billboards. They still occupy our high streets and motorways despite the incredible shift into the digital...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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The Best Valentines Day Campaign's of 2017

Whilst most of us know deep down that Valentine's Day is little more than a reason for couples to buy more cards and chocolate for one another and for singletons to buy more beer, ad land continues to pull out the punches every year. 2017 is no...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: Casper & the new frontiers of sleep

In the last year, Casper have claimed a spot in Time’s Best 25 Inventions of 2015, won a Big Innovation Award, been finalists of a Fast Company Innovation by Design Award, and bagged a spot on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. These aren’t...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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The NBA and Spox expand Digital German Partnership

The National Basketball Association (known more famously as the NBA) and premium sports website SPOX, have expanded their multiyear partnership to provide season long digital content on NBA.de, the NBA’s official online destination in Germany....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Top 5 Ads of the Week

Crispin Porter + Bogusky – Turkish Airlines Turkish Airlines – Fly to Gotham City With the heavily anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set to launch this Spring, many brands will undoubtedly be clambering to get in on the action....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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The Ad Council gets under our skin

A surprisingly moving new campaign from the non-profit Ad Council group has been making some big waves this week. A film shot on Valentine's Day called “Diversity & Inclusion” made its online début on Tuesday and sent the internet into floods of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Ad World is crazy in Love

Depending on your point of view, Valentine's Day is either the most romantic day of the year, or a cynical ploy designed to separate gullible lovebirds from their hard earned cash, which was originally birthed for the sole reason that a group of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Apple watch set for April launch

I've already written at length about how 2015 is set to be the year when the smartwatch kicks its way into popular culture, and that prediction might be vindicated sooner than expected, as it was revealed recently by Apple CEO Time Cook that the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Beautiful design innovations at CES 2015

Classically beautiful curved TV from Samsung Samsung's CES 2015 Keynote Speech Samsung chose CES 2015 as the platform from which to unveil their new curved TV designed by the Fuseproject consultancy, which is headed up by famed Swiss designer Yves...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Digital desire. Will humans ever fall in love with robots?

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. Depending on your point of view, this is the point in the year when you make a special effort to show your affection and appreciation for the significant person in your life; or a cynical exercise in consumerism, carried...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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ITV air the first ad break constructed entirely out of Lego bricks!

Last night during the broadcast of ITV's 'Dancing On Ice', viewers might have been more than a little surprised to see a brace of their favourite adverts reimagined as stop-motion Lego animations. This marks the first time in history that an entire...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Another stink for Chanel. The trouble with the classic perfume brand.

By Magnus Shaw Helping the postman to haul several swollen mailbags through my front door, it occurs to me that Valentine's Day is also a busy time for the perfume industry. As most blokes are spectacularly unimaginative when it comes to buying...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Are creatives more difficult to love?

Misplaced romanticism is a common curse in popular culture. There’s the concept of the “troubled genius” creative that, for some, excuses some pretty reprehensible behaviour and puts a rose-coloured lens over mental illness....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

5 easy tips to send the best holiday gifts to your freelance clients

December is a bit like the Valentine’s Day of freelancing - a chance to show appreciation to your significant clients for everything they’ve done for you since you first met. This may involve sending freelance holiday cards, gifts and...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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How Dynamic Advertising can help fight ad fatigue

Context, context, context. As the cookieless future approaches, we will hear more about context and contextual advertising, be it location-based or else. In an ever-shifting brandscape triggered by the pandemic, the need for increased...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

What is Gamification in marketing and why you should be using it

Gamification in marketing is a marketing strategy that has yielded great results for some of the biggest brands in the world, as well as smaller businesses and newcomers across various sectors. Whether you’re new to this concept or looking to...

Posted by: SMACK Agency
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Happy Birthday YouTube: Why the platform is still relevant 15 years on

Valentine’s Day aside, the 14th February 2020 marked a very special occasion in the calendar. YouTube turned fifteen years old. That’s right, the original video-sharing platform is no longer a tweenager and has moved into the complex...

Posted by: Mary Keane Dawson
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Why showing consumers unconditional love is the key to brand success

With research firm Savvy finding that 38% of UK shoppers intended to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, expecting to spend around £113,000,000 on jewellery alone, the romantic event still represents a valuable opportunity to drive sales,...

Posted by: Caroline Burgess-Pike
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Inspiration

How brands embraced Halloween in 2019

It's the scariest day of the year and there's no getting away from the fact that Halloween offers another opportunity for brands to buy into the celebration with spookily-themed products and marketing. Beyond big boxes of orange pumpkins on show at...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Influencer marketing 101: Style Lobster’s essential tips for brands

Everyone’s jumping on the influencer bandwagon. There’s probably thousands of meetings happening right now all over the world, set up purely to talk about influencers. Yet so many marketers are struggling to successfully execute their plans. But...

Posted by: Superrb
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Black Friday 2016: A Creative Review

Black Friday is a very modern phenomenon. A true triumph of commercialism, it's a perfectly placed date in the cultural calendar that gained so much attention a few years ago that South Park deemed it necessary to construct a feature-length episode...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top 5 Ads of the Week: Week 4

Wieden+Kennedy - Bud Light The Bud Light Party is Coming American football confuses me. Quite honestly I just find the whole garish spectacle to be a little too much for my fragile British constitution to handle, so when it comes to The Super Bowl,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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