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Inspiration

Focal Point: Vasilisa Forbes of WaxChick

Vasilisa Forbes is a fashion photographer and video editor, who's also the brains behind the #WaxChick project. You might have seen her billboards popping up around London, or caught her speaking at the ICA. Controversial and throught-provoking, her...

Posted by: Jade French
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Features

Conscious consumerism (part II): What will we buy into in 2030?

Welcome to part II of our exploration of the conscious consumer. In part I, we tracked the roots of this demanding new mindset, one that is forcing brands to show us they care about the planet and demonstrate it single-mindedly. We asked: “In...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

180LA 180LA announces that two new teams will be joining the agency, bolstering a highly regarded creative group. Copywriter Will Sands, previously at Deutsch and AKQA, will partner with Art Director Robison Mattei. Prior to joining the team at 180,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Brand & Deliver - Shadow of the Tomb Raider Publisher of the iconic Tomb Raider series, Square Enix, has appointed Brand & Deliver to secure UK brand partnerships for its upcoming blockbuster title, Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Following the massive...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

isobel - The White House It was announced on April 1 this year that The White House has hired independent creative agency, isobel, to “make Trump more popular amongst Brits” prior to his forthcoming visit later in the year. The campaign...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Droga5 London Droga5 London has named Ashley Shack as Director of Talent - a new role at the agency. Shack, who is American, arrives from Wieden+Kennedy London, where she was the Creative and Design Recruiter. She joins the management team at Droga5...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Public sector ads - where we've been and what can we learn?

The closing event in the celebration of 100 years of Advertising - joint Government Communication Services and IPA (England and Scotland) Jan 2018. Chair - James Pais, IPA Scotland Chair & Creative Services Director, Frame Speakers & Panel...

Posted by: Becky
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Features

Will Designers Dream of Electric Sheep?

I’m baking bread. You should too. It’s fun. Creative. Somehow messy. I personally don’t follow a recipe; it’s a pretty straight-forward process. Below is a standard recipe:(1) Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl. Add the sugar, 1...

Posted by: Andrea Flamini
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Droga5 - Tencent New York-based advertising agency, Droga5, has announced their newest client in Tencent Holdings Limited (“Tencent” or 00700.HK). Effective immediately, Droga5 will work with Tencent on strategic and creative development...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

OLIVER On-site specialist OLIVER has appointed Proximity London Creative Director, Rob Kavanagh (left), to take on the role of Executive Creative Director on a number of key client accounts. Kavanagh will report in to OLIVER Group UK’s chief...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Visions in VR: Is the VR boom over before it started?

It would, perhaps, be unfair to say that the VR bubble has burst, because from where I'm sitting, it looks as though the bubble has barely left the niche market that spawned it. Yet, with so many headsets now sat gathering dust in closets and display...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

What is your Moonshot?

Close your eyes for a moment and think about the one big thing that has happened in your business environment over the past year that has directly impacted you. Last January (2016) I set about igniting conversations with companies that had...

Posted by: Suki Thompson
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Technology

How brands are using Chatbots

Discussions about chatbots have been doing the rounds for a while now, they're usually encased within a ‘will they/won’t they?' hit the mainstream-type discussion, in which marketers like to tell us we’re on the cusp of THE next big...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Advertising Trends of 2017 from the Industry

When discussing the trends that will take hold in advertising next year, it's important to understand what a polarising year 2016 has been. As we approach year's end, we've all no doubt grown tired of the generic “I'll be glad when this year is...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Agency 2020: What will the agency landscape of the future look like?

For the last CS Presents of 2016 Creative Social have hand-picked 5 creative leaders for an event where they will give a varied perspective on how the agency landscape will look, feel and behave in 2020 along with the skills you’ll need to be...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Brand Case Studies: KARA bags

KARA takes its name from the Japanese word Karaoke, meaning ‘empty orchestra’. That piece of information isn’t immediately relevant to anything we’re about to cover in this Brand Case Study, but it gives you an insight into the inner workings...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Another Creative Day with Nathan Azopardi

Today we want you to meet Nathan Azopardi, he’s currently combining his photography skills with DOP, grade, edit and direction talents on his all new Another Creative Day website. Coming in top of the Retoucher, Colour Grader and Photographer...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Cannes Lions 2016: Monday's Top Highlights

As part of our continuing coverage of the 2016 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity as official partner, we'll be bringing you the daily highlights from the festival. Ogilvy & Mather take Glass Lion and Two Grand Prix On the third day of the Cannes...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Bauhaus to Google: Starting a Creative Movement

Earlier this year I was approached by Sarah Hill to write a piece on creativity in our agency, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, for a new book called #FuturePRoof and some of the things that we have learnt after launching our first *Global Center of...

Posted by: Simon Shaw
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: JWT

Turning YouTube's black bars into ad space for nonprofits When videos recorded vertically are posted to YouTube, two black bars appear on each side, to frame the action. Knowing the relevance of this channel’s audience (with an average of four...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Havas Media Havas Media has promoted Andrew Mason to the role of Head of Client Leadership with immediate effect. As Head of Client Leadership, Mason will oversee the day-to day management of the Havas Media client teams while ensuring quality and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

On Yer Bike: 10 reasons to jack in your job

When I was employed, rather than self-employed, there’s no doubt that I liked various things. Sure, the job itself was ok to start with, but the main thing I liked was the paid holidays. There wasn’t very much in the way of benefits. Paid...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advertising

The Oscars are more expensive than the Super Bowl

Though it attracts only half the viewers, a recent study unveiled by Forbes has revealed that advertisers pay a larger premium to show off their wares at The Academy Awards, which were held in LA last night and were broadcast in the US on the ABC...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Saatchi & Saatchi earn themselves some Goodwill

Goodwill and the Ad Council have teamed up to launch a series of new public service advertisements (or PSAs) revealing how clothing and household items donated to Goodwill have helped, and will continue to help, people in the US struggling to find...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Introducing the two-faced smartphone

Russian phone brand Yota, recently launched a daring new smartphone that includes a secondary e-ink screen, designed to work in tandem with a primary AMOLED screen and significantly increase battery life. This is Yota's second stab at the smartphone...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Social Media

Give a Crap this World Toilet Day

Some of the richest people in the world are being urged on social media to show that they “Give a crap” about clean water by WaterAid, the international charity that transforms “Millions of lives every year with clean water, safe...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Just how important is an agency's name?

Sited just off Fleet Street, the very first agency for which I worked was called 'Riley' and it was great. Inevitably though, I eventually moved on (sooner than I should have, actually) and 'Riley' changed too. In a large-scale, late nineties...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Ten reasons to quit your job.

by Ashley Morrison. There are many reasons why, according to a recent poll by Forbes, 74% of people would consider changing jobs. One would like to think that this is just because they want to move onwards and upwards in pursuit of an ever-more...

Posted by: Creativepool

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