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VCCP and Asda introduce the 'Asda Chick' for their Easter campaign

To capitalise on this year's Easter buzz, VCCP have introduced a new mascot for supermarket brand Asda, in the shape of a (quite literally) 'funky chick' with a few rather audacious moves up his sleeves (or lack thereof). The latest iteration of the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

18 Feet & Rising - Popchips Popchips, the Californian snack brand, is poised to launch its first global ad campaign after appointing 18 Feet & Rising as its lead creative agency. It is the first time the 10-year-old brand, which markets itself as a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Food, Drink and Jewellery

BrandOpus - BirdsEye Chicken BrandOpus has worked with family frozen food favourites, Birds Eye, to create new packaging for their entire chicken portfolio. The frozen chicken category is in decline, concerns over quality has seen mums looking...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) Sarah Golding, CEO and Partner of CHI & Partners, was today nominated by IPA Council members as the preferred candidate to succeed Tom Knox as President of the IPA in March 2017. Golding will be...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Absolut Vodka has appointed BBH London as lead global creative agency following a review. Sid Lee formerly held creative duties on the account and is believed not to have participated in the review. BBH London’s first effort will be an...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

RKCR/Y&R RKCR/Y&R has completed its senior management triumvirate by promoting Emily James to the role of Chief Strategy Officer. James, who was previously Head of Strategy, joins CEO Jon Sharpe and newly appointed CCO Jonathan Burley on the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 5 Account Wins of the Week

Droga5 – NBTY NBTY, a global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of market-leading vitamins, supplements and sports and active nutrition products, has announced Droga5 as its new strategic and creative advertising agency partner. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Two naughty cows and the best advertising campaign in America.

Let’s keep things simple. I’ve seen an ad campaign I really like. It’s funny, witty, smart, highly noticeable and very memorable. I know, I know - if you’ve read my articles for Creativepool, you’ll be aware I rarely...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Wieden + Kennedy make Colleen DeCourcy a partner

Wieden + Kennedy's global co-executive creative director, Colleen DeCourcy, has recently been made partner at the agency after just 15 months. As a partner, she will join a select group of 11, which also includes president Dave Luhr, executive...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Why we need to be braver with creativity

Working in the creative sector allows you to experiment, be adventurous and most importantly get excited about the work you’re delivering. But it’s about time we got braver. We need to be proactive, stand out and help our clients step out...

Posted by: Clarity
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Trends

Top 10 six-second ads of 2019 revealed

YouTube has revealed the top 10 six-second ads of 2019 as part of its annual Bumper Ads Leaderboard with food and confectionery brands stealing the show. FMCG brands including Doritos, Papa John’s and Cadbury all make a play for first place...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

McDonald’s taps into hype culture for spicy McNuggets drop

We’ve all seen the cringey ads for millennial fashion brands like boohoo and Jameson Carter, but there's a hot new name in town. McDonald’s has ‘launched’ a fake fashion brand to promote its limited edition Spicy Chicken...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

The Humane League calls time on McDonald's 'party'

The Humane League has renewed its focus on McDonald’s’ unacceptable treatment of chickens with a new brand-jacking campaign calling for the fast food chain to review its animal welfare policies. Despite being one of the biggest...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

KFC goes to Hollywood in new cinema campaign

A recent ad for fast food chicken chain KFC has made it to the big screen and will air before some of this year’s biggest films alongside custom-made clips mimicking the storylines of the blockbusters. Chicken Town (below), created by ad...

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Trends

Burger King serves up Impossible Whoppers to the US

Earlier this month, fast food chain Burger King launched a new veggie burger in St Louis in what was initially thought to be an April Fools' prank. However, the trial went so well the option is now being rolled out nationwide. The Impossible Whopper...

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Advice

Elevate your stationary game

In today's episode, we attend a quick workshop where Nick Kidd, associate art director at TracyLocke, takes us through the process of foil stamping, creating envelope liners, and making wax seals. He has an awesome stationary company where he sells...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Careers

My design tournament submission

Zimri Mayfield has an amazing design channel where he hosts a competition called Design Chicken Chicken, and I made it into the tournament. Here's my video going through my first round submission; a logo and flyer I had to complete in just three...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Features

Ad trends 2019: Jeremy Harvey

Brave clients and bold campaigns are on Jeremy Harvey, creative partner at brand strategy and marketing agency Clarity’s wish list in 2019. He gives his predictions for the year ahead. What will be the biggest trends in 2019 in your field? I...

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Features

Ad trends 2019: John Treacy

John Treacy, ECD at Proximity London shares his thoughts on the year ahead for advertising and tells us what the best campaign was in 2018. What will be the biggest trend in 2019? Brands going into ‘acquisition mode’ after GDPR has...

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Inspiration

Next-Gen Brand Builders You Should Know

If you spend a bit too much time sitting in back-to-back meetings, planning rollout dates, looking at demographics and campaign performance analytics you can sometimes be in danger of forgetting what ‘it’ feels like. What is it exactly?...

Posted by: Crush
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

BBH London - Burger King UK Burger King UK has appointed BBH London as its first creative agency, without a pitch, following the UK’s franchise’s buyout at the end of 2017. The UK franchise was acquired by private equity firm Bridgepoint...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Great State - Aston Villa Great State has been appointed by Aston Villa to deliver a customer-first digital proposition to market, enriching fan enjoyment and participation with a modern approach to the club’s digital portfolio. The agency...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Impero - Havana Club London-based independent creative agency, Impero, have announced their appointment as a key strategic and creative partner for Pernod Ricard’s Havana Club rum. The agency will be responsible for taking the Cuban rum in a...

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Advertising

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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Features

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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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

FCB West San Francisco’s FCB West, best known for its work on the Levi’s and Clorox accounts, has hired Justin Moore to partner with the recently promoted Mike Long as Co-Executive Creative Director. Moore and Long will report directly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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