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Entertainment

X-Factor's Stevi Ritchie has a lesson for us all. What could it be?

If you're in the habit of staying in and watching ITV on a Saturday and Sunday night, you'll probably be familiar with Stevi Ritchie. If not, then I just need to tell you he's this year's comedy offering on the X-Factor. You know, the one who can't...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Advertising

With the 2018​ FIFA World Cup kicking off this very afternoon, we've scoured the internet to bring you the best ads, campaigns, brand activations and more that have sprung up in the last few weeks in honour of the tournament known to those who...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Leo Burnett Leo Burnett London has invested heavily in its creative department, hiring a diverse range of talent from across the agency world. Dan Fryer and Gate Lambert join Leo Burnett as a creative team from Fold7, where they worked on everything...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Above+Beyond Following a flurry of new business wins, including Ornua Foods, which has seen Above + Beyond propelled up the rankings table, the agency has made two senior hires to its creative department. Ben Da Costa has been hired as Creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Karmarama and venturethree reinvent Just Eat for brand relaunch

Just Eat is relaunching its brand with a new company vision to create the world’s greatest food community. The relaunch is being spearheaded by a new brand and advertising campaign celebrated Just Eat’s renewed commitment to its 27,000 UK...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

BBH London – Tesco When I was a wee lad (in the heady days of the mid-90's), Halloween wasn't a particularly big deal. Sure we got together to watch movies we probably shouldn't have been watching and hit up our neighbours houses for Dime bars and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

Simon Cowell: The master of marketing

What is Simon Cowell? A TV presenter? A music producer? An pop manager? Well, undeniably all these things; but ultimately he's one of the most accomplished marketeers the UK has ever created. Just look at his greatest achievement. He not only...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

Thinkmodo finds the strongest Meter Maid in NYC

Thinkmodo have made yet another viral video (remember their Devil Baby ad?), and this time its not as scary and a bit more believable. Or at least, it’s believable that a New York City taxi driver and Meter Maid could get into a huge argument....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The Power Of Crowdsourcing

The Internet is a prime place to gather people together. Sometimes you don’t necessarily need a group of trolls coming together to slam the Yeezy Boost, or unendingly comment on the blue-black-gold-white dress debate. You might wonder why these...

Posted by: Jade French
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Advertising

Ogilvy & Mather Chicago appoints new Head of Planning

Ogilvy & Mather's growing international leadership team added another string to its bow yesterday when it was announced that Antonio Nunez will be serving as the new head of planning of the agency's Chicago office, starting this month. Nunez, who is...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

"Content is crap". Does ITV's Simon Daglish have a point?

Last week saw Sir John Heggarty proclaiming most modern advertising to be sh*t. Perhaps there's something in the bracing Spring air, because this week ITV's commercial boss Simon Daglish has warned brands that '90% of content is crap'. Some livewires...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Thanks to the new Lotto campaign, we all lose.

I was never keen on the National Lottery. On the night it launched, I nipped to the shop for cigarettes and was confronted with a queue which reached out of the door and off down the street. I was concerned the people had been hypnotized and summoned...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advice

Opinions - Sign here. Introducing the new freelance/client contract.

by Magnus Shaw Freelancing - it's a tough old game, eh? You don't know if you're coming or going half the time. Working in your jim-jams one day, sipping a latte in a la-di-da marketing agency the next. Occasionally you even miss "Cash In The...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

M&S and the eradication of Frankie Cocozza

I chuffing hate X-Factor. I hate the contestants, the judges, the constant over-dramatisation always to the soundtrack of a Snow Patrol or Coldplay and most of all I hate the fact that it's all people seem to be talking about. So with all that in...

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