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Leaders

Outing Adland's Homophobia

First, let’s address the pink elephant in the room and say: yes, things have obviously come a long way since Stonewall, and no, in an ideal world, being an LGBT+ BOGOF creative team wouldn’t be noteworthy. But this isn’t an ideal...

Posted by: Rickie Marsden
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Workshop

Straight Talk: Outing Adland's Homophobia

First, let’s address the pink elephant in the room and say: yes, things have obviously come a long way since Stonewall, and no, in an ideal world, being an LGBT+ BOGOF creative team wouldn’t be noteworthy. But this isn’t an ideal world and...

Posted by: Rickie Marsden
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Leaders

Creative Opinions: Adland and the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup creates some pretty valuable opportunities for advertisers. TV coverage of its matches attracts gigantic audiences across the world (about 3.5 billion people viewing at home in more than 200 countries) during a season when TV...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Adland shows off its true colours for Pride London

Adland has really got stuck in for Pride London this year. We've already covered the wonderful official “Love Happens Here” campaign by WCRS, but that was only the tip of the rainbow. Here, we've gathered a few of the more interesting...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Creative Opinions: Adland insiders on the Publicis Cannes Lions pullout

The news that Publicis Groupe was pulling out of Cannes Lions next year (and all other awards shows in kind for the next 12 months) was quite comfortably one of the biggest stories of the festival this year. The fact that they are doing so supposedly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

General Election 2017: Adland Roundup

It's finally here. The 8th of June, 2017. Snap UK General Election Day. A day that will live in infamy. Probably. In all honesty, the vast majority of us are probably just glad we can finally draw a line under all of this divisive piffle tomorrow and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Adland Celebrates Diversity with #EasterSoWhite Campaign

Today sees the launch of an initiative that seeks to draw attention to the under-representation of the BAME (British Black Asian and Ethnic minorities) community in advertising and marketing, with particular focus on Easter. #EasterSoWhite is the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Adland Responds to the Great Kendall Jenner Pepsi Debacle

When Pepsi dropped their no-doubt incredibly expensive and undeniably ambitious new ad earlier this week, they probably had no idea that, by week's end, the spot would have dominated global headlines, which is particularly impressive, given the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Adland comes out in support of Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day (April 4) is a movement dedicated to showing how much further into the year a woman, on average, must work to earn what her male counterpart earned the previous year. The day, originated by the National Committee on Pay Equality (NCPE)...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Matthew McConaughey is the highest paid Creative Director in Adland

OK, that headline might come across as a little bit clickbaity, but it's a pretty shocking statement that is not only true, but indicative of the way celebrity culture has managed to integrate itself within the advertising industry. Matthew...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

David Feldman's Series of Fortunate Events

How do you fight Holocaust denial to deliver the truth to young people? How do you crack a fantastic campaign for Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events? And just how do you keep your mind fresh and open to an endless stream of new...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

LGBTQ+ representation deserves more than a yearly nudge

Stonewall’s legacy lives on today. Peaceful marches of Gay Pride movements all around the world, from Europe to the US and beyond, echo the days of riots and violence which erupted at the dawn of the Seventies. The LGBTQ+ community has come a...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Getting to Know… Iris Worldwide’s Grant Hunter

Grant Hunter was recently promoted to Global Executive Creative Director for iris Worldwide and has been working for the agency from his base in London for 15 years now. A man with creativity in his bones, Grant is an incredibly insightful...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

All the ads of Christmas 2019 (so far...)

It's the start of November, which means it's time to put the kettle on, sit back and watch the barrage of Christmas ads already launched by brands this year. In the mix at this point are many of the big supermarkets with celebs such as Mariah Carey...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

What happens when an independent agency is sold?

Zulu Alpha Kilo is raising a glass (of lemonade) to independent agencies in adland with a funny spot that shows what happens after a company sells out to a buyer. The Toronto agency has created videos tackling a variety of well-known industry pain...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Brands cut through with Banksy remakes

Street artist Banksy caused a stir this week with a tongue-in-cheek stunt which saw one of his pieces self-destruct after selling for £1m (US1.4m). An original version of his Girl with a Balloon picture was fitted with a secret shredder which...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The cost of ambition in the creative industry

At a time when AdLand seems to reel constantly from the talent-poaching threat of the tech giants, one would think they would also look to big tech’s methods to reasssert themselves into the creative lead. However it seems that is just not the...

Posted by: Becky
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Industry

Creative Stories... from Cannes

Back for our fifth consecutive year, ‘Creative Stories... from Cannes’ (previously Mini Cannes) hits London on the 18th July. This year we are super excited to be supported by the IPA and will be bringing you an inspiring selection of...

Posted by: Creative Social
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Features

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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Leaders

Top Hires of the Week

TBWA\China Ronnie Wu, executive creative director, TBWA\Shanghai has been promoted to the role of Chief Creative Officer of TBWA\China with immediate effect. Ronnie joined TBWA\Shanghai at the end of 2015 as executive creative director, and during...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

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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Leaders

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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Industry

Cannes Lions 2018: Parties you must attend

The annual pilgrimage to the French Riviera draws closer and as adland prepares to descend upon the south of France for Cannes Lions 2018, we have pulled a list of the parties you should definitely be seen at! We’ll be updating this list until...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

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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Leaders

Adaptive leadership lessons for Trump and advertising

You don’t need to be keeping tabs to know that a shocking number of top-level players have left or been fired from the Donald Trump’s White House team. The latest, much-reported departure comes in the form of Anthony Scaramucci - and you...

Posted by: Sharon Whale
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Leaders

Super Bowl Ads 2018

Whilst traditional TV advertising has long been superseded by digital as the most relevant and important medium for marketers and agencies alike, adland always resets itself for one night in February. One night where ad spend is at an annual high and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Ad Trends 2018: An uncertain industry in a state of flux

When looking ahead, it's always important to keep one foot firmly rooted in the past, particularly when examining adland, which has been in a state of flux for years now. With agencies and brands alike shifting their allegiances towards digital with...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Top 20 Ads of 2017

With digital arguably superseding traditional TV advertising as the most relevant and cost-effective way-forward for the industry this year, it's surprising that we actually enjoyed such a banner year for great, 30-90 second creative content. Of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Account Wins of the Week

UM - iZettle UM has won a four-way competitive pitch to become the exclusive UK media agency and lead agency for Europe for financial technology company iZettle. UM will handle all planning and buying for iZettle on an ongoing basis. This is...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

J. Walter Thompson join the AI race with Pangaea

J. Walter Thompson today officially announced Pangaea, an internal AI solution that allows anyone in its global network to ask questions and get answers from any of their 12,000+ colleagues around the world. Built by J. Walter Thompson Worldwide,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Visions in VR: Google experiments with VR advertising

VR is, currently, one of the few remaining new media refuges where advertising is largely non-existent. Up until this point, adland's relationship with VR has primarily been through sponsored activations, games and tailored 'experiences' that...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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