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We still have a problem with Greenwashing in Adland

Wherever you turn these days, it’s easy to find something crafted “from sustainable sources.” That new piece of clothing from Zara? Check. That pint of organic milk from the supermarket? Check. And so on and so forth. However,...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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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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Workshop

You are designing tomorrow’s rubbish

It was just a few months ago, in February, that the AF&PA (American Forest & Paper Association) released a comprehensive research document in which it surveyed a number of paper mills around the US, offering then some guidelines on how to make more...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Will advertising succumb to UX?

Digital, digital, digital. Among the many things this pandemic has shown, the need to develop a digital presence took centre stage and demonstrated how some brands have probably been clinging onto their real-life, physical origins for one year too...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Creating Sustainable Brands: a Feature with Friends of the Earth

We’ve all witnessed the push to sustainability in the past decade. What were once talks in the realm of the ‘nice to have’ or some barely formed concerns about the health of our planet have now transformed into sheer fear for some...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

How to market a sustainable brand and cut through the noise

It's all great to have your brand accredited as a green corporation, but how do you follow through your good intentions with clear actions? In this new era of consumerism, especially as consumer habits are shifting so much in the wake of the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Festive Sustainability: Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Christmas is a time for giving and family celebrations. Yet, it can be a time of excess and over-indulgence - from gifting to greeting cards and glitter - we question if the glamour is worth the garbage. Figures show that the festive season...

Posted by: SGK
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Leaders

Why your work environment matters – With Group CEO Russ Lidstone

"Life is too short to work with people you don't like or respect." Russ Lidstone grew up in a small fishing town in Devon. Not many can easily get out of that life. To an extent, your roots and background are exactly what defines you, and it's not...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The joy of unpredictability with Heather Golding from TonyG

You never know what life may have in store for you. Sometimes it's great to just go with the flow and embrace opportunities as they come. Heather Golding has founded a whole career on that. Co-founder of TonyG with, well, Tony, Heather has found...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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

Why aren't brands doing enough for the environment?

It's no secret that the planet is suffering. Aside from Brexit, it's been the biggest thing affecting the news agenda for the past few years and coverage is only set to increase. But if the decay and gradual demise of our world is so important, why...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

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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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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Leaders

Three things from Cannes: taboos, trends and tears

With Cannes Lions closing its doors last Friday, we asked five creative leaders, to share their thoughts on this year’s Cannes Lions. They will also be speaking at ‘Creative Stories…from Cannes’ 18 July for a more in-depth overview of the...

Posted by: Creative Social
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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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