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Ads that made history: IKEA's Dining Room (1994)

When we think of ads that made history, we usually focus on one particular aspect. We want to see the most expensive, the most effective, the one that made us all laugh or cry, maybe even the one who made us all wish we could start a class action on...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Ads that made history: No. 5 The Film by Chanel

Nicole Kidman and Film Director Baz Luhrmann have always had their own “thing.” By good Baz’s own admittance in an old Vanity Fair interview, him and the movie star have worked together since they were much younger and there has...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Ads that made history: 1984

Such is the power of Apple’s 1984. You see as little as a string of 4 numbers (or more precisely, a date), you see a still frame from the original ad, and you instantly know we are talking about a game-changer in the history of...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

The creative, fascinating and overlooked history of the lyric video

What was the world's first lyric video? How was it born, and why was it important? Lyric videos often do more than show you simple words on screen. They are creative pieces of motion capture and/or production, they capture the viewer's imagination...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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From Magic Lanterns to ToonBoom: The Outstanding History of Animation

When I was a kid, I used to consume a whole lot of animation. Disney was my favoured choice to fill a boring evening, but I would not disdain Looney Tunes, Pingu (big one for me) or the occasional Matt Groening stuff. To me, animation was a given....

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Platform for success: A history of video game art

If you're a fan of video game art, then you're in the right place. Today’s innovations and improvements in game art design and development have been shaped by the first steps that were taken in the past. Today, video games are considered more...

Posted by: Dream Farm Studios
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The artisanal gin made with actual Harley-Davidson parts

For decades, Uwe Ehinger, founder and namesake of the world’s first Premium Dry Gin to contain Harley-Davidson engine parts, has been searching the most remote places on the planet for antique motorbikes, and saving them for dealing or as core...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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krow promote colourful summer exhibition at the Natural History Museum

To support the Natural History Museum’s brand new major summer exhibition, Colour and Vision, krow, a partner agency with the Museum for the past 8 years, has created a striking new outdoor, press and digital marketing campaign. This highly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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The first united global marketing strategy in Coca-Cola history

At an event in Paris earlier this week, Coca-Cola's Chief Marketing Officer, Marcos de Quinto, revealed a new “One Brand” global marketing strategy that, for the first time in its history, unites all of the Coca-Cola brands under one...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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National Trust & DigitasLBi engage with UK history in new app

In their first piece of creative activity since they were appointed as it's strategic agency last year (after a fiercely competitive pitch), DigitasLBi has launched a nifty new app for the National Trust, the independent charity which looks after...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Kehinde Wiley rethinks the way kings are made

A unique collaboration between the premium vodka brand, Grey Goose and artist, Kehinde Wiley will culminate in a series of events during the Miami art fair next month. The acclaimed artist will be displaying portraits in his “Modern Kings of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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How the Microwave Advisory Board made life easier for 'working wives'.

Many, many years ago - when I was a mere lad (so that really is a long time back), many products had 'boards'. I don't mean the manufacturers had directors - although they did. Nor do I mean they came complete with a large piece of wood - excepting...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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The best a man can get: Ten milestone moments in advertising history.

1. 79 A.D. Billboards in Pompeii Ah! The glory of the ancient Roman empire. Olive skinned, muscular men striding the avenues, clad in togas, debating the great issues of the day. Beautiful, raven-haired maidens bearing baskets laden with the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Traditional brand purpose has made consumers complacent

But a new wave of change-makers is here to change that… Is the branding industry’s obsession with purpose simply encouraging consumers to maintain bad habits? Nowadays we expect brands to weave a sustainable or charitable message into...

Posted by: B&B Studio
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Inspiration

How Creative Director Matt Rooke made it through a recession

There's no doubting that the COVID-19 crisis is affecting several corners of the industry in more or less similar ways. A lot of professionals, even beyond the actual creative industry, are talking about one of the worst recessions of the past 100...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Here's 5 of the best creative works made for Earth Day 2020

Here we are, one home, one planet. Caring is no longer enough, as Earth Day’s 2020 halt urges people around the world to think about the planet through art and make active steps for the environment. While fish in the ocean can finally spend...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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10 reasons why these Chanel ads should never have been made

Check out the above and below ads created for French fashion and perfume brand Chanel. Here's a list of 10 reasons why they should never have been made... 1. The product doesn't look premium. 2. There is no human insight. 3. There is no customer...

Posted by: Lucian Trestler
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How neurocreativity is changing the way content is made

Images in advertising have a bigger impact on our emotions than we may realise. But when brands set a brief for a photographer to make something look ‘premium’ or ‘powerful’, how is that achieved? Chris Christodolou, CEO at...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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A Short History of Guinness World Records Day

Happy Guinness World Records Day! Launched to celebrate the day the Guinness World Records book sold its 100 millionth copy, the 12th annual GWR Day will see upwards of 600,000 people around the world attempting to secure their place in the history...

Posted by: Guinness World Records
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Rebrand Roundup: Hull, Hand-made Candles and Britain's Oldest Brewery

Bulletproof - PizzaExpress Artisana Bulletproof has designed the packaging for a new frozen supermarket range by PizzaExpress. The “Artisana” range is an exclusive for supermarket Iceland, and follows on from the restaurant’s...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Made.com and Fabula launch “Live Unboxed” brand platform

Made.com, the furniture retailer, has launched a new brand platform and campaign seeking to upturn lifestyle category clichés and show how its customers really live. The new “Live Unboxed” platform is the first work for the brand by...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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The Top 25: What is it, who made it & how to get involved

Over the weekend we launched an exciting new part of Creativepool, the Top 25 ranking system. This initiative is a way for hard working creatives to be rewarded for the tireless work they do within the community, but to also provide a great tool for...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Grey London unveil new KidZania campaign made by kids, for kids

KidZania London is a 75,000sq city where the kids are in charge. Complete with its own currency, university and more than 60 jobs for children to experience, the concept, designed to inspire, challenge and empower kids is located inside the Westfield...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Brand Case Studies: How Vinaya made wearable tech emotional

Vinaya is one-part design studio and one-part research lab, a brand cleverly positioned at the juncture between human experience and technology, interested in finding new ways to unite the two in a less absent-minded future. Kate Unsworth,...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Charles Williams is Made Up

Made Up is the commercial illustration and type studio of Charles Williams. Rooted in drawing, geometric shapes, the continuous line, isometric grids, interconnected forms and a surreal three-dimensional aesthetic, we’ve long been a fan of his work...

Posted by: Kate Lewin

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