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Travis Perkins appoints Amaze as its lead digital partner

29th May 2013: One of the largest building supplies providers in the UK, Travis Perkins Plc, has appointed Amaze as its lead digital partner. The brief was won following a four-way competitive pitch. As Travis Perkins’ lead digital partner,...

Posted by: AmazeRealise
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News

Amaze design and build market leading web portal for Coats plc.

Amaze has helped Coats launch an innovative customer-facing web portal for the Industrial Division of Coats plc, the global leader in industrial thread and consumer textile crafts. This follows the earlier appointment of Amaze as lead digital...

Posted by: AmazeRealise
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Trends

Get to know the 12 brand archetypes

Think about your favourite stories. Did you ever notice that the characters within them fall into broad categories? The hard-drinking detective fuelled by cheap liquor... The femme fatale who always has a perfect put down to hand... The naïve...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Events

Sneak preview of my intro to Connect: London 2018

The turmoil of 2018 is close to being over. Only for a whole new era of uncertainty to seemingly be on the horizon. The internet that was supposed to broaden our worlds and bring us closer together seems to have divided nations and neighbours....

Posted by: Michael Tomes
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Publicis London - Tourism Ireland Tourism Ireland has re-appointed Publicis London to develop its global creative work, and has appointed OMD as its global media agency, after a process involving Creativebrief. Both agencies will support Tourism...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

GIFs, Cinemagraphs & Ballerinas

The GIF turned 30 last year and yet this simplistic medium continues to evolve and amaze. At first GIF's, relegated to flashy, pixelated pop-up ads that made your eyes bleed, were shunned by any sophisticated designer. Now, advancements in mobile,...

Posted by: Phillip Powdrill
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Quiet Storm Quiet Storm is bolstering its creative department, digital offering, and client servicing with three senior new appointments. Award-winning creative Laurence Quinn joins the independent agency as Creative Director, Scott Powney as...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

AKQA Italy Umberto Basso has been appointed as Managing Director of AKQA in Italy. Prior to this role, Umberto was Head of Emerging Technology at AKQA, and will now report into Matthew Bain, International Managing Director. Umberto will oversee AKQA...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

The Gunn Report 2016: Results

The Gunn Report, the global index of creative excellence in advertising, has released its 2016 Report summarising the overall performance of the advertising industry in the year January to December 2016 based on the results of 45 global, regional and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Can AI produce original content?

A story caught my eye this morning: ‘In Japan, an artificial intelligence has been appointed creative director.’ Yes, you read correctly. This is the news that McCann Japan has created a robot, AI-CD β, that can analyse creative...

Posted by: AmazeRealise
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Inspiration

Havas Media put avocados in space for the Superbowl

There's no doubt that the UK advertising industry has always enjoyed an unrivalled reputation for innovation, creativity and flair. Despite much work becoming rather prosaic and generic in recent years, that reputation sustains and remains. However,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

Virgin Trains unite East and West for the first time

Virgin Trains is uniting its East and West Coast rail franchises for the first time ever in a combined integrated campaign that aims to use subtle wit and humour to help the brand become one of the best loved in the UK. The “Be Bound for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

The Week in Advertising

The Martin Agency – Geico The Martin Agency scooped well-deserved Grand prix at Cannes last month for its brilliant take on pre-roll ads with “Unskippable,” ad for US car insurer Geico, and the agency is displaying that same acerbic humour...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Glastonbury 2015 in Design

As a self proclaimed 'festival veteran' I like to think I've seen it all. I've seen 50 Cent pelted to within an inch of his life with piss, I've seen grown men weep into their lukewarm lagers as Radiohead finally give in and play Creep after almost a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Awards

Creativepool takes home two wins at Communicator Awards

New York, NY (April 26, 2015) - The winners of the 2015 Communicator Awards have been announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts today. With over 6000 entries received from across the US and around the world, the Communicator Awards is...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

Leo Burnett win the NSPCC's creative account

Leo Burnett Change, the specialist social change agency, have been appointed as the creative account for the NSPCC, as the child protection charity gears up for a major campaign that will launch this autumn. The agency won the account after an...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

The Annual Has Arrived!

We would like to formally announce the release of our Annual! A huge year for the Creativepool team and the members. Inside is a diverse compendium of our favorite companies and individuals that make up this pool of talent. Broken down into the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

Lego Builds Full-Size X-Wing Fighter

When I was young, the most advanced hand-held computer game on offer was probably Space Invaders. A massive, chunky black device about the size of a hardback novel, requiring six AA batteries and with a dodgy red display which made it virtually...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

5 Minutes with... Jon Humphreys - The Neighbourhood

Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? Creative Director and Co-founder of Neighbourhood. How did you get started in the industry? Degree in architecture, decided I didn't want to go into that industry, free-lanced as a graphic...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Top 20 most pointless apps

by Jessica Hazel. The ways in which certain human beings decide to waste their lives away never ceases to amaze and appall me. The age of smart phones and no-so-smart apps for their not-so-smart users has opened up a doorway into a universe of...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

Would you buy a car from a vending machine?

Remember playing with Matchbox toys as a toddler? Well, Auto Trader has made the car-in-a-box dream come true for adults by parking the world’s first automotive vending machine in East London. The interesting installation offers motorists a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Spotlight: X-Wing marks the spot in James Birks film art

A quick glance at freelance illustrator and graphic designer James Birks' portfolio will tell you he’s a film fan. Some of the pieces inspired by Hollywood movies include iconic imagery from the likes of Star Wars, Robocop and Leon in the form...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

How to hire a creative

When recruiting Graphic Designers, Web Developers and other Creatives, not everybody understands exactly what they should be looking for and how to go about it. As one of the UK’s top creative recruitment agencies, Brand Recruitment have put...

Posted by: Brand Recruitment
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A Lobster Love Story

In celebration of #LovingDay, we want to take a look back at a special Lobster moment last week and enjoy a little community love that made us all feel a little special. At the start of the month, we closed our #WeddingBells Photo Challenge which ran...

Posted by: Lobster
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Features

Is art advertising?

Probably the most successful art director of all-time is Rene Magritte. He has had more of a hand in more award-winning ideas than even Neil Godfrey. And Godfrey was named by D&AD as the most awarded art director in their 50-year...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Entertainment

Elton John: The Cut winners announced at Cannes Film Festival

The winners of the Elton John: The Cut music video contest have been revealed at the Cannes Film Festival. The talent competition called for young filmmakers to create the first official music videos for three of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

CHI & Partners - British Gas On Saturday, British Gas unveiled its new brand initiative, “Smarter Homes For All,” a multi-discipline communications campaign designed to show how smart home technology can offer real benefits to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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