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The naked truth. American Apparel versus the ASA.

Brace yourself, I have some shocking news. An advertiser has used sexually provocative imagery to sell their goods. I know, it seems incredible, but I think you deserve the facts. Don't panic though. Fortunately the moral might of the Advertising...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

McDonald’s taps into hype culture for spicy McNuggets drop

We’ve all seen the cringey ads for millennial fashion brands like boohoo and Jameson Carter, but there's a hot new name in town. McDonald’s has ‘launched’ a fake fashion brand to promote its limited edition Spicy Chicken...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Adapt or die: 5 design principles for today's luxury brands

The world is changing fast, and luxury consumers are changing with it. So, what should luxury brands do to adapt, and how can design help? As a generation, we’re far better off than our parents. Millions can now afford things that were once...

Posted by: Lewis Moberly
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Features

A Conversation with... OHMME’s Louis d’Origny

You’d be forgiven for thinking that yoga is an exclusively female pursuit, judging by the amount of athleisure-clad women you’ll see in most city brunch spots on any day of the week. And yet - more and more men are realising the benefits...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Events

October 2018 Creative Calendar

Every year, the Cannes Lions score the global branded communications and marketing industry on Reach, Communication, Craft, Experience, Innovation, Impact, Good, Health and Entertainment. The latest edition of the Creative Calendar is designed to...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Leagas Delany - The Royal British Legion The Royal British Legion, the organisation providing lifelong support for the armed forces and their families, has today named independent global creative communications agency Leagas Delaney as its new...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Firstborn - Jagermeister Spirits brand Jägermeister has selected Firstborn as its digital agency of record, following a review launched in October which included four undisclosed agencies, in addition to Firstborn. Firstborn will be tasked with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Inamoto & Co - Asics Performance apparel brand Asics has selected the Rei Inamoto-helmed agency Inamoto & Co as its innovation partner, tasking it with creating breakthrough work in the brand's transition to fitness-as-a-service. The Brooklyn-based...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

M&C Saatchi M&C Saatchi has appointed Kate Bosomworth as its new Chief Marketing Officer, marking the first appointment to the management team by Giles Hedger, CEO at M&C Saatchi. Appointed to the Board of Sport England in 2013, Bosomworth has been...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

CHI & Partners - Netflix (Bright) CHI & Partners has picked up the brief to launch Netflix's first blockbuster movie, Bright. The agency won the business following a pitch against undisclosed agencies. Bright is Netflix’s biggest ever movie...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

agenda21 Digital - Addison Lee agenda21 Digital has been appointed by Addison Lee, the world’s largest managed car company, as its’ lead digital marketing agency to help drive the business’ expansion in the UK. Effective...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins and Acquisitions of the Week

Uncommon Creative Studio - Halo Coffee/Headstart This week saw the launch of Uncommon Creative Studio, which has been built with one singular mission. In a world where people wouldn’t care if most brands disappeared tomorrow, Uncommon wants to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

PHD – Sainsbury's Sainsbury's has confirmed that PHD has won its consolidated £115m media planning and buying account, ending the long-running drama over the account review. A source close to the supermarket giant said PHD eventually triumphed...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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How to get your first job in CG

When applying for a job, people often say it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Well, we call BS on that. In our industry, talent and creativity are obviously paramount. But that’s a little vague, isn’t it? What are...

Posted by: Saddington Baynes
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

BBD Perfect Storm - The London Fire Brigade The London Fire Brigade has appointed BBD Perfect Storm to handle a new campaign to recruit firefighters that will be launched later in 2017. BBD Perfect Storm was selected to work on the two-year...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Rothco go to unbelievable lengths to get Pants for Andy

A man from Ohio recently tweeted a complaint about his pants (trousers to us more cultured folks this side of the pond) to a Dublin-based creative agency rather than the intended American clothes manufacturer. Instead of just responding, they really...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong has announced the appointment of two senior executives to new roles within the digital team in Hong Kong. Manolis Perrakis joins as Head of Creative Technology and Vivi Fitriani as Head of UX/UI....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: BrewDog spirits, gluten free Mr Kipling and more

B&B Studio - BrewDog LoneWolf Maverick brewer BrewDog has unveiled its spirits brand LoneWolf, with design by B&B Studio. Pared back and minimalist, the design flies in the face of convention and reflects the brand’s aim to operate as an...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Upcycling: Swedish Pop-Up Turns Fashion Into Food

The upcycling trend continues to evolve and grow in new, fascinating and unexpected ways with this latest bonkers, but brilliant activation from Sweden. Outdoor apparel brand Houdini Sportswear wanted to prove just how natural their clothes are. So...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Tech Trends: AI in 2017

Artificial intelligence was a pretty universally feared and mistrusted concept until very recently, one that was largely ignored by the mainstream media, and relegated instead to the fringes of science fiction. In 2017, however, AI is everywhere....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

International Women's Day 2017 in Advertising

This year, there has been decidedly more attention cast on International Women's Day, which is important, as, even in these enlightened times, many women across the world are still being made to feel as if they are somehow 'less than' their male...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

VCCP - eBay eBay has picked VCCP as its lead creative agency in Europe as it embarks on the next stage of its “brand evolution.” The announcement follows a competitive pitch during which the online marketplace sought out one agency to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Droga5 London launch “Because of Life” global campaign for UNIQLO

Droga5 London has created a global campaign for UNIQLO under the “Because of Life, We Made LifeWear” banner; a new articulation of UNIQLO’s quest to create clothes that make life better. The campaign, which is the first work by Droga5 London...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Year: 2016

Another 12 months and another few hundred ads to sort through, but this year it was actually more of a pleasure than a chore. My only criteria this year was that I vowed to steer clear of any spots that were tied to heavily to a particular pop...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

LIDA – Blue Cross Award-winning customer engagement agency, LIDA this week released a new integrated campaign for animal charity, Blue Cross. The charity tasked LIDA with developing a bold and brave campaign running across press, social, radio,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

J. Walter Thompson London - HSBC J. Walter Thompson London has created a touching, feel-good ad for HSBC celebrating how little things can make a big difference. Demonstrating the small but powerful features of HSBC’s digital current accounts...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

BBH London - KFC BBH London and Giles Ripley from Partizan have cast “Randy O’Brien,” the bogus KFC Chief Apology Officer, in a tried and tested comedy classic, the faux corporate apology. Hand-crafted in a single shot, what starts...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Top 10 Ads of the Week

BBH London - KFC BBH London and Giles Ripley from Partizan have cast “Randy O’Brien,” the bogus KFC Chief Apology Officer, in a tried and tested comedy classic, the faux corporate apology. Hand-crafted in a single shot, what starts...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

BMB - New Balance You Are Your Toughest Opponent In this inspiring new campaign for New Balance, the running shoes and apparel brand, BMB delves inside the mind of top athletes. “You Are Your Toughest Opponent” looks at the battles we...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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