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Leaders

One man's trash is another man's Wi-Fi

Littering is one of those nagging irritations that genuinely grinds my gears more than it probably should. Walk down any street, in any city, in any village, town or city, and it's unlikely you'll go even 10 seconds without coming across somebody's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

4 ways to amplify your brand purpose through film

After speaking at the Brand Film Festival in London recently, I decided to share my approach when using video in a campaign with a cause (capital ‘C’, or otherwise). Film can be an incredibly powerful way of amplifying your brand purpose,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Cannes Lions 2018: The Grand Prix winners

Brand Experience & Activation Apple "Today at Apple" (in-house) Apple’s in-store experience programme, which was activated in all 501 stores across the globe, encouraged each local community to develop their creativity with coding...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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...

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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

Cannes Lions Contenders 2018

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity remains a cornerstone event for the advertising industry, even now, in its 65th year. Whilst there are plenty of changes to consider at this year's festival, with Publicis “taking a year...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Graphic Design and Synaesthesia – #MemberSpotlight

In the overload of information and noise that is the digital age, there has never been a stronger push to be yourself and promote your own uniqueness to the world. This is especially true of artists and creatives - everyone has their own style,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The evocative photography of Theofilos Koutroumanis

Photographer Theofilos Koutroumanis has done a lot in his life, from owning a bar to working in advertising and publishing. But when someone asked him to take pictures during a party night in his own bar, that was enough of a wake-up call for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Don't believe your Impostor Syndrome

We are creatives. We create, we imagine, we envision, we develop, we inspire. We also have a ton of problems, and most of them are because of our self-esteem. Too much, too little, it doesn't really matter - being creative is a life contract, as we...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Deutsch turn pollution into monsters for educational VR game

Advertising, design and digital agency Deutsch NY, visual content studio Ntropic and specialist VR company Tactic have launched an educational social good initiative called the “Hidden Dangers Project,” in conjunction with the nonprofit...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Solve - V Foundation for Cancer Research Following a national agency search and competitive review, Solve has been awarded the account for The V Foundation for Cancer Research. Based in Cary, NC, The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The Top Technology Stories of 2015

January: Google lets users design their own phones Internet kingpins Google unveiled a new prototype this year for their modular smartphone, which will allow users to swap out components and essentially design their own phones. The phone will work...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

40 years of BBC weather forecast symbols

It’s now 40 years since weather forecast symbols were introduced on BBC television. You’d think there would only be so many ways one could represent sun and rain, but there have been a huge number of changes since 1975. It was actually...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Leaders

The lost art of throwing a TV out of a hotel room

Iv'e been a semi-professional musician for over a decade now, but have yet to trash a hotel room, snort drugs from a stripper's behind or destroy a television in a fit of adrenaline fuelled madness. So basically, the movies lied to me. Of course,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Creative Branding: What's It Good For?

A brand is the visual, emotional, rational, and even cultural image that people associate with a product or with a company. Brands are more important at this period in time than any time in the past century. Brands bring together psychology and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Kellogg's attempt to beat the banker

Kellogg's were recently announced as the new official sponsors of the popular Chanel 4 game show “Deal or No Deal.” The popular cereal brand have chosen to use the opportunity to promote their All-Bran range of cereals, which has recently been...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

At last, somebody has created the perfect copywriter's website.

Think back about fifteen years or so, and you'll probably see yourself slowly (very slowly) browsing the internet on your dial-up connection, looking at websites and thinking 'I've gotta get myself one of those'. If you're a designer or art director,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

How one man predicted the future of televison.

From Cicero to Aubrey Beardsley, human beings have never had to look too far for individuals touched by the hand of creative genius. But finding intellects so inspired, profound and insightful they actually manage to predict the future, is more of a...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

British Fashion Awards 2013 - the winners and the outfits.

Monday night saw the glitterati of the fashion world descend on the London Coliseum for the annual British Fashion Awards in a lavish ceremony peppered with humour from dashing host Jack Whitehall. The ceremony has become infamous for the highly...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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Inspiration

Ten brilliant things

Whilst scouting about for juicy fodder for this week's blog I came across so many exciting new things happening in the world of art and design I have decided to dump ten of the best bits onto your screens. It must be the weather, a burst of...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Opinions - The sensory overload inside American ad agencies

by John Fountain During my career I've had to come up with ideas in all sorts of shabby environments. For a year I worked out of a garage in Paddington. While in Singapore my office was on the second floor of a very dodgy shopping precinct. And...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Ryanair - the floating marketplace

Last week a couple of friends and I went to Berlin for a short break on the cheap. Unfortunately for us our tight budgets and last minute booking meant we had to fly with Ryanair, in the past this hasn't been much of a problem but we were unprepared...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

How was social media used during the 2020 presidential election?

… And breathe! The 2020 US Presidential election is over and former Vice President, Joe Biden, will become US President on January 20th. But what have we learnt from this election? Beyond the value of muting microphones during debates and...

Posted by: Mary Keane Dawson
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Inspiration

How brands embraced Halloween in 2019

It's the scariest day of the year and there's no getting away from the fact that Halloween offers another opportunity for brands to buy into the celebration with spookily-themed products and marketing. Beyond big boxes of orange pumpkins on show at...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Behind the Idea: Keeping calm with MoneySuperMarket

Earlier this year, creative agency Engine launched a new campaign for MoneySuperMarket signalling a fresh direction for the brand. The work was unveiled alongside a new logo and visual identity and encouraged consumers to ‘get money...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

DogPay Lets Your Dog Do The Shopping For You

When it comes to shopping, owners and dogs don’t often have the chance to do it together. But OgilvyOne and Purina’s Bakers brand have teamed up to put reality on hold for one day and make it possible for dogs to go shopping. Introducing...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

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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