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Features

4 steps to becoming a sustainable brand

The pressure on businesses to become sustainable is on. Global trends such as digitalisation and the climate crisis have led to an increased awareness of social and environmental issues. Legislation is being strengthened on both national and global...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The power of sport in brand activism

Throughout history, athletes have operated in the sphere of public good. From Mohammad Ali resisting the Vietnam War draft, Billie Jean King playing the now infamous 'Battle of the Sexes' match to promote women’s equality, or Colin Kaepernick...

Posted by: Brandpie
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Entertainment

How Desperados became the most inclusive brand overnight

At London’s newest event space, Magazine, there’s a giant octopus serving drinks, a Human Mirrorball in the middle of the dancefloor and custom-built ‘see the stage boots’ to allow for good views of the DJ. These are just some...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Features

Turn up the volume on your brand identity

It’s obvious when you think about it. Your brand speaks to your audience. It occupies ‘mental space’ in the minds of your most loyal consumers. You NEED to know how it sounds to your customers. But you probably won’t find...

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Trends

Conscious consumerism and what it means for your brand - part I

Remember when we went mad for organic? In 2002 the UK industry was estimated to be worth £1 billion. Galvanised by a pesticide-free product that promised better taste and nutritional value, champions of organic produce threw serious shade on the...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Advice

How to expertly promote your brand online

Standing out from the crowd online can be a tough challenge, as you will likely be going up against a considerable amount of competition in your industry. If you want your business to become instantly recognizable with your demographic, you’ll...

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Careers

6 steps for positioning a new brand

We've all heard of the term 'positioning', but people sometimes don’t understand it quite correctly. It's all about striving to find a place for your brand in the minds of your customers. Therefore, it's highly recommended that you start...

Posted by: Liam Smith
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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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Advertising

Scooter brand Lime slams its riders in new print work

Following rising tension over the reckless riding of electric scooter users in France, leading brand Lime has launched a light-hearted print campaign through Buzzman encouraging better behaviour. As the electric scooter situation in Paris comes to a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

A guide to reviewing your brand: 13 key questions

We understand that a full-rebrand is a big deal and requires quite a level of commitment and valuable resources. The strength of your brand gives you an advantage over your competitors, so we recommend re-assessing your branding every so often. This...

Posted by: Progression Design
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Features

Is your brand stronger than your product?

Ever worked with a brand where you’ve completely drunk the Kool-Aid and, in your mind, that brand’s products are categorically the best? I’m torn about whether that’s a good thing. I’ve always kept a degree of...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Features

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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Careers

Building your personal brand

Personal branding is an extremely important tool in order to stand out amongst the competition in the advertising industry. Whether you're trying to attract the attention of ad agencies or you are looking to jumpstart your freelance business, how...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Features

Brand simplicity – a trend or natural evolution?

In early January, Mastercard dropped its name from its logo, and a number of industry commentators picked up their pens to discuss the meaning of the move. The financial brand cited the removal of the wordmark as a move towards greater digital...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Accelerate your brand evolution with hybrid thinking

Think about the word “hybrid,” and it’s likely to evoke thoughts of eco-friendly cars, new types of plants cultivated by combining those that already exist, human robots in sci-fi novels, or even crossbred dogs. By its very nature,...

Posted by: AdventureLAB
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Awards

Innocent 'energised' by Brand Team Annual win

Smoothie brand Innocent’s Annual Brand Team of the Year win in 2018 energised its whole creative team, according to Katie Rosen, group head of creative. The department has grown by 10 - from 8 to 18 - in her five-year tenure since she joined...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Inspiration

Next-Gen Brand Builders You Should Know

If you spend a bit too much time sitting in back-to-back meetings, planning rollout dates, looking at demographics and campaign performance analytics you can sometimes be in danger of forgetting what ‘it’ feels like. What is it exactly?...

Posted by: Crush
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Inspiration

Brand Perspective with Lisa Hogg, EMEA Marketing Director at TOMS

As part of our "Brand Perspective" Annual 2018 judges series, meet Lisa Hogg. Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? I am a Brand Marketing professional and currently am the EMEA Marketing Director for TOMS, based in Amsterdam. I...

Posted by: Heather Deacon
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Inspiration

Brand Perspective with Sam Moore, Head of Digital at Carlsberg

As part of our "Brand Perspective" Annual 2018 judges series, meet Sam Moore. Tell us what you do for a living? Head of Digital at Carlsberg. What does that involve? I manage the digital user experience for both On Trade customers (e.g. Pubs and...

Posted by: Heather Deacon
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Features

How To Master the Omnichannel Brand Experience

The original article was published on Brand Quarterly. Knowing the difference between a brand providing a multichannel and omnichannel experience for your consumers is vital to understanding how to ignite true brand affinity. In an age of...

Posted by: LEAP
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Entertainment

The Smalls launch first ever brand-led film fund

Not only is film one of the most competitive industries to break into, it is also expensive, costing an average of £10,000 to create a short film. Many ambitious filmmakers have struggled to pursue their dreams because of a lack of funding....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Smart home brand Hive wishes us sweet dreams

The Centrica smart home brand Hive has today unveiled “Sweet Dreams,” the second spot in its multi-market “Let’s Get Living” campaign, which broke earlier this month – providing specific perspectives on how people can benefit from Hive...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Special K and Katie Piper Bust Brand Myths and Tackle Social Media Critics

Special K has teamed up with courageous TV presenter Katie Piper in a new digital campaign which aims to bust myths wide open and challenge common criticisms surrounding the breakfast cereal. In a bid to tackle tricky questions around nutrition,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: Casper & the new frontiers of sleep

In the last year, Casper have claimed a spot in Time’s Best 25 Inventions of 2015, won a Big Innovation Award, been finalists of a Fast Company Innovation by Design Award, and bagged a spot on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. These aren’t...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Economy

Morrisons revive Safeway name as grocery brand

After 11 years in the wilderness, Morrisons is bringing back the Safeway brand as a new wholesale range of groceries to be stocked at independent retailers across the UK from next year. The name itself will be familiar to anyone who grew up in the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Harness the Power of "Why" In Your Brand Story

We all remember great stories. It’s what helps us make connections, strengthens our memories and inspires action. So it is no surprise that brands who use storytelling are the ones that get noticed. Storytelling in marketing is not a new...

Posted by: Emma McCarthy
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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: PAX - "The iPhone of Vaporizers"

In 2007, two Stanford Design Program graduates, James Monsees and Adam Bowen, came together and formed the company Ploom with the aim of innovating the portable vaporization market - an area which they rightly felt “lacked...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: How Sonos found its voice

When Sonos opened their first retail store in New York’s SoHo this summer, it was a pioneering moment for the brand. Having dominated the wireless speaker market, eclipsing other competition easily and steadily along its 14 year journey, Sonos...

Posted by: Kate Lewin

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