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6 ways brands are getting Gen-Z wrong

Nineties or millennials, noughties or baby boomers, it is no secret that all generations have their myths and prejudices and marketers have to overcome these to make sure they're tailoring their offer appropriately. We've had the chance to learn...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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How brands can find meaning from tougher times

When Boris referred to our current situation as ‘the biggest peacetime challenge’ it instantly made me wonder what brands did to ‘do their bit’ during World War II and other less peaceful economic times. While tastes and...

Posted by: James Thomlinson
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Leaders

How can brands adapt to change in the luxury sector?

As luxury consumers' behaviour changes from 'having' to 'being', experiences are being increasingly valued as much as products. Brands can capitalise on this by creating experiences that are the sweet spot between brand aspiration and brand vision....

Posted by: Imagination
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Industry

Are Creative Awards Useful for Brands?

Let’s be honest, sometimes it can feel as though ‘awards season’ never truly ends. The creative industries are riddled by jaded marketers that regularly bemoan the industry’s tendency to invest far too much time and money on...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Open your ears – How brands can make sure they’re heard in 2020

It’s that time of year again when we start to cast off the shackles of what has been a rather turbulent year and look ahead at the beacon of hope that is the new year. In the first of our annual trend pieces for 2019, Michele Arnese, Global CEO...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Consumerism in the regenerative age – 4 brands to lead the way

In a world that needs to rethink consumption, who’s leading the way in innovative design and astute behavioural change? Ethical consumerism isn’t a niche for brands to stay relevant anymore. It’s a driver of mass demand. In my...

Posted by: Proximity London
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Leaders

How travel brands can use influencers for global growth

Today, a deserted holiday destination is hard to find. More likely than not, you’ll be enjoying the sights alongside a wall of outstretched arms attempting to take the perfect selfie while a drone whirs overhead. The pressure to achieve the...

Posted by: Aaron Brooks
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Leaders

Are brands doing enough for the planet?

The creative industry can help brands contribute to the greater good, in ways that feel genuine and authentic. It’s clear that consumers are becoming more attuned to brands acting in socially and environmentally beneficial ways and they show...

Posted by: Clarity
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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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5 ways retailer brands can learn from restaurants

How often do we walk into a retail space and find the joy and giddy expectation we usually associate with dining out in a restaurant? Not often enough, is probably the answer. There are of course exceptions in the retail sector, but compare flagship...

Posted by: Callum Lumsden
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Leaders

8 bold logo moves by brands

The golden arches, a half-eaten apple, a pair of mouse ears... just some of the instantly recognisable logos in the world of big brands. A company’s emblem is a powerful thing and associates everything it represents in one image which means it...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

10 most valuable brands of 2019 revealed

Apple, Google and Amazon have retained their status as the most valuable global brands, according to new annual research from Interbrand. This year’s Best Global Brands report positions Apple (USD $234,241m), Google (USD $167,713m), and Amazon...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

How an audience-led approach can help luxury brands win in search

Who’s got game? - high street vs luxury We’ve seen the news articles of brands announcing store closures and reporting losses, such as Miss Selfridge and Debenhams. Miss Selfridge reported losses of £17.5m ahead of their flagship...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Why aren't brands doing enough for the environment?

It's no secret that the planet is suffering. Aside from Brexit, it's been the biggest thing affecting the news agenda for the past few years and coverage is only set to increase. But if the decay and gradual demise of our world is so important, why...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Unicorns of retail: How upstart D2C brands are changing the game

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) retailers are fast gaining ground in an overcrowded market at a time when high street retail’s woes are only deepening. As iconic brands like Barney’s and Victoria’s Secret struggle in the US and Mothercare...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Love Island: Time for brands to do the grafting

Just over a week since the Love Island finale aired, attracting an average audience of 3.63 million, this year’s cast has been swept up in the annual whirlwind which follows leaving the villa and re-entering the real world. Love Island...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

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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Leaders

Paddy Power confirms shirt hoax, calls on brands to stop sponsorship

Paddy Power has announced that its controversial ‘sash’ sponsorship of Huddersfield Town was just a prank and revealed the actual shirt the team will wear this season. Earlier this week, the bookie unveiled a shirt featuring oversized...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Leaders

When silence speaks volumes for brands

Calling all marketers - we carry a responsibility to our brands. The responsibility to only speak when we have something of value to say. There was an article doing the rounds recently written by an influencer who recommended publishing content...

Posted by: ifour
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Leaders

How agencies can gain a competitive advantage when selling to brands

Tenacity One of the main reasons people tend to ‘fail’ at new business is they give up all too easily. It may be very ‘un-British’ to keep on at people and sell things, but if that is the job you must do, do it with skill and...

Posted by: David Alexander
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Industry

Record number of brands head to Cannes in 2019

More brands than ever are set to participate in the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in 2019, with the event due to begin in the South of France on Monday. This year, over 100 global brands will speak on the stages at the Palais des...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

What brands can learn from Love Island

Love Island is back. For the rest of the summer in the UK, our screens will be blessed with the sights of sun-kissed sceneries and troublesome twenty-somethings with enviable physiques. While you can accuse the show of being many things, it’s...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Perspective: How brands can make the most of Amazon Advertising

With a market share of 4.2%, Amazon is now the fifth largest retailer in the UK, accounting for £4 in every £100 spent. According to market research company Mintel, a staggering 86% of UK shoppers use Amazon, with under a fifth stating...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Game of Brands: 5 companies that could rule Westeros

With only days to go before the eighth-season of Game of Thrones, we’re having a hard time staying out of a medieval mindset. And since we quickly realised that trying to quell our excitement over the return of all our heroes (and villains)...

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Leaders

Engagement better than eyeballs for brands

Content which engages the right consumers rather than attracting an endless stream of clicks from irrelevant customers is what brands should be aiming for. A panel at Creativepool’s Connect: London festival agreed that it is better for content...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Only 4% of brands have succeeded with AI

Of the 50% of brands that have attempted to work with artificial intelligence (AI), only 4% have succeeded according to a creative technology team at London-based agency AnalogFolk. Simon Richings, ECD, and Miguel Alvarez, director of technology,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Brands need to let go of control

Brands should be more open minded about how they speak to younger audiences, according to a panel at Creativepool’s inaugural Connect: London event. The two-day festival saw key members of the ad, design and branding worlds come together to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Why brands are striking a chord with emotive campaigns this Christmas

This November - just like every November in recent years - the nation waited in anticipation for their favourite Christmas ad to officially usher in the beginning of the festive season. Below, Greg Clark, MD of Sheffield-based creative agency,...

Posted by: Über Agency
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Leaders

Modern heritage – How to reinvent iconic brands

Jonathan Ford, Founding Creative Partner & CEO New generations come with new preferences, new technology and new ways of wanting to connect. Brands - regardless of their age or size - need to adapt to the needs, wants and desires of evolving...

Posted by: Pearlfisher
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Leaders

Are automotive brands accidentally alienating the female market?

By Erminia Blackden, head of strategy at Partners Andrews Aldridge... Women are in the driving seat for 85% of all purchases. This includes cars and trucks in the US, yet the industry as a whole seems woefully ill-equipped to serve its current and...

Posted by: ENGINE
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Leaders

Brands cut through with Banksy remakes

Street artist Banksy caused a stir this week with a tongue-in-cheek stunt which saw one of his pieces self-destruct after selling for £1m (US1.4m). An original version of his Girl with a Balloon picture was fitted with a secret shredder which...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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