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Inspiration

Oxfam’s ambitious first TV campaign in almost a decade #BehindTheIdea

Oxfam has launched its latest legacy campaign, as it encourages activists to “stay in the fight” and continue to fight for causes important to them. Shot on location in London, UK and Nairobi, Kenya, the inspiring film brings to life a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Campaign to bring back Page 3 proves scars can be sexy #BehindTheIdea

Eleven years on from the start of the No More Page 3 campaign, which saw women’s rights advocates bring an end to the controversial topless pin-up page, feminist and sex positive porn pioneer Erika Lust is leading a campaign called ‘One...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Halloween Campaign Roundup 2023 #HolidaysMonth

I would never pretend to be the most enthusiastic Halloween fan. I mean, I love a good horror movie and enjoy a good tooth-rotting bar of chocolate as much as the next person but the whole concept has always felt a little contrived to me. However,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

From benches to beds – Ad land’s best unconventional campaign stunts

Marketing is an ever-changing field, with new strategies and tactics emerging all the time, particularly in the lightspeed years following the pandemic. In today's highly competitive business landscape, traditional marketing techniques are no longer...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Is Amsterdam’s anti-Brit ad campaign a step too far for Nimbyism?

Brits abroad can be a lot. I’ll be the first to admit it. Indeed, who amongst us hasn’t felt their souls wither a little at the sight of a shirtless drunken brawl instigated by pasty ‘lads’ while enjoying a family holiday on...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

You are your own worst enemy in new Bulk campaign | #BehindTheIdea

With the start of 2023 just behind us and new year’s resolutions in full swing, consumers are looking for brands like Bulk to help them along their fitness journey. Through the launch of the new campaign, Initials was tasked with helping Bulk...

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Inspiration

Talking is healing campaign supports FGM survivors | #BehindTheIdea

Earlier this year, Leeds Health and Care Partnership, on behalf of NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board released a health campaign to raise awareness around the illegal practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). The campaign aimed to encourage...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Kerch Bridge Stamp – An ad campaign for resistance?

When a section of the Kerch Bridge connecting mainland Russia to the Crimea was blown apart last Saturday morning, it wasn’t the definitive strategic blow many assumed it would be. Indeed, the bridge was operational again (at least in part) by...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Top 5 pop culture campaign misfires of the 21st century | #MediaMonth

Pop culture and advertising have been walking hand-in-hand with varying degrees of success since ethe 1950s. In the latter half of the 20th century we saw brand and pop culture partnerships like Pepsi and Michael Jackson and Nestle and The Simpsons...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

A saucy campaign 150 years in the making for Heinz | #BehindTheIdea

The latest saucy campaign for Heinz pokes fun at the brand for launching a new range of pasta sauces in the UK, 150 years after they first entered the market. The campaign, devised by Wunderman Thompson Spain, launched with a full-page ad in The...

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Inspiration

The campaign that encourages women to touch themselves up | #BehindTheIdea

Nearly two thirds (64%) of women aged 18-35 years old are not checking their chests regularly every month but 1 in 7 women are affected by breast cancer in their lifetime. Superdrug has taken matters into its own hands and launched a new unique...

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Industry

Behind the Idea: The powerful anti-exploitation campaign by Affixxius

Hard-hitting. Impactful. Crude in its sheer honesty. There are a lot of words that we could use to describe the beautiful campaign by Affixxius for the Leicestershire Police - but none of those would do it justice as much as spending just two minutes...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

The oft-overlooked heroes in Wasabi and Walk West's campaign

Oh, Nate. The IT guy we all wish we had in our lives. Truth is, we do have him - but IT guys are often overlooked by campaigns and don't get celebrated enough for their successes. And so hot cloud storage company Wasabi and digital marketing firm...

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Features

The ‘literally’ electric Maserati campaign created over lockdown

Ultra Brand Studio is a new creative shop launched under lockdown by ex-AKQA creatives Alistair Schoonmaker, Matt Bennett and Will Battersby. These guys were the brains behind Nike’s most awarded ad “Rise” and already under...

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Workshop

Typographic storytelling in the Gay Times campaign

"In the western world we have preconceived notions on what it's like to be queer in certain countries". The story behind Emma and Ryan is particularly interesting in itself. Two creative professionals uniting to change the world with their craft. No...

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Workshop

The brilliant self-campaign of London Advertising

Turns out advertising agencies are not the best folks when it comes to following their own advice. Constantly helping brands cut through with some witty voice or compelling storytelling, they tend to forget to do the same about...

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Leaders

Lost in Translation: how to run a successful multi-region campaign 

When your brand trades across multiple countries, reproducing a successful marketing campaign from one region in the rest of your markets can appear easy. It seems all you need to do is pay some translators and watch the savings roll in. However, a...

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Workshop

Steps To Creating An Ad Campaign From Scratch

If you want to be an Art Director or Copywriter, you've got to have a portfolio. But putting a portfolio of work, of ads, of campaigns together is kinda terrifying in the beginning. Where do you start? Well... you could start with this video. :)

Posted by: Kevin Forister

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