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AKQA launch a Christmas card that comes to life by voice

With the proliferation of modern distractions like mobile phones, tablets and games consoles demanding the face time of children across the world, the simple, elegant art of the children’s book has been all but lost in the mobile era, which is...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Wieden+Kennedy London and Stedhead put a modern spin on the tarot card

Wieden+Kennedy London has teamed up with the artist Stedhead to create a playful contemporary twist on traditional tarot cards. Each card has been redesigned to be relevant to today's first world problems. Since the late 18th century, Tarot cards...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Freddy Taylor has got a Trump card

After pissing off a new neighbour during a flat warming party in 2015, Freddy Taylor serendipitously landed his current position as Art Director at Wieden + Kennedy. We chatted to him about why it feels like home... Tell us about how you started out...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

Never mind the budgets, here's the Sex Pistols credit card

For an old punk like me, these are bemusing times. The Sex Pistols, those standard-bearers of all things noisy and anarchic, are back in the news. Or, to be more accurate, the graphics produced for them by Jamie Reid, have re-appeared. This should be...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

The top ten business card designs

From the most intricate folding cardboard and metal cards to contact details printed on balloons, the humble business card has developed into an art form in itself. With different cards out there trying to stand out and grab your attention more so...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

All I want for Christmas is nothing: Breaking the Secret Santa curse

Christmas is wonderful and everything, but if there’s one thing about it that becomes more and more tedious as the years drag on - it’s the presents. As a child, there’s something undeniably magical about waking up at the crack of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Freelance

The Freelancer Grind: Networking

Networking is separate to finding clients because it’s not really about getting work, but meeting people. I know personally how hard this can be, being an awkward dude with a shit ton of anxiety. Talking to strangers is tough, but you’ll...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai
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Careers

The copywriter’s toolkit - part 3: How to get paid

Let’s look at an all-too-familiar scenario. The deadline - which was already tight - got moved up. The brief that you’d agreed to got changed as their client added more aspects to it. But in the interests of professionalism you cut all...

Posted by: Ant O'Neill
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Trends

How celebrating Christmas can boost your productivity

Christmas is less than two months away and research has shown that not enough companies are getting in the spirit, missing the chance to boost productivity. A study carried out by UK retailer Christmas Tree World has found that 74% of employees are...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Understanding propaganda in advertising

I’ve always been fascinated with the power of propaganda. Last week marked the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War and, of the many impacts it had on the world, it’s effect on advertising is the one I encounter every...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Inspiration

Company Spotlight: The house style of AKQA Casa

“It’s like living in an amazing house with your best friends,” say Diego Machado and Hugo Veiga, executive creative directors at AKQA São Paulo, about what it’s like to work at their studio known as 'AKQA Casa'. The...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Features

Finding your way with location marketing in a world of choice

Taking location marketing as the process of delivering visitors to a specific location or set of locations, one of the simplest solutions is to be visible to people who are looking for the service you offer. As a prime driver of discovery and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

7 major trends from Cannes Lions 2019

Now the dust has settled after another busy Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, it's time to take stock of some of the trends from this year's event. Here're seven major themes we observed at thenetworkone... Ugly sells I’ve...

Posted by: thenetworkone
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Trends

Spotify sponsors Take F**king Risks podcast

Global music streamer Spotify has become the new sponsor of London-based brand and ad agency Mellor&Smith’s bi-weekly podcast series. TFR: The Podcast features interviews with a host of professionals who have pushed boundaries by taking risks...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why gaming should be taken more seriously

Gaming’s got a strange reputation. It’s not got the respect that film, literature and even television has. However, as an industry its success is staggering. In the UK the gaming market is now worth a record £5.7bn, that’s more...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Technology

Apple bites into TV, gaming and news subscription space

Global tech giant Apple has announced further plans for its original video subscription service that will launch later this year along with details of a new gaming platform and news media service. Screen time Apple TV+ will give users access to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

A Conversation with… Klarna’s Dan Spencer

Klarna is transforming how we pay. The Swedish bank, founded in 2005, provides game-changing flexible payment solutions for customers and merchants allowing consumers to pay for their shopping days, weeks or even months after the purchase. With...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Features

Platform for success: A history of video game art

If you're a fan of video game art, then you're in the right place. Today’s innovations and improvements in game art design and development have been shaped by the first steps that were taken in the past. Today, video games are considered more...

Posted by: Dream Farm Studios
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Features

A Conversation with… Monzo’s Gary Dolman

When you think of Monzo, beyond the unmistakable hot coral card the company's meteoric rise springs to mind. The self-professed challenger bank of the future, Monzo aims to make money work for everyone with its innovative model. The firm, originally...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Features

Unboxing unboxing

How packaging can drive sales and build advocacy at the heart of the unboxing experience. If you haven’t seen or heard about the unboxing trend consuming the internet then you’d better crawl out from behind that pile of plain cardboard...

Posted by: The Space Creative
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Multiple - Shell Shell Retail and Shell Global Commercial (Lubricants) have appointed eight creative agencies to their best-in-class agency roster and appointed MediaCom to handle global media planning and buying. The successful creative agencies...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Adam & Eve/DDB - Born Free International wildlife charity Born Free has appointed Adam & Eve/DDB to its creative account, as it switches focus to highlight the plight animals in UK zoos. This year, Born Free will attempt to raise awareness of the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Beyond funerals, odd pops and other stories

SomeOne - Funeralbooker (Beyond) Studio SomeOne has rebranded and renamed funeral price comparison website Funeralbooker, with a “charming” and “radical” identity that aims to stand out from a “sea of sameness” in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Cryptocurrencies and Commerce

By Fred Moore On account of some modest and wildly unsuccessful bitcoin day trading - it’s a mug’s game to try and predict the intra-day movements of something that can swing 20% one way or another within the time it takes to walk to the...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

TBWA\China Ronnie Wu, executive creative director, TBWA\Shanghai has been promoted to the role of Chief Creative Officer of TBWA\China with immediate effect. Ronnie joined TBWA\Shanghai at the end of 2015 as executive creative director, and during...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Ads of the Week: The best of Fathers Day and other stories

Recipe - Birdseye Birds Eye is building on its #Solidaritea campaign, championing parenting and putting an end to “parent shaming.” The new campaign showing solidarity with parents is breaking in the run up to Father’s Day on June...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

WPP - BP BP has selected WPP as its preferred partner to provide marketing communication services for its Corporate, Fuels and Castrol businesses globally. The decision is the culmination of a thorough competitive review process which began in mid...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Partizan Emma Westenberg is a Dutch director, born in California and based in Amsterdam who has justed been named as the latest addition to the Partizan roster. Her work can be described as a confident mix of classic visual tropes, fashion and fine...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

J. Walter Thompson Hong Kong - Nikon J. Walter Thompson Hong Kong has been reappointed as the regional digital agency-of- record for Japanese camera manufacturer Nikon. As the incumbent, J. Walter Thompson retains its duties encompassing...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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