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Features

Do influencers have a responsibility to be 100% authentic?

When an eagle-eyed Twitter user noticed an influencer posting images with identical cloud formations, he wasted no time in calling out her ‘spooky’ behaviour. Matt Navarra’s tweet (below) about Martina Saravia got 35k likes....

Posted by: Aaron Brooks
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Advertising

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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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Making the sun shine for Nivea

YouGov research shows that as much as a third of people don’t apply sun cream in the UK. Despite spending time in gardens and parks, as soon as the sun comes out, they tend not to take the same care as they do abroad. A recent campaign through...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Vype launches new vaping tech at the top of the Gherkin

British American Tobacco (BAT)’s e-cigarette brand Vype unveiled two new products at a launch event held at the top of London's Gherkin building last night. The Vype iSwitch and Vype iSwitch Maxx devices are aimed at smokers who are yet to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Little moons, sacred gins and other stories

Pearlfisher London - Little Moons Pearlfisher London has created a new brand identity and packaging for Little Moons - artisan producers of premium gelato mochi ice-cream. A new identity and packaging design were needed to unify the two ranges -...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

We Are Disrupt - Canyon UK Canyon UK has appointed We Are Disrupt to drive awareness and sales of the Canyon Fitness range. Canyon’s Fitness range aims to bring their award-winning performance to more riders. Whether you’re cruising...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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News

What happens when you blow the doors open?

Picfair is a revolutionary combination of experiments that might just change an entire industry. The first experiment is in openness. Image licensing has been a closed door for decades - despite living through the biggest proliferation of images in...

Posted by: Picfair
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Hoot Comedy Tom Bazeley, (second from left) former CEO of M&C Saatchi, is rejoining the world of production and IP to become chief executive of Hoot Comedy, a comedy production company he helped set up five years ago. He will rejoin Hoot Comedy this...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Creative Opinions: VR (The Emotional Connection)

Dan Phillips, Head of Digital and Interactive at MPC Advertising Cutting to the core of who we are and evoking primitive human emotion forms the basis of experiences that are talked about, shared and remembered. In advertising, therefore, it is no...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

360i and Carat virtually launch Oreo cookies into space with Google Earth

Mondelez’s Oreo cookie brand has rolled out a rather ambitious (at least in terms of concept) mobile game that allows fans of the chocolate snack to launch Oreos into space and watch them fall into glasses of milk all over the world. The idea...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Top Tech Trends of 2017 from the Industry

AI, VR, AR. 2016 was very much the year of the double letter acronym, and, if our panel of industry experts is to be believed, then 2017 looks set to take the developments of 2016 and push them into overdrive. We asked a number of industry experts...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: Is Within VR the new Netflix?

It was a few short years ago that Chris Milk and Aaron Koblin founded Vrse, their premier platform for Virtual Reality content creation which enables the technologies needed to create the most innovative and immersive forms of human storytelling. At...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

BBDO and OMD make Grey Goose soar in cinematic new spot

Grey Goose, the world’s most popular premium vodka, is set to launch the next chapter of its “Fly Beyond” brand platform with a new campaign from BBDO, which is part of the brand's significant global investment in driving category...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Reviving the massive German Gymnasium in Kings Cross with D&D London

Conran and Partners has redesigned Britain’s first purpose-built gym as a restaurant complex. The Grade II-listed German Gymnasium in London’s King’s Cross was designed in 1865 by Edward Gruning for the German Gymnastics Society,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

10 things which have disappeared from creative studios

I kicked off my creative career in an advertising agency on Fleet Street, twenty-odd years ago. Apart from the general excitement of actually being paid to write ads, I drew great inspiration from the very particular pieces of equipment around the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Design

Happy London visions with artist Sandrine Boulet

Sandrine Boulet has given London a much-needed cheeky makeover with her cartoon inspired designs. Forget those grey towers or the pigeons down at Trafalgar Square, and instead enjoy these magical Mary Poppins moments and sausages riding the tube. If...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Facebook is finally GIF friendly A point of contention for many Facebook users is that the site has never really got on well with GIFs. This week, however, the social media giants confirmed the site will now support animated GIFs in its News Feed,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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News

#hashtags

Hashtags are a funny old thing which seem to have sprouted up from nowhere and now run people's jobs, businesses and even lives. I have been pondering this phenomenon on two occasions in the past week - once when my mother asked me what a hashtag was...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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Features

Live the dream

I was introduced to a big-shot client the other day as being a ‘creative type’. It’s not the worst thing I’ve been called over the years. But it was the look the client gave me that stopped me in my tracks. It had me wondering...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - Mange tout, Rodney, mange tout

by Ashley Morrison Hello from the Cote d'Azur, playground of the rich and famous and home to the wealthiest of the wealthy. Monaco itself boasts the world's highest GDP per capita (for that, read everyone earns shed loads) and, as a by-product,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Damien Hirst and plagiarism

Today we live in a copy and paste world where it's acceptable to take someone else's idea and use it for our own benefit. Some say it's not plagiarism, it's a homage, a way of paying respect to the greats who came before. Others say it's just lazy....

Posted by: Creativepool
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Technology

Buttonjoy: Channel your frustration into action with new IoT buttons

Do you remember our Amazon Dash Button Hacks article from early last year? If so, you’ll recall how a bunch of clever innovators were, at the time, programming Amazon’s Dash Buttons to help them order pizza, build a panic button, and – in Ted...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Careers

Training courses: just a day of your life that you won't get back?

It's Monday morning. Email hell beckons. I've got my Creativepool blog to write but I do also need to try and whittle down the daily glut of Groupons, StumbleUpons, Voucherclouds, More Groupons, and LinkedIn's “congratulate Billy-Bob on his new...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison

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