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Inspiration

Purpose Doesn’t Have to Mean the Death of Comedy #PurposeMonth

Comedy is a funny thing (naturally). For one thing, it’s incredibly subjective. Indeed, one person’s lol can be another person’s lawsuit. When it comes to humour in advertising, this means there’s an even finer line to tread...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Designit create a comedy series for Pluralsight #BehindTheIdea

What’s the obvious answer when putting together a campaign for an online education company? Create a four-part comedy series, of course! To learn more about this bonkers but brilliant idea, we spoke to the team behind it. What was the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Trust comedians to make comedy: How to (properly) use comedy in ads

Comedians Stevie Martin and Lola-Rose Maxwell discuss how their experience of writing, performing, directing and editing their hit viral sketches influenced their recent success in creating authentic and genuinely funny comedy ads. Stevie (left)...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 10 Ads of the Week: Irn bru, beanz, comedy cats and Bradley Cooper

The Leith Agency - Irn Bru Xtra Musical comedian Brett Domino? Talking Squirrels? Seb Cardinal (of Cardinal Burns) directing? Sounds like the perfect ingredients for a new IRN-BRU commercial. Working through The Leith Agency, Seb stepped behind the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Creatives and Comics Unite for Stand-Up Comedy Military Documentary

Adland creatives and comedians have joined forces for the world premiere of I AM BATTLE COMIC, a thought-provoking documentary about stand-up comedians on a mission to entertain American troops in the Middle East. Directed by Superlounge Co-Founder...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

BBC Three combat new logo criticism with satirical comedy

Red Bee Media has designed a new logo for BBC Three, which has replaced the word “Three” with a more direct and confrontational symbol, which underlines the channel's vibrant, youth-focused content. The entire brand has been repositioned...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Funny business. British comedy writing is in crisis, but why?

Last week, I wrote about the key differences between copywriting and 'writing'. And while I attempted to make the challenges inherent in copywriting clear, I wouldn't say the profession is in crisis. Unlike the art of writing comedy. Quite when the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Wayfair gets out of your head and into your home # BehindTheIdea

Wayfair, one of the world’s largest online destinations for all things home, recently launched the third iteration of its integrated strategic campaign “Go Your Own Wayfair”. This is the first spot of the campaign developed by Jung...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Are Parody Ads the Laziest Form of Advertising? #MarketingMonth

If sarcasm is the lowest form of with then parody surely can’t be fair behind. Parody is a well-tried and tested form of humour used in everything from comedy sketch shows to major motion pictures. It’s an artistic form in and of itself,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Rejecting the unconventional with Dave Anderson #MemberSpotlight

Dave Anderson is an animator, illustrator and storyboard artist born in Wales, and currently based in Barcelona, who has for over a decade has been helping even the most uptight organisation find their funny. In recent years he’s directed...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

#MemberSpotlight on commercial director and filmmaker Martin Edwards

How did you get into the industry? I was living the dream of being an indie filmmaker in New York-in other words, struggling to pay the rent and eating a lot of iffy cheeseburgers-when a friend hooked me up with a gig at a SoHo ad agency....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Beyond Radio

Throughout my career as a sound designer, I've witnessed rapid changes in the audio landscape. As I reflect on this, I realise that there has never been a better time to work in audio. Radio listenership is currently at an all-time high, podcasts...

Posted by: Chris Turner
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Features

Creative Resolutions for 2024 #YearInReview

As the year starts to wind down and we take stock of what we achieved (or didn’t achieve) over the last 12 months, it’s only natural to start asking what we’d have done differently if we could do it all over again. Well, thankfully...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

Social Media Trends of 2023 and 2024 #YearInReview

While much of the online discourse this year has surrounded the rise of AI and its increasing relevance, social media remains the engine that keeps the fires of the internet burning. Of course, AI will shape the future of social media but how and why...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Ron Swanson gets dirty for the NRDC | #BehindTheIdea

Actor, author and woodworker Nick Offerman takes on his dirtiest role to date, starring in an NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) campaign created and produced by Incredible Beast Omnimedia in which Offerman, who hails from a farming family in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

#GettingToKnow Brad Collett, ECD at Stanley St

Tell us a bit about your role! Is there a “typical” day? I’m the ECD at Stanley St. We’re a fully integrated agency, so no two days are really ever the same. One day I’m out shooting a brand ad with our internal...

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Industry

At Cannes Lions 2023, purpose was out and humour was in

If Cannes Lions 2022 has a singular united theme, it was “purpose.” Indeed, it’s perhaps been the unifying theme for the last decade. In the ensuing 12 months, however, we’ve all been purposed to death so when it came to the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

How is adland preparing for Eurovision?

For the first time this century, Eurovision is being celebrated on home turf. Of course, it’s a bittersweet experience as it should really be Kyiv that’s experiencing all the joy right now but these are dark times and in dark times we...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

#MemberSpotlight on conceptual creative and speechwriter Doug Crossley

How did you get into the industry? I started out as a writer performer. Then when I began writing TV treatments I hustled my way into the creative industries on charm and by cutting my teeth on some tough briefs with some sharp words and very steep...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

What to expect from Super Bowl LVII 2023

With the Super Bowl less than a week away, System1, the leading ad effectiveness agency, explores what we can expect from the big event this year in terms of the all-important (and increasingly expensive) ad slots. The Super Bowl is TV...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The funniest and most interesting AI-generated content of 2022

Loab has set the internet alight in recent months. The haunting, AI-generated woman isn’t the first piece of art created by artificial intelligence, but she might be the scariest. Supercomposite, the musician who ‘discovered’ her...

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Leaders

Cooking up trouble with an agency born during COVID | #CompanySpotlight

One of the few agencies forged successfully amidst the fires of COVID, Trouble Maker is an end-to-end content, media and distribution agency with four founders that have experience with some of the biggest brands in the world. They came together to...

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Workshop

A masterclass in storytelling

Our job as storytellers is to be a kind of digital alchemist. Clients come to us with rough ideas and briefs. Then after much studying, prodding and poking we finally craft a beautiful audiovisual experience. Within our motion department, we work...

Posted by: We Are Tilt
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Leaders

Top 10 most exciting 2D animators on Creativepool

Sometimes, the world needs to be seen in two dimensions to underline just how absurd and surprisingly simple everything really is at its core. This is particularly true in today’s perpetual clown world existence. So, this week we thought...

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Inspiration

The painter who became a film director | #MemberSpotlight

Natasha Kinaru is a Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer and Editor who got her start in oil paintings and drawings before finding her true calling as a director. Today, we discuss how and why she transitioned from the slow and meditative world of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 10 most exciting creative directors on Creativepool

Design guru. Master mediator. Highly skilled multitasker and delegator. A good Creative Director is all these things and more. They are the calm head on top of the creative shoulders that bring focus and identity to a company. They are, in essence,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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