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Technology

Nexus deliver delightful animated VR story for Google Spotlight Stories

The London-based Nexus Studios, in collaboration with Google Spotlight Stories, the VR storytelling specialists, has created an immersive and interactive experience with story at its heart. Directed by Nexus director Felix Massie, “Rain or...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Creating brands, not design

By Dan Gladden, associate creative director at Pearlfisher New York Great design - it will set your brand on the path to success, right? Challenger brands look to the icons they want to be and often come to our table with the understanding that...

Posted by: Pearlfisher
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Hotels, ales, soaps, champions and more

Ragged Edge - Assembly Most hotels want you to spend time in them. But for millennial travellers, the priority is to get out and experience the city. Assembly is a new hotel brand from Criterion Capital, designed to inspire people to make the most...

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Trends

Ad Trends 2018: An uncertain industry in a state of flux

When looking ahead, it's always important to keep one foot firmly rooted in the past, particularly when examining adland, which has been in a state of flux for years now. With agencies and brands alike shifting their allegiances towards digital with...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

The Year in Design 2017

Netflix get Abstract for the Art of Design series (January) Netflix began the year with the launch of a new documentary series that took an in-depth look inside the beating heart of the design industry, in much the same manner as their previous,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Careers

Portfolios: The Basics.

So you’ve got your kick-ass CV in front of someone, they love it, now what? In our industry, it’s work samples. Ultimately these are what’ll get you sat in front of someone for an interview. Lots of designers have their own websites, that’s...

Posted by: Character Creative
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Video Games

The blue shells and the bob-ombs of Gamescom 2017

Gamescom is, to all intents and purposes, very much the sexier, more refined European cousin to E3’s bold, brash American convention. If E3 is a Michael Bay movie (all big bucks, explosions and exposition), then Gamescom, which wrapped up this week...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Sadiq Khan throws full force behind Camden Highline

It might come across to many urbanites as sacrilege, but one of the primary reasons I could never see myself leaving my country bumpkin lifestyle behind and settling down in a major city is the lack of greenery. There are few simple pleasures in life...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

May the fourth be with you: Best of Star Wars Day 2017

As perhaps the only instance of a cheesy pun becoming an international (though admitedly unofficial) holiday, Star Wars Day is certainly unique, but then, Star Wars is a pretty unique franchise. By blending the worlds of science fiction and fantasy,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Selmore - ASN Bank Did you ever give any thought to the fact you've never switched banks in your life? I know I haven't. In fact, I've been with the Halifax for almost 20 years and I'm not even sure why. It turns out that I'm not alone according to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The Top Advertising Campaigns of 2016 from the Industry

Whilst 2016 has been something of a banner year for many horrible things, it's been business as usual in advertising, and business navigating new frontiers. One thing that appears to have come to the forefront this year is the coming together of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: BBDO

Maltesers & AMV BBDO win Channel 4's £1 million Superhumans Wanted Prize Channel 4 has announced that Maltesers and AMV BBDO have won £1 million of the broadcaster’s commercial airtime, staked as part of its Superhumans Wanted...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

M&C Saatchi is our Agency of the Week

Coating everything in chocolate for Sydney's newest attraction Sydney’s newest attraction, The Calyx, opens its doors at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney on 11 June 2016, forming the centrepiece of the Garden’s 200th Birthday. The Calyx...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

BMB - New Balance You Are Your Toughest Opponent In this inspiring new campaign for New Balance, the running shoes and apparel brand, BMB delves inside the mind of top athletes. “You Are Your Toughest Opponent” looks at the battles we...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Netflix brighten our browsers with the Kimmifier

As a impatient man in his (VERY early) thirties with a fibre optic broadband connection and an addictive personality, I've fallen head over heels for Netflix and it's seemingly endless stream of quality original shows, to the extent that my Friday...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Leo Burnett partners with Hornet to show McDonald's is 'Always Working'

McDonald’s UK has launched a charming new campaign by Leo Burnett, which has been designed to show the ongoing work carried out to adapt the world famous Happy Meal for the better. From reformulating key menu items to offering fruit and books,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Ads of the Week

Ad of the Week: RKCR/Y&R – The Home Office Disrespect NoBody Iv'e always been a big fan of puppets. It probably has something to do with being raised on a steady diet of The Muppets and Fraggle Rock from an early age. Regardless, if a campaign...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

McCann – Chevrolet From Like to Love Facebook has now become such an integral part of our lives that even a relatively minor new feature becomes a major news story. Jumping on the bandwagon of Facebook's new “Reaction” buttons, which allow...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Cheil Worldwide

Helping North Korean defectors regain their mental health South Korean-North Korean Translator Cheil Worldwide have signed up with Samsung Medical Center and the Korea Hana Foundation to launch the ambitious and benevolent “Soulmate”...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Meet the artist selling dick pics for $10K! (NSFW)

Anyone who has ever suffered through the misfortune of being sent an unwanted piece of junk mail (and yes I am referring to THAT kind of junk) will probably read the headline above and snort derisively, and I wouldn't blame them. But the design world...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week: Week 2

Hasan & Partners - Valio Less than a month before the death of Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, the legendary Motörhead frontman filmed a milk commercial for Finnish dairy giant, Valio. The 40-second video is a remake of an iconic 20-year old...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

BMF - ALDI Whilst it was once seen as the butt of a not particularly amusing joke, thanks to a significant brand refresh over the last few years, ALDI is now known for everyday groceries, special buys and low prices. However ALDI still isn’t...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Ten Ads of 2015

J. Walter Thompson London - KitKat As the countdown to the festive season began in earnest, millions of Brits had one worried eye on the exhausting side of Christmas. On top of this, they had to contend with more and more banal Christmas ads,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Ads of the Week

DDB Stockholm - Samsung I don't know about you guys, but I'm sick to the teeth of Christmas already, so this week's AOTW (which also happens to be the final one of 2015) will not feature a single, solitary Christmas spot. I promise. Kicking off...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The Top 5 Ads of the Week: Christmas Special Part 3

Gravity Road – Three As someone with two parents, both of whom have birthdays in the week before Christmas Day, this is one ad I can really relate to. This week, Three launched its festive campaign “Merry Birthday,” to celebrate everyone in...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top Account Wins of the Week

Leo Burnett India - General Mills Leo Burnett India has won the integrated communication mandate for the entire product portfolio of General Mills in a multi-agency pitch, with most top agencies participating. After Bajaj this is yet another...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Wonder what you look like as a singing yeti?

British fashion label Ted Baker has famously shunned conventional advertising throughout its 26 year history. Indeed, Ted Baker remains one of the only brands to have been built into an international designer label without an international...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Festival of light to hit London next year

London is to be transformed next January by a festival of light, with 20 different installations set to help burn away the post-Christmas blues. The Lumiere light festival began in Durham back in 2009 as a biennial event, and makes its way to the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Berlin Dispatch: Style synthesis with Jadye Perkins

Jadye Perkins is something of a DIY flâneur, having moved from Devon to Bristol by way of Berlin putting together zines and exhibitions with her friends along the way. Out of all the stories of 'creative types moving to Berlin', we like Perkin's...

Posted by: Jade French
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Advertising

The Week in Advertising

VCCP – O2 Priority “Waggy Tails” VCCP recently launched its latest work for O2 Priority this week, which once again stars the delightful ginger cat that thinks it's a dog. The spot takes the form of one long tracking shot, following people...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

72andSunny Amsterdam 72andSunny Amsterdam made another exciting announcement this week, appointing Stuart Harkness as its new Executive Creative Director, partnering with Carlo Cavallone. Formerly a Creative Director at Wieden + Kennedy London and...

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Advertising

Inside the floating house on the River Thames

Some London commuters were taken by surprise yesterday morning when they spotted a fully functioning house floating down the River Thames. The Floating House stunt was arranged by TBWA\London for Airbnb, the website that allows anyone to rent out...

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Advertising

The fourth is strong with this one

It might have been Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK yesterday (be honest, how many of you spent it either nursing the mother of all hangovers or doing the gardening?), and the royal birth might have been the news story with the most traction, but...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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