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Entertainment

How Desperados became the most inclusive brand overnight

At London’s newest event space, Magazine, there’s a giant octopus serving drinks, a Human Mirrorball in the middle of the dancefloor and custom-built ‘see the stage boots’ to allow for good views of the DJ. These are just some...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Features

Feeling twitchy? How the ad industry is upping its game through Twitch

It’s all just fun and games until something wins a Cannes Grand Prix. Then it might be worth taking more seriously. Below, our deputy ECD, Jason Cascarina, reveals what makes live streaming video platform Twitch so appealing to the masses and...

Posted by: Proximity London
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Technology

Desperados doubles the size of a room to extend the party

Tequila-flavoured beer brand Desperados has created another experience around its ongoing house party theme, this time tackling the problem that most Spanish apartments are too small to host guests. The idea for the latest social experiment was...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Awards

Cannes Lions 2019: Essential party guide

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2019 is less than a month away and while that may seem like plenty of time to get your calendar in order, it’ll be here before you know it. Planning your rosé sessions in the sun can...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

Connect: London 2018 - what a week!

Creativepool held its annual Connect: London festival at Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery last week with two days of inspiring talks, workshops and networking events for the creative industry. The packed programme saw the action take place across...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Next-Gen Brand Builders You Should Know

If you spend a bit too much time sitting in back-to-back meetings, planning rollout dates, looking at demographics and campaign performance analytics you can sometimes be in danger of forgetting what ‘it’ feels like. What is it exactly?...

Posted by: Crush
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Advertising

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Advertising

With the 2018​ FIFA World Cup kicking off this very afternoon, we've scoured the internet to bring you the best ads, campaigns, brand activations and more that have sprung up in the last few weeks in honour of the tournament known to those who...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Power of User Generated Content: Puddle Jump Gone Wrong

Colin Rudicil had no idea when he filmed a friendly bet, it would become an internet sensation. Right before the video starts, Colin, his friend Lakeem, and a few of his other high school buddies were walking to their local Family Dollar store. As...

Posted by: Jukin Media
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Powerful portraits with Stanley Chow

Stanley Chow’s bold portraits and illustrations are internationally recognised on the covers of The New York Times and The New Yorker, used for clients including Saatchi & Saatchi, and have even caught the attention of bands such as The White...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

J. Walter Thompson/MPC - Berocca J. Walter Thompson London and Berocca have introduce “Roccy,” a chameleon who body pops to Panjabi MC, in a brand new through-the-line campaign that aims to get the UK energised this spring. Berocca is...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Now - Leo Vegas Leo Vegas, the online casino, has launched the second installation in its campaign starring “Leo,” the 'Lion King' of mobile casino gaming. The campaign, created by Now, demonstrates how the brand's titular mascot is able...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Events

Watch the sunset on the Pool Party Cannes 2016

Wednesday 22nd June 2016, Creativepool co-hosted with Greenlight and friends from Creative Translation, Made For Digital and Ground Control the annual Pool Party Cannes event at Hotel Le Canberra. The exclusive evening invited industry leaders and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

Creativepool are set to make a big splash at Cannes Lions 2016

It's that time of year once again when ad land descends upon the south of France in a tsunami of designer shades and branded belt buckles for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and those who didn't get an invite are left with...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Events

Cannes Lions 2016 top parties you must attend

Razorfish Reception 16.00-18.00 Monday 20 June Majestic Terrace East Cocktails and canapés will be on the menu directly following their main stage presentation. Samih Fadli is hosting the event, and will be on hand for discourse about how...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Awards

Creativepool's next Pool Party is heading back to Cannes

As the official partner of Cannes Lions Festival, Creativepool is taking their Pool Party concept to Cannes once again. The Pool Party Cannes 2016 is co-hosted with Greenlight and is an exclusive event inviting industry leaders and close friends to...

Posted by: Christie H.Kristensen
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Awards

2016 Annual Launch Party

On 10th March 2016, Creativepool will be hosting the Annual Launch Party at the LIBRARY Club in Covent Garden, London, UK. Celebration of the Best The 2016 Annual brought in eight times as many project entries compared to last year’s Annual,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Events

What to see at FUTURE ARTEFACTS this weekend

Last night we had the chance to have a peek at the inaugural FUTURE ARTEFACTS showcase at Shoreditch Studios in London. The aim of FUTURE ARTEFACTS is to bring together the world’s most progressive music, arts publishing, fashion and tech...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: JWT

Turning YouTube's black bars into ad space for nonprofits When videos recorded vertically are posted to YouTube, two black bars appear on each side, to frame the action. Knowing the relevance of this channel’s audience (with an average of four...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Events

Save The Date! Pool Party London is coming...

First stop was Pool Party London 2014, then we jumped on a plane to Cannes Lions in June 2015 and now it's time for a second year of the iconic Pool Party London! Pool Party London 2015 From the great success and amount of positive feedback we...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Technology

The BBC versus Apple in the battle for your ears.

For the first time ever, radio and music lovers will be able to download BBC radio programmes in full, to their smartphone or tablet for free, listen to them offline, and keep them for up to 30 days on the BBC iPlayer Radio app. The update, rolling...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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First peek into Pool Party Cannes

Last night, Thursday 25th June, Creativepool’s private Pool Party in Cannes kicked off just off the Cannes Croisette co-hosted with a great group: The Foundry, The Industry Club, Creative Translation, Massive Music, & Ground Control. Industry...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Countdown to our party in Cannes!

As the official partner of Cannes Lions Festival, Creativepool is taking their Pool Party concept to Cannes on the evening of Thursday 25th June 2015. Co-hosted by the likes of Massive Music, The Industry Club, The Foundry, Creative Translation and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Events

We're having a Pool Party in Cannes this year!

Creativepool is taking our Pool Party concept and taking it to Cannes! And this time we actually have a Pool! The Pool Party Cannes 2015 is an exclusive event with a Champagne reception, free drinks, a sunny lounge, entertainment and tunes by...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Design

Pick Me Up returns to Somerset House

The Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival has returned to Somerset House, with a fresh line-up of artists and designers poised to bring the very best in new illustration, graphic design and related disciplines to the idyllic grounds for the sixth year...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Detriot studio launches mobile DJ Mothership

I don't understand DJs. Or more accurately, I don't understand the idea of the DJ as a modern-day rockstar. The fact that glorified button-pushers such as David Guetta and Calvin Harris can command hundreds of thousands of pounds to essentially press...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Events

Advertising Week Europe Live Streaming from the YouTube Stage

Live from the Advertising Week Europe YouTube Stage Advertising Week Europe has 200+ events including more than 180 seminars and workshops. World-class industry thought leaders take the Advertising Week stage to tackle the industry's issues and...

Posted by: Advertising Week
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Design

Spotify gets a fresh lick of paint

The ubiquitous music streaming service Spotify is abandoning its trademark black and green for a bold redesign, which will see the brand injected with colour. The look was designed by the New York-based consultancy, Collins, and adds a number of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Events

Pool Party 2014: Storystream

Creativepool is ending summer in style with Pool Party 2014. Our sublime DJs will provide the soundtrack to a fantastic night and we have photographers capturing the nights shenanigans. To keep up to date with what is happening on the night watch...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Events

House of Vans London Opening

Thursday is definitely the new Friday, and last Thursday we hung out at the new House of Vans for the opening of London’s only indoor skatepark. Because its hidden around five of the Old Vic tunnels beneath Waterloo Station, its a bit hard to...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Tune Out. What use is radio to young people?

Recently it was announced that Radio 1 and Radio 1 Xtra would be shedding a cross section of their DJs. Controller Ben Cooper has handed Mike Davies, Jen Long, Ally McCrae, CJ Beatz, Crissy Criss and Robbo Ranx their cards, and his actions are blamed...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Slipped Discs. Who's buying all this vinyl?

How much would you pay for a copy of Nik Kershaw’s album ‘The Riddle’? Should you wish to add it to your iTunes collection via Apple’s store, it would cost you about £5.50. On Amazon’s marketplace, you could pick up...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

The London Marathon: Batman, blisters and PR campaigns

I may be preaching to the converted here, but you’ve gotta love London. A lot of people - and certainly the majority of Creativepoolers - would say it’s the centre of the creative industry, and not just in the UK. But even leaving the...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Remember my name. Why aren't there more famous copywriters?

by Magnus Shaw. Almost 2013 and the general appetite for celebrity displays no signs of abating. Not only do we have a voracious interest in those who are famous, but we're carrying an insatiable hunger to be well-known ourselves. Forget...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - A losing battle. Where now for bank advertising?

by Magnus Shaw When a kitchen is infested with cockroaches, the little beasts do their unpalatable work quite happily while the room is dark.But turn on a light and they scatter chaotically in all directions, scared and confused. There are many...

Posted by: Creativepool

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