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Social Media

How the Google algorithm stole a blogger's domain name.

You may remember, in the early days of the internet, some very smart cookies enriched themselves considerably by buying up the domain names they figured would be in demand, just as soon as major corporations woke up to the new technology. Smart...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Trends

Why you should use an inbound marketing agency

You know what inbound marketing is, right? The idea that to attract prospects and convert them to customers, you’ve got to give them something of value first? Which could be that useful blog about the importance of knowing your buyer persona....

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

180LA 180LA announces that two new teams will be joining the agency, bolstering a highly regarded creative group. Copywriter Will Sands, previously at Deutsch and AKQA, will partner with Art Director Robison Mattei. Prior to joining the team at 180,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Why a portfolio is a must for creative jobs

Portfolios, love them or hate them, they’re almost always an essential when applying for creative and design jobs. A portfolio is supposed to hold a selection of a designer’s best work, yet we have found that often they are either full of...

Posted by: Brand Recruitment
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Sonic Union NYC-based audio studio Sonic Union announces the addition of composer/experiential sound designer/mixer Rob Ballingall. Working out of both its Bryant Park and Union Square locations, Rob offers his talents in music and audio post, with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Public sector ads - where we've been and what can we learn?

The closing event in the celebration of 100 years of Advertising - joint Government Communication Services and IPA (England and Scotland) Jan 2018. Chair - James Pais, IPA Scotland Chair & Creative Services Director, Frame Speakers & Panel...

Posted by: Becky
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

RSA Films RSA Films has added filmmaker and acclaimed actor Ewan McGregor for commercial representation globally. The film, theatre and TV actor, who won a Golden Globe this year for Best Actor in FX’s “Fargo,” is also a natural...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

UNIT9 Leading multi-screen storyteller and award-winning director Jason Zada is the latest addition to UNIT9’s roster. Leading multi-screen storyteller and award-winning director Jason Zada is the latest addition to UNIT9’s roster. He...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Converagency: The device of our time

In times full of powerful stimuli that come from a multiplicity of channels, there is a need to think, to be, to live and to create outside the box in order to communicate honestly. A 360° perspective is no longer enough. It might seem...

Posted by: Pancho González
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Features

Brands and the Cult of Celebrity

Greenlight’s Tim Waine on how icons can still breathe new life into brand campaigns. Remember that ad featuring Cheryl Cole and L’Oréal? Times and trends may change, but celebrity brand endorsements remain one of the most powerful...

Posted by: Greenlight
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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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Features

Interviews on AI: Connecting Automation and Intelligence

Alongside my recent pieces, Tech Trends: AI in 2017 and Creative Opinions on AI, I also conducted a series of interviews with some varied and insightful industry figures about their own experiences, hopes, thoughts, feelings and fears regarding the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Inside the Walled-Off Banksy Hotel on the Israeli West Bank barrier

Banksy stands alone in the domain of popular culture as an artist who even your nan has probably heard of, but even his most devout fan couldn't name if they fell over him (or her or them). Banksy is less a person than it is an idea; a defiantly...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Last.fm, Alan Turing, E-Cigs, Popcorn and other stories

O Street - Last.fm O Street has given music platform and recommendation service Last.fm a new look, with the aim of making its content more distinctive and recognisable. The brand refresh comprises an image treatment inspired by sound waves, which...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Super Bowl 51: Every Ad We Have So Far

The New England Patriots will clash with the Atlanta Falcons at Super Bowl 51 this coming Sunday, February 5th, but we're not interested in any of that. No. We're only interested in what happens between the plays. As is usually the case, brands are...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week: Super Bowl Special

David&Goliath - KIA Kia is wasting no time in teasing its Super Bowl ad this year. After releasing two short teaser spots last week, the automaker has now released another teaser spot starring its celebrity spokesperson, Melissa McCarthy. The latest...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Want to win an advertising award? Just gather your fans

A roundup of the most important news of the week in the advertising awards world. Clio Health This week were announced the winners of the Clio Health 2016. CLIO Health - established in 2009 - is a specialist competition in the healthcare...

Posted by: TheNextGag
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Advertising

Top Account Wins and Acquisitions of the Week

Yard - ROX Jewellery retailer ROX has selected technical marketing agency Yard to manage digital marketing for the rox.co.uk domain, commencing this month, with the project covering search, content, conversion rate optimisation and analytics. Yard...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

mcgarrybowen Jason Gonsalves has been announced as the new UK CEO for mcgarrybowen. Gonsalves joins from BBH London, where he most recently served as Chief Strategy Officer. He has a strong leadership pedigree, and is almost unique in making the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Vasilisa Forbes of WaxChick

Vasilisa Forbes is a fashion photographer and video editor, who's also the brains behind the #WaxChick project. You might have seen her billboards popping up around London, or caught her speaking at the ICA. Controversial and throught-provoking, her...

Posted by: Jade French
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

McCann London - Bisto As part of the “Bisto Together Project,” which launched last year, McCann London has created a new campaign showing how home-cooked food can bring people together. Launching two new ranges under in the Bisto Made...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

IAB UK Digital Upfronts: DigitasLBi create a literal Twitter Periscope

DigitasLBi kicked off the IAB UK Digital Upfronts last Friday (October 16) with the DigitasLBi UK NewFront, which featured an eclectic array of speakers. The event also saw the unveiling of the “Periscope Periscope,” an interactive...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Wieden's creative director presented with governmental award

Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam creative director Alvaro Sotomayor, has been awarded a rare and prestigious honour by the Amsterdam City Council in recognition of his creative contribution to the city over his 20-year career at the agency. Sotomayor was...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Fed up of selfies? How about a Shoefie?

Twitter was ablaze recently with India’s fashion-conscious youth deciding to forego the usual narcissistic selfie in favour of an altogether more dignified and original “Shoefie,” as part of a new campaign in the region that kicked off...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

If you were on a precipice, maybe you should just let go

Last week, I posted one of my most successful blogs this year. "Top 10 worst corporate phrases" was for all you folk out there who hate ugly jargon such as “reach out”, “touch base” and “push the envelope”. You...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Gyro Gyro London has appointed David Harris as Executive Creative Director. Teamed with the strong leadership of Gyro London Managing Director Kate Howe, Harris will help to intensify gyro’s growing presence as a business-to-business...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Apple Whilst not technically an Ad Land related news piece, this one is big enough news that we thought it was pertinent to at least include it somewhere. Sir Jonathan “Jony” Ive has been promoted to the newly created role of chief...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Creative Branding: What's It Good For?

A brand is the visual, emotional, rational, and even cultural image that people associate with a product or with a company. Brands are more important at this period in time than any time in the past century. Brands bring together psychology and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Hires of the Week

Havas Worldwide Havas Worldwide has announced Coral Garvey as head of art for the New York office. In her new role, Coral will collaborate with senior leadership across the agency's portfolio to ensure Havas' creative offering is best in class....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

At last, somebody has created the perfect copywriter's website.

Think back about fifteen years or so, and you'll probably see yourself slowly (very slowly) browsing the internet on your dial-up connection, looking at websites and thinking 'I've gotta get myself one of those'. If you're a designer or art director,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advice

Top five to-do items for the freelance 2015 list

Hello and happy new diet to you. No? Happy new gym membership, maybe. Not that either? Happy new I’m-only-drinking-alcohol-at-the-weekend. Getting warmer? Or perhaps the number one aim in the Land of You is get a happy new job. If so, good...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Technology

Prince Charles introduces us to the future

Yesterday, Nexus Interactive Arts (NIA) unveiled its new “Futureville” interactive installation at the London Science Museum, with none other than the Prince of Wales himself, Prince Charles, on hand to introduce visitors to the new...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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