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Features

Creative Opinions: Sir Martin Sorrell and the end of an era

This week, Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO and Founder of the world's largest advertising agency network, WPP, resigned from his post amidst circling 'personal misconduct' allegations that remain (at the time of writing) unresolved, much to the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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

Account Wins of the Week

Accenture - Vatican News The Ministry of Communications of the Vatican has appointed Accenture Interactive to help design and deliver its new communications system called Vatican News. The move is part of the Vatican reform aimed at finding new ways...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Mindshare - Unilever Unilever has moved its global communications planning account to Mindshare from PHD without a review. An industry source estimated Omnicom’s PHD employed in the region of 30 people on Unilever’s global communications...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

5 ways to boost your content for foreign markets

Robert Gorby, VP of SMB Business at SDL, examines 5 simple ways in which marketers and advertisers can boost their localisation efforts without spending a fortune. You would have to have been living on a desert island or under a rock to have missed...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Gender equality is the hot topic at Cannes this year

J Walter Thompson London has teamed up with Creative Equals to place a spotlight on the low levels of women at the top table of creativity at this year's Cannes Lion. Together, they are launching #TheFemaleFilter; a campaign which will analyse the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

KHWS KHWS, the Brand Commerce agency, has appointed Gary Brooks as its Creative Director to strategically develop the agency’s proposition and support its ambitious growth targets. Brooks brings over 20 years of varied industry experience to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Creative Opinions on AI

Dan Koren, Head of ADI at Wix.com, on how AI is creating a new market standard for web design. Currently, artificial intelligence is mainly associated with robotics and self-driving cars. Nonetheless, major advances in AI technology have opened the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi - George & Matilda Eyecare George & Matilda Eyecare has announced the appointment of Saatchi & Saatchi as its creative agency. In a major development for the industry, George & Matilda will bring a distinct range of eye-care...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Leo Burnett Leo Burnett has announced the appointment of Chaka Sobhani to the role of Chief Creative Officer. Chaka, who joins Leo Burnett London from Mother, brings with her 20 years of experience from both the Advertising and Broadcast industries,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Cannes Lions names Innovation Presidents

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has named Tash Whitmey and Emad Tahtouh as jury presidents at this year’s Lions Innovation, the specialist event exploring data and tech as catalysts for creativity. Lions Innovation takes...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Droga5 Droga5 has announced another promotion within its senior management team, with head of business development Chris Wollen to advance as the agency’s first chief marketing officer, effective immediately. The promotion follows steady...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

The Partners Brand consultancy The Partners, has appointed award-winning creative director Peter Henshaw as leader of creative for the agency’s Health Team. Peter will lead global relationships with Novo Nordisk, AstraZeneca, The International...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Apple find their bearings Only the most steadfast Apple apologist would argue that the Apple Maps service can come even close to comparing with Google Maps. Indeed, statistics suggest that almost twice as many iPhone owners prefer to get directions...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Hires of the Week

18 Feet & Rising 18 Feet & Rising bolsters its management line up by bringing in Brad Fairhead as partner, with a remit to further build 18 Feet & Rising’s work in the more progressive areas of communications. Fairhead has 20 years experience...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Preparing for Launch: Launches of the Week

KBS Shanghai KBS officially opened its doors in Shanghai this week, marking its formal entry into the Chinese market. The new office is led by Douglas Lin, partner and CEO, and Jonathan Ip, partner and chief creative officer. KBS has already begun...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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News

Hailo, Nowness, SoundCloud among winners of Lovie Awards

International sensation Hailo, lifestyle media provocateur Nowness, and pop culture gem Catleidoscope will be saluted alongside special achievement honourees Candy Crush Saga, “Father of Wi-Fi” Vic Hayes, and Inside Out Project founder JR...

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Features

Industry Influencers: Javier Suso

Javier Suso, CEO of VCCP Spain, talks about increased competition for ad agencies and what his company is doing to combat that threat in this industry influencer interview. He also outlines the importance of company culture, how his former bosses...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Mobile World Congress 2019: A virgin's view

As someone who hasn’t set foot inside an exhibition hall since my dad took me to the London Motor Show in Earls Court in 1995, I was intrigued to see what my visit to this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) at the Fira de Barcelona would...

Posted by: Matt Box
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Advertising

Ad trends 2019: Mark Melling

Verizon Media-owned global creative studio RYOT's head of EMEA, Mark Melling, believes it's time for advertising move on from being passive and one-way and that we have the tools and technology to make it happen. He gives his wider thoughts and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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News

Creativepool announces worldwide winners for the Annual 2018

The Creativepool Annual 2018 winners were revealed in a momentous night at Banking Hall, London on Thursday 10th May. A night of anticipation and celebration, the 2018 Edition of the Annual unveiled a spectacular showcase of the winning creative...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

Creativepool Annual 2018 Shortlist Announced

Creativepool has officially announced the Annual 2018 shortlist and marked the beginning of the electrifying judging process and the exciting People’s Choice vote. The Annual 2018 is with support from Ambrose Press, 90Seconds, MassiveMusic and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Design

Top Design Trends of 2017 from the Industry

When it comes to the world of design in 2016, many will look back on it as a year where the digital and physical worlds finally began to blend in earnest thanks to the advent of affordable VR and the perpetual advancement of design technology. It's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

MEC Wavemaker MEC Wavemaker has boosted its senior team with a series of promotions, including Ben Bradley as its new Head of Sports & Entertainment Partnerships. Bradley, previously a Business Director, will now lead Sport and Entertainment...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

The Darknet is getting darker: Where is 'Torism' headed?

When Facebook launched its Marketplace Android and iOS app at the start of this month, the site opened itself up to total and utter anarchy. Despite a clear policy stating that “weapons, drugs, alcohol, "adult items or services" and overly...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Technology

#TechTuesday: VR tailoring, PizzaBots and a tattooing robot

The Neuro virtual tailoring system looks to change the face of fashion forever French designer Clement Balavoine has developed a workflow process to virtually design and tailor clothes using a total of three different software programmes. Called...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Retargeting Demystified: Get out of my face(book)!

Contrary to what Google thinks, I am not interested in dating Christians. No offence to Christians, of course - just that I’m married. So I’m getting a little annoyed that when I log on to various websites, I get more or less harangued...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Events

Live streaming from AdWeek: Lucille's: Thursday

Live Stream: 9:00 - Where Video Meets Spectacular Smart Screens At our workshop, you’ll hear how dynamic, full-motion video thrives on iconic, massively scaled digital screens that offer high dwell times at famous destinations like Times...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

AdRoll big in Japan

AdRoll, the world's largest retargeting platform, has announced plans to expand into Japan with the opening of its new Tokyo office, which will be led by a local, all-star team of industry heavyweights. This is the company's sixth office, after...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Clear Channel to go digital with Amscreen

Amscreen, the largest digital signage company in Europe, has announced a strategic partnership with outdoor media agency Clear Channel UK, which will see a new range of sun-light visible digital outdoor screens deployed across the UK. The idea behind...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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