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Behind the Idea: Why Cadbury is lost for words

Last month, Cadbury launched a campaign with Age UK to raise awareness about the issue of loneliness amongst older people and encourage the nation to get involved by 'donating their words'. This week, the latest stage of the work was unveiled with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Getting to Know... Elmwood's Ian Schofield

Brand design consultancy Elmwood recently appointed Ian Schofield as non-executive director to advise clients on sustainability. As the former own label manager of Iceland Foods and an expert on packaging reuse and recycling, he led the charge of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Why grad teams should think twice about joining a small agency

Think Small. One of the greatest ad campaigns ever created. But forget cars, I’m talking about small agencies. I know what I would be thinking as a shiny new ad grad reading this, but hear me out fledgeling creatives. When you embark on your...

Posted by: Rickie Marsden
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Features

One year on: Winners, losers and what we've learned from GDPR

This week marks a year since General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect across all 28 member states of the European Union (EU). The privacy laws were enforced to increase and protect the rights people have over their personal data...

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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...

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Design

Banksy withdraws anti-Tory free print election offer

UPDATE: Since the original article was posted (below) on Tuesday morning (June 6), Banksy has withdrawn his offer to send a limited edition print of a new piece to voters shunning Conservative general election candidates in and around his home city...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Economy

Creative Opinions: The Snap UK General Election

When Theresa May announced yesterday morning (18 April, 2017) that it was her intention to hold a snap general election in the UK on June 8 (a move that was since validated earlier today by a vote of 522 to 13), the UK media did what it always does....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Design Vs Trump: Nazi Logos and Border Walls from IKEA and Katy Perry

You're all probably just as sick as hearing about Easy D (does anybody know what that really meant yet?) and his constant fear mongering, divisive hate speak and general incompetency. Historically, however, when in times of great political and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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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Is 'Stop Funding Hate' a force for good?

In 2016, the lines between many progressive and intolerant ideals are beginning to blur at an unprecedented rate. Consider the marches currently taking place up and down the (somewhat ironically-named at this point) United States right now. These are...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

Election Fever: The Final Countdown

The 2016 US general election has been an almighty farce, let's not pull any punches here. Farce makes for great fuel when it comes to creative work though. Running the range from the daft to the strikingly satirical and the just downright bemusing,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Wieden+Kennedy and CP+B publicly call out Donald Trump's BS

As we enter the final two weeks of the campaign for the presidency of the United States, we’re also hitting the bottom of the barrel with creative agency projects, which have, by and large, been overwhelmingly tilted against Donald Trump. And with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

Sony announce the Playstation 4 Pro and November 2016 release date

When news of the upgraded Xbox One (the rather grandly-named Project Scorpio) dropped at E3 this year, there was one question on the lips of every Sony fan; where the bobbins is the Playstation Neo? The Neo was the codename given to the potential...

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Ads of the Week

adam&eveDDB - #DontFuckMyFuture #DontFuckMyFuture - Keira Knightley We're all probably suffering from Brexit fatigue right now, but that doesn't make it any less important. On that note, adam&eveDDB have created a series of provocative new films...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

#TechTuesday: Microsoft @ E3 2016

Every June, the gaming industry converges on the Los Angeles Convention Centre for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, affectionately known to gamers worldwide as E3. The expo has, in parallel to the industry itself, grown from rather humble...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Self-lacing shoes are the next 'thing' Nike has unveiled a new trainer with self-tying laces. Called the “HyperAdapt 1.0,” the actually rather swanky-looking sneakers will be available to buy in time for Christmas 2016, and use a more...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Does the Oculus Rift set the standard for VR in 2016?

In the interest of balance, Iv'e decided to cover the news currently rocking the tech world as more of a think piece taking a thorough look on both sides of the fence. First, however, the facts:- It seems like forever and a day that we’ve been...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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...

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Technology

The Latest Highlights and Trends in Tech

GoPro get into the drone business GoPro: Karma is Coming Whilst I have yet to jump on the drone bandwagon myself, the immortal child inside me at least understands the appeal (to an extent), and given the ubiquity of GoPro amongst the hobbyist...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

London's Garden Bridge receives £2 million but still faces set backs

UPDATE Since I reported on the Garden Bridge last week, it appears there has been something of a reversal in its potential fortunes. Public opinion has been mixed from the start, but whilst it appeared the £175 million plan was previosuly certain...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Isobel Isobel has announced the promotion of John Hobson, head of content and Bridget Fitzpatrick, head of new business to the Isobel Board of Directors. They join founding partners Paul Houlding, Steve Hastings, Rob Fletcher and David Alexander...

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Calvin Klein target Tinder for new campaign

Depending on your point of view, the social dating app Tinder is either a revolutionarily simple and efficient dating app or a grim harbinger for the downfall of civilised society. We’ll choose to remain on the fence for now, but have to admit...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

A barbed wire piano commemorates Korean independence

The Korean Ministry of Unification has joined forces with Cheil Worldwide, the advertising arm of Samsung, to unveil the strangely beautiful “Piano of Unification,” a project which commemorates Korea’s 70th anniversary of liberation from...

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Meet Marcus Haney: The man who breaks into festivals for a living

This modern world has brought us a swathe of unusual job titles. Certainly our grandparents wouldn't have a clue what a Social Media Manager does, much less an SEO Executive. So how about a Professional Fence Jumper? This is how a man called Marcus...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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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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Technology

Meet JIBO: Robot Friend or Robot Slave?

Yesterday I reported on a protest taking part at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, in which a small group of concerned citizens took to the streets to warn festival attendees of the potential dangers of sentient machines. Having seen the video...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Newcastle Brown Ale goes satirical for the Super Bowl

Though Newcastle Brown Ale, the Heineken-owned British beer brand that is surprisingly popular across the pond, lack the finances to buy a national TV ad during the 2015 Super Bowl, they have struck upon an ingenious way in which to buy regional TV...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

Sir Clive Sinclair reinvents gaming's past

Though many reading this will perhaps be too young to remember the days of pre-Nintendo gaming, there are those amongst us who still remember the glory days of the ZX Spectrum. The Spectrum was Sir Clive Sinclair's answer to the rapidly booming video...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

The ALS ice bucket challenge – brilliant or annoying?

If you have a Facebook account, which most of you probably do, you can't have failed to notice your friends and family lobbing buckets of ice water over their heads for the past few weeks. Maybe you've taken part in the stunt yourself, much to the...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison

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