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Creative Opinions: Adland and the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup creates some pretty valuable opportunities for advertisers. TV coverage of its matches attracts gigantic audiences across the world (about 3.5 billion people viewing at home in more than 200 countries) during a season when TV...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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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Advertising

Marcus Rashford and Willian save their serious prep for FIFA 17 online

Xbox are proudly shouting that Xbox Live is the UK’s fastest gaming network for playing FIFA 17 with an epic yet light-hearted new film featuring the Premier League stars Marcus Rashford and Willian. The film pastiches the serious tone of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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News

Garena and FIFA invite football fans to “Be the One"

Southeast Asian online gaming brand Garena plan to capitalise on the football mania created by the 2014 World Cup, hyping the free EA Sports multiplayer football game, FIFA Online 3 with the help of Saatchi & Saatchi Thailand. Garena was launched in...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

The power of sport in brand activism

Throughout history, athletes have operated in the sphere of public good. From Mohammad Ali resisting the Vietnam War draft, Billie Jean King playing the now infamous 'Battle of the Sexes' match to promote women’s equality, or Colin Kaepernick...

Posted by: Brandpie
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Trends

5 things we learned at Gamescom 2019

The team at in-game advertising platform Bidstack spent last week in Cologne for Europe’s biggest gaming event - Gamescom. Here, its CMO, Simon Gosling, offers a comprehensive look at some of the key things they took away from this year’s...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why gaming should be taken more seriously

Gaming’s got a strange reputation. It’s not got the respect that film, literature and even television has. However, as an industry its success is staggering. In the UK the gaming market is now worth a record £5.7bn, that’s more...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Advertising

Out-of-home set to score highly during World Cup fever

Summer’s most high-profile sporting event is the perfect opportunity for brands to get outdoors With the UK’s most anticipated sporting event of 2018, the FIFA World Cup Russia, now well underway, and England emphatically qualifying for...

Posted by: Posterscope
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Features

Talking the World Cup 2018 ITV campaign with John McKenna

In the lead up to this year's FIFA World Cup, I was lucky enough to speak with John McKenna, CEO of Noah Media Group, the specialist sport production company who are delivering the creative campaign for the ITV coverage. Below, we discuss the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

gyro gyro APAC has announced the promotion of two leaders to important new roles: Paul Hutt is now Chief Growth Officer, gyro APAC and Laura Bell is Client Services Director, gyro APAC. As Dentsu Aegis Network continues to invest in the growth of...

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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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

agenda21 Digital - Addison Lee agenda21 Digital has been appointed by Addison Lee, the world’s largest managed car company, as its’ lead digital marketing agency to help drive the business’ expansion in the UK. Effective...

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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

What Is No Man's Sky?

Unless you happen to be switched on to the gaming sphere, you might not be aware of the little indie title that could, which is poised to become the biggest hit of the summer. Where your annual Call of Duty, FIFA and Assassins Creed games arguably...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

#TechTuesday: From playful electronics to drone football

Purposefully ridiculous, playful electronics from Slovenia Technology doesn't always have to be completely serious, sometimes it can be fun too! Enter the Slovenian designer Dan Adlešič, who recently updated his collection of toy-like...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Holman + Hunt - AMC UK Launch Even if you're one of the few remaining people who haven't seen Breaking Bad (and if so, get on it, trust me) you're undoubtedly familiar with the work of Bryan Cranston as the now iconic anti-hero Walter White. So it...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Top 5 Highlights from Google I/O 2015 Keynote

Yesterday, when the rest of the world's attention was focused squarely on the (admittedly abhorrent) FIFA scandal, die-hard nerds such as myself has our attention fixed not towards Sep Blatter's crumbling ivory tower, but to San Francisco. Google's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

NatWest and M&C Saatchi play musical chairs

In a new fully integrated campaign from M&C Saatchi, NatWest use the metaphor of the classic party game, musical chairs, to promote the bank's decision to end introductory teaser rates on savings accounts and credit cards. The campaign will run...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Memac Ogilvy named AOR for Pearl-Qatar developers

After an extensive review, the Qatar-based United Development Company has selected Memac Ogilvy as its advertising agency of record, with the team chosen to lead all strategic branding and creative efforts for the Qatari shareholding company. The...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Anheuser-Busch InBev launch media agency review

American brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev has recently announced an agency review of their US media, an account with an estimated ad spending of $600 million! This is the latest in a series of reviews launched globally by the brewer, including a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Portraits of World Cup goal scorers

This week I was asked to blog about the World Cup. I do not care for the World Cup. Not very much anyway. I hate those stupid flags that people stick in their car windows, reminding everyone of all the wasted excitement, hopes and dreams which the...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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Inspiration

Packaging Gallery: Brazil 2014 - The Official Sponsors

Events like the World Cup prove that packaging is much more than protection. It’s a vessel and a vehicle for celebration. Limited edition event-orientated packaging doesn’t just ride the hype, it generates it. The brands that associate...

Posted by: bluemarlin
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Features

Guy Duncan - Coca-Cola

"The Coca-Cola Company needs little introduction, but I can say I'm incredibly lucky to work for Jonathan Mildenhall who leads Content Excellence here in Atlanta, at a time when creativity and the development of excellent creative work is high on the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

World Cup Posters

So you're all ready to go. The brand new Full HDTV has arrived. The iPhone app uploaded. The Daily Star wall chart is mounted over the fireplace. And a replica of the trophy created entirely from beer cans has started to form in your lounge. Yes,...

Posted by: Creativepool

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