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UKTV's ghost sign celebrates Dad's Army special

UKTV has commissioned a giant ghost mural in London calling on viewers to ‘join Dad’s Army’ for a three-day TV special for the classic comedy. Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes will see three remade parts from the show's second...

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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Moving and shaking with art director David Simoes

Things move fast in advertising. After writing a series of short stories to a creative director working on Unilever back in his hometown of Lisbon years ago, David Simoes managed to bag a meeting at the agency while looking for his first job. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

The Humane League calls time on McDonald's 'party'

The Humane League has renewed its focus on McDonald’s’ unacceptable treatment of chickens with a new brand-jacking campaign calling for the fast food chain to review its animal welfare policies. Despite being one of the biggest...

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Features

SXSW 2019: Virtual overload

Tim Leary famously referred to virtual reality (VR) as "LSD for the 90s". And after my recent trip to the Virtual Cinema at SXSW, it became obvious why. Up until now, VR for me, had been a pretty shallow experience, rather like a ride on Space...

Posted by: Russell Schaller
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Technology

#techtuesday: Harry Potter coding kits, 3D-printed guns and other stories

Creativity, code and magic with Kano’s Harry Potter Coding Kit Kano, a company best-known for its build-it-yourself computers and coding kits, has launched a new tool teaching kids and adults to code through the magical world of Harry Potter....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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...

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The Unsustainable Nature of Crunch Culture

You’ve forgotten what your family looks like. It’s been months of overtime. Leaving the house before they’ve woken up, coming home after they’ve gone to bed. You tell them that ‘it’s expected, and everyone else is doing it’, well aware...

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Design

The Olympic medal designed to be shared

These medals designed by Philippe Starck split into four pieces, allowing winning Olympic athletes to share their success with their families, friends or fellow athletes. Having previously designed the Olympic Torch in 1992, Starck was asked to...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

TBWA/RRAD - Amnesty International Current political tensions have led to Arabs and Muslims being mistreated at airports in the USA and Europe because of their passports. Behind this, there is a strong misconception that all Arabs and Muslims are...

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Video Games

UK Gaming Industry considers mass exodus after Brexit

Whilst Teresa May attempts to frantically backpedal expectation and one half of the UK prepares to devour the other half in a divisive move of unprecedented (at least in terms of sheer scale) madness, the video game industry in the UK is quietly...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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...

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Technology

HTC launch Vive Studios to create first party games and apps

HTC has launched a new development and publishing studio for virtual reality apps and games, which will all be designed with the HTC Vive headset very much in mind, though many of the releases will also work on the Oculus Rift. Vive Studios will...

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Inspiration

Creativepool City Guides: Zürich

Often cited as one of the most expensive cities in the world, Zürich’s creative potential gets a bad reputation. But amongst the hedge-fund millionaires and the more traditional aspects of life in Switzerland’s largest city,...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Technology

#TechTuesday: Elon Musk, Odd Matter Studio & an Alphabet of Light

Elon Musk sends a Dragon to Mars This week, SpaceX, the aerospace manufacturer founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, announced its plans to send unmanned Dragon spacecrafts to Mars by 2018. These initial missions will reportedly inform them of the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

Introducing the next generation of movie making

Digital Riot Media, claims to be the leading company ready to produce, market and distribute premium feature-length films directly to millennials worldwide. The digitally-focused platform will work with top social media influencers and internet...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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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...

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Advertising

Our top Halloween highlights for branded content

Halloween is big business in ad land, more so now than ever before, so every brand and agency under the sun is taking advantage of the seasonal madness by bringing a (temporary) spooky edge to their creative advertising work. Here I'll be examining a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Deutsch - Target “Share the Force” Deutsch LA is celebrating the launch of brand new Star Wars merchandise (which coincide with the eagerly awaited 7th instalment in the franchise) with a few blasts from the past for Target, the major...

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Features

Intangibles: Shop For Avatars, Ringtones + Snapchats

In a world where art investment is one of the safest bets you can make, would you start collecting intangible objects? Well that’s the premis of The Walker Art Centre's a new online shop for artwork named Intangibles. The idea is to allow...

Posted by: Jade French
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Entertainment

Sony and relentlessGENERATOR celebrate Ghostbusters 30th anniversary

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the seminal 80's comedy-horror classic “Ghostbusters,” the digital marketing and eCommerce solutions provider, 'relentlessGENERATOR' have signed up with Sony Pictures Entertainment to create...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Saatchi & Saatchi NY introduce Grumpy Cat to Honey Nut Cheerios

'Grumpy Cat' (real name 'Tardar Sauce') is the owner of the face that has launched a thousand memes (and that would be something of a modest estimate), so it was only a matter of time before the advertising world got it's paws into her. The cat who...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

Saatchi & Saatchi London team up with Rahat to promote Toyota Aygo

Saatchi & Saatchi London have utilised the skills of notorious internet prankster, Rahat, to launch a new integrated, multichannel campaign promoting the Toyota Aygo. The campaign is entitled, “Go Fun Yourself,” and is a Pan-European...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

SpY installs a moon in the sky over Lausanne

One of the downsides of city life is not being able to marvel at a clear, starry night. Luckily urban artist SpY has solved this inconvenience by installing an enormous, illuminated crescent moon over the city of Lausanne in Switzerland. By day the...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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Unmoving Pictures - great movies with terrible posters

Now Hollywood is the territory of bean counters rather than creative visionaries, we should be not at all surprised when Space Chimps 4 fails to live up to its, admittedly limited, promise. However, back in the mists of time, truly great movies were...

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Inspiration

Product design to kill for: designer coffins

Unless you're getting on a bit, you probably haven't given much thought to what sort of coffin you'd like to be buried in when the time comes. There's a funeral director in Golders Green that displays one in his window with a picture of a Spitfire...

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Inspiration

The 15 best animated music videos

Animated music videos only crop up once in a blue moon but when they do they can really bring a song to life. As the number of animation techniques and styles has increased over time, the videos on offer have become increasingly diverse. Spanning...

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Video Games

Bill Murray & Co return in new Ghostbusters game trailer

Nostalgia has been big for business for the past few years and a new HD Ghostbusters game is set to continue that trend as Bill Murray and his team of trusted scientists return for more adventures. Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered delivers a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Park Village Park Village announces a new addition to its growing roster: Melody Maker. The London native has directed commercials and music videos for brands and artists such as HP, BOY, Gorgon City, Shades and Killa P, Shift K3Y, Jetta Fool,...

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Inspiration

Top 13 Inspired Halloween Projects for 2017

Cover photo: National Express by 3 Colours Rule I am always blown away by the variety, quality and quantity of creative work uploaded to Creativepool every single day. I delve into the site and an hour later, not unlike a Wikipedia black hole, I...

Posted by: Heather Deacon

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