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Behind the Idea: Bringing boys to men with Gillette

South Africa celebrated Women’s Day earlier this month and to coincide with the event, men’s grooming brand Gillette paid tribute to the women who are raising a new generation of men in the country. Created by Grey Africa, a video shares...

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What the creative industry can learn from Chernobyl

- Spoiler Alert - The final episode of HBO’s TV series Chernobyl aired last night. It’s being met with wild applause across the globe and is officially the highest-rated show in HBO history. Chernobyl is a miniseries that documents the...

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Behind the Idea: When Harry's met Harry Kane

Last weekend saw the return of Tottenham and England star Harry Kane after a month out of football through injury. Scoring a goal in typical fashion, he has since made headlines by appearing in a great new campaign for Harry’s razors which...

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Why customers are the new competition

Brands need to be authentic and transparent in today’s modern media landscape in order to engage customers and get closer to audiences. As technology continues to disrupt the market, the likes of Spotify, Amazon and Netflix are changing the...

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Top Hires of the Week

AKQA Chris Wallace joins AKQA as Client Partner of media in the San Francisco studio. Chris has 15 years’ experience in a variety of digital strategy and global client leadership roles focused on data-driven decision making, innovation and...

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Y&R London Y&R London has appointed Katie Lee, currently MD at Sunshine, as its new Managing Director to bring further experience and dynamism to the business. The appointment is the first major management hiring by Paul Lawson since he joined as...

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Acne This week, Acne welcomed Director Laura Borgio to their ranks. A super innovative filmmaker with a passion for storytelling, Laura's rare ability enables her to create engaging, meaningful, and dynamic content across a multitude of different...

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Top Hires of the Week

Genuine IPG-owned digital creative agency Genuine has hired Adam Kasper and Mitch Blum away from Havas and DigitasLBi, respectively. Kasper, an 11-year veteran of Havas (and a 22-year industry vet) and the advertising conglomerate’s former...

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WPP Lindsay Pattison has been named Chief Transformation Officer of WPP with responsibility for getting its agencies to work more closely together for its top 50 clients. Her appointment to the newly-created role comes at a pivotal time for WPP,...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Engine (Fuel) Engine has hired Will Lowe (left) to lead Fuel, its marketing data and analytics consultancy, and promoted former CEO Charles Ping (right) to the new position of Chairman as the company targets further UK and international growth. Lowe...

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bigdog Full-service, integrated marketing agency bigdog has announced that Harman Randhawa has joined its management board as Associate Director. Reporting into Managing Director, Ross Faulkner, he will be leading the client services team while also...

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Edelman Deportivo Edelman UK is looking to Stockholm to accelerate its creative ambitions consolidating its capabilities under the Edelman Deportivo banner. Stockholm based Deportivo was described by Contagious in January 2017 as the “best and...

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Top 10 Ads of the Week

Now - Leo Vegas Leo Vegas, the online casino, has launched the second installation in its campaign starring “Leo,” the 'Lion King' of mobile casino gaming. The campaign, created by Now, demonstrates how the brand's titular mascot is able...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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RKCR/Y&R RKCR/Y&R has strengthened its management team further by appointing Priya Patel as Managing Director. Patel, who was previously Managing Partner at RKCR/Y&R, will continue to run a portfolio of client business, oversee the agency operations...

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Tribal Worldwide London Tribal Worldwide London has announced the appointment of Andrew Liles to the role of Director of Technology, while Marie Bradley will head up Business Analysis; a brand new role and discipline within the agency. Liles joins...

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RKCR/Y&R RKCR/Y&R has completed its senior management triumvirate by promoting Emily James to the role of Chief Strategy Officer. James, who was previously Head of Strategy, joins CEO Jon Sharpe and newly appointed CCO Jonathan Burley on the...

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Top 5 Ads of the Week

Energy BBDO Chicago - LG LG G5 Jason Statham It’s not just Ridley Scott and Liam Neeson who are stepping up to the plate for LG. Enter thoroughly British action hero Jason Statham, who has lent his rugged good looks and aggressive, cockney...

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Grey Group James R. Heekin III, Chairman and CEO of the Grey Group, has announced the promotion of Michael Houston, to Global President of Grey. Houston served most recently as CEO of Grey North America. In his expanded new worldwide leadership...

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Entertainment

License the star power of a legend

Celebrity endorsements-great for brand recognition, potentially not-so-great if your celebrity endorser ends up embroiled in scandal. Celebrities are people and people make mistakes. Unfortunately, the mistakes of celebrity endorsers are played out...

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Marking 60 years since the first TV Advertisement

TV advertising might have been largely supplanted by online ads and social media in the last few years, but as long as television adheres to the same model (in others words, before Netflix-style streaming on-demand becomes the rule rather than the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top 10 Hires of the Week

GPY&R Melbourne GPY&R Melbourne has promoted Jake Barrow to the position of creative director. Barrow has been with the agency for four years and has lead multi award winning projects for Schweppes, Public Transport Victoria and the Australian...

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Publicis London Publicis London has hired Phil Dowgierd as managing director of digital as part of its ongoing commitment to champion creative leadership and excellence within Publicis UK. Dowgierd joins from Tribal Worldwide Sydney where he was...

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Technology

Amazon button-down with one-touch ordering

I honestly thought Amazon had already taken the idea of streamlining online ordering as far as it could possibly go with their Express Checkout service. But it transpires I was wrong, as word recently emerged from the states that the online retail...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top Hires of the Week

CP+B Former TBWA\Chiat Day CD Gustavo Sarkis, was appointed this week as executive creative director of CP+B Miami, where he'll lead creative on all accounts. The native Brazilian began his career in advertising at Almap/BBDO São Paulo where he...

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Social Media

Top 50 global brands with social influence

The inaugural “Klout 50” was announced yesterday, ranking the top 50 global brands by their social influence and engagement. The list, ranked by Lithium Technologies, the software company that “Helps companies reinvent how they...

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News

TBWA\Raad Dubai names Rohan Young as Executive Creative Director

It has been revealed over the weekend that ad man Rohan Young is to take the role of executive creative director at TBWA\Raad Dubai. Young has been working on a freelance basis in Amsterdam for the past 12 months, as well as filling the creative...

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Fighting fires. Why that Vodafone ad is such a terrible mistake.

Getting an advertisement completely and utterly wrong is quite an art. For starters, it takes two parties who at least profess to know what they're doing: the client and the agency. Then the brief must wildly misunderstand the nature of the audience...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Daley Male: why prejudice won't affect the Olympian boy-brand

Unless you’ve been asleep for the past week, you’ll be all too aware of Olympian Tom Daley’s announcement about his sexuality via a ‘selfie’ YouTube video. The reaction has been incredible - from the media and the public...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advice

Opinions - All in the name

by Ashley Morrison In the past, we bloggers at Creativepool have given our opinions, advice and guidance, whether you asked for it or not! Hey, that's blogging for you. The internet is a free-for-all where anyone can purport to be an "expert", but...

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