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The heads up. Why Facebook has lifted its ban on decapitation videos.

In my late teens, a video was doing the rounds. It was called 'Faces Of Death' and I don't think it was an official release - more a much-copied bootleg. Essentially it was a compilation of clips showing people meeting their deaths in accidents. A...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

CP Loves... Heads up. The best advertising headlines in the world?

by Magnus Shaw For a jet propulsion lab brochure: "What we do isn't rocket science. Oh, hang on ...". For Sainsbury's: "We say 'hello' to good buyers". A recruitment ad for security guards: "Who says you can't have a successful career after the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

Creativepool heads to Cannes Lions 2017

As the annual pilgrimage to the French Riviera draws closer, Creativepool is excited to announce the full list of events taking place in Cannes for the network. All week keep your eyes turned to the Magazine for the latest coverage of events,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Events

Creativepool heads to Amsterdam for its first Mixer event

Creativepool is established for hosting international events for advertising, creative and digital agencies, bringing together the creative industries top bodies to hang out, share knowledge and embark advice with colleagues, friends, and generally...

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Design

Idean heads for the hills

Global experience design agency Idean, has announced the opening of a new studio in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, which will be led by newly appointed head of studio & creative director, Andreas Neumann. Neumann brings to the agency extensive...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Havas Worldwide and Iris gain new heads of film

Last week there was a bit of a shakeup at Havas Worldwide London, with Leila Bartlam leaving the agency for a job at Iris as head of TV, film and content, and Lucy Powell moving to claim Bartlam's vacated role. Powell has been a TV producer at Havas...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

D&AD on the declining interest in higher education

Exam results season is in full swing and while students up and down the UK come to terms with how they did in their all-important papers, they'll soon need to decide what's next on the horizon. A recent report revealed that the number of students...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Creative Opinions on Cannes Lions 2018: Big Trends and Big Changes

The big theme for Cannes Lions 2018 is change. Out with the old, bloated, elitist festival of old and in with the more svelte, measured and inclusive festival of new. The major changes Cannes Lions is instituting for 2018 are as follow:- The...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Visualsoft Leading e-commerce and digital agency, Visualsoft, has recruited 20 new employees as part of its ongoing growth strategy - with more on the way! The team expansion has taken place across its Stockton, Newcastle and Manchester offices, to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Ads of the Week

The Full Service - Macmillan Brave The Shave The striking black and white images featured in the clip above show the parents, partners and loved ones of people with cancer seconds after having all their hair shaved off in a bid to help others with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

Our Biggest Build to Date: Behind the Scenes of Amy.com

12 months, 79 spreadsheets, 85.6GB worth of page designs, 90 design templates, 682.75 hours of coding, 137 Google Hangouts and four flights across 34,000 kilometers later and Amys.com was born. Find out how we did it here. This post reflects on our...

Posted by: Superrb
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

BMB - Hilton Hotels The BMB agency has been appointed by Hilton Worldwide to lead its social and content strategy across the EMEA region. The agency was appointed to the £9 million account without a pitch and has been tasked with assessing,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

What makes a good UX designer?

UX in digital continues to be a fast growing area, for which we seem to be recruiting for more and more often. Being in the fortunate position to be reviewing CVs and incredibly talented UX people, it becomes apparent that their career paths vary...

Posted by: ADLIB
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Advertising

FCB Inferno celebrate 100 years of BMW without any BMWs

To celebrate the100 year anniversary of BMW, FCB Inferno has created a series of striking press adverts that demonstrate the innovative technology available within the range of cars, but, rather interestingly, don't actually feature any BMW cars. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Droga5 London Droga5 London has announced the promotions of two key creatives. Creative Directors Rick Dodds and Steve Howell will assume the roles of Executive Creative Directors, reporting to Chief Creative Officer David Kolbusz, effective...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Alex McDowell applies Hollywood filming technique to refugee camp design

A design technique used on blockbuster films like Minority Report, The Terminal and Man of Steel is being applied to the development of future cities in the face of huge refugee migrations. Production designer Alex McDowell, who heads up 5D Global...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Events

Talking 2015 Trends at Tent London

2015 has been a very interesting year for design so far, we can see designers really exploring new areas - whether looking to the past or the future. There is a lot of beautiful work out there today; and we love to share our appreciation for that....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Modus Operandi The LA-based craft brewery, Golden Road Brewing, announced this week it has selected Modus Operandi as its Agency of Record. ModOp will lead Golden Road's strategic digital branding and creative efforts with the goal of accelerating...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

LIA announces 2015 Jury Presidents

The London International Awards (LIA) have named JWT worldwide chief creative officer Matt Eastwood and McCann worldwide global executive creative director John Mescall as 2015 Jury Presidents. Eastwood will be presiding over the Print, Poster and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Let's push the envelope to reach out and touch base

I rarely, if ever, blog about television programmes I happen to like - largely because it would be a bit off-brief if I did. This is, after all, a blog that is specifically supposed to appeal to Creativepoolers, with features, advice or opinions on...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advertising

Former Leo Burnett employees make exciting moves in ad land

Luke Atkinson, former head of planning at Leo Burnett Sydney, will be moving to New York to serve as vice president of consumer and cultural planning for Smirnoff vodka. Atkinson left Leo Burnett earlier in the year to get married and was replaced by...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advice

Photoshop: what's new?

With Adobe’s recent update to their Creative Cloud (CC) suite of applications Photoshop got a major update. In this post certified Photoshop expert Eric Renno, TipSquirrel takes us through some of the major changes and highlights some of those...

Posted by: Fotolia
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Features

What PR lessons can we learn from Brexit?

Brexit: the PR disaster that simply won’t go away. Heads have rolled, reputations have been severely tarnished, promises have been made and broken, and all the while the UK public has been left scratching its proverbial head trying to work out...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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

Turn up the volume on your brand identity

It’s obvious when you think about it. Your brand speaks to your audience. It occupies ‘mental space’ in the minds of your most loyal consumers. You NEED to know how it sounds to your customers. But you probably won’t find...

Posted by: ifour
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Crushing deadlines for the Financial Conduct Authority

Remember when Hollywood actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had to self-destruct in Terminator 2: Judgement Day? The scene has become so iconic that creative agency M&C Saatchi recently based a whole campaign on it for the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

How it was done: Choreographing Warframe through iMessage

Great Guns director Dan Trachtenberg is a big fan of free-to-play video game Warframe, so when the opportunity came up to helm a promo for the title he was beyond excited. The result is an amazing six-minute CG film full of action including...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

7 major trends from Cannes Lions 2019

Now the dust has settled after another busy Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, it's time to take stock of some of the trends from this year's event. Here're seven major themes we observed at thenetworkone... Ugly sells I’ve...

Posted by: thenetworkone
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Inspiration

Spotlight: Photographer Nigel Harniman on 30 years of shooting cars

“I’ve been freelancing since 1989 and have shot globally for most automotive brands from Rolls Royce to Renault, Bentley to Buick, Cadillac to Kia,” says Nigel Harniman, reflecting on 30 years of photography. “More recently,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: evian drinks in The Baby Bare Necessities

The evian babies are back in a new campaign through BETC Paris that sees more cute characters return to revive its Live Young ethos. In a world of constant swiping, notifications and social media updates, the lead ad (bottom) reminds us of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

5 ways to go green and save your business money

Transforming a business into a more environmentally sound operation is becoming a prevalent trend across all industries today. Embracing sustainable, renewable energy sources is crucial in helping our planet in the fight against disastrous climate...

Posted by: Elena Willson
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Spotlight: Art director Stephen ONeill gets high on type

According to Scotland-born and London-raised art director Stephen ONeill aka Type Chap, the two tips he’d give young creatives is to be witty and irreverent with their work. “Always have something in your portfolio that’s got a bit...

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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