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Is Covid killing the holding agency model?

In the middle of what some analysts have defined the worst recession since Second World War, this year we have sadly grown accustomed to all the bad news of layoffs, pay cuts, redundancies, furloughed workers and such. It comes to no surprise that,...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

The Maturation of the Startup - A guide to starting your own agency

So you want to start your own creative agency? Well, good luck! If building a business is like raising a child, then nurturing a team of passionate, sensitive creatives is like being a first-time father or mother and caring for a sick infant....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

What happens when an independent agency is sold?

Zulu Alpha Kilo is raising a glass (of lemonade) to independent agencies in adland with a funny spot that shows what happens after a company sells out to a buyer. The Toronto agency has created videos tackling a variety of well-known industry pain...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The future of the agency model is the hands of the disruptrepreneurs

Eight years ago, Martin Sorrell pointed out how journalists like to pronounce things dead, even when they’re not. Sorrell was talking about the death of the advertising industry in general and the death of the holding company in...

Posted by: London Advertising
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Leaders

Agency of the Week: MullenLowe

MullenLowe Profero launch new Magnum with Kendall Jenner The Magnum ice cream brand is working with reality TV star and model Kendall Jenner to launch a decadent new variant at the Cannes Film Festival. MullenLowe Profero has helped to launch Magnum...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Agency of the Week: Ogilvy & Mather

Ogilvy London & Aardman create Monster Stains Monster Stains: The Art of Stain Removal Ogilvy & Mather London have collaborated with Oscar-winning animation studio Aardman on a new campaign for Unilever’s laundry brand Persil. To demonstrate...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Former CP+B partners launch new agency in Miami

Jeff Steinhour and Markham Cronin have announced the official launch of their new full-service advertising agency, Markham & Stein. Based in Coconut Grove in Miami, Florida, the agency will focus on big brand thinking, strategy, design and creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Ogilvy & Mather named World's Most Effective Agency Network by Effies

Effie Worldwide has announced Ogilvy & Mather as the most effective agency network in the world, reclaiming the top slot it has held for three out of six years since the Effie Index was established. The agency was previously awarded the title in 2012...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Agency of the Week: Cheil Worldwide

Helping North Korean defectors regain their mental health South Korean-North Korean Translator Cheil Worldwide have signed up with Samsung Medical Center and the Korea Hana Foundation to launch the ambitious and benevolent “Soulmate”...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Agency of the Week: Ogilvy & Mather

Going into the Red in Asia Ogilvy & Mather has announced the launch of OgilvyRED, a new consulting arm that brings together senior strategic specialists to consult on marketing transformation for brands in the Asia Pacific region. OgilvyRED will be...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Agency of the Week: Deutsch LA

Bringing back Larry Culpepper for Dr Pepper Dr Pepper is teaming up with Deutsch LA to remind consumers of the brand’s long and distinguished history in college football by bringing back the inspiring and surprisingly sweet (much like the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Agency of the Week: BBDO

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne help young women face their fears Clemenger BBDO have teamed up with feminine health brand Libra to launch a platform that helps young women learn how to deal with the things that hold them back. The campaign will launch...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Samsung wraps up its global agency review

Samsung recently finished its global agency review, adding Wieden & Kennedy and BBH to the roster, and keeping Leo Burnett and Starcom MediaVest on board. The results have given the Publicis Groupe a fair amount of breathing room considering the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Publicis acquires yet another digital agency, this time in Italy

The Publicis Groupe recently announced they had acquired another digital agency, following hot on the heels of their acquisitions in Germany (Zweimaleins), South Africa (Synergize), Poland (Interactive Solutions) and the UK (Outside Line). As with...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

DigitasLBi acquire Liquorice, the African digital marketing agency

DigitasLBi, the Publicis Groupe's global digital marketing and technology agency, recently acquired a new digital agency of their own in the form of South African shop Liquorice, which will form part of DigitasLBi's Middle East & Africa region under...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

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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Leaders

Publicis Groupe launch the full-service digital agency, ROAR

The Publicis Groupe announced yesterday the launch of ROAR, an agency built from the ground-up to be a full-service digital shop, with the very-best specialist digital talent drawn from within the group itself. The idea behind ROAR is to bring...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

TBWA Worldwide acquire Heimat; Germany's 'Agency of the Year'

It was announced yesterday that the advertising network TBWA Worldwide has acquired leading independent advertising agency Heimat, having taken a majority share. The German agency was founded in 1999 by partners Matthias von Bechtolsheim, Guido...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

Behind the Idea: how do you build an agency's identity?

Funny enough, it's quite unusual to see creative and branding agencies working on their own brands. It happens - but not as much as one would hope to see. And yet good agency rebrands, when done right, can be a good indicator of the level of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Talking pen, paper and torment with Severn Agency

Severn describes itself as something more than a simple design consultancy, they see themselves as a “multi-disciplinary studio” that sees great design as much more than decoration. With each new job they set out to understand their...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The warmth and inclusivity of Being Agency

If the founder of Being Agency could change one thing about the industry, it would be the perception that you need to go big or go home. Looking at the pictures of the team below, and reading words by the founder herself, Being Agency sounds like an...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

What if holding a candy bar could get you killed?

Implicit racial bias is deadly. "A black person is three times more likely to be killed by the police in America, too often when armed with nothing more than a candy bar." It sadly comes to the surprise of no one that there is an implicit bias in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Creative Energy, Teamwork and Motivation of SMACK Agency

It is unusual to hear someone say that they always start working near the end of a deadline, because they are far more productive under pressure. Though one may think that this is the easiest way to mess up, SMACK agency and its co-founder Lubna...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Agency Spotlight: Standing apart with PB Creative

A creatively-led independent brand design agency that has had their work featured on Creativepool three times already this year so we thought it was about time we gave them the spotlight treatment. We sat down with PB Creative founder Ben Lambert...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Agency Spotlight: The eclectic passions of the Deep

Deep is a design agency focused on branding, design for print and digital communications. The agency has existed since the turn of the century and has spent the last 20 years carving out a niche for itself on London’s fashionable Union Street....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Behind the Idea: 8 sobering stories for the NZ Transport Agency

Drinking? Don’t drive. That’s the message in a recent spot launched by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to deter Kiwi guys from getting behind the wheel after a few beers. Research shows that 85% of drink drivers involved in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Why creative-based socials are invaluable to agency culture

Following an influx of newbies to the creative and design teams we wanted to start a ritual for our people to come together socially. This would be a regular calendar event they would look forward to, input into and that would add an insight into the...

Posted by: Proximity London
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Features

A moment with The Visual Agency

Indigo Award had the pleasure of meeting not one, but three extraordinary talents behind The Visual Agency-a multifaceted design company that has been taking the world by storm since 2011. The faces behind the enterprise are Giacomo Bettiol as...

Posted by: Indigo Design Award
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Workshop

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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