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Advice

How to convince an angel to fund your start-up

Financing a start-up business can often be one of the most challenging tasks in an entrepreneur’s journey. While some people manage to save enough over a number of years and others may choose to take out a business loan, often the preferred...

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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,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Leagas Delany - The Royal British Legion The Royal British Legion, the organisation providing lifelong support for the armed forces and their families, has today named independent global creative communications agency Leagas Delaney as its new...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

DDB Worldwide Omnicom Group President and CEO John Wren has announced the appointment of Wendy Clark as President and CEO of DDB Worldwide. Clark succeeds Chuck Brymer who will assume the title of Chairman. Both roles are effective immediately....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: UKIP, Moonpig, Dropbox, Auto Trader and other stories

Moonpig (in-house) Online card and gift retailer Moonpig has rebranded, swapping out its cartoon pig mascot for a simpler, typographic look. Designed by Moonpig’s in-house design team in collaboration with consultants Cat Totty and Ian Styles,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Droga5 - Tencent New York-based advertising agency, Droga5, has announced their newest client in Tencent Holdings Limited (“Tencent” or 00700.HK). Effective immediately, Droga5 will work with Tencent on strategic and creative development...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Publicis pull out of Cannes and WPP voice doubts

Shares in Ascential, the owner of Cannes Lions, fell more than 3% after Publicis Groupe said it would not enter the awards next year. Sir Martin Sorrell, meanwhile, CEO of WPP, adland's other big hitter, has said that “the jury is out” on...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

KHWS KHWS, the Brand Commerce agency, has appointed Gary Brooks as its Creative Director to strategically develop the agency’s proposition and support its ambitious growth targets. Brooks brings over 20 years of varied industry experience to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Above+Beyond Above+Beyond has boosted its strategic offering by appointing Matt Sadler as its first Head of Strategy. Sadler joins the agency from Karmarama where he was Planning Director and will lead Above+Beyond’s growing strategy team....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Honeycomb announce French launch at Effie Awards in Paris

Honeycomb, the revolutionary video advertising delivery platform, announced its expansion into France at the Effie France Awards Gala awards earlier this week. Refreshingly transparent and user-friendly, Honeycomb was launched earlier this year and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Livity secures £1.5 million investment

Independent youth marketing agency Livity, whose clients include Google, Unilever, Barclays and Channel 4, is set to accelerate its growth ambitions and enhance its specialist agency offer, following an investment of up to £1.5 million from...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

Pokémon Go Phenomenon: How advertisers and brands are getting involved

Location-based marketing is at something of a tipping point right now where it could honestly go either way, but the outrageous success of the recently released Pokémon Go AR smartphone game seems to suggest it could be about to really kick off...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Uber Eats: An appetite for growth

To date, Uber has dazzled us with its super efficient app, courier off-shoot, car-pooling service, quick and easy taxis - and their luxurious siblings. And to this already extended family Uber is now adding UberEATS; a new food-delivery service...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Technology

The Independent closes its print editions to go online only

For some time, it hasn't been a question of 'if' but 'when' and 'who'. Well, now we know the answer. The Independent (and its Sunday title) is the first national UK newspaper to surrender its print edition and become a digital-only...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Technology

BBC Children's, Virgin Media, MMC Ventures, MassChallenge at #BR2016

It's been a busy old week for the #BR2016 team! We have lots of very cool announcements surrounding the UK's best Tech Summit: 1- We are thrilled to announce that one of the UK's most iconic entrepreneur brands - Virgin Media is confirmed as #BR2016...

Posted by: Business Rocks
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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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Technology

Global tech game changers confirmed to headline @ Business Rocks 2016!

The hub for tech innovators to congregate and shakeup the European Startup scene… Business Rocks, taking place 21 – 22 April 2016, Manchester Central, UK, today announced its inspiring, thought provoking keynote speaker line up at the UK’s...

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Advertising

WPP merges Australian & NZ Businesses with STW Communications Group

WPP, the world's largest holding company, has announced an agreement to merge its Australian and New Zealand businesses with STW Communications Group Limited, thereby increasing its shareholding from 23.6% to 61.5%. The merged group will have...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Technology, Great Minds and The Natural History Museum

The Director of London's Natural History Museum, Sir Michael Dixon, has spoken out about the importance of the impact technology can have on visitor experience. Speaking in the museum's Darwin Centre as a part of London School of Business and...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

Top 5 Account Wins of the Week

Ocean Outdoor - Team GB Team GB has revealed details of its exclusive content partnership with digital out of home owner Ocean as it unites the nation behind the team prior to Rio 2016. The deal will see Ocean turn the nation red, white and blue...

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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Facebook has your back! Just when we were all quite content in picturing Facebook as an irredeemable, voyeuristic cess pit, (not that it would stop us using it of course) they’ve only gone and revealed themselves as bastions of the revolution!...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Economy

RBS take the caps off for subtle rebrand

OK, so it's a rebrand potentially so minor that few will even notice it, but considering the size of the brand in question we thought it pertinent to mention the transformation about to occur to the Royal Bank of Scotland. The bank, which recently...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Cannes Lions and R/GA start it up!

It was announced yesterday that this year’s Lions Innovation Festival programme will include a unique new Start-up Academy, developed in partnership with pioneering global digital agency R/GA. The academy has been designed to help innovative new...

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Advertising

Publicis make an Epic acquisition

Last week, the Publicis Groupe made yet another acquisition in South Africa in the form of Epic Communications, the country’s leading independent integrated strategic communications agency. The acquisition follows those of BrandsRock (Saatchi &...

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Design

London skyline set to get hammy

I don't know about you, but I for one have always thought that if there was one thing the London skyline needed, it was another building shaped like a foodstuff. Well, it would appear my prayers have been answered, as after a six-year hiatus, the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

PayPal and eBay become separate entities from 2015

eBay announced yesterday that it plans to cease trading eBay and PayPal, the online auction site's electronic payment system, as separate entities, and will be operating them as independent publicly traded companies. The surprise move follows Apple's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Will Coconut Water Beat Coca-Cola?

First, Vita Coco spend £1.5m on their summer advertising campaign to build “maximum visibility” around the brand and drive sales over the summer period. Last month Vita Coco Kids, the children’s variant of the coconut water...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Economy

Creative Direct Marketing Group (CDMG) opens new office

Last week the California-based direct response advertising agency announces expansion by their new office in Nashville, Tennessee. The Creative Direct Marketing Group (CDMG) is a full-service direct response and digital advertising agency with...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

Ogilvy & Mather replace iconic E-Trade baby with Kevin Spacey

Last month it was announced that online brokerage firm 'E-Trade' were retiring their now legendary talking baby commercials, which have been mainstays on American television since they first aired during the Super Bowl commercials back in 2008....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Good Copy, Bad Copy

Website: www.goodcopybadcopy.co.uk Twitter: @goodcopybadcopy Facebook: facebook.com/dorisandbertie When did you start out blogging? According to my archive, October 2006. I can’t believe it’s been that long! How did you choose your blog...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

4 steps to becoming a sustainable brand

The pressure on businesses to become sustainable is on. Global trends such as digitalisation and the climate crisis have led to an increased awareness of social and environmental issues. Legislation is being strengthened on both national and global...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

How to be a better entrepreneur

In the digital age, anyone can become an entrepreneur. Unfortunately, not everyone is a good entrepreneur. While there is no single skill that can turn someone into a more successful entrepreneur overnight, there are some essential skills that you...

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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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