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Economy

Jeremy Corbyn is the most searched political leader online in the UK

Ahead of the UK General Election this Thursday (08/06/17), new online search trends analysis research has reveals that Labour was the most searched for political party by the UK public from April to May 2017. Captify, a Search Intelligence driven...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Identity Crisis: Rebrands of the Week

The Liberal Democrats After a disastrous election (by anyone's estimation) that saw the departure of their figurehead Nick Clegg after he managed to hold on to a paltry 8 seats (down from 57 in 2010), it's not surprising that the Liberal Democrat...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

Election 2015: It's all a game

For young people in 2015, it would appear that there is nothing quite as unsexy as politics. To be completely honest, I can't blame them, as the whole political system has nosedived into a complete farce over the last decade or so. What was once a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The Green Party say "Take That"

Regardless of your political affiliation, you'd be hard pressed to deny that this year's political race has been a bit of a farce thus far. With so many warring (and jarring) personalities vying for public attention in a staggeringly negative media...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Saatchi & Saatchi say “Labour isn't working”

Saatchi & Saatchi has not only announced that they won't be backing the Labour Party for this year's general election, but expect the Conservatives to win. CEO Robert Senior said that, though the agency handled the advertising for Labour's campaign...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Will Designers Dream of Electric Sheep?

I’m baking bread. You should too. It’s fun. Creative. Somehow messy. I personally don’t follow a recipe; it’s a pretty straight-forward process. Below is a standard recipe:(1) Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl. Add the sugar, 1...

Posted by: Andrea Flamini
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Entertainment

Proximity introduce us to the Orgasm Sound Library

A total of 22.5% of Spanish women reportedly never or rarely orgasm during sexual intercourse, although many of them feel under pressure to do so (and, what’s more, in the manner that their male partners expect). This means that 52% fake it...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

Visions in VR: Is the VR boom over before it started?

It would, perhaps, be unfair to say that the VR bubble has burst, because from where I'm sitting, it looks as though the bubble has barely left the niche market that spawned it. Yet, with so many headsets now sat gathering dust in closets and display...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Super Bowl 51: Ad land gets political. Or does it?

The 2017 Super Bowl came and went last night, with the New England Patriots coming back from the brink of defeat to score their fifth Super Bowl title. The real drama, however, appeared to be happening between the plays. Whilst Lady Gaga's half time...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

Shutterstock Staffer takes two-faced portraits of Hollywood's finest

With social media and the mainstream news outlets still falling over themselves to celebrate Meryl Streep's bold and oddly subtle defamation of the incoming US president (he who shall not be names) at the Golden Globes, Hollywood is once again in the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Is 'Stop Funding Hate' a force for good?

In 2016, the lines between many progressive and intolerant ideals are beginning to blur at an unprecedented rate. Consider the marches currently taking place up and down the (somewhat ironically-named at this point) United States right now. These are...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Cheil Hong Kong says chocolate is the cure for everything

There's something wonderfully cheeky about this integrated campaign from Cheil Hong Kong that I can't help but fall head-over-heel for. This is a tongue-in-cheek repositioning effort for the Very Chocolate brand, which prides itself as being made...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Dubai Lynx Live: Bharat Thakrar Interview

Continuing our extensive coverage of the 10th annual Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, Creativepool founder Michael Tomes sat down with Bharat Thakrar, CEO of WPP Scangroup, one of Africa’s leading marketing and communications...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

Be Original This Christmas: Mixing it up with MassiveMusic and Visualise

Our good friends at MassiveMusic have created a rather unique online activation that brings a liberal dose of festive cheer to pretty much any song imaginable (as long as it's available on YouTube). The musical agency's Amsterdam office has launched...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

London's Garden Bridge receives £2 million but still faces set backs

UPDATE Since I reported on the Garden Bridge last week, it appears there has been something of a reversal in its potential fortunes. Public opinion has been mixed from the start, but whilst it appeared the £175 million plan was previosuly certain...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Havas Media Havas Media has promoted Andrew Mason to the role of Head of Client Leadership with immediate effect. As Head of Client Leadership, Mason will oversee the day-to day management of the Havas Media client teams while ensuring quality and...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

The world's ten oddest magazines

You’ve read your Vogue, you’ve read your GQ, even an old copy of Woman's Own you found on the train. But why so predictable, friend? Expand your horizons, take a chance and live on the wild side - because, for all the talk of a crisis in...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

The fourth is strong with this one

It might have been Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK yesterday (be honest, how many of you spent it either nursing the mother of all hangovers or doing the gardening?), and the royal birth might have been the news story with the most traction, but...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Warriors take a stab at rethinking Wikipedia

As part of Icon Magazine's “Rethink” project, the Glasgow-based graphic design and creative agency Warriors Studio were tasked with redesigning something they thought was in dire need of a visual upgrade. So they decided to focus their...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

'Interstellar' - a long movie, but worth the trip?

If we ever had drive-in movies in the UK, they kept it pretty quiet. The whole concept of taking your car into a cinema is very much an American one, and even here it’s dying. In fact, there are only 340 such theatres left in the whole of the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Entertainment

X-Factor's Stevi Ritchie has a lesson for us all. What could it be?

If you're in the habit of staying in and watching ITV on a Saturday and Sunday night, you'll probably be familiar with Stevi Ritchie. If not, then I just need to tell you he's this year's comedy offering on the X-Factor. You know, the one who can't...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Why the news is always bad.

Earlier this year, Jeremy Paxman suggested some editions of Newsnight should simply inform the viewing audience there was nothing much to talk about, before rolling the closing credits. Knowing Paxo, he was probably just being provocative, or even...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Trends

10 Lip Tickling Package Designs

One almost can't imagine a Patagonia fleeced young fella without a moustache to compliment his nomcore styling these days. In fact, stop and take a quick look around your studio or the tube, or wherever you may be right now. How many boys-to-men are...

Posted by: Bluemarlin
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News

Use and abuse. Can we really make the internet a safer place?

Yesterday was 'Internet Safety Day'. Which pretty much proves the pointlessness of things having days dedicated to them. Unless the internet was substantially and provably safer for the entirety of 11th February 2014, or yesterday marked the point...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Tooth well told. Why the Corsodyl campaign is a touch of brilliance.

I tried Corsodyl once. My mum had a bottle in her bathroom cabinet and, as it said it was a mouthwash, I took a liberal swig. It was very much like rinsing with floor polish and Polo mints. But it is a 'medicine' and the worse a medicine tastes, the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Get happy. Is Arianna talking total Huff?

First, a bit of background. The Huffington Post is an online newspaper and it's rather successful. Actually it calls itself a 'news aggregator and blog' - but considering that is less clear than 'online newspaper', we'll stick with the latter. It was...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

In defense of advertising.

When it comes to voicing an opinion, I don't tend towards coyness (regular readers may not be surprised to learn this). For instance, I more than happy to reveal that my political views broadly fall into the left-of-centre, liberal camp . Although,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

A shot in the dark. Is The Guardian wise to open a cafe?

When it comes to digital media The Guardian is certainly adventurous. Indeed, behind those doors at King's Place there's a policy/philosophy called 'digital first' - essentially a prioritisation of the newspaper's online activity, from podcasts to...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advice

How to Beat Bullying at Work

According to a 2010 TUC survey, one third of safety representatives reported bullying at work as a problem. In addition, the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development reports that bullying, harassment and victimisation are ongoing issues in UK...

Posted by: Source LF
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Features

Taxing. What we can learn from the Starbucks fiasco.

by Magnus Shaw. There's only one thing that surprises me about the Starbucks saga, and it isn't their reluctance to pay tax. As large corporations are only really answerable to shareholders, that is to be expected. No, it's the fact they thought...

Posted by: Creativepool

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